Tag: outfield

Trade Ideas: Marlon Byrd for Joe Nathan

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
Trade Ideas: Marlon Byrd for Joe Nathan

Ah, the trading deadline; my favorite time of year. It’s the midseason plot point where words like “blockbuster” are thrown around like clothes in a dryer and can change the fate of any team. I don’t think a blockbuster is in the Mets’ near future. I do believe there are trades that can be made […]

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The Mets Outfield Is Showing Life Without Being Bourn

An article by posted on July 28, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Outfield Is Showing Life Without Being Bourn

Remember when the Mets were trying to land Michael Bourn during the offseason? Bourn decided to take the money and run to Cleveland instead. So how’s that going for him? Well, his new team is doing well in the American League Central, just three games behind the division-leading Detroit Tigers. But they’re not succeeding because […]

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Is Eric Young For Real?

An article by posted on July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Is Eric Young For Real?

There’s been a lot of discussion in recent weeks over whether or not Eric Young’s performance is sustainable. While there are some worrisome albeit short samples of major league play that seem to indicate he is currently playing above his head, if you look back a bit more you may see a different player. Eric […]

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Highlights From The Eastern League All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments

I’m sitting two rows behind the home dugout on the first base side on Autograph Session and Home Run Derby day, the day before the Eastern League All-Star game in New Britain, Connecticut.  A near 90-degree sun is beating down on a glorious summer day.  A huge throng of fans snake from the hallway below […]

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Did We Mention Josh Satin Had Three Hits On Sunday?

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Did We Mention Josh Satin Had Three Hits On Sunday?

ALL HAIL!!! After riding the pine for two games since the return of Ike Davis from Triple-A Las Vegas, Josh Satin was inserted into Sunday’s lineup at the last minute after Brewers decided to start Tom Gorzelanny instead of their originally announced starter. Satin didn’t miss a beat and continued where he left off going 3-for-4 with […]

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Matt den Dekker: Boom or Bust?

An article by posted on July 7, 2013 0 Comments
Matt den Dekker: Boom or Bust?

Welcome to the return of an MMN original feature, Boom or Bust! This is a feature where our writers contribute their two cents about whether or not a particular prospect will…you guessed it: be a boom in the big leagues or be a bust. This week’s topic is Triple-A outfielder, Matt den Dekker. Kirk Cahill: […]

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Trade Deadline: Finding Underrated Talent in Milwaukee

An article by posted on July 5, 2013 0 Comments

As we approach the trading deadline, anybody who has a keyboard will be coming up with trade ideas for the New York Mets. The truth is, I try to stay away from the “rumor” machine because I feel like I’ve learned my lesson with getting enthralled in things that never actually happen. The Mets are […]

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Have The Mets Found The Leadoff Hitter They’ve Lacked Since Reyes?

An article by posted on June 29, 2013 0 Comments
Have The Mets Found The Leadoff Hitter They’ve Lacked Since Reyes?

Eric Young extended his hitting streak to seven games last night, one shy of his career-high. Young is hitting .419 (13-31) during that current stretch. Young’s career-best is an eight-game hitting streak, September 6-13, 2010. Since joining the Mets on June 19,  Young is batting .359 (14-39) with five runs scored, four doubles and six RBI. He […]

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Eric Young Jr. Is Making A Great First Impression

An article by posted on June 27, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Is Making A Great First Impression

Small sample sizes be damned, but Eric Young has been going out of his way to display some of the talent that made this organization want to target him in the first place — and no, I’m not talking about the fact that he’s arbitration eligible. Picked up recently in a deal for Collin McHugh, […]

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Lagares Is Batting .291 In June, Covering Lots Of Ground In Center Field

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Lagares Is Batting .291 In June, Covering Lots Of Ground In Center Field

Juan Lagares is covering lots of ground in center field and Mark Simon of ESPN New York has the clear and convincing evidence of just how much better Lagares has been over every other Mets center fielder. “The average center fielder makes an ‘out of zone’ catch every 14 innings,” he says. “Juan Lagares has made one every […]

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