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New York Mets trade rumors: Xander Bogaerts edition

Recent free agent signings by the Boston Red Sox have caused a shake up in some offseason predictions for the New York Mets. The Sox have reportedly signed both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. This appears to completely rework the left side of the infield, as Sandoval plays third base and Ramirez, despite diminished defense in recent years, is still listed as a shortstop. This...
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets 2015 preview: moving the fences in now makes no sense

This winter, the dimensions at Citi Field are once again being shortened, now to further mimic those of Shea Stadium.  In 2011, the high left field wall was cut down, and the left and right field fences were moved in.  This time, the big changes are coming in center and right-center field.  For those who don’t know or haven’t been to Citi Field, the right-center field fence...
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Who Should Be Traded, Jon Niese or Dillon Gee?

I love watching Dillon Gee pitch.  Similarly, I am a fan of Jon Niese. Although the Mets have been under .500 every season Gee has pitched in the majors, Gee himself has a won-loss record that is six games over .500 and he has never been more than one game under the break-even mark over a full season.  Jonathon Niese, on the other hand, is one of the few Mets left on the team...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Exclusive: Mets Prospect Akeel Morris Reflects On Breakthrough Season

The beginning of last week I had just finished reading an email from Mets pitching prospect Akeel Morris. He had kindly consented to doing an interview with me for MMO. I then went into the MMO Interview Archives, and way back on page 16 or 17, I found the first interview I did with Akeel when he was toiling as an 18-year-old in the rookie league and I was surprised to see it was...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Shortstop Question Defines Winter

To get an accurate read on how the New York Mets feel about themselves, look no further than their handling of the shortstop position. It’s an oversimplification to call them cheap for not going after Troy Tulowitzki because the asking price, both in what the Rockies would demand in players and the salary the Mets would have to pay would have been exorbitant. Everybody, of course...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Where’s The Love For Carlos Torres?

Adam83 asks… Every time I read about how great our bullpen is, it’s amazing how often Carlos Torres and the job he did last year is ignored and never mentioned.  Isn’t he just as important to us as Familia and Mejia?  How many long relievers are better? MMO replies… Carlos Torres is certainly appreciated within the organization, but I agree he’s not making national...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Small signings for the Mets to consider

The free agent market is not too great this season, although the Mets have signed Michael Cuddyer. The team has been vocal about possibly acquiring a shortstop, but there are other areas the team could improve upon. For example, Josh Edgin is the best left-handed option for the Mets, and the Mets have not had success with using one main left-handed reliever for the whole season...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did Zack Wheeler hurt the Mets by not completing seven innings?

The most interesting players are the ones where smart people can disagree. Perhaps no player on the current Mets fits this bill better than Zack Wheeler. On one hand, you have people who wonder what the fuss is since he consistently wields high pitch counts and has shown almost no ability to complete seven innings. On the other hand, you have people who wish he went deeper into...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Mets compete in 2015?

At a recent charity event, 24 year-old Zack Wheeler expressed his optimism for this upcoming New York Mets season. Wheeler explained that, “You look at our staff, and if you’re human, you can only be like, ‘Yeah, they’re going to make it to the playoffs here soon. They need a couple of bats and (will) be ready to go.’ ” It’s hard to argue with that statement. Any team...
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets won’t handle Matt Harvey like Nats did Strasburg in 2012

With an exciting, young starting rotation bolstered by the return of Matt Harvey and what appears to be a solid lineup, the New York Mets could be a contender next season in the NL East. Naturally, we’re early in the offseason and don’t yet know what moves each team in the NL East can still make. But the Braves look as if they’re renovating, while the Phillies are finally...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Which starting pitcher on the block is most likely to go?

As the New York Mets continue to figure out their trading options this offseason, one position has become abundantly full. After the emergence of the newly crowned Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets have a starting pitcher that they have to place in the starting rotation come next season. That leaves Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, deGrom, Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Daniel Murphy, cornerstone or trade bait?

Since 2012, there is one ballplayer in New York who has hit more consistently than the rest. And he isn’t the player you might guess (although he might be if you read the title.) Yup, the Mets’ Daniel Murphy. Over the past three seasons, he’s played more games and had a better overall batting average than David Wright, and his efficiency blows Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Move In Fences At Citi Field For Second Time

NEW YORK — Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time. The Mets unveiled the new dimensions Tuesday, which bring in the fences 3-to-11 feet in front of the bullpens in right field. Right-center field will be 380 feet, down from 390 the past three years and 415 in the...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Cuddyer: An Analysis of Flushing’s Newest Star

The New York Mets inked outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year, $21M deal on Nov.10th, 2014. The Mets were long linked to the two-time All-Star because of their need for offensive production and his longstanding childhood friendship with David Wright. Despite the fit, the move came as a surprise to many who believed the club would shy from Cuddyer following the Coloardo Rockies’...
Via Around Citi
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese, Collins got into a war of words during final start

The New York Mets might be shopping starter Jon Niese this winter, and they’re already damning his name…which won’t do a whole lot for his trade value, even though the story itself seems relatively tame. Via the New York Daily News… In the third inning of that Friday night home game against the Astros, after Ruben Tejada had drawn a walk, Collins signaled for his pitcher...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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