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Mets Double Take: Long hired, Lagares nominated

In a week where the baseball news has been dominated (and rightfully so) by the World Series, a pair of positive stories emerged from Flushing.  The first being the Mets hiring of Kevin Long as their new hitting coach, and the second being Juan Lagares being nominated for a Gold Glove after being snubbed in 2013. Long comes to the Mets after spending the past eight seasons with...
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New York Mets Hire Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

Unlike most people who get fired in the big Apple, Kevin Long has found work quickly and does not have to leave the state of New York as the Mets announced on Thursday that they have hired the former Yankees hitting coach, a two weeks after he was let go. Long, 47, held the position of New York Yankees hitting coach since 2007 and had seen considerable success during his tenure...
Via On-Base Talk
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Wilmer Flores should be the starting shortstop in 2015

The Mets offseason should be an interesting one.  There still is plenty of assessment needed to be made this offseason regarding the current roster with many variables to consider.  Sandy Alderson’s continuous evaluation process of the shortstop position will need to be fine-tuned into a definitive answer eventually. There will be many decisions to make regarding another outfielder...
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New Hitting Coach Long Can Help This Suggested Outfield

Let’s operate under the assumption, which isn’t hard to do, the New York Mets won’t acquire the long-ball hitting left fielder they covet. Given that, the Mets’ outfield – from left to right – should be Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares and Matt den Dekker. Lagares is a finalist for the NL Gold Glove in center field, along with Billy Hamilton and Denard Span. The award...
Via New York Mets Report
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Mets360 2014 Projection Review: Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard

We’re winding down our projection review series. Today, we’ll look to the future – a future we all thought was closer than it turned out to be. Met fans were pretty lucky in 2012 and 2013 – all evidence to the contrary. In 2012, we got to witness Matt Harvey’s bursting arrival. From his very first start, we all recognized a talent that could not be contained, would not...
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MMO Mailbag: Where Are Alderson’s Draft Picks?

Gregg asks… I read that the Mets have drafted a greater percentage of high school players during the last three drafts, and have also passed over many supreme college talents in doing so.With many players who were drafted in the years 2011-2013 playing big roles this postseason, aren’t you the least bit worried that Sandy Alderson is one of a few teams that have yet to see one...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Is Rafael Montero The One The Mets Trade?

The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense, writes Andy Martino of the Daily News. However it’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, he says. This offseason will be filled with lots of Mets...
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Mets Rumors: New York likes Michael Cuddyer

The Mets have serious interest in free-agent-to-be Michael Cuddyer, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. The 35-year-old right fielder, who also played first base, hit .332/.376/.579 (OPS+ 149) with ten homers in 49 games, losing time to a fractured shoulder and two hamstring injuries.#483866115 / gettyimages.comThe Mets are looking for offense and reluctant to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Why Mets Can’t Attract Quality Free Agents

The Mets’ inability to hire a hitting coach illustrates indecision, which is one of several reasons why marquee free agents won’t come here. Among the others: New York: The city can be daunting for someone who only experienced it in a hotel room and stadium. It is very expensive to live here, crowded and there’s the media crush. The Yankees: Considering the above factors, if...
Via New York Mets Report
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New York Mets: Michael Cuddyer on the radar

News has come out today that the New York Mets may already be on their way to filling one of the holes in their lineup: corner outfielder. It’s been reported by sources close to the team including both WFAN radio and SNY that the Mets will pursue Michael Cuddyer. Admittedly, there’s another Rockies outfielder that many hoped the Mets would show interest in, but Cuddyer could...
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The 2014 Mets All-Prospect Team

2014 has been another encouraging season for the Mets minor league system. The Mets minor league affiliates have posted the highest winning percentage among all the MLB farm systems, and many players have emerged as exciting prospects. In this post, I will rank the best prospects at each position for MMO’s 2014 All-Prospect Team. The players chosen will be based on a combination...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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