Tag: 2013

2013 Organizational Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
2013 Organizational Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

Normally, the lower levels on the minor leagues serve the purpose of developing young players fresh out of the June MLB draft and to get them accustomed to life in professional baseball. But for the Brooklyn Cyclones, making the playoffs has basically been a perennial feat. However, the 2013 summer short season ended without a […]

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The Mets’ First Base Competition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ First Base Competition

Who’s on first? Rewind to about a month ago — The Mets seemed fully prepared to head into the 2014 with Lucas Duda at first base, and possibly a platoon situation where Josh Satin would be in the lineup against left-handed pitchers. Ike Davis was on the trading block, and the Mets weren’t actually keeping it […]

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Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

Even if it´s tough to believe for Mets fans, the reason for rather modest projections for 2014 is the lack of trust that analysts have in the – mostly unproven – Mets pitching staff. The Fangraphs ZiPS projection is a good indicator for that. The entire projected opening day pitching staff (i.e. rotation of Niese […]

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Dillon Gee Keeps Exceeding Expectations

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Keeps Exceeding Expectations

  Adam Rubin posted a great article on Dillon Gee that I would encourage all of you to read. In it, Gee talks about a number of issues both on and off the field including his ordeal with the blocked artery that endangered his health and career. When asked to share his experience rehabbing from […]

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Considering A Mets Infield That Likely Returns Unchanged

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Considering A Mets Infield That Likely Returns Unchanged

Joe D. asked: Even before last season ended, there was a general sense that the Mets infield would be revamped to some degree for the new season. This was further advanced when Sandy Alderson appeared on WFAN and mentioned first base and shortstop as his two top priorities this Winter. It’s now obvious the same […]

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The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

There was a nice Q&A over on Metsblog with Mets’ hitting coach Dave Hudgens, who gave a little insight into what the Mets’ hitting philosophy is. Hudgens also spends a little time talking about Ike Davis and his recent woes, and seems pretty confident that he can turn things around. Matt Cerrone highlights one quote in […]

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Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

1. It’s All In The Rearview Mirror “It’s all in the rearview mirror,” Wilpon said about past financial woes last year as the 2013 spring training started, “The family is in great shape. The family really is in great shape. There’s no one in my family — there’s the Katz family, the Wilpon family, kids […]

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Hits & Misses: Mets Going Dutch, Still Searching For Reyes’ Replacement

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Mets Going Dutch, Still Searching For Reyes’ Replacement

On Saturday, we posted something about the article in the New York Times by Tim Rohan about some of the Mets players that were going to the strength and conditioning camp in Michigan run by Mets adviser, Mike Barwis. The training program was voluntary, but it was the Mets who suggested to Ruben Tejada and […]

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Are We Better In 2014: The Bullpen

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Better In 2014: The Bullpen

In the final part of the “Are We Better?” series, we’ll focus on the bullpen. On the outside looking in, the 2013 Mets pitching staff seemed like a strength of the organization.  Our rotation finished with the 8th best ERA amongst all teams, and the bullpen seemed to be average, with good seasons from Bobby Parnell, LaTroy […]

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The Nickel and Dime Image of the Mets

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Nickel and Dime Image of the Mets

In an article that was very critical of the Mets, Barry Federovitch fired several shots across the bow of the franchise with his point being that the Mets continue to come up short on and off the field. The nickel-and-dime image of the Mets hasn’t completely gone away, and with the Yankees spending as much as […]

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