Citi Field Fence Changes Could Change Team Strategy

In the last few years, the New York Mets have done a pretty good job building up their farm system with a lot of pitching. Ever since moving to Citi Field, hitters have found it difficult to drive the ball out of the ballpark. That leads to a focus on pitching, but things could change this upcoming season as the

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Baseball America Ranks FSL Top 20

Baseball America ranked Steven Matz the No. 7 prospect in the Florida State League, withDilson Herrera coming in at No. 12 and Brandon Nimmo at No. 17 in their Top 20. 7. Steve Matz, lhp, St. Lucie Matz impresses scouts and managers with both his stuff and his mound demeanor, where he shows toughness and confidence. He missed two seasons after having Tommy John surgery, but

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Mets Players who could Non-Tendered include Tejada and Young Jr. among others

  MLB Trade Rumors posted their offseason outlook for the Mets including projected arbitration awards for nine eligible players. Arbitration Eligible Player Projections Bobby Parnell, RP (5.132): $3.7MM projected salary Daniel Murphy, 2B (5.109): $8.3MM Eric Young Jr., OF (4.123): $2.3MM Dana Eveland, RP (4.029): $1.0MM Dillon Gee, SP (4.028): $5.1MM Ruben Tejada, SS (3.171): $1.7MM Lucas Duda, 1B (3.137):

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Curtis Granderson is a member of the 20-20-20-20 club

Baseball Digest once called the 20-20-20-20 club the most exclusive in all of baseball. It is actually so rare that only four players have been a part of it in baseball history. Back in 2007, our very own Curtis Granderson became a member of this exclusive club as a member of the Detroit Tigers, and put his rare skill set on full

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Omar Minaya Joining the Yankees Front Office?

Omar Minaya, VP of Baseball Operations for San Diego Padres on Draft Day. Erik Boland of Newsday is reporting that the New York Yankees are considering adding former Mets general manager Omar Minaya in a high ranking front office position. According to Boland, Yankees GM Brian Cashman is very close with Minaya who is currently serving as the senior vice president of

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Will David Wright Be the Same Player Going Forward?

According to a report in today’s Star-Ledger, David Wright discussed how his rehab was going as he looks to avoid surgery on his left shoulder. “I’m feeling pretty good,” Wright said on ESPN Radio. “I’m excited to finish this six week rehab program at the end of the time and go hopefully clear to start my normal offseason routine.” “The motivation for me

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Will The Mets Be Willing To Pay Some of Colon’s Salary To Move Him This Offseason?

The Mets are willing to absorb roughly $2MM of Bartolo Colon‘s remaining salary in order to facilitate a trade, sources tell Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Colon, who earns $9MM in 2014 and $11MM in 2015, has about $14.25MM remaining on his contract at this time. However, Martino also reports that the growing sense is that if Colon is to

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Remember When We Were MetsMerized In 2006?

Man, 2006 feels like so long ago now. That season was the most exciting one I have witnessed since the World Series run in 2000. The Mets were a juggernaut. We had swagger, power, pitching, speed. We had a attitude and everyone hated us, especially when Reyes, Delgado, and others would dance on the field. Remember the slogan? “The Team.

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Mets Memory Lane: The Johan Santana Trade

With the recent news that Johan Santana might be signing a minor league deal with a new team, I thought it was fitting to re-visit the blockbuster trade that brought Johan to Flushing. Johan lived up to the hype when he was healthy, but that was a rare occurrence in Queens. He brought some great moments to Mets fans, but

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Why Baseball Is and Always Will Be America’s Pastime

Picture this:  Your favorite football team just went into overtime in a crucial divisional battle, and the game ended at 2:00 AM.  Now imagine watching the same two teams play 12 hours later.  Ridiculous scenario right?  Who would do that?  Then answer is MILLIONS of baseball fans each year.  The Yankees nearly sellout 81 home games a year, not including

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Mets Top Pick Michael Conforto Finally Signs On The Dotted Line

The New York Mets finally have a deal with their top pick in the MLB draft after weeks of holdups, according to WFAN and baseball insider Jon Heyman. The agreement with Michael Conforto, which was delayed due to “sticky language issues,” is pending a physical, Heyman reported. Conforto was selected out of Oregon State with the 10th overall pick in

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Mets Top Pick Michael Conforto Close To Signing

Update: Conforto recently tweeted that he hasn’t actually signed yet, still waiting on the final word. Earlier today Jim Callis of Baseball America has reported the Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick, Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto, to a deal with a bonus of $2,970,800, the exact slot value assigned to that pick. Although he is a college bat with

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