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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
6 hours 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...
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who starts for the New York Mets on Opening Day?

Terry Collins told the Post that there is a possibility the Mets hold out Matt Harvey during the team’s first road trip as a way to conserve innings. It is a long way down the road, but if the Mets do decide to go this route then the question becomes who starts Opening Day when the New York Mets start the season against the Washington Nationals? Here are the options along with...
Via NYMetsLife
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins Still Talking Playoffs In ’15, Shares A Mets Lineup Preview

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post spoke to Mets manager Terry Collins who continues to say the Mets are heading for the playoffs in 2015. “I really like our team. I am so excited. There were always big missing pieces in the past. Now there’s not. We’re not going to put a number on it, but we’re going to win. I don’t think that there is any question that we should be playing...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Rumors: Jung-Ho Kang Update

The New York Mets have remained undecided on who will play the shortstop position, with indecision on Sandy Alderson’s part about whether to make a bid for Korean infielder Jung-Ho Kang. Kang was posted by the Nexen Heros of the Korean Baseball Organization on Monday December 15th, and teams will be able to bid on Kang until 5pm this Friday, December 19th. The highest bidding team...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trade Of Gee Won’t Happen Soon

Speaking today at the Mets’ holiday party, GM Sandy Alderson said not to look for anything involving Dillon Gee soon. “I’d say activity will pick up significantly in January across the board,’’ Alderson said. “That’s probably the likely time frame for us as well.’’ Given that, don’t be surprised if he’s with the team in Port St. Lucie. I wouldn’t even be shocked...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pros and cons of the potential signing of Jung-ho Kang

The Mets have been, and might continue to be, in sports purgatory: a team that floats around the playoff hunt without willing to be completely bad and getting a great draft pick. While they had gotten progressively worse from 2011-2013 (in relation to the league), they took a leap forward in 2014 and saw the development of a slew of younger players. Yes, this is old news by now,...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Syndergaard and Matz Top Sickels’ Mets Top 20

Here are the New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2015 as comprised by John Sickels of Minor League Ball. 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Grade A-: Age 22, 4.60 ERA with 145/43 K/BB in 133 innings in Triple-A, 154 hits. I don’t think there is anything wrong with Syndergaard that getting out of the PCL/Las Vegas won’t cure. Velocity continues to increase, curve continues to improve,...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are Mets Overvaluing Dillon Gee?

It’s no secret that Sandy Alderson is working hard to trade right-hander Dillon Gee who has produced a 3.91 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 103 starts over five seasons with the Mets. The now 28-year old veteran is taking it all in stride and told MLB Network that while it’s been difficult at times, he understands it’s the nature of the business. “I can almost guarantee you it’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former New York Met signs with KBO’s SK Wyverns

Former New York Mets outfielder Jason Pridie has signed on with KBO’s SK Wyverns, according to MLB Trade Rumors. The Mets selected Pridie off waivers on Feb. 10, 2010, from the Minnesota Twins. The Phoenix native impressed at Triple-A Buffalo in 2010 before playing in 101 games for the big league team in 2011. He produced a .231/.309/.371 clip, but both Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs...
Via Around Citi
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Would Rather Have Germen Over Mayberry

The Mets made the signing of right-handed hitter John Mayberry Jr., official today and to make room on the 40-man roster they designated for assignment reliever Gonzalez Germen. Personally, as the San Francisco Giants proved three times over the past five years, bullpen depth is critical for a team’s success, so I would rather have had them keep Germen. To me, a 27-year-old hard...
Via New York Mets Report
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Wilmer Flores’ defense will be fine in 2015

Many fans are clamoring for the Mets to improve at shortstop before going into the season . Collins said that Ruben Tejada is still a possibility to start at short in 2015, even though he has been given many chances and profiles nicely as a backup middle infielder. For most other options, the Mets would have to give up a significant amount, Troy Tulowitzki, or trade for a player...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayberry finalizes $1.45M deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Outfielder John Mayberry Jr. and the New York Mets have finalized a $1.45 million, one-year contract. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Monday. Mayberry figures to provide a right-handed bat with power to New York's bench. Mayberry had seven homers and 23 RBIs in 146 at-bats this year for Philadelphia and Toronto, which acquired...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Mets finished making moves this offseason?

Short answer: no, or at least I hope not. The New York Mets made one major splash this offseason, signing free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year $21 million dollar deal. The team then followed up by signing OF/1B John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year deal to serve as a right-handed bat off the bench. Now, there are two potential moves left for the Mets to make. The first is...
Via NYMetsLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets 360 Monday Leadoff: Shortstop decisions

As you get your work week started, here’s a few links and notes you may have missed this weekend: Joel Sherman of the New York Post argues for the Mets to make an aggressive push to acquire Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies.  I don’t find myself agreeing with Sherman very often, but here he is spot on.  There is not a player without a flaw.  There is not a player without...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Could Be Better, But Still Have Concerns

Are the Mets better today than they were at the end of the season? Even after addressing their need of right-handed hitting with the additions of Michael Cuddyer and John Mayberry Jr., the Mets still have pressing issues. David Wright and Curtis Granderson are coming off subpar seasons, and the former was also injured last year. Another key Met coming off an injury is closer Bobby...
Via New York Mets Report
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects

End of the Season New York Mets Top 10 Prospects Noah Syndergaard - The consensus Top prospect for the Mets had a very inconsistent year. Syndergaard came to the Mets in the R.A. Dickey trade with the Toronto Blue Jays back in 2012, alongside with Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud and two other players. Syndergaard has moved through the minors, dominating every league that he was...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the New York Mets’ Winter Meetings

The 2014 MLB Winter Meetings concluded Thursday in San Diego, and with it the Mets find themselves not all too different. While Boston, Los Angeles, and Miami made headlines dealing top stars and prospects, more than half the league laid low. Including, for the most part, the Mets. The Mets gained John Mayberry Jr., a valuable platoon piece to compliment Lucas Duda. The Amazin...
Via Around Citi
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets leave winter mettings with bench bat

Despite rumors that the New York Mets in talks with a handful of teams, mainly over pitcher Dillon Gee, they left the MLB’s winter meetings without making a big trade. However the Mets did manage to meet one of their big needs before leaving Southern California. On Thursday, the Mets signed John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year, $1.45 million contract. Mayberry returns to the National...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Bobby Parnell likely to start season on DL

The New York Mets look forward to the 2015 season coming off a 79-win season that tied them for second in the National League East. Pitching is a strength for the Mets, who were ninth in the Major Leagues in ERA. One pitcher who will bolster the staff even further is Bobby Parnell, who is likely to start the season on the disabled list. The good news is that Parntell should be ready...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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