Showing posts with label 2012 Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2012 Mets. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Rehashing the first month of the Mets Season


David Wright is the Mets MVP so far this season

Well Mets Fans , The New York Mets are 13-10 and 1.5 Games out of first place after the first month of the season. Of course, there is along way to go, but the Mets have surprised the baseball world early.

The Mets Manager Terry Collins has impressed me filling in the early voids of players that have been hurt. He has changed lineups around , but what's more impressive is that he gets every ounce of effort out of his young players and that's what makes the Mets fun to watch. I Never thought he get the job done in New York but has shown he can handle everything openly and candidly.

The Catching abilities of Josh Thole look like they have improved and his bat has been hot of late (.317). The problem with Thole is going to be if he can hit left handed pitching all season as he is batting right now .417 vs lefties. It looks like Mike Nickeas is not going to be much of a factor in the offensive department.

At First base, Ike Davis has been slumping.. and his average reflects that (.185). Ike needs to breakout in May and there have been signs that he will do so. He has batted .317 in the last 7 days....

Daniel Murphy is starting to look like a second basemen on the field defensively. He has never looked bad at the plate, just never really had a permanent position . Call me crazy, but I think Daniel Murphy is the type of player that can win a batting tittle...if he stays healthy!

Ruben Tejada, not Jose Reyes has been the focal point so far this season. Tejada's .299 batting average with 8 2B's has been impressive and looks like nothing has fazed him since Reyes' departure. By the way, Jose Reyes is batting .220 and in his last seven days he is batting just .190. Look like the Mets have made the right move so far not to sign him, but it is early to tell.

What more is there to say about third basemen David Wright. David Wright has been the MVP of the NY Mets so far this April batting .389 with 4 HR's and 14 RBI's. He looks to be a lock for the All-Star Game and maybe MVP if he keeps his numbers up. He is also playing with a broken pinkie which is also pretty impressive. The Mets must sign him long term and not let him get away like Jose Reyes did...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mets need depth in outfield, free agent outfielders that are left


The Mets are looking for outfield depth, they must certainly have someone who plays center field. The Mets last week were in discussions with the Rockies about a Turner for Young Jr. deal, but that won't solve the Mets problems.. even though Young could possibly lead off.. The Mets will probably go the free agent route and/or clear roster space with a trade.


Here are the Ranked Outfield Free Agents, who are left on the board (Source: MLBTR):

Name                                                         Class
Rick Ankiel LF / CF / RF



Milton Bradley LF / DH



Pat Burrell LF
B

Yoenis Cespedes LF / CF / RF



Coco Crisp CF



Johnny Damon LF / DH



J.D. Drew RF



Kosuke Fukudome CF / RF



Jay Gibbons LF



Ross Gload 1B / RF



Jonny Gomes LF

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mets add some depth , sign one catcher, two pitchers to minor league contracts


The Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson and catcher Lucas May to

minor league contracts and claimed right-hander Jeremy Hefner off waivers from Pittsburgh.



Olson began last season with the Pirates. He went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four games. The 28-year-old also has pitched for Baltimore and Seattle and is 14-22 lifetime.

May, 27, was in Triple-A for Kansas City and Arizona. He hit a combined .238 with 10 home runs and 44 RBIs. Olson and May were invited to spring training.

Hefner, 25, was 9-7 with a 4.98 ERA in Triple-A for San Diego. The Pirates claimed him from the Padres on Nov. 18. He was drafted by the Mets in 2004 and 2005.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rumor Mill: No Official Signings until December?


Unlike other MLB teams that are scrambling to make most of the time off before the 2012 season kicks off in April, the New York Mets are taking it easy and have announced not to do anything officially until December.

They also announced arbitration to free-agent shortstop, Jose Reyes, on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, but in accordance with prior announcements, will not do any official signings at the moment.

According to a high ranking source in the MLB franchise, the New York Mets are keeping their option open and will secure only the best ones in the interest of their team and will not have any issue in disposing of those which hold no benefit for them.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Future Star: Jordany Valdespin could possibly win the 2B job this spring


Remember the name Jordany Valdespin, He was on the Mets 40 man roster in 2011 and invited to shared some time with the team last spring. He started his season in Binghamton with Wally Backman and moved his way to the Triple-A level with Tim Teufel , who now is the Mets 3rd base coach..

Valdespin could be the answer the Mets are looking for at second base. The Mets also have Justin Turner and Daniel Murphy, who could get a shot playing there everyday or might get the 3rd baseman job by default, if David Wright is traded this off-season.

There a couple of reasons to like Valdespin.. For One, The kid hits and hits for power.  Valdespin big lefty swing had 17 HRs with 32 doubles and 3 triples last year combined between Binghamton and Buffalo... He also hit .294. combined with a .333 OBP. (which should improve over time). Valdespin also has some speed, as he swiped 37 bases (Combined).. His speed can compensate the loss of Jose Reyes, which so far looks like a reality coming to the Mets..

Jordany Valdespin right now is playing for the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League where he only batting .220 in 59 AB's, but has time to improve that since the league ends 12/21/11...


2011 Season
TeamLeagueAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBITBBBSOSBCSOBPSLGOPS
BINEAS.29710740462120243155119521683314.341.483.824
BUFINT.2802710773080294442544.304.411.715
Minors.29413451169150323176023925933718.333.468.801
2011 Offseason Leagues
TeamLeagueAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBITBBBSOSBCSOBPSLGOPS
LICDWL.22019597131309205571.281.339.620

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cecil Fielder says the Mets have a chance to sign his son , Prince Fielder


According to the NY Daily News, Former Yankee star Cecil Fielder, the father of Milwaukee Brewers slugger Prince Fielder, told the Daily News Monday that he could see his son landing in New York - but not in the Bronx.

"I don't think the Yankees are gonna get him," Fielder told The News at the Bombers Boomer Broadway Softball Classic, a charity event at Yankee Stadium. "But I think if everything goes well on the other side, the Mets are one of those teams that if they get that situation all squared away, they could get him."

Prince enters this week's three-game series against the Yankees hitting .305 with 21 homers, and he's expected to be a hot commodity come December. He signed a one-year, $15.5 million deal with the Brewers in January, and Fielder conceded that his son would "probably like to stay in Milwaukee." But the 27-year-old is represented by super agent Scott Boras, a likely sign he's headed for the open market.

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