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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 2 Travis d’Arnaud, C

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 2 Travis d’Arnaud, C

2. Travis d’Arnaud, C Height: 6’2” Weight: 195 lbs. Age: 24 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Travis d’Arnaud was the centerpiece in the deal that moved R.A. Dickey to Toronto last offseason and he became the best position prospect the Mets had right way. To give you an idea of his ceiling, let me first mention that he […]

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deGrom Hopes Fast Rise Gives Him Leg Up On Role With Mets

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
deGrom Hopes Fast Rise Gives Him Leg Up On Role With Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that pitching prospect Jacob deGrom hopes his fast rise from St. Lucie to Las Vegas during the 2013 season, continues in 2014. When the Mets added deGrom to the 40-man roster after the 2013 season, it meant an automatic invite to the 2014 big league camp. Rubin shares that while the odds […]

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Jeff Walters Armed and Ready To Win Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Walters Armed and Ready To Win Bullpen Spot

As the Mets players start to trickle down to spring training, some way ahead of schedule, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that right-hander Jeff Walters could be a candidate to break camp with the Mets in the bullpen as suggested by GM Sandy Alderson. Walters saved 38 games last season for Binghamton (AA), which was more than any […]

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Discussing ETAs of Keith Law’s Top Ten Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Discussing ETAs of Keith Law’s Top Ten Mets Prospects

Keith Law came out with his annual prospect rankings series recently, including his overall top 100, and his organizational rankings, both of which were rather surprising to some Mets fans. While the list itself has been gone over with a fine tooth comb, probably the most important thing hasn’t been discussed: when will these prospects […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 3 Rafael Montero, RHP

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 3 Rafael Montero, RHP

3. Rafael Montero, RHP Height: 6’0” Weight: 170 lbs. Age: 23 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Rafael Montero was signed a lot later than international prospects usually are. Most are signed when they turn 16 or 17 years old but the Mets signed him out of the Dominican Republic at the age of 20. You could call him […]

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Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

Marc Carig of Newsday posted a nice piece on Melville, Long Island’s Steven Matz and it was interesting to see what a couple of scouts said about the young lefthander. “If something’s going to get him to the major leagues, it’s going to be the effectiveness of his fastball,” said one rival scout, who believes […]

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Bank of America Has Been Calling the Shots

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Bank of America Has Been Calling the Shots

When it was learned last week that the Mets refinancing removed previous covenants that capped the team’s payroll figure and restricted spending, it validated what I believed and posted many times that it’s the banks who have been calling the shots. Explaining the consequences of that, the dangerous precedent it sets, and the ill-effects it […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 4 Dominic Smith, 1B

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 4 Dominic Smith, 1B

4. Dominic Smith, 1B Height: 6’0” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 18 Bats/Throws: Left/Left The Mets drafted a 17 year old Dominic Smith with the 11th overall pick of last year’s draft and he didn’t waste any time showing off his skills. In 173 AB’s across the Gulf Coast League and Appalachian League, Smith slashed .301/.398/.439 […]

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DePo Is Feeling Some Good Vibrations

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
DePo Is Feeling Some Good Vibrations

Mets vice president of player development Paul DePodesta told Marc Carig of Newsday that there’s a good vibe around the Mets as spring training approaches on the heels of a disappointing 74-88 season in 2013, “Going into this year, absolutely, there’s a lot more, I don’t even know what you call it,” said DePodesta. “It’s not swagger […]

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NL East Projection By Rank Points

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
NL East Projection By Rank Points

Sandy Alderson and his front office have spent all winter trying to address the Mets weaknesses and shortcomings in an attempt to put a much improved product on the field for the 2014 season. Or in other words, they’ve been doing exactly what 29 other MLB front offices have been doing. However, for this particular […]

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