Tag: depth

Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

In the three seasons since Sandy took over, we have seen a continuous theme of signing veteran players to minor league deals for the soul purpose of acting as a stopgap while the club’s younger internal options develop. More often than not, these acquisitions have favored the veterans, resulting in the prospects starting the season […]

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Bartolo Colon – An Intriguing Signing

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 1 Comment
Bartolo Colon – An Intriguing Signing

The signing of Bartolo Colon is an intriguing one. It sends the message that the Mets aren’t throwing in the towel for 2014 with Matt Harvey being out for the season. It’s a huge (sorry, had to throw that in) signing. It means that we’ve added a solid starter that gives us four really good […]

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Granderson Won’t Solve All Mets Problems, But He’s A Step In Right Direction

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Won’t Solve All Mets Problems, But He’s A Step In Right Direction

With the Winter Meetings approaching, the time is now for the Mets to make a big splash. While building through the system is vital to the organization, completely ignoring the Mets present day needs is unacceptable. The Mets cannot stand pat again and let their fans suffer through another painful season. Mets fans are the […]

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State Of The Mets Shortstop Position Still Far From Certain

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
State Of The Mets Shortstop Position Still Far From Certain

Jonathan Mayo took an interesting question in a mailbag feature a week ago in which he discussed two of the Mets’ most prominent shortstop prospects. The Mets have two shortstop prospects in short-season, Amed Rosario and Gavin Cecchini, who could be ready for Class A Savannah. Who do you see as the better prospect and […]

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Mets Matters: The Beginning of the Purge

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: The Beginning of the Purge

A few fringe major leaguers were removed from the Mets 40 man roster on Thursday. Not a single tear was shed onto my iPhone when I read that Mike Baxter, Robert Carson, Sean Henn, and Greg Burke were no longer Mets. No one can argue that the current roster of the New York Mets was […]

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Improving Minor League Depth Still Essential For Mets To Get To Next Level

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
Improving Minor League Depth Still Essential For Mets To Get To Next Level

The New York Mets say they will spend on free agents this winter, in large part because they have little to offer up in the trade market. Really, their only chance to immediately improve is to write checks. What losing Matt Harvey for the 2014 season also does, is it greatly reduces the Mets’ inability to execute […]

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Your 2013 Mets MVP: Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
Your 2013 Mets MVP: Daniel Murphy

Yep, Matt Harvey was the biggest positive story of 2013 in Metsland – until he became the worst headline of the season. Sure, David Wright had a nice partial season and played a slick third base besides at age 31 in year one of his mega deal. But your Mets MVP is Daniel Murphy. Yes, […]

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Alderson: Signing Santana Is A Possibility

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Signing Santana Is A Possibility

The latest news out of Sandy’s camp — He mentioned on WFAN that signing Johan Santana is a possibility. Although this could be nothing more than him covering his bases and making sure that all options get explored, he didn’t flat out deny anything. Santana has made his intentions clear — he plans to pitch […]

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No End In Sight, Even As 2013 Comes To A Close

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
No End In Sight, Even As 2013 Comes To A Close

With Saturday’s loss, the Mets have clinched themselves a protected draft pick. However, it is starting to seem like this will be irrelevant. Reports on Friday indicated that the Mets do not plan on pursuing any of the top free agents, with the possible exception of Shin-Soo Choo, who will likely cost more than what […]

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Since Opening Day, Only Three Mets Have Been On Active Roster All Season

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Since Opening Day, Only Three Mets Have Been On Active Roster All Season

Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal with a sobering factoid on just how tough this season has been for the Mets. He writes: With 10 games left in the regular season, the Mets, at 68-84, are long past irrelevant. All that really matters at this point is waiting to see who makes it to […]

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