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De Aza On Block … Or Is He?

Well, that was quick. With Yoenis Cespedes now in the fold, Alejandro De Aza is suddenly now available. Or, at least that is what is being reported because of the crowded situation in the Mets’ outfield with Cespedes, Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto and De Aza. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said a trade is possible, but not imminent. Since De Aza, who’ll make $5.75...
Via New York Mets Report
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Best Mets Prospect We Never Saw

So one of my writers sent me a link to Baseball America asking me to check out last week’s Ask BA feature. A reader posed the following question to  J.J. Cooper: “Who are the best prospects such as Grant Desme who never made MLB either by choice, injury, accident or other causes?” Before I even got to Cooper’s response, I was wondering if he was going to bring up the...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Simon on the perceived velocity of Mets hurlers

One thing Statcast™ is able to measure is perceived velocity (PV), which goes beyond traditional velocity by attempting to quantify how fast a pitch appears to a batter. It does this by factoring in the pitcher’s release point. The more extension he is able to get, the closer to the plate he releases the ball, and the more his velocity “plays up.” To look at their high...
Via Mets360.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

30 Prospects in 30 Days: Steven Matz, New York Mets

Profile Steven Matz has already played baseball at the highest level there is. The 24 year-old left handed starting pitcher was given the ball for game four of the 2015 World Series and took the mound for the team he grew up rooting for, the New York Mets. It’s hard to believe that Matz is still considered a prospect already having already made three postseason starts, but with...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Jim Callis Talks Mets Prospects With MMO

Update: MLB Pipeline released their Top 100 Prospects last night with four Mets on the list: Gavin Cecchini #87, Amed Rosario #79, Dominic Smith #51, and Steven Matz at #15. Full write up to come.  The following is an interview I conducted with the great Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline who you can follow on Twitter at @JimCallisMLB. Jim was kind enough to answer a number of questions...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler’s Journey Back to the Mound

Few things are more frustrating than the wait time between the moment an injury happens and getting back to full health. For the Mets’ Zack Wheeler, that time will hopefully fly by until his predicted July comeback. It might come as a surprise to some that the Mets have fire-power in the bullpen with three pitchers who have undergone Tommy John surgery: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey...
Via Baseball Essential
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda could have a huge 2016

The Mets have done a good job of adding, and retaining, talent and depth to their roster this off-season. They are, arguably, a more complete and better team than the 2015 version that stormed their way to the World Series. Fans are rightfully excited to see Yoenis Cespedes back in the team’s lineup, but they’re also looking forward to seeing their youngsters like Michael Conforto...
Via Mets360.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Not much going on? D-backs reportedly interested in Clippard, Rays also looking

While many free agents are still on the market with two weeks remaining before the start of spring training, right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard may soon have a new home. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, and Tampa Bay Times Marc Topkin, both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays have an interest in Clippard. The D-backs recently said they "don't have much going on...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Will Familia Do For An Encore This Season

With Antonio Bastardo already in camp, the New York Mets bullpen will start to take form. There’s a battle for the last spot, depending on whether Sean Gilmartin, Rafael Montero or Logan Verrett can fill the sixth starter role. Bastardo believes he’ll be the answer in the 8th inning, although Addison Reed will likely have something to say about that. There’s also some concern...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terry Collins, Zack Wheeler and other Mets make their Super Bowl 50 predictions

Broncos or Panthers? Watch video Santa Clara, Calif., will be the epicenter of the sports universe this weekend, as it will be the site of the showdown between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Plenty of Mets players will be among the millions of fans who will tune in to watch Cam Newton and Peyton...
Via NJ.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Mets' non-roster invitees to spring training

Here's a look at the Mets' minor-league signings and prospects who will be heading to Port St. Lucie
Via NJ.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Top 5 Outfield Prospects Led By Nimmo

While the likes of outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto took Flushing by storm in 2015, a number of young prospects at the same position made noise in the minor leagues. Here are the top five outfielders in the Mets system, as ranked by MetsMinors.net. No. 5 – Victor CruzadoHt: 5’11” Wt: 180 B/T: S/R Age: 6/30/1992 (23)2015 Level: Hi-A St Lucie/Double...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Bet Against Travis d’Arnaud This Season

