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A Met Prospect Hangs ‘Em Up, Shares Why With MMO

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
A Met Prospect Hangs ‘Em Up, Shares Why With MMO

Chad Zurcher announced on Monday, that he contacted the Mets organization to inform them he was retiring from the game. As soon as I heard the news, I reached out to him and asked Chad if he would be comfortable in sharing some of the details that led him to his decision to walk away from […]

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Rafael Montero Determined To Pitch For Mets This Season

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Determined To Pitch For Mets This Season

MLB.com recently conducted an interview in Spanish with Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero about his future in baseball and his goals for 2014. One of the benefits of having a senior editor like David Conde, who reads and writes Spanish, is that it affords us the opportunity to conduct more interviews with many of our Latino prospects and also […]

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Mets Settle On $1.85 Million Deal With Eric Young

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Settle On $1.85 Million Deal With Eric Young

After agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with first baseman Ike Davis earlier today, the Mets settled with another of their players, agreeing to a a one-year, $1.85 million deal with outfielder Eric Young Jr. according to reports. Young, 28, led the National League with 46 stolen bases in 2013 after coming to the Mets […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Named MLB’s Top Catching Prospect

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Named MLB’s Top Catching Prospect

MLB.com named Travis d’Arnaud of the New York Mets their Number One ranked catching prospect today, edging out Austin Hedges of the San Diego Padres. Travis d’Arnaud, Mets: If it hadn’t been for injuries, d’Arnaud would be off this list. Despite missing time with a knee injury in 2012 and a broken foot in ’13, […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Ike Davis, Brewers Sign Mark Reynolds

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Ike Davis, Brewers Sign Mark Reynolds

It looks like the Milwaukee Brewers are on the verge of signing first baseman Mark Reynolds according to Ken Rosenthal, thus ending any chance that they would be a landing spot for Ike Davis. The Mets and Ike Davis avoided arbitration earlier today, and agreed to a one-year deal, worth $3.5 million dollars according to Joel Sherman of […]

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Love Is In The Air…

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Love Is In The Air…

I’m sure that you’ve all heard about David Wright getting married to his longtime girlfriend Molly Beers, last month. Sorry ladies, he’s officially off the market. Wright, 31, tied the knot in California and most of his teammates both were all on hand. “For me it’s the next step to growing up and the next […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Tejada, Agree To $1.1 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Tejada, Agree To $1.1 Million Deal

The Mets avoided arbitration with shortstop Ruben Tejada and signed him to a reported one-year deal for $1.1 million according to Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger. That leaves six more players, and odds are the Mets will reach an agreement with all of them. Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy,Bobby Parnell and Eric Young Jr.. all filed for salary arbitration. Tejada, 24, […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

Were talking to Mets pitching prospect Robert Whalen today. Rob was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions for me. The soon to be 20 year old righty was selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City (Fla.) High […]

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Drew Willing To Play Other Positions To Widen His Market

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Drew Willing To Play Other Positions To Widen His Market

Agent Scott Boras is not giving up on finding a deal for Stephen Drew and denies that his market is virtually non-existent. According to Peter Gammons, last winter, the Yankees wanted to sign Stephen Drew, but were told he would only play shortstop. So he ended up with Boston. But this week Scott Boras dropped […]

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Featured Post: Current Mets Minor League System Compared To 2009

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Current Mets Minor League System Compared To 2009

The Mets minor league system is now among the deepest in the majors. The Pirates have more “blue chip” types at the top for now, which makes a difference for most analysts. The Mets on the other hand, only have two “blue chips” in Noah Syndergaard & Travis d’Arnaud with Rafael Montero not having reached that […]

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