1. New York Mets: Prospects Who Have the Highest Ceilings

    The organizational depth of the New York Mets is not yet elite, but it has certainly much improved over the past two seasons...

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  2. New York Mets: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week No. 4

    If the Major League Baseball season is not enough to satisfy you, there is always the minor leagues to fill that void. Each team has a number of affiliations in their farm system that provide baseball for the enthusiast...

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  3. New York Mets: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week No. 3

    Prospects are called prospects for a reason, nothing is certain. When you have blue-chip talents, however, there is less of a chance that the player will turn out like Lastings Milledge and they're more likely to turn into David Wright or Jose Reyes.

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  4. Harvey Versus Strasburg: Previewing the Great Pitcher's Duel

    There has been a changing of the guards in the NL East in the past year. Not only have the Washington Nationals become the class of the division, but Stephen Strasburg has become the most dominating pitcher, surpassing Roy Halladay...

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  5. New York Mets Minor Leaguers Who Will See Time in the Majors This Season

    This is a critical year for the New York Mets organization as a whole. They not only need to see their top prospects graduate to the big leagues, but they must have some of their lower-level ...

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  6. New York Mets: Early-Season Storylines to Track

    It's hard to contain excitement for your team's early-season success. For New York Mets fans, however, it is important that you realize historical context. In recent years, it hasn't been April that has been a foe to the Mets...

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  7. The Most Exciting Plays in Baseball

    What makes baseball the best sport is the infinite possibilities of occurrences that happen in every single game...

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  8. New York Mets: Post-Spring Training Scouting Reports on Team's Top Prospects

    New York Mets fans have adopted patience during this period of rebuilding. Actually, there has been no choice but to be patient, considering the plan the organization has implemented...

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  9. Johan Santana's Best, Worst Moments as New York Mets Ace

    When the New York Mets traded for Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins in the offseason of 2008, most of the baseball world was shocked. Santana, after all, was a two-time Cy Young winner in the prime of his career...

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  10. Johan Santana: Surgery Appears Likely for Mets Former Ace

    He had one more opportunity to rectify his tremendous contract, and now his season appears over. "A second surgery is a strong possibility," said Mets GM Sandy Alderson ( via the New York Times )...

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  11. New York Mets: Game by Game Predictions for April

    Last April, Terry Collins stressed the importance of the New York Mets getting off to a quick start in order for the younger players to realize they belong. Well, they finished the month with a record of 13-10, much to the surprise of many people...

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  12. New York Mets Who Made Huge Leaps This Offseason

    Throw a bunch of players against the wall and see who sticks. That's essentially the blueprint for success for Mets general manager Sandy Alderson this offseason, as evidenced by ...

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  13. Why Expert Predictions for the New York Mets Are All Wrong

    Some people think they have it all figured out. ESPN and MLB Tonight , for example, employ a lot of former players who have plenty of credibility in terms of evaluating talent...

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  14. 50 Bold MLB Predictions for 2013

    "You can observe a lot by watching." The legendary Yogi Berra made that claim decades ago, and although it is a typically baffling statement from the 10-time World Series champion, it is a lesson for baseball fans...

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  15. New York Mets: Predicting Regular Season Record

    It may not take the same level of intellect as Nate Silver predicting the entire Senate, but it takes a great deal of knowledge to predict baseball. Take for example the 2012 Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox ...

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  16. Sandy Alderson Must Not Make Same Mistake He Made 16 Years Ago

    One of the big story lines entering 2013 will be the situation between Johan Santana and the New York Mets . Santana is entering the final season of his six-year deal worth $137...

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  17. New York Mets: Latest Predictions for the Winner of Each Key Position Battle

    The strength of the New York Mets in 2013 will certainly consist of strong starting pitching and one of the best all-around infields in the game...

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  18. New York Mets: Top Story Lines at the Start of Spring Training

    One of the defining qualities of the New York Mets during Omar Minaya's era was their annual huge free-agent acquisition...

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  19. New York Mets: Could the 2000 World Series Club Provide Optimism for 2013?

    Jay Payton may not go down as a notable player in the history of baseball or even in New York Mets franchise history. He was, however, the most significant contributor of the outfield on the last Mets team to appear in the Fall Classic 13 years ago...

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  20. New York Mets: 4 Things Team Must Do Before Spring Training Games Start Up

    You have to possess a certain level of patience if you are a fan of the New York Mets these days. They haven't had a winning season since 2008 and have actually taken a step back each of the past two years...

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  21. New York Mets: Bold Predictions for Every Starting Pitcher

    If not for the presence of R.A. Dickey in 2012, the New York Mets ' fans would have had almost nothing to be excited about. The operative word being "almost" in that case...

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  22. New York Mets: 5 Possible Batting Orders for 2013

    No offense, but there is none. The New York Mets will most likely be entering 2013 as the fourth best team in the NL East, a familiar place for the organization...

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  23. How the New York Mets Can Land Justin Upton

    Just five years ago the New York Mets pulled off one of the greatest surprise trades in recent memory by acquiring two-time Cy Young award winner Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins ...

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  24. New York Mets: 5 Greatest Moments of Mike Piazza's Career in Queens

    When debating who is the greatest hitting catcher of all time, the argument starts and ends with Mike Piazza. He finished his career with 427 home runs, 220 of which came with the Mets...

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  25. New York Mets: Why the Current FA Market Favors the Mets

    Until we see otherwise, it's hard to believe that the New York Mets front office will acquire a top-flight player. That may not be a problem; however, as several second-tier players that could benefit the Mets are still available...

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