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How Punxsutawney Phil Predicts the Mets Season

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
How Punxsutawney Phil Predicts the Mets Season

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, which means we are in for a Long Winter… But what does that mean for the Mets? Unfortunately, it’s not a good sign. Since 1962, Phil’s predictions of Long Winters have by and large not boded well for the Orange and Blue. 2014 marks the 41st time the world […]

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Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

After the Royals officially announced that they re-signed veteran left-hander Bruce Chen, they curiously added that they designated infielder Emilio Bonifacio for assignment in order to make room for him on the 40-man roster. I say curious not because I think he’s a solid player, but because the Royals could have non-tendered him long ago, […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 11 Gavin Cecchini, SS

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 11 Gavin Cecchini, SS

11. Gavin Cecchini Height: 6’1” Weight: 180 lbs. Age: 20 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Gavin Cecchini receives his fair share of criticism because his ceiling is not as high as your traditional first round draft pick. The Mets took Cecchini with the 12th overall pick in the 2012 draft because his already impressive floor provided somewhat of […]

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Mets “Still Looking For More Players”

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets “Still Looking For More Players”

Mets fans felt mixed views on Thursday after Sandy Alderson admitted the club are still looking for new players, despite their already-burgeoning roster. The general manager spoke to the Daily Pennsylvanian about life at Citi Field and revealed the club is still on the hunt for more players before Spring Training. “The offseason develops over […]

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Mets’ Prospects of The Early Years: Dick Selma, RHP

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Prospects of The Early Years: Dick Selma, RHP

Dick Selma was probably considered the Mets’ top pitching prospect from the day he signed a $20,000 bonus contract in early 1963. The small (5’11, 160 lbs.) but hard-throwing righthander out of Fresno, California was assigned to Salinas of the California League in 1963 where he led the league in strikeouts and ERA and was […]

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Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

The Mets announced they have signed first baseman Matt Clark to a minor league contract and have invited him to big league camp. A career minor leaguer, Clark played for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan last season and batted .238 with 25 home runs, 70 RBI, and a .785 OPS. Clark, 27, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in […]

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New $250M Loan Puts Mets Owners On Easy Street

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
New $250M Loan Puts Mets Owners On Easy Street

The Mets’ owners appear to be on the verge of finally putting the team’s financial problems behind them, according to a report in the New York Post. Cash-strapped Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, who faced perhaps an insurmountable spring principal payment on their $250 million loan, are close to refinancing the note, sources said. “This will […]

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Sporting News Mets Projections

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Sporting News Mets Projections

The start of spring training has fantasy baseball enthusiasts pouring over magazines and scouring the internet for the latest baseball data to help make winning draft selections. Today, I made my first reading of the Sporting News BASEBALL Fantasy Source. Just for fun, I decided to dedicate my first reading to the Mets. Were there […]

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Mets Could Still Sign Veteran Reliever To Low Base Salary

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Could Still Sign Veteran Reliever To Low Base Salary

The Mets are not close to adding any veteran help to the bullpen, writes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. However, a source told Adam Rubin that the team could acquire a veteran relief pitcher, although it will likely be for a low-base salary, according to a source. In a phone interview with Sandy Alderson on Wednesday, […]

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Keith Law: Mets Top 10 Prospect Ranking

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Top 10 Prospect Ranking

Completing his 2014 Top Prospects features, Keith Law of ESPN released his Mets Top 10 Ranking as follows (Top 100 in parenthesis): 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP (24) 2. Travis d’Arnaud, C (36) 3. Dominic Smith, 1B (37) 4. Rafael Montero, RHP (60) 5. Brandon Nimmo, OF (92) 6. Kevin Plawecki, C 7. Dilson Herrera, 2B […]

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