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Prospect Spotlight: Xorge Carrillo, C

An article by posted on 24/12/2013 12 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Xorge Carrillo, C

Former Binghamton Mets catcher Xorge Carrillo has turned up the heat in winter ball, batting .350/.373/.550 with two home runs and 11 RBI in his last ten games. With this recent flurry, Carrillo has improved his Mexican League average to .291 with a .355 on-base, three home runs and 25 RBI in 165 at-bats. Xorge Carrillo, C DOB: […]

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OK, So What Exactly Is The Real Plan Again?

An article by posted on 23/12/2013 0 Comments
OK, So What Exactly Is The Real Plan Again?

Oscar Wilde, who would have loved modern baseball for all its hubris and wonderful folly, is quoted as having said, “One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead”. On this rather uneventful Monday, with the new year, 2014, just around the corner, an analogous baseball corollary to the Wilde quote comes […]

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Featured Post: An In-Depth Look at Potential Trade Targets for SS

An article by posted on 20/12/2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: An In-Depth Look at Potential Trade Targets for SS

It’s no secret that shortstop was the worst position for the Mets during the 2013 season.  Ruben Tejada fell out of favor early by showing up to camp out of shape resulting in a very disappointing season both defensively and offensively.  In 57 games, Tejada produced a slash line of .202/.259/.260 and eventually broke his […]

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MMO Mailbag: Does D’Arnaud Have Enough Power To Justify A Move To First Base?

An article by posted on 18/12/2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Does D’Arnaud Have Enough Power To Justify A Move To First Base?

NickCant12 asks… Let’s be honest, there is major concern with Travis d’Arnaud‘s ability to stay healthy, and although his defense isn’t necessarily a concern, it’s not a strength either. With high praise from the Mets brain trust for catching prospect Kevin Plawecki, does TDA have enough pop in his bat to justify a switch to […]

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First Rounder Dominic Smith More Advanced Than Expected

An article by posted on 17/12/2013 0 Comments
First Rounder Dominic Smith More Advanced Than Expected

The analysts over at Fangraphs compiled their 2014 Top 10 Prospects in the Mets farm system. They took a good look at each player listed and included an in-depth individual assessment of their choices. They ranked the prospects in order: #10 — Wilmer Flores (3B) #9 — Gavin Cecchini (SS) #8 — Steven Matz (P) #7 — Jacob deGrom (P) #6 — Kevin Plawecki (C) #5 […]

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Mets Should Check In On Rangers’ Elvis Andrus

An article by posted on 17/12/2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Check In On Rangers’ Elvis Andrus

Live update from Citi Field: Sandy Alderson said this afternoon, that two or three teams are potential trade partners for a shortstop, but it’s becoming more and more likely every day that the position may go to Ruben Tejada. We’ve improved the team at other positions,” Alderson explained. “So, giving Ruben a chance to reestablish himself […]

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Signing Bartolo Colon is a Better Move Than You Think

An article by posted on 17/12/2013 0 Comments
Signing Bartolo Colon is a Better Move Than You Think

We want to Welcome Pete to MetsMerized. If you like what you read, you can follow him on twitter: @panselmo93 Enjoy his debut post… No matter how much some fans despise the front office (ownership in particular), you absolutely have to give them some credit for digging into their pockets, gritting their teeth, and giving […]

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Featured Post: The Old Fan And The Sea

An article by posted on 16/12/2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Old Fan And The Sea

(with special thanks to Ernest Hemingway) He was an old fan who after many years of following the Mets suddenly found himself adrift at sea after a terrible storm. At first, the old Mets fan was not worried about being rescued, but as the days went by he began to doubt whether anyone would ever […]

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2013 New York Mets: The Uniforms

An article by posted on 16/12/2013 1 Comment
2013 New York Mets: The Uniforms

So while I was sitting at wor… um somewhere, it dawned on me that we are now past the halfway point of the offseason. I was thinking about something interesting to write about.  Seems as though the rest of the staff here at MMO has all the Mets news and rumors covered, so I decided […]

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Mets Would Be Smart To Avoid Stephen Drew

An article by posted on 15/12/2013 0 Comments
Mets Would Be Smart To Avoid Stephen Drew

As the Mets continue to try and address the shortstop position, they reportedly still have interest in signing former Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew. The Red Sox remain interested as well. Drew, who was a key to the Red Sox title run with his stellar defense, batted .253 this past season with 12 home runs […]

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