Minor League Stuff

Talking Nimmo, Plawecki, Boyd, Wheeler, Ynoa With Our Sand Gnats Beat Writer

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Talking Nimmo, Plawecki, Boyd, Wheeler, Ynoa With Our Sand Gnats Beat Writer

Hey everyone, enjoy this interview session with our Savannah Sand Gnats beat writer, Wally Murphy, who attended every single Savannah home game for us this year… Thanks, Wally… Joe D.  The Sand Gnats had a tremendous first half, which led them to clinching the playoffs. After Plawecki and Boyd were promoted and left holes in […]

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Montero, Syndergaard, Lawley, Boyd Among 2013 Sterling Award Winners

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Montero, Syndergaard, Lawley, Boyd Among 2013 Sterling Award Winners

The New York Mets today announced that first baseman Allan Dykstra and catcher Kevin Plawecki were named the Sterling Minor League Organizational Co-Players of the Year and righthanded pitcher Gabriel Ynoa earned Sterling Pitcher of the Year honors. In addition, the Mets announced the 2013 Sterling Awards, emblematic of the Most Valuable Player for each of the […]

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Mets Prospect Review: Cesar Puello Completes Suspension, But Oh What A Season

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments

This season was one for the ages for outfielder Cesar Puello. Not only did Puello excel, but he flat out dominated the Eastern League this year, proving that all 5 tools that touted him so high were there all along. The 22 year-old rightfielder hit .326 with 16 homers and 24 steals in 91 games. Because […]

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Baseball America Names Amed Rosario Top Prospect In Appy League

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America Names Amed Rosario Top Prospect In Appy League

Mets shortstop Amed Rosario was named the Appalachian League’s top prospect by Baseball America. Clint Longenecker also ranked righthanders Robert Whalen (#15) and Chris Flexen (#19) to round out his top twenty. BA writes that Rosario showed “star potential” in his debut season and said he is an exceptional athlete with above-average speed. “He could be a star,” […]

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Lets Talk About The Mets’ Future

An article by posted on September 25, 2013 0 Comments
Lets Talk About The Mets’ Future

If there’s anything we’ve become good at these last four years it’s saying “just wait till 2014, 2015, etc.” More specifically, yet ironically lacking specifics, is that we generally say “We’re building for the future” and “Next year.” There’s always this concept of a Master Plan, or something resembling the religious concept of Intelligent Design–that […]

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Brooklyn Cyclones Season Recap Q&A

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones Season Recap Q&A

I hope you all enjoyed my coverage of the Brooklyn Cyclones this summer. I certainly did! It was great to meet and interact with many of the team’s recent draft picks to see what’s in store for the future. And of course, Rich Donnelly is an awesome baseball mind, so it was great to hear […]

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A Q&A With FSL Player of the Year Dustin Lawley

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
A Q&A With FSL Player of the Year Dustin Lawley

This was an interesting season for the St. Lucie Mets. In the first half they finished in second place, eight games out of first and missed making the playoffs.  In the second half, they fought and nearly pulled off a miracle at the end before running out of time.  It was a very good season for […]

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Mets Minors Week in Review: Centeno and Tovar Both Make MLB Debuts

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors Week in Review: Centeno and Tovar Both Make MLB Debuts

There may not be much action happening on the field for the Mets minor league system at this point in the year, but there was plenty going on at MMN this past week. Mike Kerwick at Baseball America handed out organizational awards to Mets minor leaguers, crowning Rafael Montero and Wilmer Flores as the pitcher […]

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Little Willy Drives Them Silly In Debut

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Little Willy Drives Them Silly In Debut

North side, east side Little Willy Willy wears the crown He’s the best damn shortstop ’round town Backhand, forehand Willy drives them silly He’s a contact bat an’ a whole bunch more than that ‘Cos little Willy, Willy won’t go home But you can’t push Willy round, Willy won’t go Try tellin’ everybody but, oh […]

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Wilfredo Tovar Won’t Start Tonight, But Available Off Bench

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Wilfredo Tovar Won’t Start Tonight, But Available Off Bench

With Ruben Tejada lost for the season due to a broken leg, the Mets have promoted shortstop Wilfredo Tovar. According to today’s media notes, he is not in tonight’s starting lineup, but will be available off the bench to Terry Collins. I had the privilege of enjoying a summer of baseball watching Wilfredo Tovar play shortstop […]

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