Monday, December 31, 2007

12/30 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 1 for 3, K, .313
Jorge Sosa IP, H, BB, K, 0.00 era

Sunday, December 30, 2007

12/29 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 2 for 4, run, K, .308

Saturday, December 29, 2007

12/28 Winter Leagues Report!

Anderson Hernandez (pr, 2b)
Jose Reyes (c) 0 for 2, .222
Adam Bostick 1.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BBs, 20.25 era, L (0-1)
Willie Collazo 5.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BBs, 3 Ks, HR, 3.20 era, L (3-3)
Edgardo Alfonzo (game 1, 3b) 0 for 3, .339
Jesus Gamero (game 1, pr)
Edgardo Alfonzo (game 2, 3b) 0 for 2, run, BB, .335
Jesus Gamero (game 2, pr, lf) 0 for 3, run, RBI, K, .214

Friday, December 28, 2007

12/27 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 1 for 4, 2b, run, .286
Jorge Sosa 0.2 IP, 0.00 era
Rhiner Cruz (?) 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 54.05 era*

* - someone R Cruz pitched in a 10-1 blowout for Aguilas, I'm making a pretty bold assumption that it was Rhiner. More info as it becomes available.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

12/26 Winter League Report!

The DWL round-robin playoff tourney has started, so the AVGs have been reset, that should explain the discrepancies for the DWL teams/players.

Jose A Reyes (c) 1 for 3, K, .333
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 4, 2b, 2 RBI, BB, .341

Monday, December 24, 2007

12/23 Winter Leagues Report! COLLAZO! Reyes!

Willie Collazo 8 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 Ks, 3.02 era, W (3-2)
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 4, .341 (game 1)
Ruben Gotay (ss) 0 for 1, run, RBI, BB, .200 (game 1)
Edgardo Alfonzo (dh) 1 for 2, BB, .343 (game 2)
Ivan Maldonado IP, 3.93 era, SV (14) (game 2)
Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 3, 2 Ks, .170
Raul Reyes (lf) 2 for 3, run, K, .500

Sunday, December 23, 2007

12/22 Winter Leagues Report!

Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 5, 2 Ks, .174
Adam Bostick 5.1 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 5 Ks, 2.77 era
German Marte IP, H, K, 0.00 era

Saturday, December 22, 2007

12/21 Winter League Report!

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 0 for 4, K, .183
Jorge Sosa IP, H, K, 0.00 era

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Second Annual MPH System Audit

No timetable yet for it's release, but we've been working on it for the past couple of months. Included within will be updated scouting reports (the ones we have access to, anyway), updates stats for 2007, and maybe a Draft Top 10. All in addition to the same in depth analysis we did on the first edition of this update.

Here is a link to Part I from last year, so you can know what to expect.

12/20 Winter Leagues Report!

Carlos Gomez (dh) 0 for 1, run, .262, SB (10)
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 3, .331
Ruben Gotay (ss) 0 for 1, K, .182
Jesus Gamero (rf) 1 for 3, .240

Thursday, December 20, 2007

12/19 Winter Leagues Report! Gomez?

Carlos Gomez (dh) 2 for 4, 2 runs, K, .264, SB (9), CS (6) - I believe that's 6 straight games with a CS - not sure what's going on there.
Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 3, BB, K, .190
Jose A Reyes (c) 0 for 4, .217

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

12/18 Winter Leagues Report! Gomez (kinda)!

Jorge Sosa IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era
Matias Carrillo IP, 2 BBs, 5.00 era
Carlos Gomez (rf) 2 for 5, run, 2b (4), RBI (6), BB, K, .255, CS (5)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

12/17 Winter Leagues Report!

Carlos Gomez (rf) 1 for 4, run, .247, SB (8), CS (4)
Jose A Reyes (C) 1 for 3, BB, .278
Adam Bostick 3.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BBs, K, HR, 4.70 era, L (0-1)

Monday, December 17, 2007

12/16 Winter Leagues Thread

Carlos Gomez 2 for 4, run, K, CS
Fonzie 1 for 4, 2b
Jose Sanchez 4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER
Steve Schmoll 2 IP, H
Ivan Maldonado 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, BB, L

Blame milb.com for not having boxscores updated if you miss the ERAs, BAs, etc...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

12/15 Winter Leagues Report...

Carlos Gomez (rf) 0 for 3, .236, CS (2)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

12/14 Winter Leagues Report!

Duran Duran - Come Undone - really good song. ;)

Carlos Gomez (rf) 1 for 2, BB, .244, SB (7)

He's gone 5/2 in terms of BB/K his 10 games.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

12/12 Winter Leagues Report! Collazo!

Willie Collazo 6.1 IP, 6 H, BB, 5 Ks, 3.46 era, W (2-2)
Ruben Gotay (ss) 1 for 3, BB, K, .197
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 0 for 3, K, .345
Ivan Maldonado 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, ER, BB, 2.16 era, L (0-2)
Steve Schmoll 0.2 IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12/11 Winter Leagues Report!

Ruben Gotay (ss) 0 for 5, K, .190
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 4, .353
Ivan Maldonado IP, H, K, 1.65 era, SV (13)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

12/10 Winter Leagues Report

Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 5, run, RBI, 2 Ks, .356
Ruben Gotay (ss) 1 for 3, run, .208
Ivan Maldonado IP, H, 1.76 era, SV (12)

Endy Chavez was not in the lineup for Magallanes

Monday, December 10, 2007

Endy Chavez left yesterday's game with discomfort...

I ran the article through Google translator, which is always worth some amusement:

Andrus, who came in the first inning to replace Endy Chavez due to some discomfort, connected his third home run of the season and towed four rayitas.

From further down that article:

Endy Chavez was injured in the very first episode in a move treads and third runs at the plate. The gardener suffered a pulled in corva right and the left ankle sprain. Today, Monday, will be considered by Flavio Abathamateo, medical equipment, to know the extent of injury.

Link

Edit: And he's not in tonight's lineup for Magallanes.

12/9 Winter Leagues Report!

Endy Chavez (cf) 1 for 1, run, .476
Jesus Gamero (lf, rf) 1 for 5, run, 2b, BB, K, .227
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 3, run, 2 RBI, K, 362
Ruben Gotay (ph, ss) 1 for 1, BB, .200

Sunday, December 09, 2007

It's a little early, but the Mets 2008 Draft Picks are...

18. From Atlanta for Tom Glavine
22. Mets 1st round pick
33. Sandwich 1st rounder - for Type A FA Tom Glavine

From what I've read, the sandwich round should be around 21 picks, meaning that the Mets next pick should be 22nd from 52 (2nd round - 74). I could be wrong, however.

12/8 Winter Leagues Report!

Endy Chavez (cf) 0 for 4, K, .450
Edgardo Alfonzo (dh) 1 for 4, 2b, K, .363
Jesus Gamero (lf) 0 for 2, .235
Bill "Blast from the Past" Pulsipher 6 IP, 4 H, 4 Ks, 3.00 era, W (2-0)

Saturday, December 08, 2007

12/7 Winter Leagues Report! Gomez is back!

Carlos Gomez (rf) 0 for 3, BB, .238
Jose A Reyes (dh) 0 for 4, K, .214
Endy Chavez (cf) 2 for 4, 3b, 2 RBIx
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 4, K
Ruben Gotay (2b) 0 for 2, run, BB
Ivan Maldonado IP, K

Friday, December 07, 2007

12/6 Winter Leagues Report! Not quiet!

Jose A Reyes (DH) 1 for 4, RBI, .300
Adam Bostick 4 IP, H, 3 BBs, K, 0.00 era
Willie Collazo 5 IP, 8 H, ER, 2 BBs, 2 Ks, 4.13 era, W (1-2)
Endy Chavez (cf) 2 for 4, .583
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 0 for 2, BB, .371
Ruben Gotay (ph) 0 for 1, K, .191
Jorge Sosa IP, BB, K, 0.00 era
Matias Carrillo IP, H, 3 Ks, 5.87 era

LATE ADDITION:

Deolis Guerra IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks, 18 era
Wilmer Flores (dh) 2 for 5, run, 2b, K, .264

Thursday, December 06, 2007

12/5 Winter Leagues Report

Endy Chavez (cf) 2 for 4, run, .625
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 2 for 4, 2 RBI, .377
Ivan Maldonado IP, H, 2.02 era, SV (11)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Fireworks Night 2000 to be on SNY

12/12 @ 7pm

One of the greatest regular season Met games in the last decade. You will not be disappointed.

12/4 "Winter Leagues" Report

Quiet.

