Is there a chance that we could see two Mets all-stars this summer at Citi Field? The more I think about it, the more I am beginning to believe that David Wright might not be the only Mets player in the Midsummer Classic. If Ike Davis can start out this season as he ended last year, then he might have a real shot to make the all-star roster. The lefty slugged 32 home runs in [...]
Some of you may think of this as an odd post from me as I usually post about the minor leagues or the draft. But I came across this on MLB Trade Rumors and thought it was different and interesting. B.J. Rains is doing a series about why some MLB players chose the agents that they did. This one about David Wright naturally grabbed my attention. As you all know, Wright signed an eight-year, $138 million extension [...]
Updated by Joe D. on 2/28 I bet this will get some of you excited about the outfield situation… Jordany Valdespin, who is now batting .455 in Grapefruit League play, after two more singles tonight, is suddenly back in the spotlight thanks to his sizzling start. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that the talented, but often misunderstood utility player “could get a look in the outfield” according to manager Terry Collins. So far, ‘Spin has [...]
I read a great article last night from David Lennon of Newsday, that I believe most of you will enjoy. Lennon got together with Carlos Beltran after the Mets lost to the Cardinals, and the former Mets center fielder looked back fondly at his time with the Mets and talked about his first years with the team when he helped David Wright adjust to the big leagues. But what I found most fascinating was what [...]
In a conference call Wednesday evening, Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed several issues surrounding the team. Here are some of the things he told us: Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud will not be allowed to block the plate. The reason for that is obvious – his health. The leadoff spot is still up in the air but Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who is the leading candidate, still has a lot of work to do. If Nieuwenhuis plays full-time [...]
Wilmer Flores played second base yesterday in a Spring Training game for the Mets. Flores did not embarrass himself defensively and looked to have an idea offensively. So after roughly six innings it is safe to christen a man with 0 AB above Double-A with the starting second base job? No. Nope. Nah. Negative. Not Yet. Flores has even less MiLB experience at 2B than Daniel Murphy did when he tried a similar transition, and [...]
I love the air of optimism that occurs this time of year. Over the last few days we’ve seen a slew of MMO writers share their optimistic predictions for 2013, all sharing the same tone “Why not us?” In truth, the question is fair. Last year, nobody saw Oakland coming. The year prior, Arizona caught the league off guard and took the division from the 2010 World champion Giants. The last two years have had [...]
This week, Terry Collins and David Wright provided their annual sound bites that they believe the Mets, yes the group that has found its way to Port St. Lucie this spring, have it in them to make a run to the playoffs. I know what your thinking. How could a team that won only on seventy-four games last season with a Cy Young Award winning knuckleballer that has since been traded, a team which features [...]
A year ago, all the talk surrounding David Wright involved his long-term future with the club. A few down years in a row made people start to wonder if we would ever see the David Wright of old (circa 2006) ever again. Would the Mets re-sign him? Would they sell low and flip him for prospects? Well, a year later, he not only had a bounce-back season, but also secured his long-term future in New York by [...]
Pundits often say a college football coach deserves at least two years to turn a team over before anyone can honestly pass judgement. That time provides the new coach with enough time to recruit his own players and implement his own scheme. General managers in Major League Baseball get no such grace period. Thus the dilemma Sandy Alderson currently finds himself in. Since taking the helm on October 29, 2010, Sandy Alderson has deconstructed the [...]
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