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ESPN Releases Their Future Power Rankings

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN Releases Their Future Power Rankings

ESPN released their annual Future Power Rankings (Insider only) today. The panel consisted of Buster Olney, Keith Law and Jim Bowden. Each team is ranked in five categories- Majors (MLB talent), Minors (MiLB talent and depth), Finance, Management, and Mobility (“Do they have a lot of young, cheap players or old immovable guys.”) Once they’ve ranked […]

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While The Cardinals Build, the Mets ‘Rebuild’

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
While The Cardinals Build, the Mets ‘Rebuild’

For most of 2013, whether directly or through carefully planted ‘leaks’, the GM of the Mets let it be known that he, and the organization, were not happy with Ruben Tejada. His weight was an issue, his conditioning questioned. His desire, his effort, his heart, his character were all called into question. All that was […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cardinals at 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cardinals at 1:05 PM

Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop today when the Mets take on the Cardinals in Jupiter, FL. The game will start at 1:05 PM ET and will be aired on MLB Network. It will be his first start at the position since 2011. Sandy Alderson and co. will certainly be watching, especially with reports of […]

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Wheeler On Harvey Comparisons: “We’re different.”

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler On Harvey Comparisons: “We’re different.”

Mets ace Matt Harvey captured the attention of the entire baseball world last season. He was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball until he suffered a UCL tear that will most likely sideline him for the entire 2014 season. Zack Wheeler hopes to pick up where Harvey left off on the mound. However, he wants everyone to know […]

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2014 Mets Projections: Catchers

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Projections: Catchers

I will be presenting a series of posts projecting the Mets’ 2014 statistical seasons by Catchers, Infielders, Outfielders, Starting Pitchers and Relievers. For the purpose of my analysis, I’ll be sticking to players who will likely comprise the Mets Opening Day Roster. TRAVIS D’ARNAUD, C The No. 1 prospect behind the dish, Travis d’Arnaud, will finally […]

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Matt Harvey Says “Harvey Day” Will Happen Again This Season

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Says “Harvey Day” Will Happen Again This Season

Matt Harvey continues to insist that he will pitch season for the Mets. He told followers on Twitter that “Harvey Day will happen in 2014.” Harvey has been making rapid progress since undergoing Tommy John surgery last September on his right elbow. He has already thrown on consecutive days and has told team officials and reporters that he feels great. […]

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Mets May Have Unearthed Another Gem In Molina

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets May Have Unearthed Another Gem In Molina

Amazin’ Avenue’s Chris McShane spoke at length with Mets Vice President of Player Development, Paul DePodesta. DePodesta touched on many players while addressing the state of the farm system, but one name of particular interest to me was righthander Marcos Molina. Molina, who turns just 19 today, has caught the attention of scouts and writers alike after […]

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Niese Tosses Two Innings In Return To Mound

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Tosses Two Innings In Return To Mound

Jon Niese made his return to the mound today after an injury scare. The 27-year old Niese threw 35 pitches across two innings. He would struggle in the first, allowing four straight hits, but would set down the side in order in the second frame.  Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was there to hear the southpaw’s […]

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DePodesta Is Bullish On Nimmo

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
DePodesta Is Bullish On Nimmo

Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ vice president of player development and amateur scouting, recently spoke with Chris McShane at Amazin’ Avenue on the status of the team’s farm system and player development. One subject of their discussion was Brandon Nimmo, the Mets first-round draft pick from the 2011 amateur players draft. Nimmo did well this year pulling in […]

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For Valverde, It’s His First Spring Training… Again

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
For Valverde, It’s His First Spring Training… Again

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke with Mets bullpen hopeful Jose Valverde recently about his opportunity to stick with the Mets. Valverde, an 11-year veteran and two time NL saves leader had some interesting things to say about his approach when it comes to making the team. “For me, every year I try to compete like a […]

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