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Welcome to a 2013 Draft Review, where I take a look back at the draft picks from this season and the progress they’ve made so far…
With the 48th pick in the 2013 Draft, the Mets selected a right-handed pitcher out of Basic High School named Andrew Church. Church will turn 19 in October and was a confusing pick to most who thought the Mets would target outfielder Austin Wilson. The Mets, of course, went on to draft Ivan Wilson in the third round as a young outfield with potential, so missing out on Austin Wilson may not be the biggest hit down the line.
Most people looked at Church as an an easy sign — he signed for $850,000 — who could help the Mets spend a little more throughout the rest of the draft. They finished $82,000 under budget for the 2013 draft and left 14 out of 40 draft picks unsigned — but they did sign their first 13 picks. Church was not a random pick, however, and was ranked #89 in BA’s Top 500 at the time of the draft. At the time of the pick, I wrote this…
BEST OF MAXIM
Another day, another ten strikeouts for the New York Mets. This time the Giants Madison Bumgarner toyed with the Mets the way a cat would a mouse.
With the Mets at 1,299 strikeouts for the season (an average of 8.6 a game compared to 8.2 hits), it stands to reason a lot of pitchers have their way with them this summer.
For all the talk of a lack of power, unquestionably the Mets’...
Zack Wheeler experienced stiffness in his pitching shoulder during his last start, so Mets officials have decided to shut down the rookie for the season, according to Adam Rubin.
Terry Collins said the Mets do not believe there is anything medically wrong with Wheeler. They simply believe the stiffness cropped up because he is roughly 20 innings over his 2012 total.
Almost 52 years since he made his debut with the 1962 Mets, Ed Kranepool still loves the team and follows them daily. Tim Rohan of the New York Times, spoke to Krane yesterday and the two of them discussed the current climate of the team and expectations.
Out on Long Island, Ed Kranepool, a Met for 18 seasons (1962-79), including the championship year of 1969, said he would not...
New York Mets' third baseman David Wright has been on the disabled list since August 3 and his return to the lineup appears to be right on schedule.
As reported by Anthony DiComo and Chris Iseman of MLB.com, Wright went through running and fielding drills on consecutive days for
the first time on Wednesday. He's been putting forth full effort during the drills, but...
As the season draws to a close, Met management may be flicking the occasional glance west toward Denver, home of a team with a similar won/lost record but with notably dissimilar team stats. While the Mets sit in the middle third of the league in both runs scored (10th) and pitching (8th), the Colorado Rockies present a study in contrasts sitting 3rd in the league in scoring but...
The New York Mets lost a close one as the San Francisco Giants beat them 2-1 today at Cit Field.
Jon Niese started for the Mets and held the Giants to just two runs in seven innings, but his mound opponent Madison Bumgarner outdueled him and limited the Amazins to just a run over his seven innings of work. Niese scattered seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Since...
Welcome to the fourth installment of the prospect countdown series. If you want to review, here’s the first part and you can also see the second one and the third one.
#35: Amed Rosario
Weight: 170 Lbs.
Born: 11/20/95, DO
Scouting – Rosario is noted as a “True Shortstop” with Plus power and average speed. His hitting mechanics...
Giants (70-82) at Mets (68-83)
LHP Madison Bumgarner (12-9, 2.83) vs. LHP Jon Niese (7-7, 3.88)
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...
After missing seven weeks with a strained right hamstring David Wright was asked how he would handle facing big-league pitching for the first time since Aug. 2. The Mets captain shrugged and admitted he did not expect much in his first game back.
He should have raised the bar.
In his first at-bat on the second pitch he saw from Phillies lefty Cole Hamels Wright crushed a two-run...
Not sure how many die hards were watching last night’s game with the rookies Mets and the former World series Champs Giants but it sure was worth it . They were celebrating Cohen’s 25 years as a Met Broadcaster during the telecast and it was great hearing all 3 of the guys talk about there favorite games. Of course some of Gary’s calls were heard again. Like Endy’s catch...
The way the Phillies were building momentum, they might have won Saturday night had the rain not gotten in their way.
David Wright and Daniel Murphy hit solo home runs and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 5-4 Saturday night in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain.
''It's a tough way to take a loss, a rain-shortened game,'' Philadelphia...
Following the bad break (literally speaking) that Ruben Tejada suffered in the ninth inning of Wednesday night’s comeback victory against the San Francisco Giants, Terry Collins said yesterday the organization will be calling up Wilfredo Tovar to take his place. The news was first reported by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
The plan for the remainder of the season (which is now less...
Will Mets target Shin-Soo Choo this Winter?
On Fangraphs, they keep a running count of the standings for free agents based on WAR (Wins Above Replacement).
Now, I am not interested in debating the validity of WAR, and if it can be used as a factor in ranking players, but these are the updated standings which will serve as a basis for considering the top free agent hitters and pitchers...
Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this:
“I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.”
Sure, if the runner in question is Ramon Castro.
The Mets are sprinting nowhere, once again. They’re...
Josh Satin singled home two runs in the ninth inning to lift the Mets to a 5-4 win on Wednesday night. It was Satin’s first career walk-off hit and the Mets’ 10th walk-off win this season.
Satin drove in a career-best three runs and finished with two hits and is now batting .301 (46-153) as a starter this season.
“That’s one of the moments you kind of dream about, especially...