Posted on the Wall Street Journal website yesterday, Jared Diamond shared a great point about the state of the Mets and GM Sandy Alderson: Alderson can no longer ask for patience. He cannot afford to keep talking about a plan without delivering on those promises. The time for meaningful progress has arrived. I feel that fans have heard enough over the years from the Mets’ brass about how the team is going to get better and what […]
Wondering what the plan is for Noah Syndergaard? According to Andy Martino of the Daily News who spoke to Mets insiders, he will follow the same path as Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler before him. The process is familiar by now: Mets pitching prospect spends nearly all of spring training in big league camp, but is told he will not break camp with the team. Fans, and maybe even some teammates and coaches, beg for him […]
The Dodgers were apparently open to dealing any of Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier — who are each under contract with some serious money attached to them. However, Jon Heyman wrote “…a Mets person suggested that trio isn’t at the forefront of their internal talks, at least at the moment.” However, Nick Carfardo of the Boston Globe thinks otherwise and wrote on Sunday that the Mets are in search of a big-name player and […]
Bronson Arroyo reports that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins have contacted his agents, but that no offers have been made. On Friday we reported that the Minnesota Twins are very interested in signing the free agent righthander and that they have already called and spoken with him according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, but had yet to make a formal offer. There appears to be mutual interest from both sides in getting something […]
The Mets will keep and protect Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler, and feel it will be tougher to deal Jon Niese or Dillon Gee now that Matt Harvey will be missing next year, writes Joel Sherman. But if they bundle some minor league pitching — perhaps headed by Rafael Montero — can they attract another quality bat? It seems that Montero is frequently the pitching prospect who most often gets mentioned as the one the […]
Multiple choice question: What’s the worst, lowest, most humiliating thing you can call a professional athlete in a modern-day locker room? 1. Gay. 2. Girl. 3. N****r. 4. All of the above. If you answered “4″ we have a lovely Jordany Valdespin T-shirt for you, a real beauty with the logos of both the Mets and Pirates on it, a veritable collector’s item commemorating one of the slimiest moments in recent Mets history, when the […]
I don’t know about most of you, but a few of us on MMO let out a collective sigh of relief when we read the following from Andy Martino of the Daily News: The Mets don’t love Mark Trumbo and they’ve never shown any interest in Peter Bourjos. I see Trumbo as an Ike Davis with more consistent power, but a worse glove. I couldn’t imagine giving up a Jon Niese for someone like that… […]
The Mets have multiple needs if they have any hope of being a contender in 2014 as we all know, but certainly at the top of that list is the acquisition of a legitimate power hitter to hit behind David Wright. While I certainly have no inside information on the subject, let’s just suppose that the Blue Jays realize that sending Noah Syndergaard to the Mets in the R.A. Dickey deal was a mistake that […]
Baseball America (B.A.) released their latest issue which not only featured Noah Syndergaard on the cover, but also listed their new top ten prospect rankings for all the teams in the NL East. The Mets had a bunch of names we have all seen on these top prospect lists before–Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud , Wilmer Flores, Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini. The one choice that took many off guard may have been Kevin Plawecki being listed as […]
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