Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut. His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last […]
Jeffrey Bellone is a diehard Mets fan who lives in Connecticut with his beautiful wife and daughter. He can also be found writing about baseball at Beyond the Box Score.
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The Yankees decided to swoop in and get themselves a shortstop this week, something that seems impossible for the New York Mets. What is confusing is the return for Didi Gregorius. As David Lennon tweeted out, the asking price to the Mets centered on Noah Syndergaard. That was confirmed tonight when Sandy Alderson spoke to […]
As the Winter Meetings approach, we know that the Mets are interested in left-handed smart guy, Craig Breslow. The Yale alum pitched to a staggering 5.96 ERA in Boston last season over 54.1 innings of relief work. Of course, this followed a much more impressive campaign in 2013 when his ERA was a microscopic 1.81 […]
Thanks to this post on reddit, the writers over at Beyond the Box Score came up with the idea of conducting a mock expansion draft. That means, as a first step, for all 30 teams, each writer needs to select the list of 15 players they would protect as acting general manager. Any player left off […]
Depending on the degree to which you may follow the progress of Mets prospects in the minor leagues, from a little to intently, most people know Rafael Montero as a pitcher who throws strikes. In 2012, upon being promoted to the Mets High-A affiliate, his K% was 23.3 points higher than his BB% (K-BB% = […]