Tag: Marlon Byrd

Mets Matters: Are We Spending Again or Just Reallocating?

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Are We Spending Again or Just Reallocating?

It boggles my mind at the jubilation I continue to see in comment threads or on Twitter over this myth that the New York Mets are spending again. Strike up the band? Sorry, I don’t think so. At least not yet. Save your money and hold off on the party caps and noise makers because […]

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MLB Notes: Latest On Drew, Scout View On Tejada, Astros DFA Wallace

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Notes: Latest On Drew, Scout View On Tejada, Astros DFA Wallace

As usually is the case, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had a well-packed article on Sunday that is well worth a read for you baseball diehards. Cafardo said that there was a lot of pressure put on Alex Rodriguez to withdraw his lawsuit against the union according to one prominent player. ”It didn’t go over too well […]

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Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

In an interview with ESPN.com’s Keith Law, Mets GM Sandy Alderson discussed the processes he implemented since taking over the club and how it has led to a system with improved depth and several players being looked at as top 100 prospects. On building through the draft: “With respect to the draft, we have taken a […]

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Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

Even if it´s tough to believe for Mets fans, the reason for rather modest projections for 2014 is the lack of trust that analysts have in the – mostly unproven – Mets pitching staff. The Fangraphs ZiPS projection is a good indicator for that. The entire projected opening day pitching staff (i.e. rotation of Niese […]

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Collins: Eric Young Jr Is The Leading Leadoff Candidate

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Collins: Eric Young Jr Is The Leading Leadoff Candidate

Terry Collins believes that Eric Young Jr. is his primary suitor for the leadoff position in the batting order say Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The question, as Rubin also highlights, is how exactly the Mets will get Young into the lineup. The signings of Curtis Granderson and Chris Young have created a bit of a […]

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Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN (Insider Only) ranked the Houston Astros as having the top minor league system in baseball. But the Mets actually received a solid ranking as well coming in as the sixth best system. 6. New York Mets  The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.13 Dilson Herrera, 2B

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.13 Dilson Herrera, 2B

13. Dilson Herrera Height: 5’10” Weight: 150 lbs. Age: 19 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Dilson Herrera was acquired as the main piece that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s a small kid but don’t let that fool you. Herrera has what Keith Law describes as 15-20 homer power at his peak. That […]

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Josh Satin, The Classic Moneyball Player

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
Josh Satin, The Classic Moneyball Player

Tim Rohan of the New York Times, wrote an extensive piece on Josh Satin this afternoon. He says that the 29-year old infielder has been taking this playing the outfield thing pretty seriously. Not willing to sit on his laurels and hope that he makes the team next Spring, he says Satin’s survival instincts kicked […]

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Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

Mike Petriello of ESPN (Insider Subscription) writes that the Mets had one of the best under-the-radar offseasons by signing Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to upgrade their outfield defense. For most of the first third of 2013, he writes, the corner outfielders in New York were Lucas Duda in left and Marlon Byrd in right, flanking a rotating combination of Rick Ankiel, Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and Kirk […]

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Dilson Herrera Finishes With A Bang in Winter Ball

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Dilson Herrera Finishes With A Bang in Winter Ball

Second base prospect Dilson Herrera finished the Colombian Winter league strong as he now shifts gears and prepares for the minor league spring training and a full season in the Mets organization. Herrera, originally a Pittsburgh Pirates prospect, came to the Mets in 2013 along with relief pitcher Vic Black in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to Pittsburgh towards […]

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