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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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The Mets Are Selling, But Are You Buying?

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Selling, But Are You Buying?

Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed a group of season ticket holders and laid down the familiar gauntlet that if the fans flock to Citi Field, the team would spend more. Really? This is nothing new. This front office has often cited attendance as the harbinger to more spending, but I wonder if they understand that it’s […]

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Which Mets Player Has the Most to Prove This Season?

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
Which Mets Player Has the Most to Prove This Season?

Over the next two weeks, we will be rolling out a series of ten MMO Roundtable posts that will tackle some of the questions and expectations for the upcoming Mets season. Let’s get started… Which Mets player has the most to prove this season? Mike Simon – Travis d’Arnaud. It seems like d’Arnaud has been […]

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MMO Exclusive: Former Mets 1B Prospect Brian Harrison Discusses Decision To Retire

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Former Mets 1B Prospect Brian Harrison Discusses Decision To Retire

Brian Harrison Applies The Tag We announced a couple weeks ago that 1B Prospect Brian Harrison was retiring from baseball after being drafted in 2010. Knowing it must have been a difficult decision for him to retire and say goodbye to the game at 25, I reached out to Brian to ask him about his […]

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Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

In an interview with ESPN.com’s Keith Law, Mets GM Sandy Alderson discussed the processes he implemented since taking over the club and how it has led to a system with improved depth and several players being looked at as top 100 prospects. On building through the draft: “With respect to the draft, we have taken a […]

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