Tag: 2014

Mets Hire Pat Roessler As Assistant Hitting Coach

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Hire Pat Roessler As Assistant Hitting Coach

The Mets have hired former Yankees director of player development Pat Roessler as their new assistant hitting coach. He had been with the Yankees franchise for nine seasons before being fired last month. Roessler, who has a strong relationship with new Mets hitting coach Kevin Long – who was also fired by the Yankees during the […]

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Top Minor League Performers: Matt den Dekker, AAA

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Top Minor League Performers: Matt den Dekker, AAA

For the second year in a row, the Las Vegas 51’s clinched a division title under manager Wally Backman. They posted a strong 81-63 record this season, and they finished 9.5 games ahead of second place. The 51’s lineup crushed the competition with a league leading average of over six runs a game. However, the […]

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Alderson Wants To Trade A Starting Pitcher Before Spring Training

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Trade A Starting Pitcher Before Spring Training

Sandy Alderson expressed some urgency on Tuesday, regarding his attempts in trying to trade a starting pitcher sooner rather than later. “I think we’d prefer to sort it out before spring training,” Alderson said on Tuesday. “Spring-training trades don’t happen frequently.” Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, and Jon Niese are the three arms that Sandy prefers […]

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Harvey Will Give Mets The Best 1-2-3 Punch In Baseball

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Will Give Mets The Best 1-2-3 Punch In Baseball

Timing is everything.  Matt Harvey is returning to lead the New York Mets rotation, now bolstered with a matured Zack Wheeler and 2014 NL ROY winner Jacob deGrom.  All three have experienced their own setbacks this year, but their talent is in another stratosphere and they’ve each grown from their own experiences.  There may be a […]

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Sacrificing the No. 15 Overall Pick for Cuddyer is Risky Business

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Sacrificing the No. 15 Overall Pick for Cuddyer is Risky Business

Sandy Alderson’s signing of Michael Cuddyer signaled to fans that the future is now for the New York Mets.  Cuddyer has hit over .330 during the last two seasons, with his 2013 success leading the outfielder to the NL batting title.  And with an average of 16.5 home runs per season over the last four […]

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Mets and Michael Cuddyer Agree On 2-Year Deal Worth $21 Million

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets and Michael Cuddyer Agree On 2-Year Deal Worth $21 Million

The Mets and Michael Cuddyer have agreed on a two-year deal, the team announced on Twitter. Joel Sherman reports that the total deal is worth $21 million dollars, with $8.5 million for the 2015 season, and $12.5 million in 2016. According to beat reporters, the Mets simply were not willing to part with any of […]

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Red Sox Not Eager To Trade Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on November 9, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox Not Eager To Trade Yoenis Cespedes

2014: .260 AVG – 36 2B – 22 HR – 100 RBI – .719 OPS Appearing on MLB Network Radio, GM Ben Cherington said the Red Sox will listen to trade proposals for all of their outfielders, but that they’re not eager to deal any one of them including Yoenis Cespedes. “By this time we’ve talked […]

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Mad Money, Bad Returns, Sad Outcomes

An article by posted on November 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mad Money, Bad Returns, Sad Outcomes

Adam LaRoche killed a huge Elk this past week for his hunting show Buck Commander. LaRoche (who I’ve never liked much — not sure why) posted a picture of it on Twitter and my first thought was damn that is one big ass elk … Dan Haren had this to say: “Poor elk, just minding […]

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How Important Is Winning?

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
How Important Is Winning?

Can you imagine Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson or Fred and Jeff Wilpon ever uttering those words? Me either. Winning has become so far removed from the Mets lexicon that even a sixth straight losing season failed to ruffle any feathers or cause an ounce of grief in the executive offices at Citi Field. There were […]

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Fielding Bible Awards: Juan Lagares Named Best Center Fielder In MLB

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
Fielding Bible Awards: Juan Lagares Named Best Center Fielder In MLB

Juan Lagares has been named the top defensive center fielder in the majors for the 2014 season by The Fielding Bible Awards. “His throwing arm in center field is superb and deeply respected by baserunners,” said John Dewan. “He had six Outfield Arm Runs Saved in 2014. But it’s his ability to cover ground that […]

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