Juan Lagares is smoking the ball for Las Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. Last night, Lagares extended his hitting streak to seven straight games going 2-for-4 to raise his batting average to an even .400 in 60 at-bats with 24 hits, seven runs scored, eight runs batted in and a .853 OPS. The Dominican native has hit in 12 of his last 13 games and has an incredible ten hits in his last twenty at-bats. […]
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 until next offseason to really make a big splash? Look who’s available in free agency. Do any of these names […]
One player who gets lost in the shuffle when you consider Boston’s championship season, is a former Met farmhand who came through for the Red Sox on many occasions in 2013 and provided them with more than a few big hits. I’m talking about former top prospect Mike Carp who hit one of the most memorable home runs of the season for the Red Sox, a pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning to beat […]
Nathaniel Stotltz, of Fangraphs, did an excellent scouting report on the very talented Amed Rosario. Rosario is a shortstop that many consider to be one of the top prospects in the organization. Extremely young and raw, he’s still 17 (18 this month), he was tabbed as the Appalachian League’s top prospect in 2013. Here are some highlights regarding what Stoltz said about Rosario: Defensively “While it’s too early to say that he’ll definitively stick at […]
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 the few things about the Mets that isn’t completely broken, and getting rid of him would add another entry to the list of holes which need addressing […]
Early Tuesday morning, Buster Olney reported that the Los Angeles Angels would be willing to trade Mark Trumbo or Peter Bourjos in exchange for pitching. Angels beat writer Alden Gonzalez also includes infielders Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar as pieces the Halos would deal for pitching. This is a road that the Mets have been down before and an actively debated one among Mets fans. While I’m not an advocate for trading any of the team’s […]
There has been a lot of chatter since the 2013 season has come to an end, regarding which model the Mets should be following in order to build winning baseball. Should they follow the Oakland Athletics model? How about the San Francisco Giants? Let’s try the Boston Red Sox… The truth is there is no secret formula to building a baseball team. If there was, there is no way it would be able to be […]
When signing a young player from an international market, you never really know what you will get. They haven’t gotten a lot of fanfare like most of the players that come straight from the draft out of college and high school. Most fans do not hear much about international ballplayers until years later if they are lucky to establish themselves as legit prospects as they advance through the minor league system. So understanding the journey […]
Most Valuable Player Award – David Wright There is little contest to oppose David Wright as team MVP. Harvey put up ridiculous numbers in his sophomore season, but Wright helped the Mets every day while Harvey only helped every 5th day. With a .307 BA, a .390 OBP and a SLG of .514, there is no question that David was the most prominent offensive force the Mets had. It is hard to judge him on […]
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