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Topps 2016 Baseball Cards Series 1: Meet The Mets!

An article by posted on February 7, 2016 0 Comments
Topps 2016 Baseball Cards Series 1: Meet The Mets!

Here they are, hot off the press…. Topps released their 2016 Baseball Cards Series 1 sets, packs and hobby boxes this week, and there are plenty of Mets to go around including Curtis Granderson and Wilmer Flores as shown above. There are 17 Mets cards in all within the 350 regular card set. Travis d’Arnaud […]

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Neil Walker Enjoys Batting Fifth In The Lineup

An article by posted on February 7, 2016 0 Comments
Neil Walker Enjoys Batting Fifth In The Lineup

New Mets second baseman Neil Walker is ready for the challenge of replacing Daniel Murphy this season, he tells Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “My style of baseball is kind of similar to Murph’s,’’ Walker said. “I’ve always considered myself as an athlete and a guy who pays attention to the small details. […]

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Featured Post: Jim Callis Talks Mets Prospects With MMO

An article by posted on February 6, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Jim Callis Talks Mets Prospects With MMO

Update: MLB Pipeline released their Top 100 Prospects last night with four Mets on the list: Gavin Cecchini #87, Amed Rosario #79, Dominic Smith #51, and Steven Matz at #15. Full write up to come.  The following is an interview I conducted with the great Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline who you can follow on […]

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Jacob deGrom Just Keeps Getting Better

An article by posted on February 6, 2016 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Just Keeps Getting Better

Despite being omitted from MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now list, RHP Jacob deGrom‘s stock continues to rise, and for great reason. The 27 year-old has been improving since his debut in 2014, and has the chance to prove that he belongs in the top 5 best pitchers in baseball in 2016. Start with the fact that […]

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Don’t Bet Against Travis d’Arnaud This Season

An article by posted on February 5, 2016 0 Comments
Don’t Bet Against Travis d’Arnaud This Season

Travis d’Arnaud was one of the first players to arrive to the Mets Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie, having rented an RV with his brother and their girlfriends to make the cross-country trek from California to Florida right after the New Year. Since January 11 – more than a month before the reporting […]

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Michael Conforto: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Michael Conforto: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

It’s a shame that left-fielder Michael Conforto won’t count as a rookie this year, because I surmise he would’ve given Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager a real run for his money in the Rookie of the Year ballot. In fact, there are a lot of similarities that follow both Seager and Conforto. Both are right-handed throwers […]

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Should The Mets Deal Or Keep Alejandro De Aza

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Should The Mets Deal Or Keep Alejandro De Aza

At the press conference on Wednesday, re-introducing Yoenis Cespedes to the masses to make his new contract official, the issue of what Alejandro De Aza‘s role will be came up when Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters afterward. Naturally, he’s expected to be on the bench ready, willing, and able to play all three outfield positions. But perhaps, that […]

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Platooning From A Position of Strength

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Platooning From A Position of Strength

I was watching MLB Network this morning as they did a replay of yesterday’s episode of ‘MLB Now’ with Brian Kenny. Dick Scott, the Mets new bench coach, was on the phone. The questions were about prospects and was there anyone he considered able to assist the major league team this season. The former Director […]

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2015 Mets Contact Rates: A Tale Of Quality vs. Quantity

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
2015 Mets Contact Rates: A Tale Of Quality vs. Quantity

It used to be you could tell when a ball was hit hard because it made a loud noise and it moved quickly through the air. Now, according to Baseball Information Solutions, you need an algorithm … “BIS now records certain hard data (duration of hang time and landing location) with the observed hit type […]

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Mets, Familia Reach Agreement, Avoiding Arbitration

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Mets, Familia Reach Agreement, Avoiding Arbitration

The Mets avoided arbitration with closer Jeurys Familia on Wednesday, agreeing upon a one-year, $4.1 million deal, per reports. Familia, 26, emerged as a star in 2015, taking over the closer’s role and notching 43 saves and a league-high 65 games finished. Familia had an ERA of 1.85 and a WHIP of 1.00, striking out […]

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