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Pirates Keeping Tabs On Ike Davis During Mets Camp

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Pirates Keeping Tabs On Ike Davis During Mets Camp

Jason Starks of ESPN.com writes that the Pirates continue to monitor Ike Davis‘ status in Mets camp. The Pirates are looking to find a left handed hitting platoon to partner with  Gaby Sanchez at first base. Stark shares that when Morales and/or Nelson Cruz sign, it could result in players such as Justin Smoak or Mitch Moreland becoming available. Pirates GM Neal Huntington said […]

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Flores Seems Bound For Triple-A Start

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Flores Seems Bound For Triple-A Start

Terry Collins strongly hinted that Wilmer Flores seems destined for a Triple-A start unless he can work his way into an infield position, reports ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Something that doesn’t seem likely. “I think with what we have on the infield — you know what? — if he’s not going to get a lot of […]

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Collins Reminds Nieuwenhuis He’s Not Forgotten

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Reminds Nieuwenhuis He’s Not Forgotten

Terry Collins has recently made a point to tell Kirk Nieuwenhuis that, despite the additions of Curtis Granderson, Eric Young Jr. and Chris Young since the middle of last season and the impressive play by Juan Lagares, he is not an afterthought, according to Adam Rubin. Nieuwenhuis hit .189/.278/.337 with 18 hits, 14 RBI’s and […]

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Wilmer Flores Says He Can Play Shortstop

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Says He Can Play Shortstop

ESPN’s Adam Rubin writes that Wilmer Flores has not played shortstop in the Mets organization since 2011, when a lack of first-step quickness prompted the organization to shift him to other infield spots. Rubin also shares that Terry Collins has suggested he will revisit at least dabbling with Flores at shortstop during spring training. And Flores, who arrived […]

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Baseball Prospectus Releases A Surprising Mets Top Ten Prospect List

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Releases A Surprising Mets Top Ten Prospect List

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus released their Top 10 Mets Prospects this morning, which included a couple of interesting surprises. RHP Noah Syndergaard C Travis d’Arnaud 3B Wilmer Flores RHP Rafael Montero SS Amed Rosario 1B Dominic Smith OF Cesar Puello C Kevin Plawecki CF Brandon Nimmo RHP Marcos Molina Marcos Molina jumps right out as he’s one player I’ve yet to see on any Mets […]

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Time Now For Balls and Bats, Not Brickbats

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Time Now For Balls and Bats, Not Brickbats

After experiencing my first offseason following a site such as MMO, I have arrived at the belief that what is said in the offseason, should stay in the offseason. Especially now, days before spring training begins in earnest for the 2014 New York Mets. When Joe D. gave me an opportunity to write a few […]

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Callis Ranks Mets Prospect Trio 8th Overall

An article by posted on February 16, 2014 0 Comments
Callis Ranks Mets Prospect Trio 8th Overall

Respected MLB reporter Jim Callis put together a list of the Top 15 Prospect Trios in any farm system. The Mets grouping of Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud and Rafael Montero ranked 8th overall. Topping the list are Twin’s prospects Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Alex Meyer. Here’s what he had to say about baseball’s best prospect trio: Though Buxton rated as the top prospect in the […]

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Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

There are many players that have a lot to prove in 2014. Let’s break it down between our position players and pitchers.  Position Players Ruben Tejada needs to prove he is a major league shortstop.  Daniel Murphy needs to prove he can improve defensively, while maintaining his offensive prowess.  Ike Davis needs to prove that […]

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Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

This fast-dwindling off-season was supposed to be the door to the Promised Land for Mets fans in the Alderson Era. This was the time, we were told, when all the bad old contracts would be off the books, when the Mets would be major players in the free agent market, when talent would matter more […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: The “Goodbye, Jim Fregosi” Edition

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: The “Goodbye, Jim Fregosi” Edition

Early this morning Jim Fregosi, a six time All Star infielder who went on to have a long and successful managerial career died at the age of 71 after suffering a series of strokes. As a member of the California Angels, Fregosi was one of the better shortstops  in the American League during the 1960′s […]

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Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

While the Mets plethora of pitching prospects often receives the most attention, they have some talented offensive players in the minors as well. In an excellent article for the New York Post, Fred Kerber spoke with Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki– two young hitters about to enter their first big league camp. Nimmo, the 13th pick in the 2011 […]

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