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Author: Mike Phillips

Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Yoenis Cespedes

Now that the 2017 season is over for the New York Mets, we have been looking back at the year that was. After taking a more general view of the offense, pitching, and coaching staff, it’s time to take a look back at the Mets’ players. This series will take a look at every player on the active roster for the Mets at the end of season from A (Nori Aoki) to W (David Wright). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next season. We continue our series today...

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Scott Boras Reports That Michael Conforto Is Making Excellent Progress After Shoulder Surgery

The biggest injury question dangling over the New York Mets this winter concerns Michael Conforto’s shoulder. Conforto was having a breakout season before dislocating his left shoulder during a swing on August 24th. The injury, which also involved a capsule tear, required surgery. That procedure was a success, although questions remained at the time about whether Conforto would be ready for the start of the season. If Conforto’s agent, Scott Boras, is correct the Mets will be very happy this spring. NEW YORK, NY – JULY 23: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets hits a solo home...

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Mets’ Manager Update: Kevin Long Reportedly The Early Favorite

The New York Mets’ managerial search is in its third week, and it looks as if things are progressing. The early favorite for the position appears to be hitting coach Kevin Long, Matt Ehalt of NJ.com reports. Long, who interviewed for the job over the weekend, has drawn rave reviews for his skills as a communicator and has received endorsements from former pupils like Yankees’ outfielder Brett Gardner and former Met Curtis Granderson. While Ehalt’s source indicated that Long is currently viewed as the favorite to land the job, but the team is currently planning on interviewing roughly six...

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Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Gavin Cecchini

Now that the 2017 season is over for the New York Mets, we have been looking back at the year that was. After taking a more general view of the offense, pitching, and coaching staff, it’s time to take a look back at the Mets’ players. This series will take a look at every player on the active roster for the Mets at the end of season from A (Nori Aoki) to W (David Wright). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next season. We continue our series today...

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New York Mets Expected To Interview Alex Cora, Joe McEwing For Manager’s Job This Week

The managerial search is in full swing for the New York Mets. After interviewing hitting coach Kevin Long last week, the Mets have a pair of candidates slated to interview for their vacant manager’s post in the coming days. Both men played for the Mets in the past and have drawn rave reviews for their potential as future skippers. Joe McEwing, who has spent the last few years on the Chicago White Sox’ coaching staff, is set to interview in the next few days, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. The other expected interview is with Houston...

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Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: Kingsport Mets

Now that the 2017 season is over, Minor League Mondays will take a look at each of the New York Mets’ minor league affiliates over the next several weeks. This series will take a look at each affiliate’s season highlights, top prospects, interesting promotions, and more. We continue our climb up the ladder today with a look at the A level Kingsport Mets of the Appalachian League. Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: Kingsport Mets 2017 Record: 29-37, Fourth Place in Appalachian League West Story: A step above rookie ball, the Kingsport Mets are one of the lowest levels in...

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Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Jamie Callahan

Now that the 2017 season is over for the New York Mets, we have been looking back at the year that was. After taking a more general view of the offense, pitching, and coaching staff, it’s time to take a look back at the Mets’ players. This series will take a look at every player on the active roster for the Mets at the end of season from A (Nori Aoki) to W (David Wright). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next season. We continue our series today...

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Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Asdrubal Cabrera

Now that the 2017 season is over for the New York Mets, we have been looking back at the year that was. After taking a more general view of the offense, pitching, and coaching staff, it’s time to take a look back at the Mets’ players. This series will take a look at every player on the active roster for the Mets at the end of season from A (Nori Aoki) to W (David Wright). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next season. We continue our series today...

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Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Chasen Bradford

Now that the 2017 season is over for the New York Mets, we have been looking back at the year that was. After taking a more general view of the offense, pitching, and coaching staff, it’s time to take a look back at the Mets’ players. This series will take a look at every player on the active roster for the Mets at the end of season from A (Nori Aoki) to W (David Wright). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next season. We continue our series today...

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New York Mets Set To Interview Kevin Long, Consider Mickey Callaway For Manager’s Job

The New York Mets appear ready to begin interviewing candidates for their vacant managerial position in the coming days. Hitting coach Kevin Long, who has widely been expected to garner serious consideration for the job, is set to interview for the post in the next few days, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Long, who is already committed to return to the Mets’ coaching staff as the hitting coach in 2018, has drawn rave reviews from both current and former players he has worked with. Another candidate has emerged in recent days, however, as the Mets are...

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New York Mets’ Managerial Search May Wait Until Joe Girardi’s Situation Is Resolved

The New York Mets are in the midst of a managerial search, but their quest to replace Terry Collins doesn’t appear to be in a real hurry. General Manager Sandy Alderson reportedly has a list of ten candidates to fill Collins’ shoes, and he plans to interview most of them before reaching a decision. One name that hasn’t gotten a ton of attention is Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi, whose contract is up at the end of the season. There are rumblings that Girardi could leave the Bronx after the playoffs, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports, and that could make...

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Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Jerry Blevins

Now that the 2017 season is over for the New York Mets, we have been looking back at the year that was. After taking a more general view of the offense, pitching, and coaching staff, it’s time to take a look back at the Mets’ players. This series will take a look at every player on the active roster for the Mets at the end of season from A (Nori Aoki) to W (David Wright). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next season. We continue our series today...

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Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Nori Aoki

Now that the 2017 season is over for the New York Mets, we have been looking back at the year that was. After taking a more general view of the offense, pitching, and coaching staff, it’s time to take a look back at the Mets’ players. This series will take a look at every player on the active roster for the Mets at the end of season from A (Nori Aoki) to W (David Wright). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next season. We begin our series today...

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