Updated by Joe D. You can deny it all you want, jump up and down, throw a tantrum, or just ignore the facts – the choice is yours. But when you look at the evidence, there is no denying that David Wright has practically mirrored Derek Jeter in terms of overall production and value to the team during the regular season. In fact, Wright outproduced Jeter over a broad array of offensive and defensive measures. [...]
On Friday, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post wrote of high praise for Travis d’Arnaud coming from some of his former coaches. D’Arnaud is a former farmhand of the Philadelphia Phillies who originally drafted him. He was the center piece in the deal that sent Roy Halladay from Toronto to the Phillies, and his stature as an elite catching prospect is widely known around baseball. During his time with the Phillies, d’Arnaud was given high praise for [...]
As of Saturday, all Mets players are supposed to be in camp, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. The three players who have yet to report are Jenrry Mejia (visa issues), Jordany Valdespin, and infielder Wilfredo Tovar. Here are some other Mets notes from Spring Training. Marlon Byrd arrived at camp on Friday, and according to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets manager Terry Collins believes he can win the starting right field job outright. “If you’re [...]
With Tuesday’s news that Frank Francisco was being shut down due to elbow inflammation, and Parnell was in line to be the Mets new closer, I began to think about some other possible closer options. Mets fans know Jeurys Familia from being ranked on the teams list of top prospects for the past few seasons. The Dominican Republic native started last season at Triple-A as a starting pitcher, but finished in the Majors as a reliever. This season Sandy [...]
Yesterday, after his press conference from the Mets Spring Training Complex, Mets manager Terry Collins was a guest of Mike Francesa on the YES Network. Collins discussed Johan Santana and his starting rotation, Bobby Parnell, and a host of other Mets topics. Before that, Collins addressed the media and the following is a summary of what was covered including the bullpen, the outfield, which prospects might make the team out of camp. Here is a [...]
Excited about the which prospects we’ll be making their major league debuts this season for the Mets? Here are ten players we believe will answer the call to duty at Citi Field in 2013. 1. Zack Wheeler: The 6’4 Georgia native may be the most anticipated Mets pitcher to debut since Doc Gooden. He will slot into the back-end of the rotation after his promotion, but has the ability and potential to be the best [...]
On Wednesday I was driving home and was listening to Matt Holliday who was a guest on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio, with Casey Stern and Jim Boweden. Holliday was discussing the issue of PED use in baseball, and gave his thoughts about increasing the penalties for players who are caught using. Here were Holliday’s suggestion. First positive test:162 game suspension (one full season), without pay. Second positive test: Suspended indefinitely, lifetime goes into effect. Give players the ability [...]
Sandy Alderson has not made a Major League Signing in over a year. The Mets are currently the only team in baseball to have not signed a player to a Major League contract this offseason. With that said, can you guess who the last player to ink a Major League deal with the Mets was? It was Ronny Cedeno… I’ll give you a second to gather yourself. So far this offseason, Alderson has made what [...]
Yesterday, I was reminded about a feature I started after last season ended, entitled “The Keepers”. It’s just a few posts intended to highlight some of the bright up and coming players we have in our system. Enjoy! After spending just over a season and a half in the minors, and dominating at each level along the way, Mets prospect Matt Harvey got his chance and had a very impressive performance to begin his Major [...]
The Mets have announced the signing of Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal. The 27-year old left-hander pitched to a 4.56 ERA with 4.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 16 starts and six relief appearances for Toronto last season. He also spent time pitching in Triple-A Las Vegas, which is where the Mets’ Triple-A team will call home in 2013. Laffey posted a 4.52 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in eleven starts while pitching in [...]
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