Tag: potential

MMO Exclusive: Akeel Morris, Big Time Fastball, Big League Dreams

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Akeel Morris, Big Time Fastball, Big League Dreams

In the tenth round of the 2010 draft, the New York Mets added right-handed pitcher Akeel Morris to the organization. The then 17-year old out of St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands was bursting with potential, however raw it may have appeared. The 6’1”, 170 pound hurler came equipped with an electric fastball, curveball, and change combination […]

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Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

To even the casual observer, it would appear that building a productive farm system in baseball is undertaken with the same predictive science and art as trying to pick the winning lottery ticket before scratching off the numbers. Lack of talent, career altering injuries, failure to translate potential, bad luck — the rise to the […]

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First Base Frustrations? Don’t Panic.

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 0 Comments
First Base Frustrations?  Don’t Panic.

While it may frustrate the fan base that that New Year has rolled around and there has not been a resolution to the First Base situation, not making a trade may be the wisest move of all. The adage in the stock market is Buy Low, Sell High. If the Mets First Base situation was […]

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Mets To Attend Showcase For 23-Year Old Cuban Shortstop

An article by posted on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets To Attend Showcase For 23-Year Old Cuban Shortstop

As noted yesterday by the NY Daily News, Andy Martino shares that the Mets will be present at the upcoming showcase for 23 year old Cuban defector Erisbel Arrubarruena who plays shortstop and we all know that at this point the Mets could use a good shortstop to man the left side of the infield. Baseball America’s Ben […]

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Mets Non-Tender Turner, Valdespin, Hefner, Quintanilla, Atchison

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Non-Tender Turner, Valdespin, Hefner, Quintanilla, Atchison

The Mets announced they have non-tendered Omar Quintanilla, Jordany Valdespin, Justin Turner, Jeremy Hefner, and Scott Atchison. Interesting purge by the Mets on non-tender day… The 40 man roster is now at 35 players. Original Post Today is the non-tender deadline and all teams have until 11:59 tonight to decide which arbitration eligible players they will or will not […]

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Jordany Valdespin’s Trade Value

An article by posted on December 1, 2013 0 Comments
Jordany Valdespin’s Trade Value

We are a few weeks away from the winter meetings and while the talk around the Mets have revolved around who we should be acquiring, it is equally important to make quick and effective decisions on the players that will better serve us with another team’s uniform. The player at the top of this list […]

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Staying Healthy Has LHP Steven Matz Back On The Top Prospect Radar

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Staying Healthy Has LHP Steven Matz Back On The Top Prospect Radar

How many times do we see solid prospects fizzle out due to injury? Experts say that it happens much more with pitchers than with any other position. Scouts try to project a pitcher’s long term health, but it always feels like a gamble with the draft regardless these days. Freak injuries, lack of conditioning, and […]

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Letting LaTroy Hawkins Go Shows Mets’ Faith In Vic Black

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Letting LaTroy Hawkins Go Shows Mets’ Faith In Vic Black

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, LaTroy Hawkins signed with the Colorado Rockies for $2.25 MM earlier in the week — and according to reports, the Mets low-balled him. While I can understand not wanting to invest in a player of his age, the fact that the Mets didn’t match $2.25 million is somewhat telling. Of […]

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Alderson Says Handling Of Tejada Was Within The Team’s Rights

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Handling Of Tejada Was Within The Team’s Rights

Here’s a quick update from Sandy Alderson on the potential grievance Ruben Tejada is considering to file. Sandy Alderson defended the Mets handling of Ruben Tejada and did not deny that “finances and player control was a part of many factors in his decision” but he asserted “it was the team’s right.” “It’s not the subject […]

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Alderson: We’re Going To Spend More Money Than In Recent Years

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: We’re Going To Spend More Money Than In Recent Years

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was on ESPN FM Radio for a brief interview earlier today. Here’s a little recap for you… Alderson again said he’s looking at his “shortstop situation,” as well as all three outfield positions. Mike Lupica told Alderson that he understands it’s a marathon not a sprint — but it’s starting to feel […]

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