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David Wright Gets It

It was a simple gesture, but further proof David Wright gets it. The son of a policeman, Wright knew what Jaden and Justin Ramos – the sons of slain NYPD police officer Rafael Ramos – would be feeling Christmas Eve. So, he called to invite them to spring training and to hang with the Mets this summer at Citi Field. A police source told The Daily News: “You should have seen...
Via New York Mets Report
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Michael Cuddyer’s 2015 contract “fair?”

Like many, MetsBlog is a regular stop for me. Matt Cerrone has been very good to us here at Mets360. He was a guest on our podcast – back when we did them – and while MetsBlog doesn’t link to as many sites as it once did, we still get a few links, for which we are very grateful. It’s easy to rag on MetsBlog, talk about the grammar errors or how awful the comments section...
Via Mets360.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets 360 Top 50 Prospects: Players 6 & 5

Now we’re really getting to it as we are about to start to move into the top five players in the Mets system. In case you missed any of the other posts on our countdown thus far, please check them out at: 50-48, 47-45, 44-42, 41-39, 38-36, 35-33, 32-30, 29-27, 26-24, 23-21, 20-18, 17-15, 14-11, 10-9 and 8-7. Next up is: 6 – Brandon Nimmo Nimmo was the Alderson regime’s first...
Via Mets360.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Exec: Mets Laying in the Weeds Looking for Bargains

Joel Sherman of the New York Post asks whether the Mets relatively quiet offseason is a tactical decision, or just a lack of ingenuity by the front office coupled and more evidence that ownership lacks the financial resources to keep up with all the other teams. For example, is Michael Cuddyer the Mets’ big offseason move because they targeted him as the best option, or because...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lame Duck Collins Is On A Very Short Leash

While not always the case, MLB Trade Rumors writes that an expiring contract for a lame duck manager, typically indicates that they’re under significant pressure to get results in their last year under contract. They list Terry Collins as one of a handful of MLB managers who are on the hot seat in 2015. “Collins’ role in his first four seasons as the Mets’ manager has been...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

When David Wright heard about the sons of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, he felt obligated to do something.   The New York Mets captain is the son of a cop himself, so on Christmas Eve, he called Jaden and Justin Ramos, who lost their father when he and another officer were murdered in Brooklyn on Saturday. Wright had a 15-minute conversation with the boys and offered them a...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Wright's awesome offer to sons of slain NYPD officer

David Wright knows all too well the anxiety that comes with being a police officer's son. The New York Mets third baseman is the son of a former Virginia policeman, and the tragic killing of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn last Saturday hit closer to home than most.  Officer Rafael Ramos left behind sons Justin, 19, and Jaden, 13, when he was killed along with Officer Wenjian...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Very Merry Christmas From Metsmerized!

Iwish you all the joy, hope and happiness of this Holiday Season! On behalf of everyone at MMO, we wish you a HappyNew Year! Thank you for making MMO the Mets community it is today. It’s pretty amazing to have such a diversified and passionate assemblage of Mets fans gathered in one place where there is a free exchange of ideas. Also a big thank you to our writers and editors,...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The three worst free agent presents the Mets ever gave

This Christmas morning millions of children will jump out of bed and run to open their presents. Some presents will exceed their expectations while others will be tossed to the side with half-hearted ‘thank you’ attached. We all remember those presents; a pack of socks or underwear or, even worse, a fruitcake. What if we, as Mets fans, were those kids? What would the worst...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which Mets season was the best? Part VII – John Olerud vs. Dwight Gooden

Six weeks ago, the “Which Mets Season Was the Best” bracket began, and John Olerud’s 1998 season came out victorious over Jose Reyes’ 2011 season. The very next week, Dwight Gooden’s 1985 season beat out Jesse Orosco’s 1983 season. Last week, Gooden beat out Tom Seaver’s 1969 season by 21 votes. That being said, it is time for these two to go head to head in...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Christmas wish list

Dear New York Mets, I always ask for very little when it comes to Christmas gifts.  In the banner year of ’07, I got an Xbox 360 and a snowboard.  That same winter, I was getting geared up for what I thought was going to be another brilliant season from my New York Mets.  I was still hungover from 2006, when you guys were one swing away from the World Series (still love you...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

In Closing: Thoughts On Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia

Among the things I find puzzling with manager Terry Collins is his propensity for making announcements without all the facts. Most recently, he said Bobby Parnell will be next season’s closer, this despite not pitching last season and nobody knowing for sure his physical status. With Parnell shelved, Jenrry Mejia took over as closer and saved 28 games. Incidentally, Parnell...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 Top 50 Prospects: Players 8 & 7

