Archive for January, 2014

Five Mets Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects – A Nimmo Sighting!

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Five Mets Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects – A Nimmo Sighting!

Only two days after naming the Mets as the 6th best Minor League system, ESPN’s Keith Law unveils his 2014 Top 100 Prospects and lo and behold – five Mets… What separates this Top 100 from others we’ve seen so far, is the Nimmo sighting. At the same time, there’s no mention of Wilmer Flores. […]

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As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

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As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

Paul Hagen shared on MLB.com, that Major League Baseball has approved padded caps for pitchers. This will be optional for pitchers but will give them an opportunity to decide if wearing the cap will be enough protection from dangerous line drives to the head. The new caps will be manufactured by isoBLOX. The company explains […]

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Previewing Mets Opening Day Starter Candidates

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Previewing Mets Opening Day Starter Candidates

With our injured ace Matt Harvey on the sidelines for imaginably all of 2014 (although Harvey eyes a September return), there is still an argument to be made as to who should be the Mets Opening Day starter. The hurlers that have a shot at standing on the mound on March 31st, 2014 (Mets Opening Day) […]

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Mets Prospects of the Early Years: Cleon Jones, LF

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Mets Prospects of the Early Years: Cleon Jones, LF

Cleon Jones played both football and baseball at Alabama A&M when the Mets signed him in the summer of 1962 to report the following year. Unlike Kranepool and Swoboda, Jones was not a big-money bonus player who was touted as a surefire big leaguer from the day he signed, but in his first year in […]

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Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Sign Stephen Drew

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Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Sign Stephen Drew

Anthony DiComo is reporting that in a telephone interview Tuesday evening, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated that his team is “unlikely” to sign Stephen Drew, despite the shortstop’s perceived lack of suitors on the free-agent market. “We haven’t ruled it out, but I think doing anything is unlikely,” Alderson said. “I think that Stephen will always have […]

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It’s Make Or Break Time For Ike Davis

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It’s Make Or Break Time For Ike Davis

David Schoenfield of ESPN.com included Ike Davis among the five players he says are entering their make or break seasons in 2014. He writes: Davis got off to a horrible start and was hitting .161 in June when he was demoted to the minors. He straightened out his mechanics in Triple-A and hit .267/.429/.443 the rest of the […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should Mets Pursue Aledmys Diaz?

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should Mets Pursue Aledmys Diaz?

We’ve received a dozen emails lately asking about Cuban shortstop Aledyms Diaz who will soon be eligible to sign with any MLB team. After falsifying his age, Diaz had been prevented from signing with any team, but his punishment is up Feb. 19. There has been plenty of interest in him and he’s considered one of […]

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Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

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Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN (Insider Only) ranked the Houston Astros as having the top minor league system in baseball. But the Mets actually received a solid ranking as well coming in as the sixth best system. 6. New York Mets  The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a […]

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Mets Interested in Cuban Catching Prospect

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Mets Interested in Cuban Catching Prospect

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the Mets are one of a few teams who have expressed interest in 28-year old Cuban catching prospect Yenier Bello. Sanchez shares that Bello is expected to sign before the start of Spring Training. Bello, hit .274 with 13 home runs in Cuba’s La Serie Nacional, the country’s top amateur league, in 2011. […]

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Around the Diamond: The Straw That Stirred Right Field

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Around the Diamond: The Straw That Stirred Right Field

No other position has seen more turnover at the starting spot for the Mets than Right Field. In 52 seasons, they have seen 33 different players who would be classified as the “primary” player at the position. Darryl Strawberry was the man for eight of those seasons. The other 44 seasons saw 32 different players. […]

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