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Mike's Mets Player Review Series: Yoenis Cespedes

By: Mike Phillips | October 17, 2018 Now that the 2018 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 roster for the Mets at the end of season from B (Tyler Bashlor) to Z (Daniel Zamora). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next...

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New York Mets Officially Rebrand New Triple-A Affiliate As Syracuse Mets

By: Mike Phillips | October 17, 2018 The New York Mets officially revealed their new Triple-A home yesterday. At a ceremony in upstate New York, the Mets confirmed that they are rebranding the Syracuse Chiefs as the Syracuse Mets, Danny Abriano of MetsBlog.com reports. As part of the move, the Mets are designing the Syracuse uniforms and are planning renovations to NBT Stadium. The team is also close to finalizing a new 25 year lease to keep the Mets’ new Triple-A affiliate in upstate New York through the 2043 season. This is a big deal for the Mets, who...

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Mike's Mets Player Review Series: Jay Bruce

By: Mike Phillips | October 16, 2018 Now that the 2018 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 roster for the Mets at the end of season from B (Tyler Bashlor) to Z (Daniel Zamora). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next...

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New York Mets' GM Search Continues At A Snail's Pace

By: Mike Phillips | October 15, 2018 The New York Mets’ quest for a new General Manager has officially entered its second week with no end in sight. The process took a hit when one of the top candidates on the Mets’ wish list, Cleveland Indians’ GM Mike Chernoff, decided not to pursue the position, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Chernoff is at least the third known candidate to turn down the chance for an interview, joining Twins’ GM Thad Levine and former Red Sox’ GM Ben Cherington. Nov 8, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians...

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Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: Gulf Coast League Mets

By: Mike Phillips | October 15, 2018 Now that the 2018 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 begin our climb up the minor league ladder today with a look at the rookie level Gulf Coast League Mets. Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: GCL Mets 2018 Record: 24-31, Fourth Place in GCL East Division Story: The 2018 season saw an improvement for the...

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Mike's Mets Player Review Series: Jerry Blevins

By: Mike Phillips | October 14, 2018 Now that the 2018 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 roster for the Mets at the end of season from B (Tyler Bashlor) to Z (Daniel Zamora). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next...

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Mike's Mets Player Review Series: Chris Beck

By: Mike Phillips | October 13, 2018 Now that the 2018 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 roster for the Mets at the end of season from B (Tyler Bashlor) to Z (Daniel Zamora). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next...

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Jose Reyes is New York Mets' Nominee For Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

By: Mike Phillips | October 12, 2018 New York Mets’ shortstop Jose Reyes has been named as the franchise’s candidate for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. The award, which is named in honor of the founding executive director for MLB’s Player’s Association, is voted on by players. This particular honor is bestowed upon a player who other players “most respect based on his leadership on the field and in the community.” Recent winners of the award include Anthony Rizzo (2017), former Met Curtis Granderson (2009 and 2016), and Adam Jones (2015). Sep 30, 2018; New York...

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Mike's Mets Player Review Series: Gerson Bautista

By: Mike Phillips | October 12, 2018 Now that the 2018 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 roster for the Mets at the end of season from B (Tyler Bashlor) to Z (Daniel Zamora). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next...

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Mike's Mets Player Review Series: Buddy Baumann

By: Mike Phillips | October 11, 2018 Now that the 2018 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 roster for the Mets at the end of season from B (Tyler Bashlor) to Z (Daniel Zamora). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next...

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Chaim Bloom, Mike Chernoff Latest Names To Emerge in New York Mets' General Manager Search

By: Mike Phillips | October 11, 2018 The New York Mets’ General Manager search has taken an interesting turn in the last day or so. The team snuck a young analytics based candidate into the mix, interviewing Tampa Bay Rays’ senior Vice President of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom yesterday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Bloom, who has been in the Rays’ front office for the past 14 years, has developed a strong reputation in the game for his use of analytics in helping the Rays compete despite a limited payroll. The Rays’ executive previously interviewed for...

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Mike's Mets Player Review Series: Tyler Bashlor

By: Mike Phillips | October 10, 2018 Now that the 2018 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 roster for the Mets at the end of season from B (Tyler Bashlor) to Z (Daniel Zamora). The review will look at their season statistics, stories, and what role (if any) they will have next...

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Report: Tony La Russa Called New York Mets To Offer Strong Endorsement of Gary LaRocque For GM Post

By: Mike Phillips | October 10, 2018 The New York Mets’ General Manager search is underway, and they have received some input from an unexpected source. Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa recently called a Mets’ official involved in the search to offer a strong recommendation for Gary LaRocque, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. LaRocque, the director of player development for the St. Louis Cardinals, is one of four publicly known candidates for the position at this time. La Russa, who worked with LaRocque in St. Louis, told the Post that “I don’t want to...

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