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Is it time to believe?

The last time the New York Mets had a winning record was 2008. The last time this team was in the playoffs was 2006. To say Mets fans have been waiting a while would be an understatement. Ever since Sandy Alderson took over, the Mets have been in rebuilding mode, though they would never admit that publicly. Sandy has been in charge for four seasons now, and things are finally looking...
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ESPN Law: Mets Top 10 Prospects Headed By Syndergaard

Hear ye, hear ye. Friends, countrymen, and Mets fans, lend me your ears. Today, we do hereby proclaim, that henceforth this 30th day of January shall forever be remembered as Keith Law Day. And with that, here are Keith Law’s Top 10 Mets Prospects, available through ESPN Insider. Organization Ranking: 4 Top 10 Mets Prospects 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP 2. Michael Conforto, LF 3....
Via Mets Merized Online
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MMO Exclusive: Interview with ESPN’s Keith Law

On Thursday morning, I had the chance to conduct an interview over the phone with ESPN senior baseball analyst Keith Law, who is also the lead baseball analyst for ESPN’s Scouts.Inc and the former assistant to the GM of the Toronto Blue Jays. Keith, who ranked the Mets as having the fourth best farm system in the MLB before our interview and named six Mets in his Top 100 prospects...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Say It Ain’t So, Bobby O

Through all of the nonsense that the Mets have put us through regarding their product on the field, the one thing the Mets have left to really, really enjoy is their coverage of said nonsense. Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling are generally considered among the best in the business. Kevin Burkhardt was our sideline reporter friend, and Bobby Ojeda played the part of Post...
Via Metstradamus
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flores Confident He Can Play A Good Shortstop

In an interview that will televise at 10 PM tonight on SNY, Wilmer Flores admitted to Mets Hot Stove that while his range may not be as good as he would like, he’s confident that he can make the routine plays and play a good shortstop. “It’s no secret that I’m not Omar Vizquel,” Flores told SNY. Watching the video you almost feel bad for the kid who’s been busting his...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Law: Mets Have 6 Prospects in Top 100

Here they are, what you’ve all been waiting for… ESPN’s Keith Law released his Top 100 Prospects for 2015 and the Mets had an impressive showing with six players making the cut. Noah Syndergaard RHP (No. 17) Syndergaard just keeps chugging along fairly quietly compared to most pitchers who throw 95-plus, getting results while refining his off-speed stuff gradually but consistently...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Do the New York Mets HAVE to move a starting pitcher before Opening Day?

The New York Mets currently have six starters for five spots, with three young prospects who could come up as needed in 2015. Let’s break this down. Six Starters: Matt Harvey Jacob deGrom Zack Wheeler Jon Niese Bartolo Colon Dillon Gee Prospects on the verge of the majors: Rafael Montero (who pitched briefly in the majors in 2014) Noah Syndergaard (who was supposed...
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Dillon Gee is either very optimistic or very pessimistic about the Mets

On Wednesday, Baseball Prospectus released their annual PECOTA projections. The New York Mets were projected by PECOTA to finish 82-80, which puts them second in the NL East and just one game back of the Padres for the second NL Wild Card spot. Last year, the Mets finished 79-83, and we’re tied with the Braves for second in the NL East. They were nine games back of the Pirates...
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Dillon Gee is either very optimistic or very pessimistic about the Mets

On Wednesday, Baseball Prospectus released their annual PECOTA projections. The New York Mets were projected by PECOTA to finish 82-80, which puts them second in the NL East and just one game back of the Padres for the second NL Wild Card spot. Last year, the Mets finished 79-83, and we’re tied with the Braves for second in the NL East. They were nine games back of the Pirates...
Via The Outside Corner
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Will John Mayberry Jr. signing hurt Eric Campbell, too?

