Found January 06, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
As we continue our analysis of the Mets minor league system through player rankings, I offer you the NY Mets Top Prospects, numbers 31 to 40. Although a few players here have slipped as far as their perceived rankings of the last few years, most listed here are new to Mets prospect rankings. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got: 31. Brad Holt (RHP) Holt was at one time ranked up near the top of this list, but after failing miserably as a starter upon arriving at AA, he regressed for several seasons before seemingly straightening things out towards the end of last year. He has therefore fallen pretty far in the rankings as he tries to re-invent himself as a relief pitcher. I wrote a pretty involved spiel on Holt back in September, in the “Buffalo 2012 Preview” piece, entitled ‘Help On The Way’. Here’s some of what I said: “Holt’s 2011 season wasn’t eye-popping, but he is definitely making progress. His overall numbers this year are average, 8-8 with a 4.71 ERA, but most of the runs h...

Mets Notes: Cedeno, Hairston, 40-man issues and CRG

The Mets have reached agreement with infielder Ronny Cedeno on a one-year deal, worth just north of $1 million. The Mets had no backup shortstop on the roster so Cedeno certainly fills a need. He’s very good insurance in case Ruben Tejada regresses or if Daniel Murphy gets injured again. Cedeno is not much with the bat in his hands, as he has a lifetime OPS+ of 68 in 2,309...

Live Blog: Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco conference call

Here is a live post, including quotes, notes and Tweets from today’s conference call introducing Frank Francisco and John Rauch:

Scott Hairston to re-sign with the Mets

Photo by Michael BaronAccording to Joel Sherman the Mets have re-signed Scott Hairston, it's not specified by Sherman at this time but there are reports that it's a minor league deal. Just like last year Hairston is a solid pick-up, he can play all three outfield positions and hit off the bench for power.  His first season with the Mets wasn't great but compared to what...

Which Of Our Top Pitching Prospects Are You Most Excited About?

The big three pitching prospects that we have looming down in the minors gives me an eerily familiar feeling. Haven’t we heard this before?  Does “Generation K” and the names of Jason Isringhausen, Bill Pulsipher and Paul Wilson ring a bell?  This was supposed to be our home grown trio of Superstars in the 90′s. These were the guys who were supposed lead us to a World...

Mets Re-Sign Hairston, Open to Harris Return, While Marlins Add Zambrano, AND SO I RANT.

  I know the Mets seem to be only making minor tweaks to a team that needs a serious influx of talent, and it sucks.  But even-so, here’s the news… #bbpBox_154938226208018432 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154938226208018432 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Can now confirm that Scott Hairston was indeed re-signed by #Metsabout 2 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite...

Sandy says Johan is ready, priorities, rotation, etc.

Johan Santana is roughly three weeks in to his off-season throwing program, Sandy Alderson said today during a conference call with the team’s beat reporters. According to Alderson, Santana is throwing on consecutive days and from about 75 feet. ”We expect to see him in Spring Training and ready to go at that point,” he said. In addition, Alderson said: He is looking to fill...

R.A Dickey is two days into his Mt. Kilimanjaro climb

“Our party is two days into the climb, and we have reached an altitude of 11,300 feet. We started on the Lemosho route up the western side of the mountain in the Lemosho glades at 825 feet and hiked through a mountainous rain forest with monkeys playing overhead. … Although we climbed almost 8,500 feet, the hiking on day one was taxing but not terribly tough. We pulled into the...

Eight Things That Mets/CRG Will Lead To

Now that I’ve established what Turnaround Consultants like CRG actually do, and that barely less than 10% of the businesses that contract them file for bankruptcy, here is what you can expect to see in the next 12 months. Like all the top turnaround consultants out there, CRG will do an exhaustive analysis on all aspects of the Mets business for the purpose turning around all...


  When it comes to the Skill Sets financial situation it seems we Mets fans are better off ignoring what they say and instead focus on what they do. From the outstanding reporting of Eno Sarris of Amazin’ Avenue,  we discovered that the Skill Sets have hired  CRG Partners , a firm that works with businesses swimming in red ink and tries to either help them turnaround their...

Mets reach agreement with IF Cedeno

The New York Mets have signed infielder Ronny Cedeno to a one-year contract. ESPN New York reported that the deal for Cedeno is worth $1.1 million. Cedeno spent the past three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who declined a club option for 2012 worth $3 million. The 28-year-old Cedeno batted .249 with two home runs and 32 RBIs in 128 games last season.

Source: Cedeno agrees to $1.15M deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that shortstop Ronny Cedeno and the New York Mets have agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million contract.

Mets agree to sign SS Cedeno for 1 year (AP)

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that shortstop Ronny Cedeno and the New York Mets have agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal, which also includes performance bonuses, is subject to a physical.
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