Tag: John Sickels

Diamondbacks To Go With Chris Owings At Shortstop

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Diamondbacks To Go With Chris Owings At Shortstop

Jim Bowden of ESPN is hearing that Chris Owings will be the everyday shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, Bowden reports they are going to start him over Didi Gregorius because of his bat. As a result, Gregorius should now be a good trade piece for the D’Backs at some point this […]

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2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

Welcome to my annual player projection series. In this series, I will try to take a swing at estimating how each Met will do in the upcoming season. As the results of last year’s projections will tell you, I won’t be too accurate. So much happens over the course of a baseball season that without […]

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Prospect Spotlight: 2B Dilson Herrera

An article by posted on August 29, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: 2B Dilson Herrera

With Tuesday’s trade of Marlon Byrd and John Buck, the Mets got a very intriguing prospect from the Pirates, 19 year-old second base prospect Dilson Herrera. Herrera is a converted third baseman out of Cartagena, Colombia who is three years into his professional baseball career, and in his second year playing in the U.S., after spending […]

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Prospect Spotlight: RHP Vic Black

An article by posted on August 29, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: RHP Vic Black

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets and Pirates have agreed on Vic Black as the player to be named late in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pirates. The Mets sent cash to Pittsburgh as well in exchange for Dilson Herrera,who we profiled yesterday, and Black, who […]

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(Updated) Satin Deserves A Major League Opportunity

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
(Updated) Satin Deserves A Major League Opportunity

Updated 12:40 PM: Keith Law wrote me saying: Your writer says: “Keith Law must be a terrible assistant GM and front office person, and that’s why no major league team has hired him since he got shit-canned in Toronto.” You can call me whatever names you like, but I was not “shit-canned” or fired by […]

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Puello Could Be Top 50 MLB Prospect Next Year

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Puello Could Be Top 50 MLB Prospect Next Year

Here’s what John Sickels had to say about Cesar Puello in his MiLB Gameday thread… New York Mets prospect Cesar Puello went 1-for-3 with a double for Double-A Binghamton yesterday, giving him a season line of .332/.401/.571 with 16 homers and 23 stolen bases. He’s been particularly hot lately, hitting .361 in his last 10 games with five doubles, a […]

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Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

Paul DePodesta: Fired up to select Dominic Smith! Chance to hit for average and power while playing great defense. Special human being, too! Keith Law: Smith is one of the best pure hitters in the high school class, showing a smooth left-handed swing with power and a plus glove at first base. When he keeps […]

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Baseball America’s 2013 Draft Preview Has OF Hunter Renfroe At No. 11

An article by posted on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America’s 2013 Draft Preview Has OF Hunter Renfroe At No. 11

Jim Callis and Ben Badler of Baseball America released their final Top 500 MLB Draft Preview complete with analysis and scouting reports on each player for subscribed users. The Mets have the 11th overall pick in the draft, which is where BA has Hunter Renfroe going. MMO’s Craig Lerner profiled Renfroe two weeks ago as a […]

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Talking Mets Minors With Prospect Expert John Sickels

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Talking Mets Minors With Prospect Expert John Sickels

During Spring Training some of the best young prospects in the New York Mets system will get their chance to play with the major leaguers and show off what they can do. There are a fair amount of Mets fans who know quite a bit about our top prospects, but for those who don’t MMO is […]

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Are The Mets Playing With Fire?

An article by posted on January 8, 2010 0 Comments

It’s no secret that most Performance Enhancing Drugs, PED’s, are readily available and in most cases legal in many of the Latin countries where so many of today’s baseball players hail from. These banned substances are especially rampant in the Dominican Republic and in Venezuela where aspiring baseball players are exposed to them at a very young age. […]

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