Kirk Cahill

Kirk Cahill is a native New Yorker and lifelong Mets fan. He's recently taken to blogging and enjoys following prospects and frequenting minor league games. You can follow him on Twitter @KirkC_.

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Is Batting The Pitcher Eighth A Worthwhile Strategy?

An article by posted on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
Is Batting The Pitcher Eighth A Worthwhile Strategy?

  Mets manager Terry Collins had spoken about the idea of hitting the pitcher eighth on several occasions. On Thursday, he put the idea into practice against the Braves. The result was a 7-6 win over Atlanta. Did the new lineup construction play a major role in the offensive outburst? Probably not. The idea behind […]

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ESPN Releases Their Future Power Rankings

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN Releases Their Future Power Rankings

ESPN released their annual Future Power Rankings (Insider only) today. The panel consisted of Buster Olney, Keith Law and Jim Bowden. Each team is ranked in five categories- Majors (MLB talent), Minors (MiLB talent and depth), Finance, Management, and Mobility (“Do they have a lot of young, cheap players or old immovable guys.”) Once they’ve ranked […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cardinals at 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cardinals at 1:05 PM

Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop today when the Mets take on the Cardinals in Jupiter, FL. The game will start at 1:05 PM ET and will be aired on MLB Network. It will be his first start at the position since 2011. Sandy Alderson and co. will certainly be watching, especially with reports of […]

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Wheeler On Harvey Comparisons: “We’re different.”

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler On Harvey Comparisons: “We’re different.”

Mets ace Matt Harvey captured the attention of the entire baseball world last season. He was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball until he suffered a UCL tear that will most likely sideline him for the entire 2014 season. Zack Wheeler hopes to pick up where Harvey left off on the mound. However, he wants everyone to know […]

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Mets May Have Unearthed Another Gem In Molina

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets May Have Unearthed Another Gem In Molina

Amazin’ Avenue’s Chris McShane spoke at length with Mets Vice President of Player Development, Paul DePodesta. DePodesta touched on many players while addressing the state of the farm system, but one name of particular interest to me was righthander Marcos Molina. Molina, who turns just 19 today, has caught the attention of scouts and writers alike after […]

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Niese Tosses Two Innings In Return To Mound

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Tosses Two Innings In Return To Mound

Jon Niese made his return to the mound today after an injury scare. The 27-year old Niese threw 35 pitches across two innings. He would struggle in the first, allowing four straight hits, but would set down the side in order in the second frame.  Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was there to hear the southpaw’s […]

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For Valverde, It’s His First Spring Training… Again

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
For Valverde, It’s His First Spring Training… Again

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke with Mets bullpen hopeful Jose Valverde recently about his opportunity to stick with the Mets. Valverde, an 11-year veteran and two time NL saves leader had some interesting things to say about his approach when it comes to making the team. “For me, every year I try to compete like a […]

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Which Mets Prospects Can Fill Current Team Needs?

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Which Mets Prospects Can Fill Current Team Needs?

In an article for MLB.com, Bernie Pleskoff took a look at how the current crop of Mets prospects may fit into the major league teams needs. It’s an interesting topic of discussion and here’s some of what Pleskoff had to say: For this season, right-handed prospect Noah Syndergaard could potentially fill the roll as a fifth starter. Syndergaard, […]

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Featured Post: Plawecki Gives Mets Depth at a Premium Position

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Plawecki Gives Mets Depth at a Premium Position

After Kevin Plawecki‘s breakout 2013 season, along with his rising prospect status, the Mets have a rare commodity in today’s game– depth at catcher. Marc Carig of Newsday spoke to people within the Mets organization about Plawecki as well as their riches at one of baseballs thinnest positions. “When you watch catching, it’s like everything kind of right […]

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Baseball Prospectus Ranks Mets System 8th

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Ranks Mets System 8th

Baseball Prospectus released their Organizational Rankings on Wednesday, and the Mets came in 8th overall. That gives the Mets their second top ten ranking this year after Keith Law ranked them 6th earlier this month. Here’s some of what BP had to say about the Mets system: “Solid blend of pitching and positional talent, ranging from high-risk/high-reward types […]

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