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David Wright is the Mets top fantasy target this spring, but will Ike Davis close the gap between the two?
It’s that time of year again. Football is over and every Major League team is loading their trucks and heading to Arizona or Florida for Spring Training, which means it’s time to start preparing for fantasy baseball! Whether you will be taking part in a standard league, auction league, dynasty league, or even one of our own MMO Fantasy Baseball leagues, it is vital to have as much information you can on every player, from the perennial All-Stars to the up and coming prospects.
Though it is not advised to draft with your heart in fantasy sports, I think we can all agree it’s extra satisfying when we have a player or two from our favorite team that makes a big impact on our fantasy team. With that in mind, I thought I’d take a look at the Mets and some of their own players who may have an impact on the 2013 fantasy season. Here are my top five rankings:
1. David Wright, 3B – No s...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ike Davis‘ 2012 season can be summed up in just one word: inconsistent. Fans had high hopes for Davis, who many thought could rise to stardom last year. Two months in, however, people started to question whether Davis should even be on the team, as his batting average struggled to even approach .200.
Later in the season, Davis picked up the production, and his batting average gradually...
David Wright told The NY Post yesterday, that he has spoken with and exchanged texts with free-agent center fielder Michael Bourn in an attempt to lure him to Citi Field. “I just wanted to let him know that he would be a great addition here and he’d obviously be welcomed here,’’ Wright said after his first early workout at the Mets’ spring training complex. “I talked...
When the Marlins signed Jose Reyes in December of 2011, the Mets were forced to turn to a young, inexperienced shortstop in Ruben Tejada. Just 22 at the time, Tejada was given the enormous (and probably impossible) task of replacing Reyes. No one expected him to make up for the production lost, but the club certainly needed decent production out of the position.
In 2011, Tejada got...
The Mets promising first half of the 2012 season may have given fans a glimmer of hope for the 2013 campaign. Approaching the All Star break six games over .500 and just 4.5 out of the division, the farm system-grown squad led by David Wright appeared formidable. However, things went south quickly and the season ended as another major dissapointment. With 74 wins, the Mets had their...
Darin Gorski, Binghamton Mets (photograph by MMO)
On Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson talked a little bit about Mets left-handed pitching prospect Darin Gorski.
Alderson said that Gorski will get a serious look as a reliever in Spring Training, but it is unlikely he’ll make the Opening Day roster. The Mets just want to see how Gorski performs in that role.
Gorski, 25, has...
1973 TOPPS ALL TIME HOME RUN LEADERS
Topps started off the 1973 set emphatically, with this all-time home run leaders card.
Here at #1 on the checklist was the pyramid of power: Ruth, Aaron, and Mays.
Sure, the capstone would shift a year later, when Aaron’s home run 715 landed in the waiting hands of mop-up man Tom House in the Braves bullpen, and Fulton County Stadium erupted...
According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed outfielders Corey Patterson and Mike Wilson to Minor League contracts.
Patterson, 33, last played in the Major Leagues in 2011 with the Cardinals when he hit .157 with three RBI in 57 plate appearances. He played 117 games for Triple-A Nashville in the Brewers organization last season and hit .251 with a .285 OBP...
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One thing we’ve learned about the Mets in recent years is that they like the idea of offering short-term, incentive-laden contracts to pitchers with some upside. Chris Young immediately comes to mind.
The caveat to the Mets’ philosophy is simple: Any starting pitcher with a track record of success and durability is going to demand – and probably...
Spring training is right around the corner and, shockingly, free agent Michael Bourn still hasn’t signed on with a new club.
The latest team to show interest in the speedy outfielder is the New York Mets, according to The Star-Ledger. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said there is “ongoing discussion” with Bourn.
Since Bourn’s former team, the Atlanta Braves, sent Bourn...
Pundits often say a college football coach deserves at least two years to turn a team over before anyone can honestly pass judgement. That time provides the new coach with enough time to recruit his own players and implement his own scheme. General managers in Major League Baseball get no such grace period. Thus the dilemma Sandy Alderson currently finds himself in.
It borders on the surreal sometimes with this team. Think about it: there's no money for anything. The Madoffs practically took everything the Wilpons own, forcing them to turn to the immortal LaTroy Hawkins for help. They were the last team to sign a free agent to a major league deal, and Shaun Marcum's $4 million deal remains the only major league deal they've signed...
During the off-season before the 2009 season it was rumored that the Mets came very close to signing Derek Lowe only to have the Braves swoop in and grab the veteran pitcher. The made a low ball offer that they sat on saying they wouldn't bid against themselves, the Braves missed several pitchers and were able to become the highest bidder. Now most believed that the Braves...
The way things are going…Mr. Met might be the closer.
Frank Francisco‘s time as Mets closer looks like it’s coming to an end. General manager Sandy Alderson signed veteran relievers Scott Atchison and LaTroy Hawkins to Minor League deals earlier this week and they still aren’t done adding bullpen help. As per mlb.com, Alderson has made “no secret” that he would like...
Yep, so everyone who was involved in that 2011 deal between the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants are now on the Giants, and the two players traded to New York are back on rather inexpensive deals, at that. Oh, and the Giants won the World Series.
So, LOL Mets. Angel Pagan got pretty damn good when he came to the Giants, and both Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez were...