Tag: minor league

John Lannan Open To Bullpen Role

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
John Lannan Open To Bullpen Role

On Monday, the Mets included reliever Josh Edgin among their first wave of cuts and reassigned him to minor league camp. Edgin was not happy with the decision according to several beat reporters, however his reduced velocity has been a big concern and most likely factored into the Mets’ decision. That leaves John Lannan as the lone contender for […]

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Puello and Leathersich Reassigned to Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Puello and Leathersich Reassigned to Minor League Camp

5:00 PM After today’s Grapefruit League game, Cesar Puello. Jack Leathersich and John Church were reassigned to minor league camp. 1:00 PM The Mets announced that they’ve optioned LHP Steven Matz, RHP Erik Goeddel, LHP Josh Edgin ans SS Wilfredo Tovar to minor league camp. Other players reassigned to minor league camp today include pitching prospects Logan […]

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Weighing in on Baseball America’s International Review

An article by posted on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
Weighing in on Baseball America’s International Review

Yesterday, Baseball America started reviewing the International signings of each club, starting with the National League East. During these annual reviews, they summarize each team’s IFA signings, mainly those that happen during the July 2nd signing period.That is when the teams sign players 16 and over to play professionally. Many of the big-name Dominican, Venezuelan, Colombian, […]

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For Valverde, It’s His First Spring Training… Again

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
For Valverde, It’s His First Spring Training… Again

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke with Mets bullpen hopeful Jose Valverde recently about his opportunity to stick with the Mets. Valverde, an 11-year veteran and two time NL saves leader had some interesting things to say about his approach when it comes to making the team. “For me, every year I try to compete like a […]

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Wilmer Flores Says He Can Play Shortstop

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Says He Can Play Shortstop

ESPN’s Adam Rubin writes that Wilmer Flores has not played shortstop in the Mets organization since 2011, when a lack of first-step quickness prompted the organization to shift him to other infield spots. Rubin also shares that Terry Collins has suggested he will revisit at least dabbling with Flores at shortstop during spring training. And Flores, who arrived […]

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Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

The Mets announced that they have signed free-agent reliever Jose Valverde to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Jon Heyman reports that he can earn $1 million if he makes the team. Valverde, who turns 36 next month, has recorded 286 saves during his 11-year career. After a successful run with the Detroit […]

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Mets Sign 1B Chris Garcia To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Chris Garcia To Minor League Deal

Looks like the Mets just signed first baseman Chris Garcia to a minor league deal. Garcia, who you could follow at @ChrisGarcia2424, announced the news on Twitter. The 26-year old Brooklyn, New York native missed the entire 2013 season due to injury, but batted .285/.408/.431 in 411 AB with the Single-A affiliate of the Braves in […]

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Considering How The Mets Offseason Has Gone

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Considering How The Mets Offseason Has Gone

I think the Mets have had a decent off season thus far.  Going into the offseason I felt the Mets needed to sign 7 or 8 players that would be on the 40 man roster for the majority of the 2014 season. Those 7 or 8 would be two outfielders, two relievers, two starting pitchers, […]

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Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

The Mets announced they have signed first baseman Matt Clark to a minor league contract and have invited him to big league camp. A career minor leaguer, Clark played for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan last season and batted .238 with 25 home runs, 70 RBI, and a .785 OPS. Clark, 27, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in […]

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Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN (Insider Only) ranked the Houston Astros as having the top minor league system in baseball. But the Mets actually received a solid ranking as well coming in as the sixth best system. 6. New York Mets  The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a […]

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