Tag: 2013

Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia hasn’t thrown a lot this winter, but when he has, he’s been lights out, missing a ton of bats and flashing the mid-to-upper-90s velocity that has scouts raving, writes Baseball Prospectus. You can’t put a lot of stock in winter league performances, but you can put a ton of stock in young pitchers returning […]

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Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

Two and a half years have passed since Sandy Alderson traded Carlos Beltran to the Giants for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. At the time, the move was widely praised. In fact, most considered it a steal, particularly since Beltran went on to sign with the Cardinals that offseason making the deal a clear loser […]

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When Is A Good OBP Not So Good

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
When Is A Good OBP Not So Good

Egads… What’s that picture of Luis Castillo doing up there? I bet you didn’t think you’d see him again, right? While I was reading through some comments, I came across an interesting exchange I serendipitously started when I wrote that signing Stephen Drew could end up being as bad as the Luis Castillo signing. Then […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Xorge Carrillo, C

An article by posted on December 24, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Xorge Carrillo, C

Former Binghamton Mets catcher Xorge Carrillo has turned up the heat in winter ball, batting .350/.373/.550 with two home runs and 11 RBI in his last ten games. With this recent flurry, Carrillo has improved his Mexican League average to .291 with a .355 on-base, three home runs and 25 RBI in 165 at-bats. Xorge Carrillo, C DOB: […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Duda Not Perfect, But Best Option For Mets Right Now

An article by posted on December 23, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Duda Not Perfect, But Best Option For Mets Right Now

An MMO Fan Shot by Michael Mandelkern Lucas Duda could be the New York Mets’ best option to start at first base next year. Even though he has not played a full season, his OBP and OPS statistics look promising. He has raw power too. But most importantly to General Manager Sandy Alderson, he comes […]

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The Free Agent Market Shifts to Pitching

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Free Agent Market Shifts to Pitching

With Shin-Soo Choo now going to the Rangers, the top of the remaining free agent market shifts to pitching. The most coveted starting pitcher on the market this year, Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka, may or may not be posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles. The possibility still exists that he may be posted prior to […]

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After Seeing Shin-Soo Choo’s Contract, Was Curtis Granderson A Steal For The Mets?

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
After Seeing Shin-Soo Choo’s Contract, Was Curtis Granderson A Steal For The Mets?

The New York Mets Blogosphere and Twittersphere was buzzing yesterday after Shin-Soo Choo inked a seven-year deal with the Texas Rangers for $130 million. At face value, it looks like the Mets got an absolute steal when they signed Curtis Granderson for four years at $60 million. The tweets lit up my Tweetdeck, and posts […]

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Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

Oh man, did MLB Network’s Brian Kenny tick me off last night, when he revealed his 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot. Here is what he posted: My HOF ballot: Maddux, Thomas, Raines, Biggio, Schilling, Martinez, McGriff, Glavine, Mussina, Trammell. @CHConfidential — Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) December 20, 2013 You may have noticed that Mike Piazza is […]

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The 2014 Mets Roster Is No Better Than In 2013

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
The 2014 Mets Roster Is No Better Than In 2013

The dust is starting to settle on what has been one of the busiest off-seasons the New York Mets have had in a few years. However, as the dust settles, it’s becoming more and more evident that this Mets roster is no better than the roster of 2013. The signings that have been made this […]

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Featured Post: An In-Depth Look at Potential Trade Targets for SS

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: An In-Depth Look at Potential Trade Targets for SS

It’s no secret that shortstop was the worst position for the Mets during the 2013 season.  Ruben Tejada fell out of favor early by showing up to camp out of shape resulting in a very disappointing season both defensively and offensively.  In 57 games, Tejada produced a slash line of .202/.259/.260 and eventually broke his […]

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