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Sickels’ Features Five Mets In Top 150 Prospects

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Sickels’ Features Five Mets In Top 150 Prospects

Here is a list of Top 150 Prospects for 2013 by Minor League Ball’s John Sickels. Sickels explains that the rankings presents a balance between long-term upside and present ability, and that he tends to favor players who are closer to the majors than those who are far away. “My background is sabermetric, but my […]

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A Little Mets In The Tropics

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
A Little Mets In The Tropics

I spent last week on Lanai, a beautiful and remote Hawaiian Island. Sports, for the most part, was far from my mind. To say that is a rarity for me, is a major understatement. Still weeks from Opening Day, I considered it an opportunity to relax before the frenzy of another baseball season began. Wearing […]

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2013 Mets Front Office and Organizational Moves & Promotions

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Front Office and Organizational Moves & Promotions

The Daily News summarized what was a series of Mets organizational moves and promotions that took place during the offseason. Most of these moves flew under the radar, but are certainly worth noting. Many of these moves were made without much fanfare or official announcement, but they are in fact completed. Two and a half […]

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Featured Post: A Banner Day For Me And My Mets!

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: A Banner Day For Me And My Mets!

So, my kids surprised me last night with a really early Mother’s Day gift – tickets to Banner Day! After ESPN’s decision to schedule the original May 26th date for Sunday Night Baseball, the Mets held a fan vote to allow fans to choose when Banner Day should be held and ended up moving the […]

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Will Ike Davis Be Seeing Stars In 2013?

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Will Ike Davis Be Seeing Stars In 2013?

Is there a chance that we could see two Mets all-stars this summer at Citi Field? The more I think about it, the more I am beginning to believe that David Wright might not be the only Mets player in the Midsummer Classic. If Ike Davis can start out this season as he ended last […]

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Wright Discusses His Relationship With ACES

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Discusses His Relationship With ACES

Some of you may think of this as an odd post from me as I usually post about the minor leagues or the draft. But I came across this on MLB Trade Rumors and thought it was different and interesting. B.J. Rains is doing a series about why some MLB players chose the agents that they […]

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Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

During an interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa, Terry Collins said that Jon Niese would get the Opening Day start if Johan Santana is not ready. The manager still believes Santana has a chance to make the start, “It’s not doubtful,” Collins said. “If he’s not ready for Game 1, I think he’ll be ready […]

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Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Blocking Home Plate and Travis D’Arnaud

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Blocking Home Plate and Travis D’Arnaud

Updated by Joe D. on 2/28 Interestingly enough, the topic of Travis D’Arnaud blocking the plate came up last night during our conference call with Sandy Alderson. Matthew Artus broached the subject with Sandy and asked him to elaborate on his feelings about catchers blocking the plate and if D’Arnaud’s injury history played a factor […]

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Spring Shorts: Montero, D’Arnaud To Start Tonight, Wright Leaving For WBC

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Shorts: Montero, D’Arnaud To Start Tonight, Wright Leaving For WBC

With Grapefruit League action now in full swing, here are some news and notes from around Mets Spring Training camp. Tonight, Rafael Montero will make his first start and will face off against the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg, who pitches against the Mets for the second time in the last six days. Montero, who has opened […]

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Sickels Really Likes Mets Righthander Noah Syndergaard

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Sickels Really Likes Mets Righthander Noah Syndergaard

Prospect maven John Sickels really loves righthander Noah Syndergaard, who he ranked #12 on his Top 50 Pitching Prospects list inside his 2013 Baseball Prospect Book.  He shared what he wrote about Syndergaard on his site Minor League Ball this morning: Noah Syndergaard is one of my very favorite prospects. A supplemental first round pick in 2010 […]

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