Tag: AAA

Featured Post: The Case for Shortstop Javier Baez

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Case for Shortstop Javier Baez

On Sunday, highly-touted Cubs prospect Javier Baez drove a Lucas Giolito curveball over the right-field fence for an opposite-field, two-run homer in the All-Star Futures Game at Target Field. The homer gave the World Team a 2-1 lead at the time, but the U.S. Team prevailed and won the contest 3-2. “It was great,” Baez said […]

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May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

It was 16 years ago today that the Mets acquired Mike Piazza from the Florida Marlins. Oh, if we could only make the same kind of trade today ! A legitimate cleanup hitter, certainly one of the best in the game for one major-league ready prospect in Preston Wilson and two maybes in Geoff Goetz and Ed […]

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Mets Promote Eric Campbell, Expected To Start At First Base Tonight

An article by posted on May 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Promote Eric Campbell, Expected To Start At First Base Tonight

9:20 AM Terry Collins told reporters he expects Lucas Duda to be unavailable again on Saturday as he continues to recover from a bad case of food poisoning that required hospitalization on Friday. This means that Eric Campbell could make his major-league debut against the Phillies tonight at first base. 12:30 AM The New York […]

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Can’t Wait for Montero, Syndergaard, and deGrom? Keep Waiting.

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
Can’t Wait for Montero, Syndergaard, and deGrom?  Keep Waiting.

So when is the next wave of starting pitching coming? We’ve been waiting for the day when the young studs in Las Vegas get to double down and make their way into the Mets starting rotation. Rafael Montero is expected to be first. Noah Syndergaard isn’t expected to be far behind. The forgotten one is […]

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Bobby Abreu… the Bell that Tolls for Ike?

An article by posted on April 6, 2014 0 Comments
Bobby Abreu… the Bell that Tolls for Ike?

The Mets are coming to the realization that they are not going to get much in return via trade for Ike Davis. With Lucas Duda being named the starter (at least for now), one does have to wonder… was the signing of Bobby Abreu a harbinger of Ike’s ultimate release? Sandy Alderson commented earlier in […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: No Excuses, Put Syndergaard In The Rotation

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: No Excuses, Put Syndergaard In The Rotation

Coming off a solid two-inning performance against the Atlanta Braves in his first spring start, Noah Syndergaard drew rave reviews from Mets personnel, fans and bloggers alike. Many of those fans have begun clamoring for the young righty to begin the season in the Mets starting rotation despite the front office’s plan to wait until sometime […]

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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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Mets Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bullpen Projections

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bullpen Projections

As we close in on February and closer to the start of Spring Training, here’s my take on what our Lineup, Bench, Rotation and Bullpen should be to open the season. Note: This is not what I think will happen, but what I would do if I were making the decisions. Starting Lineup 1. Chris Young, RF […]

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Winter Meetings: Bullpen Much Improved, But Mets Looking For Late-Inning Reliever

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Winter Meetings: Bullpen Much Improved, But Mets Looking For Late-Inning Reliever

It’s not even Christmas, but it’s not too early to start looking at the bullpen for 2014.  The 40 man roster currently has eight relievers.  There are 6 or 7 open spots come Opening Day. Sandy Alderson is said to be looking for at least one late-inning reliever. Anthony DiComo of Mets.com reported that the Mets are […]

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The Twelve Percent Solution? The 2005 Edition

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?  The 2005 Edition

I previously posed the question if a player can develop plate discipline at the minor league level to lay off bad pitches, does that translate into major league success?  Let’s do a little rewind to see how a 12% walk rate translated over time, shall we? Over the course of 502 plate appearances, a 12% […]

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