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The Changeup and its Impact on Baseball and the Mets

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Changeup and its Impact on Baseball and the Mets

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online) Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal, wrote a great article on how Noah Syndergaard needs to develop a changeup to complete his arsenal and write his ticket to the majors. Despite Syndergaard’s 98 mph fastball and his hook from hell, Diamond says that if the 21-year-old right-hander wants to […]

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Mets May Have Unearthed Another Gem In Molina

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets May Have Unearthed Another Gem In Molina

Amazin’ Avenue’s Chris McShane spoke at length with Mets Vice President of Player Development, Paul DePodesta. DePodesta touched on many players while addressing the state of the farm system, but one name of particular interest to me was righthander Marcos Molina. Molina, who turns just 19 today, has caught the attention of scouts and writers alike after […]

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Weighing in on Baseball America’s International Review

An article by posted on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
Weighing in on Baseball America’s International Review

Yesterday, Baseball America started reviewing the International signings of each club, starting with the National League East. During these annual reviews, they summarize each team’s IFA signings, mainly those that happen during the July 2nd signing period.That is when the teams sign players 16 and over to play professionally. Many of the big-name Dominican, Venezuelan, Colombian, […]

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DePodesta Is Bullish On Nimmo

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
DePodesta Is Bullish On Nimmo

Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ vice president of player development and amateur scouting, recently spoke with Chris McShane at Amazin’ Avenue on the status of the team’s farm system and player development. One subject of their discussion was Brandon Nimmo, the Mets first-round draft pick from the 2011 amateur players draft. Nimmo did well this year pulling in […]

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Syndergaard: “I Don’t F—ing Cheat!”

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard: “I Don’t F—ing Cheat!”

10:30 AM So right after I published this post, a reader (ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments) leaves this link to a totally spectacular Noah Syndergaard moment. Andy Martino of the Daily News explains: You never know what to make of the quiet ones at first. But when Noah Syndergaard growled an F-bomb at a coach, everyone went “oooh,” and […]

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Colon’s Presence Can Have A Positive Effect On Young Arms

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Colon’s Presence Can Have A Positive Effect On Young Arms

Mets fans who lived through the 1969 miracle know for a fact that pitching wins championships. The ’69 Mets were one of the best examples of a crummy hitting team leaning heavily on team pitching to earn October baseball grandeur. That edition of Mets had the lowest team OPS of any team to ever win […]

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Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

There are many players that have a lot to prove in 2014. Let’s break it down between our position players and pitchers.  Position Players Ruben Tejada needs to prove he is a major league shortstop.  Daniel Murphy needs to prove he can improve defensively, while maintaining his offensive prowess.  Ike Davis needs to prove that […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 1 Noah Syndergaard, RHP

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 1 Noah Syndergaard, RHP

1. Noah Syndergaard Height: 6’6” Weight: 240 lbs. Age: 21 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Noah Syndergaard has topped every 2014 Mets prospect list I’ve seen and mine is no different. At the time, Travis d’Arnaud was the main piece that convinced the Mets to deal R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays and Syndergaard was just an added […]

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Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on on Tuesday, said Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will be in center field when he was asked to clear up this whole center field confusion. He told Francesa that Chris Young was promised some at-bats early in the season to show he can hit righthanded pitching and […]

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The Mets’ First Base Competition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ First Base Competition

Who’s on first? Rewind to about a month ago — The Mets seemed fully prepared to head into the 2014 with Lucas Duda at first base, and possibly a platoon situation where Josh Satin would be in the lineup against left-handed pitchers. Ike Davis was on the trading block, and the Mets weren’t actually keeping it […]

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