Tag: minor league

Blue Jays Sign Joe Smith To One-Year Deal

An article by posted on February 5, 2017 0 Comments
Blue Jays Sign Joe Smith To One-Year Deal

The Toronto Blue Jays have have agreed to a one-year deal with right-handed reliever Joe Smith, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports who reported the news via Twitter late on Saturday night. Free agent relievers have been literally flying off the board in the last 48 hours at an incredible pace leaving the likes of Joe […]

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Kyle Johnson Describes A Minor Leaguer’s Financial Hardships

An article by posted on January 31, 2017 0 Comments
Kyle Johnson Describes A Minor Leaguer’s Financial Hardships

$10,750. That’s the minimum salary paid to a Triple-A baseball player.  With players playing from February until October that amounts to $1,343.75 per month.  Now, major league baseball teams will tell you they’re paying the players a more manageable $2,150.00 per month.  They say this because teams begin paying their minor leaguers once the minor […]

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LHP P.J. Conlon Invited to Big League Camp, Will Compete For Bullpen Role

An article by posted on January 24, 2017 0 Comments
LHP P.J. Conlon Invited to Big League Camp, Will Compete For Bullpen Role

According to a report by Adam Rubin for Baseball America, left-handed pitching prospect P.J. Conlon has been invited to big league camp. Conlon, 23, began last season with the Columbia Fireflies before a mid-season promotion to High-A St. Lucie. Combined over 24 starts and one relief appearance, he went 12-2 with a minor league best 1.65 ERA […]

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2017 Mets Top 30 Prospects: No. 14 Ali Sanchez, C

An article by posted on January 20, 2017 0 Comments
2017 Mets Top 30 Prospects: No. 14 Ali Sanchez, C

#14 C Ali Sanchez Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 200 Level: Short Season Brooklyn Cyclones B/T: R/R Age: 1/20/97 (20) Age Dif: -2.1 Acquired: Signed as International Free Agent for $690,000 (7/2/13) Last year: 15 2016 MiLB Statistics: 46 G, 181 PA, 171 AB, 15 R, 37 H, 10 2B, 11 RBI, 2 SB, .216/.260/.275 When the Mets signed Sanchez as a 16-year old international free agent out of Venezuela, he […]

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Longtime Mets Scout Harry Minor Passes Away

An article by posted on January 19, 2017 0 Comments
Longtime Mets Scout Harry Minor Passes Away

Harry Minor, scout who spent 44 of his 65 years in baseball with the New York Mets, passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 89. Minor began scouting in 1960 after his minor league playing days were over and started his career with the Mets in 1968 as an area scout. He was […]

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MMO Exclusive: Meet Eastern League Batting Champ Phillip Evans

An article by posted on January 14, 2017 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Meet Eastern League Batting Champ Phillip Evans

Phillip Evans won the batting title on the final day of the Eastern League season in 2016 with a 4 for 6 game that capped an incredible breakout year. The 24-year old had a career season in 2016 hitting .335/.374/.485 in 96 games for the Double-A Binghamton Mets. He also set career highs in doubles (30), home runs (8), […]

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Winter Ball Update: Familia Throws Another Scoreless Inning

An article by posted on January 12, 2017 0 Comments
Winter Ball Update: Familia Throws Another Scoreless Inning

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless inning on Wednesday night in the Gigantes del Cibao’s 4-2 loss in the Dominican Winter League playoffs. Familia allowed a two out triple for the only base runner and struck out one. Familia has now pitched four scoreless outings in a row after a rough debut […]

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Ruben Tejada Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

An article by posted on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

According to Jerry Crasnick on Twitter, former Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada has signed a Minor League deal with the New York Yankees. He has also been invited to big league spring training camp. After helping get the New York Mets to the 2015 NLDS until his leg was broken by Chase Utley, Tejada spent 2016 […]

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

An article by posted on October 30, 2016 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. Since Bob Boone was just starting what would turn […]

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T.J. Rivera Is Making Believers Out Of Everyone

An article by posted on September 19, 2016 0 Comments
T.J. Rivera Is Making Believers Out Of Everyone

“T.J. Rivera continues to hit major league pitching.” That was the ending of Howie Rose’s radio call of Rivera’s second major league homer in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over the Twins. Rivera has now had 6 multiple hit games in the 13 games he has started as a New York Met and is hitting .344. A […]

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