Analysis

Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

January 4, 2014 // 2 Comments

Another year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame. As of January 3, according to Baseball Think Factory, only four players, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Craig Biggio, have appeared on 75 percent of publicly-released Hall of Fame ballots in one of the strongest [...]

Nelson Cruz is not the Answer for the Mets

November 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Even after last week’s signing of Chris Young, the Met outfield is still in dire circumstances. Although they have two starters set in place in Juan Lagares and Young, neither of them are sure bets at the plate. With the Mets presumably sticking with either Lucas Duda or Ike Davis at first [...]

Mets Get Bargain with Chris Young

November 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Mets surprised the baseball world by making their first major league free agent signing of the offseason, inking outfielder Chris Young to a one-year, $7.25 million contract. The Mets now get a right (or left, depending on who else they acquire) fielder for Opening Day. While $7.25 million may [...]

Changes, Changes: My Offseason Plan for the New York Mets

October 27, 2013 // 4 Comments

The Mets have a few glaring needs going into this offseason. Despite the numerous promising young players rising through the minor leagues and onto the 40-man roster, there are a few positions that will need to be filled for the team to be competitive in 2014 and beyond. The foundation seems to be [...]

Is a Kazmir-Mets Reunion Possible in 2014?

September 6, 2013 // 2 Comments

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Scott Kazmir will make his first career start against the Mets tonight, nine years, one month, and eight days after the Mets traded the budding prospect for Victor Zambrano and Bartolome Fortunato. The trade will always be remembered as one of the worst in Mets [...]

Top Underrated Pitchers In The Mets’ System

September 4, 2013 // 5 Comments

With pitchers Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Noah Syndergaard rising through the minor leagues and dominating along the way, the hype surrounding those at the top has blocked out some of the performances of lesser-known prospects, even with a fanbase as critical and attentive as the Mets’. [...]

Prospect Profile: Victor Black, The PTBNL

August 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets and Pirates have agreed on Victor Black as the player to be named late in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pirates. The Mets sent cash to Pittsburgh as well in exchange for Dilson Herrera, who we profiled yesterday, and Black, [...]

More On The Mets’ Newest Prospect, Dilson Herrera

August 27, 2013 // 2 Comments

With today’s trade of Marlon Byrd and John Buck, the Mets got a very intriguing prospect from the Pirates, 19 year-old second base prospect Dilson Herrera. Herrera is a converted third baseman out of Cartagena, Columbia who is three years in to his professional baseball career, and in his [...]
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