Mets News and Notes:
Dickey is now two wins shy of becoming the Mets' first 20-game winner since Frank Viola in 1990.
Ike Davis' 26 homers are tied for fifth most in franchise history by a first baseman, trailing only Carlos Delgado (38 in 2008 and 2006), Dave Kingman (37 in 1982) and Eddie Murray (27 in 1993). Mo Vaughn also had 26, in 2002.
Of Davis' 26 homers, a National League-high 19 have come on the road.
San Diego's Chase Headley and Miami's Giancarlo Stanton, who both play
in spacious home ballparks, are tied for second in the league in road
homers with 17 apiece.
The Mets are expected to lose $23 million this season, Josh Kosman reports in the Post. Sandy Alderson has identified last year's loss as $60 million, but the Mets' payroll was slashed roughly $50 million during the past offseason, helping to close that deficit despite lower attendance in 2012.
The Mets completed their road trip to Philadelphia, Miami and St. Louis with a 6-3 record. They trail Philadelphia (66-71) by a game for third place in the division, but the Mets (65-72) have opened a five-game lead on the Marlins (60-77) for fourth place.
No surprise, but Terry Collins told reporters in St. Louis that Dillon Gee is assured a rotation spot next season assuming he is healthy, which is expected to be the case following surgery to repair a damaged artery.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Mets have invited 23 year old, OF Matt Den Dekker to spring training camp along with RHP Matt Harvey. Many Mets fans do not know who he is, so here is a good chance to take a look at some footage that I came across along with a scouting report.
Den Dekker is Best known for his version of “The Catch” in the 2010 College World Series, Den Dekker had a stellar career at the University of Florida prior to signing for a considerable bonus given his status as a fourth year senior. Click here for Footage of "The Catch"
OF Matt Den Dekker Scouting Report From Scouting the Sally:
Physical Projection: Listed at 6’1″, 205 lbs., Den Dekker is well-proportioned and looks the part of a college athlete who has benefited from a major college strength and conditioning program. As an athlete, he’s certainly not bursting with tools, but he makes the most out of his physical attributes and they play up due to his being a “grinder” who understands his strengths well.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Zack Wheeler P
MLB Parent Club: NY Mets
Full Name: Zachary Harrison Wheeler
Birthplace: Smyrna, GA
Height: 6' 4"
Thanks to Minor-League baseball for the stats and profile
Saturday, March 05, 2011
9. Brad Emaus 2B, NYM (#227 overall)
Born 3/28/1986 (24 years old)
A polished infield prospect via Tulane, Brad Emaus projects as a solid-average major league second baseman in the near future. He spent most of 2010 idling in AAA, slashing .298/.395/.495 (with 25 doubles and 8/10 steals) as a 24 year old, which means he should really receive MLB duty in 2011. Left unprotected by the Blue Jays in the December Rule V Draft (2010), he'll try to stick on the Mets bench for 2011.
Check out the rest at the Scouting Book
From what I seen so far this spring, I believe Brad Emaus can be just as good as Dan Uggla with a better glove and OBP (On Base Pct.). Be a nice platoon between him and Murphy..
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Reyes, 17, played behind former DPL All-Star Christopher Tamarez (NYY signee) for most of DPL Season 1.
The New York Mets signed Reyes after watching him develop into an athletic shortstop who can make the difficult plays on defense look routine. Reyes showed gap power and an ability to control the strike zone at the plate. His wiry-athletic frame allows him to project well at the SS position. The Mets signed Reyes for $200,000.
Sandy has his eyes open in the Dominican Republic where he was stationed for awhile..........