Baseball America has begun to release their top prospects lists by league. Yesterday, they unveiled their Top 20 Prospects for the Florida State League. You can read the complete list here. The Class-A St. Lucie Mets had three players make the grade; SP Jenrry Mejia at #7, 1B Ike Davis at #9, and CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis at #13. Incidentally, all three had been promoted to Binghamton at some point this season, so you may see one or two […]
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one might be worth a million where the 2009 Mets concerned. “This should motivate everybody because this season wasn’t fun at all. To just be playing for the sake of playing, this isn’t something that I want to do again and this isn’t something that we should get used to, because I don’t plan on doing it again.” - David Wright
According to Buster Olney of ESPN, Bobby Valentine is talking to the Florida Marlins about a potential spot as their manager. He writes, At a time when Bobby Valentine has begun the process of talking with teams about a possible return as a manager in Major League Baseball, sources said he is in communication with the Florida Marlins about a possible position with that team — less than eight months after Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez […]
Only moments ago, Jerry Manuel spoke to reporters before the game according to MetsBlog. Matt writes, Jerry Manuel told reporters Jose Reyes felt discomfort while running yesterday, and will be re-examined today. Manuel believes the team and Reyes will make a decision regarding surgery as soon as tomorrow, though a team spokesman quickly dismissed that any such timetable exists. I just can’t think of any other team handling one of their core players with as much dysfunction […]
Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBTR looked at some of the least successful signings of the off season last year. And there’s a good chance that Oliver Perez was the worst of them all. Here are the other candidates. Oliver Perez – $36MM over three years – He allowed 51 runs in 66 innings for an ugly 6.82 ERA. Knee injuries shortened his season, but he still managed to walk 58 batters, almost one per frame. Milton […]
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that reliever Octavio Dotel would like to play for the Mets (or the Yankees) again. Hmm… Why does it seem like every pending free agent past his prime or unemployed player wants to play for the Mets? Anyway, the 35-year-old reliever says that the Mets are his first choice, and that’s all fine and dandy, but Dotel probably won’t be the Mets first choice. The White Sox have told Octavio Dotel that he’s […]
2009 STERLING AWARD WINNERS STERLING ORGANIZATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: IKE DAVIS (1B) Obtained: Mets’ first round pick in 2008 Signing Scout: Mike Brown Davis combined to hit .298 (128-429) with 58 runs scored, 31 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 71 RBI in 114 games between St. Lucie and Binghamton. He finished the year with a .381 on-base percentage and .524 slugging percentage. Davis, 22, was selected to Team USA’s roster for the […]
According to a report by Adam Rubin in the Daily News, Mets lefty reliever Pedro Feliciano is looking for a multi-year deal this off season as he enters his final season with the Mets. Rubin writes, Feliciano, 33, is arbitration-eligible and under the Mets’ control for the 2010 season. After that, he will be eligible for free agency. But both Mets officials and Feliciano expect to speak about a multi-year deal this winter. Either way, […]
Last week, the Binghamton Mets announced their award winners for the 2009 season. In a short post-game ceremony, former B-Met Josh Thole, Pitcher, Roy Merritt and Shortstop, Ruben Tejada were recognized for personal accomplishments both on and off the field. Here are the the capsules from the team’s website. Most Inspirational Player: SS Ruben Tejada In just his third season as a member of the Mets farm system, this player has wowed his coaches, teammates […]
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