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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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Where Is The Love For New York Mets Prospect T.J. Rivera?

An article by posted on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
Where Is The Love For New York Mets Prospect T.J. Rivera?

T.J. Rivera just finished his third season in professional baseball for the New York Mets. Over those three years, Rivera has compiled a .304/.359/.396 offensive stat line. He has also hit 12 homeruns and has 136 RBI—not too shabby for a top-of-the-order guy who plays the middle infield. Most people will look at this year’s […]

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Could The Cubs’ Starlin Castro Solve Shortstop For Mets?

An article by posted on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
Could The Cubs’ Starlin Castro Solve Shortstop For Mets?

Are you getting sick and tired of reading about the baseless rumors and speculation surrounding a potential Troy Tulowitzki to the Mets swap? Let’s get real, welcome to Metsmerized. Javier Baez‘s name has been getting kicked around the New York Mets’ fan base as a potential trade target for the Mets this winter, but there […]

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What The 2015 Mets Will Look Like If Built Entirely From Prospects

An article by posted on October 26, 2013 0 Comments
What The 2015 Mets Will Look Like If Built Entirely From Prospects

With news floating around that the Mets may indeed punt again in 2014, and with Matt Harvey sidelined the entire year; maybe it’s time to start looking at what the New York Mets may look like in 2015.  I know it’s a depressing thought, and I’m sorry for bringing it up.  But that doesn’t mean […]

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The 2013 New York Mets All-Prospect Team

An article by posted on October 25, 2013 0 Comments
The 2013 New York Mets All-Prospect Team

The 2013 season was one where we saw some New York Mets prospects rise to the occasion, and in some cases, turn our heads—and in other cases there were prospects that completely fell off the map. Predicting which prospects pan out is not an easy task, and there are times where we fall in love […]

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The Secret Formula To Winning Baseball Is Finally Revealed

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
The Secret Formula To Winning Baseball Is Finally Revealed

There has been a lot of chatter since the 2013 season has come to an end, regarding which model the Mets should be following in order to build winning baseball. Should they follow the Oakland Athletics model? How about the San Francisco Giants? Let’s try the Boston Red Sox… The truth is there is no […]

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Looking For A Job With Major League Baseball? It May Cost You

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Looking For A Job With Major League Baseball? It May Cost You

I was recently speaking to a good friend who told me that if I want a real shot at a career in baseball, the job fair held at the Winter Meetings is something that I would have to attend. It made sense, because applying for jobs via team and league websites seemed no different than […]

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The Mets Plan Of Building Around Young Pitchers Is Like Gambling On Internet Stocks

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Plan Of Building Around Young Pitchers Is Like Gambling On Internet Stocks

If there is one thing the Mets have going for them it is the very exciting crop of young pitchers in their farm system. It seems that the strategy going forward is to stockpile as many promising young pitchers as they possibly can. The question is whether or not this is a smart move and […]

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Quantum Physics, Mets Fans, And Winning

An article by posted on October 5, 2013 0 Comments
Quantum Physics, Mets Fans, And Winning

Quantum physics states that everything is made up of energy—simply stated, all physical reality is energy which is in constant motion. The chair you are sitting on and the cup you are drinking out of can be broken down to it’s simplest form—energy. Our thoughts are no different. They also give off energy. Scientists are […]

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