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The Mets’ First Base Competition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ First Base Competition

Who’s on first? Rewind to about a month ago — The Mets seemed fully prepared to head into the 2014 with Lucas Duda at first base, and possibly a platoon situation where Josh Satin would be in the lineup against left-handed pitchers. Ike Davis was on the trading block, and the Mets weren’t actually keeping it […]

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Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

Even if it´s tough to believe for Mets fans, the reason for rather modest projections for 2014 is the lack of trust that analysts have in the – mostly unproven – Mets pitching staff. The Fangraphs ZiPS projection is a good indicator for that. The entire projected opening day pitching staff (i.e. rotation of Niese […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 6 Wilmer Flores, 2B

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 6 Wilmer Flores, 2B

No. 6 Wilmer Flores Height: 6’3” Weight: 190 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Wilmer Flores is a bit of a mystery. He was signed as a free agent out of Venezuela in 2007 and we’ve been hearing about him ever since. Earlier in his career, he drew comparisons to Miguel Cabrera, but those have since […]

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Dillon Gee Keeps Exceeding Expectations

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Keeps Exceeding Expectations

  Adam Rubin posted a great article on Dillon Gee that I would encourage all of you to read. In it, Gee talks about a number of issues both on and off the field including his ordeal with the blocked artery that endangered his health and career. When asked to share his experience rehabbing from […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 7 Cesar Puello, OF

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 7 Cesar Puello, OF

7. Cesar Puello, OF Height: 6’2” Weight: 195 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Some early 2014 Mets top prospect lists do not have Cesar Puello listed in their top 10. While I guess one could make a valid argument that Puello is not a top 10 prospect in the Mets organization, I bet most of […]

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Eric Young Says His Favorite Position To Play Is Leadoff

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Says His Favorite Position To Play Is Leadoff

The Mets posted a short video of Eric Young, Jr today who said that his favorite position to play is leadoff. While not exactly a position, his point was that he’ll play wherever the Mets ask him to as long as it’s everyday and he’s batting first in the batting order. Terry Collins said Monday that […]

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Considering A Mets Infield That Likely Returns Unchanged

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Considering A Mets Infield That Likely Returns Unchanged

Joe D. asked: Even before last season ended, there was a general sense that the Mets infield would be revamped to some degree for the new season. This was further advanced when Sandy Alderson appeared on WFAN and mentioned first base and shortstop as his two top priorities this Winter. It’s now obvious the same […]

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Around the Diamond – Safe at Home

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 13 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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