There’s been a lot of discussion in recent weeks over whether or not Eric Young’s performance is sustainable. While there are some worrisome albeit short samples of major league play that seem to indicate he is currently playing above his head, if you look back a bit more you may see a different player. Eric Young was drafted in the 33rd round by the Colorado Rockies in 2003 as a 5 ft 9 inch 170 […]
As the non-waiver trade deadline draws nearer, the Mets find themselves in what’s normally a seller’s situation. They are ten games under .500 and eleven games out of the second Wild Card spot. However, with 2014 being the year everything is supposed to start coming together, what with (presumably) plenty of money to spend and the top two starters both on the major league roster, the Mets can afford to add pieces via trade that […]
Is it just me or is there a pattern developing here? A great stretch of games followed by disappointment, followed by another positive stretch which is then followed by more disappointment… it’s something that makes the 2013 Mets such a frustrating bunch to watch. But let’s veer away from all of that negativity and pick out some of the positives of the week– 3 to be exact. Since the splitting up of categories seemed to […]
Michael G. Baron of SNY posted this info-graphic on Twitter after the game last night. Seeing his numbers jump out like that next to Justin Upton is mind boggling to say the least… Upton is owed $9.75M for 2013 by the Braves, and will earn an additional $14.25M next season and $14.5M in 2015. Meanwhile, Byrd is being paid $700K for this season by the Mets. Coming off that 50 game suspension after testing positive for performance enhancing […]
Ahhh, what a week! Taking 3 out of 5 in Atlanta AND 2 out of 3 in Philly is a huge breath of fresh air for this slumping ballclub (and maybe another sign of the decline of western civilization!). Even though they stumbled out of the blocks at the start of the week, not giving Gee any run support and losing on a walk-off by Chipper—I mean, Freddie Freeman, they were, for the most part, […]
The Mets announced that they have acquired outfielder Eric Young Jr. from Colorado for RHP Collin McHugh. On Wednesday, the Rockies designated Young for assignment giving them 10 days to trade him. Young, 28, hit just .261 with a .671 OPS in 313 career games and is a .211 career hitter away from Coors Field. Young was hitting .246 on the season with one home run and eight stolen bases, but his defense was the subject […]
New York Mets (25-39) vs Atalanta Braves (41-28) Turner Field, Atlanta • 7:10 PM Dillon Gee (5-6, 4.84 ERA) vs Tim Hudson (4-6, 4.41) Starting Lineup Juan Lagares, cf Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Lucas Duda, 1b Marlon Byrd, rf John Buck, c Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf Omar Quintanilla, ss Dillon Gee, rhp Game Notes The Braves are 23-8 at Turner Field this season. Their 2.32 home ERA is on track to be a franchise record since moving to […]
Paul DePodesta: Fired up to select Dominic Smith! Chance to hit for average and power while playing great defense. Special human being, too! Keith Law: Smith is one of the best pure hitters in the high school class, showing a smooth left-handed swing with power and a plus glove at first base. When he keeps his weight back, his swing is outstanding, with great balance through contact and good hip rotation to generate power from […]
The New York Mets today announced the selection of first baseman Dominic Smith from Serra High School (CA) with the 11th pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Smith, 17, who bats and throws lefthanded, hit .493 (33-67) with seven home runs and 38 RBI in 27 games to help Serra to the CIF D3 title this season. The 6-1, 200-pound native of Los Angeles, CA also appeared in six games on the mound for […]
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