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 0 for 4, K, .196

Sunday, December 02, 2007

12/1 Winter Leagues Report!

Endy Chavez (cf) 3 for 4, run, BB, .750
Edgardo Alfonzo (dh) 2 for 4, 2b, .355
Ruben Gotay (2b) 0 for 2, .190
Ivan Maldonado IP, 2 H, ER, 2 Ks, 2.08 era, SV (11)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

My take on the Milledge trade

Ok I know Tejesh, and many other Mets fans were infuriated by this trade, I mean come on, look at it, our "budding all star home grown outfielder" (/end sarcasm) for two scrubs from the Nationals. I loved Milledge as much as the next fan, but to be 100% honest, chances are he wasn't going to be an All Star any time soon. 5 tools? Maybe so, but most of the 5 tools are mediocre at best. While I think he will be able to hit for good average, the ceiling on his power and overall defense or speed doesn't have All-Star written anywhere on it. Lets face it, Milledge was going to be a homegrown, young, cheap, decent outfielder. Nothing wrong with that, but to say this rivals the KAZMIR trade, in which we traded a stud ACE left handed pitcher is disgustingly off base. That brings me to my next point in relation to the Kazmir trade. Zambrano, while a decent pitcher when we acquired him with a bit of upside, had 1 solid season for us. After that? Nothing. We traded 15 years of an ACE lefty pitcher for 1 year of a 4.2 era #4 pitcher. Milledge was traded for a top 3 defensive catcher in the game(who is still only 31), who also handles pitching staffs really well and should make a huge impact right away on our younger pitchers, and an OF'er who was once as highly regarded as Milledge, but might be somewhat of a late bloomer. Church was far from bad last year, he showed good power(43 2b and 15 hr in 470 ab in the worst park for hitters in the league, not to mention on a non contending team with hardly any protection in the lineup) and has had a consistent .275+ avg the last 2 years.
Neither Schneider nor Church are garbage players, to say that is ignorant. Both, IMO, are upgrades to this team for the 2008 season. Is it just me, or am I the only one who thinks Church has a chance to be another one of those hidden gems Omar grabs, ala Maine, who breaks out next season for some ridiculously unexpected(around here) .290+, 30 hr, 35 2b, 100 rbi, season? Sure hes 29, but look at Carlos Pena! Another late blooming left handed hitter who just recently got a chance at 600+ ab in his prime, and look what he did. I'm not saying Church will put up the ridiculous numbers Pena put up, but who is to say he won't outperform an essentially rookie 22 year old outfielder who hasn't really put up any stats worth getting worked up over? I am willing to bet that Church outperforms Milledge in 2008, AND the 2009 season, at least. If you can figure out a fair measure of performance(whether it be OPS, SLG, combination of Average, power, production, whatever), I'll make a friendly bet with you.

The trade isn't fantastic, its not a slam dunk for an Ace we were looking for, and I don't think is was necessary, but whats done is done. It happened, and theres nothing we can do about it besides root for our 2 newest players, and talk about what they will do to help this team win a world series next season. We upgraded 2 positions in one fell swoop. We gave up a guy who's ceiling isn't nearly as high as the 2 other OF'ers we have in our system, and got back someone who becomes my breakout candidate for 08, as well as a catcher who won't get run on everytime someone is on base and will be able to improve this pitching staff tremendously while working with some of our younger "throwers".

On a side note, I would like to see us sign an OF'er who can hit lefties very well to give Church a day off against a tough lefty, Shannon Stewarts name has been tossed around, and I wouldn't be against that. Also, one final thought. Who says Church won't be coveted by one of the teams we are trying to acquire a pitcher from? He seems like a Billy Beane type of player, and maybe the Orioles would have rather wanted him instead of Milledge as well. Church isn't worthless, and is still 4 years away from free agency, and he can play all 3 outfield positions.

11/30 Winter Leagues Report!

Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .204
Ruben Gotay (2b) 2 for 5, BB, K

Friday, November 30, 2007

As per WFAN...Milledge traded for garbage...

WFAN has learned that the New York Mets have traded Lastings Milledge to the Washington Nationals for LF Ryan Church and C Brian Schneider.

I guess Metsblog, SNY are also going with this. My reaction:

This trade rivals the Kazmir trade in terms of stupidity and retardation of the one pulling the trigger on our side. I do not care if that's PC or whatever. Lastings Milledge is going to be a STAR in this league, very quickly. He's going to hit .280/.350/.500 next year, very good production for a corner OF. Unbelieveable. I am just beyond angry, I am in a RAGE about this. This goes down as one of the top 10 stupidest trades in Met history.

11/29 Winter Leagues Report! FONZIE!

What, already, is it 1994?

Ruben Gotay (ph, 2b) 0 for 1, .171
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 3 for 5, 2 runs, 2 RBI, .333
Ivan Maldonado IP, K, 1.50 era
Matias Carrillo IP, 2 H, 6.75 era

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dear Isiah Thomas:

Kill yourself. You suck.

11/28 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (C) 1 for 3, K, .200
Anderson Hernandez (2b) 2 for 4, run, .213, SB (3), CS (1)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

11/27 Winter Leagues Report!

Carlos Gomez (cf) 0 for 1, K, .247, HBP
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 BBs, .320
Ruben Gotay (pr, ss)
Anderson Hernandez (2b) 1 for 5, 2 runs, 2b, RBI, K, .200

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

As per 'mwuc06fan' on NYFS...Carlos Gomez was just hit in the head

with a breaking ball. Updates as they become available.

11/26 Winter Leagues Report!

Carlos Gomez (rf) 0 for 4, K, .250 (2 for 20 skid)
Anderson Hernandez (2b) 2 for 5, run, 2b, 3 RBI, K, .200

Monday, November 26, 2007

11/25 Winter Leagues Report

Miguel Negron (cf) 0 for 1, .221
Carlos Gomez (cf) 0 for 4, .263 (in a 2 for 16 slump)
Willie Collazo 4.2 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 2 BBs, K, 5.24 era, L (0-2) (last 3 GS: 11.1 IP, 23 H, 13 ER, 5 BBs, 4 Ks, 0-2, 10.32 era)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

11/24 Winter Leagues Report

Carlos Gomez (cf) 0 for 4, .278
Anderson Hernandez (2b) 1 for 5, K, .187
Ryan Cullen IP, 2 H, R, K, 5.87 era
Ruben Gotay (ph) 0 for 1, .176

Saturday, November 24, 2007

11/23 Winter Leagues Report! Gomez!

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 1 for 5, run, 2 RBI, .203
Carlos Gomez (cf) 2 for 4, 2 runs, RBI, BB, .294
Ruben Gotay (ph, ss) 0 for 2, K, .182
Edgar Alfonzo 0.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 81 era

Thursday, November 22, 2007

11/21 Winter Leagues Report

Various IWLs

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 1 for 3, .185
Miguel Negron (cf) 0 for 2, K, .238
Carlos Gomez (cf) 0 for 4, .281

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

11/20 Winter Leagues Report + Info

Carlos Gomez (dh) 1 for 4, run, BB, .300, SB (6)
Ruben Gotay (2b) 0 for 2, K, .194
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 0 for 4, K, .291
Anderson Hernandez (2b) 2 for 4, K, .177
Ryan Cullen IP, 6.75 era, 1:2:0
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The regulated American winter leagues are over. Over the next two months, we'll be working hard on our second System Audit, which should be out sometime around the last week of January or the first week in February. For an idea of what to expect, check out last year's version, here is a link to parts 1 and 2:

Part 1
Part 2

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

OMG! MOTA traded for Estrada

Good riddance you sack of fucking garbage. Try shooting some more roids.

11/19 Winter Leagues Report...or something like that

Various IWLs

Carlos Gomez (ph, rf) 0 for 1, IBB, .304

Yes, that's it. And whoever is managing Escogido should be killed. You don't put a red white hot Gomez in the lineup off 4 straight multi-hit games? FUCK YOU!

Monday, November 19, 2007

11/18 Link

Boxscore HWL @ 11pm
Gameday HWL

Edit @ 1115pm: The game has been postponed due to rain. It most likely will be played tomorrow.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

11/18 Winter Leagues Report! Murphy! Gomez!

