MLB Spotlight: Brett Lawrie, Baseball’s Next Superstar?

An article by posted on 25/03/2012 0 Comments
MLB Spotlight: Brett Lawrie, Baseball’s Next Superstar?

Jayson Stark of ESPN grabbed my attention this morning when he posted this chart showing how Toronto Blue Jays’ phenom Brett Lawrie, stacked up against some of the all time greats with his .953 OPS last season. That’s some pretty amazing company and at 22 years old, Brett Lawrie is ready to explode onto the […]

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Old Time Mets – Warren Spahn

An article by posted on 25/03/2012 0 Comments
Old Time Mets – Warren Spahn

Warren Spahn was one of the greatest lefthanded pitchers of all time. Warren Spahn also pitched for the Mets. Unfortunately, those two facts are mutually exclusive. Spahn was a great pitcher for the Braves for many years, a perennial 20-game winner and a real workhorse, regularly logging over 250 innings and 20 complete games a […]

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Torres “Touch And Go” For Opening Day

An article by posted on 25/03/2012 0 Comments
Torres “Touch And Go” For Opening Day

While talking to reporters about the health of center fielder Andres Torres (calf strain), general manager Sandy Alderson described his chances for being ready on Opening Day as “touch and go”. He also indicated his preference for a “natural centerfielder” when the team breaks camp on April 4. According to Terry Collins, there has been no […]

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2012 Draft: Top 25 College Prospects, C Mike Zunino Scouting Report

An article by posted on 24/03/2012 0 Comments
2012 Draft: Top 25 College Prospects, C Mike Zunino Scouting Report

MLB Draft Countdown just released their Top 25 College Prospects. They believe that this year’s crop is much weaker than that of 2011, but that there are still several players with incredibly high upside. 1. Mike Zunino, C, Florida - Great power, phenomenal defense and exceptional leadership skills 2. Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford - Mid 90s fastball and […]

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Tommy John Surgery Ends Season For Ryan Madson

An article by posted on 24/03/2012 0 Comments
Tommy John Surgery Ends Season For Ryan Madson

Tough break for the Cincinnati Reds and their new closer Ryan Madson who will miss the 2012 season because of Tommy John surgery. Following an examination in Cincinnati on Saturday morning, the club announced that Madson’s elbow ligament had torn completely off the bone. Madson never got to pitch in any Spring Training games, and because he was […]

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Mets Would Like To Trade Pelfrey

An article by posted on 24/03/2012 0 Comments
Mets Would Like To Trade Pelfrey

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mets would like to trade Mike Pelfrey: Tough market. But rival exec says, “best thing for him might be to get out of New York.” It’s time. Just do it. –  Joe D. Original Post 3/23 Mike Pelfrey continues to tick me off. This time, it is hearing the news […]

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MMO Mailbag: Which Prospects Will We See In 2012?

An article by posted on 24/03/2012 0 Comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while mostly because after the Hot Stove season winds down in January, we don’t get as many questions and email until we start getting closer to Opening Day, which I am happy to say is in 12 days. What prospects do you think we’ll definitely see play […]

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Let Ruben Tejada Be Ruben Tejada, Whatever That Is

An article by posted on 24/03/2012 0 Comments
Let Ruben Tejada Be Ruben Tejada, Whatever That Is

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger had a good read this morning on Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. In it he points out that Tejada should simply focus his game on getting on base. He compares Tejada to Jose Reyes at the same age. Compared with his predecessor, Tejada is smaller, slower, more placid, a possessor of […]

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Zack Wheeler: The Mets Savior?

An article by posted on 24/03/2012 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler: The Mets Savior?

Most people under sell what Carlos Beltran accomplished over his career with the New York Mets. When the reality of the situation is you could actually make a case he is the Mets best position player of All-Time. It may not seem like he earned his enormous 7-year 119 million dollar deal, due to long […]

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Collins Seriously Considering Den Dekker

An article by posted on 24/03/2012 0 Comments
Collins Seriously Considering Den Dekker

While speaking with reporters following the Mets loss against the Braves this afternoon, Terry Collins said that prospect Matt Den Dekker is a “legitimate consideration” for making the opening day roster. Den Dekker is just 3-for-19 (.158) so far in spring, although two of his hits (double, triple) have gone for extra bases. He does have three […]

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