As we get closer to completing the Mets360 Top 50 Prospect list, some more familiar names are starting to show up. Some players in the Top 10 might appear in a Mets uniform sometime this year or next if all works out. Others still have some work to do. As do we, so let’s get started. In case you missed any of the other installments, check them out at: 50-48, 47-45, 44-42, 41-39...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson’s future Mets position players

The Mets are on the verge of contention, and with the mix of veterans and youth on the 40-man roster there could be some playoff baseball in Queens 2015. However, we are not here to discuss 2015-but the future of Queens. Criticism aside, Sandy Alderson has formed an extremely balanced farm system by acquiring players in trades and the MLB draft. While much of these players are pitchers...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What every New York Mets fan wants for Christmas

So there are a lot of things us New York Mets fans want for Christmas this year. It ranges from new owners, to a new manager, to a new shortstop. We most likely will not get any of the above. But one thing that would make everyone happy above all is winning. Not just winning in April, but for a whole season. Going to the playoffs. Bringing the Shea Stadium atmosphere into Citi Field...
Via NYMetsLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Rush To Judgment On Parnell?

Among the things I find puzzling with manager Terry Collins is his propensity for making announcements without all the facts. Most recently, he said Bobby Parnell will be next season’s closer, this despite not pitching last season and nobody knowing for sure his physical status. With Parnell shelved, Jenrry Mejia took over as closer and saved 28 games. Incidentally, Parnell’s...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Mets Prospects by Projected WAR

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the New York Mets. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not New York’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Mets system who are most ready to […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets Rumors: Troy Tulowitzki Edition

It is no secret that the New York Mets are in need of a shortstop for the 2015 season. The Mets have been searching for a steady shortstop since 2011, when they let Jose Reyes walk. Back then, Sandy Alderson had no interest or capability to match Reyes’ salary requirement. The Mets and Rockies have talked about trading franchise player Troy Tulowitzki, however, there has been plenty...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

Using the latest 2015 FanGraphs projections, David Schoenfield of ESPN.com analyzes the NL East which has the Washington Nationals winning the division with an 88-74 record and a +61 run differential. FG projects the New York Mets and the revamped Miami Marlins to both finish in second place but with only 79 wins, mirroring what the Mets did last season. Nationals: The Nationals...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Have The Most Homegrown Players On Roster

In an organizational roster analysis by August Fagerstrom on FanGraphs, he discovers plenty of unique outliers. For one, the Oakland Athletics have only four homegrown players on their 40-man roster – that is, of the 40 players who comprise the current A’s roster, only four were actually drafted by the organization at some point. The MLB average is 17 and only one other team...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets will pay a portion of Strawberry's owed taxes...because of course Darryl is still on the payroll

The NY Mets will pay a portion of Darryl Strawberry's 1989, 1990, 2003 and 2004 owed taxes...because of course they will.Next month, the Internal Revenue Service will auction off the remaining annuity from the deferred compensation on Darryl Strawberry’s contract, a six-year deal the former outfielder signed with the Mets in 1984.The contract, which ran from 1985 to 1990, was worth...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

John Harper of the Daily News wonders if Sandy Alderson could learn a few things from San Diego GM A.J. Preller, who took over a franchise with a similar losing history and a weak-hitting roster with depth in young pitching and transformed the team in about five minutes. “I’m thinking the majority of Mets fans would have been willing to take some risk to add firepower to an...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Issues That Must Be Answered Positively To Reach The Playoffs

The Mets can be a playoff team, but a lot of things must break their way before there’s meaningful October baseball at Citi Field. With it being apparent they won’t make any substantial additions between now and Opening Day, they’ll have to improve enough to win at least an additional ten games with their current roster. That’s a tall order. Here’s what must happen: Matt...
Via New York Mets Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest On Tulowitzki: Mets Remain The Best Match

According to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation, Troy Tulowitzki will not be traded to the Mets. This report comes from Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Several Rockies beat writers including Tom Harding from MLB.com say there’s absolutely no truth to Friday’s rumors that the Mets were discussing a deal for Troy Tulowitzki. “Two sources with knowledge...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets 360 Monday Leadoff: Dr. K, Top Prospects, Cuban Players

Here’s some news and notes you may have missed this weekend. Dwight Gooden wrote an introspective letter to himself for Derek Jeter’s website, The Player’s Tribune.  It’s a nice short read and the advice he gives to his younger self is something that is probably good for all of us to be reminded of from time to time.  On a side note, it’s great to see that Doc has gotten...
Via Mets360.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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