Tag: Travis d’Arnaud

Six Reasons Why Niese For Walker Trade Made Sense

An article by posted on December 11, 2015 0 Comments
Six Reasons Why Niese For Walker Trade Made Sense

As you know, the Mets have traded left-handed starting pitcher Jon Niese to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for switch-hitting second baseman Neil Walker. From the reaction on social media it appears there’s a good chunk of fans who don’t like the deal. I’d like to point out six reasons why this was a fantastic […]

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D’Arnaud and Plawecki To Get Exposure At Other Positions This Spring

An article by posted on December 5, 2015 0 Comments
D’Arnaud and Plawecki To Get Exposure At Other Positions This Spring

Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki were the two main catchers for the Mets in 2015, with d’Arnaud being the team’s starter and the rookie Plawecki his backup. D’Arnaud has proven himself as an established player and Plawecki is expected to follow suit as well despite some growing pains in 2015. As a result, the Mets […]

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Yasiel Puig: Huge Price Tag, Huge Potential, Huge Risk

An article by posted on November 23, 2015 0 Comments
Yasiel Puig: Huge Price Tag, Huge Potential, Huge Risk

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” The biggest story in baseball this past weekend may have been the ill-advised comments by ex-Mariners coach Andy Van Slyke, the father of Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke, who took to the airwaves to rip Robinson Cano and then implied that Clayton Kershaw recommended to management that Yasiel Puig be traded. […]

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Why Did Mets Leave Top Prospect Wuilmer Becerra Exposed To Rule 5 Draft

An article by posted on November 21, 2015 0 Comments
Why Did Mets Leave Top Prospect Wuilmer Becerra Exposed To Rule 5 Draft

I woke up to three emails this morning, all asking me why the Mets failed to protect outfield prospect Wuilmer Becerra from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft in December. The Mets instead chose to add outfielder Brandon Nimmo and right-handers Seth Lugo, Jeff Walters, and Robert Gsellman to the 40-man roster. Becerra, 21, was the third prospect the Mets received from […]

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Mets Add Nimmo, Lugo, Walters, Gsellman To 40-Man Roster

An article by posted on November 20, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Add Nimmo, Lugo, Walters, Gsellman To 40-Man Roster

The Mets have added outfielder Brandon Nimmo, RHP Seth Lugo, RHP Jeff Walters, and RHP Robert Gsellman to the 40-man roster. Each will be protected from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft and automatically receive invites to major league spring training. November 19 The Mets have until 11:59 PM on November 20th to decide which of their Rule 5 eligible players they […]

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Featured Post: The Philosophy Of Flexibility (Part I)

An article by posted on November 18, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Philosophy Of Flexibility (Part I)

Some teams build around pitching, some around contact hitting and others around youth and player control. Allow me to introduce another philosophy into the construction of a baseball team and this is the philosophy of flexibility, one that Sandy Alderson appears to partially be utilizing. The philosophy of flexibility stems from what I believe is […]

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Mets Not Looking To Deal d’Arnaud or Plawecki

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Not Looking To Deal d’Arnaud or Plawecki

I wanted to update this post in which I argued that the Mets should not trade either of their two young catchers for the reasons I outlined below. The question came up last night at the Boca Raton Hotel and Resort, the site of the GM Meetings. Assistant GM John Ricco was asked if the […]

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Mets Part Ways With Wilfredo Tovar and Anthony Recker

An article by posted on November 6, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Part Ways With Wilfredo Tovar and Anthony Recker

Middle infielder Wilfredo Tovar and catcher Anthony Recker cleared waivers and were both outrighted by the New York Mets on Thursday. The move cleared two spots on the 40-man roster. Tovar was hitting .283 in 102 games for Triple-A Las Vegas but he had a concussion early in the season. It’s not clear if he will be […]

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Strat-O-Matic: After Losing First Two Games, Mets Come Roaring Back To Win World Series

An article by posted on October 29, 2015 0 Comments
Strat-O-Matic: After Losing First Two Games, Mets Come Roaring Back To Win World Series

Just an update to say, so far Strat-O-Matic has pretty much nailed it. Now all we have to do is take the next four as they projected. LGM Strat-O-Matic, the industry leader in sports simulation games for the past 50-plus years, simulated the outcome of this year’s World Series between the New York Mets and […]

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Royals Defeat Mets 5-4 In Epic Game 1 Thriller

An article by posted on October 28, 2015 0 Comments
Royals Defeat Mets 5-4 In Epic Game 1 Thriller

The New York Mets were defeated by the Kansas City Royals by a score of 5-4 in the first game of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night. Pitching: The game got off to a rocky start. The Mets went down quickly in the first inning, and when the Royals came to bat in […]

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