Barring any Spring Training trade (ha!) or injury, the Mets’ 2015 Opening Day roster is pretty much set. There’s the usual battles for roster spots 23-25 but hopefully those are among players who have already seen time in the majors last year with the Mets. We all hope that the days of an NRI like Blaine Boyer coming to camp and winning a job with 10 good innings of Grapefruit...
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BP Projects 82 Wins For Mets, Gee Takes Exception

Dillon Gee took exception to Baseball Prospectus projecting the Mets for 82 wins this season. In response, he said via Twitter: “And NYC was expected to get hammered with an Armageddon blizzard. Sometimes people get it wrong!!!” It’s interesting that he’s the one that speaks out considering he’ll be in another uniform by the end of February. But this was cool to see. ...
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Due To Huge Demand, Mets Announce Second Foo Fighters Performance At Citi Field

Due to overwhelming demand, the New York Mets and Live Nation have announced that the Foo Fighters will perform a second show at Citi Field, Wednesday, July 15. Tickets will go on sale at Mets.com/FooFighters and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX this Friday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. The July 15th performance by the multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning American rockers was added after...
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Why I Am Pulling For Flores

I don’t know Wilmer Flores well, but pulling for him to have a breakout season. And, I wanted this before Sandy Alderson foolishly cracked wise on him last weekend. There are several reasons why, beginning with my penchant for rooting for the underdog. All those signings and trades people have advocated the Mets should make probably have made him uncomfortable, despite his well...
Via New York Mets Report
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New York Mets Avoid Arbitration With Jenrry Mejia

The New York Mets have avoided arbitration with RHP Jenrry Mejia, agreeing to a one year $2.595 million deal for the 2015 season, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Mejia started off the 2014 season in the rotation, but moved to the bullpen in May, where he took over as closer for the absent Bobby Parnell. The 25-year-old ended the season with a 2.72 ERA and 1.42 WHIP, while...
Via Baseball Essential
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Mets, Mejia Avoid Arbitration

As expected, the Mets avoided arbitration with reliever Jenrry Mejia, who agreed to a one-year, $2.595 million contract this evening. Mejia, whose role has bounced from the rotation and bullpen during his Mets’ tenure, assumed the closer job after Bobby Parnell was injured. Manager Terry Collins, despite not knowing Parnell’s physical status, already anointed him as the closer...
Via New York Mets Report
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New Commish Dodges Question About Wilpons and Mets Payroll

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports conducted a comprehensive interview with new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred spanning a variety of topics and sensitive issues including a question about Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon. Rosenthal: Another issue — and I know this one is sensitive. The Mets play in one of the biggest markets in the game. I know Commissioner Selig was close with (Mets...
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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Jenrry Mejia, Agree On $2.6 Million Contract

The Mets and Jenrry Mejia have agreed to a one year deal for 2.595 million to avoid arbitration, according to Jon Heyman. Mejia had filed for $3.0 million while the Mets initially offered $2.1 million. Mejia will likely start the season as the Mets closer no matter what Terry Collins keeps saying about it being a competition this Spring. So we have only Lucas Duda left to sign as...
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Where does Lucas Duda rank amongst NL East 1B?

Lucas Duda’s breakout 2014 campaign gave the Mets a middle-of-the-order presence it sorely needed. The 28-year-old will be of utmost importance to a club looking to take a giant step forward in 2015, but where does he rank amongst divisional first baseman? vs. Ryan Howard (Philadelphia Phillies) At one point one of the most feared power hitters in the league, Howard remains a home...
Via Around Citi
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Mets360 2015 projections: Daniel Murphy

At this point in time, it’s safe to say that most of us are Daniel Murphy fans. That being said, the cold truth is that this time next year, we won’t be doing a prediction for him because he’ll be on another team. But we’ll blow up that bridge when we get to it. In the meantime, let’s take a look at Murphy and his likely production in the upcoming season. The first...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Law: Mets Have 4th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN ranked the best and worst farm systems today. Law says the Cubs (No. 1) and Twins (No. 2) are among the most stacked farm systems, but the Mets were not far behind at No. 4. “They’re deep in arms and bats, especially guys who might play in the middle of the diamond or pitch in the top three spots of a major league rotation. They’ve kept all their prospects...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1970 Jack DiLauro

1970 TOPPS JACK DiLAURO In the annals of baseball cards that never were, this one ranks pretty low in terms of both execution and featured subject. First of all, it must be noted that your humble blogger has the graphic-design skills of a chimp. And we’re not talking one of those super-smart sign-language chimps, either– we’re talking your garden-variety, amused-by-throwing...
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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
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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...
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2 days 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! ]]
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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
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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