Mets News & Notes

Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart that I report the Mets announced that longtime broadcaster Ralph Kiner has passed away at the age of 91. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Along with his fourth wife, Ann, Ralph Kiner is survived by two sons, Michael and Scott, and a daughter, Kathryn Freeman, all […]

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2013 Organizational Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
2013 Organizational Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

Normally, the lower levels on the minor leagues serve the purpose of developing young players fresh out of the June MLB draft and to get them accustomed to life in professional baseball. But for the Brooklyn Cyclones, making the playoffs has basically been a perennial feat. However, the 2013 summer short season ended without a […]

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Mets Are Locked and Loaded and Headed For PSL

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are Locked and Loaded and Headed For PSL

This might have been the longest offseason I can remember. Yes, all offseasons are basically the same in length, but this one just seems to go on and on. Maybe it was the daily Ike Davis trade rumors that never amounted to anything, only to be replaced by the Stephen Drew rumors that still wage […]

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Dodgers Sign Justin Turner To Minors Deal

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Justin Turner To Minors Deal

Justin Turner is heading to Los Angeles according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. The Dodgers agreed to sign the former Met infielder to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Turner, 28, batted .280/.319/.385 in 200 at-bats with two home runs, 20 runs scored and 16 RBI over 86 games for […]

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D’Arnaud Says He’s Ready, Now It’s Time To Prove It

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Says He’s Ready, Now It’s Time To Prove It

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News says Travis d’Arnaud has quite an impressive resume. He was a first-round pick by the Phillies, and he’s twice been used as a trading chip for a Cy Young winner. He has all the glowing scouting reports and made all the blue-chip prospect lists. However, it’s time for him to go […]

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Dillon Gee Keeps Exceeding Expectations

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Keeps Exceeding Expectations

  Adam Rubin posted a great article on Dillon Gee that I would encourage all of you to read. In it, Gee talks about a number of issues both on and off the field including his ordeal with the blocked artery that endangered his health and career. When asked to share his experience rehabbing from […]

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Baseball America: Mets Rank 13th in International Spending

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America: Mets Rank 13th in International Spending

Eloy Jimenez, of, Dominican Republic On Tuesday, Ben Sadler of Baseball America shared the estimates of what every major league team spent on international amateur players during the 2013 calendar year. Sadler explains the process: The time frame overlaps multiple signing periods, including the second half of the 2012-13 signing period in which Major League Baseball gave […]

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Flores to Get a Long Look at 2B, SS, 3B in Spring Training

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Flores to Get a Long Look at 2B, SS, 3B in Spring Training

Terry Collins said he will be taking a long look at Wilmer Flores at second, third and shortstop during spring training, reports Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. “There’s a lot of potential there and this is the time to see it,’’ Collins said. On Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com first reported that Flores could get a look at […]

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Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

David Schoenfield of ESPN placed the Mets at No. 24 in his preseason MLB Power Rankings. His overall outlook of the Mets is rather bleak to put it mildly. How they can get to 90 wins: Score 73 more runs, allow 72 fewer. Of course, allowing 72 fewer runs will be much more difficult without […]

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Mets One Of Three Teams In On Fernando Rodney

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets One Of Three Teams In On Fernando Rodney

February 4, 2014 Free agent closer Fernando Rodney now has three teams who are expressing strong interest in his services according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. Those teams are the Mariners, Orioles and Mets. You always have to be wary whenever Sandy Alderson downplays interest in someone. It almost always seems like he’s doing […]

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