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 the lineup, did you think they still had a chance to win the championship? When Kevin Plawecki and Jayce Boyd […]
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 organization’s nine minor league affiliates. Righthanded pitcher Rafael Montero was the Sterling recipient at Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific […]
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 of that, he was ranked by MetsMinors.net as the Sixth Best Prospect in the system despite being suspended for 50 […]
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,” a scout said. “He is 17 and can drive the ball to right-center field like a man. He has very […]
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 Sandy Alderson has been building this team from the farm up, evolving our philosophies, shifting our statistical focus, and player […]
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 his perspective each night. Below is a Q&A between myself and the MMO staff discussing the Cyclones’ season. It may […]
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 a team with some talented hitters. One of those hitters, outfielder Dustin Lawley, put up impressive numbers. He was awarded with […]
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 and player of the year, respectively. Timothy Gilbert gave us a quick recap of the Triple-A championship winning Omaha Storm […]
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 no Little Willy, Willy won’t go home Lyrics adapted from “Little Willy” by The Sweet I know, I know, don’t […]
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