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The Golden Sombrero Baseball Blog:
As Spring Training rapidly approaches and speculation surrounding the future of baseball’s brightest prospects spreads like wildfire, The Golden Sombrero will highlight some of the notable and intriguing Spring Training invitees from each organization.
Cesar Puello*, OF: Signed out of the Dominican Republic as a 17-year-old, Puello is a toolsy outfielder with power potential. Between his two seasons in Rookie ball (2008 and 2009), Puello slashed .300/.363/.398 with 22 extra-base hits and 28 stolen bases. Playing for Low-A Savannah in 2010, the right-handed hitter slashed .292/.375/.359 and swiped 45 bags in 55 attempts. Even though Puello improved his power production at High-A St. Lucie in 2011, he also saw some of his weaknesses exploited. In 441 at-bats, he posted career-bests in triples (five), home runs (10), RBI (50), and total bases (175). However, Puello fanned 103 times compared to only 18 walks due to poor pitch recognition and count manipulation. He’ll...
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New York Mets starter, Johan Santana threw his second bullpen session of the Spring this afternoon at Digital Domain Park; tossing 29 pitches from a mound. Upon completion of his session, the former Cy Young Award Winner told reporters he was feeling good, but is still taking it “one step at a time”:
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It’s been a tough time, a lot of...
At Mets360 we hold these truths to be self-evident:
• That proper statistical evaluation is essential to understanding how baseball games are won and lost
• That the stats that are available today are superior to the ones available in the 1950s for this purpose
• That there is no one perfect stat to evaluate players
The closest we have to a perfect stat is WAR, which attempts...
With Mets pitchers and catchers set to report later this morning, lets take a look at a couple of things Sandy Alderson said over the weekend when he spoke to reporters in St. Lucie.
I was a little taken back by what he said when he was asked where he’d like to see the team do better?
“Well, just in a general sense, we need to pitch better than we did last year. The starting...
Mets pitcher Jon Niese reported to spring training with a new look this week. Yup, Niese got a nose job and says he’s lost 10 pounds since getting it done because his breathing is now improved. But the reason he got it done is the best part.
Niese says former teammate Carlos Beltran teased him last season and offered to pay for the procedure if Neise got it done. The pitcher got...
Welcome to the first official day of spring training. At least for today Met fans need to show optimism. Yes the team didnt do much this odd off season besides patch a couple of holes in the bullpen and bring in the walls for the whiny Wright and the lost Bay. Still you have to show optimism to begin the season. Otherwise doom and gloom will make it a very long season.
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Mets pitcher Jon Niese got a nose job in the offseason.
I like the numbers game, I don't know why and I even understand that it's generally absolutely meaningless. But I find it interesting what players get what numbers, does Josh Satin with #3 have any greater chance of making the team then Reese Havens at #75. We've heard of players paying for lucky numbers and others keeping their first spring training number instead...
Introduction by Stephen Hanks
When I heard Gary Carter had finally succumbed to brain cancer at the too-young age of 57, I had two immediate memories. They weren’t of being at Shea on Opening Day 1985, when Carter hit his walk-off, 10th inning home run in his first game as a Met, or of Carter starting the two-out rally that won Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. I remembered first...
This, from Adam Rubin:
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson was asked whether the current Nationals team, with young stars such as Stephen Strasburg, reminds him of the 1983-84 Mets, who were a couple of years away from winning a World Series.
“This club has more potential than that club,” Johnson replied Monday at Nationals camp in Viera. “It just has a lot more...
With the college baseball season kicking off last night what better time to make my first mock draft than right now? With the volatility with baseball prospects I wouldn’t be surprised if 90% of these projections turn out to be wrong and that a small portion of them will fall out of the first round conversation by the time draft day comes around. Nonetheless, it is a good...
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PORT ST. LUCIE — Jon Niese reported to camp yesterday about 10 pounds lighter — after he got a nose job. The Mets lefty revealed he had the procedure done last October at the urging of former teammate Carlos Beltran, who offered to pay for the surgery.During his pre-op consultation, Niese...
Tejada expected in camp on time
A memorial service for family and friends of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter will be held Friday night. Carter died Thursday at 57. He was an 11-time All-Star, playing most of his career with the Montreal Expos and New York Mets. The service will be held in Palm Beach Gardens. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to The Gary Carter Foundation.