Travis d’Arnaud was one of the first players to arrive to the Mets Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie, having rented an RV with his brother and their girlfriends to make the cross-country trek from California to Florida right after the New Year. Since January 11 – more than a month before the reporting date for pitchers and catchers – Travis has been working hard to...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Spring Training storylines to follow for the Mets

One Ace to Rule Them All – We know the Mets have lots of pitching and with Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz all set to start 2016 with the Mets the biggest question that Terry Collins will be called on to answer is, “Who’s the top dog?” The early favorite is Harvey who has the longest tenure and most fragile ego of the quartet but it’s...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Neil Walker Enjoys Batting Fifth In The Lineup

New Mets second baseman Neil Walker is ready for the challenge of replacing Daniel Murphy this season, he tells Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “My style of baseball is kind of similar to Murph’s,’’ Walker said. “I’ve always considered myself as an athlete and a guy who pays attention to the small details. My game is not the prettiest. I consider myself a grinder...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes, Jerry Seinfeld still on for Cuban sandwiches

Lifelong New York Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld was understandably thrilled last season when his favorite baseball team on July 31st acquired slugger Yoenis Cespedes in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. So much so, in fact, that the comedian took to Twitter and dropped a reference from his classic television show to celebrate the roster move. Oh my god. @MetsI can't believe I can actually...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMN’s Top 5 First Baseman Prospects

First base is one of the Mets biggest weak spots when it comes to depth in the minor league system considering three of the guys below didn’t even play the position full-time in 2015. The Mets... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A balanced National League will present challenges for the Mets

The 2016 National League is sharply divided between haves and have nots. Six teams, two in each division, are in rebuilding mode, stripped bare of quality veterans, save a few overpaid, untradeable ones. The other nine, three in each division, are talented enough to compete for one of the five playoff spots. The have nots should provide some easy wins for the competitive teams. The...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Bastardo In Camp, Ready To Help Mets Win A Championship

Antonio Bastardo is pumped to be part of the Mets bullpen and is already training at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie. In an interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Bastardo said he wants to help the Mets anyway he can and he looks forward to bridging the gap from the starters to closer Jeurys Familia. “I know the Mets needed help and that is why I signed here...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Seinfeld, Mets' Yoenis Cespedes still plan on getting Cuban sandwiches

The bromance lives on Watch video Looks like Jerry Seinfeld and Yoenis Cespedes' lunch date is still on.  As you may recall, Seinfeld originally invited Cespedes out to eat a Cuban sandwich shortly after the slugger joined the Mets at the trade deadline last season:  Dear @ynscspds,You are a great baseball player. I love...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

An MMO Fan Shot by Matthew Brownstein It’s a shame that left-fielder Michael Conforto won’t count as a rookie this year, because I surmise he would’ve given Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager a real run for his money in the Rookie of the Year ballot. In fact, there are a lot of similarities that follow both Seager and Conforto. Both are right-handed throwers who bat from the left...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Binghamton Mets 2015 Season Review

The Binghamton Mets made the playoffs for the third straight season after going 77-64 during the regular season in 2015. The Reading Fightin Phils swept the B’Mets in the first round of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilmartin, Montero, Verrett Could Fill Sixth Starter Role

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets could turn to one of Sean Gilmartin or Logan Verrett as a sixth starter during the first half of the season. I would also add Rafael Montero into that equation as well. That is based on comments made by general manager Sandy Alderson on Wednesday, who said the organization plans to strategically use a sixth starter to keep their...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Hints Cespedes Deal Could Lead To Bigger Things

Mets GM Sandy Alderson hinted at Wednesday’s press conference that the Yoenis Cespedes deal indicates a change in philosophy for the organization. Let’s hope so. Long accused of running things on the cheap, Alderson said the $75-million contract should change that perception. ”Sometimes we have a habit – we do in an organization and fans as well – of thinking about the...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets to wear 1986 uniforms as alternates in 2016

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1986 World Series championship, the New York Mets are going the ever-popular throwback route. During the 2016 season, the Mets will be bringing back their 1986 uniforms as an alternate jersey. Earlier this offseason, the team announced a Memorial Day weekend celebration of the ’86 squad from May 27 to 29. On May 28, the Mets have invited...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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