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Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: Brooklyn Cyclones 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 Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League. Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: Brooklyn Cyclones 391095 08: The Brooklyn Cyclones play their season opener in new Keyspan...

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Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Phillip Evans

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Phillip Evans 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...

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New York Mets Hire Mickey Callaway As Manager

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog New York Mets Hire Mickey Callaway As Manager The New York Mets have found their 21st manager, and the choice came out of left field. After early reports indicated that Kevin Long and Manny Acta were the favorites to land the job, the Mets have tabbed Cleveland Indians’ pitching coach Mickey Callaway as their manager, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports. Callaway, 42, had been Cleveland’s pitching coach since the start of the 2013 season. The Mets and Callaway are expected to agree to a three year contract, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports, with an official...

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Report: New York Mets Will Pick Up Jerry Blevins’ Option For 2018

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Report: New York Mets Will Pick Up Jerry Blevins’ Option For 2018 In news that falls into the obvious category, the New York Mets will pick up the 2018 option for relief pitcher Jerry Blevins, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports. Blevins, who went 6-0 with a 2.94 ERA and held lefties to a .197 batting average in 75 appearances, will earn $6.5 million next season. That is money well spent for the Mets as Blevins has become an elite lefty specialist since joining them in 2015. The Mets could have moved Blevins this summer...

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Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Jacob deGrom

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Jacob deGrom 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...

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Report: New York Mets Cut Their List Of Managerial Candidates Down To Four

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Report: New York Mets Cut Their List Of Managerial Candidates Down To Four The search for the New York Mets’ new manager appears to be coming to the finish line. After considering nearly a dozen candidates and interviewing five, the Mets have cut their list to four finalists, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. The remaining candidates are hitting coach Kevin Long, Mariners’ third base coach Manny Acta, White Sox’ third base coach Joe McEwing, and Indians’ pitching coach Mickey Callaway. Long has been rumored to be the favorite to land the...

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Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Travis d’Arnaud

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Travis d’Arnaud 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...

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Todd Frazier Could Make Sense For New York Mets Next Season

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Todd Frazier Could Make Sense For New York Mets Next Season The New York Yankees are a win from the World Series, making it tough for fans of the New York Mets. The Mets were supposed to be the team fighting for a spot in the Fall Classic this year, but injuries and poor play led to a 90 loss campaign instead. As a result of the poor season the Mets are in need of numerous upgrades if they hope to bounce back in 2018. One potential answer may take the form of Todd...

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Mike’s Mets Player Review Series: Michael Conforto

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: 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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