Tag: defense

Arruebarruena Had His Showcase This Weekend, One Scout Unimpressed

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Arruebarruena Had His Showcase This Weekend, One Scout Unimpressed

Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena had his showcase this weekend in the Dominican Republic and Jonathan Mayo of MiLB.com spoke to one scout who was on hand and told him this: “He’s what you’ve been reading. He’s a very good defensive player. His glove is very close to the big leagues. The bat, you kind of think he’s […]

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Alderson On Lagares: It’s Not About Drawing Walks, It’s About Getting Into Hitting Counts

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson On Lagares: It’s Not About Drawing Walks, It’s About Getting Into Hitting Counts

I loved hearing what Sandy Alderson had to say about center fielder Juan Lagares yesterday during his interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa. Only one day earlier, I was having a back and forth on twitter with one of my followers who was very concerned that Lagares had just one walk in Winter Ball. I […]

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Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief […]

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Teams Are Interested In Daniel Murphy As A Third Baseman

An article by posted on November 14, 2013 0 Comments
Teams Are Interested In Daniel Murphy As A Third Baseman

A quick update from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, who today wrote: “Don’t be surprised if the Mets also trade second baseman Daniel Murphy, one of their best hitters. Murphy is drawing interest from clubs that envision him at second, third or as a super-utility type, and while his departure would hurt the Mets short-term, he […]

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Royals Slugger Billy Butler Could Be Availabe

An article by posted on November 14, 2013 0 Comments
Royals Slugger Billy Butler Could Be Availabe

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes that if the Royals are successful in luring free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran back to Kansas City, it would open the door for them to trade first baseman and designated hitter Billy Butler. Last month, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the Royals were quietly shopping their righthanded slugger. Butler, […]

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Ricciardi On Losing Draft Pick: I Don’t Know If We’ll Be Involved With Those Types Of Guys

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Ricciardi On Losing Draft Pick: I Don’t Know If We’ll Be Involved With Those Types Of Guys

Steve Adams of MLBTR had a chance to talk to J.P.Ricciardi, Sandy Alderson’s special assistant. He gave some interesting quotes, noting that the Mets were more focused in adding offensive players and that they are confident about where team stands o pitching. “I think the one thing in our favor right now is our pitching […]

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Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

The Mets are at a crossroads right now, and we know what the giant elephant in the room is: Matt Harvey is out for the entirety of 2014. With that being the case, the Mets’ brass really needs to be smart this offseason. It begs the question: Do we go all-in right now or wait […]

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Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that all three Dodger outfielders – Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford – are available, but a rival GM told him that none were desirable. For comparison’s sake, the three Dodgers outfielders on the trade market combined for a 5.4 WAR (Crawford 2.9, Ethier 2.9, Kemp -0.4) while earning […]

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Eric Young Jr. Is Not A Good Reason To Trade Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Is Not A Good Reason To Trade Daniel Murphy

An MMO Fan Shot By Andrew Doris In recent days, rumors have heated up that the Mets are considering trading Daniel Murphy so they can install Eric Young Jr. as their everyday second baseman. As I see it, there are two significant problems with this idea. The first is that Daniel Murphy is one of […]

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Juan Lagares Is Off To A Sizzling Start In Winter Ball

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Is Off To A Sizzling Start In Winter Ball

It’s only been six games for Juan Lagares who is working on his bat in the Dominican Winter League, but so far the early results have been incredible for the young center fielder. Last night, Lagares went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases to raise his average to .375 for the season with […]

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