Waikiki 6, Honolulu 3

Hector Pellot (2b) 0 for 4, 2 runs, BB, 3 Ks, .275
Dan Murphy (3b) 2 for 3, 2 runs, 2b, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BBs, K, .274
Lucas Duda (1b) 2 for 5, RBI, .340

Licey 7, Escogido 5

Anderson Hernandez (ss) 2 for 4, .160
Carlos Gomez (cf) 2 for 5, run, 2b, K, .309 (4th straight multi-hit game)
Ambiorix Concepcion (ph, rf) 1 for 1, run, HR, 2 RBI, BB, .250

Various IWLs

Ruben Gotay (2b) 2 for 5, 2 runs, .207
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 3 for 4, 2 runs, 3b, 3 RBI, BB, .307

Mets resign Luis Castillo: 4 yeas, 25 mil

Link

This is a TERRIBLE contract. Absolutely terrible. I am very quickly losing faith in Omar.

11/18 Links

Boxscore HWL @ 5pm
Gameday HWL

And in the 'try this and see if it works' category:

Escogido @ Licey @ 5pm AST (which I believe is the same as EST, but I'm not sure)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

11/17 Winter Leagues Report! Gomez!

Waikiki 7, Honolulu 8

Hector Pellot (2b) 1 for 5, RBI, BB, 2 Ks, .286
Jose Coronado (ss) 0 for 4, run, BB, 2 Ks, .118
Brant Rustich 1.2 IP, H, 3 ER, BB, K, 5.82 era, L (3-1), 33:18:15, 4:0:1

Various IWLs

Anderson Hernandez (ss) 1 for 3, run, RBI, BB, .130, E (5)
Carlos Gomez (cf) 2 for 5, run, HR, RBI, .300 (12 for his last 33, 2b, HR, RBI, 3/3 SBs, 1/4 BB/K)

Tejesh's Offseason Plan

It's not sexy, but it's effective.

1. Sign Tad Iguchi for 2 years, 11.5 mil. Install him into a platoon with Ruben Gotay. 2b is taken care of.
2. Sign David Riske for 3 years, 14.5 mil to 16 mil. He becomes your 7th inning setup man.
3. DFA Guillerblow Blowta
4. Sign Kerry Wood for 1 years, 6.75 mil with tons of incentive clauses and options. Use him as your long man (could there be any better long man in baseball? - remember all those games we won in 06? How many times did you find yourself wishing for Darren Oliver in 2007?)
5. If Gomez for Garza is possible, you have to make that trade. Now, I'm a HUGE Gomez fan, I am unashamed to admit I have a mancrush on him. Not as large as John Manuel's mancrush on Fernando (did you read BA's Met Chat? That was scary), but if you compare ceilings, and then think about how much more value Garza would have at his ceiling compared to Gomez at his...pitching is becoming increasingly scarce, and we have X-factor Rick Peterson. I don't think I'd add anything of value to the deal, unless we were getting a couple A ball prospects back, or another relief pitcher, I'd try to keep it at a 1:1 swap.

Your team looks like this:

Reyes, Milledge/Gotay, Wright, Beltran, Alou, Delgado, Gotay/Iguchi/Milledge, Torrealba/Castro
Pedro, Perez, Maine, Garza/Duque, Pelfrey
Wagner, Heilman, Riske, Feliciano, Show, Smith, Wood/Duque
Anderson, Easley, Castro, Chavez, Iguchi/Gotay

And if you do trade for Garza, you can trade Duque for prospects.

As I said, not sexy, but effective.

11/17 Links

Boxscore HWL @ 5pm
Gameday HWL

Friday, November 16, 2007

Some knowledge regarding payroll and Mets vs Yankees...

what matters to me right now is that D-wright and Reyes love the team and give away FA years below market.

I personally didn't see a fit for Rodriguez here, and I don't want to have anyone locked up through age 42 at 28 per year. We won't ever have the payroll to shrug it off like the skanks. Steinbrenner bought the team for i think 13 million in 1973, it's now valued at 962 million, 40% more than what the mets are valued at. Wilpon had to pay 361 million for Doubleday's share and is financing a stadium.

There is a rule in baseball -- always has been -- but a rule that bud selig decided to only enforce in 2002 -- that a team can only have debts equal to 40% of the value of the team -- and the value isn't the forbes valuation, but a lower number. 2x gross annual revenues -- that was based on 2001 originally, and I cannot find anything that says whether this valuation is re-set every year -- but gross revenue is ticket sales and local TV revenue and net profits from concessions (what they take per the agreement with aramark or whomever) --

The union was really pissed by this development as it occurred, as it meant that even big market teams might have to effectively cap payrolls to avoid having huge long term fixed debt.

Wilpon probably has a lot of outstanding debt on both the franchise purchase and the stadium financing -- I believe he gets tax breaks that make it even out down the line, but he had to borrow sums up front to pay for construction.

MLB is very serious about compliance and can take your team into trusteeship if you fail to get into a compliant situation within a certain time. So, even if you have record attendance, if you're accruing record large liabilities, you have less money to spend on large contracts -- especially ones that span the whole term of your debt, because if we sign A-Rod to a 300 mil deal, and the team stinks in 2 years, and no one comes to the park and ad rates go down on sny (and we only have 1/3 of that while yanks own YES outright) the team would be screwed. They'd have to dismantle their team to keep a-rod or pay someone half of a-rod's salary to take the remaining half. No owner is ever going to say "we had to trade him to stay in 60-40 compliance" so there's going to be odd moves by teams to hold fire sales at times when the public can't see why. Not signing a-rod is a good building block to future flexibility, a move that may mean we can re-sign the left side of our infield to their next contracts.


People often say -- we're in the same city and draw the same almost as the Yankees, we deserve an owner as generous. Well, if Fred literally had a 9000% return on the price of purchase and no debt as a result, that would make sense, but he doesn't. he paid 70% of Forbes' 2007 valuation of the entire franchis for doubleday's shares. So, he hasn't seen any return yet and won't until the franchise is valued at over 722 million.

Wilpons are likely, given Fred's long term debt , as generous as the 60-40 rule allows them to be.

But I'm sure many people will pretend that there is no difference between the Yankees' and Mets situation and that 300 million to move a young star way out of position was a commitment and risk the mets could blithely experiment with.
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This was posted on NYFS by "jpkmets" in a thread about Mets vs Yankees. I figured I'd post it here (with permission), so as to hopefully offer up a rational explaination for why we cannot have an astronomical payroll.

11/16 Winter Leagues Report! GOMEZ!

Waikiki 5, Honolulu 2

Dan Murphy (3b) 1 for 4, RBI, K, .261
Lucas Duda (dh) 0 for 3 run, BB, .333
Jose Coronado (ss) 1 for 4, run, .133

Various IWLs

Carlos Gomez (cf) 3 for 4, run, .289, 2 SB (5)
Anderson Hernandez (ss) 1 for 4, RBI, .118
Ryan Cullen 0.0 IP, H, ER, 7.94 era, BS (1)
Miguel Negron (cf) 3 for 4, K, .254
Ivan Maldonado 0.l IP, 1.08 era, SV (7)

11/16 Links

Boxscore HWL @ 5pm
Gameday HWL

11/15 Winter Leagues Report! CARP!

Scottsdale 11, Peoria Javelinas 4

Mike Caarp (1b) 3 for 4, 2 runs, 2 2b, 3 RBI, BB, .243
Mike Nickeas (c) 1 for 5, 2 RBI, .196
Eddie Camacho 2 IP, 2 H, 2.31 era, 24:18:6, 4:2:0
Eddie Kunz IP, H, 2 BBs, 10.13 era, 21:8:13, 3:0:0

Waikiki 5, North Shore 4

Hector Pellot (2b) 1 for 4, run, HR, 2 RBI, 2 Ks, .290
Lucas Duda (1b) 0 for 4, K, .356
Nick Carr 3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, K, 3.65 era, W (1-0), 61:44:17, 5:3:1

Various IWLs

Rogelio Del Campo (c) 0 for 1, (1st AB)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

11/15 Links

Boxscores:

HWL @ 1130pm
AFL @ 235pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

11/14 Winter Leagues Report!

Scottsdale 1, Mesa 0

Caleb Stewart (dh) 0 for 3, 2 Ks, .318
Mike Carp (1b) 1 for 3, K, .223

Waikiki 0, North Shore 8

Hector Pellot (2b) 2 for 4, K, .292
Dan Murphy (3b) 0 for 4, K, .261
Jose Coronado (ss) 0 for 3, K, .115

Various IWLs

Carlos Gomez (rf) 2 for 4, 2b, RBI, K, .244,
Ruben Gotay (2b) 0 for 5, 2 Ks, .167, E (2)
Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 3, BB, .106

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

SOUNDOFF: Site Improvements

How can we make this place better? What more would you like to see? Let us know...

