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Around the Diamond – Safe at Home

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – Safe at Home

In the 52 seasons the Mets have played, they have had 23 different catchers who would be considered their “primary” catcher in any given season. The following players have caught the most games in a Mets uniform. (seasons as the primary catcher in parenthesis) 10. Vance Wilson (2003) – Vance appeared in 255 games as catcher […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 8 Amed Rosario, SS

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 8 Amed Rosario, SS

8. Amed Rosario, SS Height: 6’2” Weight: 170 lbs. Age: 18 Bats/Throws: Right/Right I’m sure everyone has heard by now that Amed Rosario was ranked the number one prospect in the Appalachian League despite slashing .241/.279/.358 in 212 AB’s. He is still very much an extremely raw player so it’s a bit too early to […]

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The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

There was a nice Q&A over on Metsblog with Mets’ hitting coach Dave Hudgens, who gave a little insight into what the Mets’ hitting philosophy is. Hudgens also spends a little time talking about Ike Davis and his recent woes, and seems pretty confident that he can turn things around. Matt Cerrone highlights one quote in […]

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MMO Exclusive: Randy Fontanez Leads Puerto Rico Into Caribbean Series

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Randy Fontanez Leads Puerto Rico Into Caribbean Series

When Randy Fontanez played on Team Puerto Rico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic it was an honor for him to represent his homeland, “The World Baseball Classic was the best thing to ever happen to me closely followed by the no-hitter I threw against Notre Dame.” Fontanez continues, “The experience I gained from those three weeks are […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 9 Brandon Nimmo, OF

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 9 Brandon Nimmo, OF

9. Brandon Nimmo, OF Height: 6’3” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 20 Bats/Throws: Left/Right Like Cecchini, Brandon Nimmo was a first round draft pick that not everyone was thrilled about. However, in this case it was not about his lack of ceiling because he has plenty of that. Nimmo drew some criticism as the thirteenth overall […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 10 Steven Matz, LHP

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 10 Steven Matz, LHP

10. Steven Matz Height: 6’2” Weight: 192 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Left Steven Matz finally put together a full season in professional baseball last year, which was an encouraging sign in itself. Even more encouraging was the extent of the success he had. In 106.1 IP, Matz blew away hitters with 121 K’s, a 2.62 […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 11 Gavin Cecchini, SS

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 11 Gavin Cecchini, SS

11. Gavin Cecchini Height: 6’1” Weight: 180 lbs. Age: 20 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Gavin Cecchini receives his fair share of criticism because his ceiling is not as high as your traditional first round draft pick. The Mets took Cecchini with the 12th overall pick in the 2012 draft because his already impressive floor provided somewhat of […]

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Mets “Still Looking For More Players”

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets “Still Looking For More Players”

Mets fans felt mixed views on Thursday after Sandy Alderson admitted the club are still looking for new players, despite their already-burgeoning roster. The general manager spoke to the Daily Pennsylvanian about life at Citi Field and revealed the club is still on the hunt for more players before Spring Training. “The offseason develops over […]

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Building A Case For Wilmer Flores At Shortstop

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Building A Case For Wilmer Flores At Shortstop

By this point, everyone has heard that Sandy Alderson alluded to the fact that arguably the Mets’ best offensive prospect, Wilmer Flores, will be given time at shortstop this spring. We have been hearing for years that Flores was moved away from the position due to a lack of range. Flores, now 22, hasn’t played […]

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Sporting News Mets Projections

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Sporting News Mets Projections

The start of spring training has fantasy baseball enthusiasts pouring over magazines and scouring the internet for the latest baseball data to help make winning draft selections. Today, I made my first reading of the Sporting News BASEBALL Fantasy Source. Just for fun, I decided to dedicate my first reading to the Mets. Were there […]

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