Tag: prospects

Dominic Smith Named MLB’s 4th Best First Base Prospect

An article by posted on January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Named MLB’s 4th Best First Base Prospect

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released his list of the top ten first base prospects in baseball today, and Dominic Smith came in at #4 on the list, with Josh Bell of the Pirates topping off the rankings at #1. “Smith was thought to be the best pure high school hitter in the Draft class of […]

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Kevin Plawecki Named MLB’s Sixth Best Catching Prospect

An article by posted on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Plawecki Named MLB’s Sixth Best Catching Prospect

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com ranked the Mets’ Kevin Plawecki as the sixth best catching prospect in baseball, with Blake Swihart of the Red Sox taking the top spot. “The Purdue University product has been on a fast track ever since the Mets took him with the 35th overall pick of the 2012 Draft. Plawecki has […]

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Don’t Count Out Rafael Montero

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Count Out Rafael Montero

I remember the game because it was on my birthday, September 27. A meaningless game but as the season was almost over I felt the need to absorb what precious little baseball was left. I wanted to watch Rafael Montero’s outing because I’d noticed a change in him over his previous few starts. He was […]

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Viola Returns As Pitching Coach For Triple-A Las Vegas

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Viola Returns As Pitching Coach For Triple-A Las Vegas

Frank Viola will return as pitching coach for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Triple-A staff is now set as Viola joins manager Wally Backman and hitting coach Jack Voigt who succeeds George Greer. Sweet Music interviewed for the pitching coach vacancy with the Twins, but […]

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What Would It Take To Get Tulowitzki?

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
What Would It Take To Get Tulowitzki?

On Monday, Jon Heyman proposed that the Mets should trade righthanders Noah Syndergaard, Dillon Gee and Rafael Montero, plus catching prospect Kevin Plawecki and infielder Wilmer Flores to the Rockies in exchange for $30 million in cash and Troy Tulowitzki. * * * * * * * * * * Bloggers and sports columnists have […]

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Marlins Acquire Mat Latos From Cincinnati

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Marlins Acquire Mat Latos From Cincinnati

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Marlins have acquired starter Mat Latos from the Reds. Latos owns a career 3.34 ERA and a 60-45 won-loss record. The Reds will receive two prospects, Chad Wallach and Anthony DeSclafani, in the trade according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Wallach batted .321 with seven home […]

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Cubs Acquire Miguel Montero

An article by posted on December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Cubs Acquire Miguel Montero

The Chicago Cubs have just made their first big splash of the offseason. Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com is reporting that the Cubs have acquired catcher, Miguel Montero, from the Arizona Diamondbacks for two low level pitching prospects.The trade is currently pending a physical. Montero batted .243 this season with 13 home runs and 72 RBI. His […]

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A’s Trade Josh Donaldson To The Blue Jays

An article by posted on November 29, 2014 0 Comments
A’s Trade Josh Donaldson To The Blue Jays

The Oakland Athletics have announced a trade that will send third baseman, Josh Donaldson  to Toronto in exchange for Brett Lawrie and three prospects. Donaldson batted .255 this season with 29 home runs and 98 RBI. Donaldson, 28, made the All-Star team in 2014, and has finished inside the top ten in MVP voting in back […]

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Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

Echoing what I wrote last Thursday and again this Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson said there’s a possibility that pitching prospect Steve Matz can make his debut in 2015 as a left-handed reliever in the Mets bullpen. Alderson is very high on Matz, recently telling MMO, “”I would say Steven is probably one of the […]

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Nimmo Will Open Next Season With Triple-A Las Vegas

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Nimmo Will Open Next Season With Triple-A Las Vegas

Sandy Alderson predicted Nimmo would open 2015 manning center field at Triple-A Las Vegas, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. He is also going to get continued playing time left field. Alderson wasn’t concerned by Nimmo’s pedestrian numbers in the AFL which he says were the result of exhaustion after […]

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