Mets News & Notes

Native New Yorker John Lannan, Hoping To Secure A Rotation Spot

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Native New Yorker John Lannan, Hoping To Secure A Rotation Spot

Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com, shared how John Lannan, a native New Yorker, would be thrilled to be able to play baseball close to his home. If Lannan makes the rotation out of spring training, 2014 will the be the first time in his baseball career that he will actually pitch in his own backyard. Lannon grew […]

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Five Mets Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects – A Nimmo Sighting!

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Five Mets Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects – A Nimmo Sighting!

Only two days after naming the Mets as the 6th best Minor League system, ESPN’s Keith Law unveils his 2014 Top 100 Prospects and lo and behold – five Mets… What separates this Top 100 from others we’ve seen so far, is the Nimmo sighting. At the same time, there’s no mention of Wilmer Flores. […]

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As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

Paul Hagen shared on MLB.com, that Major League Baseball has approved padded caps for pitchers. This will be optional for pitchers but will give them an opportunity to decide if wearing the cap will be enough protection from dangerous line drives to the head. The new caps will be manufactured by isoBLOX. The company explains […]

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Previewing Mets Opening Day Starter Candidates

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Previewing Mets Opening Day Starter Candidates

With our injured ace Matt Harvey on the sidelines for imaginably all of 2014 (although Harvey eyes a September return), there is still an argument to be made as to who should be the Mets Opening Day starter. The hurlers that have a shot at standing on the mound on March 31st, 2014 (Mets Opening Day) […]

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Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Sign Stephen Drew

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Sign Stephen Drew

Anthony DiComo is reporting that in a telephone interview Tuesday evening, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated that his team is “unlikely” to sign Stephen Drew, despite the shortstop’s perceived lack of suitors on the free-agent market. “We haven’t ruled it out, but I think doing anything is unlikely,” Alderson said. “I think that Stephen will always have […]

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It’s Make Or Break Time For Ike Davis

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Make Or Break Time For Ike Davis

David Schoenfield of ESPN.com included Ike Davis among the five players he says are entering their make or break seasons in 2014. He writes: Davis got off to a horrible start and was hitting .161 in June when he was demoted to the minors. He straightened out his mechanics in Triple-A and hit .267/.429/.443 the rest of the […]

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Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN (Insider Only) ranked the Houston Astros as having the top minor league system in baseball. But the Mets actually received a solid ranking as well coming in as the sixth best system. 6. New York Mets  The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a […]

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Mets Interested in Cuban Catching Prospect

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Interested in Cuban Catching Prospect

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the Mets are one of a few teams who have expressed interest in 28-year old Cuban catching prospect Yenier Bello. Sanchez shares that Bello is expected to sign before the start of Spring Training. Bello, hit .274 with 13 home runs in Cuba’s La Serie Nacional, the country’s top amateur league, in 2011. […]

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Johan Santana: Any Chance He’ll Return To Mets Is Now Over

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Johan Santana: Any Chance He’ll Return To Mets Is Now Over

The future of Johan Santana returning with the Mets was a question many people had after the 2013 season ended. Two weeks ago, there was still a better-than-none chance of Santana signing a minor league deal with the Mets. However, this past week put a huge dent in the chances of Johan re-signing with the team he […]

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Thor, D’Arnaud, Flores Crack Baseball Prospectus Top 101

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Thor, D’Arnaud, Flores Crack Baseball Prospectus Top 101

Baseball Prospectus released their 2014 Top 101 Prospect list today and three Mets were featured. The fact that three Mets prospects made the list doesn’t come as a surprise, but the third name may raise some eyebrows. Let’s take a look at the players rankings: #11 Noah Syndergaard This one comes at no surprise. The big right-hander known to […]

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