We all fall in love with certain prospects, and you all know that Gabriel Ynoa is that guy for me. I haven’t spoken about him in a little while, so I figured it was time, right? The Mets honored him as this season’s Pitcher of the Year after he won 15 games to the tune of a 2.72 ERA. Although I would never discredit Steven Matz’s excellent work, Ynoa was certainly an integral part of […]
It was a little disappointing for Mets fans last week when John Harper of the New York Daily News reported that Sandy Alderson would have a spending limit this offseason somewhere in the range of $25 to $30 million. While Jeff Wilpon came out later in the week, calling the spending cap a flexible one, this figure is significantly less than the $35 to $40 million that was originally tossed around. With four to five […]
Nick asks… There have been talks that Jeff Samardzija may again be available in the trade market. What would it cost the Mets to get the deal done, and is it even a realistic option? He did pitch over 200+ innings last year, so he could be that back end innings eater at an affordable price of an estimated $4.9 million in arbitration. Mitch replies… Good question, Nick. The first thing I thought about when I saw the initial […]
The Mets have a few glaring needs going into this offseason. Despite the numerous promising young players rising through the minor leagues and onto the 40-man roster, there are a few positions that will need to be filled for the team to be competitive in 2014 and beyond. The foundation seems to be there, with an emphasis on young pitching. Third base is locked up, catcher and center field look promising, and the bullpen has […]
J.J. Cooper of Baseball America hosted the Prospect Chat for the SAL Top Prospect list earlier this week. Here are the Mets related questions he responded to which contain some interesting insights on Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo, Gabriel Ynoa and Kevin Plawecki. What did scouts have to say about Dilson Herrera? Dilson Herrera impressed a lot of observers. He’s improved his defense, although he’s still a little mechanical out there. He has good hand-eye coordination and […]
Baseball America ranked Met pitching prospect Steven Matz in the final spot of their South Atlantic League Top 20 Prospects. Here’s what BA wrote about him: Led by control artists like Gabriel Ynoa (the league’s pitcher of the year) and Luis Cessa, Savannah walked 267 batters all year. Only one other SAL team walked fewer than 400. Matz didn’t paint corners as much as Ynoa or Cessa, but he did throw plenty of strikes while showcasing three potentially plus pitches: […]
Well, with the Mets wrapping up their regular season schedule with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday at Citi Field, it’s officially the off-season. In the last official week of the season, Wilfredo Tovar made his MLB debut, and immediately made an impact against the Phillies and Cliff Lee. Meanwhile, Baseball America began rolling out their top prospect countdowns per league, and Dominic Smith was tabbed as the fourth-best prospect in the GCL. […]
Hey everyone, enjoy this interview session with our Savannah Sand Gnats beat writer, Wally Murphy, who attended every single Savannah home game for us this year… Thanks, Wally… Joe D. The Sand Gnats had a tremendous first half, which led them to clinching the playoffs. After Plawecki and Boyd were promoted and left holes in the lineup, did you think they still had a chance to win the championship? When Kevin Plawecki and Jayce Boyd […]
Mike Kerwick of Baseball America has dished out his Minor League Players of the Year selections and named Rafael Montero as the Mets’ Best Pitcher and Wilmer Flores got the nod as the Mets’ Best Position Player. Both players were very deserving, especially Montero who has done nothing but excel since turning pro. His primary competition came from Noah Syndergaard. Montero edges out Noah Syndergaard, a 21-year-old righty who has drawn raves since arriving in […]
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