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Mets Pitching Prospect: Steven Matz

Steven Matz has endured one of the most stressful and unexpected journeys of any player in the New York Mets farm system. Selected in the 2nd round in the 2009 MLB Draft, it’s taken Matz four years to pitch in full-season ball. But he’s finally here. After Tommy John surgery and two years of rehab, […]

Mets Minors

Matt den Dekker’s Plate Discipline Hinders Opportunity

Questions continue to loom over who will be starting where in the outfield, especially in centerfield. And Matt den Dekker still isn’t the answer.

2013 Spring Training, Mets Minors

Rounds 2-10: Stankiewicz, Reynolds, a Hawaiian, and College guys

After the first ten rounds, the Mets philosophy is structured around saving money. The front office has not necessarily drafted the best players available, but after sleeping on last night’s decisions, I’m actually humming a different tune. The Mets seem to be drafting pieces, instead of players, which isn’t necessarily bad. By this, I mean […]

Mets 2012 Games, Mets Minors

First Round: Mets draft Cecchini, Plawecki

If you haven’t heard yet, the 2012 MLB Rule 4 draft started on Monday. This year is much different from past years, as hard slotting has taken effect. Each team is assigned a certain amount of money, which can be used for bonuses. This prevents big-market teams from drafting players later in the draft who […]

Mets Minors

Johan Santana Teams Up with Mets for Tuesday’s Children

Johan Santana might have thrown a shutout against the Padres, but he made his best pitch to help those affected by 9/11/01. The Johan Santana Foundation and The Mets Foundation teamed up by donating $20,000 to Tuesday’s Children. Tuesday’s Children announced a new effort to help Spanish-speaking families of the 9/11 community. They strike to […]

Mets 2012 Games

Down on the Farm: Wheeler, den Dekker, Flores impress

Here are four questions/statements that you might be asking yourself two months into the minor league season. Is there a true ace in the Mets system? One of the biggest weaknesses within the Mets organization is the lack of a bonafide #1 starting pitcher. Many fans believe that Matt Harvey is going to be that […]

Mets Minors

We Like[d] Ike!

Ike Davis gives me headaches. I throw on the Mets game after a friend told me what Kung Fo Panda just did. After watching Dillon Gee struggle, I get to watch Ike Davis strike out looking with the bases load in the 8th inning against the San Francisco Giants. The Mets would lose 7-2. After […]

Opinion and Analysis

How Fernando Martinez is Like Kindle Fire

There was never anything phenomenal about Fernando Martinez. He was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2005 by explorer Omar Minaya. Minaya seemed to have some success in the past down in those waters, but Martinez was supposed to be the top prize. After years and years of hearing he was the future, the […]

11-12 Offseason

The Fantasy 3-Way Deal: No Gio for Metsies

Amid these new rumors circulating around New York Mets and Oakland A’s left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez; I have cultivated a 3-way trade proposal. Thursday night, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Mets are in on the 25-year-old left-hander. Along with the Mets, the Seattle Mariners, Miami Marlins (they should just go away now), Cincinnati Reds, Boston […]

11-12 Offseason, Opinion and Analysis

A Look into the Future: Top 3B Prospects

A grand slam that turned into a single, A backward-diving bare hand catch that caused them to mingle, Those are the memories that I have as a Mets fan, Maybe one day I can be the man, Who’s manning third. Ten years ago the Mets added a free agent who became a fan favorite: Robin […]

Mets Minors

A Look into the Future: Top Shortstop Prospects

The ground is full of dirty, dirt that is full of memories. Do you know how many played on this dirt before? Ordonez, Olerud, Bordick, etc… Maybe one day I can play on the dirt. I’ve heard it’s softer than a mattress. Short poems can explain a lot. If this poorly constructed poem did not […]

Mets Minors

Reviewing the Mets Draft

The baseball draft is a confusing one. A team really doesn’t know what they’ll get until midnight on August 15th. Crazy, right? While the system needs to be fixed, as it’s unfair to the college coaches and to the professional teams, as a Mets fan, I am ecstatic about the 2011 draft success. At midnight, […]

Mets Minors

Down on the Farm: Binghamton

So my first day on the farm didn’t go as expected. Torrential rains delayed my pursuit of finding that gem in the weeds. So on Monday (for now), I am scheduled to have my first day as a farmhand. So let’s dig up the interesting character named Matt den Dekker. A 5th round selection out […]

Mets Minors

Down on the Farm: St. Lucie Mets

With summer closing and my second year of college approaching, I picked up another job. This job is on a farm. The description says I must weed and harvest. So I’ll do the same with the Mets, as I take a look “on the farm” at some of the Mets prospects (or weeds — it […]

Mets Minors

Is the Mets Season Over? Kyle’s Stream of Consciousness

NOTE: this is a post by Kyle Schnitzer. Please address your comments to him. If I were Terry Collins last night … Imagine if you could be New York Mets manager Terry Collins for one day. You get to manage one game and participate in one press conference afterward. What would you say after last […]

Opinion and Analysis