Mets News & Notes

Mets Back Among Top 15 MLB Payrolls

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Back Among Top 15 MLB Payrolls

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Mets payroll – which he calculates to be $134 million – currently ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. That puts them ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals. It´s nice that ownership finally appears willing and able to sport a competitive payroll. Assuming the […]

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Matz, Smith, Rosario Make Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Matz, Smith, Rosario Make Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101

Baseball Prospectus released their annual list of the Top 101 Prospects in baseball on Thursday. Three Mets made the list, namely LHP Steven Matz (9), 1B Dominic Smith (86), and SS Amed Rosario (96). The list is headlined by Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, who had three hits including a double in 16 at bats against the Mets in the 2015 NLDS. Here’s […]

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Terry Collins Reveals His First-Choice Mets Lineup

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Reveals His First-Choice Mets Lineup

With Spring Training just two weeks away, Mets manager Terry Collins revealed his “first-choice” lineup that he will most likely use during the 2016 season. (New York Post) Curtis Granderson David Wright Yoenis Cespedes Lucas Duda Neil Walker Michael Conforto Travis d’Arnaud Asdrubal Cabrera “We’ve got some real pros and some real versatility,” said Collins. […]

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It’s World Series Or Bust For The Amazins

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
It’s World Series Or Bust For The Amazins

In an exclusive interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, manager Terry Collins explained what his message to the players will be when they begin arriving to Port St. Lucie for the start of Spring Training. “I told the players that last day, ‘You knew what it took to get here, now what are […]

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No Ugly Ducklings In This Mets Rotation

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
No Ugly Ducklings In This Mets Rotation

I remember watching the Munsters when I was a kid and even then I didn’t understand the whole Marilyn Munster thing. In what world was she more attractive than Lily? I mean I understand Lily is undead and all, but come on. Sometimes I’d see Al Lewis (sad that he passed) sweeping the sidewalk on […]

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Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, infielders Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores are on the mend and both of them have shed wearing their walking boots. Flores, 24, is already in Port St. Lucie and has been working out at the Mike Barwis fitness and conditioning program, writes Rubin, and he is scheduled to begin hitting this […]

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Mets Officially Announce Yoenis Cespedes Deal, Conference Call Details

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Yoenis Cespedes Deal, Conference Call Details

I wanted to update this post with a few things we learned from the Mets conference call to announce and discuss the Yoenis Cespedes deal. On the call were Jeff Wilpon, Sandy Alderson and Cespedes’ agent Brodie Van Wagenen. Outfielder Darrell Ceciliani was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Yoenis […]

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A-Rod Heaps Praise On Mets Young Guns

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
A-Rod Heaps Praise On Mets Young Guns

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post sat down with New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, who had heaps of praise for the young guns in the starting rotation that plays across town in Flushing. A-Rod didn’t mince any words when asked to weigh in on Mets starting pitchers: Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, […]

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Wilmer Flores Needs to be Ready for Anything in 2016

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Needs to be Ready for Anything in 2016

While everyone is trying to decipher the outfield configuration after the Yoenis Cespedes signing, there is the issue of how the rest of the Mets’ offseason has put added importance on Wilmer Flores‘ ability to be a super utility infielder. Third Base Make no mistake. The Mets need Flores to be able to handle the role and handle […]

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Fun With Mets Lineups

An article by posted on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
Fun With Mets Lineups

It looks like everyone is having a little fun with projected lineups the last few days, so I thought I’d toss my hat into the ring as well. I took a good look at player splits in designing mine and I also decided to use different variants based on left and right handed pitching. The […]

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