Our team at MetsMinors.net and MMO have been very busy over the last few weeks as we prepared to begin rolling out our 2014 Top 40 Prospects for the New York Mets. This past season was one of many surprises that saw fortunes of many Mets prospects rise and fall. It was a great year for the organization as several prospects made their Major League debuts and appear to be here to stay – none […]
Highly regarded minor league analyst John Sickels recently released his end of year profile of the Top 75 Prospects in the minor leagues, his third and final prospect list of the 2013 season. John runs the blog Minor League Ball and writes his own yearly prospect book. He is extremely knowledgeable, and I recommend everyone check out his work. He really knows his stuff. Noah Syndergaard is the highest ranked Met prospect on the list. Sickels […]
JetsMets13 asks… Do you think Dave Hudgens deserves to come back next season? It seems like every player does worse when he gets his hands on them. Look at what happened to Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada. They all did great in their rookie years and then got worse instead of better. Look at Travis, Lagares and Flores. They were all top players in the minors, but as soon as they settled in […]
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson joined the SNY telecast during tonight’s Mets vs. Brewers game and touched on a wide variety of topics with Gary, Keith and Ron including this season, the upcoming winter, Travis d’Arnaud among others. 2013 Season Alderson stated that he was “generally disappointed” with the season and is “not happy” but that this year is “something to build on”. Alderson says he wants the ”home record to improve substantially” next year, […]
Being a baseball fan brings out the best, and sometimes the worst in people of all walks of life. Being a fan of a bad baseball team often brings magnifies those characteristics. I’m not talking about terrible things like racism, sexism, or God forbid acts of violence like we saw recently with the Giants and Dodgers. Those thoughts, whether they are an unfounded accusation or an actual action are wrong no matter the situation. They […]
Two days after LaTroy Hawkins earned the 100th save of his career, righthander Vic Black got a chance to close out last night’s 4-2 win over the Reds. The rookie reliever pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to register his first career save. Black, who was one of the players acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates when the Mets traded Marlon Byrd and John Buck, struck out rightfielder Jay Bruce to start the inning. Then after striking out Todd Frazier […]
As the 2013 season draws to a close for the New York Mets, what can be taken away from their fifth-straight losing season is the emergence of a number of young talents ranging from the pitching mound to the bullpen; from home plate, to centerfield. Met-Legend Edgardo Alfonzo was once an up-and-coming prospect himself, becoming a premiere bat and a defensive wonder during the Amazin’s turn-of-the-century stretch of October runs from 1999-2000. When I asked […]
According the ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Terry Collins said that if Wilmer Flores does not make the Mets as a starting player next season, he will return to Triple-A Las Vegas where he can play on a daily basis. SNY media mogul Matt Cerrone chimed in that the decision would be made by another team. It’s unbelievable that a team that is so hard up for position players, would trade one of their top prospects and […]
Giants (70-82) at Mets (68-83) LHP Madison Bumgarner (12-9, 2.83) vs. LHP Jon Niese (7-7, 3.88) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Josh Satin – 1B Daniel Murphy – 2B Andrew Brown – RF Wilmer Flores – 3B Juan Lagares – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Jonathon Niese – LHP Since Niese made his return from a partially torn rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder, Niese has been very sharp. He is 4-1 with […]
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