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In 2010, Justin Schafer was the third highest round draft pick that signed with the Mets. The Mets 35th and 36th Round picks did not sign with the team. #36 Pick RHP Jesen Dygestile-Therrien was drafted in the 17th Round of the 2011 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies and most recently spent 2013 with the Gulf Coast League Phillies (Rookie). #35 Pick RHP Josh Easley was drafted in the 23rd round of the 2013 draft by the Miami Marlins and played for the Gulf Coast League Marlins (Rookie), Batavia Muckdogs of the New York Penn League (A-), and Jupiter Hammerheads (A+). Infielder Justin Schafer from California signed with the Mets and played two seasons (2010-2011) before being released on March 31, 2012.  He is the little brother of OF Logan Schafer of the Milwaukee Brewers (MLB 2011-2013). 2010 was split between the Kingsport Mets (Rookie) and Brooklyn Cyclones (A-). 2011 was spent with the Gulf Coast League Mets (Rookie) after a shoulder injury forced him to miss most of the season a...

MLB rumors: Yuniesky Betancourt draws interest from many teams

Even though he hit just .212 in 103 games in 2013, shortstop/first baseman Yuniesky Betancourt is drawing interest from many Major League teams says Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors. Links confirmed the news Monday evening.Source: Multiple teams still interested in Yuniesky Betancourt w/ 1 possible opportunity to start. #MLB— Zach Links (@ZachLinks) December 31, 2013Betancourt...

Brewers poised to make biggest jump in division this season

No team is poised to rise in the NL Central standings more than the Brewers. Yes, part of that is because they are coming off such a lousy season; Milwaukee never came within 10 games of first place after May 19 en route to a 74-88 finish that was the club's worst since 2004. But there's another reason the Brewers could be one of the NL's most improved teams in 2014....

The remarkable career of Yuniesky Betancourt

The baseball world has been filled with stories about remarkable baseball players whose careers may or may not be rewarded with a nod to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Baseball writers who have a vote in such proceedings are filling columns on how remarkable they thought each career was. Those of us without a vote are doing the same and making fun or tearing our shirts asunder over the...

A Transplanted Brewers Fans’ Take on the Demise of the Metrodome

(Image: OK, well since it's the Cardinals, we'll let this slide....)   Over at Brew Crew Ball, Kyle Lobner wrote a nice piece on the closing of the Metrodome, which saw its 32-year run end after the Minnesota Vikings’ last game there Sunday.  That got me thinking about back when I moved to Minneapolis to go to university, and the shock and dismay I felt when I...
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