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Mets Fans Seeking A Quantum Of Solace

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Fans Seeking A Quantum Of Solace

Quantum: The smallest amount of a physical quantity that can exist independently. Solace: Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation. After the Chicago White Sox inked Cuban sensation Jose Dariel Abreu to a six-year, $68 million dollar deal – a fair price for one who is expected to produce like Frank Thomas – my inbox began getting […]

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Mets Matters: The Beginning of the Purge

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: The Beginning of the Purge

A few fringe major leaguers were removed from the Mets 40 man roster on Thursday. Not a single tear was shed onto my iPhone when I read that Mike Baxter, Robert Carson, Sean Henn, and Greg Burke were no longer Mets. No one can argue that the current roster of the New York Mets was […]

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Jose Dariel Abreu Signs 6-Year Deal With White Sox

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Dariel Abreu Signs 6-Year Deal With White Sox

Updated 10/17 9:00 PM Free agent Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu has agreed to a deal with the Chicago White Sox, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal says the deal is for six years and $68 million, shattering the four-year, $36MM contract signed by Yoenis Cespedes and the seven-year, $42MM pact signed by Yasiel Puig. As I […]

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Syndergaard’s Injury Risk As Low As Any Major Pitching Prospect In Baseball

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments

Here’s a couple of tidbits from Keith Law’s chat today… Jeff (NY) – Still Aaron Sanchez over Noah Syndergaard? I know you go based on ceiling, but does probability start to factor in now? Klaw – No, I can’t stay with that, seeing Sanchez’ delivery and potential injury risk. Syndergaard doesn’t have Sanchez’ offspeed stuff, […]

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Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

After undergoing surgery in April to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder, Johan Santana has begun a throwing program and is making great progress toward his return to pitching in games. Last week, Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger reported that Santana’s agent, Chris Leible, said a return to the Mets isn’t out of […]

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Mets Outfield Prospect Cesar Puello Is Doing It His Way

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Outfield Prospect Cesar Puello Is Doing It His Way

Kevin Kernan put together an interesting piece earlier in the week in the New York Post on Dodger baseball phenom Yasiel Puig. In his first sentence, he speculates that Puig is ready for October baseball, but wonders whether baseball is ready for Puig. He builds his piece around what he calls the ‘Puig Philosophy,’ an aggressive, hustling brand […]

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The Mets Plan Of Building Around Young Pitchers Is Like Gambling On Internet Stocks

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Plan Of Building Around Young Pitchers Is Like Gambling On Internet Stocks

If there is one thing the Mets have going for them it is the very exciting crop of young pitchers in their farm system. It seems that the strategy going forward is to stockpile as many promising young pitchers as they possibly can. The question is whether or not this is a smart move and […]

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Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

For the past few seasons, the Mets bullpen has been a major weakness. They have consistently ranked among the league’s worst, and they did not perform much better this season. In 2013, the Mets bullpen finished in the bottom ten in ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts. Despite these struggles, the relief corps can become a strength […]

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Montero Is More Expendable and Less Valuable? Says Who?

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments

Updated Post 10/16 MetsBlog drew an interesting conclusion regarding Rafael Montero after speaking to several Mets insiders: The jury is still out on Montero’s place on a 25-man roster, which is probably why he is more expendable, but also less valuable. First, let me make clear that Rafael Montero has yet to be added to […]

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2013 Season Review: Dillon Gee, RHP

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Dillon Gee, RHP

DILLON GEE, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS Coming off surgery, the expectations were minimal because the Mets didn’t know what they were getting. The surgery was to repair an artery in his shoulder after experiencing numbness in his hand and fingers. As a “feel’’ pitcher, this type of injury was especially serious because it prevented him from […]

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