Mets News & Notes

Shortstop Market: Drew Looking For $9-10 Million

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
Shortstop Market: Drew Looking For $9-10 Million

Stephen Drew is looking for a one year deal worth $9 to $10 million according to Joel Sherman of the Post. However, interested teams see that as too high and not in their price range. Drew’s agent, Scott Boras, has emphasized the career .764 OPS the lefty swinger took into last season as representative of […]

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Terry Collins Now At A Career Crossroads

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Collins Now At A Career Crossroads

Buster Olney, in his latest for ESPN Insider, listed ten MLB players who are at a crossroads in 2015. He also managed to squeeze in one manager. Our manager. “The Mets’ pitching has matured, and Matt Harvey is on track to return from Tommy John surgery in 2015, making this a team poised to make […]

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2015 Breakout Pitcher: Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on December 29, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Breakout Pitcher: Zack Wheeler

Christina Kahrl of ESPN lists righthander Zack Wheeler among her 10 Breakout Pitchers for 2015. “He doesn’t have Jake deGrom’s hair or Matt Harvey’s panache, but the Mets will happily settle for another top-shelf starting pitcher in what might quickly develop into the best rotation in the division within the next year or two. Yes, […]

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Mets vs Marlins: Who Are Better Positioned To Challenge The Nationals?

An article by posted on December 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets vs Marlins: Who Are Better Positioned To Challenge The Nationals?

Joel Sherman of the NY Post asked seven AL and NL team executives who they believed were best positioned to challenge the Nationals for top spot in the NL East between the Mets and the Marlins. AL Assistant GM: “I like the Marlins better at this point. I think their rotations are similar, especially if […]

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MMO Mailbag: What About Yunel Escobar?

An article by posted on December 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: What About Yunel Escobar?

Gabriel asks… With the Rays dealing players left and right, do you see the Mets having any interest in Yunel Escobar? While this saga with Tulo is going on, here you have a guy that’s making $13M for the next two seasons with a team option, won’t cost our top prospects, an excellent defender with […]

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MLB Exec: Mets Laying in the Weeds Looking for Bargains

An article by posted on December 27, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Exec: Mets Laying in the Weeds Looking for Bargains

Joel Sherman of the New York Post asks whether the Mets relatively quiet offseason is a tactical decision, or just a lack of ingenuity by the front office coupled and more evidence that ownership lacks the financial resources to keep up with all the other teams. For example, is Michael Cuddyer the Mets’ big offseason move […]

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Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

An article by posted on December 25, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

Using the latest 2015 FanGraphs projections, David Schoenfield of ESPN.com analyzes the NL East which has the Washington Nationals winning the division with an 88-74 record and a +61 run differential. FG projects the New York Mets and the revamped Miami Marlins to both finish in second place but with only 79 wins, mirroring what […]

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Wright Reaches Out To Children Of Slain NYPD Officer

An article by posted on December 24, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Reaches Out To Children Of Slain NYPD Officer

The two children of recently slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos received a special surprise when Mets third baseman David Wright reached out to them via phone call to share some encouragement and hope during what must be a trying time for them. Justin, 19, and Jayden, 13, are both Mets fans, so you could imagine […]

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Mets Have The Most Homegrown Players On Roster

An article by posted on December 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have The Most Homegrown Players On Roster

In an organizational roster analysis by August Fagerstrom on FanGraphs, he discovers plenty of unique outliers. For one, the Oakland Athletics have only four homegrown players on their 40-man roster – that is, of the 40 players who comprise the current A’s roster, only four were actually drafted by the organization at some point. The […]

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Mazzilli Suspended 50 Games, Tests Positive For Drug Of Abuse

An article by posted on December 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mazzilli Suspended 50 Games, Tests Positive For Drug Of Abuse

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY is reporting that second base prospect L.J. Mazzilli has been suspended 50 games without pay for testing positive for a drug of abuse. “Unfortunately, in life, you cannot go back on a bad decision that was made, and in my case, one that I very much regret. After everything my […]

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