PAUL DEPODESTA NEWS

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I’m getting mixed messages about the Mets and their finances. Specifically about their make believe pursuit of Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas. While nobody is a sure thing, many of the high end players from the Cuban national team have found a good level of success in the majors. Tomas is considered a high end player, but he will supposedly crack the $100 million mark which would...
Via Metstradamus
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Manuel Hilario In Good Spirits, Could Be Discharged Saturday

According to Adam Rubin, Met say that minor leaguer Manuel Hilario is talkative and in good spirits and could be discharged from hospital Saturday. 4:30 PM A Mets farmhand suffered a serious injury in a Gulf Coast League game today. Dominican native Manuel Hilario was injured on a play where he over slid second base and was hit in the head when colliding with the opposing player...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Farmhand Airlifted to Hospital After Collision

A Mets farmhand suffered a serious injury in a Gulf Coast League game today. Dominican native Manuel Hilario was injured on a play where he over slid second base and was hit in the head when colliding with the opposing player covering the bag. Hilario, 22, was unconscious for several minutes before he went into a seizure on the field. He was dazed and did not know where he was once...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Abreu Expected To Join Mets In September

The Mets re-signed Bobby Abreu to a minor-league deal this past Friday, and a team official told Adam Rubin of ESPN new York. that he’ll assuredly be part called up in September when rosters expand. “Whenever we sign a veteran player to a minor-league deal, we think about the impact he may or may not have on younger players,” VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta told Rubin...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets ink Venezuelan teen for $1M

The Mets made their biggest international signing of the summer, inking 16-year-old Venezuelan Kenny Hernandez. Hernandez was rated the No. 13 international prospect by Baseball America, which reported the signing figure at $1 million. Paul DePodesta described Hernandez as an "advanced left-handed hitting infielder."
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Conforto Shines, Cyclones Win 5th Straight Under Watchful Eye of Alderson, DePodesta

Sandy Alderson and Paul DePodesta visited MCU Park Wednesday night, likely to check out first-round pick Michael Conforto. (Photo by Jim Mancari) BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The Brooklyn Cyclones welcomed a few special visitors Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and vice president of player development and scouting Paul DePodesta. And it’s no...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

DePodesta and Tanous High On Mets Day Two Draft Picks

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Mets VP Paul DePodesta and amateur scouting director Tommy Tanous addressed their Day 2 draft picks on Friday. Here’s what they had to say … Milton Ramos, SS, American Heritage (Fla.) HS., third round: “Certainly he’s known for defense. He’s a lot stronger than people think. This is now a below-average bat by any means. I think sometimes...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN NY: DePodesta Addresses Mets Day Two Draft Picks

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Mets VP Paul DePodesta and amateur scouting director Tommy Tanous addressed their Day 2 draft picks on Friday. Here’s what they had to say … Milton... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

DePodesta: Syndergaard, Montero, deGrom Still Have To Prove Worth In Triple A

Prior to Wednesday Mets matinee, Assistant GM John Ricco spoke with WOR 710 AM and discussed Paul Depodesta’s thoughts on when would be perfect time for Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Syndergaard Solid In Triple-A Debut

In his first start of the season for Triple-A Las Vegas, Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard delivered a solid outing that saw him allow two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five in six innings pitched. The young righty threw 51 of his 76 pitches for strikes and induced eight groundball outs on the night.  The plan is to not let Thor toss more than 5-6 innings in any...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

DePodesta: Syndergaard Could Pitch In Relief With 51′s

Marc Carig of Newsday reported on Thursday that Noah Syndergaard may be sent to the bullpen to make occasional relief appearances. On Thursday, Mets vice president Paul DePodesta said young arms could be “periodically used out of the ‘pen in a controlled way.” “The plan would be for any relief stints to be fairly brief,” DePodesta told Newsday. “In other words, we...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Are Anxious To See Cesar Puello Reach The Next Level

Amazin’ Avenue‘s Chris McShane recently spoke with Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, about how the Mets’ minor league system doesn’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominican Pipeline May Unearth Another Gem In Molina

