Tag: prospects

Sell, Sandy, Sell

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Sell, Sandy, Sell

The current standings for the Mets comes as no real surprise. I predicted on the air the Mets would win 78 games this season while losing 84, a modest improvement over recent years. In doing so, I also admitted I might be caught up in preseason hype because a serious analysis of the roster left […]

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Should Mets and Cubs Swap Struggling Stud Prospects?

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Should Mets and Cubs Swap Struggling Stud Prospects?

As you probably already know, the Cubs and A’s pulled off a blockbuster trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland in return for a package of young players highlighted by shortstop Addison Russell. Adding Russell to the fold has created a potential glut of infield prospects for Chicago to go with some impressive […]

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A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package of four prospects. The trade will be announced Saturday and reports say the Cubs will receive the A’s top two prospects in shortstop Addison Russell, 20, and outfielder Billy McKinney, 19. The Cubs also will receive Triple-A […]

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Murphy’s Status is a Harbinger of Things to Come

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Murphy’s Status is a Harbinger of Things to Come

The next few weeks leading up to the July 31st trade deadline will be quite telling about the future direction of the Mets and how they see themselves in 2015 and beyond. Most importantly, will Daniel Murphy stay or will he go? I still stand by my earlier statement that the team isn’t as bad as […]

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Plawecki Homers In Vegas Debut

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
Plawecki Homers In Vegas Debut

Update June 27 Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki went 1 for 4 with a solo homerun in his first game for Triple-A Last Vegas. Before being promoted the 23-year old former first-round pick hit .326/.378/.487 with 18 doubles, 6 long balls, and 43 RBI for Double-A Binghamton. Updated June 24 It is official.  Adam Rubin […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Are the Odds Stacked Against Mets Prospects?

An article by posted on June 15, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Are the Odds Stacked Against Mets Prospects?

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan The New York Mets are a team clearly building through the farm in their quest for success. They are a team forming a foundation of prospects to serve as the sole future of the team, in-lieu of spending big on big-ticket Free Agents in the offseason. So much […]

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Report: Mets Skimped On Backup Catcher

An article by posted on June 10, 2014 0 Comments
Report: Mets Skimped On Backup Catcher

Update: 4:25 PM Andy Martino of the Daily News reported that the Mets didn’t allocate funds for a veteran catcher to help mentor Travis d’Arnaud, hence leaving them in the current situation they’re in at backstop. “We allocated our spending to other areas,” a source told Martino. 1:43 PM As many of you know, the Mets […]

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Featured Post: Is Alderson On His Way Out?

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Alderson On His Way Out?

In an exclusive interview with Barry Bloom of Mets.com, Sandy Alderson acknowledged that it was time for the team to turn a corner after five consecutive losing seasons. “My goal was not to win 74 games as we did last year. I don’t recall specifically what I wrote down or had in mind. But we’re […]

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Red Flags with Sandy’s Slow and Steady Approach?

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Red Flags with Sandy’s Slow and Steady Approach?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post raises some red flags about Sandy Alderson’s plan for the team and says that his slow-and-steady approach is no guarantee for future success. Taking the time to rebuild and “doing it right” slowly and methodically with player development does not guarantee an extended stretch of winning. Though that […]

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Mets Need More Left-Handed Pitching In The Pipeline

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Need More Left-Handed Pitching In The Pipeline

The Mets farm system is looking a little better these days. Where as a few years ago there were hardly any, the system now boasts a number of real prospects. Although he continues to come under intense fire for the present state of the major league roster, GM Sandy Alderson has managed to improve the […]

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