Tag: outfield

Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

Mike Petriello of ESPN (Insider Subscription) writes that the Mets had one of the best under-the-radar offseasons by signing Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to upgrade their outfield defense. For most of the first third of 2013, he writes, the corner outfielders in New York were Lucas Duda in left and Marlon Byrd in right, flanking a rotating combination of Rick Ankiel, Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and Kirk […]

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Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

With Curtis Granderson and Chris Young entering the mix, a logjam has emerged in the Mets 2014 outfield plans as several talented players will now look to fill a limited number of starting positions. Responding to a question posed by Steve Keane of Kranepool Society at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson shed […]

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Josh Satin Has Begun Learning To Play The Outfield

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Josh Satin Has Begun Learning To Play The Outfield

Josh Satin has begun shagging flies and learning to play the outfield according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. This was planned for Satin back in September as he looks to become more versatile as a player and possibly take on a super utility role with the Mets. “Realistically, I know the only […]

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How Many Current Mets Will Still Be Around For Amazins’ Next Championship?

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
How Many Current Mets Will Still Be Around For Amazins’ Next Championship?

This exercise was done in light of the questions concerning Flores’ and Lagares’ roster spots on who is the future for the Mets and who is just passing through. The headline may sound a bit optimistic, but we are looking identify the strengths and weaknesses on the roster. These opinions are my own and not […]

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Featured Post: Examining Sandy’s Off-Season Signings… So Far

An article by posted on December 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Examining Sandy’s Off-Season Signings… So Far

There was little confidence for Sandy Alderson going into the offseason. The Mets had spent only $8.5 million the last offseason, so going over that total this time around was inevitable; but just how far would they go? The first issue that was addressed was the outfield problem.  First by signing 30-year old Chris Young to a […]

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Hold The Champagne

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
Hold The Champagne

We’re all such Mets fans. Give us the smallest spark of hope, the tiniest roster change, one decent WHIP, or a great year two or three seasons in the past for an aging player, and we’re practically giddy with excitement. Oh, the Mets – serious wild card contenders at last! We never should have doubted […]

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Why Andre Ethier Is A Better Choice Than Shin-Soo Choo

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
Why Andre Ethier Is A Better Choice Than Shin-Soo Choo

A Fan Shot By Terence Farley When thinking of an outfield bat for the Mets, the one player I knew I didn’t want was Andre Ethier. He doesn’t have enough power, he can’t hit lefties and he makes a lot of money. The player I wanted was Shin-Soo Choo Then it came out that he […]

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Recently Released Jaff Decker Could Be A Fit For Mets

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Recently Released Jaff Decker Could Be A Fit For Mets

With Sandy Alderson’s big outfield acquisition of the offseason now spoken for, the Mets may look to the scrapheap to see if they can get lucky and find another Marlon Byrd. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: Outfielder Jaff Decker, who was designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres this week, could be a fit as […]

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Hits & Misses: Chris Young Will Go Down As The Best Free Agent Signing Of The Offseason

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Chris Young Will Go Down As The Best Free Agent Signing Of The Offseason

I love baseball. I spent nearly an hour on FanGraphs this morning collecting stats to back up my case that the Mets may regret spending $7.25 million of Chris Young, and then they go and post this: “I continue to believe that this will likely go down as one of the best free agent signings […]

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ESPN: Nelson Cruz Salary Demands Exceed Mets Appetite

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN: Nelson Cruz Salary Demands Exceed Mets Appetite

According to earlier reports, the Mets had some interest in free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York immediately downplayed the Mets interest writing that they were not nearly as interested in Cruz as some reports have indicated. Today, Jerry Crasnick reports that Cruz’ salary demands have now exceeded the Mets’ appetite, according to a source. This […]

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