11/14 Links

Boxscores:

HWL @ 1130pm
AFL @ 915pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

11/13 Winter Leagues Report! DUDA!

Scottsdale 5, Phoenix 0

Caleb Stewart (lf) 1 for 4, K, .341
Mike Carp (1b) 1 for 3, run, .220
Carlos Muniz IP, 2 H, K, 3.27 era, 22:17:5, 2:0:1

Waikiki 5, North Shore 1

Lucas Duda (1b) 2 for 3, 2b, 3b, RBI, BB, .390
Jose Coronado (ss) 0 for 3, run, K, .130
Brant Rustich 2.1 IP, 2 Ks, 4.70 era, 25:15:10, 1:4:2

Various IWLs

Carlos Gomez (rf) 1 for 3, run, .216, SB (3)
Ruben Gotay (2b) 0 for 2, BB, .211
Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 3, run, .114
Ryan Cullen 0.1 IP, H, 6.35 era, H (4)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

11/12 Winter Leagues Report! Stewart!

Scottsdale 11, Peoria Saguaros 7

Caleb Stewart (dh) 3 for 5, 2 runs, HR, 3 RBI, BB, .351
Mike Carp (1b) 1 for 3, run, 2 BBs, K, .216
Mike Nickeas (c) 2 for 5, run, HR, 3 RBI, K, .195
Adam Bostick 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, BB, 5 Ks, 2.74 era, W (2-0) 83:54:29, 3:4:5

Various IWLs

Carlos Gomez (rf) 1 for 4, .206
Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 6, 2 Ks, .122

Sunday, November 11, 2007

11/11 Winter Leagues Report!, 11/12 Links

Waikiki 5, Honolulu 7

Hector Pellot (2b) 1 for 4, K, .283
Dan Murphy (3b) 1 for 4, 2 runs, 2b, 2 Ks, .274

Various IWLs

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .143
Ryan Cullen 0.1 IP, H, 2 ER, BB, K, 6.75 era
Ruben Gotay (2b) 2 for 4, 2b, .235
(Tej sentimental!) Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 0 for 3, run, BB, .276
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AFL Boxscore @ 230pm
AFL Gameday

11/10 Winter Leagues Report! DUDA! ; 11/11 Links

Scottsdale 1, Surprise 5

Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 3, K, .213, HBP

Waikiki 5, Honolulu 7

Hector Pellot (2b) 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .284
Dan Murphy (dh) 1 for 4, K, .275
Lucas Duda (1b) 3 for 4, 2 runs, 2b, HR, 2 RBI, .368
Jose Coronado 0 for 3, run, BB, 2 Ks, .150
Nick Carr 2 IP, H, ER, 2 BBs, 2 Ks, 2.89 era, BS (1), 35:19:16, 1:3:2

Various IWLs

Jose Sanchez 4 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 Ks, HR, 3.55 era
Angel Calero 0.0 IP, H, 2 ER, BB, 5.40 era, L (0-1)
Anderson Hernandez (2b) 0 for 4, RBI, BB, K, .161
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HWL Gameday @ 5pm
HWL Boxscore

Saturday, November 10, 2007

11/9 Winter League Report, 11/10 Links

Scottsdale 10, Peoria Saguaros 3

Caleb Stewart (lf) 1 for 4, 3 runs, 2b, 2 RBI, BB, K, .313
Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 4, .220
Mike Nickeas (c) 1 for 4, 2 Ks, .167
Eddie Camacho 2 IP, BB, 3 Ks, 2.79 era, 25:13:12, 0:3:3
Eddie Kunz IP, 2 Ks, 11.17 era, 11:8:3, 1:0:2

Waikiki 2, Honolulu 2

Dan Murphy (3b) 0 for 4, .276
Jose Coronado (ss) 0 for 2, BB, K, .176
Brant Rustich IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 2 Ks, 5.54 era, 22:12:10, 1:0:2

Various IWLs

Ambiorix Concepcion (ph) 0 for 1, K, .182
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Boxscores:

HWL @ 1130pm
AFL @ 9pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

Friday, November 09, 2007

BAs top 10 Met prospects...

1. Fernando Martinez, of
2. Deolis Guerra, rhp
3. Carlos Gomez, of
4. Kevin Mulvey, rhp
5. Eddie Kunz, rhp
6. Brant Rustich, rhp
7. Philip Humber, rhp
8. Jon Niese, lhp
9. Nathan Vineyard, lhp
10. Robert Parnell, rhp
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Kunz and Rustich 5, 6 is a joke. I really doubt Phil Humber's stock has fallen that dramatically. My(Tejesh) top ten would be as follows:

1. Carlos Gomez
2. Fernando Martinez
3. Deolis Guerra
4. Philip Humber
5. Kevin Mulvey
6. Jon Niese
7. Mike Carp
8. Nick Evans
9. Bobby Parnell
10. Francisco Pena

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I(David) like the list except for maybe Kunz being too high...
My top 10 would be:
1. Fernando Martinez
2. Carlos Gomez
3. Deolis Guerra
4.
Philip Humber
5.
Kevin Mulvey
6. Brant Rustich
7. Jon Niese
8. Bobby Parnell
9. Tie-Nathan Vineyard/Scott Moviel
10. Eddie Kunz
Evans and Carp finish just outside the top 10

11/9 Links

Boxscores:

HWL @ 1130pm
AFL @ 9pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

11/8 Winter Leagues Report! Collazo!!!

Scottsdale 1, Peoria Saguaros 9

Mike Carp (1b) 1 for 4, .230

Waikiki 6, Honolulu 1

Hector Pellot (2b) 1 for 4, run, HR (2), 2 RBI (9), K, .286
Lucas Duda (1b) 1 for 3, run, HR (2), RBI (9), .324

Various IWLs

Jesus Gamero (lf) 0 for 2, .267
Willie Collazo 7 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 Ks, 0.00 era, 10:7:3, 23 Batters Faced
Angel Calero 0.1 IP, H, 1.80 era

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Trade Rumour...

Yes, with an extra 'u'.

Carlos Gomez (maybe +) for Matt Garza.

Interested? I haven't seen any of Garza (don't believe he pitched vs us last year), but from a couple of scouting reports I've seen, he's got tremendous upside. Here is a scouting report from 'j0elee' on NYFS, who gets to see many Twins games:

Matt Garza

Repetoire: 94-97mph 2 seam fastball (has tremendous lateral movement) in a 12-1 O'Clock slot. Best comparable to Schilling in his hay-day.
82-84mph power curveball (hides very well to compliment his fastball) and can throw for strikes at a high rate. 86mph slider (his arm slot changes to more of a 1-2 O'Clock angle) however this is his strikeout pitch. Never throws it for strikes and is usually in the dirt but gets high K-rate. Change-up is in progress, but nothing more than a show me pitch.

Summary: Matt projects to be a top of the rotation starter with minimal risk of arm injury. Very smooth delivery (after the initial herky-jerk motion that he uses in the beginning). Personally he projects to be along the lines of Matt Clement (when Matt has everything working) which is by no means an insult. He can do for a team what Beckett has done for the RedSox.

I think I'd be down with this, what say you?

11/8 Links

Boxscore

HWL @ 1130pm
AFL @ 9pm


Gameday:

HWL
AFL

11/7 Winter League Report

Scottsdale 5, Phoenix 6

Caleb Stewart (dh) 1 for 4, run, BB, .296
Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 4, RBI, .229
Mike Nickeas (c) 0 for 4, .156
Carlos Muniz IP, H, ER, 2 BBs, K, 3.60 era, 24:15:9, 1:1:1

Various IWLs

Ryan Cullen 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3.60 era, L (0-1), (another pitcher allowed both Cullen's IHR to score)
Miguel Negron (cf) 0 for 2, BB, .204

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

And for Post #666...an Eddie Kunz article from the AFL

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Eddie Kunz didn't know much about the Mets when he was drafted in June. But Oregon State's closer was well aware of Omar Minaya's predilection for drafting relief pitchers and quickly putting them in a position where they could help the Major League club.

New York's general manager had no problem with his staff giving 2006 third-round pick Joe Smith a long look this spring, one that resulted in his beginning the season on the Major League roster. And when Minaya was the general manager in Montreal in 2003, he made a few headlines by drafting Chad Cordero in the first round out of Cal-State Fullerton, then bringing him to the big leagues before the end of that season.

So when New York grabbed Kunz with its first selection (42nd overall) in this year's First-Year Player Draft, he figured his chances of working his way into the Mets' bullpen before too long were good. Kunz will have every opportunity to reward Minaya and team brass for their faith next February, when he arrives in Port St. Lucie for his first Major League Spring Training.

