I read some scuttlebutt last night about the Philadelphia Phillies possibly honing in on free agent to be Carlos Beltran this winter. If every free-agent signee were able to guarantee a replication of the previous year’s performance, Beltran would be No. 1 on the Phillies’ list. In 600 plate appearances for the Cardinals in 2013, he hit .296/.339/.491 with 24 home runs. More important than Beltran’s overall numbers is the fact that he is a […]
Yes, I know the answer to the question in my title is most likely not. The Tampa Tribune put up a little piece on David Price yesterday where he stated he is preparing himself to be traded. “If you go with what’s been done in the past I guess you’re going to have to think you’re going to get traded,” Price said Wednesday night on a conference call. “You’ve seen it happen a couple of times […]
Great pitching was the lifeline of the Binghamton Mets record setting baseball season this summer. Wherever you looked; the starting rotation, long relief or closing, the B-Met pitching excelled. There were multiple B-Mets who could be considered the 2013 Most Valuable Pitcher. I’ve boiled that choice down to four promising righthanded arms – Rafael Montero, Logan Verrett, Noah Syndergaard and Jeff Walters and one lefty, Darin Gorski. Rafael Montero was brilliant throughout his brief stay in the Binghamton rotation during the early […]
Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke with nine executives who think the Rays will trade their starting pitcher David Price this offseason. The scouts’ consensus was that the Rangers, Cubs and D-Backs were the favorites for successfully dealing for the elite 28-year old lefthander. We had an email conversation about him late last night and this morning, and discussed whether or not the Mets had what it took to land David Price and tackled the question […]
The New York Mets say they will spend on free agents this winter, in large part because they have little to offer up in the trade market. Really, their only chance to immediately improve is to write checks. What losing Matt Harvey for the 2014 season also does, is it greatly reduces the Mets’ inability to execute trades. In the wake of Harvey’s injury, general manager Sandy Alderson said he would be reluctant to deal Rafael Montero, Noah […]
Wouldn’t it be great if Matt Harvey wasn’t really injured? If it was just some sort of minor strain that was blown way out of proportion by Dan Warthen, Ray Ramirez and “Dr. James Andrews?” A coaching staff conspiracy if you will? In lieu of imposing hard innings limits on Harvey and Zack Wheeler perhaps they fabricated the whole thing. The season was obviously a lost cause, why not implement this ingenious little medical reuse […]
Highly regarded minor league analyst John Sickels recently released his end of year profile of the Top 75 Prospects in the minor leagues, his third and final prospect list of the 2013 season. John runs the blog Minor League Ball and writes his own yearly prospect book. He is extremely knowledgeable, and I recommend everyone check out his work. He really knows his stuff. Noah Syndergaard is the highest ranked Met prospect on the list. Sickels […]
Matt Harvey is a major topic of discussion for the New York Mets’ front office as they began organizational meetings today in Port St. Lucie. General manager Sandy Alderson must operate under the assumption Harvey will not be ready to start next season, and as he has yet to begin throwing, the Mets must prepare for the worst-case scenario. Understandably, Harvey does not want surgery – who does? – and wants to rest and later rehab […]
Mike Kerwick of The Record writes that Sandy Alderson believes the team “is closer” to indicate whether he has enough information to determine which of his current players would or wouldn’t be part of the team when the Mets take the field in 2014. As the team owners, front office and manager Terry Collins meet in Port St. Lucie to discuss the team’s plans this offseason, the goal of these discussions is quite clear and […]
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