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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
8 hours 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...
Via Mets360.com
12 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Ball Update: Puello Breaks Out, Flores Unstoppable

All statistics are for the week ending Friday. Cesar Puello finally got some playing this week and he did not disappoint, in fact he broke out. He went 11-25 with 4 home runs, 8 RBI and also had 3 stolen bases. Puello has all the tools to be successful, he just needs consistent playing time. Wilmer Flores isn’t letting all the Tulo talk affect him and continued his strong winter...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Terry Collins’ projected 2015 lineup playoff bound?

In a recent article written by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, he quotes Terry Collins as saying “I don’t think that there is any question that we should be playing October next year”, which echoes that comments Matt Harvey has made. The team has high expectations of competing, and the manager believes that this upcoming season should be promising. Collins would go on...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Wright Starts Hitting

While much of Major League Baseball was active in a swirling trade market, the Mets were getting ready for Christmas. The most important bit of news was that David Wright reached the next level in his rehab and is starting to swing the bat and told ESPN he’s on track to intensify his training. Wright, who turned 32 Saturday, also plans to meet with new hitting coach Kevin Long...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Would Have To Happen For Mets To Get Tulo

Bloggers and sports columnists have been all over the possible Troy Tulowitzki to the New York Mets story. Where it stands is that many say, “it’s definitely not happening” and others say, “it’s unlikely, maybe a 5-10% chance.” So the odds are pretty slim that something like this will go down. I thought I’d come at the question based on how far apart the two sides...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies and Mets kicking around Troy Tulowitzki trade

The New York Mets need a shortstop. Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada are nice players, but the Mets need someone who can make more of an impact at the position offensively. That doesn’t leave general manager Sandy Alderson many options. How many MLB shortstops can provide middle-of-the-order run production, while also playing excellent defense? Ian Desmond fits such criteria, but...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected 2015 New York Mets Opening Day lineup and statistics

New York Mets manager Terry Collins revealed his projected 2015 opening day lineup during a press conference on Wednesday morning. Collins’ projected lineup is as follows, with offensive projections courtesy of Steamer. 1. Juan Lagares – CF .256/.298/.360 — 8 HR, 27 2b   2. Curtis Granderson – LF.223/.315/.400 — 19 HR, 20 2B 3. David Wright – 3B.275/.347/...
Via Around Citi
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the New York Mets improve enough to compete?

The New York Mets finished 79-83 in 2014. It was the year every Mets fan heard and thought would be the year they make it back to the playoffs. An injury to their best player, set them back a year as Matt Harvey missed the whole season after under going Tommy John Surgery at the end of the 2013 season. Now, there are no more excuses for Sandy Alderson or Terry Collins. This is the...
Via NYMetsLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Opening Day lineup projection

After 6 consectuive losing seasons, the New York Mets have built up enough major league talent to give some people hope that a Wild Card position isn’t out of reach. In preparation for the season, manager Terry Collins announced what he projects as the Opening Day starting lineup given the roster that the Mets have at this moment. Here are his projections followed by my analysis...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson: Wilmer Flores ‘likely’ 2015 SS, but why?

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters at the Mets Holiday Party for Kids that there is a ‘very high’ probability the club will field Wilmer Flores at shortstop in 2015. Somehow, this makes sense. Jose Reyes is long gone, and Troy Tulowitzki will not soon don a Mets jersey. The price for high-profile bats has skyrocketed this offseason. The Detroit Tigers parted ways...
Via Around Citi
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee: ‘Mets are ready to win'; but will he be there?

New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee appeared on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” Monday afternoon to discuss the team’s progress. In no uncertain terms did Gee hold back: He believes the club will contend in 2015. But Gee himself is no guarantee to be part of the team. The Daily News last week reported the pitcher’s days with the organization may be numbered as the Mets...
Via Around Citi
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: MiLB Money vs Japan & Words from the Winter Meetings

Anthony Seratelli came into spring training with a chance to make the New York Mets roster in a utility role. Instead, the 31-year-old career minor-league veteran spent the entire season in Triple-A. Now he’s heading to Japan. Seratelli signed a one-year contract with the Seibu Lions, and the primary reason was money. Nine years after […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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