Tag: Rafael Montero

Reality Check: Mets Offseason Is Essentially Over

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Reality Check: Mets Offseason Is Essentially Over

The more I think about it, the more I believe there won’t be any further significant additions coming this offseason. I base this on the current lay of the land and some things that have recently come to my attention. Let’s review where we are: Trading A Starting Pitcher While it remains likely that Alderson […]

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Baseball Prospectus Unveils Mets Top 10 Prospects

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Unveils Mets Top 10 Prospects

While former chief analyst Jason Parks now scouts future Cubs prospects for Theo Epstein & Co., Baseball Prospectus with their new minor league staff recently kicked off their off-season prospect coverage and is deep into the NL East. Today it was time for the Mets system with in-depth reports on what BP views as the […]

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Do We Have What It Takes To Get That Impact Bat?

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Do We Have What It Takes To Get That Impact Bat?

Bill Price of the Daily News lays out what he thinks it’s going to take for the Mets to trade for the bat they need. However, he also takes issue with some Met fans, pointing out that they’re the ones who might be gun shy, and not the front office. A week ago I suggested […]

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Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

Last year’s free agent class included quite a few short term deals for starting pitchers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed 41-year old righthander Bartolo Colon to a two year $20 million deal last winter and the veteran proved to be a durable workhorse who led the Mets this season with 202.1 innings pitched. The deal […]

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Winter League Update: Robles and Lara Off To Solid Starts

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Winter League Update: Robles and Lara Off To Solid Starts

Winter League Baseball started some time ago and I thought we’d check in on the several Mets scattered across each league: Venezuelan League Vicente Lupo - Has Not Played Leon Canelon - 6 G, 2 AB, 2 R, .000/.000/.000 Jairo Perez - 20 G, .208/.269/.417, 3 2B, 4 HR Wilfredo Tovar - 19 G, .295/.295/.372, 6 2B Ryan Reid - […]

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Mets and Cubs Matchup Well, But Deal Unlikely Because of Differing Perceived Values

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets and Cubs Matchup Well, But Deal Unlikely Because of Differing Perceived Values

Andy Martino of the Daily News takes a poke at the Mets shortstop situation and says the Mets are most likely to go internal, with Wilmer Flores and Matt Reynolds as possibilities, and speculates that Ruben Tejada will either be gone or a backup. He also reports that despite being a player that Sandy Alderson […]

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Should We Open 2015 with a Six Man Rotation?

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
Should We Open 2015 with a Six Man Rotation?

With all the discussion around which pitcher or pitchers the Mets will deal this offseason, I’ll toss this one out there… what about opening the season with a six-man rotation? Before dismissing this as folly, it may actually make sense – especially with Matt Harvey coming off Tommy John surgery and likely being on some […]

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Baseball America: Syndergaard, Montero, Plawecki Make PCL Top 20

An article by posted on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America: Syndergaard, Montero, Plawecki Make PCL Top 20

Today Baseball America completed their league-by-league Top 20 Prospect lists by posting both the International and Pacific Coast League. In the Pacific Coast League, three Mets prospects made the grade with Noah Syndergaard ranking 5th, Rafael Montero ranking 14th, and catcher Kevin Plawecki coming in at 16th. This is what they had to say: 5. Noah Syndergaard, RHP, […]

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Featured Post: Which Mets Pitchers Are Untouchable?

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Which Mets Pitchers Are Untouchable?

I thought it was interesting listening to Jim Duquette on SNY discussing which Mets pitchers were now considered to be untouchable and which ones the Mets would most likely move this offseason to acquire a big bat. Obviously nobody is untouchable in theory, but here is how he ranked them, however the comments are my […]

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MMO Trade Target: Starlin Castro, SS

An article by posted on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Trade Target: Starlin Castro, SS

The Mets have a solid foundation of pitching to go with a young core of position players, many of whom emerged as stars in 2014.  The team is no longer looking to rebuild, their disenchanted fan base has high expectations and a New York based franchise stocked with farm talent should have no trouble making […]

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