Winter League Update: Robles and Lara Off To Solid Starts

Winter League Baseball started some time ago and I thought we’d check in on the several Mets scattered across each league: Venezuelan League Vicente Lupo - Has Not Played Leon Canelon - 6 G, 2 AB, 2 R, .000/.000/.000 Jairo Perez - 20 G, .208/.269/.417, 3 2B, 4 HR Wilfredo Tovar - 19 G, .295/.295/.372, 6 2B Ryan Reid - 9 G, 4.82 ERA, 9.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 9 K Albert Cordero ...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

How badly do the Mets need to upgrade SS and LF?

Heading into the offseason, the chorus that’s been beaten to death by pundits, fans, and pretty much everyone, is that the Mets need to upgrade at both shortstop and left field going into 2015 if they want to compete. The consensus seems to be that what the Mets got out of those two positions in 2014 was somewhere between “the worst thing ever seen” and “the worst thing ever...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Infielder Wilfredo Tovar To Join Mets In D.C.

With second baseman Dilson Herrera suffering a right quadriceps strain and likely shutdown for the season with , the Mets announced they will add infielder Wilfredo Tovar to the big league team for the final six games of the season. Herrera hit his third home run of the season last night before injuring himself legging out an infield single and leaving the game with the right...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Binghamton Mets Heading To Eastern League Championship

Sunday the Binghamton Mets defeated the Portland Sea Dogs 8 to 5, securing a trip to the Eastern League Championship Series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. This will mark the first time in 20 years that the B-Mets have advanced to the championship. The Mets got plenty of hitting to go along with pitching at the right time. While both starters struggled, giving up a combined...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Trading Murphy Will Usher In the Future of Second Base

In using humor to deflect a question about the Mets capacity to pay top or near top shelf salaries for three players on their roster, Sandy Alderson sent clear signals the financial situation for the New York Mets has not been resolved. Posture and position as he might, the reality is Alderson does not have the payroll flexibility of bringing a third top flight offensive player to...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Report 7/28: Thor Dominates, Conforto Is Sizzling, Alvarez Is Human Afterall

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas bounce back to defeat Salt Lake, 6-5. Binghamton loses final game to Trenton 7-3, to split series at two apiece. St. Lucie drops two games to Daytona, scheduled game 4-3, and makeup game, 6-5. Savannah loses second game in row to Lexington, 5-2.  Brooklyn opened series against Lowell with a 9-3 victory. Kingsport avoids sweep to dominate Burlington...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Herrera’s Blast Lifts Mets Past Sea Wolves, 5-4.

The middle infield continues to be the conduit of great baseball play in Binghamton.  First it was the duo of Wilfredo Tovar and Matt Reynolds that anchored the B-Mets offensive and defensie efforts... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Organizational Leaders

*All stats are through May 13th games: BATTING AVERAGE T.J. Rivera, St. Lucie, .392 Eric Campbell, Las Vegas, .355 Matt Reynolds, Binghamton, .333 Wilfredo Tovar, Binghamton, .333 Brandon Nimmo, St.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Hitting Prospects Are Getting Hot

Brandon Nimmo has been tearing it up, but he’s not the only Met prospect who’s sizzling. As the weather heats up so are some of the Mets top prospects down on the farm. A few got off to slow starts this year but have recently begun to turn it up a notch, while others started out the season like a house on fire only to have since cooled. So who’s hot now? Just some of the best...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Muno Likely To Vegas, Tovar To Binghamton

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY tweeted today that the Mets are likely to send Daniel Muno to Las Vegas and Wilfredo Tovar to the B-Mets. Muno, 25, played last season with Binghamton and batted .249/.384/.379,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

MMN Prospect Spotlight: Wilfredo Tovar

Wilfredo Tovar Height: 5’6” Weight: 160 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Mets fans got a small taste of Wilfredo Tovar last season when he came up for 7 games, going 3-for-15 with 2 RBI’s, 1 SB,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Make First Cuts Of The Spring

The Mets announced that they’ve optioned LHP Steven Matz, RHP Erik Goeddel, LHPJosh Edgin and SS Wilfredo Tovar to minor league camp. Other players reassigned to minor league camp today include... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

March 4, Mets-Astros Lineups

Eric Young, who hasn’t played this spring for the New York Mets because of tightness in a side muscle, is in the lineup in left field and leading off this afternoon against Houston in Port St. Lucie. However, first basemen Ike Davis (calves) and Lucas Duda (legs), and infielders Ruben Tejada and Wilfredo Tovar (hamstring), remain sidelined and listed day-to-day. Zack Wheeler will...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilfredo Tovar Pulls Up Lame, But No Issues With Leg

