Tag: 2014

Ranking the National League East Third Basemen

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the National League East Third Basemen

Unlike other spots around the diamond, I’m not expecting to see any further change in the East between now and Opening Day. So how do the National League East Third Basemen rank? Let’s take a look and let the debate begin… 1. David Wright (Mets) – This one may very well be a homer call […]

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2015 MMO Top 25 Prospects: Numbers 25-21

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
2015 MMO Top 25 Prospects: Numbers 25-21

Cesar Puello, OF Age: 23 Height: 6’2 Weight: 220 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Last Year: No. 7 Synopsis: No player in the Mets system saw his stock drop further than Cesar Puello, who followed up a breakout 2013 in Binghamton with a disappointing 2014 in AAA Las Vegas. For the year, Puello hit .252 with 7 home […]

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Is Lagares the Best Defensive Center Fielder Ever?

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Is Lagares the Best Defensive Center Fielder Ever?

David Schoenfield of ESPN picked the Mets’ Juan Lagares as the center fielder for his All Underrated Team heading into the 2015 season. “Lagares has certainly received recognition as perhaps the best defensive center fielder in the majors — winning his first Gold Glove in 2014 — but because he’s not a big basher at the […]

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Don’t Count Out Rafael Montero

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Count Out Rafael Montero

I remember the game because it was on my birthday, September 27. A meaningless game but as the season was almost over I felt the need to absorb what precious little baseball was left. I wanted to watch Rafael Montero’s outing because I’d noticed a change in him over his previous few starts. He was […]

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Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

In perusing old magazines ferreting unusual sports stories that might be topics on my Tip-Off sports radio show, I found an interesting quote from the New York Mets’ recently hired hitting coach, Kevin Long. Mind you now, Long had yet to be released by the Yankees and hired by the Mets when he made his […]

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Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

An article by posted on January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

I like to think I stay on top of the news and opinions when it comes to the Mets. Besides for checking online newspapers daily I read at least three popular Mets blogs and follow on Twitter dozens of people who discuss the team. On balance there seems to be a lot of optimism regarding […]

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Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

In every organization, there are players that fly under the radar despite consistently producing at a high level in the minor leagues. Once these players reach minor league free agency, they are finally given a chance to replicate their minor league success in bigs. Last year, utility man Yangervis Solarte broke camp as the Yankees […]

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Akeel Morris Is On The Fast Track

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Akeel Morris Is On The Fast Track

Mets farmhand Akeel Morris is someone you should keep a lookout for. After a rocky season at Kingsport where he went 0-6 and posted a 7.98 ERA in 38.1 innings, the 2010 10th round pick rebounded extremely well and was lights-out in 2013 and again in 2014. By lights out, of course, I mean absolutely […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Why We Need to Stop Worrying About Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Why We Need to Stop Worrying About Wilmer Flores

An MMO Fan Shot by Nick Johnson While it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the Mets will be heading to spring training with “former” top prospect Wilmer Flores manning shortstop, there are signs to suggest that Mets fans should be excited rather than disappointed. Flores is about as polarizing a prospect as it gets for the […]

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What If Wilmer Flores Can’t Cut It Defensively At Shortstop?

An article by posted on January 7, 2015 0 Comments
What If Wilmer Flores Can’t Cut It Defensively At Shortstop?

With the increasing likelihood that Wilmer Flores will be the Mets Opening Day shortstop, here’s a mailbag question I posted on Monday that I now updated. Sandy Alderson just told reporters: “We’ve continued to have conversations about shortstop with other teams, but nothing is likely to occur.” Victor asks… In your Winter Ball update you […]

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