Brian Devine

Brian is a die-hard Mets fan and is a staff writer for Metsmerizedonline and Metsminors.net. He is also a MLB contributor for Vavel.com Follow him on Twitter @briandevine16

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MMO Mailbag: Can Puello Challenge For A Spot In The Outfield?

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Can Puello Challenge For A Spot In The Outfield?

Hitman asks… Should the Mets fail to acquire another power bat in the OF, what are the chances of Cesar Puello challenging (and winning) a spot come Spring Training? For now, lets say that the Mets retain Ike Davis. Should Davis get his head on straight, I believe another slugger around Davis like Puello in […]

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Granderson Won’t Solve All Mets Problems, But He’s A Step In Right Direction

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Won’t Solve All Mets Problems, But He’s A Step In Right Direction

With the Winter Meetings approaching, the time is now for the Mets to make a big splash. While building through the system is vital to the organization, completely ignoring the Mets present day needs is unacceptable. The Mets cannot stand pat again and let their fans suffer through another painful season. Mets fans are the […]

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The Case For Leaving Cory Vaughn Unprotected

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments

With the deadline for the 40 man roster decisions looming, the Mets have many difficult decisions to make. One player the Mets will have to decide to protect is outfielder Cory Vaughn.  Vaughn is a powerful right handed slugger who has been inconsistent throughout his minor league career. Despite his power potential, I believe Mets […]

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Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

For the past few seasons, the Mets bullpen has been a major weakness. They have consistently ranked among the league’s worst, and they did not perform much better this season. In 2013, the Mets bullpen finished in the bottom ten in ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts. Despite these struggles, the relief corps can become a strength […]

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Top 5 Underrated Mets Hitting Prospects

An article by posted on August 29, 2013 0 Comments
Top 5 Underrated Mets Hitting Prospects

JAYCE BOYD TOPS THE LIST With the amount of promising prospects that have come up through the Mets system recently, many fans have become more focused on the minor leagues.  Many view the exciting crop of young players the Mets currently possess as a sign that the team will soon escape mediocrity, so the elite […]

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The Long and Short Of Noah Syndergaard, MMN Player of the Week

An article by posted on August 15, 2013 0 Comments

With Mets minor league pitchers turning in many outstanding performances last week, it was difficult to decide who would be this week’s MMN pitcher of the week. Rafael Montero posted a terrific 1.20 ERA in 15 innings pitched for Las Vegas while Jacob Lugo, who flew under the radar for most of the season, dazzled in two starts […]

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Top 5 Mets Power Prospects

An article by posted on August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Power Prospects

Recently, the Mets top pitching prospects get the all the attention. With pitchers like Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, and Rafael Montero in the minors in 2013, the top hitting prospects have been overshadowed. While they don’t get as much publicity, the Mets do have some top power hitting prospects who have the potential to be […]

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It’s Too Soon To Write Valdespin Off

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Too Soon To Write Valdespin Off

Every so often there’s a player that everybody loves to hate. In the past it was players like Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo, and even Mike Pelfrey to some extent towards the end of his Mets tenure. This year it’s Jordany Valdespin. Whether it’s because of his attitude rubbing people the wrong way or his statistics, […]

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Eric Young Is Drawing Rave Reviews As A Met, But Is It Sustainable?

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Is Drawing Rave Reviews As A Met, But Is It Sustainable?

Terry Collins had some high praise for Eric Young Jr. yesterday, in a conversation with the New York Post. “The energy level has been raised since we got E.Y. and called up some guys from the minor leagues,” Collins said. “Andres Torres did a nice job last year when he wasn’t hurt, but certainly this year […]

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The Mets Should Have Drafted Austin Wilson

An article by posted on June 10, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Should Have Drafted Austin Wilson

In the second round of the MLB draft on Thursday, the Mets passed on Stanford outfielder Austin Wilson. Wilson would have been a risky selection, but he also had a very high upside. Instead the Mets drafted high school pitcher Andrew Church. Church could turn out to be solid pick in the future, but I […]

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