Welcome to the second installment of our offseason Mets Organizational Depth Chart. Each week, we’ll take a look at the top players at each position in the Mets organization. We hope to provide fans with some insight as to what the Mets currently have at the major-league level on a position by position basis. We’ll also introduce some players you can expect to hear about from the Mets minor-leagues in the coming years. The second […]
Updated Post 10/16 MetsBlog drew an interesting conclusion regarding Rafael Montero after speaking to several Mets insiders: The jury is still out on Montero’s place on a 25-man roster, which is probably why he is more expendable, but also less valuable. First, let me make clear that Rafael Montero has yet to be added to the 40-man roster which renders any discussion about his place on a 25-man roster rather moot. Secondly, the Mets already […]
I was scanning through Josh Norris’ Baseball America chat on the Eastern League prospects — and it took me all of five seconds to find something to write about. Thanks for the chat, Josh. What did evaluators have to say about Cesar Puello‘s season, and did he end up close to making your list? Josh Norris: He didn’t end up close to making the list, and quite frankly, a great deal of it had to do with […]
During our chat session last night, one of our participants (William Li) asked us about three buy-low candidates for the Mets: Josh Reddick, Dee Gordon, and Didi Gregorius. Christina and I were on opposite ends of the spectrum, as she ranked her level of interest in the players as Reddick > Gregorius > Gordon. It was the opposite for me, however, because I was always a big fan of Dee Gordon. The window of opportunity […]
Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNet Canada is reporting that Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos is willing to trade some of the Blue Jays’ “core” for starting pitching depth including shortstop Jose Reyes. Anthopoulos seems to be, and rightfully so, employing the “no one is untouchable” strategy. “The core that we have in place from a contractual standpoint speaks for itself,” he says. “That’s not to say that we would rule anything out. No one has a […]
The Arizona Fall League is starting up a hitting challenge this year for their participants — and it sounds like a lot of fun. Here’s the rundown from the official release: Hitters taking part in the event will receive two minutes to hit against live pitching and be rewarded for points between 100-500. Hitters also can earn points by hitting a wide array of targets on the field and their final swing will come off […]
Yes, I know the answer to the question in my title is most likely not. The Tampa Tribune put up a little piece on David Price yesterday where he stated he is preparing himself to be traded. “If you go with what’s been done in the past I guess you’re going to have to think you’re going to get traded,” Price said Wednesday night on a conference call. “You’ve seen it happen a couple of times […]
Masahiro Tanaka made history last night, winning his 24th straight game this season without a loss. In the process, Tanaka led his team to their first Pacific League Championship since their establishment in 2005. What an amazing season, going 24-0 with one save… That’s sick! Joe D. Original Post 10/7 I’m big on international signings — because in some cases, you get to add a new prospect to the system for just money, while others provide […]
A high-ranking Mets official told Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger that the organization came away impressed with Jose Abreu‘s power. A high-ranking Mets official said the organization had “a few guys from the U.S.” and “some of our international scouts” in attendance. And though the official had not yet spoken to the scouts directly as of Monday, the initial reports are promising. The official requested anonymity because the team’s evaluation is ongoing. “I heard […]
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