Tag: New York Mets

Rafael Montero to Debut in Binghamton

Rafael Montero to Debut in Binghamton

Rafael Montero made a name for himself this spring when he had an impressive showing against the Washington Nationals on March 24th and will officially see himself in the starting rotation at AA-Binghamton to begin the season according to Press Connects. Montero, 22, has emerged as one of the Mets’ top prospects behind the likes …

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What Makes Opening Day Important?

What Makes Opening Day Important?

Roger Hornsby is regarded as one of the greatest professional ballplayers to ever play nearly a century after he last appeared in the Major Leagues. However, Hornsby may now be remembered more by fans as the man who’s responsible for the now-infamous quote about baseball and the offseason: People ask me what I do in …

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The Jose Reyes Effect

The Jose Reyes Effect

Earlier today, Terry Collins all but appointed interim second baseman Jordanny Valdespin as his Opening Day leadoff hitter. Collins, citing Valdespin’s scorching hot start and increased plate discipline this spring, made a decision that is going to negatively influence the team’s performance until Daniel Murphy returns. The decision to make Valdespin the leadoff man is …

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How Dillon Gee Became an Important Asset to the New York Mets

How Dillon Gee Became an Important Asset to the New York Mets

The New York Mets may have fallen to the Detroit Tigers this afternoon in Lakeland, Florida, but there were reasons to be happy with several performances in spite of the loss.┬áDillon Gee, coming off of season-ending surgery to remove a blood clot from his right shoulder, continued his successful spring with four innings of one-run …

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Could a Beltran Reunion Be Looming?

Could a Beltran Reunion Be Looming?

It was announced today (via NYDN)┬áthat St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal would miss the 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery to repair his damaged elbow. Furcal, 35, is on the receiving end of the surgery after months of attempted rehabilitation proved fruitless to his efforts. Former Met Ronny Cedeno is a candidate to …

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Should New York Follow Chicago and Tampa Bay’s Leads? Yes, But Not Yet

Should New York Follow Chicago and Tampa Bay’s Leads? Yes, But Not Yet

The Chicago White Sox inked 24-year-old All-Star Chris Sale to a five-year, $32M extension with two option years that could bring the total value to $60M over seven years. The deal is similar to that of Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore, who in 2011 signed a five-year extension worth $14M with three option years that could …

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Jonathon Niese Roughed Up By Venezuela

Jonathon Niese Roughed Up By Venezuela

Jonathon Niese was roughed up in this afternoon’s exhibition game against the All-Star casted Venezuelan WBC team. Venezuela, boasting a lineup that consists of Triple Crown Award winner Miguel Cabrera, 2011 National League Batting Champion Carlos Gonzalez, and All-Stars Elvis Andrus, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Pablo Sandoval, was able to shell Niese for six hits and …

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Bourn Fits in Flushing

Bourn Fits in Flushing

As the last Sunday in January bears it’s ugly head, Michael Bourn remains the only star free agent left on the board. Bourn, a Scott Boras client, was speculated to be in line for a 5-year contract estimated to be worth $15M per year. However, as the days creep closer to spring training and Bourn …

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Why Gee Makes More Sense Than Oswalt

Why Gee Makes More Sense Than Oswalt

Adding a 3-time All Star pitcher to a 74-win team is typically a sound move, but I was met with confusion this afternoon when reports indicated that the Mets have strong interest in acquiring LHP Roy Oswalt. Oswalt, entering his age 35 season, has many qualities that you would want in a starting pitcher: A …

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Welcome Back to Around Citi!

Welcome Back to Around Citi!

In April 2010, I created Around Citi as a venue to write and expand my horizons on the internet. After a successful few months on the site, I decided to head out for greener pastures as I joined Ed Ryan’s Mets Fever. I stayed with Mets Fever for over one year before partnering with Matthew …

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