Tag: defense

ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

The first base battle between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda has yet to get underway in Grapefruit League games, but both players seem to be nearing a return to the lineup. Yesterday, they both got at-bats in minor-league camp, with Duda (hamstring) going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and a walk, and Davis (calf)was 1-for-4 […]

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How Juan Lagares Is Worth More Runs Than Eric Young, Jr.

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
How Juan Lagares Is Worth More Runs Than Eric Young, Jr.

Plenty has been said about who the Mets should have lead-off in their 2014 batting order. It seems like Eric Young, Jr. is the leading candidate, with his candidacy coming at the possible expense of defensive extraordinaire Juan Lagares. Mets fans have voiced their frustration about this on Twitter. It is time to take a […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Tigers 2

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Tigers 2

The Mets came from behind and scored two runs in the ninth to beat the Tigers 3-2 this afternoon in Lakeland, Fla. In his second appearance of the Spring, Noah Syndergaard showed he was mortal after all and struggled with his control during his three innings of work. The 21-year-old righthander allowed two runs on two hits while striking out […]

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2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

Author Note: Apparently it’s been almost three weeks since I did my last projection. For a refresher (and my Travis d’Arnaud projection), click here. A target of trade speculation all winter long, Daniel Murphy comes into camp this year as one of the most tenured position players on the Met roster. The 28-year old had […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 6, Braves 2

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 6, Braves 2

The Mets traveled to Orlando today to play against the Atlanta Braves at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. They defeated the Braves 6-2, for their first spring victory and dropped Atlanta to 0-6 in the Grapefruit League season. Noah Syndergaard took the mound in his first spring game for the Mets and was […]

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Tim Teufel Is Very High On Tejada and Flores

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Tim Teufel Is Very High On Tejada and Flores

Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, dished a little about the state of the Mets infield, an infield that looks to be returning intact. Adam Rubin caught up with Teufel on Tuesday night at the B.A.T. Dinner in Manhattan. Teufel joked about the “Who’s On First” controversy with both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda expected to […]

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Dominic Smith Ranked No. 2 Best First Base Prospect

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Ranked No. 2 Best First Base Prospect

Dominic Smith was ranked as the number two best first base prospect by MLB Pipeline today. Scouting Grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 40 | Arm: 50 | Field: 60 | Overall: 55 Smith was perhaps the best pure prep hitter in the 2013 Draft class, and the Mets grabbed him with the 11th overall pick. […]

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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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What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

This paragraph in a Fangraphs.com article about the bias of Top 100 lists, started me thinking: “It’s interesting that Yadier Molina never made a top 100 list when you consider he was a semi-high pick with two brothers in the big leagues and never hit below .275 in a full-season minor league. The thing that […]

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MMO Roundtable: Chris Young or Juan Lagares?

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Chris Young or Juan Lagares?

On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson strongly suggested that Curtis Granderson would be the only outfielder assured of an everyday job to start the season. He also stated to us that newly acquired Chris Young was promised playing time although it wasn’t clear how many at-bats that meant or whether that playing time would come in right or […]

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