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Mets’ Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn Invited To Big-League Camp

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn Invited To Big-League Camp

Adam Rubin, of ESPN.com, has reported that Mets’ outfield prospect Cory Vaughn has earned an invite to spring training with the major league club. He will join fellow prospects Steven Matz, Jeff Walters, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel in camp, who were recently added to the 40-man roster. Rubin also adds that Noah Syndergaard and […]

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Backman Returns As Las Vegas Manager In 2014, Viola Named Pitching Coach

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Backman Returns As Las Vegas Manager In 2014, Viola Named Pitching Coach

In a press release from the New York Mets earlier today: LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced today, in conjunction with the Mets Media Relations Department, that Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate […]

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It’s a WAR: Stephen Drew Vs. Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
It’s a WAR: Stephen Drew Vs. Ruben Tejada

By now, every Mets fan in America must be tired of seeing stories about Stephen Drew and Ruben Tejada, and Ike Davis and the first base situation. I hate to say it, but they aren’t going to go away until the Mets either make a move, or spring training starts. The latest in the Mets’ […]

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Racists Allowed In Baseball’s Hall of Fame, But Not Players Suspected of PED Use

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Racists Allowed In Baseball’s Hall of Fame, But Not Players Suspected of PED Use

After the latest baseball Hall of Fame voting, I have to say that I find it funny and outright unacceptable that the voters allow racists into the Hall of Fame, yet want to pull the integrity card out when it comes to the steroid era. Cap Anson is a hall of famer and considered the game’s first superstar. Here […]

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Video Game Fans: MLB 14 The Show Is Now The Only MLB Licensed Video Game

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Video Game Fans: MLB 14 The Show Is Now The Only MLB Licensed Video Game

It looks like baseball video game fans will have one major reason to go out and buy a PS4. MLB 14 The Show has been the premiere baseball video game franchise since 2006, when it’s first installment was released for the Playstation 2. It’s main competitor has been the MLB 2K franchise, which started in […]

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RHP Erik Goeddel: Another Mets’ Bullpen Option For 2014

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
RHP Erik Goeddel: Another Mets’ Bullpen Option For 2014

According to people within the Mets’ organization, Erik Goeddel is getting close to making his major league debut. In November, Goeddel was added to the Mets’ 40-man roster, along with three other pitchers—Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, and Jeff Walters. Matz is still a couple of years away, but the other three could find themselves pitching […]

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Is Cory Mazzoni A Bullpen Option For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Is Cory Mazzoni A Bullpen Option For The Mets?

There has been some buzz this offseason regarding Cory Mazzoni possibly making the Mets’ Opening Day roster as a reliever. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Mets do have to fill some holes in the bullpen and many have seen Mazzoni as a player that could transition to the pen now that there is such […]

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Chris Young Could Be In Line For A Bounce-Back Season With The Mets

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Could Be In Line For A Bounce-Back Season With The Mets

Chris Young has 20/20 potential. There is no doubting his ceiling is high—he is a former All-Star who plays excellent defense. The problem has been that since his breakout 2010 season, where he batted .257, hit 27 homeruns, and stole 28 bases, his offensive numbers have been on the decline. But somewhere in there, when […]

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Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

Who’s on first? That’s the second time this week that I’ve started off an article with that sentence, and it’s simply because the first base position is still very convoluted for the Mets with Ike Davis in the mix. It’s my belief that the Mets have no intention of heading into the 2014 season with […]

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With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

Flashback to November, 2012. The Mets were coming fresh off their first season featuring a 20-game winner since the 1990, and the rumors were heating up that their Cy Young award winning pitcher, R.A. Dickey, would be on the move. The next logical discussion involved who would step up and be the ace of the […]

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MLBTR Plays Matchmaker, Likes Stephen Drew In Blue & Orange

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
MLBTR Plays Matchmaker, Likes Stephen Drew In Blue & Orange

It seems that Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors thinks the Mets are the best fit for Stephen Drew. Well, that makes the two of us—and probably thousands of us who want to see the Mets bring in a quality shortstop. I’ve said from day one that the Mets disinterest regarding Drew was most likely a […]

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Prospect Pulse: Jayce Boyd Will Be In The Mix In 2015

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Jayce Boyd Will Be In The Mix In 2015

Jayce Boyd, First Base Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’3″ Weight: 185 lb. Position: First Base Age: 23 (Happy Birthday, Jayce!) ETA: 2015 2013 MMO Top Prospect Rank: NR Boyd was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft out of Florida State University. He played both third and first base while attending FSU, and […]

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