Tag: R.A. Dickey

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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Why Mets Fans Should Hope Colon Is As Good As Glavine

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Why Mets Fans Should Hope Colon Is As Good As Glavine

Let’s start off by saying this: if Bartolo Colon is pitching a meaningful game for the Mets next September, we will all sign on the dotted line for that. To get to that point, however, it will require a lot of things to go the Mets’ way. Including a performance by Colon that matches what […]

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With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

Flashback to November, 2012. The Mets were coming fresh off their first season featuring a 20-game winner since the 1990, and the rumors were heating up that their Cy Young award winning pitcher, R.A. Dickey, would be on the move. The next logical discussion involved who would step up and be the ace of the […]

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We May See Syndergaard Sooner Rather Than Later

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
We May See Syndergaard Sooner Rather Than Later

Jonathan Bernhardt of Sports on Earth, picked Noah Syndergaard, Taijuan Walker and Archie Bradley as his 2014 breakout stars. About Syndergaard he says that even with Travis d’Arnaud on track to begin the season as the Mets’ starting catcher this season, Syndergaard could turn out to be the most valuable player New York acquired in the trade […]

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Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief […]

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Unlikely Stanton Will Ever Become A Met, But They Can Dream

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Unlikely Stanton Will Ever Become A Met, But They Can Dream

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, […]

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Hits & Misses: Tron Has Become Mythical, Chasing Unicorns, Fix My Team

An article by posted on October 12, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Tron Has Become Mythical, Chasing Unicorns, Fix My Team

Last night, Carlos Beltran continued to cement his status as one of the greatest post season players of all time with yet another incredible performance. Having already delivered a two-run double to tie Game 1 of the NLCS at 2-2, the former Met would hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th inning to […]

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