Considering how New York's bullpen fell apart over the final six weeks of the 2006 season, the chances of Kunz earning one of the coveted setup roles in front of closer Billy Wagner isn't far-fetched. He certainly has the resume for such a position, having pitched on back-to-back College World Series championship teams at OSU, including serving as the club's closer in 2007.

"I heard a lot about Joe Smith and actually played against him when I first started at Oregon State," said Kunz, who is currently pitching for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League. "That was on my mind when the Mets drafted me. But, I still have to pitch well and work hard and see if I can get a spot on the 40-man roster.

"I definitely think I can go to the big-league camp and make the big-league team. Just to be there will be huge to face big-league hitters and see the difference."

If Kunz can tweak his power game just a bit and adapt to the better hitters in the pro game, finding a place for him on the Major League roster, let alone the 40-man, shouldn't be much of a problem. A mammoth right-hander, he's 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds and presents an image that's more middle linebacker than middle relief.

Kunz uses that powerful frame to produce a mid-to-high 90s fastball. While he was able to just blow the ball by hitters in the Pac-10, he found out last summer that he'd need a bit more moxie as he moves up the professional ladder. Kunz was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA with Class A Short-Season Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League. He struck out nine and held the opposition to a .190 batting average in 12 innings, but he also walked eight after issuing 45 free passes in 100 1/3 career innings at OSU.

"You can't fool people here," Kunz said. "You have some good hitters who you just can't overpower. I finished up strong and I'm working on the same stuff here that I was working on at the end of the season. I want to develop three pitches, keep throwing the fastball for strikes while working on my slider and changeup to put things together.

"I have to be able to throw my changeup and slider for strikes. I usually try to get ahead with the fastball. But here if you don't have two good pitches, they'll hit you really well."

Kunz has had a rough time of it in Arizona though. He's 0-1 with a 14.09 ERA through six appearances. He walked five, surrendered 14 hits (including two homers) and allowed the opposition to hit .400 off him over his first 7 2/3 innings. While those numbers aren't encouraging, the atmosphere in Arizona is one of learning. And that's what Kunz is doing, hoping to compliment his education enough that he'll see some benefits in February.

"Knowing that I'm going to Major League camp is a little bit of a push," he said. "I still have to work hard, though. I have to work my butt off and show them I know what I'm doing."

It would seem that based on how the Mets scouted him, and when they drafted him, they are well aware that Kunz knows what he's doing.


L to the Izzo I to the Rizzo N to the Slizzo K to the Gizzo

11/6 Winter Leagues Report, 11/7 Links

Scottsdale 1, Phoenix 0

Mike Carp (1b) 2 for 3, 2b, .241
Adam Bostick 5 IP, 5 H, 2 BBs, 3 Ks, 1.42 era, 85:55:30, 6:5:3

Various IWLs

Ambiorix Concepcion (dh) 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .200
Miguel Negron (cf) 0 for 3, run, BB, .213
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Boxscore AFL @ 9pm
Gameday AFL

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Mike Carp update

Article from milb.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Carp didn't realize there was anything wrong. He felt the same at the plate, and though his numbers upon his return from a broken finger this season weren't spectacular, he had no reason to be concerned.

Then Carp saw videotape of himself and what he saw surprised him. The player some consider the Mets' first baseman of the future checked out that little strip of celluloid last month while working with Tim Teufel, who managed New York's South Atlantic League affiliate Savannah Sand Gnats this season and is currently coaching with the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League. The player on the tape was clearly Carp, but what he saw in the swing was unrecognizable.

Carp broke the ring finger on his right hand on May 3 while Double-A Binghamton was playing at New Britain. He didn't return until June 19, hitting .292 in 48 at-bats through the end of that month. But he hit .214 in July and ended the season batting .251 with career lows in home runs (11) and RBIs (48).

"I saw that video and it didn't look like me," Carp said. "The injury resulted in some bad habits that you just can't feel. When I was up there at the plate, I had the same mindset. But when I broke it down I realized that it wasn't me. And I've noticed the last couple of weeks that it wasn't me."

Carp says his finger was still tender when he came off the disabled list in June. While much of that tenderness has subsided, he subconsciously began to compensate for what had been lacking in his grip as a result of the injury. He said he wasn't as strong holding the bat, so he attempted to use his body more to generate power and that eventually led to him moving his hands too much.

The domino effect was obvious on the video, but not in his approach at the plate, so now he's in Arizona working on correcting the problem. Carp was hitting .206 with 10 RBIs through 68 AFL at-bats so all the kinks still haven't been worked out.

"It's been frustrating the last couple of weeks," he said. "I just have to figure out how I was swinging in 2006 [when he was named New York's organizational Player of the Year] and in Spring Training this year and do that here."

If Carp can regain the form he displayed for much of Spring Training, it certainly would benefit him and the Mets. He spent almost the entire spring in Major League camp because of nagging injuries to first basemen Carlos Delgado and Julio Franco. Though he finished with a .233 average, he had a homer and seven RBIs in 43 at-bats, impressing manager Willie Randolph and the front office with his approach.

Carp was hoping to use the time with the parent club as a springboard for the season, but bad weather in upstate New York limited Binghamton to 17 games in April. Still, he was hitting .267 through 20 games with a pair of homers and seven RBIs before getting hurt.

"It was a tough April because I was excited to have a good first month," Carp said. "But between the snow and getting hurt, it took a toll on my swing. I don't know if I came back too soon. But there was too much anxiety just sitting around. I can't be in the middle of the season and not playing.

"I don't see this as a setback. It would have been different if this were a hamstring or an oblique. You can't control a ball hitting your finger. I'm still young and I've had successes. Hopefully I can carry it into next year and earn a callup."

Whether that happens remains to be seen. Delgado has a year left on his contract and those feeding the fires in the hot stove league would like nothing more than for the Mets to sign Alex Rodriguez and move David Wright to first to accommodate him, as unlikely a scenario as that appears to be.

Still there could be a place for Carp with the Mets by the end of the 2008 season. But one American League scout who saw a great deal of Carp this season, both before and after the injury, isn't entirely convinced where he will fit in or when.

"I got to see him a lot in Spring Training and then in Binghamton and he was swinging the bat well," the scout said. "I think he's going to be a lefty bat off the bench. He has a chance at being a regular because his defense is adequate, he can hit, has some power and a good idea of the strike zone.

"I kind of have some doubts about some of his numbers. I think he could be along the lines of someone like Mike Jacobs. But I think he's a better hitter than Mike was at this stage. He recognizes pitches a little better. I think they are similar offensive guys, though Carp might hit for a better average and Jacobs for more homers."

Carp was amused by the Jacobs comparison. He doesn't want to be Mike Jacobs, though. He wants to be Mike Carp and right now that's not the player he sees when he looks at the tape.

11/6 Links

Boxscore AFL @ 230pm
Gameday AFL

Monday, November 05, 2007

11/5 Winter Leagues Report!

Scottsdale 7, Mesa 3

Caleb Stewart (dh) 1 for 4, run, HR, 2 RBI, K, .304
Mike Carp (1b) 2 for 4, run, 2b, 2 RBI, .224
Mike Nickeas (c) 1 for 3, BB, K, .179
Eddie Kunz IP, BB, K, 12.46 era, 19:11:8, 2:0:1

Various IWLs

Ryan Cullen 0.2 IP, H, 0.00 era
Ambiorix Concepcion (rf) 1 for 3, run, 2b, .286
Ruben Gotay 2 for 3, 2b, 2 RBI, 2 K, .182

MPH Interviews: 2 of 2 with Mark Gildea

During the season, I had a few opportunities to sit down and talk with Mark Gildea, who is playing in the Washing Nationals chain, and get his thoughts and observations on our prospects in Brooklyn. Mark played for the Vermont Lake Monsters, and hit .247/.362/.348/.710

Today, I'll post Mark's thoughts on Nick Waechter, who the Mets drafted in the 23rd round of the 2006 draft.

MPH: Tell me about Nick Waechter

Mark: He's a mad good pitcher. He throws a fastball, curveball, and either a forkball or sinker, but that's a weak offering. His fastball is great, and so is his curve.

MPH: How hard does he throw his fastball?

Mark: About 97 MPH. He's good, actually.

MPH: And his curve?

Mark: In the 81-84 range. He doesn't have a specific speed he throws his curve, we were all fooled because he threw it at varying speeds.

MPH: Thanks again for doing this.

Mark: No problem.

