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The Wonder Of Spring Training

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Wonder Of Spring Training

Part of the wonder of spring training are the brief glimpses we get of young prospects who might signal better days ahead for Met fans. The young Met pitching prospects have created a buzz around the Met camp that is refreshing. In fact, much of the recent NYC sports radio baseball banter has the big […]

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2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

Author Note: Apparently it’s been almost three weeks since I did my last projection. For a refresher (and my Travis d’Arnaud projection), click here. A target of trade speculation all winter long, Daniel Murphy comes into camp this year as one of the most tenured position players on the Met roster. The 28-year old had […]

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ESPN: Indians Should Trade Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to Mets

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Indians Should Trade Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to Mets

Cristina Kharl of ESPN, wrote a comprehensive post on why she thinks the Mets should trade Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores and RHP prospect Michael Fulmer to the Indians to get Asdrubal Cabrera. The Mets’ gains are pretty obvious, especially if you accept projections of Cabrera rebounding in 2014, whether Baseball Prospectus’ .734 OPS, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS (.736 OPS, 17 […]

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Steven Matz Makes Grapefruit League Debut

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Steven Matz Makes Grapefruit League Debut

You’ve heard the name before, but 2013 was the first real look at the Mets’ LHP prospect Steven Matz due to him missing significant time recovering from arm injuries. I recently named him as my Mets’ pitching prospect to watch in 2014, as he seems to be on a path to be named a top-five […]

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In Defense Of David Wright

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
In Defense Of David Wright

There has been much debate among Mets fans over David Wright. How will he decline, his contract, and most importantly, how good he still is. They have all been controversial issues. For many, the home run totals are enough to say Wright is getting worse. In fact, the slight decline in power has been almost […]

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Davis and Duda Competition Promises To Be A Big Story Line This Spring

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Davis and Duda Competition Promises To Be A Big Story Line This Spring

If their first appearance out of the gates is an indicator, the 2014 Grapefruit Circuit could be a lot of fun for New York Met fans. Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom whet the appetites of the ‘Flushing Faithful’ with scintillating, tantalizing pitching performances, both retiring the minimum six batters in two innings of work, and […]

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Mets Evaluator Says Syndergaard Reminds Him Of 19-Year Old Gooden

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Evaluator Says Syndergaard Reminds Him Of 19-Year Old Gooden

March 1 I just wanted to quickly update this post on Syndergaard with something Mike Puma tweeted last night. Syndergaard’s performance opened eyes. “What I saw yesterday, he’s Dwight Gooden when he was 19 years old,” a NYM talent evaluator said. Hat tip to srt. Also, it’s amazing how this morning there are no less […]

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Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post arrived to Port St. Lucie on Friday and said that the Mets’ spring training camp felt a lot like the Bill Murray classic, Groundhog Day. “Here I am again and the Mets are still waiting for Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada to show us what they […]

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What David Wright’s Victory Really Means

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
What David Wright’s Victory Really Means

I have a confession to make. I didn’t vote for David Wright as the Face of MLB. There. I said it. Wow, that feels good to get off my chest. I will be honest, when I first caught light of this “contest” it was when one of our own writers Tom Watson, posted his displeasure […]

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Noah Syndergaard, God of Thunder

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard, God of Thunder

One of my favorite Mets beat writers is Anthony DiComo who always finds a way to mix in some well-written and insightful player profiles along with his non-stop comprehensive coverage of the team. Last night, I came across a very good read he wrote on Noah Syndergaard, who has been one of the most heavily profiled […]

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