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Baseball Prospectus Ranks Mets Farm System Fifth Best

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Ranks Mets Farm System Fifth Best

More good news from Baseball Prospectus, who  ranked all 30 MLB farm systems and placed the Mets at number five. That’s a nice bump from last year’s No. 8 ranking. “Not the best, but likely the most balanced farm system in all of baseball, the Mets have everything you could want from a group of […]

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Who Will Be This Year’s Spring Training Surprise?

An article by posted on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Who Will Be This Year’s Spring Training Surprise?

There are a number of young prospects and fringe players who will be fighting for recognition this spring.  Every year, there’s usually one surprise performance that puts a previously unheralded name on the radar.  After all the action wraps up in the Grapefruit League, who will be the player to leave a lingering impression on […]

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Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

Mike Vorkunov (NJ.com) recently discussed the Mets’ minor league system and prospectswith VP of Player Development and Scouting, Paul DePodesta. Here are some exchanges that stood out. You can read the full article here. The main theme being targeted here is the position player depth that is rapidly rising through the system.  The Mets were […]

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Law: Mets Have 6 Prospects in Top 100

An article by posted on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Law: Mets Have 6 Prospects in Top 100

Here they are, what you’ve all been waiting for… ESPN’s Keith Law released his Top 100 Prospects for 2015 and the Mets had an impressive showing with six players making the cut. Noah Syndergaard RHP (No. 17) Syndergaard just keeps chugging along fairly quietly compared to most pitchers who throw 95-plus, getting results while refining […]

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MMO Mailbag: Where Are All Of Sandy’s Draft Picks?

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where Are All Of Sandy’s Draft Picks?

Devin asks… Isn’t anyone the least bit concerned that as Sandy Alderson enters his fifth season as GM not one of his draft selections has made it to the majors yet and none are expected to be on the 2015 Opening Day roster? In the MLB Preview they pick Noah Syndergaard, Dilson Herrera and Steven […]

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Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut.  His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last […]

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FanGraphs: Former MLB Scout Sums Up Mets Prospects

An article by posted on December 23, 2014 0 Comments
FanGraphs: Former MLB Scout Sums Up Mets Prospects

In a comprehensive organizational report for FanGraphs, former big-league scout, Kiley McDaniel analyzes and sums up over two dozen Mets prospects in a must-read article for you minor league aficionados. 1. Noah Syndergaard  – Projects as a potential frontline arm and will get tossed into the MLB rotation group in spring training, but the Mets […]

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Alderson: Very High Probability Wilmer Flores Is Opening Day Shortstop

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson: Very High Probability Wilmer Flores Is Opening Day Shortstop

A quick update live from Citi Field: Sandy Alderson confirmed once again that there is a “very high” probability Wilmer Flores is the Opening Day shortstop. “I don’t think the Jed Lowrie signing increases the probability, because we weren’t really in on Lowrie,” Alderson said. “To that extent the probability of Wilmer Flores as the […]

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Russell Martin Signs 5-Year Deal with Blue Jays

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
Russell Martin Signs 5-Year Deal with Blue Jays

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that catcher Russell Martin has signed a 5 year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.  He also confirmed via Twitter that the deal will be worth $82 million over that time span. In 111 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, Martin posted career highs in OBP (.402) and WAR (5.3).  He hit .290, posted an .832 OPS, […]

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Matz Places 4th On The Eastern League Top 20

An article by posted on October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Matz Places 4th On The Eastern League Top 20

Today Baseball America released the Eastern League top 20. Michael Taylor of the Nationals topped the list with a fantastic campaign and three Mets made the cut. Steven Matz, coming off a stellar year was rewarded with a #4 in the top 20. Dilson Herrera was behind him in the 12th spot, performing exceptionally well […]

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