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Sickels: Syndergaard and Montero Headline Top 75 Prospects

An article by posted on October 2, 2013 0 Comments
Sickels: Syndergaard and Montero Headline Top 75 Prospects

Highly regarded minor league analyst John Sickels recently released his end of year profile of the Top 75 Prospects in the minor leagues, his third and final prospect list of the 2013 season. John runs the blog Minor League Ball and writes his own yearly prospect book. He is extremely knowledgeable, and I recommend everyone check […]

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Prospect Face-Off: Dustin Lawley vs. Cesar Puello

An article by posted on October 2, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Face-Off: Dustin Lawley vs. Cesar Puello

Welcome to this week’s edition of Prospect Face-Off! Today, we pin two slugging outfield prospects against one another in Dustin Lawley and Cesar Puello. Their seasons took very different routes by the end of 2013. Lawley hit .260/.313/.512 with 25 home runs and 92 RBIs for St. Lucie, earning a late-season promotion to Triple-A Las Vegas. Puello had […]

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Your 2013 Mets MVP: Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
Your 2013 Mets MVP: Daniel Murphy

Yep, Matt Harvey was the biggest positive story of 2013 in Metsland – until he became the worst headline of the season. Sure, David Wright had a nice partial season and played a slick third base besides at age 31 in year one of his mega deal. But your Mets MVP is Daniel Murphy. Yes, […]

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Alderson: Signing Santana Is A Possibility

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Signing Santana Is A Possibility

The latest news out of Sandy’s camp — He mentioned on WFAN that signing Johan Santana is a possibility. Although this could be nothing more than him covering his bases and making sure that all options get explored, he didn’t flat out deny anything. Santana has made his intentions clear — he plans to pitch […]

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Is Vic Black Our Future Closer?

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Is Vic Black Our Future Closer?

There was an interesting piece on FanGraphs a couple days ago about Vic Black — titled “Vic Black, Closer In Waiting?” You can already guess what the subject matter dealt with and it was certainly a good read. They jump-started it with a curious quote from LaTroy Hawkins, who spoke about Black: “Some guys have late life on the ball,” […]

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Mets Minors Week in Review: Smith and Rosario Earn Top Prospect Honors

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 1 Comment
Mets Minors Week in Review: Smith and Rosario Earn Top Prospect Honors

Well, with the Mets wrapping up their regular season schedule with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday at Citi Field, it’s officially the off-season. In the last official week of the season, Wilfredo Tovar made his MLB debut, and immediately made an impact against the Phillies and Cliff Lee. Meanwhile, Baseball America began […]

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Eric Young Jr. Captures NL Stolen Base Crown

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Captures NL Stolen Base Crown

Congratulations to Eric Young Jr. National League Stolen Base Leader for 2013! Eric Young Jr. might have been a man on a mission when he took the field for the Mets in yesterday’s season finale. He led off the game with a base hit and took off — successfully — for second base on the […]

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Video: Terry Collins On 2014, Murphy, Lagares, More…

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Terry Collins On 2014, Murphy, Lagares, More…

Here is the video I shot of Terry Collins, who held his last pre-game presser of the 2013 season a short while ago. “We’ve been talking about 2014 for two years now…talk is pretty much over, it’s time to play.” Terry Collins with high praise of Daniel Murphy, saying the team should model his ability […]

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A Mets Penultimatum

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
A Mets Penultimatum

Phew, the protected pick is safe! That’s some great managing by Terry Collins – now the Mets won’t lose a draft choice when they make the big run on free agents and true major league talent that has always been promised for the historic winter of 2013-14. Scott Atchison, who I still maintain looks great […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “What If” Edition

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “What If” Edition

Warning !!  What you are about to see is an exercise in futility. What if Johan Santana didn’t blow out his surgically repaired shoulder again during Spring Training ? What if Shaun Marcum pitched anywhere near the numbers on the back of his baseball card ? What if Matt Harvey didn’t injure his elbow – […]

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