Edit: Just talked to Mark, and he did in fact tell me he meant 87, not 97, when talking about Nick's fastball. He also said: "oops, but I have seen him throw in the low 90s few times"

I apologize for that, I don't have access to the scout.com scouting reports.

11/5 Links

Boxscore: AFL @ 235 or 335pm
Gameday: AFL

11/4 Winter Leagues Report

Quiet night.

Various IWLs

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 0 for 4, K, E (2)
Ruben Gotay (2b) 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .000 (0 for 9, BB, 2 Ks)
Ambiorix Concepcion (ph, rf) 1 for 2, K, .250
Matias Carrillo 0.2 IP, R, 3 BBs, 9 era

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Tonight's HWL game has been canceled

Just an FYI.

MPH Interviews: Mark Gildea

During the season, I had a few opportunities to sit down and talk with Mark Gildea, who is playing in the Washing Nationals chain, and get his thoughts and observations on our prospects in Brooklyn. Mark played for the Vermont Lake Monsters, and hit .247/.362/.348/.710

Today, I'll post Mark's thoughts on Dillon Gee, who the Mets drafted in the 22nd round of the 2007 draft.

MPH: So give us your impressions of Dillon Gee.

Mark: Gee is pretty decent, he's a hard thrower. Features a 4 seam fastball around 93 mph, topping out at 96. He needs to work on control if he expects to dominate. Most of us didn't make good contact because his delievery is very much like K-Rod.

MPH: What sort of offspeed stuff does he have?

Mark: He's got a curveball around 74 mph, he got me with that once. He also throws a slider which I'd compare to Olliver Perez'.

MPH: Well, thanks for taking the time to talk with us after the game.

Mark: Anytime.

11/3 Winter Leagues Report!, 11/4 Links

Scottsdale 7, Mesa 1

Mike Carp (1b) 1 for 4, run, K, .208

Waikiki 7, North Shore 8

Hector Pellot (2b) 1 for 3, run, BB, .287
Dan Murphy (3b) 0 for 5, RBI, .292
Lucas Duda (1b) 0 for 3, run, BB, .323
Jose Coronado (ss) 1 for 4, 2 runs, K, .200
Brant Rustich 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, BB, 2 Ks, 5.25 era, BS (1), 30:17:13, 0:0:2

Various IWLs

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 2 for 4, RBI, E (1)
Miguel Negron (cf) 1 for 4, run, 2b
Ryan Cullen 0.1 IP
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HWL Boxscore @ 8pm or 9pm
HWL Gameday

Saturday, November 03, 2007

SOUNDOFF: Carlos Gomez - to trade or not to trade

(AAA New Orleans .286/.363/.414, 36 games, 40 for 140, 24 runs, 8 2b, 2 3b, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 15/23 BB/K, 17/21 SBs, MLB New York Mets .232/.288/.304, 58 games, 29 for 125, 14 runs, 3 2b, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 8/27 BB/K ratio, 12/15 SBs)

What do you think should happen? If you say trade him, where, and for what? If you say keep him, why? Answer in the comments section. Lets get a discussion going!

11/3 Links

Boxscores:

HWL @ 1230am
AFL @ 1005pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

11/2 Winter Leagues Report!

Scottsdale 2, Phoenix 3

Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 4, .206
Mick Nickeas (c) 0 for 3, 2 Ks, .167
Eddie Camacho 2 IP, 2 H, 2 Ks, 3.52 era, 24:15:9, 2:2:2
Carlos Muniz 2.1 IP, 4 H, ER, 3.00 era, BS (2), L (0-1) 36:24:12, 3:3:0

Waikiki 4, North Shore 0

Hector Pellot (2b) 1 for 4, .286, SB (3)
Jose Coronado (ss) 1 for 3, run, 2b, RBI, K, .182

Various IWLs

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 1 for 4, .158
Ryan Cullen 0.1 IP, H, 0.00 era
Ruben Gotay 0 for 1
Carlos Gomez (rf) 1 for 4, run, BB, K, .200
Marcelo Perez 1.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, K, 16.20 era

Friday, November 02, 2007

Prospect Focus: St. Lucie 3B Daniel Murphy

Murphy was selected in the 13th round of the 2006 draft out of Jacksonville University, where as a junior, he hit .398/.470/.534/1.004 with 10 2b, 3b, 6 HR in 221 ABs. He also stoles 15/22 bases, and had a ridiculous 34/13 BB/K ratio. His K rate was an absurdly low .0588, and his BB/K ratio was an equally absurd 2.6154. He throws right and bats lefty.

He has shown a history of vast improvement in his plate discipline. His freshman year at Jacksonville, he hit .377/.455/.506/.961, with 5 2b, 3b, HR, in 77 ABs. He struck out 13 times, a K rate of .168, and a 9/13 BB/K ratio, or 0.6923. His sophomore season, he hit .329/.381/.429/.810, with 12 2b, 2 3b, 2 HR in 219 ABs, and a 11/23 BB/K ratio. His K rate was .105, and his BB/K ratio was 0.4783.

After the Mets took him, he played at 3 levels, Kingsport, Brooklyn, and the GCL. Overall, he batted .213/.315/.300/.615 in 80 ABs. He had a 12/7 BB/K ratio, and a 0.0875 K rate, and a 1.7143 BB/K ratio.

This year, Murphy was in St. Lucie, and he batted .285/.338/.430 in 502 ABs, with 34 2b, 3 3b and 11 HR. He had a BB/K ratio of 42/61, or 0.6885. His K rate was .122. His lefty/righty splits show that he is more adapt at hitting RHP.

Murphy hit .257/.317/.368/.685 vs LHP, 37 for 133, with 5 2b, 3b, 3 HR, and an 11/19 BB/K ratio, or 0.5789. His K rate vs LHP was .132. Versus RHP, he hit .295/.345/.454/.799, 106 for 359, with 29 2b, 2 3b, 8 HR and a 30/44 BB/K ratio, or 0.6818. His K rate vs RHP was .123.

THE FUTURE: Murphy should be manning third base for the Binghamton Mets in 2008, and as with Mike Carp, how well he hits lefties will determine his future. Both Carp and Murphy can abuse RHP, however, how they fare vs LHP will determine whether they truly emerge as serious contenders to man 1b for the Mets in 2009.

11/2 Links

Boxscores:

HWL @ 1230am
AFL @ 1005pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

Thursday, November 01, 2007

11/1 Carp + IWL Report!

Winter baseball is wonderful, lol.

Scottsdale 6, Surprise 0

Mike Carp (1b) 1 for 3, run, 2b, .219, HBP

Various IWLs

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 1 for 4, 2b, 2 Ks, .133

11/1 Links

AFL @ 330pm - Boxscore
AFL Gameday

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

More additions to the Prospect Focus pieces...

This time I'm editing in a paragraph about their future. As I keep figuring this out, lol. I have the Dan Murphy one completed, I'll probably post it in the next few days.

10/31 Winter Leagues Report! Bostick, MURPHY!

Scottsdale 4, Team China 1

Mike Nickeas (c) 1 for 3, .190
Adam Bostick 5 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BBs, 4 Ks, 1.93 era, W (1-0), 74:50:24, 4:7:4
Eddie Kunz 2 IP, 2 H, 3 Ks, 14.09 era, 3:0:3

Waikiki 13, Honolulu 9

Hector Pellot (2b) 1 for 5, 2 Ks, .288
Dan Murphy (3b) 4 for 4, 4 runs, 2b, HR, 2 RBI, .313
Lucas Duda (1b) 2 for 4, run, 2b, 2 RBI, K, .357
Jose Coronado (ss) 1 for 1, 2 RBI, .125
Nick Carr 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BBs, 3 Ks, 2.45 era, 39:24:15, 0:1:3

10/31 Links

Boxscores:

HWL @ 6pm
AFL @ 330pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

10/30 Winter Leagues Report

Scottsdale 3, Peoria Javelinas 4, in 10 innings

Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 3, run, BB, .213 (5 for last 35)

Waikiki 9, Honolulu 1

Lucas Duda (1b) 1 for 3, run, RBI, BB, K, .333
Jose Coronado (ss) 0 for 3, BB, K, .000

Various IWLs
Willie Collazo IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era
Angel Calero 0.2 IP, BB, 0.00 era

Monday, October 29, 2007

10.29 Winter League Report!

Scottsdale 8, Team USA 6

Mike Carp (1b) 1 for 3, K, .224, HBP
Carlos Muniz IP, H, 2 Ks, 2.70 era, SV (1), 19:13:6, 0:1:2

CBS Sportsline's Eric Mack...a complete moron

Top 5 Mets prospects according to this idiot:

1. Phil Humber ( Solid season after Tommy John surgery, but may start in Triple-A.)
2. Deolis Guerra ( His ability to hold his own in high Class A portends big things now.)
3. Kevin Mulvey ( Solid year puts him in the mix for look in 2008, or perhaps as trade bait.)
4. Brett Harper ( Good power, but age-level ratio doesn't give him much of a chance.)
5. Fernando Martinez ( Young Dominican signee looks like a bust, but still scouts favorite.)

