Tag: 2013

Are We Better In 2014 Than 2013: Position Players

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Better In 2014 Than 2013: Position Players

I thought it might be fun to take a look at where we are right now, in comparison to last year at this time.  To make things a little more comparable, lets assume that today’s roster is what we open the season with. Behind the plate Travis d’Arnaud is replacing John Buck, and while TDA […]

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Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

The Mets front office, purposefully or not, is damaging the confidence of their young players. The likely starting lineup this year will feature players who have been the subjects of trade rumors, mid-season minor league demotion, or work ethic criticism. It is difficult to pinpoint the result of such degradation yet, but it is hard to […]

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David Wynn Is Walking By Faith

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
David Wynn Is Walking By Faith

David Wynn has a tattoo that says, “Walk by Faith”, and that is exactly what he has had to do in pursuit of his Major League Dream. At 5’10″ and 168 lbs, Wynn’s journey to what he hopes will someday be the mound at Citi Field almost never began. A long shot of long shots, […]

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A Breakout Season For Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
A Breakout Season For Daniel Murphy

Earlier in the offseason, there were whispers of Daniel Murphy possibly being moved, which made me think about Murphy’s value, and if it really  is at its peak. If his value is at its peak, should we move him, or should we sign Murphy to an extension and make him part of our future playoff runs?  Let’s […]

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Balfour Turns Down Mets Offer, Signs For $12 Million With Rays

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Balfour Turns Down Mets Offer, Signs For $12 Million With Rays

3:45 PM Update: Adam Rubin writes on Twitter, “I’m told point blank from ultra-reliable Mets source: Mets had same offer to Balfour as Rays, but he preferred living in Florida.” 3:00 PM Original Post: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, reports that the Mets offered RHP  Grant Balfour a larger deal than the two-year, $12 million contract […]

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Juan Lagares Named MLB’s Top Dominican Rookie

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Named MLB’s Top Dominican Rookie

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares was named Major League Baseball’s top Dominican Rookie by a panel of Dominican sports writers. Lagares, 25, is coming off a solid campaign in Winter Ball that saw him bat .342/.379/.412 with 16 RBIs and five stolen bases in 114 regular-season at-bats. During the 2013 regular season, Lagares finished with a .242/.281/.352 batting […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Matthew Koch, RHP

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Matthew Koch, RHP

Matthew Koch, P DOB: 10/2/1990 Bats/Throws:  Left/Right 2013: 82.1 IP, 4.70 ERA, 2.87 FIP, 7.43 K/9, 0.44 B/9 2013 Review Koch began his first full professional season in Low-A Savannah of the Sally League. The former third-round pick out of Louisville would go on to pitch 82.1 innings in 15 starts to go along with three […]

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Braves Bring Back Freddy Garcia On Minors Deal

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Bring Back Freddy Garcia On Minors Deal

Righthander Freddy Garcia will be bringing his glove and his arm back to Atlanta after agreeing to a minor league deal with the Braves today. Garcia, 37, had a decent season in 2013, posting a 4.37 ERA in 80.1 innings pitching for both the Orioles and Braves. However, he really sparkled once he got to Atlanta […]

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Mets Opening Day Starters Who Had The Briefest MLB Careers

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Starters Who Had The Briefest MLB Careers

Since 1980, The following ten position players had the briefest Major League careers and started for the Mets on Opening Day. 10 – Ryan Thompson – Thompson was the Opening Day Center Fielder in 1994 and appeared in 416 Major League games. He played in 9 Major League seasons (1992-1996, 1999-2002) with the Mets, Indians, […]

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Mets Newcomers Sport Unusually High Strikeout Percentages

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Newcomers Sport Unusually High Strikeout Percentages

Coming off a 2013 season that saw the Mets strikeout as much as any other team in the National League, Sandy Alderson and the front office has done little to ensure that they won’t accomplish the same feat. In fact, they may surpass it in 2014. The two major offensive acquisitions made this season by […]

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