Found February 14, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
This is starting to become old hat, but still worth mentioning. ESPN’s Keith Law (Insider Subscribers) posted his annual Top 100 Prospects and the Mets’ Zack Wheeler checked in at #27 while Matt Harvey cruised in at #38. Zack Wheeler: “He will touch 97 mph and sit at least 91-94 with an above-average curveball that has shown it can miss bats. He has a fringy changeup that’s a little too firm, giving up a .283/.375/.452 line to left-handed hitters as a result (although that improved after the trade in a small sample). His control is still below-average, and he’ll have to show durability to match his frame, as he retired more than 18 batters just twice all year.” Matt Harvey: “He will sit 91-97 mph as a starter with good downhill plane, and his changeup is a weapon for him against both left- and right-handed hitters. His curve and slider tend to run together, and he’d probably be better off just picking one or the other and using it exclusively to avoid throwing in-between pitches th...

A second look at Jon Rauch

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with most of the moves that Sandy Alderson and Co. have made this off-season. Not spending a ton of money (which the team didn’t even have) on a player like Jose Reyes was a hard decision, but it was the right move. Personally, I loved the Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez trade and if I were the Mets I probably would have...

NL East: A Fascinating Place: Mets

This is the last post in a series that has looked at the boiler plate that is now the National League East. The series started with a look at the Phillies and determined that, with that pitching rotation, and despite a weaker line up, should be given the nod once again as the favorite to win the division. The next three posts focused on the Braves, Marlins and Nationals and found...

An open letter to Fred Wilpon

Dear Mr. Fred Wilpon: It’s time – you need to sell the team. I know the truth often smarts, but that doesn’t make it any less accurate. I understand New York Mets baseball has been a part of your life since you purchased that one-percent share back in 1980, half of the shares in 1986 and finally everything in 2002. And for many of those years, you put the team in a position...

What can we expect from Dillon Gee in 2012?

Last year Dillon Gee burst onto the scene like a man possessed.  He hit the ground running and helped keep the Mets stay respectable for the majority of the season until Sandy dealt key pieces at the trade deadline. Aside from R.A. Dickey, Gee was the Mets best starter last season and ended with 13 wins which was the most on the club. What can we realistically expect from him for...

Mets Love Songs

I wasn’t really a huge fan of Twitter when it first came out, and in fact I was late to the party and only signed up in late 2010 I think. However, lately I’ve seen the light and actually enjoy Twitter as a means to stay connected with other Mets fans, other Mets bloggers, and of course the beat writers which is why I joined in the first place. Last week we eclipsed 3,500 followers...

The Lion (Picard), The Witch (Wilpon) and the Wardrobe (Mets Blogosphere)

I read an interesting article at Baseball Prospectus by Biz of Baseball’s Maury Brown, who sheds new light on some of  complexities regarding the financial turmoil that has engulfed Mets ownership in the aftermath of the Madoff scandal. Interestingly enough, Brown corroborates some of the things I’ve either speculated here on MMO as well as a few things I reported based on...

Recap Of Sandy Alderson Interview On WFAN

This afternoon, Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN and MetsBlog posted a summary recap: Johan Santana will throw off a mound later this week in Port St. Lucie. He feels the current rotation is “pretty solid,” if Santana is healthy. There isn’t anyone on the roster who doesn’t have something to prove. Lucas Duda has big offensive potential. He believes...

MMO Exclusive Interview: NY Mets Pitcher Rob Carson

I contacted Rob Carson, left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets by phone on Monday, less than a week before he is due to leave for spring training in Port. St. Lucie. This year spring training will be a little different for Carson, because he will be in the big league camp for the first time, a result of being added to the 40-man Major League Roster this winter. Rob and I discussed...

Sandy Alderson On WFAN At 3:00 PM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson will be on WFAN with Mike Francesa at 3:00 PM. Lots of varying opinions on Alderson’s foray into Twitter. Some are getting a kick out of it, some fans feel as though he’s mocking them, and others simply don’t care. Where do you stand? The funniest person on Twitter these days is New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. His account @MetsGM ...

Mets pitcher Johan Santana scheduled to throw bullpen session on Friday

Santana played catcher today

Pitcher Matt Harvey leads group of Mets prospects on Baseball Prospectus' Top 101 list

Harvey is 25th, Wheeler is 30th
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