Friday, September 5th: Top Draft Pick Matt Chapman’s Big HR Breaks Tie and Puts RockHounds up 2-1 in Texas League Playoff Series

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Texas League South Division Championship Series – Game #3 Frisco RoughRiders       2 Midland RockHounds  3 WP – Walden 1-0 / 0.00 HR – Chapman (1) A couple of new arrivals played a big role for the RockHounds on Friday night by driving in all...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday, July 11th: Jefry Marte Helps Hounds Win in a Walk-Off while Jake Elmore’s Decisive Double Keys Cats Victory and Dillon Overton Impresses Again in Arizona

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Jefry Marte (2 for 5 / 2 RBIs / GWRBI)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) San Antonio Missions     2 Midland RockHounds  3 WP – Flores 1-1 / 3.60 Farmhand Of The Game: Third Baseman Jefry Marte (2 for 5 / 2 RBIs / GWRBI) After delivering the game-winning RBI to give the RockHounds the walk-off win on Thursday, third baseman...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

There are two general managers in today’s game that pioneered the incorporation of the moneyball concept into the Major Leagues. One of them was a former marine who was the first to adopt into the then little known Bill Jame’s philosophy of advanced statistics, while the other was a one-time elite outfield prospect whose hobbies include breaking bats, throwing chairs and analyzing...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowgill Shipped to Los Angeles for Johnson

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, The New York Mets have traded OF Collin Cowgill to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league OF Kyle Johnson. Cowgill was acquired last December from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for third baseman Jefry Marte and was appointed the club’s opening day center fielder this year, but never got a prolonged opportunity to play despite an impressive...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Cowgill Conspiracy

The New York Mets acquired Collin Cowgill on December 18th, 2012 from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for farmhand Jefry Marte. He was designated for assignment after the New York Mets’ victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. The Kentucky native was acquired to breathe life into an ominous outfield situation that saw several open competitions in spring training. Ultimately...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jorge Alfaro: Surprise Top-100 Prospect

When released its top-100 prospect list, I was excited to see shortstop Luis Sardinas included at number 84. As my eyes scrolled from left-to-right across the page, a second Hickory Crawdads player ranked 88th. His name? Jorge Alfaro. The 19-year old ranked fifth on my list of best catchers scouted in 2012 behind a quartet of current and former top-100 players. Video after...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoughts On The Jefry Marte For Collin Cowgill Trade

Last Tuesday, the Mets obtained outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Jefry Marte. Honestly, I knew very little about Collin Cowgill and decided to do some research on him to quench my curiosity. Here is what I was able to learn about him as well as some input on Jefry Marte as well. My first stop was to Baseball America where I was hoping...
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December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets get OF Cowgill from A's for minor leaguer

The Mets have obtained outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Jefry Marte. The 26-year-old Cowgill hit .269 with two doubles, one homer and nine RBIs in 38 games and 104 at-bats with Oakland last season. He also batted .254 at Triple-A Sacramento with 17 doubles four homers and 37 RBIs in 61 games and 260 at-bats. Cargill made his big league...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Trade Jefry Marte To A’s For Minor League Outfielder Collin Cowgill

The Mets have announced they have acquired OF Collin Cowgill from the A’s in exchange for Minor League infielder Jefry Marte. Cowgill, 26, was part of the package that went from Arizona to Oakland in last offseason’s Trevor Cahill deal. After a solid season at Triple-A in 2011, he slumped this season year with Triple-A Sacramento batting .254 with 33 runs, 17 doubles, a...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select LHP Kyle Lobstein

Surprise, surprise, the Mets did select someone in the first round and passed in the second and third rounds… A total of 15 players were selected in the major league phase of the draft. Here are my thoughts I shared on Twitter… David Groveman says that the Mets may have selected this player for the Miami Marlins. So there might be a small trade coming involving Lobstein. Jonathan...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Not Expected To Select Any Players In Rule 5 Draft This Morning

The 2012 MLB Rule 5 Draft takes place this morning in Nashville at 10:00 AM. The draft is usually the closing bell for the Winter Meetings as teams wrap things up and begin leaving the hotel shortly after it’s conclusion. Yesterday, Sandy Alderson said that it was very unlikely that the team would be adding any players from the Rule 5 Draft this year. Any players the Mets selected...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Jefry Marte: Is He Still Developing?

