Ike Davis spoke with reporters this morning about his suspected valley fever diagnosis. Here’s a quick summary: The specialist still thinks he has valley fever despite blood test being negative. Except in the most extreme cases, valley fever is not debilitating. Ike Davis says he feels great and does not have any symptoms of the disease which he could have contracted as long as a year ago. The doctors told him he could play and to avoid getting [...]
Earlier in the off-season Ted Berg did the work to show the Mets are capable of winning 94 games if everything possible broke right. However, that never happens. I decided I wanted to take a more realistic approach to the statistics and look at what level of performance we can expect from the Mets in 2012 based on Pythagorean record. I decided to use six different projection systems to come up with this total. The [...]
I meant for this to go up on Monday until I realized this was the week every professor decides to throw a test at you. If you guys like the idea I’ll try to have the next one up on Monday. I plan to rotate the second tier guys mentioned each week, so next week I’ll include someone like Kyle Hansen from St. Johns while making other adjustments to improve the quality and content. Mark [...]
Andrew Keh wrote a great piece the other day about Kirk Nieuwenhuis‘s window with the Mets organization. He talks about the veteran stop gaps blocking Nieuwenhuis at the moment and other prospects, such as Matt Den Dekker and Brandon Nimmo, who will be right on his tail. Personally I think very highly of Nieuwenhuis and have him rated as the Mets No. 6 prospect. I’ve said numerous times I feel if he had not gotten [...]
With the Mets making the very necessary adjustments to Citi Field this offseason, Jason Bay is one of the guys the Mets feel will greatly benefit and just maybe he will become the player the Mets hoped to get two offseasons ago. Jason certainly thinks so and for a guy who has had two miserable seasons as a Met, he carries a lot of confidence into year three of the four year, $66 million dollar [...]
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets were “unimpressed” with Scott Kazmir’s showcase yesterday and that a reunion with Kazmir is “unlikely.” Last week, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney, reported the Mets are one of six teams that Scott Kazmir is considering signing with and that he could make a decision in the next few days. Sandy Alderson confirmed that and said via Twitter that the team would be scouting one of his workouts. Original Post 2/20: Scott [...]
Baseball America finally released its top 100 prospect list today and it featured Zack Wheeler coming in at No. 35 and Matt Harvey at No. 54. Brando Nimmo and Jeurys Familia was left off of the list. 35 Zack Wheeler rhp, Mets Age: 21. ETA: 2013. Will have to pay Paul DePodesta to dress up like Dick Tidrow now that he’s a Met. 54 Matt Harvey rhp, Mets Age: 23. ETA: 2012. He has the stuff to outperform recent Tar [...]
If scouts didn’t already think their job was hard enough, thanks to the new CBA it just got harder and the days of snagging prospects like Phillip Evans in the 15th round are coming to an end. The new rules assign teams with a “bonus pool” that they are allowed to use on their draft picks. Should they exceed that pool by up to 5% then they have to pay a 75% tax on the [...]
With the college baseball season kicking off last night what better time to make my first mock draft than right now? With the volatility with baseball prospects I wouldn’t be surprised if 90% of these projections turn out to be wrong and that a small portion of them will fall out of the first round conversation by the time draft day comes around. Nonetheless, it is a good way to get a ‘names to watch’ as the college and high [...]
There were some complaints about the method I used to grade the 2005 draft so I am going to try and make some adjustments with this version. I am going to do everything I did last time, but in addition to those strategies I am going to take an individual look at the Mets picks in the top 10 rounds. Although I personally detest when this is done, I will also include some good player the [...]
In this video by the Sun Sentinal, Jose Reyes talks to reporters about David Wright as well as the contract situation with the Mets. Towards the end of the interview Jose goes on to say, “Hopefully they [the Mets] win a lot of games”. After reading some of the comments in Joe’s post, I figured I would post this little quote by Jose so I could add in my two cents on the whole situation. Right [...]
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