Tag: offseason

Featured Post: Balancing Growing Pains With Search For Run Production

An article by posted on August 9, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Balancing Growing Pains With Search For Run Production

The long-anticipated arrival of Wilmer Flores to the Mets’ big league roster highlighted two areas of concern for the organization going forward: first, the dearth of viable position player prospects at the upper levels of the system, and second, the need for a modicum of patience on the part of fans and management alike to […]

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D’Arnaud Calls Syndergaard’s Fastball “Absolutely Electric”, Curveball “Pretty Devastating”

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Calls Syndergaard’s Fastball “Absolutely Electric”, Curveball “Pretty Devastating”

Travis d’Arnaud was blown away after catching five scoreless innings from Noah Syndergaard during Sunday’s 6-0 win for Binghamton. “What can I say about an outing like that?” said d’Arnaud, who is coming back from a broken foot suffered in April. “He had an absolutely electric fastball, his curveball was pretty devastating and his changeup […]

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Cerrone: To Acquire Stanton, We’d Have To Offer Harvey

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Cerrone: To Acquire Stanton, We’d Have To Offer Harvey

In discussing the Rangers acquisition of Matt Garza, which you can read about here, Matt Cerrone dropped an interesting line in his post about whether the Mets could get Stanton or not.. I’ve been told by people in baseball that, to get Stanton today, a team like the Mets would need to give them Matt […]

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Alderson Doesn’t Expect To Fill Significant Needs At Deadline

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Doesn’t Expect To Fill Significant Needs At Deadline

Echoing what he told us last week, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said today that there is no movement on the trade front as of yet. He does not expect to fill any significant needs before the deadline. Last week, Alderson said not to expect any sweeping changes before the deadline. This shows a measured approach by […]

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Featured Post: The Case For Not Trading Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on July 18, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Case For Not Trading Bobby Parnell

The Case For Keeping Bobby Parnell Recently, a quick Google search of “Bobby Parnell trade” will bring you links to dozens of people calling for Parnell to be shopped for young outfield help, in particular Nick Castellanos of the Tigers. The cases for dealing Parnell usually include one or more of the following arguments; am […]

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Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It

Byrd’s the word these days for the Mets, as their veteran offseason signing continues to produce at a level far beyond what anyone expected. Last night, Marlon Byrd struck again and this time he hit not one, but two home runs in the Mets 10-1 rout of the Washington Nationals. Better still was the fact that […]

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Disappointment Continues For Francisco As He’s Placed On 60 Day DL

An article by posted on May 30, 2013 0 Comments
Disappointment Continues For Francisco As He’s Placed On 60 Day DL

There were plenty of high hopes for reliever Frank Francisco when he was signed to a two year deal for $12 million dollars before the 2012 season. To date, that has been the largest free agent contract doled out by Sandy Alderson and it may now be safe to say that it has been a […]

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Less Than Half Of Mets 2013 Payroll Is Contributing To The Team

An article by posted on May 27, 2013 0 Comments
Less Than Half Of Mets 2013 Payroll Is Contributing To The Team

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted an info-graphic from Baseball Tonight that showed a breakdown on this season’s Mets payroll commitments. The $22.3 million includes the $18,125,000 owed to Jason Bay and the $3M for his 2014 buyout. Basically, we have less than half of our total payroll on the field, much like we saw […]

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Mets Will Need To Overpay To Attract Quality Players, But Will They?

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Need To Overpay To Attract Quality Players, But Will They?

In response to a question by Matt Cerrone, Buster Olney of ESPN said the Mets are going to have to start spending and even overpaying if they ever want to be in a position to compete. I think we can look at what the Seattle Mariners are going through, because I think they’re the closest comparison to […]

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Logan Verrett Talks About His Road To The Show With MMO

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Logan Verrett Talks About His Road To The Show With MMO

You hear it all the time: it isn’t about velocity, it’s about location. And no one exemplifies that old adage more than Logan Verrett. The 22-year-old Texas native was taken in the third round of the 2011 draft and has been impressive at all three minor league stops. Verrett dominated A ball in 2012 in both Savannah […]

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