We all fall in love with certain prospects, and you all know that Gabriel Ynoa is that guy for me. I haven’t spoken about him in a little while, so I figured it was time, right? The Mets honored him as this season’s Pitcher of the Year after he won 15 games to the tune of a 2.72 ERA. Although I would never discredit Steven Matz’s excellent work, Ynoa was certainly an integral part of […]
Will Juan Lagares lose time in center field to Chris Young? Check out this post by Mike Kerwick of The Record who writes that newly acquired Chris Young has a list of three expectations that he shared with reporters yesterday. He wants substantial playing time. He wants that playing time to be in center field. And he wants the Mets to make his contract (one year, $7.25 million) the first of several moves designed to […]
A long long time ago, in a stadium directly across from Citi Field was a place where fans were born and memories were created. That was before the dark times – BEFORE THE MADOFF… It is funny when you watch one of your all time favorite movies that you can attribute certain quotes to specific areas of your favorite baseball team. Take for example this little nugget of jubilation: You see what I told you […]
Raymond asks… Did you happen to read the report on MetsBlog that the Mets are still looking for a veteran backup and that John Buck and Ramon Hernandez are options for them? Do you think that deep down inside they don’t believe in Travis d’Arnaud anymore and have lost faith in him? Joe D. replies… Absolutely not. The front office is still very high on d’Arnaud (as they should be) and are anxious to see him […]
Jhonny Peralta and the Cardinals have reached agreement worth a little more than $52 million according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Peralta, 31, hit .303/.358/.457 with 30 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI in just 107 games last year, and in between he served a 50-game suspension due to his ties to Biogenesis. Not bad… Do PEDs, serve your 50 games, double your average annual […]
The terms “discipline at the plate” and “patience at the plate” come up quite often when discussing hitters’ approaches at the plate—especially if you are a Mets fan. This notion that the organization is teaching their hitters to be more patient is a questionable one to say the least. The two terms sound like they mean the same thing, but actually are quite different. Patience refers to working a pitcher, seeing all his pitches, and […]
With On-Base Percentage being highly coveted, I thought I’d take a look at the Mets minor league system to see who down on the farm was walking at a 12% rate this past season. Why twelve percent? Over the course of 502 plate appearances (the minimum number required to qualify for a MLB batting title), walking 12% of the time would yield 60 walks. Over 550 plate appearances, 66 walks. Over 600 appearances, 72 walks. […]
Mets Single Game Tickets for all 81 home games, including Opening Day and the Subway Series at Citi Field, go on sale Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets will be available on Mets.com or by calling 718-507-TIXX. Highlights of the 2014 schedule include Opening Day against the Nationals on March 31, as well as two Subway Series games against the Yankees on May 14-15. Sixteen of the Mets’ 25 April games will take place at […]
The Cardinals have acquired center fielder Peter Bourjos from the Angels in exchange for third baseman David Freese according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Outfield prospect Randal Grichuk will also go to the Cardinals while right-hander Fernando Salas goes to the Angels. Freese, 30, was the MVP of the 2011 NLCS and World Series. He batted .262 with nine homers and 60 RBI in an injury plagued season. Bourjos, 26, is a career .251 hitter with speed, stealing 41 bases […]
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