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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 […]

Banuelos Groomed to Be LOOGY? Yanks Ultimate Losers at Deadline?, Grading Alderson, Early View of Mets Top 10 Prospects

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The promotion of Manny Banuelos to Triple-A coincided with the Yankees inactivity at the deadline. No Ubaldo Jimenez, Wandy Rodriguez, Heath Bell, Matt Thornton, or Randy Choate. The Yankees have never replaced Pedro Feliciano, who went down in spring training. Boone Logan has been the lone lefty in the bullpen, and he’s been rather uninspiring against LH (.761 OPS). Back in May, Brian Cashman said […]

NYBD 2011 Top 50 Mets Prospects

Friday, December 31st, 2010

This list was a combined effort of Joe Demayo, who you can check out at St. Lucie to Flushing, Jed Weisberger who covers minor league baseball for MILB.com, and Mike Silva. We used a combination of statistics, upside, scouting, and readiness to the big leagues in formulating our opinion. We also added the recent Rule […]

2010 Mets Top Prospect List

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Each year we do a top prospect list here at NYBD. Of course, everyone has a list, but it’s fun to see how each site looks at players. Jed Weisberger of MILB will be doing his Yankees list sometime in the near future, but as he does each year Joe Demayo put up his top […]

Flores Begins his Move Towards Citi Field

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Obviously he won’t be arriving in Queens next week, but the Mets prospect who has been a bit overlooked this season is beginning to make major progress. While Jenrry Mejia was debated, Reese Havens sidelined and Nick Evans left to bide his time in Binghamton (he was finally recalled recently), shortstop Wilmer Flores is flourishing. […]

Lee’s Cost May Be Higher to Get Him Sooner

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

NYBD talked to a National League source that indicated Seattle, as of right now, would want both Wilmer Flores and Jenrry Mejia as the centerpiece of a package for Cliff Lee. As of now the Mets are willing to part with one, but not both, to rent the Seattle lefty. We have also heard that […]

The Dan Haren Wild Card

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

It’s possible that Cliff Lee could be wearing Mets orange and blue as early as Sunday if Lee’s self prophecy regarding last Tuesday’s start against the Yankees “being his last in a Mariners uniform.” We have been through the deal many times over the last few weeks and know the Mets have the prospects to […]

David Cone Trade: Lesson in Trading Prospects

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

One of the biggest debates regarding Cliff Lee is teams giving up “top talent” to acquire a rental player. This holds true more for the Mets than the Yankees, who most believe are the favorites to land Lee as a free agent. It begs the question regarding prospects and how valuable they really are. Both […]

Flores Can’t Stand in the Way of Cliff Lee

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

If not for Lebron James and 2010 NBA free agency talk it would be “all Cliff Lee all the time” throughout the city. I have to admit the twists and turns of rumors, opinion, and innuendo are fun, but starting to tire me as we head into the meat of the baseball schedule. Two interesting […]

Francesa: “Mets Don’t Want Oswalt”

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

While listening to WFAN’s Mike Francesa today he threw out an interesting blurb when a caller told him he wasn’t a supporter of the Mets going after Roy Oswalt. “The Mets don’t want Oswalt.” the “Sports Pope” proclaimed. Whether this is opinion or fact remains to be seen, but Mike was the one that broke […]

Arizona Fire Sale Could Change Things

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Matt Cerrone’s report that the Mets have enough prospects to land Cliff Lee should come as no surprise to those that follow the organization. As much as I believe Lee will ultimately wind up with the Yankees this offseason, I sense the Mets will make a serious run at the Seattle lefty. Whether they are […]

F-Mart Hot Streak Could Provide Valuable Trade Commodity

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Last night fans were treated to a broadcast of the Buffalo/Lehigh Valley game on SNY during the Mets off day. A familiar face provided the heroics as Fernando Martinez hit a two out walk off grand slam for a 7-6 victory. Martinez returned this weekend after spending a month on the disabled list with a […]

Why Renting Cliff Lee Might Make Sense

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

For the better part of six months we have been mentioning Cliff Lee in connection with the Yankees. There continues to be rumblings that Lee wants to pitch in the Bronx and be reunited with former teammate CC Sabathia. The Yankees have mutual interest, especially since they may have two openings in their 2011 starting […]

Out Loud Thinking on Lee, Joba, Reyes, and Hanley Ramirez

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Last night I threw out this trade proposal on twitter: Would you deal Jesus Montero and Joba Chamberlain to Seattle for Cliff Lee? After three plus years of fans holding on to Joba like fine china, these are the responses I received: chucksax: with a contract extension, yes, I’d trade them both! EvilEmpireNYY: I would […]

Listen: Weekly Digest

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The Weekly Digest returned to the PM last night as we talked Yankees, Mets, and some minor league baseball. Frank Russo and I started it off chatting about the Bombers. We discussed the fast start of Phil Hughes, if the Yankees should start Cervelli behind the plate with Posada at the DH, and why you […]