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After a week in which the Mets traded two of their top run-producers, Marlon Byrd and John Buck, and lost ace Matt Harvey until possibly the 2015 season, Sandy Alderson believed it was necessary to address season-ticket holders.
The general manager sent out an email Thursday night thanking fans for their support and saying "the trade was the right decision as part of our plan moving forward."
Alderson...Read more »
The Mets have long liked pitcher Vic Black. Now it they're getting a second chance at him.
Black is the player to be named later coming from the Pirates to complete the Marlon Byrd/John Buck trade, it was announced Thursday afternoon. The Mets also received second base prospect Dilson Herrera in the deal. For more on Herrera, see our prospect profile.
Black tweeted from his verified...Read more »
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud was ranked as one of the top-100 prospects in baseball for four consecutive seasons by Baseball America. He’s been in the top-50 each of the past three seasons and top-25 each of the last two. Prior to this season, BA ranked him the No. 23 overall prospect, the Minor League Baseball Analyst had him No. 9 and MLB.com placed him No. 6.
All of this is a long way of...Read more »
The Mets traded Marlon Byrd, John Buck and cash on Tuesday to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league second baseman Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later. So who exactly are the Mets getting in this deal?
Herrera, 19, is a career .281 hitter with a .355 OBP, .455 slugging percentage and 21 home runs in 995 minor league plate appearances spread over three seasons. He was playing for...Read more »
1. NOAH SYNDERGAARD, RHP, Binghamton Mets (AA): 9-3 (22 starts), 2.43 ERA, 128 K, 26 BB
Struck out 33 and walked three in last five starts. Is 6-0 with 1.59 ERA since promotion to AA.
2. RAFAEL MONTERO, RHP, Las Vegas 51s (AAA): 12-6, 2.88 ERA, 137 K, 33 BB
Struck out 31, walked seven with a 1.63 ERA in last five starts.
3. BRANDON NIMMO, OF, Savannah Sand Gnats (Class A)...Read more »
Cubs outfielder David DeJesus was traded to the Nationals yesterday on a waiver claim for a player to be named later. It appears, however, that that claim was merely an attempt to block DeJesus from going somewhere else, because the Nationals have reportedly turned around and put DeJesus right back on waivers.
DeJesus is certainly a useful player, but the Nats believe their outfield is set...Read more »
After three games, Travis d'Arnaud is still looking for his first major-league hit. Here's a breakdown of his 12 at-bats. Walks 5 Flyouts 3 Groundouts 2* Strikeouts 2 *1 double play ...Read more »
Just days after logging his 1,000th career managerial win, and 780th for the Phillies, Charlie Manuel is out as Philadelphia’s skipper -- fired to be precise. He's been replaced by Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg.
Sometimes derisively dismissed as a “hayseed” for his “folksy” manner of speech and leadership – both by rival cities and inside Philadelphia – Manuel was no fool.
Manuel has a...Read more »
LOS ANGELES -- Rookie Wilmer Flores was not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, one night after he turned his right ankle in the second inning when his cleat slipped off the bag while rounding second base.
Manager Terry Collins said the third baseman might wind up on the disabled list if the lingering stiffness in his ankle does not improve.
Initially, Flores played through...Read more »
The Mets have found their very own Brett Gardner.
Centerfielder Juan Lagares has improved his hitting recently. However, even if he reverts to his early-season struggles at the plate, the numbers say it's still beneficial for him to be in the lineup every day.
Well, at least in the field.
Wins Above Replacement is an advanced stat used to quantify a player's...Read more »