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Power Arms Leathersich and Walters Both Eying Bullpen Spots

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Power Arms Leathersich and Walters Both Eying Bullpen Spots

The Mets ranked eighth in the majors with a 3.68 starters’ ERA last season, finishing ahead of talented staffs from Tampa Bay, Oakland and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. However, the New York bullpen was not as efficient and placed 22nd in the game with a 3.98 ERA while also concluding as one […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 2 Travis d’Arnaud, C

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 2 Travis d’Arnaud, C

2. Travis d’Arnaud, C Height: 6’2” Weight: 195 lbs. Age: 24 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Travis d’Arnaud was the centerpiece in the deal that moved R.A. Dickey to Toronto last offseason and he became the best position prospect the Mets had right way. To give you an idea of his ceiling, let me first mention that he […]

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deGrom Hopes Fast Rise Gives Him Leg Up On Role With Mets

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
deGrom Hopes Fast Rise Gives Him Leg Up On Role With Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that pitching prospect Jacob deGrom hopes his fast rise from St. Lucie to Las Vegas during the 2013 season, continues in 2014. When the Mets added deGrom to the 40-man roster after the 2013 season, it meant an automatic invite to the 2014 big league camp. Rubin shares that while the odds […]

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Jeff Walters Armed and Ready To Win Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Walters Armed and Ready To Win Bullpen Spot

As the Mets players start to trickle down to spring training, some way ahead of schedule, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that right-hander Jeff Walters could be a candidate to break camp with the Mets in the bullpen as suggested by GM Sandy Alderson. Walters saved 38 games last season for Binghamton (AA), which was more than any […]

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Discussing ETAs of Keith Law’s Top Ten Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Discussing ETAs of Keith Law’s Top Ten Mets Prospects

Keith Law came out with his annual prospect rankings series recently, including his overall top 100, and his organizational rankings, both of which were rather surprising to some Mets fans. While the list itself has been gone over with a fine tooth comb, probably the most important thing hasn’t been discussed: when will these prospects […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 3 Rafael Montero, RHP

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 3 Rafael Montero, RHP

3. Rafael Montero, RHP Height: 6’0” Weight: 170 lbs. Age: 23 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Rafael Montero was signed a lot later than international prospects usually are. Most are signed when they turn 16 or 17 years old but the Mets signed him out of the Dominican Republic at the age of 20. You could call him […]

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Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

Marc Carig of Newsday posted a nice piece on Melville, Long Island’s Steven Matz and it was interesting to see what a couple of scouts said about the young lefthander. “If something’s going to get him to the major leagues, it’s going to be the effectiveness of his fastball,” said one rival scout, who believes […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 4 Dominic Smith, 1B

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 4 Dominic Smith, 1B

4. Dominic Smith, 1B Height: 6’0” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 18 Bats/Throws: Left/Left The Mets drafted a 17 year old Dominic Smith with the 11th overall pick of last year’s draft and he didn’t waste any time showing off his skills. In 173 AB’s across the Gulf Coast League and Appalachian League, Smith slashed .301/.398/.439 […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 5 Kevin Plawecki, C

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 5 Kevin Plawecki, C

No. 5 Kevin Plawecki, C Height: 6’2” Weight: 205 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Kevin Plawecki doesn’t quite have the ceiling as Travis d’Arnaud but he’s a nice prospect in his own right. He was drafted in the supplemental first round of the 2012 draft out of Purdue University; a draft in which catching was scarce. […]

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MMO Exclusive: Former Mets 1B Prospect Brian Harrison Discusses Decision To Retire

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Former Mets 1B Prospect Brian Harrison Discusses Decision To Retire

Brian Harrison Applies The Tag We announced a couple weeks ago that 1B Prospect Brian Harrison was retiring from baseball after being drafted in 2010. Knowing it must have been a difficult decision for him to retire and say goodbye to the game at 25, I reached out to Brian to ask him about his […]

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