Tag: 2013

Forward Thinking: The Evolution Of Being One Step Ahead

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Forward Thinking: The Evolution Of Being One Step Ahead

Baseball has always been pioneered by forward-thinkers. These visionary minds have paired their knowledge of the game with foresight to developed ways of staying one step ahead of their competition. However, now with every aspect of the game dissected by experts, media and fans it has become harder to be original. In 1919 Branch Rickey […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Prospect Spotlight: Beck Wheeler, RHP

An article by posted on January 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Prospect Spotlight: Beck Wheeler, RHP

Beck Wheeler DOB: 12/13/1988 Bats/Throws: Right/Right 2013 Total Stats: 50.1 IP, 2.32 ERA, 2.68 FIP, 13.23 K/9, 2.86 BB/9 2013 Review Beck Wheeler pitched the entire season in Low-A Savannah and was dominant in his relief role. He got off to a tremendous start, not allowing an earned run in six April appearances that saw him […]

Continue Reading »

Sports Illustrated Reviews Mets Offseason

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
Sports Illustrated Reviews Mets Offseason

Here is an Offseason Review by Joe Lemire of Sports Illustrated that gives the Mets a Grade of B. It doesn’t look like they are predicting the Mets to win the World Series, so we should be in the clear. New York Mets 2013 Record: 74-88, 3rd place in NL East Run Differential: -65, 22nd in MLB […]

Continue Reading »

Mets’ Most Clutch Hitting Performances of 2013

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Most Clutch Hitting Performances of 2013

It is the middle of January. It is cold. Spring Training is near, only if counting by weeks, but real baseball is still far away. What better time to take a look back at some of the most clutch performances of 2013. Clutch is a word that comes up a lot in the sports lexicon. Fans, […]

Continue Reading »

Dominic Smith Ranked No. 2 Best First Base Prospect

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Ranked No. 2 Best First Base Prospect

Dominic Smith was ranked as the number two best first base prospect by MLB Pipeline today. Scouting Grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 40 | Arm: 50 | Field: 60 | Overall: 55 Smith was perhaps the best pure prep hitter in the 2013 Draft class, and the Mets grabbed him with the 11th overall pick. […]

Continue Reading »

Minors Notes: Mets High On Flores and Lawley, Herrera May Play SS, Smith May Skip Brooklyn

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Minors Notes: Mets High On Flores and Lawley, Herrera May Play SS, Smith May Skip Brooklyn

Here are some takeaways from Thursday’s Q&A with the Mets minor league officials (@MetsFarmReport) on Twitter. When asked who their top power hitter in the system was, Mets officials didn’t hesitate to mention Dustin Lawley. I asked a followup question and wondered if Lawley would stick at Triple-A after the Mets jumped him all the […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Settle On $1.85 Million Deal With Eric Young

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Settle On $1.85 Million Deal With Eric Young

After agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with first baseman Ike Davis earlier today, the Mets settled with another of their players, agreeing to a a one-year, $1.85 million deal with outfielder Eric Young Jr. according to reports. Young, 28, led the National League with 46 stolen bases in 2013 after coming to the Mets […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Finances: How Low Is Too Low To Win?

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Finances: How Low Is Too Low To Win?

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan One of the biggest, if not the biggest, points of contention between Met fans and its ownership is the current state of payroll and spending power. The Mets, in the largest market in the United States, held a payroll in the bottom 10 in baseball and in 2013 […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

Were talking to Mets pitching prospect Robert Whalen today. Rob was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions for me. The soon to be 20 year old righty was selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City (Fla.) High […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

Mike Petriello of ESPN (Insider Subscription) writes that the Mets had one of the best under-the-radar offseasons by signing Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to upgrade their outfield defense. For most of the first third of 2013, he writes, the corner outfielders in New York were Lucas Duda in left and Marlon Byrd in right, flanking a rotating combination of Rick Ankiel, Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and Kirk […]

Continue Reading »