Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that all three Dodger outfielders – Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford – are available, but a rival GM told him that none were desirable. For comparison’s sake, the three Dodgers outfielders on the trade market combined for a 5.4 WAR (Crawford 2.9, Ethier 2.9, Kemp -0.4) while earning a combined $53.5 million. Kemp, who appeared in only 73 games, recently underwent surgery on his left ankle. His value […]
Adam Rubin reported earlier today that the Mets will not add more than a few prospects to the 40-man roster. There are already two prospects on the 40-man roster, including Juan Centeno and Matt den Dekker. That would ultimately leave four roster spots open on the 40-man. A few players that could be exposed to the Rule 5 Draft are Steven Matz, Cory Vaughn, Greg Peavey, Jacob deGrom, and Jeff Walters. This is interesting as it comes on the […]
Steven Matz is often the forgotten Mets prospect due to all the time he has missed with injuries since being drafted in 2009. He finally pitched in his first professional game in 2012, and has put up solid numbers ever since. Matz is a southpaw with an electric fastball that touches 95 mph, a solid curve ball, and an above average changeup in his arsenal. His mechanics aren’t perfect, which causes concerns due to his past […]
Nick asks… There have been talks that Jeff Samardzija may again be available in the trade market. What would it cost the Mets to get the deal done, and is it even a realistic option? He did pitch over 200+ innings last year, so he could be that back end innings eater at an affordable price of an estimated $4.9 million in arbitration. Mitch replies… Good question, Nick. The first thing I thought about when I saw the initial […]
Nathaniel Stotltz, of Fangraphs, did an excellent scouting report on the very talented Amed Rosario. Rosario is a shortstop that many consider to be one of the top prospects in the organization. Extremely young and raw, he’s still 17 (18 this month), he was tabbed as the Appalachian League’s top prospect in 2013. Here are some highlights regarding what Stoltz said about Rosario: Defensively “While it’s too early to say that he’ll definitively stick at […]
Andy Martino of the Daily News calls the Mets offseason strategy “complicated”. Why? Because they are at least as interested in pursuing trades as they are in signing free agents, and that takes time. For the past two offseasons, the Mets’ initial business has been obvious: In 2011, they had to deal with Jose Reyes, and last year, they had to sign David Wright and decide whether to extend or trade R.A. Dickey. This year, […]
David Wright is the captain of the Mets, and has always been a good company man. But perhaps the time has come for him to look at the bigger picture of what a ¨good company man¨ really is. I would like to see David Wright sit down with the media, or with one trusted writer, and say the following: I´ve been a Mets fan my whole life, and have spent my whole career so far […]
Brandon asks… I always was a big fan of Jeurys Familia and I was wondering how he was doing health wise and if he still will play a significant role with the Mets either as a starter or reliever? Thanks. Teddy replies… Jeurys Familia is doing fine (5.0 IP, 7 K, 7.20 ERA), and is pitching in the Arizona Fall League alongside some of our other prospects. He isn’t doing rather well at the moment, […]
Jonathan Mayo took an interesting question in a mailbag feature a week ago in which he discussed two of the Mets’ most prominent shortstop prospects. The Mets have two shortstop prospects in short-season, Amed Rosario and Gavin Cecchini, who could be ready for Class A Savannah. Who do you see as the better prospect and how do you think the Mets will handle the two of them going forward? Based on our rankings, the quick […]
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