Mets Minors: 5 Sleeper Position Prospects To Watch

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Minors: 5 Sleeper Position Prospects To Watch

The top prospects of every minor league system always seem to receive endless amounts of hype. Most of the time this attention is deserved as elite prospects are often potential game changers for their franchises. However, sometimes the prospects that are rarely discussed can make the strongest impact. Mets fans have witnessed this recently with […]

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Eric Campbell Wants To Add Catcher To Utility Belt

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Wants To Add Catcher To Utility Belt

Eric Campbell recently told reporter Paul Ivice that he wants to add catching to his skill set. “I realized years ago that was going to be my ticket as a utility guy, and if another position needs to be added, I’m all for it.” (Newsday Feb 13) Campbell, 28, slashed .263/.322/.358 in 190 at bats […]

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Steven Matz Could Easily Make MLB Debut In 2015

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Steven Matz Could Easily Make MLB Debut In 2015

A high-ranking Mets executive told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, that lefthanded pitching prospect Steven Matz could very easily make his big-league debut in 2015. “I think Matz will be up before the year is out,” he told Kernan. Last week, Mets Triple-A pitching coach Frank Viola, compared Matz to San Francisco ace  Madison […]

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Top 5 National League Rotations

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Top 5 National League Rotations

With only seven days until pitchers and catchers report to St. Lucie, Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com ranks the top five starting rotations in the National League. 1. Nationals 2. Dodgers 3. Mets – Matt Harvey is back to the top of a formidable rotation. Even if Harvey cannot be the swaggering, dominant ace he was […]

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Ron Darling Will Do Play-By-Play For Spring Games

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Ron Darling Will Do Play-By-Play For Spring Games

Mets color commentator and pitching analyst, Ron Darling, will call seven of SNY’s sixteen televised spring training games starting next month (Newsday). Darling asked executive producer Curt Gowdy Jr. about the role, and he decided to give Darling a chance at it. “I wanted the versatility,” said Darling, an SNY analyst since 2006 and also […]

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LHP Joe Thatcher Signs Minor League Deal With Astros

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LHP Joe Thatcher Signs Minor League Deal With Astros

Chris Cotillo is now reporting that LHP Joe Thatcher has signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros. February 12 According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Mets are among 10 teams that have expressed interest in lefthanded reliever Joe Thatcher. Thatcher, 33, had a 3.86 ERA in 53 appearances for the D-Backs and […]

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Framing A Defensive Argument For Travis d’Arnaud

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Framing A Defensive Argument For Travis d’Arnaud

The following is an in depth look at Travis d’Arnaud’s overall value as a catcher.  The idea that he is incapable of being an everyday backstop is based on two conventional defensive metrics.  The lack of credit surrounding his framing skills leaves something to be desired though.  Stolen bases and passed balls rarely result in […]

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Long Unlocks Key To Brandon Nimmo’s Power

An article by posted on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Long Unlocks Key To Brandon Nimmo’s Power

While Brandon Nimmo has not hit for a lot of power as of yet, that could be about to change. Advice from hitting coach Kevin Long could be the key that unleashes Nimmo’s power potential. Nimmo explains the adjustments he has made at the plate from working with Long in an article by Kevin Kernan […]

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Mets Batting Order Preview

An article by posted on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Batting Order Preview

Spring training is for a lot of things, but I thought I’d save Terry Collins time and suggest a batting order for him. Several slots will automatically fall into place, but where Collins will do his most head scratching will be over the leadoff position. 1. Juan Lagares, CF: He has the speed and at […]

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Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

Today former Mets General Manager Steve Phillips discussed his decision to acquire Mike Piazza in a blockbuster trade with the Florida Marlins on MLB Network Radio (Metsblog). He explained that the best trade is often the one that you don’t make. “Back in 1997, 1998, we had a good little team with the Mets, but […]

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