Brian Devine

Brian is a die-hard Mets fan and is a staff writer for Metsmerizedonline and Metsminors.net. Follow him on Twitter @briandevine16

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Cesar Puello Deserves One Last Chance

An article by posted on March 4, 2015 0 Comments
Cesar Puello Deserves One Last Chance

It’s now or never for Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello. The 23 year old Puello needs to break camp on the Mets 25 man roster this spring, or they will risk losing him to waivers. Puello is coming off a very disappointing season last year with Triple-A Las Vegas. He batted .252 with just seven […]

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Johan Santana Signs With The Blue Jays

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Johan Santana Signs With The Blue Jays

Former Mets’ ace Johan Santana will make another attempt to return to the major leagues this season. The Toronto Blue Jays announced today that they will sign Santana to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Santana missed the entire 2013 season recovering from shoulder surgery, and his comeback last year was […]

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Last Year’s Demotion Was A Wake Up Call For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Last Year’s Demotion Was A Wake Up Call For Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud recently discussed his up-and-down 2014 season with Bill Madden of the Daily News. The 26-year old catcher talked about his demotion to the minors and the adjustments he made after being called back up to the majors. “It was a wake-up call,” d’Arnaud said. “It definitely humbled me. It taught me that nothing […]

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Vic Black Expects A Better Spring

An article by posted on February 19, 2015 0 Comments
Vic Black Expects A Better Spring

After a poor showing in spring training last year, Mets reliever Vic Black feels more mentally prepared coming into camp this season. Black struggled mightily with his control last spring, walking ten batters in nine innings. As a result of this performance, he did not make the Mets Opening Day roster. In an article by […]

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MLB Executives: Cuddyer Among Worst Offseason Signings

An article by posted on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Executives: Cuddyer Among Worst Offseason Signings

The criticisms of the Michael Cuddyer signing continue to pile on. Jayson Stark of ESPN polled MLB executives around the league on what was the worst signing this offseason, and Cuddyer was ranked as one of the worst. A total of 8 executives named Cuddyer as the worst signing this Winter. Only Hanley Ramirez, Brett […]

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Mets Minors: 5 Sleeper Position Prospects To Watch

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Minors: 5 Sleeper Position Prospects To Watch

The top prospects of every minor league system always seem to receive endless amounts of hype. Most of the time this attention is deserved as elite prospects are often potential game changers for their franchises. However, sometimes the prospects that are rarely discussed can make the strongest impact. Mets fans have witnessed this recently with […]

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Ron Darling Will Do Play-By-Play For Spring Games

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Ron Darling Will Do Play-By-Play For Spring Games

Mets color commentator and pitching analyst, Ron Darling, will call seven of SNY’s sixteen televised spring training games starting next month (Newsday). Darling asked executive producer Curt Gowdy Jr. about the role, and he decided to give Darling a chance at it. “I wanted the versatility,” said Darling, an SNY analyst since 2006 and also […]

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Long Unlocks Key To Brandon Nimmo’s Power

An article by posted on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Long Unlocks Key To Brandon Nimmo’s Power

While Brandon Nimmo has not hit for a lot of power as of yet, that could be about to change. Advice from hitting coach Kevin Long could be the key that unleashes Nimmo’s power potential. Nimmo explains the adjustments he has made at the plate from working with Long in an article by Kevin Kernan […]

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Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

Today former Mets General Manager Steve Phillips discussed his decision to acquire Mike Piazza in a blockbuster trade with the Florida Marlins on MLB Network Radio (Metsblog). He explained that the best trade is often the one that you don’t make. “Back in 1997, 1998, we had a good little team with the Mets, but […]

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Mets First Draft Pick Will Be 53rd Overall

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets First Draft Pick Will Be 53rd Overall

The order for the MLB draft is now set with James Shields signing with the San Diego Padres. Since the Mets forfeited their first round pick to sign free agent Michael Cuddyer, they will not make a selection until number 53 during the second round according to Baseball America. This is the first draft during […]

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