Tag: prospects

Keith Law: D’Arnaud Will Be Rookie Of The Year

An article by posted on March 30, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: D’Arnaud Will Be Rookie Of The Year

Yesterday, ESPN’s Keith Law released his annual predictions for the MLB season (Insider only). Included in those forecasts are his picks to win the major awards. Of all his selections, one will stick out to Mets fans. NL Rookie of the Year: Travis d’Arnaud As loaded as the AL rookie class is, the NL class is shallow, […]

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Adding a Former MVP to the Mix?

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Adding a Former MVP to the Mix?

If you don’t have a starting SS you’re comfortable with, less than 20 spring games to go, you have a problem. Meaning, we have a problem. You’ve heard all the names already, Nick Franklin, Stephen Drew, Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings. All seemingly will either command one of our better prospects, which none of them […]

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Mariners Continue To Aggressively Scout The Mets

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mariners Continue To Aggressively Scout The Mets

The Seattle Mariners are still actively scouting the New York Mets according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. He writes that the M’s have been religiously attending Mets games, but that on Monday they doubled their scouting contingent in Port St. Lucie. It’s no secret that Seattle is shopping shortstop Nick Franklin and MLB Trade Rumors suspects […]

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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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Amazin’ Trades of the Past: Bobby Ojeda

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Amazin’ Trades of the Past: Bobby Ojeda

Continuing this series of posts on the best trades the Mets ever made, if Bernard Gilkey was the only hitter to have a career year after being traded to the Mets, then Bob Ojeda was clearly the first, last, and only pitcher to similarly have a career year after coming to Flushing. Ojeda had been […]

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Cesar Puello: One Step Backwards, Two Steps Forward

An article by posted on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
Cesar Puello: One Step Backwards, Two Steps Forward

Amazin’ Avenue‘s Chris McShane recently spoke with Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, about how the Mets’ minor league system doesn’t appear to be nearly as lopsided as it once was. The Mets have a good amount of highly touted young pitchers as well as a group of minor league position […]

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The Wonder Of Spring Training

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Wonder Of Spring Training

Part of the wonder of spring training are the brief glimpses we get of young prospects who might signal better days ahead for Met fans. The young Met pitching prospects have created a buzz around the Met camp that is refreshing. In fact, much of the recent NYC sports radio baseball banter has the big […]

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Baseball Prospectus Ranks Mets System 8th

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Ranks Mets System 8th

Baseball Prospectus released their Organizational Rankings on Wednesday, and the Mets came in 8th overall. That gives the Mets their second top ten ranking this year after Keith Law ranked them 6th earlier this month. Here’s some of what BP had to say about the Mets system: “Solid blend of pitching and positional talent, ranging from high-risk/high-reward types […]

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Top 5 Mets Sleeper Prospects

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Sleeper Prospects

With the Mets Merized Online Top 25 Prospects list set in stone, I’d like to take a look at a few names that should be watched closely this upcoming season. These prospects would not have necessarily been prospects 26-30 on this season’s list but they are all players that I feel are flying under the […]

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Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

While the Mets plethora of pitching prospects often receives the most attention, they have some talented offensive players in the minors as well. In an excellent article for the New York Post, Fred Kerber spoke with Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki– two young hitters about to enter their first big league camp. Nimmo, the 13th pick in the 2011 […]

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