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One of the misconceptions about Omar Minaya’s tenure as GM is that he ignored the minor leagues, and did a bad job of developing players. But the Mets do have a solid group of young players from Minaya. We have quality players in both the majors, and minors from him.
Lucas Duda who was drafted in the 7th round in the 2007 MLB draft, last year did a great job filling in for Carlos Beltran, hitting .304 with 9HR’s and 36 RBI in 181 AB’s. He led all NL Rookies in OBP and SLUG%, and was 3rd in batting average. Duda has tremendous power and could easily hit 30HR’s in a full season. And current Mets GM, Sandy Alderson has compared Duda to Joey Votto and Jason Giambi.
Ike Davis was the Mets 1st round pick in 2008. Davis was having a breakout season last year until he collided with David Wright trying to catch a pop up. Davis was hitting .302 with 7 HR’s and 25 RBI. If you translate that into a full season, that’s 32HR’s and 113 RBI. Davis like Duda, has tremendous power. He’s hit some re...
BEST OF MAXIM
During Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Washington, the Mets projected Opening Day center fielder Andres Torres suffered a strained calf and was forced to leave the game. The good news is that Torres does not expect to be out long. Here’s what he told reporters this morning:
“I feel better. Just a few more days, I hope, I’ll go back to the field,” Torres said. “It’s just...
Yesterday, the New York Mets snapped a nine-game Grapefruit League losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Washington Nationals:
Dillon Gee, who started for the Mets, threw 72 pitches holding the Nats to three hits and one walk while striking out four over 5 2/3 scoreless frames. Following his outing, Gee spoke with reporters and according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York said...
Yesterday afternoon, New York Mets starter Johan Santana tossed six brilliant innings allowing one run on six hits and no walks while striking out six against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Santana threw 69 pitches, 48 of which were strikes, with his fastball sitting at 88 mph; which was more than enough velocity to make his changeup effective, according to Adam...
The MLB Network will feature the Mets on “30 Clubs in 30 Days” tonight, airing 8:00 PM.
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Featured on the show are interviews with David Wright, Johan Santana, Jason Bay, Terry Collins and quite a few others.
In addition, R.A. Dickey gives a tour of the Mets’ facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Daniel Murphy and Tim Teufel demonstrate what they’ve...
It’s been a heck of a week for me with the publishers deadline for our 2012 Mets Annual upon me and various other things, but I always find time for my Mets. Before I get into some things, our friends at Real Dirty Mets have some openings for new writers. If you’re interested in trying your hand at blogging or already blog and want to contribute to them, give’em a shout.
The New York Mets have to be pleased with the progress made by Johan Santana. Santana turned in an impressive performance in Wednesday’s Spring Training game against the World Series champion Cardinals as he dueled Jake Westbrook. Santana pitched 6 innings, struck out 6, and did not walk a batter.
PALM BALL: Johan Santana is a buy for our 2012 fantasy draft.
World Series hero...
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— Leigh Castergine (@LeighJC_NYM) March 22, 2012
Pretty cool if you ask me… I knew the Mets would do stuff like this this season. I’m sure for the 50th anniversary they will put a combination of Mets legends and current Mets like Ike Davis, David Wright, Johan Santana, and R.A. Dickey.
The Mets are starting to get it...
Ever since losing the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 when they were destined to win, it seems the Mets have been a snake-bitten franchise.
The collapses of 2007-08, the injury plagued years from 2009-11 and of course the Madoff ponzi scheme have marred the past few years for this franchise.
The combination of injuries and the lack of spending power have meant that the organization...
After a poor start left the Mets 5-13 on April 20, New York went 50-38 thereafter, and by July 29 the Mets were four games over .500 at 55-51. However, that's when the bottom dropped out - trades, injuries and some apathy set in as the Mets won just 22 of their final 56 games to wind up 77-85 and finish with a losing record for the third year in a row. Heading into 2012, finances...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Johan Santana cleared another hurdle in his comeback from shoulder surgery.
The New York Mets left-hander pitched six innings in his longest outing of spring training in a 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
"We talked about the process in getting him ready for the season. There are some minor steps, there are some baby steps and there are...
I remember when the whole Madoff fiasco started to carpet-bomb its way into the mainstream sports media. Well before it all started to make headlines and evolve into the sports blogs fodder du-jour, mercilessly mocking the team, its owners and even fans, I had a conversation with an old family friend with ties to the organization. During our chat the Madoff situation came up.
On a day where the free world was preoccupied with the travails of a certain left hander, another lefty who once commanded a similar size spotlight pitched a very strong six innings on Wednesday (no walks and six strikeouts) against the Cardinals. Unfortunately, you could hardly following with the exploits of Johan Santana past the homeristic banter of the Cardinals announcers on...