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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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Hits & Misses: Wright vs Reyes, Mets Were Out Of The Loop On Harvey, More Models

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Wright vs Reyes, Mets Were Out Of The Loop On Harvey, More Models

Check out this post by Joe Janish wrote over at Mets Today where he examines which player has been more durable over he last three years between Jose Reyes and David Wright. The results may shock you – well at least they shocked me. For all the brouhaha regarding the supposed fragility of Reyes, guess […]

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Baseball America: Mets Don’t Really Consider Cesar Puello A Prospect

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America: Mets Don’t Really Consider Cesar Puello A Prospect

I was scanning through Josh Norris’ Baseball America chat on the Eastern League prospects — and it took me all of five seconds to find something to write about. Thanks for the chat, Josh. What did evaluators have to say about Cesar Puello‘s season, and did he end up close to making your list? Josh Norris: He […]

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Memorable Mets: Catcher John Stearns Was One Tough “Dude”

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets: Catcher John Stearns Was One Tough “Dude”

In the 1973 Amateur Draft, right after the Texas Rangers selected the highly regarded and ultimately ill-fated David Clyde with the first pick, the Phillies used the second selection to take catcher John Stearns out of the University of Colorado. The next two picks both turned out to be hall-of-famers, Robin Yount and Dave Winfield. […]

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Developing Young Pitching Is The New Mets Model

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Developing Young Pitching Is The New Mets Model

John Harper pens a piece in Saturday’s New York Daily News urging the Mets to stay with the concept of rebuilding around their young pitching corps. It’s Harper’s contention that the stunning performance of so many young pitching gun’s in this fall’s post season has fortified the Met front office belief that they need to be extraordinarily careful in […]

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