Sandy Alderson was on WFAN a short time ago. He addressed MANY different aspects of the season and what will happen in the offseason. One quote stood out to me more than any other. Mike Francesa asked “Do you expect to make small upgrades in the OF and C or do you plan on making significant changes at those positions?”. Alderson replied “I expect to make SIGNIFICANT changes to both these areas.” Most fans have been clamoring [...]
Last night, I was pondering more possible deals the Mets could explore this offseason. One that I considered a strong match was Lucas Duda for Matt Joyce. I’ve been a big admirer of Joyce for a while now. I feel that his left-handed power potential is something the Mets could sorely use. He also plays the outfield and would fill a void they covet. The Rays could be open to moving him due to this [...]
Earlier today I was reading a post on MetsBlog about possible trade rumors that we could hear this offseason. In the comments section I noticed a trade idea that Dan Wexler proposed. The trade involved the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The deal would send Justin Upton to Texas and Elvis Andrus to Arizona. Obviously this deal would be broadened to included at least one other player going Arizona’s way should it ever come [...]
Last week I put out Version 1.0 of my MLB Mock Drafts. I had the Mets selecting highs chool outfielder Courtney Hawkins with their first pick, 12th overall. Now, I have Hawkins already gone by the time the Mets pick and instead have the Mets drafting High School SS Gavin Cecchini. Cecchini is considered by many to be one of the top 5 HS bats in the 2012 Draft. Also i’ve read many articles by [...]
As some of you know, aside from writing here at MetsMerized I also write for the blog St. Lucie To Flushing which focuses mainly on Mets Minor League coverage. A good friend of mine Joe DeMayo also writes over at STF. He recently finished the 4th version of his MLB Mock Draft. It’s truly a great piece of work to read if you have the time. He includes a write up for the first 15 [...]
Rapidly approaching is Major League Baseball’s First Year Player Draft. June 4-6 it will all unfold before us. The first round will be televised on MLB Network. Below is my take on how the draft may turn out. 1. Houston Astros – OF Byron Buxton – Appling County HS (GA) 2. Minnesota Twins – RHP Mark Appel – Stanford 3. Seattle Mariners – C Mike Zunino – Florida 4. Baltimore Orioles – RHP Kevin Gausman [...]
The June MLB First Year Player Draft is rapidly approaching. The Mets brain trust will be tasked with filling the organization with more quality talent. According to ESPNNewYork’s Adam Rubin the Mets own 4 pick’s in the top 75 (12,35,71,75). In the coming months many people will speculate who the Mets are targeting at #12. While consensus thought is that they will take offense (an area the Mets minors is currently lacking), anything is possible. The Scouting [...]
Most people under sell what Carlos Beltran accomplished over his career with the New York Mets. When the reality of the situation is you could actually make a case he is the Mets best position player of All-Time. It may not seem like he earned his enormous 7-year 119 million dollar deal, due to long injury stints and the 2006 Game 6 NLCS ending AB some people put too much weight up. But the in [...]
I recently did a Top 20 Mets Prospect List of my own which you can check out at my other site, St. Lucie To Flushing. Not so different then many others you’ve probably read. However I do have one guy higher than most people and that is SS Philip Evans. He was drafted in the 15 round of last years draft. Many teams were scared off by his strong commit to San Diego State. He [...]
Last week during the baseball’s Winter Meeting’s news surfaced that the Mets were guaging interest in Jon Niese. At a time when players like Gio Gonzalez are being heavily sought after in a weak LHP market, Niese could prove valuable. One of the teams believed to be interested is the Toronto Blue Jays. And why wouldn’t they be? They’ve got ton’s of competition in a strong AL East. A LHP like Niese to fit behind [...]
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