Mets News & Notes

Discussing Mets $95 Million Payroll And Associated Concerns

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Discussing Mets $95 Million Payroll And Associated Concerns

With all arbitration eligible players now spoken for after Lucas Duda settled with the team for $4.2 million this morning, here’s where we stand with payroll. Guaranteed Contracts ($82.93M) David Wright $20.0M Curtis Granderson $16.0M Bartolo Colon $11.0M Michael Cuddyer $8.5M Daniel Murphy $8.0M Dillon Gee $5.4M Jon Niese $7.0M Bobby Parnell $3.7M Ruben Tejada […]

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Mets and Duda Agree to $4.2M Contract and Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets and Duda Agree to $4.2M Contract and Avoid Arbitration

The New York Mets and Lucas Duda have settled on a one year contract which will pay him $4.2 million in 2015, thus avoiding arbitration according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Duda, who earned $1.9 million last season, had requested $4.7 million while the Mets countered with $3.75 million. Coming off a breakout season […]

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Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

Mike Vorkunov (NJ.com) recently discussed the Mets’ minor league system and prospectswith VP of Player Development and Scouting, Paul DePodesta. Here are some exchanges that stood out. You can read the full article here. The main theme being targeted here is the position player depth that is rapidly rising through the system.  The Mets were […]

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Baseball Prospectus Projects 82 Win Season For Mets

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Projects 82 Win Season For Mets

Baseball Prospectus projects the Mets to finish 82-80 this year and fall short of the postseason. This is actually a little bit more promising than FanGraphs who projected the Mets for 79 wins this season. Dillon Gee took exception to the projection, taking to Twitter to say, “Sometimes people get it wrong!!!” There’s no real science to these […]

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Have Mets Lost Ground to Marlins, Cubs, Padres for NL Wild Card?

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Have Mets Lost Ground to Marlins, Cubs, Padres for NL Wild Card?

With pitchers and catchers reporting in 18 days, Mike Puma of the New York Post points out there is little buzz about the Mets nationally and that they may have lost ground to other NL teams in their relatively idle offseason. With the Cubs, Marlins, and Padres clearly making big strides going from pretenders to […]

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Yoan Moncada Cleared To Sign With Any MLB Team

An article by posted on January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Yoan Moncada Cleared To Sign With Any MLB Team

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that the agent for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, received the necessary notification from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Friday night stating that his player is now an unblocked national. In other words, this now clears the way for Moncada to sign with any MLB team […]

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Rockies Acquire RHP David Hale, Market For Dillon Gee Diminishing

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Rockies Acquire RHP David Hale, Market For Dillon Gee Diminishing

The Denver Post reports the Colorado Rockies have acquired right-handers David Hale and Gus Schlosser from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor-league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O’Dowd. “Hale, 27, is the key to the trade and could compete for a spot in the starting rotation. He spent the 2014 season on the Braves’ […]

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Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

According to Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt, authors of the new book Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, Sandy Alderson is the 12th-best General Manager in baseball history. “He was the first modern GM to actively introduce analytics, though rudimentary by current standards, into a team’s decision making, and he […]

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ESPN Law: Mets Top 10 Prospects Headed By Syndergaard

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
ESPN Law: Mets Top 10 Prospects Headed By Syndergaard

Hear ye, hear ye. Friends, countrymen, and Mets fans, lend me your ears. Today, we do hereby proclaim, that henceforth this 30th day of January shall forever be remembered as Keith Law Day. And with that, here are Keith Law’s Top 10 Mets Prospects, available through ESPN Insider. Organization Ranking: 4 Top 10 Mets Prospects […]

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Bobby Ojeda Out At SNY

An article by posted on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Bobby Ojeda Out At SNY

Bob Ojeda is out at SNY, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. Ojeda, who joined SNY as a Mets pregame and postgame analyst in 2009, was very popular with fans because of his passion and fearlessness in calling things out. You could always count on Ojeda to be refreshingly and brutally honest after a […]

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