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Collins Already Hinting On Roster Cuts

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Already Hinting On Roster Cuts

The New York Mets haven’t played an exhibition game yet and already manager Terry Collins is hinting at several roster cuts. With a congested outfield, Collins suggested that Matt den Dekker, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Andrew Brown and Cesar Puello will all begin the year at Triple-A Las Vegas. It is also conceivable Juan Lagares will open the season in the minor leagues. Collins is very high on […]

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Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

After writing about the high strikeout rates of Ike Davis, Chris Young and Lucas Duda, I received a question asking why my concern over strikeouts, with the reader saying, “there’s no difference between a strikeout and a soft grounder to second.’’ He couldn’t be more wrong. First, a strikeout is a non-productive out, but much more can happen on […]

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Anthony Seratelli Has A Shot To Make Big League Team

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Anthony Seratelli Has A Shot To Make Big League Team

Ken Davidoff has a column in Friday’s post that will leave “Negative Nellie” Met fans howling. Davidoff features a utility infielder, a local kid from New Jersey, who signed a minor league contract with the Mets over the winter, was invited to camp, and as Davidoff sees it, has a legitimate chance to make the […]

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Familia Has Two Swing-And-A-Miss Pitches

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Has Two Swing-And-A-Miss Pitches

We’ve written quite often on MMO about how we believe Jeurys Familia can develop into a powerful weapon in the Mets bullpen beginning as soon as this season. The hard-throwing righty completed a dominating performance in Winter Ball that had more than one scout raving about his 100+ MPH fastball. During his press conference on Thursday, Terry Collins had […]

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MMO Exclusive: Mets Reliever Vic Black Says “I’m The Predator”

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Mets Reliever Vic Black Says “I’m The Predator”

Vic Black, the young, hard-throwing reliever acquired from the Pirates in the Marlon Byrd trade, is gearing up for his first full Major League season. I had a chance to pick Vic’s brain, asking the promising right-handed fireballer 14 questions about his thoughts as he heads into the 2014 campaign. Tommy Rothman, MetsMerized:  Hi, Mr. […]

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DePo Discusses Innings Cap On Syndergaard

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
DePo Discusses Innings Cap On Syndergaard

Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta told reporters that Noah Syndergaard will be permitted somewhere in the vicinity of a 30-inning increase over last season’s total which will put him roughly at a 150-155 innings cap. “A lot of it’s going to be on how he actually racks up those innings — how efficient he […]

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DePodesta Weighs In On Montero, Leathersich, deGrom

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
DePodesta Weighs In On Montero, Leathersich, deGrom

Paul DePodesta had a lengthy chat with Ken Davidoff of the New York Post about some of the Mets’ top pitching prospects and the system as a whole. Discussing Rafael Montero, DePo said that he is certainly close, citing that the 23-year old righty spent a good chunk of last year in Triple-A, similar to what Zack […]

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Dice-K Had Goal To Arrive In Camp Ready To Pitch

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Dice-K Had Goal To Arrive In Camp Ready To Pitch

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY wrote that after the other pitchers had completed their bullpen sessions around noon Wednesday at the Mets’ spring camp, Daisuke Matsuzaka continued, eventually throwing 50 pitches in all. Dice-K shared though an interpreter with Rubin, what he is looking forward to in camp, “My goal for the off-season was to come into […]

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Mets Land Four On Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Land Four On Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America released its annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball today, and unsurprisingly, the list included a few notable future Mets. The four who made the cut were Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud, Rafael Montero, and Dominic Smith. Here is what John Manuel, the editor of the publication, had to say about each […]

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Viola Looking Forward To Coaching Top Pitching Prospects In Vegas

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Viola Looking Forward To Coaching Top Pitching Prospects In Vegas

Las Vegas 51′s new pitching coach Frank Viola spoke to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY and explained how he understands the responsibility and pressure he will face coaching a lineup that may include Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom and Jenrry Mejia. Viola shared a little humor with Rubin about the upcoming season in Vegas, “It could be […]

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