Tag: Curtis Granderson

David Wright: Losing Is Unacceptable In My Book

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright: Losing Is Unacceptable In My Book

Mark Herrmann of Newsday, was in Virginia Beach last night where David Wright held his annual charity fundraiser for a Children’s Hospital near his hometown. He had a chance to talk to reporters about the upcoming season, recent acquisitions, and his thoughts on the direction of the team. “I think Sandy will be the first one to tell you […]

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Harvey Encouraged By Continued Progress From Elbow Surgery

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Encouraged By Continued Progress From Elbow Surgery

Just a few short weeks before Spring Training starts, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey continues to be enthused by his progress from Tommy John surgery, writes Ian Browne for MLB.com. “It’s great. I think I’m just over three months out and I can’t believe it’s gone by so fast,” said Harvey, who underwent the surgery in October. “Everything […]

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A Promise Kept And A Call To Action

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
A Promise Kept And A Call To Action

It’s a signing waiting to happen. After months of posturing, months of Hot Stove positioning, the coals are getting warm and spring training will soon begin. As of yet, no major league team has signed Stephen Drew to play shortstop for the 2014 season. Will they sign him or will they pass? Speculation has raged […]

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The Folly In Comparing General Managers

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
The Folly In Comparing General Managers

Earlier today, our friend Matthew Cerrone at MetsBlog responded to a mailbag question from a reader who basically wanted to know why Omar Minaya gets so little credit for a team and farm system that is still essentially comprised of a majority of his players. It actually led to a few emails steered in my […]

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Sports Illustrated Reviews Mets Offseason

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
Sports Illustrated Reviews Mets Offseason

Here is an Offseason Review by Joe Lemire of Sports Illustrated that gives the Mets a Grade of B. It doesn’t look like they are predicting the Mets to win the World Series, so we should be in the clear. New York Mets 2013 Record: 74-88, 3rd place in NL East Run Differential: -65, 22nd in MLB […]

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Possibility That Mets Acquire A Shortstop Via Trade Has Evaporated

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Possibility That Mets Acquire A Shortstop Via Trade Has Evaporated

JetsMets13 asks… I really love your site! Can you answer me a question? When the offseason started Sandy Alderson said that we would probably acquire significant players mostly through trades rather than the free agent market. But then he signed Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson. Does that mean we shouldn’t expect any trades? Joe D. […]

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Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

Mike Petriello of ESPN (Insider Subscription) writes that the Mets had one of the best under-the-radar offseasons by signing Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to upgrade their outfield defense. For most of the first third of 2013, he writes, the corner outfielders in New York were Lucas Duda in left and Marlon Byrd in right, flanking a rotating combination of Rick Ankiel, Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and Kirk […]

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Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

Jim Bowden of ESPN (Insider Subscription) polled a few general managers about the offseason so far, and when he asked them who they thought would be busts, one American League GM picked Curtis Granderson, while Olney himself picked Chris Young. Which available free agent likely bombs with his new team and why?  AL GM: ”I think Ubaldo […]

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FanGraphs: 2014 Mets ZiPS Projections

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 21 Comments
FanGraphs: 2014 Mets ZiPS Projections

FanGraphs just posted their 2014 ZiPS projections for the Mets. Here are this year’s results for Mets hitters: For pitcher projections visit FanGraphs here. Takeaways: It looks like they have Chris Young producing at about the same level as Curtis Granderson who came in much lower than what I would have expected. David Wright seems poised for […]

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Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 4 Comments
Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

Despite the seemingly non-stop buzz surrounding the Mets’ attempts to trade Ike Davis, something tells me that if they fail to consummate a swap, it may turn out to be the best overall result. Power, as we have been reminded repeatedly, has become a progressively scarcer resource throughout baseball since the tide of steroid use […]

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