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Mets 101 Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: Gulf Coast Mets
September 29th, 2014 at 1:06 PM
Now that the 2014 season is over, Mets 101's Minor League Mondays will take a look back at each of the New York Mets' minor league affiliates and review their seasons. Over the course of the next several weeks, we will review how each club performed this season, spotlight some...

Mets 101 Minor League Mondays: Logan Verrett
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:55 PM
Las Vegas 51's starting pitcher Logan Verrett has quietly navigated his way through the ranks of the New York Mets minor league system, becoming something of a sleeper pick to watch in Spring Training 2015. A former third round pick of the Mets out of Baylor University in 2011, Verrett...

New York Mets Could Significantly Change 40 Man Roster This Winter
September 19th, 2014 at 1:12 PM
The New York Mets' 40 man roster is in an interesting place right now. The 40 man roster is completely full, but will lose two men for sure once Bobby Abreu and Daisuke Matsuzaka hit free agency. That is offset, however, by the Mets having to move Matt Harvey and...

Minor League Mondays: Binghamton Mets Win Eastern League Championship
September 15th, 2014 at 12:56 PM
The New York Mets minor league affiliates had a successful season again this year, with three of them making the minor league playoffs. For the second consecutive season, the Mets' minor league system also produced a champion. One year after the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats won the South Atlantic League...

New York Mets Will not Recall Noah Syndergaard This Season
September 9th, 2014 at 8:19 AM
Even though the Las Vegas 51's are out of the minor league playoffs, prospect Noah Syndergaard's season is over. The New York Mets announced they will not recall Syndergaard for a major league debut this month, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Syndergaard tossed 138.1 innings for the 51's this...

Mets 101 Minor League Mondays: Ahmed Rosario
September 8th, 2014 at 11:47 PM
Ahmed Rosario has been in the Mets system for just two seasons, but is quickly turning heads in the organization, rapidly moving up the minor league ranks. After spending the majority of the 2014 season with Short-A Brooklyn, the eighteen year old got the call to Single-A Savannah, as part...

Minor League Mondays: Meet the First September Call Ups
September 1st, 2014 at 2:24 PM
The New York Mets announced four callups from their minor league system after the game Sunday. Rosters traditionally expand on September 1st from 25 to 40, allowing teams in playoff chases to add reinforcements and minor leaguers to get a cup of coffee at the big league level. The Mets...

Wally Backman Named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year
August 31st, 2014 at 7:34 PM
The Las Vegas 51's have had another outstanding season under the guidance of manager Wally Backman. Backman, a former Met, was named the Pacific Coast League's Manager of the Year in an announcement by the league office. Backman has managed the 51's to a second consecutive 80 win campaign and...

New York Mets’ September Call Ups Could Be Influenced by Injury
August 29th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Traditionally, the New York Mets make very few September callups right on September 1st. The Mets prefer to only call up players they absolutely need right now, while leaving the majority of their players with the affiliates until their seasons conclude. This is especially true if the affiliate is in...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Conforto Starts Strong for Brooklyn
August 25th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
2014 first round pick Michael Conforto was given high praise after the New York Mets selected him 10th overall in the draft. Conforto was rated as the best college hitter available, with some reporters speculating he could start as high as AA Binghamton in the Mets' minor league system. The...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Fulmer Having Tough Transition in St. Lucie
August 18th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Besides the big three of Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, and Zack Wheeler, one of the more intriguing arms in the New York Mets' farm system is MIchael Fulmer. Fulmer, a 2011 draftee of Sandy Alderson, has a tremendous fastball and slider combo that led some to believe he could be...

Minor League Mondays: Matt Reynolds Could Become First Alderson Draftee to Reach Major Leagues
August 11th, 2014 at 8:59 PM
For all the talk about the Mets' improved farm system under Sandy Alderson, he is still awaiting his first draftee to make the major league roster. All of the team's top young pieces on the major league roster were either drafted by Omar Minaya (Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Jenrry Mejia...

Minor League Mondays: New York Mets Non-Committal to Noah Syndergaard Call-Up
August 4th, 2014 at 8:14 PM
The New York Mets' best group is their starting rotation. The Mets' starting pitching has been strong all season, as the starters have given the Mets a chance to win games nearly every night. The group is so solid that it is tough to break in. With Bartolo Colon remaining...

Minor League Mondays: Cory Mazzoni Finally Makes It to Las Vegas
July 28th, 2014 at 3:04 PM
The Las Vegas 51's rotation was expected to be a stellar one at the beginning of the season. The New York Mets had already committed Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero, and Noah Syndergaard to that rotation. Cory Mazzoni, a 2011 second round pick out of North Carolina State, was supposed to...

Brandon Nimmo Struggling to Adapt to AA
July 23rd, 2014 at 10:35 PM
When Brandon Nimmo was promoted from Single-A St. Lucie to AA Binghamton nearly one month ago, the former first-round pick was tearing the cover off the ball, batting .322 with 73 hits through the first 62 games of his season. Since, the 21-year old hasn't been able to find that...

Wilmer Flores Has 22 Game Hitting Streak with Las Vegas 51′s
July 22nd, 2014 at 2:32 PM
The New York Mets demoted Wilmer Flores to the Las Vegas 51's last month to try and find him regular playing time. Flores had been added to the big league roster in May to supplant Ruben Tejada at shortstop, but it somehow never materialized. Tejada hit well enough to maintain...

Report: New York Mets are Getting Calls on Bartolo Colon
July 14th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
The New York Mets are in a tricky position at the All Star Break. While many would have pegged the Mets as sellers just 10 days ago, an 8-2 stretch to end the first half has given the team a new lease on life. The Mets have a pulse right...

Minor League Mondays: Kevin Plawecki and Noah Syndergaard Represent New York Mets at Futures Game
July 14th, 2014 at 10:24 AM
MLB's annual Futures Game took place yesterday afternoon at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Futures Game is baseball's annual showcase of the top minor league talent in the game, and the New York Mets had two players representing them in the contest. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard made his second consecutive Futures...

New York Mets Sign First Round Draft Pick Michael Conforto
July 10th, 2014 at 9:54 AM
After an unusually long waiting period, the New York Mets finally signed their first round draft pick. The Mets and Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto agreed to terms on a deal pending a physical, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports. The two sides had agreed to a 2.97 million dollar signing bonus...

Minor League Mondays: 2013 First Rounder Dominic Smith Holding His Own with Savannah Sand Gnats
July 7th, 2014 at 8:19 AM
One of the more highly touted first round picks in years for the New York Mets was made last season. The pick, which was expected to be highly scrutinized since General Manager Sandy Alderson refused to part with it to sign Michael Bourn, resulted in high school first baseman Dominic Smith...