Tag: prospects

The Difficulty In Grading Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Difficulty In Grading Sandy Alderson

As baseball fans, especially those more into the esoteric new age stats, we are used to judging players both on their careers and on their individual seasons with letters or numerical grades. It helps us keep things ordered. If you wanted to use school grades we might say that David Wright has been an A- […]

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Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

Mike Vorkunov (NJ.com) recently discussed the Mets’ minor league system and prospectswith VP of Player Development and Scouting, Paul DePodesta. Here are some exchanges that stood out. You can read the full article here. The main theme being targeted here is the position player depth that is rapidly rising through the system.  The Mets were […]

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ESPN Law: Mets Top 10 Prospects Headed By Syndergaard

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
ESPN Law: Mets Top 10 Prospects Headed By Syndergaard

Hear ye, hear ye. Friends, countrymen, and Mets fans, lend me your ears. Today, we do hereby proclaim, that henceforth this 30th day of January shall forever be remembered as Keith Law Day. And with that, here are Keith Law’s Top 10 Mets Prospects, available through ESPN Insider. Organization Ranking: 4 Top 10 Mets Prospects […]

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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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