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Mets and Daniel Murphy Avoid Arbitration, Agree On $5.7 Million Deal

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Mets and Daniel Murphy Avoid Arbitration, Agree On $5.7 Million Deal

Adam Rubin reported today that Daniel Murphy and the Mets have settled on a one-year deal for 2014 at $5.7 million and will avoid arbitration. Murphy also will have the opportunity to earn a $50,000 bonus with 500 plate appearances. Murphy earned $2.925 million last season and has one more arbitration year before becoming eligible for free […]

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Dominic Smith Ranked No. 2 Best First Base Prospect

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Dominic Smith Ranked No. 2 Best First Base Prospect

Dominic Smith was ranked as the number two best first base prospect by MLB Pipeline today. Scouting Grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 40 | Arm: 50 | Field: 60 | Overall: 55 Smith was perhaps the best pure prep hitter in the 2013 Draft class, and the Mets grabbed him with the 11th overall pick. […]

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Ricky Otero – 45th Round Success Story

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Ricky Otero – 45th Round Success Story

While Brandon Villafuerte was selected and signed by the Mets in the 66th round of the 1994 MLB June Amateur Draft and was the deepest pick the Mets ever signed that made it to the Major Leagues, he did not make it to the majors as a member of the Mets. So who holds the […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell, Agree To $3.7 Million Deal

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell, Agree To $3.7 Million Deal

January 17, 2014 The Mets have avoided arbitration with Bobby Parnell, and agreed to a one-year, $3.7 million deal with him according to Joel Sherman. He can earn a $50,000 bonus if he appears in 60 games. Parnell had 22 saves last season and posted a 2.16 ERA and 1.000 WHIP in an injury shortened season. […]

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Mets Head Into Opening Day With Third Straight Year Of Reduced Payroll

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Mets Head Into Opening Day With Third Straight Year Of Reduced Payroll

With Ruben Tejada, Ike Davis and Eric Young Jr all in tow for next season after settling with the Mets and avoiding arbitration, here is the most up to date payroll projection: 2014 Contracts: David Wright $20M Curtis Granderson $13M Bartolo Colon $9M Chris Young $7.25M Jonathon Niese $5M Ruben Tejada $1.1M Ike Davis $3.5M Eric Young Jr. $1.85M Subtotal: […]

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Minors Notes: Mets High On Flores and Lawley, Herrera May Play SS, Smith May Skip Brooklyn

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Minors Notes: Mets High On Flores and Lawley, Herrera May Play SS, Smith May Skip Brooklyn

Here are some takeaways from Thursday’s Q&A with the Mets minor league officials (@MetsFarmReport) on Twitter. When asked who their top power hitter in the system was, Mets officials didn’t hesitate to mention Dustin Lawley. I asked a followup question and wondered if Lawley would stick at Triple-A after the Mets jumped him all the […]

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A Met Prospect Hangs ‘Em Up, Shares Why With MMO

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A Met Prospect Hangs ‘Em Up, Shares Why With MMO

Chad Zurcher announced on Monday, that he contacted the Mets organization to inform them he was retiring from the game. As soon as I heard the news, I reached out to him and asked Chad if he would be comfortable in sharing some of the details that led him to his decision to walk away from […]

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Rafael Montero Determined To Pitch For Mets This Season

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Rafael Montero Determined To Pitch For Mets This Season

MLB.com recently conducted an interview in Spanish with Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero about his future in baseball and his goals for 2014. One of the benefits of having a senior editor like David Conde, who reads and writes Spanish, is that it affords us the opportunity to conduct more interviews with many of our Latino prospects and also […]

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Mets Settle On $1.85 Million Deal With Eric Young

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Mets Settle On $1.85 Million Deal With Eric Young

After agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with first baseman Ike Davis earlier today, the Mets settled with another of their players, agreeing to a a one-year, $1.85 million deal with outfielder Eric Young Jr. according to reports. Young, 28, led the National League with 46 stolen bases in 2013 after coming to the Mets […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Named MLB’s Top Catching Prospect

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Named MLB’s Top Catching Prospect

MLB.com named Travis d’Arnaud of the New York Mets their Number One ranked catching prospect today, edging out Austin Hedges of the San Diego Padres. Travis d’Arnaud, Mets: If it hadn’t been for injuries, d’Arnaud would be off this list. Despite missing time with a knee injury in 2012 and a broken foot in ’13, […]

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