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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Dilson Herrera Named MLB’s 4th Best Second Base Prospect

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Dilson Herrera Named MLB’s 4th Best Second Base Prospect

This morning, MLB.com continued its rankings of the league’s top prospects by position. Today they analyzed the best second base prospects, and ranked Dilson Herrera fourth overall. “Originally signed by the Pirates out of Colombia in 2010, Herrera was sent to the Mets in the August 2013 deal that netted Pittsburgh Marlon Byrd and John […]

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Market For Gee Continues To Shrink As Spring Training Nears

An article by posted on January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Market For Gee Continues To Shrink As Spring Training Nears

The Mets have been looking to move starter Dillon Gee since the winter meetings in December, but a trade has yet to materialize. Last week Joel Sherman of the NY Post reported that the Mets will likely need top free agent pitcher James Shields to sign first before they can make a deal. However, an […]

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Max Scherzer Agrees To Seven-Year Deal With Nationals

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Max Scherzer Agrees To Seven-Year Deal With Nationals

The Nationals and free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer have agreed to a seven-year deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Ken Rosenthal says the deal is worth $180 million dollars. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Nationals may explore trading either Jordan Zimmermann or Stephen Strasburg. January 18 Jon Heyman of CBS […]

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Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Approach and Philosophy

An article by posted on January 18, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Approach and Philosophy

This off-season, the Mets hired former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to help alleviate some of the Mets woes on offense. In an article by John Harper of the NY Daily News, Long shared his thoughts about the Mets approach and he believes there are misconceptions about it. “I think they’ve had to try to […]

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Syndergaard Says He Didn’t Deserve A Promotion Last Season

An article by posted on January 17, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Says He Didn’t Deserve A Promotion Last Season

In an article by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard talked in depth about his struggles last season at Triple-A Las Vegas where he posted a 4.60 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 133 innings pitched. The number one prospect in the Mets system told Rubin his performance was not good […]

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Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From Athletics

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From Athletics

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Nationals have acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics. This is the second time Escobar has been traded in the past several days. On Saturday, the 32 year old shortstop was traded from the Rays to Oakland in exchange for catcher John Jaso and two prospects. […]

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DePodesta Draws Comparisons Between Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
DePodesta Draws Comparisons Between Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom

Mets left-handed pitching prospect, Steven Matz, had perhaps the most dominating season of any player in the Mets minors in 2014. Matz posted an excellent  2.24 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 140 innings pitched for Double-A Binghamton and Advanced-A St. Lucie. Matz also excelled in the playoffs with a phenomenal start in the Eastern League […]

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Mazzilli Suspended 50 Games, Tests Positive For Drug Of Abuse

An article by posted on December 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mazzilli Suspended 50 Games, Tests Positive For Drug Of Abuse

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY is reporting that second base prospect L.J. Mazzilli has been suspended 50 games without pay for testing positive for a drug of abuse. “Unfortunately, in life, you cannot go back on a bad decision that was made, and in my case, one that I very much regret. After everything my […]

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Wil Myers Dealt to San Diego in Blockbuster Three-Team Trade

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Wil Myers Dealt to San Diego in Blockbuster Three-Team Trade

Jim Bowden of ESPN is reporting that the Padres, Rays and Nationals have just agreed to a massive three team trade. The trade includes eleven players with Wil Myers being the centerpiece. Myers heads to San Diego along with minor league pitchers, Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo. Myers was formerly rated as one of the […]

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Astros and SS Jed Lowrie Agree on 3-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 15, 2014 0 Comments
Astros and SS Jed Lowrie Agree on 3-Year Deal

Jed Lowrie has agreed to a a three-year deal with the Houston Astros, the team announced this afternoon. The deal, which is worth $23 million guaranteed according to the Houston Chronicle, runs through 2017 and includes a club option for 2018 that could boost the total value to $28 million. The Mets were hoping that […]

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