Category: Editorial

Amed Rosario’s spring by the numbers

Amed Rosario’s spring by the numbers

With time ticking down until Opening Day, the New York Mets have narrowed down their Spring Training roster. Many prospects have seen their time in big league camp come to an end with the World Baseball Classic’s conclusion. The Mets had several top prospects earn playing time this spring. This will be the first breakdown …

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Rene Rivera: Opening Day starter?

Rene Rivera: Opening Day starter?

While the Mets are expecting Travis d’Arnaud to be their everyday catcher this season, there isn’t a guarantee that d’Arnaud starts Opening Day for numerous reasons. As it now stands , Rene Rivera will be the #2 catcher. Rivera has always been known for his defense than his offensive abilities. On paper, d’Arnaud is the …

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Flores, Rivera, Walker: Solving the Mets’ second base wild card

Flores, Rivera, Walker: Solving the Mets’ second base wild card

By now word has gotten around about Wilmer Flores’s position preference. The utility infielder recently spoke about how he prefers to play second base but is willing to go where the team needs him. At least for 2017, his path is blocked on the infield by Neil Walker, who accepted the team’s qualifying offer this …

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Around Citi turns four, and what’s next

Around Citi turns four, and what’s next

Two years ago I had the pleasure to address Around Citi’s audience in advance of our two year anniversary as an independent website. Today, I am ecstatic to announce the site’s rebirth. What followed in 2015 was simply remarkable for the site, and a year I will never forget. I had the privilege to receive my first …

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New York Mets’ supplemental free agent options

New York Mets’ supplemental free agent options

The Mets will look to add “depth and versatility” in lieu of pursuing high-profile free agent outfielders like Justin Upton and Yoénis Cespedes. After the team signed Alejandro De Aza to complement Juan Lagares in center field, it will now look to add a right-handed hitting outfielder to spell left-handed outfielders Michael Conforto and Curtis …

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Alejandro De Aza’s signing leaves Nieuwenhuis vulnerable

Alejandro De Aza’s signing leaves Nieuwenhuis vulnerable

The New York Mets and outfielder Alejandro De Aza have agreed to a one-year, $5.75 million contract agreement, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. De Aza, 31, hit .262/.333/.422 in 2015 in 114 games with the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. The left-handed batter was primarily successful against right-handed pitching, against …

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Bobby Parnell once again at odds to rebound

Bobby Parnell once again at odds to rebound

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell, the team’s second-longest tenured player, is undergoing the rockiest stretch of his career during a time the team needs him to be better. Parnell has pitched to a 5.59 ERA in 19 1/3 innings this season, though his 3.94 FIP indicates he has been a bit unlucky. Only 16 months removed …

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