Link to article

I wish we could use emoticons here, he'd get a whole bunch of :lol: and :eyeroll: out of me. Not only is ranking Brett Harper our 4th best prospect stupid, but saying Fernando looks like a bust at the ripe old age of 18 in AA just might be one of the stupidest things anyone's ever said about baseball. Officially, our system has "graudated" Gomez and Pelfrey. I'd rank our top 10 this way:

1. Phil Humber
2. Fernando Martinez
3. Deolis Guerra
4. Kevin Mulvey
5. Jon Niese
6. Bobby Parnell
7. Mike Carp
8. Nick Evans
9. Eddie Kunz
10. Francisco Pena/Brant Rustich

10/29 Links

AFL Boxscore
AFL Gameday

Gametime is 330pm EST

10/28 Winter Leagues Report! Pellot!

Waikiki 6, West Oahu 3

Hector Pellot (2b) 3 for 4, run, BB, K, .294
Dan Murphy (3b) 1 for 4, run, HR, RBI, .270
Sean McCraw (c) 2 for 4, run, 2b, HR, RBI, K, .143
Jose Coronado (ss) 0 for 4, 2 Ks

Various IWLs
Angel Calero 0.2 IP, 2 BBs, 0.00 era

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Minor League News and Notes...Metsblog style

It's not the everyday recaps you get here, but it's filled with substance.

Metsminors @ Metsblog

Check it out, Toby Hyde is in Hawaii (lucky dude) and in his latest report, talks about Nick Carr's uneven first start for Waikiki, Emmanuel Garcia's plane ride to join Team Canada, and much more.

10/28 Links

HWL Boxscore @ 1230am
HWL Gameday

10/27 Winter Leagues Report!

Scottsdale 3, Peoria Saguaros 0

Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 4, .218
Eddie Camacho 0.1 ip, h, k, 7:5:2

Waikiki 1, West Oahu 3

Hector Pellot (2b) 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .266
Lucas Duda (1b) 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .333

Various IWLs
Anderson Hernandez (2b) 0 for 3, K, .091

A little note on the Prospect Focus pieces on Emmanuel Garcia and Lucas Duda...

Over the next couple of days, I'll be editing a paragraph into each, further expanding the statistical analysis I've done.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

10/27 Links

HWL @ 1230am
AFL @ 3pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

Licey @ Escogido @ 730pm (Anderson Hernandez is on Licey, Carlos Gomez is on Escogido)
It's in Spanish, but the basics of baseball score keeping in Spanish are very easy to figure out (trust me, I've been doing it for 2 years).

10/26 Winter Leagues Report!

AFL East 3, AFL West 2 in 10 innings

Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 4, 2 Ks
Carlos Muniz 0.2 IP, 2 BBs, 2 Ks, 24:10:14

Waikiki 5, West Oahu 6

Emmanuel Garcia (ss) 2 for 5, run, .348
Dan Murphy (3b) 2 for 4, run, 2b, RBI, BB, K, .271
Sean McCraw (c) 0 for 4, BB, 4 Ks, .097
Nick Carr 3 IP, 3 BBs, K, 0.00 era, 65:36:29, 4:4:1

Various IWLs
Angel Calero 1.2 IP, BB, 4 Ks
Miguel Negron (cf) 2 for 4, .276

Friday, October 26, 2007

10/26 Links

Boxscores:

HWL @ 1230am
AFL Rising Stars @ 1005pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

Prospect Focus: Lucas Duda

You asked, and admittedly, I was curious. So here it is:
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Lucas Duda is a 6'4/225 first baseman the Mets drafted in the 7th round (243rd overall) of the 2007 draft.

He got sporadic playing time in his freshman year at USC, only 77 ABs in 34 games. He hit just .208 with a .322 OBP and .299 SLG. We can throw those numbers out the window due to the lack of consistent PT.

In 2006, his sophomore season, he played everyday, getting 191 ABs in 56 games. He hit much better, .298/.391/.398, but with a decided lack of power. He only showed a 1/63.66 HR/AB rate, and had just 12 XBH in 191 ABs. He did, however, show a very good eye at the plate, with a 0.82352 BB/K ratio (walks per strikeout).

In 2007, Duda again played everyday, and hit .280/.378/.468, showing a burgeoning power stroke, increasing his HR/AB ratio to 1/26.57. He had 18 XBH in 186 ABs, with the increase in HR (4) and triples (2) driving his slugging higher. While in college, he had a 0.83333 BB/K ratio, virtually staying the same as in 2006.

In Brooklyn after getting drafted, Duda hit .299/.398/.462, vastly improving the number of doubles he hit. Duda hits lefty, and Keyspan park is death on left handed sluggers, so much so, that Mike Carp was sent to the GCL in 04, then Hagerstown in 05, skipping the deathly confines of Keyspan.

Duda, however, thrived at Keyspan. He hit 20 doubles, 3 triples and 4 homers in 234 ABs. While his BB/K ratio did decline slightly from his USC 07 season, from 0.83333 to 0.75, it was more then offset by the 19 point increase in average. If you take out the 3 IBBs he got, his BB/K ratio drops to 0.68888, which is still very solid.

Duda's Brooklyn splits are very interesting, as far as lefty/righty goes. Versus lefties, Duda hit .342/.405/.605/1.010 with 7 2b and 1 HR in 38 ABs. He struck out 11 times and walked 3 times. Versus righties he batted .296/.401/.436/.837 with 12 2b, 2 3b and 3 HR in 179 ABs. He struck out 27 times and walked 28 times. We'll have to see if this trend continues at the higher levels, but so far, it is extremely promising. His K rate vs LHP was very high at .289, but the sample size (38 ABs) is too low to draw many conclusions. His K rate vs RHP was .151.

Duda's our 3rd best first base prospect, and 4th best corner infield prospect (3rd base is kind of filled for the foreseeable future). I would probably rank Duda somewhere between 9 and 15 on our prospect lists.

THE FUTURE: Duda should be opening his first full season in St. Lucie, manning first base for a completely new look Mets infield. Duda, at least so far in his pro career, has shown the ability to handle lefthanders. If this trend continues in St. Lucie, and Carp/Murphy scuffle in Binghamton vs LHP, Duda might vault all the way to the top spot in corner infielders. But that's a long long way off. For now, Duda fans should focus on his developing power, and his ability to control the strike zone.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

10/25 Winter Leagues Report! Pellot!

Scottsdale 9, Surprise 7

Mike Carp (dh) 1 for 4, RBI, .235
Eddie Kunz 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, BB, HR, 19.06 era, 16:7:9, 0:2:0

Waikiki 5, Honolulu 3

Emmanuel Garcia (ss) 1 for 4, run, 2 Ks, .344
Hector Pellot (2b) 2 for 3, run, .283
Lucas Duda (lf) 1 for 2, 2b, 2 RBI, .389

10/25 Links

Boxscores:
HWL @ 6pm
AFL @ 330pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

Edited @ 3:22pm to fix the AFL links.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

10/24 Winter Leagues Report! Pellot!

Scottsdale 8, Mesa 9

Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 4, RBI, 2 Ks, .234
Mike Nickeas (c) 1 for 5, 2b, RBI, 2 Ks, .200

Waikiki 3, Honolulu 8

Hector Pellot (2b) 3 for 5, .263
Dan Murphy (3b) 1 for 4, run, 2 Ks, .255
Brant Rustich IP, BB, K, 5.56 era, 14:7:7, 0:2:1

Every morning (Sugar Ray anyone?) check back because I'll be updating this post with the IWL games.

Various IWL games:
Carlos Gomez (rf) 1 for 4, RBI, K, .192

10/24 Links

Boxscores:

HWL @ 6pm
AFL @ 330pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL

10/23 Winter Leagues Report! DUDA!

