Sandy Alderson retreated from a months-long stance that neither Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard had any chance of making the Mets starting rotation out of Spring Training. While a guest on WFAN, the Mets GM announced that the plan for these two exciting power arms will be similar to the tracks taken by Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey. “No chance,” Sandy said. At the time he also said that he expected to see both Syndergaard […]
Standing 6-foot-7 and weighing 265 pounds, 22-year-old Kingsport first baseman Zach Mathieu is a towering sight behind the plate. Hailing from the chilly Northeastern town of Derry, New Hampshire, Mathieu was a multi-sport athlete that actually had his eye on the ice until the age of 14. “My first love actually used to be hockey,” Mathieu said. “I eventually just decided to go with baseball because I couldn’t get rides to the hockey rink.” How could you […]
As reported by the Star Banner, Ted Beck writes that Mets scouts and coaches recently conducted a private workout for standout lefthanded first baseman, Dash Winningham, who hit .429, with 11 home runs and 36 RBI’s last season while playing for Athletic Director/Coach Tommy Bond at Trinity Catholic. Winningham, who led Trinity to the Final Four, has signed on to play with Florida Gulf Coast University. The school is most recently recognized as the home of Dunk City, […]
We all fall in love with certain prospects, and you all know that Gabriel Ynoa is that guy for me. I haven’t spoken about him in a little while, so I figured it was time, right? The Mets honored him as this season’s Pitcher of the Year after he won 15 games to the tune of a 2.72 ERA. Although I would never discredit Steven Matz’s excellent work, Ynoa was certainly an integral part of […]
Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero has joined the Legacy Agency, according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. MLBTR writes that both Baseball America and Jonathan Mayo ranked Montero as the Mets’ No. 3 prospect. Original Post 11/24 – Montero Is Better than People Think Rafael Montero is good. This isn’t breaking news. But with how quickly his name comes up in trade talks makes me wonder if people truly understand how good he really is. Let’s be honest—unless you subscribe to MilbTv, […]
Last week, the Mets the added left-hander Steven Matz and right-handers Jeff Walters, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel to the 40 Man Roster, protecting those players from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Since then, Goeddel has spawned more than a dozen emails to MMO as Mets fans were curious to know more about this talented pitching prospect who the Mets feared would be swiped up in a heartbeat if left unprotected. Erik […]
The terms “discipline at the plate” and “patience at the plate” come up quite often when discussing hitters’ approaches at the plate—especially if you are a Mets fan. This notion that the organization is teaching their hitters to be more patient is a questionable one to say the least. The two terms sound like they mean the same thing, but actually are quite different. Patience refers to working a pitcher, seeing all his pitches, and […]
How many times do we see solid prospects fizzle out due to injury? Experts say that it happens much more with pitchers than with any other position. Scouts try to project a pitcher’s long term health, but it always feels like a gamble with the draft regardless these days. Freak injuries, lack of conditioning, and pure bad luck can all turn a potential star into a career minor leaguer. I guess that’s I’m most happy […]
Update: The Mets added Steven Matz, Jeff Walters, Jake deGrom and Erik Goeddel to the 40-man roster. Kolarek, Dykstra and Gorski are at risk of being selected by another team. We’ll see… * * * * * * * * At midnight tonight, every team in the MLB is required to have their 40-man roster set, positioning themselves for next month’s Rule 5 draft. Players 18-and-under who signed their first professional contract in 2009 and players 19-and-over who signed their first […]
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