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How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated was none to thrilled with the Mets’ offseason giving them a big fat “D” for failing to seize an opportunity to make a bold move in the NL East at a time when the Braves and Phillies are going into rebuild mode. “New York modestly upgraded its offense but burned a draft pick on an aged, oft-injured player to do so. While the team hasn’t squandered...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #97: Matt Harvey | SP | NYM

When planning this player profile, I was unsure whether I wanted to spend my time dissecting Matt Harvey’s most recent season (2013) or addressing his health and usage outlook for 2015. Yes, I’ll touch on both, but which is more helpful? Ultimately, I decided to discuss what makes Harvey so good with a couple closing thoughts at the bottom regarding his health. As a rookie in...
Via Baseball Professor
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Talking About The Mets, But For All The Wrong Reasons

In baseball circles, the word “Mets” is on a lot of peoples’ lips. In years past, this was a good thing in January. It meant signing Carlos Beltran, or Billy Wagner, or Pedro Martinez. Heck, fans were happy when it was Mike Cameron. This year? Not so much… ITEM: Mets charge players for offseason workouts. We know that non-Mets people will rarely let an opportunity to...
Via Mets360.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking Sandy Alderson’s three best and worst Mets trades

Citi Field is currently buried in snow, as is the rest of the northeast, with many Mets fans only wanting to focus on warmer climates and when the team will head south. However, in these next three or so weeks is a chance for a GM to squeeze in a last-minute trade before his team reports for camp. In the case of Sandy Alderson, the general manager has infrequently made trades since...
Via Mets360.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Prospects Well Represented In MLB’s Top 20

Four of the Top 20 National League prospects ranked in the 2015 Major League Baseball Yearbook are Mets. The Amazins are the only NL club with four prospects to make the Top 20 list.  Both the Cubs and the Diamondbacks had three selections each.  Boston and Minnesota matched the Mets with four prospects for each franchise named on the AL list. Noah Syndergaard tops the group...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Prospects Dominate MLB Rankings

Twenty percent of the Top twenty National League prospects for 2015 listed in the 2015 Major League Baseball Yearbook are Mets. The Amazins are the only NL club with four prospects to make the Top 20... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Mets find new homes in NL East

Several former Mets are returning to National League East affiliates this year. The Philadelphia Phillies inked OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract on Nov. 13, 2014, following a one-year stay with the San Diego Padres. The 31-year-old appeared in 10 games for the 2014 Padres, but hit .289/.320/.450 in 115 games for Triple-A El Paso. C Omir Santos, most famous for a two...
Via Around Citi
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie in 23 days. Here’s a selection of recent quotes, notes, and blurbs from around the Mets blogosphere. Playoffs or Bust The New York Mets will make the playoffs. Queue up the celebratory Bartolo Colon GIFs! Actually call this more of a “somebody has to do it” type of situation since the National League appears fairly wide...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Michael Cuddyer really help the Mets?

When you run a baseball team in the biggest market in the world and your budget in 2015 is 19th in the sport, it’s a little insulting to the fanbase to shell out nearly 1/10th of that budget to a player who will be turning 36 before the start of the season, and who played just 49 games the year before. That’s the kind of “big fix” that doesn’t go over too well. But that...
Via Mets360.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Where Are All Of Sandy’s Draft Picks?

Devin asks… Isn’t anyone the least bit concerned that as Sandy Alderson enters his fifth season as GM not one of his draft selections has made it to the majors yet and none are expected to be on the 2015 Opening Day roster? In the MLB Preview they pick Noah Syndergaard, Dilson Herrera and Steven Matz as three Mets prospects to watch in 2015, and neither of them are Sandy...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rotation: A Difference Between Depth And Potential

There’s a distinct difference between depth and potential when it comes to the Mets’ rotation. There’s a lot to like about their potential, but you should be careful not to equate the names with depth. Matt Harvey, Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz give you nine names, but also nine questions....
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Around Citi turns two, and what’s to come in 2015

Around Citi began as my passion project in 2010 – nothing more than a venue to discuss New York Mets baseball. The project faded in early 2011 when real life took over and I chose to partner with established blogs. Two years ago, Jan. 26, 2013, I relaunched Around Citi. Whether one, 500 or 5,000 people read the site, I wanted to create a medium to write about something I was passionate...
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Mets Billboard Design Unveiled

