Archive for January, 2014

Episode 2014: A New Hope

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Episode 2014: A New Hope

Simply because I’m a geek – I’ll let my inner Star Wars express my feelings about the team’s outlook from one year ago compared to today… A long time ago at a Citi Field far, far away… 2013: I’ve got a very bad feeling about this. I find your lack of faith disturbing. Who’s the […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 12 Jacob deGrom, RHP

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 12 Jacob deGrom, RHP

12. Jacob deGrom Height: 6’4” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 25 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Jacob deGrom, drafted in the 9th round of the 2010 draft out of Stetson University, is already 25 years old. That does not mean he cannot be considered a true prospect, however. He played shortstop in college so it probably took him longer […]

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Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

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Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

Cory Vaughn: he possesses the deadly combination of speed, power, and a smile that can light up a room. He is always interacting and having fun with fans via outlets like Twitter. Vaughn, the Mets’ fourth round pick in the 2010 draft, seemed destined to be one of the future faces of the Mets. Growing […]

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Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 16 Comments
Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

Back in November, I wrote a piece here on MMO entitled Montero is Better Than People Think. You can read that post in its entirety below, but it’s nice to see that Montero is starting to get the kind of recognition he deserves. Montero was recently ranked on MLB’s Top 100 prospect list at No. 85. […]

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Johan Santana: Any Chance He’ll Return To Mets Is Now Over

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Johan Santana: Any Chance He’ll Return To Mets Is Now Over

The future of Johan Santana returning with the Mets was a question many people had after the 2013 season ended. Two weeks ago, there was still a better-than-none chance of Santana signing a minor league deal with the Mets. However, this past week put a huge dent in the chances of Johan re-signing with the team he […]

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Lewin-Gate: Much Ado About Nothing

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Lewin-Gate: Much Ado About Nothing

Who is Josh Lewin and why is his name suffocating my Twitter timeline? Of course I’m kidding, I know that Josh Lewin is that legendary Mets announcer who has entertained the Flushing faithful for decades with that warm and folksy voice that makes one seriously consider turning off the TV and opt for the radio […]

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Around the Diamond: Center Field

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 21 Comments
Around the Diamond: Center Field

In the Mets’ 52 seasons, there have been 26 different Center Fielders who could be classified as the “primary” player in any given season. As we continue this series, who were the ten Mets who have played the most games at each position, we now look at center field. (seasons as the primary in parenthesis) […]

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Thor, D’Arnaud, Flores Crack Baseball Prospectus Top 101

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Thor, D’Arnaud, Flores Crack Baseball Prospectus Top 101

Baseball Prospectus released their 2014 Top 101 Prospect list today and three Mets were featured. The fact that three Mets prospects made the list doesn’t come as a surprise, but the third name may raise some eyebrows. Let’s take a look at the players rankings: #11 Noah Syndergaard This one comes at no surprise. The big right-hander known to […]

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Familia Can Become A Powerful Weapon In Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Can Become A Powerful Weapon In Mets Bullpen

We’ve waxed poetic on MMO about how we believe Jeurys Familia can develop into a powerful weapon in the Mets bullpen beginning as soon as this season. The hard-throwing righty has just completed a dominating performance in Winter Ball that had more than one scout raving about his 100+ MPH fastball. Today, Bernie Pleskoff of […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.13 Dilson Herrera, 2B

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.13 Dilson Herrera, 2B

13. Dilson Herrera Height: 5’10” Weight: 150 lbs. Age: 19 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Dilson Herrera was acquired as the main piece that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s a small kid but don’t let that fool you. Herrera has what Keith Law describes as 15-20 homer power at his peak. That […]

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