Tag: Marlon Byrd

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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Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

Several general managers believe that a one-year deal may be best for free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz as the general feeling among teams is that the 33-year old “needs to reestablish his value” says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. If Cruz were to consider such a deal, Cafardo says it could “open more opportunities for him” […]

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Could Brandon Allen Be A Dark Horse At First Base For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Could Brandon Allen Be A Dark Horse At First Base For The Mets?

“Who’s on first?” Those words have become more than just an Abbott & Costello skit for New York Mets fans this winter. Those words have been somewhat of a rallying cry. Trade Ike Davis…No, keep him…Lucas Duda gives us the best offensive production from first base…I like the idea of a Josh Satin platoon with […]

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Dilson Herrera Continues To Shine For Mets

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
Dilson Herrera Continues To Shine For Mets

Second base prospect Dilson Herrera was acquired by the Mets when John Buck and Marlon Byrd were traded to the Pirates. In the trade, the Mets also received promising reliever Vic Black, who could be assuming the Mets closer role if Bobby Parnell isn’t ready to begin the 2014 season. Herrera, who is listed at 5’10″, has been playing very well in […]

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Parnell Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 1 Comment
Parnell Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

During a brief media session at Citi Field today, Sandy Alderson updated us on Bobby Parnell who is recovering from surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck . Speaking about the 30 pound weight loss that was reported in October, Sandy said, ”he’s regained the weight and is about to start throwing again.” […]

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