Tag: Jack Leathersich

Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

Update 11/23 at 9:45 PM Free agent reliever Joe Smith just signed with the Los Angeles Angels on a 3-year deal worth a little more than $15 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Read my thoughts on Joe Smith from an earlier post below… Original Post Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported […]

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Underrated RHP Logan Verrett Could Pitch His Way To Mets In 2014

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments

Logan Verrett was tabbed as having the “Best Slider” in the Mets system by Baseball America last week in their annual “Best Tools” feature. The 23-year old righty finished the 2013 season with a 4.25 ERA in 146.0 innings. He won 12 games and struck out 132 batters over that span and held opposing hitters to […]

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Mets Interested In Bringing Back Greg Burke

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Interested In Bringing Back Greg Burke

The New York Mets showed some slight improvement last season in the bullpen after having the worst bullpen in the major leagues in their two previous seasons. The Mets ranked 27th with a .259 opposing batting average, 30th in strikeouts, 25th in WHIP and finished 22nd with a 3.99 ERA. Among the 12 relievers to […]

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Where Is The Love For New York Mets Prospect T.J. Rivera?

An article by posted on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
Where Is The Love For New York Mets Prospect T.J. Rivera?

T.J. Rivera just finished his third season in professional baseball for the New York Mets. Over those three years, Rivera has compiled a .304/.359/.396 offensive stat line. He has also hit 12 homeruns and has 136 RBI—not too shabby for a top-of-the-order guy who plays the middle infield. Most people will look at this year’s […]

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Why Did DePodesta Pass On Michael Wacha?

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Why Did DePodesta Pass On Michael Wacha?

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke to Paul DePodesta who rationalized why he passed on Michael Wacha and selected Gavin Cecchini with the 12th selection of the 2012 Draft. “Our guys liked Wacha a lot in 2012 — one of the top college pitchers on the board,” Mets VP of player development and […]

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What The 2015 Mets Will Look Like If Built Entirely From Prospects

An article by posted on October 26, 2013 0 Comments
What The 2015 Mets Will Look Like If Built Entirely From Prospects

With news floating around that the Mets may indeed punt again in 2014, and with Matt Harvey sidelined the entire year; maybe it’s time to start looking at what the New York Mets may look like in 2015.  I know it’s a depressing thought, and I’m sorry for bringing it up.  But that doesn’t mean […]

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Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

For the past few seasons, the Mets bullpen has been a major weakness. They have consistently ranked among the league’s worst, and they did not perform much better this season. In 2013, the Mets bullpen finished in the bottom ten in ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts. Despite these struggles, the relief corps can become a strength […]

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Mets Prospect Face-Off: Jack Leathersich vs. Jeff Walters

An article by posted on October 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Prospect Face-Off: Jack Leathersich vs. Jeff Walters

Who do you think will make it to the big league bullpen first: Jack Leathersich or Jeff Walters? Here’s what some of our guys had to say: John Bernhardt: Jeff Walters had a breakout season for the B-Mets in Binghamton. Used exclusively in the closer’s role, Walters was lights out setting single season and career […]

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Reliever Jeff Walters Deserved The Call, Not Frank Francisco

An article by posted on September 17, 2013 0 Comments
Reliever Jeff Walters Deserved The Call, Not Frank Francisco

With a 2.09 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 56.0 innings of work, it was hard to ignore the excellent season that Jeff Walters delivered for Double-A Binghamton in 2013. His 38 saves in the regular season shattered the all-time career and single-season records for Binghamton and in doing so Walters tossed his name in the mix as a […]

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Interview With Mets Second Base Prospect T.J. Rivera

An article by posted on August 29, 2013 0 Comments
Interview With Mets Second Base Prospect T.J. Rivera

With the St. Lucie Mets coming back in town this past weekend, to face the Fort Myers Miracle, I set out a few weeks ago to try and land an interview with one of their players. My first thought was since I picked second baseman T.J. Rivera as my first MMN Player of the Week honoree, it would be […]

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