Found December 18, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: Ken Griffey
TEAMS: New York Mets
I had the pleasure of doing a Q&A with 23-year-old, New York Mets minor league pitcher, RHP Ryan Fraser the other day. In just two years of professional baseball with the Mets, the 6’3″ Fraser has made some very favorable impressions on people who follow the team. He was the Brooklyn Cyclones closer in 2010 registering 12 saves, and he was an anchor in the starting rotation last season at Savannah of the South Atlantic League, leading the pitching staff with 138.1 innings for a team that came one strike away from winning the league championship. The talent, confidence, and versatility he has exhibited so far makes him a very intriguing prospect going forward. Ryan was nice enough to answer a few questions for us at MMO, read on to find out what he had to say: Petey:  First of all congratulations Ryan on a very successful second pro season! As a hard-throwing right-hander with good command, you were one of the horses in the Savannah Sand Gnats rotation this past season, going 7-...

Daniel Murphy Fourth in Seniority?

Talk about turnover. ESPN's Adam Rubin has a list of the Mets with the most seniority. Except for David Wright, hardly anyone remains who was with the Mets when they were a contending team.After Wright, the rest of the top ten is Mike Pelfrey, Johan Santana, Daniel Murphy, Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, Fernando Martinez, Josh Thole, R.A. Dickey and Jason Bay.No wonder Wright is...

Mets considering unloading Fernando Martinez

Mike Puma of the New York Post says Fernando Martinez‘s knee isn’t improving, and the Mets are considering unloading him. Puma says the Mets are hoping an American League team shows interest in Martinez but it’s possible they could release him if they cannot work out a trade. In the Dominican Winter League, Martinez is hitting just .077 (2-for-26) with one RBI in nine games...

SNY Why Guys: Projecting Lucas Duda

In a post to SNY Why Guys, Mike Salfino examines players whose rookie seasons took place at age 25 and produced an OPS+ of 130 or more, and in regards to Lucas Duda, Salfino says: “Let’s just spitball this list and say there’s a 44% chance that Lucas Duda becomes a valuable asset for the next five years, a 25% chance he becomes a hitter comparable to at least Jason Bay and...

Mets remained interested in Endy...

I figured after they obtained Andres Torres, that Endy Chavez would would be viewed as a duplication of services.  At the very least they would be in the market for a right handed center fielder to platoon with Torres should he look more like 2011 then 2010 or a power bat off the bench who could play better corner outfield then Murph.  But according to Andy Martino the Mets remained...

Mets Officially Announce Frank Francisco Signing

The New York Mets today announced the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Frank Francisco to a two-year contract. Francisco, 32, went 1-4 with 17 saves and a 3.55 ERA (20 earned runs/50.2 innings) in 54 games with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. The 6-2, 250-pounder issued 18 walks and had 53 strikeouts. He converted all seven save opportunities and posted a 1.37 ERA...

Mets To Rock Wayne’s World?

I caught this in the NY Post this morning: It’s doubtful Wayne Hagin will be back for a fifth year as Howie Rose’s partner in the Mets radio booth. Hagin’s contract has expired and WFAN has been interviewing possible replacements. Hagin previously called Rockies, Cardinals, Giants and A’s games. I never really took to Hagin… If they do replace him, I hope they give...

The New Met Andres Torres Discusses His Struggles With A.D.H.D.

Only when Andres Torres, the Mets’ new center fielder, accepted the extent of his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder did he begin to blossom as a ballplayer.

Sign of the Times: Rangers Get Darvish, Mets Interested in Luis Martinez

This is the world Mets fans are now living in, a place where they root for a mid-market team playing in one of the greatest cities in the world.  It makes no sense.  Poor decisions and organizational mismanagement has led to this, and true fans are sickened but resigned to dealing with this, because we love our team.   But if someone needed a symbol of exactly how far this franchise...

Blogging Mets: Another ‘Generation-K’ mistake?

Mets ornament of the day: 1988, so close

Well, I fell just short of obtaining something recently. I was so certain, so close. It had to happen.Except that it didn't.I remember feeling this way exactly once before.I was so sure the Mets were going to the 1988 World Series, and that they'd win it. It was in the bag.The 1986 championship season was followed by a year devastated by injuries. But the 1988 Mets were incredible...

Report: Cardinals maintain strong interest in Carlos Beltran

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Latest On Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran is one of the top free agents remaining (#4 among unsigned free agents on MLBTR's top 50 list). He hit .300/.385/.525 with 22 homers for the Mets and Giants this past season and won't cost a draft pick, so teams looking for a capable outfield bat have taken note. The 34-year-old switch-hitter won't come cheap, however. Here's the latest on Beltran...

Reliever Francisco signs two-year deal with New York Mets

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