Category: ‘Catchers’

Mets 101 Offseason Position Preview: Catcher
October 20th, 2016 at 3:00 PM
With the offseason set to begin in the next few weeks, the New York Mets have a lot of work to do. Before the Mets get to work in free agency, Mets 101 will do a position by position breakdown of the roster. This breakdown will review the team's in...

New York Mets Have Questions Behind the Plate in 2017
October 16th, 2016 at 8:57 AM
It's incredible how much things can change in the course of one season. New York Mets' catcher Travis d'Arnaud entered 2016 on the rise, fresh off a campaign where he batted .268 with 12 homers in only 239 at bats. The expectation was that with a bit more health, d'Arnaud...

Rene Rivera Starting to Earn More Playing Time than Travis D’Arnaud
September 16th, 2016 at 7:04 AM
For much of the season, Travis d'Arnaud has been the starting catcher for the New York Mets. The Mets' backup is Rene Rivera, and he had been deployed primarily as a personal catcher for Noah Syndergaard to help the tall righty deal with base stealers. Rivera has always been well...

Minor League Mondays: Tomas Nido Wins Florida State League Batting Title
September 5th, 2016 at 7:13 PM
One of the most important positions to develop depth at for a Major League Baseball team is catcher. Finding capable backstops who can man the position is a difficult enough task, so any catcher who can hit is worth his weight in gold. The New York Mets have a potentially...

New York Mets’ Target Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade to Cleveland Indians
July 31st, 2016 at 11:34 AM
Late last night it appeared that the New York Mets were going to miss out on a chance to land All Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to trade Lucroy to the Cleveland Indians for a four player package headlined by catching prospect Francisco Mejia. The deal was...