Tag: R.A. Dickey

What Can We Expect From Travis d’Arnaud Next Season?

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
What Can We Expect From Travis d’Arnaud Next Season?

This year’s free-agent class is a particularly weak one. With very few options in the outfield and at shortstop, two positions that the Mets are desperate to fix, there are a number of potential options at catcher. But with Travis d’Arnaud here and with Kevin Plawecki waiting in the wings, this isn’t exactly a need […]

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Wuilmer Becerra Named To Appalachian League Top 20

An article by posted on September 27, 2014 0 Comments
Wuilmer Becerra Named To Appalachian League Top 20

Baseball America has named Mets prospect Wuilmer Becerra, of the Kingsport Mets, the #18 best player in the Appalachian League following the 2014 season. The incredibly young outfielder might not be at the tip of anyone’s tongue, but he was the final piece we received in the R.A. Dickey deal a few years ago. In […]

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Alderson Is Staying Afloat Thanks To Parting Gifts From Minaya

An article by posted on May 10, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Is Staying Afloat Thanks To Parting Gifts From Minaya

In a critical rebuke of Sandy Alderson’s tenure with the Mets, Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that Sandy was hired to clean up a so-called mess by his predecessor Omar Minaya and yet the team is now worse off than it ever was before. He says the best things about the current […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Can We Stop Being So Afraid for Matt Harvey Please?

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Can We Stop Being So Afraid for Matt Harvey Please?

A MMO Fan Shot by Salty Gary Hi Mets fans, can we have a little discussion about our “Dark Night” Matt Harvey? The Mets’ front office and many fans alike don’t want Matt Harvey to be a headline this season. We generally agree that we should focus the discussion on the team that takes the […]

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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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Mayo: With A Vastly Improved Farm System, Mets’ Future Looking Bright

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mayo: With A Vastly Improved Farm System, Mets’ Future Looking Bright

Johnathan Mayo of MLB.com writes that its no longer the case that putting together a Top 20 Prospects list for the Mets is a burdensome task and that the lack of depth in the organization made it tough to pick out enough legitimate prospects to fill out a top 20 list. There is nothing better than for an organization […]

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Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

After writing about the high strikeout rates of Ike Davis, Chris Young and Lucas Duda, I received a question asking why my concern over strikeouts, with the reader saying, “there’s no difference between a strikeout and a soft grounder to second.’’ He couldn’t be more wrong. First, a strikeout is a non-productive out, but much more can happen on […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 2 Travis d’Arnaud, C

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 2 Travis d’Arnaud, C

2. Travis d’Arnaud, C Height: 6’2” Weight: 195 lbs. Age: 24 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Travis d’Arnaud was the centerpiece in the deal that moved R.A. Dickey to Toronto last offseason and he became the best position prospect the Mets had right way. To give you an idea of his ceiling, let me first mention that he […]

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Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN (Insider Only) ranked the Houston Astros as having the top minor league system in baseball. But the Mets actually received a solid ranking as well coming in as the sixth best system. 6. New York Mets  The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a […]

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Syndergaard Ranked No. 3 Among RHP Prospects

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Ranked No. 3 Among RHP Prospects

MLB.com is rolling out their 2014 Prospect Watch and can you guess who ranked No. 3 among righthanded pitchers? Noah Syndergaard, RHP Scouting Grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 60 | Overall: 65 After being dealt to the Mets in the R.A. Dickey deal in December 2012, Noah Syndergaard made a […]

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