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Mets Matters: Five Intriguing Prospects; Ojeda Out; Minaya’s New Job

ESPN ranked the Mets’ farm system as the fourth best in baseball, and with it raised the possibility of which prospects we might see this summer at Citi Field. This much seems clear, with the Mets vigilantly guarding their minor leaguers’ Super Two status, and barring an injury, the probability is we won’t be seeing these guys prior to June. Here are five of the more intriguing...
Via New York Mets Report
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

DePodesta Discusses Improved System, Top Prospects, Draft Strategy

Mike Vorkunov ( recently discussed the Mets’ minor league system and prospectswith VP of Player Development and Scouting, Paul DePodesta. Here are some exchanges that stood out. You can read the full article here. The main theme being targeted here is the position player depth that is rapidly rising through the system.  The Mets were built heavily on pitching at the start...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three weeks and a wake up: Spring training is near

The long winter is almost over, so on this Saturday morning you gets bits and pieces—we are all gearing up for February and that magical moment when actual players report for actual, official, baseball activities.  Pitchers and catchers report to camp on February 19th, signaling the beginning of Spring Training.  You just know that Daniel Murphy is chomping at the bit to get...
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets prospect watch

The New York Mets were ranked by ESPN’s Keith Law to have the 4th best farm system in baseball. I know that 2015 is supposed to be the year that we stop talking about prospects and finally start talking about big time MLB players, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t prospects that can make major impacts as soon as this season. 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP (#1 Mets prospect*) Noah...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Call For Optimism As New Mets Season Approaches

We all come to this website for the same reason; we all love the Mets.  While we all love the Mets, we may not all love what has been going on with our team.  We may disagree about the owners, the manager, the coaches and whom they trot out there, but one thing we cannot disagree on is this… Baseball is a special game because any team can beat any team on any given day. We as...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is it time to believe?

The last time the New York Mets had a winning record was 2008. The last time this team was in the playoffs was 2006. To say Mets fans have been waiting a while would be an understatement. Ever since Sandy Alderson took over, the Mets have been in rebuilding mode, though they would never admit that publicly. Sandy has been in charge for four seasons now, and things are finally looking...
Via NYMetsLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Law: Mets Top 10 Prospects Headed By Syndergaard

Hear ye, hear ye. Friends, countrymen, and Mets fans, lend me your ears. Today, we do hereby proclaim, that henceforth this 30th day of January shall forever be remembered as Keith Law Day. And with that, here are Keith Law’s Top 10 Mets Prospects, available through ESPN Insider. Organization Ranking: 4 Top 10 Mets Prospects 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP 2. Michael Conforto, LF 3....
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Say It Ain’t So, Bobby O

Through all of the nonsense that the Mets have put us through regarding their product on the field, the one thing the Mets have left to really, really enjoy is their coverage of said nonsense. Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling are generally considered among the best in the business. Kevin Burkhardt was our sideline reporter friend, and Bobby Ojeda played the part of Post...
Via Metstradamus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the New York Mets HAVE to move a starting pitcher before Opening Day?

The New York Mets currently have six starters for five spots, with three young prospects who could come up as needed in 2015. Let’s break this down. Six Starters: Matt Harvey Jacob deGrom Zack Wheeler Jon Niese Bartolo Colon Dillon Gee Prospects on the verge of the majors: Rafael Montero (who pitched briefly in the majors in 2014) Noah Syndergaard (who was supposed...
Via NYMetsLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee is either very optimistic or very pessimistic about the Mets

On Wednesday, Baseball Prospectus released their annual PECOTA projections. The New York Mets were projected by PECOTA to finish 82-80, which puts them second in the NL East and just one game back of the Padres for the second NL Wild Card spot. Last year, the Mets finished 79-83, and we’re tied with the Braves for second in the NL East. They were nine games back of the Pirates...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will John Mayberry Jr. signing hurt Eric Campbell, too?