Mets fan Gary Palumbo unveiled the final design for the billboards that will go up by Citi Field in Queens and Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. The goal was to raise awareness that the Mets are now ready to contend and become relevant again after fans were asked to be patient for six long and frustrating years. The owners promised to support the team once it rebuilt a new young...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets’ Kevin McGowan Goes Back To School, Field

While moving up through the minor league ranks throughout the past summer, New York Mets prospect Kevin McGowan spent the offseason finishing up his college degree at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH as he prepares for his third season in the Mets system. “My mother really wanted me to go back and finish up school because it was important to have something to fall back...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Mets poised for a very bright future?

Right now, MLB.com is in the middle of posting their top ten prospects at each positions. So far five positions have been reviewed right handed pitcher, left handed pitcher, catcher, first base, and second base. The Mets have a prospect on each of those lists and might have one on each list. The only position that the Mets might not be on the list for is third base, whom their top...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: The Time is Now

For an average Met fan, it seems like it’s been decades since they have seen their team play in October. They haven’t been to the postseason since 2006. The constant flow of jokes and harassment from Yankee fans seems to be never-ending. However, this could be the first time in a number of years that Met fans can honestly say: the Mets are better than the Yankees. 2014 was ultimately...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: profiling Lucas Duda

For the duration of his New York Mets career, David Wright has been the focus of the team’s offense. That may change this year, as some are concerned that David Wright is at the back-end of his career and injuries may plague him. Last year was arguably one of the worst years for David, although it is hard to think of it in terms of “worst” when he hit .269 and had a .324 OBP...
Via isportsweb.com
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Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut.  His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last year, but by the end of season...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Offensive expectations for Juan Lagares

In Juan Lagares’ first three seasons in the Mets organization – from 2006 to 2008 – he committed 73 errors in 195 games.  He was also a shortstop.  In 2009, the decision was made to move Lagares to the outfield, and now he’s regarded as the best defensive centerfielder in major league baseball. Lagares’ journey from 17-year-old shortstop with a good bat to prime defensive...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Talks SS; Has Been Working Hard All Offseason

Marc Carig (Newsday) put together a nice article with some input from both Wilmer Flores and David Wright on the state of the Mets shortstop situation.  The topic obviously centered around what Flores has done to improve and whether the offseason banter has affected his outlook and determination. “You hear people talking all the time.  Is this guy going to be a shortstop? ...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Takes Jab At Flores

Sandy Alderson thinks he’s funny, but he’s not. He once joked about driving to spring training to save money for the financially distressed Mets. He joked about not putting together an outfield, and now took a poke at the shortstop situation and Wilmer Flores. On Saturday night at the annual Baseball Writers Association dinner in New York, when presenting an award to Hall of...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cesar Puello faces crucial 2015

Finally things started to click for Cesar Puello, a player who has been playing for the Mets organization since he was 17, in 2013, where the 22 year-old hit .326, slugged 16 homers, drove in 73 runs and stole 24 bags. With this promising campaign, it looked that the Mets were going to have their corner outfielder of the future, but after being connected with the Biogenesis investigation...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOGY history and the Mets’ dismal failure with the approach

There’s a school of thought that goes if you repeat a lie loud enough and often enough – it becomes truth. This is, unfortunately, not exclusive to one walk of life. Where it rears its ugly head in baseball is with the notion that you need to have multiple lefty relievers, with at least one of them utilized for only a batter or two at a time, to be successful. For well over...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Pass On Cuban SS Yoan Moncada; Yankees, Giants, Phillies Considered Favorites

(Updated 1/25) Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is close to being cleared to sign with an MLB team. He continues to conduct private workouts for several interested teams. The New York Yankees are the latest team to hold a private workout for Moncada. Several industry sources told Baseball America, the Yankees are one of the frontrunners to sign Moncada. The 19-year-old switch-hitter...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson Pokes Fun At Mets Shortstop Situation

Last night, at the Baseball Writers of America Awards dinner in New York, general manager Sandy Alderson introduced Cal Ripken Jr. to the podium. “It’s a big night for me and for Mets fans, who have been waiting all winter for me to introduce a shortstop.” It’s been a while since Alderson has made one of his self deprecating jokes. Mike Puma of the NY Post writes that the...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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