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Mets Payroll Is Not a Story in 2016

An article by posted on February 10, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Payroll Is Not a Story in 2016

When is a story not a story?  I found myself asking that question when I read a recent article on Deadspin that bashes the current state of the Wilpons’ real estate business and Fred Wilpon’s handling of it, citing they’ve lost millions. The article also suggest that the recent signing of Yoenis Cespedes was not necessarily a […]

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Underrated: Lucas Duda is a Top Ten First Baseman

An article by posted on February 9, 2016 0 Comments
Underrated: Lucas Duda is a Top Ten First Baseman

The MLB Network is almost done with their annual “Top Ten Right Now” series, having gone through every position aside from Right Field and Catcher. So far, the New York Mets have not been well represented—the “Shredder” has not been kind to the Metropolitans. We have had two players make the cut so far—Neil Walker […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Doubles Down, Says Goal Is Winning The World Series

An article by posted on February 9, 2016 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Doubles Down, Says Goal Is Winning The World Series

I wanted to update this thread with some new quotes from Travis d’Arnaud, who had some glowing assessments of the young starters in the Mets rotation in an interview he did with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “They all have guts,” d’Arnaud said. “They all pitch with their heart. They all pitch with […]

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Erik Goeddel An Arm To Keep An Eye On

An article by posted on February 9, 2016 0 Comments
Erik Goeddel An Arm To Keep An Eye On

With the news Monday that RHP Tyler Clippard signed a 2-year $12.5 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, it seems the Mets bullpen is quite set, albeit a minor league signing or two. Throughout the offseason, fans were calling for general manager Sandy Alderson to address the bullpen inefficiencies. Deploying a deep bullpen has been […]

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Zack Wheeler, The Ace Up The Mets’ Sleeve

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler, The Ace Up The Mets’ Sleeve

Tommy. John. Those are two words that no player wants to hear, especially pitchers. Unfortunately, Zack Wheeler‘s worst fear became a reality once he went under the knife on March 25, 2015. From that moment on, it has been sheer grit and determination to get back onto the diamond and rejoin the what should be […]

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Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

Four winters ago, fans of almost any other team had good reason to be envious of the Washington Nationals. They were lucky – blessed, really – that their previous futility had earned them the top slot in the draft in consecutive years that produced once-in-a-generation talents in Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, their window for […]

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What Will Familia Do For An Encore This Season

An article by posted on February 7, 2016 0 Comments
What Will Familia Do For An Encore This Season

With Antonio Bastardo already in camp, the New York Mets bullpen will start to take form. There’s a battle for the last spot, depending on whether Sean Gilmartin, Rafael Montero or Logan Verrett can fill the sixth starter role. Bastardo believes he’ll be the answer in the 8th inning, although Addison Reed will likely have something […]

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Brian Cole: The Best Mets Prospect We Never Saw

An article by posted on February 7, 2016 0 Comments
Brian Cole: The Best Mets Prospect We Never Saw

So one of my writers sent me a link to Baseball America asking me to check out last week’s Ask BA feature. A reader posed the following question to  J.J. Cooper: “Who are the best prospects such as Grant Desme who never made MLB either by choice, injury, accident or other causes?” Before I even got to Cooper’s […]

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Featured Post: Jim Callis Talks Mets Prospects With MMO

An article by posted on February 6, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Jim Callis Talks Mets Prospects With MMO

Update: MLB Pipeline released their Top 100 Prospects last night with four Mets on the list: Gavin Cecchini #87, Amed Rosario #79, Dominic Smith #51, and Steven Matz at #15. Full write up to come.  The following is an interview I conducted with the great Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline who you can follow on […]

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Jacob deGrom Just Keeps Getting Better

An article by posted on February 6, 2016 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Just Keeps Getting Better

Despite being omitted from MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now list, RHP Jacob deGrom‘s stock continues to rise, and for great reason. The 27 year-old has been improving since his debut in 2014, and has the chance to prove that he belongs in the top 5 best pitchers in baseball in 2016. Start with the fact that […]

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Michael Conforto: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Michael Conforto: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

It’s a shame that left-fielder Michael Conforto won’t count as a rookie this year, because I surmise he would’ve given Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager a real run for his money in the Rookie of the Year ballot. In fact, there are a lot of similarities that follow both Seager and Conforto. Both are right-handed throwers […]

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