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Mets Spring Training Battles: The Infield

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Spring Training Battles: The Infield

Now that the Mets’ arbitration slate has been wiped clean and all seven players have agreed to deals that they will undoubtedly repay tenfold in Wins Above Replacement (one can always hope), the only thing left to do is wait for those pitchers and catchers to report already. Hurry up, guys… I know the offseason […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Matthew Koch, RHP

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Matthew Koch, RHP

Matthew Koch, P DOB: 10/2/1990 Bats/Throws:  Left/Right 2013: 82.1 IP, 4.70 ERA, 2.87 FIP, 7.43 K/9, 0.44 B/9 2013 Review Koch began his first full professional season in Low-A Savannah of the Sally League. The former third-round pick out of Louisville would go on to pitch 82.1 innings in 15 starts to go along with three […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 15 Michael Fulmer, RHP

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 15 Michael Fulmer, RHP

15. Michael Fulmer Height: 6’3” Weight: 200 lbs. Age: 20 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Overshadowed by Oklahoma high schoolers Archie Bradley and Dylan Bundy at the time, Michael Fulmer was taken in the supplemental first round of the 2011 draft. He’s a big kid weighing in at 200 lbs. and standing at 6’3” with room to fill […]

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A Promise Kept And A Call To Action

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
A Promise Kept And A Call To Action

It’s a signing waiting to happen. After months of posturing, months of Hot Stove positioning, the coals are getting warm and spring training will soon begin. As of yet, no major league team has signed Stephen Drew to play shortstop for the 2014 season. Will they sign him or will they pass? Speculation has raged […]

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The Folly In Comparing General Managers

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
The Folly In Comparing General Managers

Earlier today, our friend Matthew Cerrone at MetsBlog responded to a mailbag question from a reader who basically wanted to know why Omar Minaya gets so little credit for a team and farm system that is still essentially comprised of a majority of his players. It actually led to a few emails steered in my […]

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Mets Newcomers Sport Unusually High Strikeout Percentages

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Newcomers Sport Unusually High Strikeout Percentages

Coming off a 2013 season that saw the Mets strikeout as much as any other team in the National League, Sandy Alderson and the front office has done little to ensure that they won’t accomplish the same feat. In fact, they may surpass it in 2014. The two major offensive acquisitions made this season by […]

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Mets Top 20 Prospects: The Early Years

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Top 20 Prospects: The Early Years

Technically, this is not a list of the Mets’ Top 20 Prospects going into the 1964 season, but rather a list of the 20 most prominent prospects who were signed by the Mets between 1962 and 1964, before the first Amateur Draft in 1965. It does not include players drafted or acquired from other organizations. […]

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A Yankee Lesson For Nimmo, Cecchini and Some Mets Fans

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
A Yankee Lesson For Nimmo, Cecchini and Some Mets Fans

A good friend of mine recently sent her only child, a son, off to college. I remember those times as heart wrenching moments when each of my three children left the nest. To occupy my mind, I would usually wrap myself around some kind of project. That may have been my friend’s strategy, too. Knowing that I love […]

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MMO Fan Shot: A Middle Infield Of Drew and Kipnis

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: A Middle Infield Of Drew and Kipnis

An MMO Fan Shot by Dave in Spain It’s cold and it’s snowing… Put on your hypothetical thinking caps… The Mets have three major problems that don´t have any obvious in-house solutions: shortstop, first base, and a true leadoff hitter. In an attempt to solve those problems I propose the following: 1. Sign Stephen Drew for 2 […]

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Potential Deals For Ike Davis Are Still Out There

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
Potential Deals For Ike Davis Are Still Out There

Bleacher Report’s lead writer Jason Martinez put together an interesting piece speculating the top potential trade packages the Mets still might pursue to move Ike Davis. Recently, comments from the front office insinuate the search to find Davis a new home might be over. That may be true, but it’s equally possible Sandy Alderson’s comments […]

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