Tag: Mets

Michael Conforto: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

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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

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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

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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

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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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Mets trade Darrell Ceciliani to Blue Jays

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets trade Darrell Ceciliani to Blue Jays

The Mets have traded OF Darrell Ceciliani to the Toronto Blue Jays, the clubs have confirmed. Ceciliani hit .206 in 68 at-bats last season. He started 13 games in the early part of the season, having a couple nice moments but mostly struggling before being sent back to the minors when the Mets upgraded their […]

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Look Who’s Holding Up The Rear

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Look Who’s Holding Up The Rear

I couldn’t help but share this chart from MLB Trade Rumors which essentially summarizes all the activity of this current Hot Stove Season as it pertains to Guaranteed Spending, Number of Players Signed and Average Annual Value. May I direct your attention to that team all the way at the bottom of the list… Namely […]

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Thoughts On Zack Wheeler and His Evolution

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Thoughts On Zack Wheeler and His Evolution

In an exclusive interview with rehabbing Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post covered a variety of issues that go beyond the typical reports we’ve been getting on the former top pitching prospect in baseball. It’s not the usual mundane “Wheeler feels great” blah, blah, blah, push the “publish” button, mission accomplished […]

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Mets 2016 Breakout Prospect: RHP Chris Flexen

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Mets 2016 Breakout Prospect: RHP Chris Flexen

  Continuing our series of potential breakout prospects is right-handed pitcher Chris Flexen, a projectable righty drafted in 2012, who suffered a delay due to Tommy John Surgery. Our first two candidates in the series were third baseman David Thompson and Jhoan Urena. Profile: Chris Flexen was drafted out of Newark Memorial HS in California, during the 14th […]

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MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

Morgan writes… I think you were way to quick to say you were “moving on” from the Mets payroll discussion just based on a one-year deal to Yoenis Cespedes, which quite frankly they were forced to do to prevent rioting at Citi Field if he had signed with the Washington Nationals. For someone I admired […]

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How Good Is Mets Pitching Coach Dan Warthen

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
How Good Is Mets Pitching Coach Dan Warthen

Back in the 90′s when the Atlanta Braves had a historically dominant rotation that included Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and John Smoltz, pitching coach Leo Mazzone was hailed as a genius. When he went to the Baltimore Orioles, not so much. Rick Peterson was also lauded for his work with an A’s rotation comprised of Tim […]

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