Tag: Travis d’Arnaud

Three Potential Breakout Hitters for Mets in 2014

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Three Potential Breakout Hitters for Mets in 2014

Juan Lagares ‘Don Juan’ Lagares quickly stole the hearts of many Mets fans last season with his spectacular play in the outfield.  He makes tough plays look routine and impossible plays a reality.  Unfortunately, defense isn’t everything in baseball and with the exception of a scorching hot July, Lagares struggled mightily with the bat. In […]

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MMO Mailbag: Does D’Arnaud Have Enough Power To Justify A Move To First Base?

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Does D’Arnaud Have Enough Power To Justify A Move To First Base?

NickCant12 asks… Let’s be honest, there is major concern with Travis d’Arnaud‘s ability to stay healthy, and although his defense isn’t necessarily a concern, it’s not a strength either. With high praise from the Mets brain trust for catching prospect Kevin Plawecki, does TDA have enough pop in his bat to justify a switch to […]

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This Week In Mets Madness: Arencibia To The Mets’ Rescue?

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
This Week In Mets Madness: Arencibia To The Mets’ Rescue?

J.P. To The Mets’ Rescue? Here we go again… It’s a new week in the Mets Hot Stove, and with it comes a new flurry of the same old nonsense to keep your hearts aglow with this myth of a coming magical offseason that will usher in a run of sustainable championship caliber Mets baseball […]

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MMO Mailbag: Are Mets Losing Faith In D’Arnaud?

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Are Mets Losing Faith In D’Arnaud?

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 […]

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MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

Nester asks… Last season the Mets combined for a 29.1 fWAR which ranked 22nd among all MLB teams. If they are going to trade Daniel Murphy, combined with the losses of Marlon Byrd, John Buck and LaTroy Hawkins they would be losing almost a third of their entire team’s production for 2013. When you consider […]

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Royals Sign Francisco Pena To Major League Deal

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments

The Kansas City Royals announced that they have signed minor league free agent Francisco Pena. Here is their press release: Catcher Francisco Pena, son of former Kansas City manager Tony Pena and brother of former Royals player Tony Pena Jr., has signed a Major League contract with the organization and was added to the 40-man […]

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Sandy Shopping For A New Face At Shortstop

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Shopping For A New Face At Shortstop

Sandy Alderson, who usually plays everything close to the vest, had no reservations yesterday when he told Mike Francesa that he would like to see a new face at shortstop next season. He admitted that he did meet with Jhonny Peralta in Orlando, but added that there weren’t many solid candidates available at the position. […]

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Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief […]

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Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

According to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins said the top priority for Sandy Alderson is to find a bat to protect David Wright. “No. 1, we’ve got to find a bat in the middle of the lineup that produces runs,” Collins said at Joe Torre‘s annual charity event […]

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Ricciardi On Losing Draft Pick: I Don’t Know If We’ll Be Involved With Those Types Of Guys

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Ricciardi On Losing Draft Pick: I Don’t Know If We’ll Be Involved With Those Types Of Guys

Steve Adams of MLBTR had a chance to talk to J.P.Ricciardi, Sandy Alderson’s special assistant. He gave some interesting quotes, noting that the Mets were more focused in adding offensive players and that they are confident about where team stands o pitching. “I think the one thing in our favor right now is our pitching […]

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