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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Gabriel Ynoa Named Top Sleeper By Mayo

An article by posted on February 10, 2015 0 Comments
Gabriel Ynoa Named Top Sleeper By Mayo

Mets starter Gabriel Ynoa has been ranked as a best sleeper prospect in baseball by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. Mayo is very confident in Ynoa’s talent, praising him for his control and maturity on the mound. Mayo believes that the only way that Ynoa doesn’t appear on the top 100 list next year is if […]

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Granderson Understands That He Needs To Deliver

An article by posted on February 10, 2015 0 Comments
Granderson Understands That He Needs To Deliver

When the Mets signed  Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million dollar contract last off-season, he was expected to be the dangerous lefthanded cleanup hitter that the team desperately needed. However, he underperformed in his first year with the Mets, hitting just .227 with 20 home runs and a .714 OPS. He eventually lost the […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

In an interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud says that he is pumped for the upcoming 2015 season. He discussed his high expectations for the team, and the adjustments he made at the plate during the second half last year. “I’m really excited,’’ d’Arnaud said. “Both Anthony Recker and […]

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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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