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Mets Merized Online:
Now that all the sorting out has been completed, the Mets will officially be selecting in the No. 10 slot for the 2014 First Year Player Draft. The Mets “earn” a protected pick going into the 2013-14 offseason.
Here’s the official order for next June’s first round which includes the consolation pick for the Toronto Blue Jays:
1. Astros (2013 record: 51-111)
2. Marlins (62-100)
3. White Sox (63-99)
4. Cubs (66-96)
5. Twins (66-96)
6. Mariners (71-91)
7. Phillies (73-89)
8. Rockies (74-88)
9. Blue Jays (74-88)
10. Mets (74-88)
11. Blue Jays (for failure to sign 10th overall pick in 2013)
12. Brewers (74-88)
13. Padres (76-86)
14. Giants (76-86)
15. Angels (78-84)
16. Diamondbacks (81-81)
17. Orioles (85-77)
18. Yankees (85-77)
19. Royals (86-76)
20. Nationals (86-76)
21. Reds (90-72)
22. Rangers (91-72)
23. Rays (92-71)
24. Indians (92-70)
25. Dodgers (92-70)
26. Tigers (93-69)
27. Pirates (94-68)
28. Athletics (96-66)
29. Braves (96-66)
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Without Matt Harvey to start games, Bobby Parnell to close games, and David Wright to help win games, few people would blame New York Mets fans for thanking the football Gods that the NFL is about to kick off and we can get on with some sports betting. At face value, the Mets should be a team that is ready to roll over and play dead as the season winds down, but that’s not...
Matt Harvey is a major topic of discussion for the New York Mets’ front office as they began organizational meetings today in Port St. Lucie.
General manager Sandy Alderson must operate under the assumption Harvey will not be ready to start next season, and as he has yet to begin throwing, the Mets must prepare for the worst-case scenario.
Understandably, Harvey does not want...
Congratulations to Eric Young Jr.
National League Stolen Base Leader for 2013!
Eric Young Jr. might have been a man on a mission when he took the field for the Mets in yesterday’s season finale. He led off the game with a base hit and took off — successfully — for second base on the very next pitch, cementing himself as the NL’s stolen base leader for 2013. A couple pitches...
The last time New York Mets left-handed pitcher Johan Santana pitched for the team was Aug. 17, 2012 against the Washington Nationals. Since then, Santana has not pitched due to injuries in his shoulder.
However, this has not stopped New York from considering bringing him back. According to ESPN.com's Matt Ehalt, the Mets are looking to bring Santana back on a small deal....
Andy Martino of the New York Daily News wrote a column endorsing the Mets decision to resign Terry Collins to a two-year deal in a column he wrote in today’s edition. His piece doesn’t spend much time addressing the Mets won/loss record. I assume, like many, that he doubts that with the Mets’ rosters Terry Collins has inherited over his three years as Mets skipper, few other...
MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports that the Mets are scouting Jose Abreu in the Dominican Republic along with a whole bunch of other major league teams.
Baseball America’s Ben Badler wrote early Monday that the Rangers “have the inside edge if they want to sign Abreu” but the Red Sox, Nationals, Pirates, White Sox, Giants and Mets have all now been linked.
The Cuban first...
This is actually kind of funny. No less than five minutes ago, I was reviewing my one question for Sandy Alderson, who will be addressing the media in a press conference scheduled for noon. We’ll have John Delcos there and Sandy is expected to have a Q&A after he announces the new Terry Collins extension.
I just sent John this email:
John, I have just one question…
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson will address the media at 12 p.m. on Monday, September 30 in the Citi Field Press Conference Room.
He is expected to announce a two-year contract extension for Terry Collins to remain the manager of the Mets. The deal is reportedly valued at $1 million per season and includes an option for 2016.
The contract is so small, that Joel Sherman of...
Terry Collins will return as manager of the New York Mets the team announced Monday.
Collins is 225-261 as manager of the Mets with one game remaining this season. A new deal gives him an opportunity to see through the rebuilding project he jumped into a few years ago.
Despite struggling to their fifth consecutive losing season since moving into Citi Field the Mets have started...
According to a report in the New York Post, the Mets will be looking to refinance “roughly $250 million in bank debt”.
This is no doubt referring to the large note that becomes due in June of 2014, that we’ve talked and heard so much about. But thanks to the great job by Sandy Alderson, the lenders are thrilled and after huge losses in 2011 and 2012, a source told the post...
There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009.
The series ‘A Minor Review of 2013′ will look back on some of the major happenings...
The New York Mets only lost $10 million dollars this year, according to a NY Post source. Down from $70MM in 2011 and $23MM in '12. The Mets also dubiously claim to be worth $1 billion dollars, up from $600MM in early 2012. Josh Kosman adds:
One of the more important negotiations for the Mets this off-season will be their move to refinance roughly $250 million in bank debt,...
We are looking back at preseason projections we made and today we examine second baseman Daniel Murphy. Take a few moments to see the original piece we did. Our group projection was for the following line:
PA – 573
AVG – .301
OBP – .350
SLG – .430
HR – 10
RBI – 67
DRS – (-8)
We came a lot closer to getting Murphy right than we did with Mr. Davis. Here’s how...
Mike Kerwick of The Record writes that Sandy Alderson believes the team “is closer” to indicate whether he has enough information to determine which of his current players would or wouldn’t be part of the team when the Mets take the field in 2014.
As the team owners, front office and manager Terry Collins meet in Port St. Lucie to discuss the team’s plans this offseason,...
Well, with the Mets wrapping up their regular season schedule with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday at Citi Field, it’s officially the off-season. In the last official week of the season, Wilfredo Tovar made his MLB debut, and immediately made an impact against the Phillies and Cliff Lee.
Meanwhile, Baseball America began rolling out their top prospect countdowns...