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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...
Via NYMetsLife
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
1 day 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
1 day 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...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day 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! ]]
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie in 23 days. Here’s a selection of recent quotes, notes, and blurbs from around the Mets blogosphere. Playoffs or Bust The New York Mets will make the playoffs. Queue up the celebratory Bartolo Colon GIFs! Actually call this more of a “somebody has to do it” type of situation since the National League appears fairly wide...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Michael Cuddyer really help the Mets?

When you run a baseball team in the biggest market in the world and your budget in 2015 is 19th in the sport, it’s a little insulting to the fanbase to shell out nearly 1/10th of that budget to a player who will be turning 36 before the start of the season, and who played just 49 games the year before. That’s the kind of “big fix” that doesn’t go over too well. But that...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rotation: A Difference Between Depth And Potential

There’s a distinct difference between depth and potential when it comes to the Mets’ rotation. There’s a lot to like about their potential, but you should be careful not to equate the names with depth. Matt Harvey, Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz give you nine names, but also nine questions....
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Around Citi turns two, and what’s to come in 2015

Around Citi began as my passion project in 2010 – nothing more than a venue to discuss New York Mets baseball. The project faded in early 2011 when real life took over and I chose to partner with established blogs. Two years ago, Jan. 26, 2013, I relaunched Around Citi. Whether one, 500 or 5,000 people read the site, I wanted to create a medium to write about something I was passionate...
Via Around Citi
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets’ Kevin McGowan Goes Back To School, Field

While moving up through the minor league ranks throughout the past summer, New York Mets prospect Kevin McGowan spent the offseason finishing up his college degree at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH as he prepares for his third season in the Mets system. “My mother really wanted me to go back and finish up school because it was important to have something to fall back...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: The Time is Now

For an average Met fan, it seems like it’s been decades since they have seen their team play in October. They haven’t been to the postseason since 2006. The constant flow of jokes and harassment from Yankee fans seems to be never-ending. However, this could be the first time in a number of years that Met fans can honestly say: the Mets are better than the Yankees. 2014 was ultimately...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: profiling Lucas Duda

For the duration of his New York Mets career, David Wright has been the focus of the team’s offense. That may change this year, as some are concerned that David Wright is at the back-end of his career and injuries may plague him. Last year was arguably one of the worst years for David, although it is hard to think of it in terms of “worst” when he hit .269 and had a .324 OBP...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Talks SS; Has Been Working Hard All Offseason

Marc Carig (Newsday) put together a nice article with some input from both Wilmer Flores and David Wright on the state of the Mets shortstop situation.  The topic obviously centered around what Flores has done to improve and whether the offseason banter has affected his outlook and determination. “You hear people talking all the time.  Is this guy going to be a shortstop? ...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Prospects: Noah Syndergaard

In the recent weeks, the New York Mets have seen a number of failed trades as they search for the market for a shortstop. Most trades have failed because the Mets are unwilling to part with their best prospects. The top prospect of the New York Mets, Noah Syndergaard, has been involved in nearly all of these failed trades. The Mets have been reluctant to trade Noah Syndergaard in...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets charging players to attend offseason workouts?

Like all other teams in Major League Baseball, the New York Mets have been holding voluntary workouts throughout the winter. These sessions are typically a chance for younger players to get some extra reps and impress the coaching staff. With the Mets, however, the younger guys have to be able to afford it first. It...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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