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Right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been named the Mets’ top prospect by Baseball America in their 2014 Top 10.
1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
2. Travis d’Arnaud, C
3. Rafael Montero, RHP
4. Dominic Smith, 1B
5. Kevin Plawecki, C
6. Wilmer Flores, 2B/1B
7. Amed Rosario, SS
8. Brandon Nimmo, CF
9. Gavin Cecchini, SS
10. Jacob deGrom, RHP
Syndergaard, they write, ranked as the top pitching prospect in both the high Class A Florida State and Double-A Eastern leagues, and he appears poised to follow Wheeler’s path to the big leagues in 2014.
The Mets believe they have as much pitching depth as anybody. For proof, they can point to the fact that their pitchers at the full-season levels finished with a collective 2.79 K-BB ratio, better than any of the other 29 organizations. They handed out the second-fewest unintentional walks (7.6 percent of batters) and struck out the third-most (21.3 percent).
As for their Best Tools, my personal favorite feature, here is what they have:
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The New York Mets took care of business and officially parted ways with often-injured Johan Santana when they paid a $5.5-million buyout Friday, and the classy left-hander, who always wanted to do more – sometimes to his detriment – did the same and thanked the franchise and its fans for their support.
In a statement, Santana said: “I want to thank the Mets organization, my...
With the World Series coming to a conclusion on Wednesday night, the offseason is pretty much underway as teams look to find a way to reach what the Red Sox did this past season.
The Mets have not been very active on the free agency side of the offseason since Sandy Alderson took over as General Manager.
It has actually been since the 2009 off season, when the Mets gave Jason Bay...
Most of the discussion around the blogging world since the Mets season has ended has mostly surrounded corner outfielder’s and short stops (with a sprinkling of first base thrown in). This is for good reason as the Mets have needs in both of those areas. The outfield discussion has been all around acquiring power hitters for that spot, which is again important.
What’s being forgotten...
“The Mets aren’t ready to trade most of their team just yet.” writes Dan Martin of the New York Post. That was his takeaway after listening to Mets GM Sandy Alderson respond to comments made by the team’s COO Jeff Wilpon on Tuesday.
While there’s no doubt Jeff Wilpon was correct in pointing out the Mets have “definite deficiencies” on the roster heading into the offseason...
Johan Santana, twice a Cy Young Award winner and the only pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Mets history, is now a free agent.
The Mets declined a $25 million option on the injured pitcher Friday and will pay the left-hander a $5.5 million buyout. It is not clear whether the Mets will attempt to sign him to a low-risk deal and bring him to spring training.
Santana, who turns 35 on...
Traveling by commercial air is always a stressful situation, but not often does it call you to intervene in a “situation”. Veteran MLB reliever LaTroy Hawkins found himself in the middle of such a “situation” when a passenger felt that an unused seat in Business Class was rightfully his on an American Airlines flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Santiago, Chile. According...
We’ve encountered a lot of speculation lately about which players the Mets should obtain this off-season. The team must assess their areas of strength and weakness (both at the major and minor league levels) and decide how to address those areas.
This is, of course, nothing new. The Mets actually dealt the first player they ever drafted after only 23 games. In 1962, the Mets...
Baseball America released their annual review of the Mets farm system with the top 10 list. You can read the article here.
Anyway the list is:
Interestingly, only3 of the 10 players on the list are pitchers, and all three are right handers...
Just thought it would be cool to share with Mets fans what the prospects are talking about and sharing on their twitter profiles. It’s the off-season and some are playing winter ball, some are just hanging out with family and friends, some are itching to play and others are sharing words of wisdom. With every tweet they are all opening the door for the fans to enter into their...
The Mets announced that they have declined their $25MM club option on left-hander Johan Santana. The move is perhaps the least surprising option decision we'll see this season. The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner will be paid a $5.5MM buyout and hit the free agent market.
As suspected, we have a clarification on Jeff Kardashipon's "untouchable players" comments from Tuesday. And the clarification comes from Jeffy's subordinate, who actually has a pulse on player personnel: Sandy Alderson. Here you go:
While there’s no doubt Jeff Wilpon was correct in pointing out the Mets have “definite deficiencies” on the roster heading...
The Mets signed catching prospect Xorge Carrillo in the 14th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Arizona State University. He was drafted every year in college leading up to his senior year, but decided to remain in school each time; I asked him why he chose to wait to sign with a team, “My mom always wanted me to finish school so it was important to me, so I tried...
This year saw the continued decline of once promising young talents such as Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada, allowing for a slew of fresh prospects to enter the mix at the major-league level. Terry Collins best described it in his pre-game press conference in that we “got to see the pieces” that will soon make this team competitive as well as what Collins also describes as...
John Sickels wrote up something on the New York Penn League that he dubbed his “performance score”, which he expressed as a function of the 20-to-80 scouting scale. It is a very interesting read — I urge you to head over there and read up on his methodology as he tried to calculate fielding and ballpark independent pitching results. So while keeping that in mind, this is where...
Andy Martino of the Daily News calls the Mets offseason strategy “complicated”.
Why? Because they are at least as interested in pursuing trades as they are in signing free agents, and that takes time. For the past two offseasons, the Mets’ initial business has been obvious: In 2011, they had to deal with Jose Reyes, and last year, they had to sign David Wright and decide...