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Yesterday, I asked our Mets minor league expert Pete Shapiro where he thought our top pitching prospects would start their 2012 seasons.
His answer was interesting enough that I thought I’d share it with all of you:
I’m going to go out on a limb and say Harvey and Familia are going to start at AAA (remember they already had Wally for their manager at Bingo last year).
Wheeler and Gorski could begin at AA.
1. Matt Harvey
2. Jeurys Familia
3. Collin McHugh
4. Chris Schwinden
5. Brandon Moore or Mark Cohoon
1. Zack Wheeler
2. Darin Gorski
3. Scott Moviel
4. Greg Peavey
5. Kyle Allen, Adrian Rosario
1. Logan Verrett
2. Cory Mazzoni
3. Tyler Pill
4. Jack Leathersich
5. Ryan Fraser
1. Juan Urbina
2. Dom Tapia
3. Rafael Montero
4. Akeel Morris
5. Bret Mitchell
Pete will be reporting from Buffalo, Binghamton and Brooklyn this season for MMO and providing his insights all year long.
He’s currently wrapping up the final segment of MMO’s 2012 Top 50 Mets ...
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The Mets have reached agreement with infielder Ronny Cedeno on a one-year deal, worth just north of $1 million. The Mets had no backup shortstop on the roster so Cedeno certainly fills a need. He’s very good insurance in case Ruben Tejada regresses or if Daniel Murphy gets injured again.
Cedeno is not much with the bat in his hands, as he has a lifetime OPS+ of 68 in 2,309...
This week the Mets signed two players to major league contracts, Scott Hairston is believed to have already been to NY for his physical and Ronny Cedeno's contract is awaiting a physical.With Mets roster already at 40 they need to make two moves; they can cut players outright, DFA a player hope they can make it through waivers and accept the assignment ( if they have the option...
The big three pitching prospects that we have looming down in the minors gives me an eerily familiar feeling. Haven’t we heard this before? Does “Generation K” and the names of Jason Isringhausen, Bill Pulsipher and Paul Wilson ring a bell? This was supposed to be our home grown trio of Superstars in the 90′s. These were the guys who were supposed lead us to a World...
As was reported on MMO yesterday, the New York Mets have signed defensive-minded shortstop Ronny Cedeno to a one-year, $1.1 million dollar contract.
Cedeno, 28, was the Pirates starting shortstop since they acquired him in 2009. In 313 games for the Bucs, Cedeno batted a meager .254/.297/.367/.664 in 1,126 plate appearances. Obviously he’s here for one purpose and that is to...
In his column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo lists Jason Bay among eight players he expects to “come back big in 2012.”
In 123 games in 2011, Bay hit .245 with a .329 OBP, 12 home runs and 57 RBI and a career-low .703 OPS. However, he hit .313 with a .954 OPS after September 1 and was named NL Player of the Week for September 5-11.
Bay just completed the second year of a...
“Our party is two days into the climb, and we have reached an altitude of 11,300 feet. We started on the Lemosho route up the western side of the mountain in the Lemosho glades at 825 feet and hiked through a mountainous rain forest with monkeys playing overhead. … Although we climbed almost 8,500 feet, the hiking on day one was taxing but not terribly tough. We pulled into the...
Michael in Hoboken sent in an e-mail, asking:
“Will the Mets do a mini-camp this winter, like they’ve done in the past? I think for a team this weak, it will be important for them to get in as much pre-season work as possible.
In the past, the Mets held organized, voluntary, three-day mini-camps in mid- to late-January for players to workout and get ready for spring training...
Spoke to person in know regarding #Mets. 1 point: Only 10% of CRJ business related to bankruptcy. Any performance firm has some ties to that
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 6, 2012
Still led to believe by end of January, 4-7 minority investors will be on board with $20 million blocks, allowing MLB, bridge loan repayment
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 6, 2012
The India Ink blog reports on the charity that Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is raising money for with his attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro this month.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that shortstop Ronny Cedeno and the New York Mets have agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million contract.
The Mets added a veteran backup shortstop Friday, agreeing to a one-year deal with former Cub, Pirate and Mariner Ronny Cedeno, according to two baseball sources with knowledge of the contract. Cedeno is slated to earn about $1.2 million plus incentives next season as insurance for Jose Reyes’ replacement, Ruben Tejada.
Boy I am going miss Rangers-Flyers 24/7 now that the Winter Classic is over and the last of the four episodes has aired. What I’ll miss the most is the John Tortorella between period’s motivational speeches (My co-workers are worn out with me screaming ********** screw it on straight will ya” but I have fallen in love with that phrase) and the way Coach Torts uses the video...