Tag "New York Mets"

Jenrry Mejia Signing Rough Look for MLB

The Boston Red Sox reported signing of former New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia comes with baggage. Absent from Major League Baseball since 2015, Mejia had shown promise up until that year. Whether or not that was solely thanks to

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2019 Outfield Preview: The Next 25

We always talk about how deep the Outfield is, but if you were to construct your outfield from just this list of 25 players, you would be in great shape.  With the exception of a few, there are at least 8 of the first 12 players on this list that have tremendous upside and could far exceed their draft value. And 11 of the 12 can be had outside the Top 100.  There is tremendous value in the later rounds for the Outfield Position this year. And you may not have to pay up for a stud:

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HOF Case – Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield was a Right-handed power hitter that was known for having one of the quickest bats in the game. This marks his 5th year on the Hall of Fame ballot. Will he get enough love from the Baseball Writers Association of America to get inducted this year?

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Diamondbacks Sign INF Wilmer Flores

According to reports from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Diamondbacks and infielder Wilmer Flores have come to an agreement on a 1yr $4.25 million deal.

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RIP Mel Stottlemyre

A legend died today. Melvin Leon Stottlemyre was a baseball icon for New York baseball. He lived most of his life for the pitchers that threw in the Bronx and Queens. Today we say goodbye to Mel after his long fight with cancer.

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Mets Land 2B Jed Lowrie on a 2-yr deal

According to reports from Jeff Passan the New York Mets and Jed Lowrie came to an agreement yesterday on a 2yr $20 million deal. Lowrie is a 10-yr vet and has spent the last spent the last 3 seasons with the Oakland Athletics.

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HOF Case – Jeff Kent

In the ongoing series focusing on MLB Hall of Fame candidates this year, let’s focus on Jeff Kent. He was one of the best hitting second basemen ever. So what has kept him from getting close to induction?

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HOF Case – Billy Wagner

This is the first installment of an ongoing series where we will look at the candidates for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. Billy Wagner was a dominant closer and this will be his fourth year on the ballot. Can he garner enough support for induction?

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Yoenis Cespedes – Heel Injury Review

Yoenis Cespedes heel injury was not the news Mets fans wanted to hear. The outcome will be even less popular. Retrocalcaneal bursitis and Achilles tendon calcification is a difficult injury to recover from when it occurs on one foot but having it on both feet and requiring surgery on both feet at the same time is a very daunting injury to come back from. Given his advancing age, at least in terms of a professional athlete, the recovery could be even more difficult.

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Noah Syndergaard on the DL for HFMD

The news Monday morning was that Noah Syndergaard was being placed on the 10-day DL list after being diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD).  Most people have heard of this disease but what does it mean to his availability?

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