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2012 New York Mets Organizational Draft Focus

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
2012 New York Mets Organizational Draft Focus

With all the mock drafts coming out these days, there is plenty of information surfacing about who the top picks will be, and what their budding skill-sets are like. But what about the Mets? What sort of draft strategy will suit them best heading into the MLB Amateur Draft of 2012? There is the old […]

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Will Mets Regret Not Adding A Starter?

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Will Mets Regret Not Adding A Starter?

With Mets pitchers and catchers set to report later this morning, lets take a look at a couple of things Sandy Alderson said over the weekend when he spoke to reporters in St. Lucie. I was a little taken back by what he said when he was asked where he’d like to see the team do […]

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Mets Minors Q&A With Seedlings To Stars – Part Two

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors Q&A With Seedlings To Stars – Part Two

Here is the second and final part of the Q & A I conducted with Wally Fish and Nathaniel Stoltz, two of the guys behind the great baseball site Seedlings To Stars. Who is most likely the shortstop of the future for the Mets Jordany Valdespin or Danny Muno? Nathaniel: I have to take Valdespin […]

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St Lucie To Flushing: 2012 MLB Mock Draft 1.0, Pre-Season Mets Top 20

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
St Lucie To Flushing: 2012 MLB Mock Draft 1.0, Pre-Season Mets Top 20

I recently did a Top 20 Mets Prospect List of my own which you can check out at my other site, St. Lucie To Flushing. Not so different then many others you’ve probably read. However I do have one guy higher than most people and that is SS Philip Evans. He was drafted in the […]

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Backman Introduced As Bisons’ New Manager, Will Wear No. 8 For Gary

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Backman Introduced As Bisons’ New Manager, Will Wear No. 8 For Gary

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reported that new Bisons manager Wally Backman, will wear uniform No. 8 to honor former teammate Gary Carter who passed away yesterday. He made the announcement during a team cermenony where he was being formally introduced as Buffalo’s new skipper for the 2012 season. The longtime former Mets second baseman, […]

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2012 Buffalo Bisons Coaching Staff

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Buffalo Bisons Coaching Staff

The New York Mets today announced the Bisons’ 2012 coaching staff as follows: Wally Backman – Manager Wally Backman will enter his first season as Bisons manager in 2012. Backman, 52, is entering his 10th managerial season and his third in the Mets organization. Overall, he has a record of 534-488 (.523) with two league championships […]

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Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Rob Carson

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Rob Carson

I contacted Rob Carson, left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets by phone on Monday, less than a week before he is due to leave for spring training in Port. St. Lucie. This year spring training will be a little different for Carson, because he will be in the big league camp for the first time, […]

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Wheeler, Harvey Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 14, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler, Harvey Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects

This is starting to become old hat, but still worth mentioning. ESPN’s Keith Law (Insider Subscribers) posted his annual Top 100 Prospects and the Mets’ Zack Wheeler checked in at #27 while Matt Harvey cruised in at #38. Zack Wheeler: “He will touch 97 mph and sit at least 91-94 with an above-average curveball that has shown it can […]

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Get To Know Mets Minor League Pitcher Eric Niesen

An article by posted on February 14, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Minor League Pitcher Eric Niesen

I had the pleasure of chatting with minor league hurler Eric Niesen. Niesen began his professional career by being selected in the 3rd round of the 2007 MLB amateur draft by the Mets out of Wake Forest Academy. The now 25-year old Michigan native was first assigned to the Brooklyn Cyclones and was making his […]

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Prospect Retro: Darryl Strawberry

An article by posted on February 14, 2012 0 Comments
Prospect Retro: Darryl Strawberry

I was looking around my university’s library this afternoon and I came across one of the best books I’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s a book called The Scouting Report: 1983. Just as the title implies, the book is a compilation of scouting reports on every Major Leauge Baseball player going into the 1983 season, and it […]

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