Matt Harvey is a major topic of discussion for the New York Mets’ front office as they began organizational meetings today in Port St. Lucie. General manager Sandy Alderson must operate under the assumption Harvey will not be ready to start next season, and as he has yet to begin throwing, the Mets must prepare for the worst-case scenario. Understandably, Harvey does not want surgery – who does? – and wants to rest and later rehab […]
Mike Kerwick of The Record writes that Sandy Alderson believes the team “is closer” to indicate whether he has enough information to determine which of his current players would or wouldn’t be part of the team when the Mets take the field in 2014. As the team owners, front office and manager Terry Collins meet in Port St. Lucie to discuss the team’s plans this offseason, the goal of these discussions is quite clear and […]
Well, with the Mets wrapping up their regular season schedule with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday at Citi Field, it’s officially the off-season. In the last official week of the season, Wilfredo Tovar made his MLB debut, and immediately made an impact against the Phillies and Cliff Lee. Meanwhile, Baseball America began rolling out their top prospect countdowns per league, and Dominic Smith was tabbed as the fourth-best prospect in the GCL. […]
Terry Collins said before the weekend, that it was unlikely that prospects Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard will break camp with the team to open the 2014 season. It’s not very surprising to be perfectly honest as money still guides every decision this franchise makes. The Mets will attempt to keep all three at bay no matter how well they perform this Spring or how hot of a start they get off to […]
“Offense wins fans, pitching wins championships” is the old adage – and it remains true, considering the recent success of the San Francisco Giants, a team that has won 2 World Series in 3 years built around strong, mostly young & homegrown starting pitching and a solid but unspectacular and somewhat patchwork caliber offense. Generations of Mets fans grew up with the Mets being known around Baseball as an organization built around pitching. Seaver – […]
Who’s ready for another Mets offseason? Well like it or not, here it comes. This particular offseason has already got me feeling a little edgy compared to past ones since Sandy Alderson took the reins. I wasn’t really expecting much before and I knew we were dismantling and rebuilding even though Sandy would never say as much. However, this is the offseason I’ve been waiting for… This is the one where we’ve been conditioned to […]
There may not be much action happening on the field for the Mets minor league system at this point in the year, but there was plenty going on at MMN this past week. Mike Kerwick at Baseball America handed out organizational awards to Mets minor leaguers, crowning Rafael Montero and Wilmer Flores as the pitcher and player of the year, respectively. Timothy Gilbert gave us a quick recap of the Triple-A championship winning Omaha Storm […]
As the season draws to a close, Met management may be flicking the occasional glance west toward Denver, home of a team with a similar won/lost record but with notably dissimilar team stats. While the Mets sit in the middle third of the league in both runs scored (10th) and pitching (8th), the Colorado Rockies present a study in contrasts sitting 3rd in the league in scoring but dead last in pitching. Strangely, some of […]
Mike Kerwick of Baseball America has dished out his Minor League Players of the Year selections and named Rafael Montero as the Mets’ Best Pitcher and Wilmer Flores got the nod as the Mets’ Best Position Player. Both players were very deserving, especially Montero who has done nothing but excel since turning pro. His primary competition came from Noah Syndergaard. Montero edges out Noah Syndergaard, a 21-year-old righty who has drawn raves since arriving in […]
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