Mets News & Notes

Jacob deGrom Named Sporting News Rookie Of The Year

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Named Sporting News Rookie Of The Year

Mets rookie starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is considered the heavy favorite to win the 2014 NL Rookie Of the Year award. This was further verified today when the Sporting News announced the results of their annual player’s poll which is released prior to the official award. I’ll give you the skinny on deGrom’s season, but most of […]

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Mets Will Square Off With Yankees During Spring

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Will Square Off With Yankees During Spring

For the first time since 2012, the Mets and Yankees will face each other during Spring Training this year. While the Mets spring training schedule has not been released yet, the Yankees have released there schedule and it features a “Subway Series” matchup down south. The Yankees will visit Port St. Lucie on March 22nd […]

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Mets Have Drafted Highest Percentage Of High School Players

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have Drafted Highest Percentage Of High School Players

According to a new report by Baseball America, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and its bonus pools have created incentives for teams to select high school players early in the draft before spending less in the back half of the top 10 rounds. They write that 2014 was the most aggressive use of that strategy […]

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Mets Road Splits Go To The Heart Of The Matter

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Road Splits Go To The Heart Of The Matter

The New York Mets have seemingly struggled offensively over the last several years, prompting fans to call for better hitters, and more offense. I know I certainly have. The Mets front office has sometimes responded by signing free agent sluggers like Jason Bay and current Met Curtis Granderson. Two players that both had previously produced […]

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Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets […]

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How Valuable Is Juan Lagares?

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
How Valuable Is Juan Lagares?

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, does a very nice job of analyzing the first full season of center fielder Juan Lagares, who he says was arguably the Mets’ most valuable player or at the very least one of their top three. I agree. Offensively, Lagares’ progression was a product of two things: increasing his […]

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Mets, Yankees Prospects Finding Common Ground In Arizona

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets, Yankees Prospects Finding Common Ground In Arizona

It seems odd to think of a Yankees hitting coach working with an up and coming Mets hitter, but when young prospects arrive from around the country to play baseball in the Arizona Fall League, that’s just what happens. Both New York teams have sent a battery of players to Arizona and wouldn’t you know […]

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Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

According to beat writer Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Houston Astros have hired Dave Hudgens as the team’s hitting coach. He joins Gary Pettis as third base coach, and Rich Dauer as first base coach as part of new manager A.J. Hinch’s coaching staff. Hudgens was fired as the Mets’ hitting coach in the middle of this […]

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15 Years Later, The Grand Slam Single Still Endures

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
15 Years Later, The Grand Slam Single Still Endures

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In a clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about […]

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Las Vegas 51′s George Greer Hired By Cardinals

An article by posted on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Las Vegas 51′s George Greer Hired By Cardinals

Las Vegas 51′s hitting coach George Greer has been hired by the St. Louis Cardinals a source told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin this evening. It is not yet known what position Greer will hold with the Cardinals. Former major leaguer John Mabry is currently the Cardinals hitting coach and was recently praised by manager […]

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