Tag: Travis d’Arnaud

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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Wheeler Pitching Better, Montero Pitching Worse, And The Smoking Gun

An article by posted on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Pitching Better, Montero Pitching Worse, And The Smoking Gun

  Rafael Montero was hotter than Scarlett Johansson in her Black Widow costume for his first four starts of the season, compiling three wins, 27 strikeouts and only one walk. Zack Wheeler was as cold as ice, struggling to find command and his first win of the year. The two men may be the brightest […]

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April Report Cards: Syndergaard Is Only Top 5 Prospect To Earn An “A”

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
April Report Cards: Syndergaard Is Only Top 5 Prospect To Earn An “A”

Noah Syndergaard accomplished two important things on Sunday. He picked up his first win of the season and he pitched seven innings for the first time in his professional career. That according to Jonathan Raymond who got a chance to get up close to the Mets pitching prospect in his last start. Syndergaard is trying […]

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Nieuwenhuis Optioned To Vegas, Lagares To Make His MLB Debut

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments

Updated 2:30 PM Whatever I said below, it’s now official… Updated at 11:30 PM Outfield prospect Juan Lagares, who is tearing up the Pacific Coast League, likely will join the Mets as soon as Tuesday, baseball sources told ESPN New York. Lagares, 24, is hitting .346 with three homers and nine RBIs through 78 at-bats […]

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Wilmer Flores Named To Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Named To Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet

For the first two weeks of the minor league season, the Mets were represented with a prospect cracking the Baseball America Hot Sheet. Last week it was Rafael Montero. This week, it’s Wilmer Flores. Both players were listed “In The Team Photo,” which is basically considered an honorable mention. As I stated in the Mets […]

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Mets Minors Report 4/19: Syndergaard Torched, Aderlin Homers For Third Straight Game

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors Report 4/19: Syndergaard Torched, Aderlin Homers For Third Straight Game

Last Night’s Quick Scores Savannah (7-7) dropped to Lakewood, 3-2 St. Lucie (9-5) droppedto Fort Myers, 11-8 Binghamton (8-6) topped New Hampshire, 4-3 Las Vegas (8-6) topped Sacramento, 10-6 Prospect Pipeline Brandon Nimmo cooled off a little last night, and had his first game without a hit in almost a week. He still leads the Mets organization in hitting […]

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Sandy Alderson: Wheeler’s Performance In Triple-A Will Determine If He Gets Promoted

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: Wheeler’s Performance In Triple-A Will Determine If He Gets Promoted

Updated by Joe D. on 4/17 Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, spoke to Mets GM Sandy Alderson who essentially said that Zack Wheeler’s performance at Triple-A Las Vegas is the primary consideration for him to be promoted to the big leagues. Or in other words, what I’ve been saying all along and you can read below this update. “Super […]

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Brandon Nimmo Is One Of The Hottest Prospects In Baseball

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Brandon Nimmo Is One Of The Hottest Prospects In Baseball

Brandon Nimmo has gotten off to one of the hottest starts in the minor leagues this season. After another three hit performance on Tuesday, he woke up on Wednesday morning as the leading hitter in the South Atlantic league with a .447. Nimmo has officially positioned himself to be the No. 2 prospect in the […]

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