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The New York Mets And Their Mysterious Arizona Fall League Strategy

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
The New York Mets And Their Mysterious Arizona Fall League Strategy

I always thought that the Arizona Fall League was a place where teams sent their top prospects to play against the top prospects of other teams. The reasoning behind this is to get them playing against the best competition available, which would be beneficial to their development. In fact, on the AFL official website, it […]

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New York Mets To Protect A Few Prospects On 40-Man Roster

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
New York Mets To Protect A Few Prospects On 40-Man Roster

Adam Rubin reported earlier today that the Mets will not add more than a few prospects to the 40-man roster. There are already two prospects on the 40-man roster, including Juan Centeno and Matt den Dekker. That would ultimately leave four roster spots open on the 40-man. A few players that could be exposed to the Rule 5 Draft […]

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MMO Flashback: Grady Sizemore Is Still Out There – A Risk The Mets Should Take?

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Grady Sizemore Is Still Out There – A Risk The Mets Should Take?

I wrote a piece last October questioning whether the Mets should take a shot on Grady Sizemore. He should be fully recovered from knee injuries now, and could be signed on a minor league deal. Why not take a shot? I’m not talking about making Sizemore the main signing this off-season, I’m talking about taking […]

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Mets Pitching Prospect To Watch In 2014: LHP Steven Matz

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Prospect To Watch In 2014: LHP Steven Matz

Steven Matz is often the forgotten Mets prospect due to all the time he has missed with injuries since being drafted in 2009. He finally pitched in his first professional game in 2012, and has put up solid numbers ever since. Matz is a southpaw with an electric fastball that touches 95 mph, a solid curve […]

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Hot Stove Mailbag: Is Jeff Samardzija A Trade Target For The Mets?

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Mailbag: Is Jeff Samardzija A Trade Target For The Mets?

Nick asks… There have been talks that Jeff Samardzija may again be available in the trade market. What would it cost the Mets to get the deal done, and is it even a realistic option? He did pitch over 200+ innings last year, so he could be that back end innings eater at an affordable price of an […]

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Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

I’m not big on making free agent predictions during the MLB Hot Stove season, but I usually have one or two guys that I like to recommend the Mets pursue. Last year, I suggested the Mets pursue Jair Jurrjens, which in hindsight looks awful now, but on a minor league deal it made sense to […]

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Fangraphs’ Scouting Report On Mets’ Prospect Amed Rosario

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Fangraphs’ Scouting Report On Mets’ Prospect Amed Rosario

Nathaniel Stotltz, of Fangraphs, did an excellent scouting report on the very talented Amed Rosario. Rosario is a shortstop that many consider to be one of the top prospects in the organization. Extremely young and raw, he’s still 17 (18 this month), he was tabbed as the Appalachian League’s top prospect in 2013. Here are […]

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Is Kevin Plawecki A Top Five Prospect For The New York Mets?

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Is Kevin Plawecki A Top Five Prospect For The New York Mets?

Baseball America (B.A.) released their latest issue which not only featured Noah Syndergaard on the cover, but also listed their new top ten prospect rankings for all the teams in the NL East. The Mets had a bunch of names we have all seen on these top prospect lists before–Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud , Wilmer Flores, Brandon […]

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The Top Ten Prospects in the NL East

An article by posted on November 2, 2013 0 Comments
The Top Ten Prospects in the NL East

Coming off the coattails of Baseball America breaking down the top ten prospects from every team in the NL East, we take a look at the top ten prospects from the NL East. There were a couple of surprises when looking at Baseball America’s list of the top ten Mets’ prospects, most notably Kevin Plawecki […]

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Signs That The Times Are Changing In Baseball

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Signs That The Times Are Changing In Baseball

There were a couple of things I picked up on this past summer regarding this great game of baseball that need to be addressed. I was at a minor league game this past July 3 at Dutchess Stadium (which is like 15 minutes from my house). It was fireworks night, so I decided to take […]

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