The NY Daily News reports that MLB plans to outlaw home plate collisions by 2015 because of a growing concern of concussions. The move will first be voted on by the owners and then will need to be approved by the Players Association. The Daily News reports that Sandy Alderson, who is also the chairman of the rules committee, made the announcement yesterday at the Winter Meetings in Orlando: “Ultimately what we want to do is […]
The Mets signed Cory Vaughn in the 4th Round of the 2010 June Amateur Draft from San Diego State University. In 2007, he was initially drafted out of high school in the 43rd Round by the Philadelphia Phillies, but chose to attend college instead. At San Diego State, he played for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who has also been a big influence in his life, “Tony Gwynn helped me a lot, and to be […]
As noted yesterday by the NY Daily News, Andy Martino shares that the Mets will be present at the upcoming showcase for 23 year old Cuban defector Erisbel Arrubarruena who plays shortstop and we all know that at this point the Mets could use a good shortstop to man the left side of the infield. Baseball America’s Ben Badler reported last month on Arruebarruena’s and shared a scouting report on the defensive wizard: At 6 feet, 195 pounds, Arruebarruena has clean […]
Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Evan Chambers passed away in his sleep this past weekend as noted in a statement by Pirates GM Neal Huntington. The Pirates signed Chambers after selecting him in the 3rd round of the 2009 June Amateur draft from Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL.). He played in 5 seasons within the Pirates farm system, but he missed most of 2013 with a broken foot. Chambers was remembered around baseball, as well from some of […]
Wally Backman will remain with the Mets organization according to what two sources told Andy Martino of the Daily News. With the Mets offering Terry Collins a contract extension, it became apparent that Backman would not be offered the job. At first it was not sure that he would return to the organization, but there was speculation that he might. Players that I have spoken with have held Backman in high regard and that he is a great […]
As reported by the Star Banner, Ted Beck writes that Mets scouts and coaches recently conducted a private workout for standout lefthanded first baseman, Dash Winningham, who hit .429, with 11 home runs and 36 RBI’s last season while playing for Athletic Director/Coach Tommy Bond at Trinity Catholic. Winningham, who led Trinity to the Final Four, has signed on to play with Florida Gulf Coast University. The school is most recently recognized as the home of Dunk City, […]
Here are the updated stats for Mets players and prospects currently playing in the various Winter Baseball Leagues. All stats are updated through games of 11/29/2013 Dominican Winter League Juan Lagares - OF 2013 Winter League - 25 games; (36 for 101), .356/.391/.436, 14 R, 5 Doubles, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 5 SB Jordany Valdespin - OF 2013 Winter League - 28 games; (16 for 84), .190/.346/.345, 2 Double, 1 Triple, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 16 BB […]
Last week, the Mets the added left-hander Steven Matz and right-handers Jeff Walters, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel to the 40 Man Roster, protecting those players from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Since then, Goeddel has spawned more than a dozen emails to MMO as Mets fans were curious to know more about this talented pitching prospect who the Mets feared would be swiped up in a heartbeat if left unprotected. Erik […]
There was an interesting post today by Adam Rubin, where he writes that free-agent reliever David Aardsma shared his displeasure with players that cheat the game, come back from suspension, and are rewarded with huge contracts. He doesn’t name any player by name, but most recently Jhonny Peralta signed with the Cardinals for 4 years, $52 million contract, so anyone can assume that maybe he is referring to that contract. But I have to agree with Aardsma, […]
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