Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero has joined the Legacy Agency, according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. MLBTR writes that both Baseball America and Jonathan Mayo ranked Montero as the Mets’ No. 3 prospect. Original Post 11/24 – Montero Is Better than People Think Rafael Montero is good. This isn’t breaking news. But with how quickly his name comes up in trade talks makes me wonder if people truly understand how good he really is. Let’s be honest—unless you subscribe to MilbTv, […]
Is it me or is time flying this offseason? I can’t believe that the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft is already upon us. Tomorrow night at 11:59 PM EST is the deadline for adding players to the 40 Man Roster. I think the Mets are in great shape heading into decision day. With four spots currently open, that’s just enough to protect Steven Matz, Jeff Walters and Jacob deGrom with room […]
Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN this afternoon and spent a considerable amount of time discussing two of the team’s best pitching prospects, Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero. Alderson was adamant that Syndergaard would not be traded under any circumstances. “None.” The plan for these two exciting power arms will be similar to the tracks taken by Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey before them. Sandy said there was pretty […]
Joe D. wrote earlier that the Marlon Byrd signing was a “power play” by the Philadelphia Phillies, and he couldn’t be more correct. It was a power play because they knew the Mets were interested in Byrd, and this signing could have also priced out a lot of the players for the Mets. It potentially screwed the Mets from two angles. If Byrd gets $8 mil per year, what the heck are the other guys […]
Steve Adams of MLBTR had a chance to talk to J.P.Ricciardi, Sandy Alderson’s special assistant. He gave some interesting quotes, noting that the Mets were more focused in adding offensive players and that they are confident about where team stands o pitching. “I think the one thing in our favor right now is our pitching in our organization is getting closer to being big-league ready, so that makes us say that we might have some […]
Marc Carig tweeted out that a source tells him the Mets have shown interest in the outfielder Chris Young. Young, who turned 30 in September, hit just .200/.280/.379 with 12 homers and 10 steals in 2013 after coming over from the D-Backs in the three-team deal that sent Heath Bell and Cliff Pennington to Arizona and prospects to the Marlins. He had his $11 MM option declined earlier this offseason. Young has never hit more than .257 over a full […]
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson arrived in Orlando for the GM Meetings tonight and got things started with his usual deadpan humor. “Well, I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get too excited. They were all fives.” When asked how high the stack of five dollar bills go, he responded: ”Not as high as some people expect.” Responding to a direct question, Alderson said he is unlikely to sign any player to a $100 million contract […]
Mets Showing Genuine Interest In Granderson Update 3:45 PM - The Mets plans to meet with the agent for free-agent Curtis Granderson this week according to Mike Puma. Update 3:30 PM – Granderson will reject his $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Yankees and become a free agent according to Joel Sherman. Original Post 1:15 PM: Several beat writers who are in Orlando, Florida for baseball’s GM Meetings are reporting that the Mets interest in free-agent Curtis Granderson is genuine […]
I always thought that the Arizona Fall League was a place where teams sent their top prospects to play against the top prospects of other teams. The reasoning behind this is to get them playing against the best competition available, which would be beneficial to their development. In fact, on the AFL official website, it states “given the top prospects who play here, every game in the AFL is like a future All-Star Game. It’s […]
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