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Recently over at his Toby Hyde made an interesting age-based comparison when he matched up Cesar Puello and Carlos Beltran. Hyde pointed out that they were both playing center field in Hi-A at age 20 and both put up mediocre stat lines. Here are their respective numbers: Beltran – .229/.311/.363 Puello – .259/.310/.397 The big difference was in their walk rate. Beltran had a 9.7 BB/9 while Puello turned in a 3.7 mark last year. Only getting HBP 17 times kept Puello’s OBP as close as it was to Beltran’s. It’s a very interesting comparison and perhaps a reason not to get too down on the year that Puello had at St. Lucie in 2011. But there’s a couple of other things in the comparison worth noting. When Beltran played in the Carolina League in 1997, he was basically skipping a level. After being drafted by the Royals in the second round in 1995, Beltran held his own in the Rookie Gulf Coast League. The following year he played in the Northwest League, a ...

Man’s Obituary Discusses His Sufferings as a Mets Fan

The Mets have won two World Series, which is more than six franchises. That’s not bad considering they’ve been around for 50 years. But despite the two World Series titles, the Mets have only been to the playoffs seven times, and they’ve finished last in their division 13 times. That’s caused plenty of disappointment for [...]

Mets Lay Groundwork For Potential Trades, Parnell On The Move?

With the moves the Mets made at the Winter Meetings they definitely improved their club.  The bullpen that was such as disaster after K-rod was traded is now a strength. Now the focus of Sandy’s attention will turn to looking to bolster the teams starting staff and lineup through trades. The Winter Meetings are a rumor mill behemoth.  Everyone on the entire Mets roster came...

Wright Weighs In On Reyes

David Wright has issued the following statement regarding Jose Reyes: “Jose’s a great friend and a great player. While I will miss him as a friend and teammate, I’m glad he was able to get the contract that he earned and deserved. I truly wish him all the best in Miami. I have trust and faith that we will have a much improved and exciting team and 2012 will be a great year...

What the Loss of Jose Reyes Means for the Mets in 2012

For shortstop Jose Reyes, the 2011 season was the ninth season of his career with the New York Mets, and  Mets fans certainly knew the day was coming when Reyes became a free agent. The Mets have been bleeding cash for several years now, and even the move into their new facility at CitiField in time for the start of the 2009 season couldn’t stop the negative cash flow. Owners...

Daniel Murphy, the Dodgers and family ties

Yesterday we learned that the Dodgers wanted to acquire Daniel Murphy from the Mets during the Winter Meetings but the trade never materialized because the Dodgers’ trading partner “satisfied its need elsewhere.” The Mets acquired a defensive-first outfielder and three relief pitchers during the Winter Meetings. So, who were the Dodgers offering for Murphy? Tony Gwynn Jr...

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Murphy and Gonzalez further show multi-tasking approach

Photo by Michael BaronThe priority this off-season was to re-build the bullpen, Alderson didn't methodically sign or trade for one piece at a time.  He checked in with the big names ( Lidge/K-Rod), took a look at the lesser options ( Qualls/Ayala) and looked in on the trade front.  Once he had a feel for the market in a window of two hours he completely revamped the entire...

Source: Dodgers interested in Mets' Murphy

Daniel Murphy of the Mets is the player the Dodgers tried to trade for at the Winter Meetings, according to a baseball source, and they might make another run at him.

Rising Apple: Mets need more “Matt Moore” contracts

Mets made an offer to Alex Gonzalez

On Thursday, the Brewers agreed to terms on a one-year contract with SS Alex Gonzalez. Yesterday, Gonzalez told a Venezuelan sports-talk radio show he received offers from both the Giants and Mets, but decided to take the job with the Brewers so he could start. Michael Baron: In regards to an opportunity with the Mets, initially I could see why Gonzalez might think that. But I believe...

Giants Notes & Quotes: Adios to Beltran, Ross

OFs Carlos Beltran and Cody Ross, both free agents, will not return to the Giants.

Meet The Newest Met, Andres Torres

Here’s a pretty cool video of the player who will be patrolling centerfield for the Mets in 2012, Andres Torres. I believe fans are going to love this guy. Nobody will mistake Torres for Carlos Beltran, but defensively he will get the job done better than most, and if he returns to his 2010 levels offensively, that Pagan trade looks like grand larceny.
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