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Should Mets Push Wheeler, Harvey and Familia?

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Could there be a benefit to the Mets pushing their young pitchers? I am not suggesting eschewing any innings targets, but pushing them to compete at a higher level before they are ready. Wally Backman talked about some the young pitchers with WGR 550 in Buffalo. “I don’t know if they (Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia) start the season […]

Most Intriguing Mets Prospects in 2012

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

In the past we have done a Top 50 Prospect list for the Mets and Yankees. With the explosion of online content, everyone seems to have a “list” and ranking to the point where it all blends together. After all, what’s the difference between prospect number 38 and 45? Does it matter who #1 really […]

Recap of Mets and Yanks Prospects in the AFL

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The prestigious Arizona Fall League, baseball’s pre-eminent development program, recently wrapped up its twentieth season with the Salt River Rafters victory over the Surprise Saguaros in the Championship Game on November 19th. Every year, each major league franchise sends six or seven prospects, some with major league experience, to the Valley of the Sun for […]

Mets Prospect Update Live from the AFL

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Chuck Johnson is covering the Arizona Fall League. Occasionally he will be providing us updates about any Mets and Yankees prospects. Tonight he had a chance to see 3 Mets farm hands during the Peoria Javelinas/Surprise Saguaros game.  I was not impressed with either Juan Lagares or Jefry Marte today. Neither are considered top prospects in […]

Are the Mets Forcing Scranton to Barnstorm Over ’06 Snub?

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Yankees have announced their Triple-A affiliate will play its home games in six different locations in 2012: Rochester, Batavia, Syracuse, Lehigh Valley, Buffalo, and Pawtucket. This is due to renovation of PNC Field, which will take the entire 2012 season. The Mets not only rejected the Yankees request to play at Bears & Eagles Stadium in […]

Mets 16th Round Pick Looking to Make Two-Sport History

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

In a draft year where Mets fans attention went to first round picks Brandon Nimmo and Michael Fulmer, the team’s 16th round pick, Bradley Marquez, quietly signed on August 15th for $325k.  What makes Marquez so special is that he isn’t just your normal late round draft pick because he is also the wide receiver for the Texas Tech […]

Brandon Nimmo Can Be An Impact Prospect in the Mold of Bryce Harper

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Now that he’s officially a New York Met, with his freshly signed with his $2.1 million dollar contract firmly in hand, it’s finally now an appropriate time to take a scout’s eye view of first round pick Brandon Nimmo. To say Nimmo is a scouting success is an understatement, even with the advancement in technology […]

Matt Harvey Less Than Impressive in Double-A, Melky Mesa Improving

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

There is no better way for a major league baseball organization to improve its future than to develop some high impact arms. A group of power armed starting pitchers can quickly transform a sub.-500 team into a playoff contender or even a World Series winner. Teams with generally weak lineups can win primarily based upon […]

Scouting Review: Collin McHugh, Jordany Valdespin, Graham Stoneburner

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Earlier this week I attended games between the locals Double A affiliates, with the Binghamton Mets visiting the Yankees’ Trenton Thunder. I saw the Thunder a few games early in the season, then one game a few weeks ago. I like to see teams in different parts of the season to ascertain whether kids have […]

Binghamton Mets Baseball: A Good Ballpark Experience

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Earlier this week I spent a couple of days in Binghamton to watch the B-Mets take on the Erie SeaWolves. The two teams played in a doubleheader, and while I watched the few prospects that stood out on the B-Mets- Reese Havens, Josh Satin, Robert Carson- I did take in the positive ballpark experience at […]

Baseball in Buffalo: What Could Have Been

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

When you think of New York baseball the Mets and Yankees obviously first come to mind. Perhaps the Cyclones are next, or maybe the Staten Island Yankees. Of course, old timers will remember the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. There are probably a contingency of fans that bring up the Long Island Ducks as […]

How Fast Can Matt Harvey Rise?

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

You couldn’t ask for a better start from 2010 #1 draft pick Matt Harvey. After four starts in High-A St. Lucie he’s 4-0 with an ERA of zero. In 22 innings he’s given up 8 walks and struck out 27. Jim Callis of Baseball America said “Harvey’s fastball and slider can be plus-plus pitches and […]

Best Yankees Lefty Might Be in Florida

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

While the Yankees complained this weekend about the Mets sending them “damaged goods” in Pedro Feliciano, there was a lefty that appeared healthy and effective on display. Unfortunately, former Yankees prospect Michael Dunn was lighting up the radar gun for the Marlins instead of coming out of the Yankees bullpen. If you remember Dunn was […]

Looking at the Allan Dykstra Deal

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

I don’t want to overanalyze the trade of former Mets top pick Eddie Kunz for failed Padres prospect Allan Dykstra, but I thought I would put my two cents in on the deal. This is a classic underachiever deal where two teams hope a change of scenery could help a former prospect realize their potential. […]

Matt Harvey Stands Out to Alderson This Spring

Friday, March 25th, 2011

All spring the talk has been about a Yankees farm system deep in pitching jewels. Manuel Banuelos, Dellin Betances, and Andrew Brackman stole the spotlight, rightfully so, throughout the early days of March. Most independent publications have not been kind to the team across town when it comes to their system. This may be more […]