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Yasmani Tomas Having Private Workout For Phillies Today

An article by posted on September 22, 2014 0 Comments
Yasmani Tomas Having Private Workout For Phillies Today

Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas held his showcase in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, and by all accounts every major league team including the Mets had scouts in attendance. The most serious potential suitors had their front office brass there. Now the pretenders can go home and return to their regularly scheduled programming, while the contenders ask Tomas […]

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First-Rounder Michael Conforto Signs Contract At Citi Field

An article by posted on July 11, 2014 0 Comments
First-Rounder Michael Conforto Signs Contract At Citi Field

Michael Conforto was at Citi Field today to sign his new contract with the Mets. Also on hand were Scott Boras and fellow client Matt Harvey. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports first reported that the Mets reached an agreement with their first round pick and that the official announcement is pending a physical. Conforto, a 21-year-old outfielder from […]

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A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package of four prospects. The trade will be announced Saturday and reports say the Cubs will receive the A’s top two prospects in shortstop Addison Russell, 20, and outfielder Billy McKinney, 19. The Cubs also will receive Triple-A […]

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Another Mets Conundrum: Cautious To A Fault

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Another Mets Conundrum: Cautious To A Fault

I can’t vouch for the veracity of this, but on Sunday night I heard that the Mets have played 22 different series so far this season, and somehow they’ve managed to avoid facing the opposing team’s ace pitcher in 16 of those series. If that’s true, I guess things could be somewhat worse than they […]

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Baseball America Tabs Michael Conforto For Mets In Latest Mock

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America Tabs Michael Conforto For Mets In Latest Mock

Baseball America released their latest mock draft today as we inch closer to June 5th. Surprisingly, to me at least, BA had North Carolina State lefty Carlos Rodon returning to the top spot thanks to a string of strong starts. As for the Mets, Baseball America had them selecting Oregon State’s Michael Conforto with the 10th […]

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Weighing in on Baseball America’s International Review

An article by posted on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
Weighing in on Baseball America’s International Review

Yesterday, Baseball America started reviewing the International signings of each club, starting with the National League East. During these annual reviews, they summarize each team’s IFA signings, mainly those that happen during the July 2nd signing period.That is when the teams sign players 16 and over to play professionally. Many of the big-name Dominican, Venezuelan, Colombian, […]

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Mets Land Four On Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Land Four On Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America released its annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball today, and unsurprisingly, the list included a few notable future Mets. The four who made the cut were Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud, Rafael Montero, and Dominic Smith. Here is what John Manuel, the editor of the publication, had to say about each […]

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Baseball America: Mets Rank 13th in International Spending

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America: Mets Rank 13th in International Spending

Eloy Jimenez, of, Dominican Republic On Tuesday, Ben Sadler of Baseball America shared the estimates of what every major league team spent on international amateur players during the 2013 calendar year. Sadler explains the process: The time frame overlaps multiple signing periods, including the second half of the 2012-13 signing period in which Major League Baseball gave […]

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Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

The New York Mets signed free agent second baseman Jairo Perez to a minor league deal according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Perez, 25, is coming off a solid showing in the Venezuelan Winter League where he batted .342/.407/.591 with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 35 RBI in 149 at-bats. Last season he played […]

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Jim Callis Very High On Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Jim Callis Very High On Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud has long been regarded as baseball’s top catching prospect since first appearing on Baseball America’s Top 100 back in 2010. The Phillies’ 2007 first-round pick has already seen himself traded twice in a deal to acquire a reigning Cy Young Award winner and expectations for him have always been high. Now the property of […]

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