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Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

One of our readers, Rob Aguilar, sent me a link to February’s Off-Season Report Cards by the Sporting News. His point, as he indicated in his email, was that nobody was gloating over the Red Sox model before this past season began. Anyway, it’s funny looking back and reading these three particular capsules in hindsight. Toronto Blue […]

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2014 First Year Player Draft Order Is Official, Mets Pick 10th

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
2014 First Year Player Draft Order Is Official, Mets Pick 10th

Now that all the sorting out has been completed, the Mets will officially be selecting in the No. 10 slot for the 2014 First Year Player Draft. The Mets “earn” a protected pick going into the 2013-14 offseason. Here’s the official order for next June’s first round which includes the consolation pick for the Toronto Blue […]

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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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D’Arnaud Calls Syndergaard’s Fastball “Absolutely Electric”, Curveball “Pretty Devastating”

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Calls Syndergaard’s Fastball “Absolutely Electric”, Curveball “Pretty Devastating”

Travis d’Arnaud was blown away after catching five scoreless innings from Noah Syndergaard during Sunday’s 6-0 win for Binghamton. “What can I say about an outing like that?” said d’Arnaud, who is coming back from a broken foot suffered in April. “He had an absolutely electric fastball, his curveball was pretty devastating and his changeup […]

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Profiling Thor: FanGraph’s Interview With Noah Syndergaard

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments

In perhaps what is my favorite interview of our young prospect to date, David Laurila of FanGraphs  profiled Noah Syndergaard after he made his Double-A debut last Sunday. The 6’6” right-hander, who is now gaining notoriety as “Thor”, looked very impressive and is advanced for his age. There are some awesome quotes in the interview […]

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Noah Syndergaard Making His Double-A Debut

An article by posted on June 23, 2013 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Making His Double-A Debut

Noah Syndergaard is making his first start at Double-A Binghamton this afternoon after being promoted from Single-A St. Lucie on Saturday. To make room for Syndergaard on the roster, the B-Mets place Alfonzo Harris on the DL. The game is underway, and Syndergaard’s first pitch in the game was a 96 mph strike. The B-Mets […]

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Jose Reyes Is Running Again And Making A Rapid Recovery

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Is Running Again And Making A Rapid Recovery

Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes continues to make a rapid recovery from the severely sprained left ankle he suffered on April 12. Reyes started running for the first time on Friday, and he continues to push the envelope in his recovery process, according to Team officials. “It was a little bit scary for me,” Reyes […]

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Featured Post: The Boys of … Winter?

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Boys of … Winter?

“On a cold night you have to hit the ball 25 feet farther. So, in other words, if the fence is 338 feet and you hit the ball 338 feet, you’ll be 25 feet short.” – Ralph Kiner, attempting to explain the effect of cold weather on the flight of a baseball. The New York Mets and […]

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Jose Reyes Carted Off Field In Pain With Ankle Injury

An article by posted on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Carted Off Field In Pain With Ankle Injury

In the sixth inning of tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals, Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes slid into second base awkwardly on a stolen base attempt. Reyes immediately grabbed for his ankle, then spent most of the time writhing in pain and in tears until trainers came out and carted him off the field. The stolen […]

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Obligatory John Buck What If Post: Keep Him Or Trade Him At The Deadline?

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Obligatory John Buck What If Post: Keep Him Or Trade Him At The Deadline?

This is the T-Shirt Tuesday design for the April 23 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, honoring Mets catcher John Buck. It bears a striking resemblance to Blitzen. In 31 plate appearances so far this season, Buck is batting .393/.387/.464 with four home runs and an NL leading 14 RBIs in eight games. Buck did […]

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