In an excellent article for Amazin’ Avenue, Chris McShane spoke at length to Mets Vice President of Player Development, Paul DePodesta. DePodesta touched on many names while addressing the state of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

DePodesta Talks On Brandon Nimmo’s Performance And Future Outlook

Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ vice president of player development and amateur scouting, recently conducted an extensive interview with Amazin’ Avenue on the status of the team’s farm... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

DePodesta Is Optimistic About The Future Of The Mets Farm System

Chris McShane of Amazin’ Avenue wrote a great article where he spoke with Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ vice president of player development and amateur scouting, about the exciting progress the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

DePo: Innings Cap For Syndergaard In 2014

Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta told reporters that Noah Syndergaard will be permitted somewhere in the vicinity of a 30-inning increase over last season’s total which will put him... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

DePodesta Discusses Top Pitching Prospects and Organization

Paul DePodesta had a lengthy chat with Ken Davidoff of the New York Post about some of the Mets’ top pitching prospects and the system as a whole. Discussing Rafael Montero, DePo said that he is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Paul DePodesta Era, Ten Years Later

This is totally what they look like, really. (via) Ten years ago today, the Dodgers named Paul DePodesta their general manager. Twenty months later, following a 91-loss 2005 season and endless (and largely unprofessional and indefensible) harassment from the likes of Bill Plaschke, DePodesta was gone, subjecting us to years of Ned Colletti doing things like signing Juan Pierre and...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul DePodesta Feels There Is More Optimism For 2014 Season

Mets vice president of player development Paul DePodesta told Marc Carig of Newsday that there’s a good vibe around the Mets as spring training approaches on the heels of a disappointing 74-88 season... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

DePo Is Feeling Some Good Vibrations

Mets vice president of player development Paul DePodesta told Marc Carig of Newsday that there’s a good vibe around the Mets as spring training approaches on the heels of a disappointing 74-88 season in 2013, “Going into this year, absolutely, there’s a lot more, I don’t even know what you call it,” said DePodesta. “It’s not swagger yet, because we haven’t earned...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

In an interview with ESPN.com’s Keith Law, Mets GM Sandy Alderson discussed the processes he implemented since taking over the club and how it has led to a system with improved depth and several players being looked at as top 100 prospects. On building through the draft: “With respect to the draft, we have taken a more aggressive posture with regard to higher ceiling players...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Syndergaard Could Reach The Majors In A Relief Role

ESPN's Adam Rubin spoke with Mets Vice President, Paul DePodesta, about the team's next pitching phenom, Noah Syndergaard.  Amongst the things they discussed was Syndergaards innings limit in 2014.  It is expected that Syndergaard won't make his major league debut until either late June or early July.  Unlike his predecessors, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, Syndergaard...
Via Effing Mets
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Debunking Three Myths About Sabermetrics

There has always been a perceived tension between pro-analytics baseball fans and anti-analytics fans. The battle is already over and done with in front offices, as both have been able to coexist, but there are still fans who disagree. Really, most of the disagreements are caused by ignorance towards the other side or just a lack of knowledge. For people to understand sabermetrics...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Got an opinion on the Mets? Post it in our Forums!

Have you visited the Mets360 Forums yet? There’s lots of interesting stuff going on over there, ranging from discussions on Kevin Plawecki to Paul DePodesta to Masahiro Tanaka. There are over 450 posts in our Forums, including over 50 posts today. This is one of those things where the more people who participate, the better it is for everyone. We know you have opinions – come...
Via Mets360.com
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Profile: Amed Rosario

Bio: 6' 2" 170 lbs from the . Age 18.Drafted: Undrafted. Signed as an international free agent on 7/2/12 from Santo Domingo Centro, Dominican Republic by the New York Mets. His $1.75M signing bonus was the largest ever given by the Mets to an international free agent. Scouting Report:Upon being signed, Mets front office man Paul DePodesta described Rosario as "extremely...
Via Effing Mets
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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