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that Wilfredo Tovar departed Friday’s game in the bottom of the seventh after pulling up lame as he approached first base on a single to right-center. Rubin... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Beginning The Navigation Of Seasonal Land Mines

Let the games begin. And let the fear wash over you. See, as much as I get excited for baseball season, I also fear the inevitable mini-disasters that befall our baseball team every season. Case in point, I turn on SNY and Keith Hernandez starts talking about Curtis Granderson. They roll out some footage (which I have learned that in the business, they call it "b-roll") of Granderson...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals 5-New York Mets 4: Key Takeaways

For the most part, today was very encouraging as a New York Mets fan. Ike Davis hit a 2-run home run today. Photo © 2012 slgckgc , Flickr Starting pitcher Rafael Montero looked  sharp, throwing 2 perfect innings. Following Montero was Jacob deGrom who was just as impressive. DeGrom also finished the day with 2 perfect innings. At the plate, the Mets were solid as well. There were...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 4 Dominic Smith, 1B

4. Dominic Smith, 1B Height: 6’0” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 18 Bats/Throws: Left/Left The Mets drafted a 17 year old Dominic Smith with the 11th overall pick of last year’s draft and he didn’t waste any time showing off his skills. In 173 AB’s across the Gulf Coast League and Appalachian League, Smith slashed .301/.398/.439 with 3 HR’s, 26 BB’s, and 37 K’s. He has...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 8 Amed Rosario, SS

8. Amed Rosario, SS Height: 6’2” Weight: 170 lbs. Age: 18 Bats/Throws: Right/Right I’m sure everyone’s heard by now that Amed Rosario was ranked the number one prospect in the Appalachian League despite slashing .241/.279/.358 in 212 AB’s. He is still an extremely raw player so it’s a bit too early to start labeling him the next Troy Tulowitski. Signed out of the Dominican...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 10 Steven Matz, LHP

10. Steven Matz Height: 6’2” Weight: 192 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Left Steven Matz finally put together a full season in professional baseball last year, which was an encouraging sign in itself. Even more encouraging was the extent of the success he had. In 106.1 IP, Matz blew away hitters with 121 K’s, a 2.62 ERA, and a 1.17 WHIP. He currently throws his fastball from...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 12 Jacob deGrom, RHP

12. Jacob deGromHeight: 6’4” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 25 Bats/Throws: Right/RightJacob deGrom, drafted in the 9th round of the 2010 draft out of Stetson University, is already 25 years old. That does not mean he cannot be considered a true prospect, however. He played shortstop in college so it probably took him longer than most to develop his tools as a pitcher. deGrom started...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Sign Three Players To Minor League Contracts

The Mets signed three players to a Minor League contract on Saturday. As reported by ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, the team re-signed shortstop Omar Quintanilla and MLB Insider Chris Cotillo reported on his Twitter page, that Giancarlo Alvarado was also re-signed.  The third player to be given a minor league contract is left-handed starting pitcher John Lannan, as reported by...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 20 Luis Mateo, RHP

20. Luis Mateo Height: 6’3” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 23 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Luis Mateo sort of fell into the Mets’ lap after two different deals with two different clubs were botched because of bone chips in his elbow and age falsification respectively. He probably could have been much, much higher on this list if he hadn’t underwent Tommy John surgery last season, but...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 22 Jeff Walters, RHP

22. Jeff Walters Height: 6’3” Weight: 170 lbs. Age: 26 Bats/Throws: Right/Right To say Jeff Walters made a name for himself this season would be an understatement. He came out of nowhere to have one of the best seasons for a reliever on any Mets minor league affiliate. Walters posted a fantastic 2.09 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with a 60:16 K: BB ratio in 53 appearances. Oh, and did...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 25 Wilfredo Tovar, SS

25. Wilfredo Tovar Height: 5’6” Weight: 160 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Mets fans got a small taste of Wilfredo Tovar last season when he came up for 7 games, going 3-for-15 with 2 RBI’s, 1 SB, 1 BB, and 3 K’s. He is not a toolsy shortstop in any light. With virtually non-existent power and below average speed he will never hit more than a handful of home runs...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets To Attend Showcase For 23-Year Old Cuban Shortstop

As noted yesterday by the NY Daily News, Andy Martino shares that the Mets will be present at the upcoming showcase for 23 year old Cuban defector Erisbel Arrubarruena who plays shortstop and we all know that at this point the Mets could use a good shortstop to man the left side of the infield. Baseball America’s Ben Badler reported last month on Arruebarruena’s and shared...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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