Tag: Baseball America

Prospect Spotlight: 2B Dilson Herrera

An article by posted on August 29, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: 2B Dilson Herrera

With Tuesday’s trade of Marlon Byrd and John Buck, the Mets got a very intriguing prospect from the Pirates, 19 year-old second base prospect Dilson Herrera. Herrera is a converted third baseman out of Cartagena, Colombia who is three years into his professional baseball career, and in his second year playing in the U.S., after spending […]

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Buck and Byrd Traded To Pirates For 2B Prospect Dilson Herrera and PTBNL

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Buck and Byrd Traded To Pirates For 2B Prospect Dilson Herrera and PTBNL

The Mets have traded John Buck and Marlon Byrd and cash considerations to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 19-year-old Single-A second baseman Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later, according to ESPN New York. Herrera is the 20th best prospect in the Pirates minor leagues according to Baseball America and 11th best according to MiLB.com who also ranked him […]

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Mets Officially Sign Dominican Outfielder Ricardo Cespedes

An article by posted on August 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Officially Sign Dominican Outfielder Ricardo Cespedes

Mets have officially signed Dominican outfielder Ricardo Cespedes. The Mets had already reached a verbal agreement with Cespedes during the International Free Agent signing period in July. But because he was only 15 years old, the rules of the new CBP prohibited the Mets from legally getting his name on a contract. Today, Cespedes turned […]

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Is Jurickson Profar Worth What It Would Take To Get Him?

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Is Jurickson Profar Worth What It Would Take To Get Him?

Mailbag time again at MMO. This time, Marcus asks: Long time reader; first time question asker… What’s with all the Jurickson Profar love? He’s rated number 1 by popular prospect polls; his minor league numbers (with my un-sabrey-eye) don’t seem to justify his rankings. Heck, he was ranked in front of Wil Myers who had […]

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Hits & Misses: Murphy’s Future Role, When Defense Matters Most, Capping Innings Is A Good Thing

An article by posted on August 13, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Murphy’s Future Role, When Defense Matters Most, Capping Innings Is A Good Thing

Someone asked me today if we should just go ahead and send Daniel Murphy to the bench in a super utility type role. “Of course”. I responded. Looking at how far his defense has been regressing and how inconsistent his bat has been, it’s no big secret how this movie is going to end. Once […]

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MMO Fan Shot: I’m Sorry Sandy, But You Blew It

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: I’m Sorry Sandy, But You Blew It

After reading an article by Joe D., who was very pleased with how Sandy Alderson handled himself in the days leading up to the Trade Deadline, I wrote him and asked if I could submit a rebuttal. He was kind enough to allow me that courtesy and encouraged me to fire away. So fire away, […]

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Syndergaard and d’Arnaud On BA’s Top 50 Prospects

An article by posted on July 9, 2013 0 Comments
Syndergaard and d’Arnaud On BA’s Top 50 Prospects

Baseball America revealed their top 50 midseason prospects today, as was compiled by J.J. Cooper. Both Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud appeared on the list, at numbers 23 and 25, respectively. Of course, both of these minor leaguers were key components to the off-season trade Sandy Alderson made with the Toronto Blue Jays that sent R.A. Dickey north of the border. Each […]

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Mets Targeting A Pair Of Top International Prospects

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Targeting A Pair Of Top International Prospects

The international signing period for MLB teams starts on July 2nd, which is this upcoming Tuesday. Once that day comes, teams will be able to sign 16-year-old international players they’ve been evaluating. Ben Badler of Baseball America breaks down the top 30 players today. He’s pinning the Mets as targeting catcher Ali Sanchez and shortstop Luis Carpio. […]

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Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

It is official… The Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith who signed his contract today at Port St. Lucie where he has been working out. Smith, a big left-handed first baseman out Serra High School in California, was selected 11th overall in this month’s First-Year Player Draft. The Mets reportedly […]

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Mets Spearhead New Metropolitan Baseball Classic Tournament

An article by posted on June 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spearhead New Metropolitan Baseball Classic Tournament

Conor Glassey of Baseball America reported in on a new tournament that the New York Mets are launching — called the Metropolitan Baseball Classic. It’s an eight-team tournament scheduled to take place in New York over Labor Day weekend. The eight teams will consist of the Evoshield Canes, NorCal Baseball, Marucci Elite, Orlando Scorpions, St. Louis […]

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