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To supplement the series of MMO’s Top 25 Prospects, I compiled a list of five names that I think really have the potential to break out or put together a strong season in 2013, and perhaps jump onto some prospect lists. They all showcase something that caught my eye, so I hope you enjoy them. At the bottom, you will see links to some honorable mentions who also displayed some promise.
Gilbert Gomez, OF
Weight: 190 LBS
Age: 20 (21 in March)
Gilbert Gomez signed with the Mets in 2008 as an IFA. He boasted a raw set of skills that had the potential to turn into five-tool talent down the line. Time has passed and things have not progressed as quickly as one might have expected. It is fair, however, to continue to believe in Gomez’s ability to turn things around considering he has flashed impressive maturity at the plate at times and shows overall athleticism no matter how you look at him. It was a down year for Gomez in 2012, while some of his best ...
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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...
As an overabundance of Michael Bourn rumors float around in the minds of Mets fans everywhere, the team will see pitchers and catchers report to spring training in less than a week.
Pending any new additions, the Mets have spots on the opening day roster available, which should create healthy competition between players for the open jobs.
Which spots are up for grabs? Who is most...
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...
Adam Rubin reports that the Mets’ stadium in St. Lucie, formerly known as Digital Domain Park, is reverting back to Tradition Field.
Tradition, Florida is again the sponsor, but no details on the naming rights deal yet.
The Mets ballpark held the name Tradition Field from 2004-09.
During the regular season, the St. Lucie Mets play their home games at Tradition Field.
Frank Francisco told the New York Post yesterday that he is the Mets’ closer.
Sure, he might have been signed last offseason to be the Mets’ closer, but it’s not like he went out last year and was stellar on the mound.
In fact, his numbers (5.53 ERA and 23 saves) were pretty poor for a closer.
So while he “thinks” he is this team’s closer, nothing is set in stone.
The New York Mets owners are in such financial trouble they are looking to build a casino next to Citi Field, the New York Post reports.
The Post says the Mets’ development company, Sterling Equities, submitted plans to build a massive casino and hotel on the Willets Point development site in Queens, adjacent to Citi Field.
Live table gaming is illegal in New York except on tribal...
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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...
This article will have zero Mets content. But at the same time, it seems critical to the future of the site and worthy of being posted. Up until this point, the main worry in regards to the blog has been building an audience. Now that has been sort of accomplished, my concern is how to keep quality high. That’s quality on our end and quality on your end, too.
Writing can be a very...
In 1980, Baseball in New York featured a Yankee team that was a legitimate contender. Having won it all in 1978, they looked pretty solid. The overbearing and uncompromising Yankee owner George Steinbrenner was determined to establish his Yankees as perennial contenders by sheer force of will. The Mets on the other hand were awful and ended up losing 95 games. It’s almost hard...
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...
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...