Tag: R.A. Dickey

Profiling Thor: FanGraph’s Interview With Noah Syndergaard

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments

In perhaps what is my favorite interview of our young prospect to date, David Laurila of FanGraphs  profiled Noah Syndergaard after he made his Double-A debut last Sunday. The 6’6” right-hander, who is now gaining notoriety as “Thor”, looked very impressive and is advanced for his age. There are some awesome quotes in the interview […]

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2013 All Star Game: Give Matt Harvey The Damn Ball

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments
2013 All Star Game: Give Matt Harvey The Damn Ball

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York wrote what I felt was one of the strongest arguments in making the case for Matt Harvey starting the All Star Game for the National League. He first compares Harvey, who he calls the NL’s Justin Verlander, to last season’s NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey: Through 16 starts, […]

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Syndergaard and D’Arnaud Featured On BP’s Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments

Baseball Prospectus just unveiled their 2013 mid-season Top 50 Prospect Rankings. For the Mets, right-hander Noah Syndergaard checked in at No. 23, while catcher Travis d’Arnaud was ranked at No. 28. Both players of course, were acquired before the season from Toronto in the R.A. Dickey deal. Syndergaard, recently made a sparkling debut for Double-A Binghamton on […]

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Syndergaard, Lawley, Rivera Named To Florida State League All Star Team

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Syndergaard, Lawley, Rivera Named To Florida State League All Star Team

Righthander Noah Syndergaard, second baseman T.J. Rivera and outfielder Dustin Lawley have been selected to represent the St. Lucie Mets for the Florida State League All-Star Game to be played on June 15 game at Dunedin. TC Palm writes: Syndergaard, 20, is 2-3 in 11 starts with a 2.81 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 57 […]

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Noah Syndergaard Sizzles With Dominating Ten Strikeout Performance

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Sizzles With Dominating Ten Strikeout Performance

Noah Syndergaard took the hill for the St. Lucie Mets tonight, and continued to dominate hitters at the Single-A level. He was bringing 96 mph heat, and mixing in his change-up and curve ball all night. The curve ball was the sharpest it’s looked all year, as he snapped off hook after hook that either […]

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Time to End the Collins Era and Bring On Backman

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Time to End the Collins Era and Bring On Backman

The Terry Collins era was always going to go down as the bridge to brighter days. How else could you explain Sandy Alderson making Collins his first manager with the track record he possessed three years ago? Collins oversaw teams collapse in Houston and Anaheim, with the latter resulting in a mutiny. He was well-placed […]

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Mets By The Numbers: This Post Is Not For The Squeamish

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers: This Post Is Not For The Squeamish

Where would this team be without Matt Harvey? Is it safe to say that as of this moment, the only proven and legit core player under the age of 30 this team has is The Dark Knight of Gotham? I like Jon Niese a lot, but is he a core player? Or just an number […]

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Does Buck and Plawecki Make d’Arnaud Trade Bait For Power Outfielder?

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Does Buck and Plawecki Make d’Arnaud Trade Bait For Power Outfielder?

Ike Davis frustrates me. Unlike Lucas Duda who was drafted much later in the draft, expectations have always been really high for the first-round first baseman and for the most part I’ve wanted more from him than what he’s shown thus far. I gave Davis a pass during last season’s first half, what with the […]

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Q&A With Prospect Guru John Sickels Of Minor League Ball

An article by posted on May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Q&A With Prospect Guru John Sickels Of Minor League Ball

Last month, I had the chance to conduct an email interview with John Sickels of the well-known minor league blog, Minor League Ball. Sickels worked for ESPN many years ago, where he had his own column about minor league baseball. Here is some of what we talked about: Q: Were the Mets too conservative with the Gavin […]

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Featured Post: Dickey Deal Keeps Looking Better And Better For The Mets

An article by posted on May 5, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Dickey Deal Keeps Looking Better And Better For The Mets

As the title says, the R.A. Dickey deal just keeps looking better and better for Sandy Alderson and the Mets – and that’s with the signature piece to the deal, Travis d’Arnaud, idling on the disabled list for nearly a month. A post by Josh Chapdelaine of Around Citi brought to my attention just how […]

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