Tag: Wilmer Flores

Writer Rips Mets Ownership, Calls Them An Embarrassment

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Writer Rips Mets Ownership, Calls Them An Embarrassment

Jonathan Bernhardt of The Guardian ripped into Mets ownership but good in a scathing article that calls the team out on a few central issues. He contends that going with Wilmer Flores as the everyday shortstop is an embarrassment that underscores the financial depravity of the New York Mets. He accuses the front office of […]

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Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

An article by posted on January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

It’s so easy to look at the Mets’ offseason so far and shrug your shoulders when asked if they did enough to snap their streak of six consecutive losing seasons – the longest active losing streak in baseball. The ultra-optimistic Met fan will point to rebound seasons by David Wright and Curtis Granderson as reasons […]

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Winter Ball Wrap-up: Flores, Puello, Rivera Finish Strong

An article by posted on January 3, 2015 0 Comments
Winter Ball Wrap-up: Flores, Puello, Rivera Finish Strong

All the Winter Ball regular season games are now over with the playoffs already underway in every league other than the Venezuelan League. The Venezuelan league still has a 3-way tie-breaker to take care of before playoffs can start. Unfortunately, the team Wilmer Flores has been playing for, the Bravos de Margarita, finished in last […]

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Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on December 25, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

With the Mets offseason essentially over, here’s my first stab at our projected Opening Day Roster. Starting Rotation Matt Harvey – The Mets ace will start the home opener. Jacob deGrom – Look for Act II to be just as special. Jon Niese – No way Mets go with five righties in rotation. Zack Wheeler […]

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Alderson: Very High Probability Wilmer Flores Is Opening Day Shortstop

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson: Very High Probability Wilmer Flores Is Opening Day Shortstop

A quick update live from Citi Field: Sandy Alderson confirmed once again that there is a “very high” probability Wilmer Flores is the Opening Day shortstop. “I don’t think the Jed Lowrie signing increases the probability, because we weren’t really in on Lowrie,” Alderson said. “To that extent the probability of Wilmer Flores as the […]

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An Incremental Upgrade At Shortstop Is Not Worth Trading Syndergaard or Wheeler

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
An Incremental Upgrade At Shortstop Is Not Worth Trading Syndergaard or Wheeler

One shortstop that seems to be high on many a Met fans’ wish list is Chicago’s Alexei Ramirez, and it’s been widely reported that the Mets have already been in contact with the White Sox for their All Star infielder. Ramirez batted .273 last season with a .305 on-base, 15 home runs and 74 RBI. […]

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Sandy, Terry, 90 Wins, Playoffs, And The Bottom Line

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy, Terry, 90 Wins, Playoffs, And The Bottom Line

Terry Collins had a few things to say today about the state of the Mets. The Mets manager weighed in on Michael Cuddyer, and all the things he brings to a clubhouse, “We’re really glad he’s in our clubhouse now. We got a great clubhouse, to add another big piece of a guy who has […]

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Sandy Alderson Sees A Lot Of Reasons For Optimism

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Sees A Lot Of Reasons For Optimism

Sandy Alderson was a special guest of MMO’s John Bernhardt Tip-Off Show on Friday. He had some interesting things to say about a variety of topics regarding the Mets and their minor league system. Rather than post the entire interview in it’s entirety, I wanted to break it up into several parts so that each […]

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2014 Free Agent Review: The Peralta Effect (Part 2 of 3)

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Free Agent Review: The Peralta Effect (Part 2 of 3)

I reviewed  long-term free agent deals (7-10 years) last week, and today I’ll examine last off-season’s  mid-term deals (4-6 years) highlighted by the Cards’ Jhonny Peralta. The Mets are close to turning a pivotal corner in the return to relevancy with a wealth of power pitching no less than a year away from being fully […]

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2014 Free Agent Review: The Long Term Deals (Part 1 of 3)

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Free Agent Review: The Long Term Deals (Part 1 of 3)

Baseball is a game that is constantly evolving and the team’s that successfully navigate the natural growth of the sport are identifying their strengths and maximizing the results.  The traditional format of growing pitching and buying bats is transitioning into an all organic format.   The majority of playoff quality teams are rounding out their lineups of homegrown […]

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