Tag: 2013

The Mets May Look Great in Their Uniforms, But Can They Play?

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets May Look Great in Their Uniforms, But Can They Play?

If the way the Mets look in their uniforms this spring is any indication of how well they will play, the Mets may be on pace for a playoff run this season. The problem is, the correlation of a player’s waist size and the ability to hit a major league fastball…or curveball…or slider…or changeup, is […]

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Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

There are many players that have a lot to prove in 2014. Let’s break it down between our position players and pitchers.  Position Players Ruben Tejada needs to prove he is a major league shortstop.  Daniel Murphy needs to prove he can improve defensively, while maintaining his offensive prowess.  Ike Davis needs to prove that […]

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Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

While the Mets plethora of pitching prospects often receives the most attention, they have some talented offensive players in the minors as well. In an excellent article for the New York Post, Fred Kerber spoke with Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki– two young hitters about to enter their first big league camp. Nimmo, the 13th pick in the 2011 […]

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Spring Training Battles: Will Consistency be Rewarded at First Base?

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Battles: Will Consistency be Rewarded at First Base?

In an article written Monday for the New York Post, Ken Davidoff asked 30 questions, one for each major league team as they head to spring training. Of the Mets, Davidoff asked the following. “Who is the starting first baseman, and does the loser of the Ike Davis/Lucas Duda competition stick around?” The answer to […]

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Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on on Tuesday, said Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will be in center field when he was asked to clear up this whole center field confusion. He told Francesa that Chris Young was promised some at-bats early in the season to show he can hit righthanded pitching and […]

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Jeff Walters Armed and Ready To Win Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Walters Armed and Ready To Win Bullpen Spot

As the Mets players start to trickle down to spring training, some way ahead of schedule, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that right-hander Jeff Walters could be a candidate to break camp with the Mets in the bullpen as suggested by GM Sandy Alderson. Walters saved 38 games last season for Binghamton (AA), which was more than any […]

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NL East Projection By Rank Points

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
NL East Projection By Rank Points

Sandy Alderson and his front office have spent all winter trying to address the Mets weaknesses and shortcomings in an attempt to put a much improved product on the field for the 2014 season. Or in other words, they’ve been doing exactly what 29 other MLB front offices have been doing. However, for this particular […]

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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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