Updated by Joe D. on 2/27 We may hear those words blare over the Citi Field PA system one day in the near future during a Mets game… Maybe… Whether or not Wilmer Flores should be handed an outfield glove has been debated quite passionately on MMO many times over the last several months. We’ve all debated the pros and cons of such a move, and obviously so have the Mets. As Andrew Keh of [...]
Matt den Dekker, CF Bats: L Throws: L Height: 6’1″ Weight: 205 lb. Position: Centerfield Age: 25 (26 in August) ETA: 2013 MMO Top Prospect Rank: #12 Background: Here is a brief player profile from the recent 2013 MMO Top 25 Prospect series: Matt den Dekker has only been in the Mets farm system for three years, but his name has been relevant since the Mets tabbed him as a legitimate centerfield prospect. Den Dekker torched Binghamton upon his [...]
RAFAEL MONTERO, RHP Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6′ Weight: 170 lb. Position: Pitcher Age: 22 ETA: 2015 2013 MMO Top Prospect Ranking: #9 Background: Here is a brief player profile from the recent 2013 MMO Top 25 Prospect series: If you go by the numbers, Sterling Award winner Rafael Montero is a guy that you should be taking note of. He entered the Mets system in 2011, and has already seen work at six different [...]
Almost everyone is going to pick the Mets to finish fourth in the division. That’s a given. They are looking up and down at team rosters, and giving their projections based on the players on those rosters. A roster is simply a list of names. It can’t tell you if a player is going to have an up year or a down year, it can’t tell you if a player is going to get injured [...]
Thomas Javier (T.J.) Rivera, 2B Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 190 lb. Position: Second Base Age: 24 ETA: 2015 Background: T.J. Rivera is a fellow New Yorker, born and raised in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx. He was signed as a free-agent out of Troy University back in 2011. Not much is generally expected out of guys that aren’t drafted, but Rivera seems like his is on a mission to change that. In [...]
Hansel Robles, RHP Bats: R Throws: R Height: 5’11″ Weight: 185 lb. Position: Pitcher Age: 22 MMO Top Prospect Ranking: 20 ETA: 2014 Background: Here is an excerpt from the recent MMO Top 25 Prospect list, where Robles was ranked No. 20: Signed as an international free agent in August of 2008, Robles did everything in his power last season to dispel the idea that he projects to be a reliever. Arguably, Robles had the best [...]
This article which was originally published on January 25th by Mitch Petanick, is worth a second look in light of recent events. Mark Simon did a piece on ESPN New York yesterday which ranked the top five infields in the team’s history, as well as the top five outfields. His rankings were pretty solid, although he had the 1999 Mets outfield ranked as No. 5 snubbing a very solid 2006 outfield. Let’s be honest, 2006 was [...]
Player Name: Philip Evans Bats: R Throws: R Height: 5’10″ Weight: 185 lb. Position: Shortstop Age: 20 (turns 21 in September) MMO Top Prospect Ranking: 14 ETA: 2015 Background: Here’s what MMO had to say about Evans in the recent top 25 prospect feature: The 2011 15th round pick who received a significant over-slot $660K bonus has been good, but not what has been expected overall. Evans has exclusively played shortstop though he profiles more as a [...]
Player Name: Juan Lagares Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’1” Weight: 175 lb. Position: Outfield Age: 23 (turns 24 in March) MMO Top Prospect Ranking: 21 ETA: 2014/2015 Over the next couple of weeks, we will be taking an in-depth look at the prospects that will be joining the Mets in spring training as members of the 40-man roster. We are starting it off with Juan Lagares. Background: Lagares is what most would consider an under the [...]
I once heard an interview where a player gave his estimation of how many players were on some sort of performance enhancing drug when he played in the early 2000s. He said it was ninety percent of the players—in other words, nine out of ten guys. Let that marinate for a second. I don’t remember who the player was, but I certainly believe that stat to be fairly accurate. It always made me wonder why [...]
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