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This exercise was done in light of the questions concerning Flores’ and Lagares’ roster spots on who is the future for the Mets and who is just passing through. The headline may sound a bit optimistic, but we are looking identify the strengths and weaknesses on the roster. These opinions are my own and not to be taken globally.
Travis d’Arnaud: Possibly.
If he performs, he will stick. He will be given the a lot of rope, but Kevin Plawecki is coming on.
Anthony Recker: Doubtful.
This spot belongs to Juan Centeno, a lefty complement that is strong defensively. Recker has some power, but doesn’t match up defensively.
Ike Davis: Doubtful.
Davis has spent time in and out of the Mets’ doghouse with his faulty hitting mechanics and his frequent complaining. Hope he can find himself because the talent is there, and those blisters because of extra batting practice, show heart.
Lucas Duda: Doubtful.
Duda wants to be a DH. Good luck Lucas.
Josh Satin: Possibly.
Satin has a professional approac...
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If you have been following the New York Mets you know they have a log jam at first base. Their internal first base options for the 2014 season currently include Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy, Josh Satin, and perhaps even Wilmer Flores. Rumors suggest the Mets are actively shopping Davis, with Duda as the most likely option to man the position if Davis were to be dealt.
I’m not so sure the Mets are out on Bronson Arroyo anymore. It’s just a hunch combined with a two things I heard this weekend from a couple of people who sort of have an inside track on things.
I know that Jon Heyman reported the Mets were likely out, but I think he based that on Sandy Alderson’s comments regarding giving any starting pitcher a multi-year deal. I would say...
Bob Raisman of the Daily News came up with a great idea of having Matt Harvey doing special guest spots during some SNY Mets telecasts, whether it be in the booth or studio.
“Naturally this all will be predicated on whether Harvey, coming off Tommy John surgery, would be inclined to go behind the microphone,” he writes.
“If Harvey has the time, what better way for the Mets...
Josh Satin has begun shagging flies and learning to play the outfield according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. This was planned for Satin back in September as he looks to become more versatile as a player and possibly take on a super utility role with the Mets.
“Realistically, I know the only way I’m going to be able to be on this team in the future is being able to play...
So while I was sitting at wor… um somewhere, it dawned on me that we are now past the halfway point of the offseason. I was thinking about something interesting to write about. Seems as though the rest of the staff here at MMO has all the Mets news and rumors covered, so I decided to take a look back at the 2013 season.
Now I know nobody really wants to go back and bring up...
As the Mets continue to try and address the shortstop position, they reportedly still have interest in signing former Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew. The Red Sox remain interested as well.
Drew, who was a key to the Red Sox title run with his stellar defense, batted .253 this past season with 12 home runs and 67 RBI.
When comparing Drew to Ruben Tejada, its obvious that he is an...
It is difficult to keep track of every offseason signing in major league baseball. That’s why NYMetsLife will catch you up every monday with the week’s latest signings. Every signing impacts the New York Mets in some way – whether it be a player whom they were targeting coming off the board, or setting the market price for other free agents. Here are some of the latest deals...
Matt Harvey, as you may have heard, will miss the 2013 season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News had an interesting take on how Harvey could spend his time away from the field productively:With Sandy Alderson finally throwing gas on his hot stove with the signings of Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon , it’s time for suits at the TV...
It’s hard to call the Curtis Granderson addition a subtle upgrade. This will likely be the only big splash that Sandy Alderson makes this offseason. Alderson’s trend for this offseason — and going forward — seems to be making subtle upgrades in the outfield. This type of approach is bothering a lot of Mets fans because it’s not really an exciting way to improve a team...
After yet another disappointing season, the New York Mets have been pretty active in adding new pieces to their roster. The two biggest signings so far have been Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon. Their ages would seem to indicate that they are both on the decline, but the Mets are hoping that adding two veterans to the roster can help the team compete now with the youngsters they...
Will Leitch of The New Yorker, tabbed Sandy Alderson as the best GM in baseball and here’s his reasoning:
Almost every move Alderson has made since taking over in 2010 has been golden. The Mets’ farm system, decaying when he took over, is now near the top of the majors, headed by pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero. But his specialty is the pump-and-dump: The best example...
(with special thanks to Ernest Hemingway)
He was an old fan who after many years of following the Mets suddenly found himself adrift at sea after a terrible storm.
At first, the old Mets fan was not worried about being rescued, but as the days went by he began to doubt whether anyone would ever come for him. “You have food”, he said to himself, “and plenty of water. Someone...
I want to thank Nick Diunte of The Examiner for reminding me of this piece that was first posted by Barry in 2007. Today is the anniversary of Rod Kanehl’s passing. He was one of the first homegrown, fan favorites, the Mets had. Enjoy.
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With all the posts I’ve done on the early days of the Mets, I never once mentioned the name of Rod Kanehl, who in his way symbolized...
Photo courtesy of Metsmerized Online contributor Gordon Donovan
I haven’t posted in awhile, though it wasn’t due to a lack of interest in the Mets off-season happenings. I’ve been following all the weekly updates on the Mets players and their winter league endeavors and, generally, I’ve been impressed. And then, it suddenly dawned upon me that I was feeling letdown regarding...
It’s something that is asked of me more and more in the last three weeks; will Juan Lagares lose any playing time or even his starting job in center field in light of the Mets new outfield additions?
I’d always thought there was no chance that anyone would supplant Lagares in center, but I began to have my doubts when during a conference call with Sandy Alderson he said that Chris...