Mets News & Notes

Parting Shots From Bobby Ojeda

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
Parting Shots From Bobby Ojeda

In an exclusive interview with Andy Martino of the Daily News, Bobby Ojeda said he did not want to delve into specifics over the breakdown in negotiations with SNY, but did add that his sharp opinions on the Mets were never an issue. “I really couldn’t have been more disappointed,” Ojeda said. “I just loved […]

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Rockies Sign Free Agent RHP Kyle Kendrick

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Rockies Sign Free Agent RHP Kyle Kendrick

Free agent RHP Kyle Kendrick has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.5 million with the Colorado Rockies, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Only a two hours ago, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reported that Colorado was looking to add another starting pitcher, and indicated Kendrick and Dillon Gee as possibilities. Original Post 3:30 PM […]

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5 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
5 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

Sandy Alderson was a guest on MLB Network’s High Heat hosted by Chris Russo on Monday, and said a few things worth mentioning. 1. Wilmer Flores: “Speaking of shortstop, there’s been a lot of conversation about whether or not Wilmer Flores can play the position. You know looking at Cal Ripken, he didn’t play shortstop […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

In an interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud says that he is pumped for the upcoming 2015 season. He discussed his high expectations for the team, and the adjustments he made at the plate during the second half last year. “I’m really excited,’’ d’Arnaud said. “Both Anthony Recker and […]

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8 Things We Learned From Keith Law

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
8 Things We Learned From Keith Law

Last Thursday, ESPN senior baseball analyst Keith Law was kind enough to grant our own Tommy Rothman a phone interview which you can read in its entirety here. Law, who ranked the Mets as having the fourth best farm system in the game and also included six Mets in his Top 100 prospects, discussed a […]

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Discussing Mets $95 Million Payroll And Associated Concerns

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Discussing Mets $95 Million Payroll And Associated Concerns

With all arbitration eligible players now spoken for after Lucas Duda settled with the team for $4.2 million this morning, here’s where we stand with payroll. Guaranteed Contracts ($82.93M) David Wright $20.0M Curtis Granderson $16.0M Bartolo Colon $11.0M Michael Cuddyer $8.5M Daniel Murphy $8.0M Dillon Gee $5.4M Jon Niese $7.0M Bobby Parnell $3.7M Ruben Tejada […]

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Mets and Duda Agree to $4.2M Contract and Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets and Duda Agree to $4.2M Contract and Avoid Arbitration

The New York Mets and Lucas Duda have settled on a one year contract which will pay him $4.2 million in 2015, thus avoiding arbitration according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Duda, who earned $1.9 million last season, had requested $4.7 million while the Mets countered with $3.75 million. Coming off a breakout season […]

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Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

Mike Vorkunov (NJ.com) recently discussed the Mets’ minor league system and prospectswith VP of Player Development and Scouting, Paul DePodesta. Here are some exchanges that stood out. You can read the full article here. The main theme being targeted here is the position player depth that is rapidly rising through the system.  The Mets were […]

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Baseball Prospectus Projects 82 Win Season For Mets

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Projects 82 Win Season For Mets

Baseball Prospectus projects the Mets to finish 82-80 this year and fall short of the postseason. This is actually a little bit more promising than FanGraphs who projected the Mets for 79 wins this season. Dillon Gee took exception to the projection, taking to Twitter to say, “Sometimes people get it wrong!!!” There’s no real science to these […]

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Have Mets Lost Ground to Marlins, Cubs, Padres for NL Wild Card?

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Have Mets Lost Ground to Marlins, Cubs, Padres for NL Wild Card?

With pitchers and catchers reporting in 18 days, Mike Puma of the New York Post points out there is little buzz about the Mets nationally and that they may have lost ground to other NL teams in their relatively idle offseason. With the Cubs, Marlins, and Padres clearly making big strides going from pretenders to […]

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