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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 12 Jacob deGrom, RHP

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 12 Jacob deGrom, RHP

12. Jacob deGrom Height: 6’4” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 25 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Jacob deGrom, drafted in the 9th round of the 2010 draft out of Stetson University, is already 25 years old. That does not mean he cannot be considered a true prospect, however. He played shortstop in college so it probably took him longer […]

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Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

Cory Vaughn: he possesses the deadly combination of speed, power, and a smile that can light up a room. He is always interacting and having fun with fans via outlets like Twitter. Vaughn, the Mets’ fourth round pick in the 2010 draft, seemed destined to be one of the future faces of the Mets. Growing […]

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Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 3 Comments
Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

Back in November, I wrote a piece here on MMO entitled Montero is Better Than People Think. You can read that post in its entirety below, but it’s nice to see that Montero is starting to get the kind of recognition he deserves. Montero was recently ranked on MLB’s Top 100 prospect list at No. 85. […]

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Lewin-Gate: Much Ado About Nothing

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Lewin-Gate: Much Ado About Nothing

Who is Josh Lewin and why is his name suffocating my Twitter timeline? Of course I’m kidding, I know that Josh Lewin is that legendary Mets announcer who has entertained the Flushing faithful for decades with that warm and folksy voice that makes one seriously consider turning off the TV and opt for the radio […]

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Around the Diamond: Center Field

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 2 Comments
Around the Diamond: Center Field

In the Mets’ 52 seasons, there have been 26 different Center Fielders who could be classified as the “primary” player in any given season. As we continue this series, who were the ten Mets who have played the most games at each position, we now look at center field. (seasons as the primary in parenthesis) […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.13 Dilson Herrera, 2B

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.13 Dilson Herrera, 2B

13. Dilson Herrera Height: 5’10” Weight: 150 lbs. Age: 19 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Dilson Herrera was acquired as the main piece that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s a small kid but don’t let that fool you. Herrera has what Keith Law describes as 15-20 homer power at his peak. That […]

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Mets Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bullpen Projections

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bullpen Projections

As we close in on February and closer to the start of Spring Training, here’s my take on what our Lineup, Bench, Rotation and Bullpen should be to open the season. Note: This is not what I think will happen, but what I would do if I were making the decisions. Starting Lineup 1. Chris Young, RF […]

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Old Time Mets: John Stephenson

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 5 Comments
Old Time Mets: John Stephenson

If John Stephenson is remembered at all by fans of the early Mets, it’s as the last out of Jim Bunning‘s perfect game. He was so overmatched in striking out, the Mets might as well have plucked a fan out of the stands at random and asked him to get a hit off Bunning. At […]

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Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

The Mets front office, purposefully or not, is damaging the confidence of their young players. The likely starting lineup this year will feature players who have been the subjects of trade rumors, mid-season minor league demotion, or work ethic criticism. It is difficult to pinpoint the result of such degradation yet, but it is hard to […]

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A Breakout Season For Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
A Breakout Season For Daniel Murphy

Earlier in the offseason, there were whispers of Daniel Murphy possibly being moved, which made me think about Murphy’s value, and if it really  is at its peak. If his value is at its peak, should we move him, or should we sign Murphy to an extension and make him part of our future playoff runs?  Let’s […]

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