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Wilmer Flores Felt Undervalued By Mets In Arbitration Process

An article by posted on February 8, 2017 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Felt Undervalued By Mets In Arbitration Process

In an interview with NJ.com‘s Brendan Kuty, Wilmer Flores said he felt he was being low-balled by the Mets in the arbitration process. The Mets, who offered $1.8 million, and Flores, who filed at $2.2 million, could not reach an agreement before Sandy Alderson’s deadline. Flores won the arbitration case and will make $2.2 million in […]

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Who Gets The Last Spot On The Mets Bench?

An article by posted on January 11, 2017 0 Comments
Who Gets The Last Spot On The Mets Bench?

While most are currently focused on the bullpen, this Mets team has some other areas it needs to address prior to the start of the 2017 season. One of the main issues facing this team is which player is going to get the last spot on the bench? The Mets infield currently consists of Lucas […]

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2017 Top 30 Prospects: No. 7 Gavin Cecchini, INF

An article by posted on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
2017 Top 30 Prospects: No. 7 Gavin Cecchini, INF

#7 Gavin Cecchini Ht: 6’2″ Wt: 200 Level: AAA & MLB B/T: R/R  Age: 12/22/93 (23) Age Dif: -4.2 (AAA) & -6.6 (MLB) Acquired: Selected in the first round (12th) of the 2012 Amateur Draft Last year: #4 2016 MiLB Statistics:  117 G, 499 PA, 446 AB, 71 R, 145 H, 27 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 55 RBI, 4 SB, .325/.390/.448 2016 MLB Statistics: 4 G, 7 PA, […]

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Kelly Johnson Wants To Stay, But Infield Depth Makes It Difficult

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Kelly Johnson Wants To Stay, But Infield Depth Makes It Difficult

Per Adam Rubin on Twitter, utility man Kelly Johnson would like to stay in New York. However, as Rubin points out, the Mets glut of backup infielders will prove a big obstacle for him. Johnson, 34, has been a very important cog in the Mets offense over the past two seasons. He is a reason […]

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Pace 2017 Salary Projections: Wilmer Flores, IF

An article by posted on November 7, 2016 0 Comments
Pace 2017 Salary Projections: Wilmer Flores, IF

Adam Rubin is rolling out his ever popular Pace Law Annual Salary Projection Series. In making their determinations, Pace puts together a panel that will base their projections on the following: The quality of the player’s contribution to his club during the past season (referred to as his “platform season”), including but not limited to his […]

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The Mets Infield of the Future Takes Shape

An article by posted on September 15, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Infield of the Future Takes Shape

The blueprint for a great homegrown infield is generally regarded as the one that the LA Dodgers installed in 1973. It was in June of that year that the unit of Ron Cey (3B), Bill Russell (SS), Davey Lopes (2B), and Steve Garvey (1B) was installed in the lineup and allowed to gel. Interestingly enough, […]

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Can Mets Afford To Let Walker Walk?

An article by posted on August 8, 2016 0 Comments
Can Mets Afford To Let Walker Walk?

Just when it looked as if things couldn’t get bleaker for the Mets, Neil Walker rescued them Sunday afternoon with a two-run, ninth-inning homer. It wasn’t the first time Walker picked up the Mets by the scruff of the neck this season, and it made me wonder if Walker will be around to save them in 2017. […]

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Gavin Cecchini Makes Sense as a Trade Chip for Mets

An article by posted on July 16, 2016 0 Comments
Gavin Cecchini Makes Sense as a Trade Chip for Mets

In 2012, the Mets selected shortstop Gavin Cecchini with their first round pick in the MLB draft. The hope was that he would develop into exactly what he has — a solid middle infielder that hits for a high average and got on base. After hitting .317/.377/.442 in Double-A last season, he’s off to a […]

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Mets Hoping Cespedes Can Avoid DL With Strained Right Quad

An article by posted on July 9, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Hoping Cespedes Can Avoid DL With Strained Right Quad

All Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes strained his right quadriceps muscle on Friday after chasing down a Daniel Murphy double in the third inning. “Hopefully it doesn’t translate into me going on the 15-day DL,” Cespedes said through his interpreter. He said he suffered a similar injury with the Detroit Tigers and it forced him to […]

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Sandy Alderson Dials Up Winning Code in Offseason (643) (463)

An article by posted on May 2, 2016 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Dials Up Winning Code in Offseason (643) (463)

The lead had dwindled to one. Closer Jeurys Familia yielded a leadoff single to the pesky Denard Span and was staring at the stern, focused face of former Met Angel Pagan. The speedy Pagan has flourished since his departure from Flushing for two forgettable experiments in Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez, netting a World Series […]

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