As of a few years ago, the Mets had a promising crop of young international free agents – primarily Cesar Puello, Aderlin Rodriguez, Wilmer Flores and a young third baseman by the name of Jefry Marte. After five full seasons under his belt, Mr. Marte has shown progress – but is it enough to consider him a valid prospect? Jefry Marte was signed as an IFA in 2007 out of the Dominican...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Wheeler, Gorski, Satin, Marte Among Mets Rule 5 Eligibles

According to Chris Walendin of tgpMets, Mets minor league pitchers Zack Wheeler, Chris Schwinden and Darin Gorski are among many players in the Mets organization that are currently eligible for this year’s Rule 5 Draft. The following players comprise the complete list: Triple-A Buffalo Bisons Dylan Owen Josh Satin Chris Schwinden Zack Wheeler Double-A Binghamton Mets Eric Campbell...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

HYPE files: Jack Leathersich

Jack Leathersich, RP: The 22 year old Jack Leathersich burst onto the scene this year after a promising debut in the New York Penn League last season. In 12.2 innings last season for Brooklyn, Leathersich struck out 26 batters and only walked 3. Although it was only 12.2 innings, his strikeout/9 innings pitched (K/9) of 18.47 was too impressive to ignore. No one was putting Leathersich...
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Reviewing’s Mets top prospects: Part III

#11 Juan Lagares: What They Said – ‘Since signing at age 16 out of the Dominican, Lagares had moved slowly up the Mets’ ladder. He played at two levels in 2011 and actually hit for a higher average in Double-A, but he struggled to repeat that success at the same level in 2012. He makes consistent contact and doesn’t strike out much, but he also doesn’t walk and doesn...
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Mazzoni Shelled As B-Mets Lose In 14-9 Slugfest

The Binghamton Mets and Portland Sea Dogs pounded out a total of thirty one hits and scored twenty three runs between the two teams in game one of their four games series at Hadlock Field on Thursday night.  In the end the B-Mets were on the losing end of a fourteen to nine decision. Binghamton starter Cory Mazzoni lasted all of three innings in the game, making his shortest appearance...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Peavey Pitches B-Mets To 1-0 Victory

Peavey earned his seventh win of the season on Tuesday night On an almost perfect night weather wise for baseball at NYSEG Stadium the Binghamton Mets took game two of their series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats by a score of one to nothing.  It was the first time in nineteen games between the two teams that the B-Mets defense was able to hold New Hampshire off of the scoreboard...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

B-Mets Lose Game 3-2, Drop To Fifth In Standings

B-Mets starter Darin Gorski took the loss in a close one at NYSEG Stadium on Monday night The Binghamton Mets and New Hampshire Fisher Cats opened their sixth and final series of the 2012 season on Monday night at NYSEG Stadium with the visitors taking game one by a score of three to two.  The twenty games between the two teams this season are the most the B-Mets have faced any...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – Upper Minors

Welcome to Who’s Hot, Who’s Not! Every Tuesday, we take a look at the hottest and coldest players from St. Lucie, Binghamton, and Buffalo. Here we go… Who’s Hot Collin McHugh P, Buffalo – McHugh had a rough first couple of starts for Buffalo, but has bounced back and been tremendous for the Bisons since. Over his last ten starts, he has a 2.59 ERA. On top of that, he...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Zach Lutz looking to force promotion with bat alone

If a player can hit over .300 with good patience and power… why isn’t he playing in the big leagues?  The answers to that question are varied but in the particular case of Zach Lutz, let’s try to get to the bottom of it. Lutz was a 5th round pick for the Mets back in 2007.  Zach’s father, Yogi Lutz (…AWESOME!), was his coach through high school where Lutz played third...
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Peavey Pitches Complete Game In B-Mets 5-2 Loss

The Binghamton Mets were unable to seal the deal in their bid for their third straight series win on Thursday night in Manchester as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats defeated the visiting B-Mets by a five to two score.  With the loss, the B-Mets fell one game further behind the final playoff spot and are now seven games back. Greg Peavey, making his twenty second start of the season...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

B-Mets Take Series Finale, Defeat New Britain 6-4

A little rain couldn’t deter the B-Mets faithful from watching their team win on Thursday night Through the raindrops at NYSEG Stadium on Thursday night the B-Mets batters pounded out thirteen hits and took the rubber match by defeating the New Britain Rock Cats by a score of six to four.  Binghamton scored five unanswered runs over two innings in the middle of the game before...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Marte Goes Deep In B-Mets 8-3 Win Over Rock Cats

Marte’s three run shot sealed the deal for the B-Mets on Wednesday night Behind a five run second inning the Binghamton Mets were able to take game three of their series against the New Britain Rock Cats by a final tally of eight to three.  In that inning the B-Mets raked out four hits capped off by Jefry Marte’s ninth home run of the season, a three run shot over the left field...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

The Binghamton Buzz: Stumbling Into The Second Half

Ramblings From Henry and Fayette Streets The Week That Was: July 16th – July 22nd The Binghamton Mets first full week back after the All-Star break was not kind to them as the team was able to only scratch out one win in seven games.  To begin the week, the Double A affiliate of the New York Yankees – the Trenton Thunder – visited NYSEG Stadium for a three game series. ...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets mid-season prospect review, hitters

This is the second of a two-part series looking at the team’s top prospects. Here is Part I It’s the halfway point in the season and the Mets are relevant in the NL East.  Normally most fans would be far more concerned with the prospects at this point, but it’s nice to have these guys off the NYC radar for now.  The good news is that there are plenty of good things to be...
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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