Category: ‘Quick Hits’

Curtis Granderson Has Been Ice Cold Atop New York Mets’ Lineup
May 26th, 2016 at 6:08 PM
One of the more underrated performers for the 2015 New York Mets was outfielder Curtis Granderson. Granderson was asked to move to the leadoff spot at the beginning of the season and had a tremendous year, batting .259 with 26 homers, 70 RBI's, 98 runs scored, and a .364 on...

Alejandro De Aza Volunteers to Learn Some First Base
May 20th, 2016 at 8:58 AM
Prior to last night's game with the Washington Nationals, there was an unusual sight during pre-game warmups. Alejandro De Aza, an outfielder by trade, was working out at first base. The workout was supervised by infield coach Tim Teufel, and ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports that this came as...

Yoenis Cespedes Says He Never Seriously Considered Signing with Washington Nationals
May 17th, 2016 at 2:09 PM
Just prior to re-signing with the New York Mets, Yoenis Cespedes received a five year contract offer from the Washington Nationals. The Nationals, the Mets' biggest division rivals, offered Cespedes a five year deal worth 105 million dollars that included significant deferred money, reducing present day compensation to just above...

Yoenis Cespedes Quietly Getting Job Done for New York Mets
May 5th, 2016 at 3:34 PM
During the winter, all the buzz surrounding the New York Mets was whether or not they would re-sign Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes, who carried them to the playoffs but did little once they got there, stayed on the free agent market for a long time after teams refused to meet his...

Michael Conforto Continues to Emerge as a Star for New York Mets
April 30th, 2016 at 8:43 PM
The New York Mets have exploded on offense over the past few weeks, scoring runs at an incredible pace and coming up with clutch hits all over the place. The offensive surge coincided with the promotion of second year outfielder Michael Conforto to the third spot in the lineup in...