Barring any Spring Training trade (ha!) or injury, the Mets’ 2015 Opening Day roster is pretty much set. There’s the usual battles for roster spots 23-25 but hopefully those are among players who have already seen time in the majors last year with the Mets. We all hope that the days of an NRI like Blaine Boyer coming to camp and winning a job with 10 good innings of Grapefruit...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why I Am Pulling For Flores

I don’t know Wilmer Flores well, but pulling for him to have a breakout season. And, I wanted this before Sandy Alderson foolishly cracked wise on him last weekend. There are several reasons why, beginning with my penchant for rooting for the underdog. All those signings and trades people have advocated the Mets should make probably have made him uncomfortable, despite his well...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Avoid Arbitration With Jenrry Mejia

The New York Mets have avoided arbitration with RHP Jenrry Mejia, agreeing to a one year $2.595 million deal for the 2015 season, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Mejia started off the 2014 season in the rotation, but moved to the bullpen in May, where he took over as closer for the absent Bobby Parnell. The 25-year-old ended the season with a 2.72 ERA and 1.42 WHIP, while...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does Lucas Duda rank amongst NL East 1B?

Lucas Duda’s breakout 2014 campaign gave the Mets a middle-of-the-order presence it sorely needed. The 28-year-old will be of utmost importance to a club looking to take a giant step forward in 2015, but where does he rank amongst divisional first baseman? vs. Ryan Howard (Philadelphia Phillies) At one point one of the most feared power hitters in the league, Howard remains a home...
Via Around Citi
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projections: Daniel Murphy

At this point in time, it’s safe to say that most of us are Daniel Murphy fans. That being said, the cold truth is that this time next year, we won’t be doing a prediction for him because he’ll be on another team. But we’ll blow up that bridge when we get to it. In the meantime, let’s take a look at Murphy and his likely production in the upcoming season. The first...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #97: Matt Harvey | SP | NYM

When planning this player profile, I was unsure whether I wanted to spend my time dissecting Matt Harvey’s most recent season (2013) or addressing his health and usage outlook for 2015. Yes, I’ll touch on both, but which is more helpful? Ultimately, I decided to discuss what makes Harvey so good with a couple closing thoughts at the bottom regarding his health. As a rookie in...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Prospects Dominate MLB Rankings

Twenty percent of the Top twenty National League prospects for 2015 listed in the 2015 Major League Baseball Yearbook are Mets. The Amazins are the only NL club with four prospects to make the Top 20... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rotation: A Difference Between Depth And Potential

There’s a distinct difference between depth and potential when it comes to the Mets’ rotation. There’s a lot to like about their potential, but you should be careful not to equate the names with depth. Matt Harvey, Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz give you nine names, but also nine questions....
Via New York Mets Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Around Citi turns two, and what’s to come in 2015

Around Citi began as my passion project in 2010 – nothing more than a venue to discuss New York Mets baseball. The project faded in early 2011 when real life took over and I chose to partner with established blogs. Two years ago, Jan. 26, 2013, I relaunched Around Citi. Whether one, 500 or 5,000 people read the site, I wanted to create a medium to write about something I was passionate...
Via Around Citi
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: profiling Lucas Duda

For the duration of his New York Mets career, David Wright has been the focus of the team’s offense. That may change this year, as some are concerned that David Wright is at the back-end of his career and injuries may plague him. Last year was arguably one of the worst years for David, although it is hard to think of it in terms of “worst” when he hit .269 and had a .324 OBP...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Prospects: Noah Syndergaard

In the recent weeks, the New York Mets have seen a number of failed trades as they search for the market for a shortstop. Most trades have failed because the Mets are unwilling to part with their best prospects. The top prospect of the New York Mets, Noah Syndergaard, has been involved in nearly all of these failed trades. The Mets have been reluctant to trade Noah Syndergaard in...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets charging players to attend offseason workouts?

Like all other teams in Major League Baseball, the New York Mets have been holding voluntary workouts throughout the winter. These sessions are typically a chance for younger players to get some extra reps and impress the coaching staff. With the Mets, however, the younger guys have to be able to afford it first. It...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fans fund billboards asking ownership to sell team

Successful initiatives often tend to be imitated. Inspired by Jets fans who rented several billboards near MetLife Stadium that called for the firing of general manager John Idzik, a Mets fan began a Kickstarter campaign to fund a similar campaign for billboards asking for team owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to sell the franchise. Gary Palumbo raised $5,000 through donations...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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