Tag: minor league

Opinion: Syndergaard Should Be The One We Ultimately Deal

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Opinion: Syndergaard Should Be The One We Ultimately Deal

Here are three names that Mets fans know all too well. Bill Pulsipher, Jason Isringhausen and Paul Wilson. Better known as Generation K, these three pitchers were supposed to usher in a new era of Mets baseball in the mid ’90s. The three pitchers would turn out to be busts of the highest caliber and outside […]

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BP Scouts Michael Conforto

An article by posted on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
BP Scouts Michael Conforto

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus seems to agree with me regarding first round draft pick Michael Conforto and the decision to start his professional career with the Brooklyn Cyclones in the Short-Season NYPL. Here is what Dr. Parks has to say: Conforto is a man among boys in the New York-Penn League, as his polished […]

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The Braves Retool Blueprint

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Braves Retool Blueprint

Of Mikes and Men, the autobiography of Atlanta Braves long time and beloved broadcaster Pete Van Wieren is a fascinating read. Van Wieren grew up in upstate New York and cut his teeth as a baseball broadcaster in Binghamton covering the play-by-play for the Triplets. In fact, a few summers back I sat in the […]

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Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

Rafael Montero completed his second minor league rehab start today with the St. Lucie Mets, tossing four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Montero has been battling an oblique strain for a couple of weeks now. In mid-June, he left a start for Las Vegas after only […]

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Di-Jest: Emergence of Capt. Kirk Puts Kabosh to Extreme Conforto Tour

An article by posted on July 13, 2014 0 Comments
Di-Jest: Emergence of Capt. Kirk Puts Kabosh to Extreme Conforto Tour

If you dialed the calendar back about 10 days you would have seen the Mets as a team with about 17 outfielders and 0.75 major league shortstops. The shortstop situation has not been solved but there is now hope for the outfield. With Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson in center and right field respectively it […]

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Eric Young Returns Without Any Right Hamstring Issues

An article by posted on June 17, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Returns Without Any Right Hamstring Issues

June 17 Eric Young Jr. returned to the Mets line-up on Monday in St. Louis and didn’t have any issues with the strained right hamstring that had sent him to the disabled list. “I was able to sprint out a couple of things today and everything felt good on the leg,” Young tells Adam Rubin of […]

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Matt Harvey Set Unreal Expectations: Give Pitchers a Chance

An article by posted on June 11, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Set Unreal Expectations: Give Pitchers a Chance

On July 26th, 2012, Mets fans were anticipating the debut of a skilled minor league prospect by the name of Matt Harvey. That day in Arizona, Harvey threw 5.1 innings, allowed three hits, no runs and struck out 11 Diamondbacks. As it turns out, his gem in the desert was not a fluke but rather […]

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Catching Fire: Here Comes Kevin Plawecki

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Catching Fire: Here Comes Kevin Plawecki

Kevin Plawecki had the best game of his Double-A career on Tuesday when he doubled, homered and drove in five runs in his first two at bats. The game would be suspended in the second inning due to rain and was completed on Wednesday afternoon prior to the regularly scheduled game. The catching prospect finished […]

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Campbell’s Versatility Could Lead To Super Utility Role

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Campbell’s Versatility Could Lead To Super Utility Role

May 23 Making his first career start in left field, Eric Campbell tied the game with a sac-fly in the second, and then added a stunning game-saving catch in the eighth inning that resulted in a rally-killing double play for the Dodgers. With the Mets trying to preserve a one run lead and Dodgers phenom […]

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Eric Campbell Rates A Closer Look

An article by posted on May 18, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Rates A Closer Look

OK, call me a front-runner if you must, but based on what I’ve seen of Eric Campbell so far (and with a mere handful of at-bats it ain’t much), he looks to have qualities that would do much to inject some sorely needed jolt into the Mets’ lineup. I speak not so much of numbers, as the vast […]

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