Tag: minor league

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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Braves Bring Back Freddy Garcia On Minors Deal

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Bring Back Freddy Garcia On Minors Deal

Righthander Freddy Garcia will be bringing his glove and his arm back to Atlanta after agreeing to a minor league deal with the Braves today. Garcia, 37, had a decent season in 2013, posting a 4.37 ERA in 80.1 innings pitching for both the Orioles and Braves. However, he really sparkled once he got to Atlanta […]

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John Lannan Will Earn $1.5 Million If He Makes The Team

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
John Lannan Will Earn $1.5 Million If He Makes The Team

The Mets officially announced that they have signed lefthanded starting pitcher John Lannan to a minor-league deal with a spring training invite. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Lannan will earn $1.5 million if he makes the major league team, plus an additional $2 million in innings pitched bonuses. As we surmised […]

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