Waikiki 6, Honolulu 5

Emmanuel Garcia (2b) 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .351
Lucas Duda (1b) 3 for 4, 2 runs, 2b, 2 RBI, .375

Scottsdale 7, Peoria Javelinas 6 in 10 innings

Mike Carp (1b) 1 for 4, run, 2b, RBI, BB, 2 Ks, .256, 2 E (3)
Adam Bostick 4 IP, H, 2 R, ER, 3 BBs, 6 Ks, 2.00 era, 74:42:32, 3:1:6
Eddie Camacho IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, K, 5.40 era, 22:13:9, 1:1:1
Eddie Kunz IP, 2 Ks, 16.20 era, 9:8:1, 0:1:2

Various IWLs

Carlos Gomez (rf) 1 for 5, K, .182
Ambiorix Concepcion (lf) 0 for 2, .000
Miguel Negron (cf) 2 for 5, 2b, 4 RBI, K, .250
Ryan Cullen 1.2 IP, H, BB, K, 0.00 era
Jesus Gamero (cf, rf) 0 for 2, RBI, K, .308
Angel Calero 0.1 IP, H, BB, 0.00 era
Matias Carillo 1 IP, 10.80 era

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I think I've narrowed down my next prospect focus to Dan Murphy or Lucas Duda. Should be up sometime next week. I'll do one a week throughout the winter.
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Edited @ 12:38pm 10/24 with IWL data.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

10/22 Carp and Calero Report

:eyeroll:

Gotta love winter baseball. Carp is the only Met in action today.

He went 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI, and is hitting .256 on the season. More importantly, he is hitting .300 (3 for 10) versus lefties.

Edit: Magallanes game final, alliteration is the word of the day. Cs are wild.

Angel Calero 0.2 ip

Emmanuel Garcia

Has been just white hot in Hawaii. But really, it's been going on for alot longer then that. From June 1st to August 31st, he hit ..285/.361/.342/.703. As you can see, the only thing "holding him back" is a decided lack of power. He did not hit 1 homer in 488 ABs at St. Lucie. And struck out 103 times, a .211 strikeout rate. What's extremely impressive about him is, in 2006 between Kingsport (a ROOKIE league) and Brooklyn (short season A ball), he struck out at a .211 rate, as well. So the jump all the way to high A did not result in a higher strikeout rate. Also, this season, his BB/K ratio was 0.6116 (dividing BBs by Ks), while last year, it was 0.5926, so he actually showed an improvement in that measure of plate discipline. Again, very impressive jumping 2 leagues the way he did.

His splits in St. Lucie as far as lefty/righty show that he hit marginally better versus LHP. He hit .263/.338/.316/.654 vs LHP, with 7 2b in 133 ABs, and a 15/28 BB/K ratio (0.5357), while hitting .257/.337/.297/.635 vs RHP, with 5 2b and 5 3b in 360 ABs, and a 46/75 BB/K ratio (0.6133). While I do not have his splits during his hot streak, you can probably add 20-30 points to each category and be fairly safe, as a guesstimate.

He's 6'2/188, so there is still some room to fill out that frame and develop some power.

Oh, and in Hawaii, in 53 ABs, he's got 20 hits, a .377 average, an 8/3 BB/K ratio, a .468 OBP and .547 SLG. 5 2b and 2 3b, and 8 steals.

I'd say he's our top middle infield prospect, simply due to the fact that there is some upside here, whereas there is no upside with Anderson Hernandez.

THE FUTURE: Garcia, knowing the Mets, will be in Binghamton next season. However, I would give him 6 weeks in St. Lucie, let him really tear it apart, then promote him. It wouldn't hurt his plate discipline, either, to slow down his trek through the system. Garcia's ceiling is probably comparable to a Luis Castillo type, someone who won't hit for a whole lot (if any) power, but should hit alot of doubles (which would've been singles) and triples (which should've been doubles), and steal you quite a few bases.

10/22 Links

Only 1 game on tap for today.

Boxscore AFL @ 330pm
Gameday AFL

Links fixed @ 309pm

10/21 Winter Leagues Report

Waikiki 4, North Shore 9

Emmanuel Garcia (ss) 2 for 5, K, .377
Dan Murphy (3b) 2 for 5, 2b, 2 RBI, K, .255
Lucas Duda (lf) 1 for 4, run, HR, RBI, 2 Ks, .250
Sean McCraw (c) 0 for 4, K, .111
Brant Rustich 2 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 BBs, K, 6.10 era, 34:18:16, 4:1:1

Various IWLs
Jesus Gamero (cf) 1 for 3, run, .364
Miguel Negron (cf) 0 for 3, run, BB, .200

Sunday, October 21, 2007

10/21 Links

HWL Boxscore @ 9pm
HWL Gameday @ 9pm

Since no one wants to tell me anything, I've decided to skip the MWL links. HWL and AFL from now on.

10/20 Winter Leagues Report! Garcia!

Scottsdale 2, Phoenix 3

Carlos Muniz 1.1 IP, H, 3.18 era, BS (1), 21:13:8, 3:1:0
Eddie Camacho 0.0 IP, H, ER, IBB, 4.50 era, L (0-2), 7:2:5

Waikiki 4, North Shore 5

Emmanuel Garcia (ss) 0 for 2, 3 BBs, K, .375
Lucas Duda (lf) 1 for 5, run, 2b, K, .250
Nick Carr 3 IP, H, 3 BBs, 3 Ks, 0.00 era, 48:29:29, 1:3:3

Various IWL games:
Carlos Gomez (rf) 0 for 4, run, HBP, 3 Ks, .176, 2 SB (2)
Miguel Negron (cf) 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .250
Angel Calero 0.0 ip, h
Ryan Cullen 1.2 IP, 0.00 era, 3:2:0
Marcelo Perez 0.1 IP, 2 BBs, 0.00 era
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Someone on NYFS lives in Santiago, DR, and has been giving us AB by AB updates on Gomez, so come by the main forum and check out the daily Winter League Thread (usually authored by either me (tejdog1) or Nitelight). So far, Gomez is having major trouble with any breaking stuff, I believe all his Ks are on breaking balls.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

10/20 Links

Boxscores:
HWL @ 1230am
AFL @ 1030pm
MWL Mexicali @ 1030pm
MWL Culican @ 930pm

Gamedays:
HWL
AFL
MWL Mexicali
MWL Culican
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Once again, I'd like to ask which of these links do you use, and which do you not? Please answer in a comment, thank you.

10/19 Winter Leagues Report

Scottsdale 9, Peoria Javelinas 3

Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 4, 2 runs, BB, 2 Ks, .235

Waikiki 1, North Shore 8

Hector Pellot (2b) 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .231
Dan Murphy (3b) 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .239
Lucas Duda (1b) 1 for 3, HWL Debut
Sean McCraw (c) 0 for 3, RBI, K, .130

Various CWLs
Angel Calero 0.1 IP
Jesus Gamero (ph) 0 for 1
Miguel Negron (cf) 1 for 5, run, BB, .333
Carlos Gomez (rf) 2 for 4, run, 2b, 2 Ks, .231
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I'm going to be out all day, but our first game is at 10pm, so the links will definitely be up well before then.

Lucas Duda joins Wakiki

Surprise! He's in the lineup tonight, batting 7th and playing first.

Hector Pellot is hitting 2nd, Dan Murphy 3rd, Duda 7th, and Sean McCraw 9th.

Nick Carr is also joining the Waikiki team.

Friday, October 19, 2007

10/18 Winter Leagues Report

Whoopsie, thought I did this yesterday. My bad.

Scottsdale 2, Mesa 6

Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 4, K, .267
Caleb Stewart (lf) 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .316
Mike Nickeas (c) 1 for 4, K, .200
Adam Bostick 3 IP, H, 3 BBs, 4 Ks, 1.80 era, 61:31:30, 1:4:4
Eddie Kunz IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 20.25 era, 17:9:8, 2:1

CWL Leagues
Carlos Gomez (rf) 0 for 4, K, .111 (1 for 9)

10/19 Links

Boxscores:
HWL @ 1230am
AFL @ 1030pm
MWL Mexicali @ 1030pm
MWL Culican @ 1030pm

Gamedays:
HWL
AFL
MWL Mexicali
MWL Culican

Thursday, October 18, 2007

10/18 Links

Boxscore(s):
AFL @ 330pm
MWL Mexicali @ 1030pm
MWL Mochis @ 11pm
MWL Culican @ 1030pm

Gameday(s):
AFL
MWL Mexicali
MWL Mochis
MWL Culican

*Note: It appears that we cannot hack into the Gameday system for VWL or DWL games at this time.

10/17 Winter League Report! GARCIA!

LOL - this is what happens when you do the report past midnight and look at your clock's date/time.

Waikiki 7, West Oahu 6

Emmanuel Garcia (ss) 4 for 4, 2 runs, 2b, 3b, .391, HBP
Dan Murphy (3b) 0 for 5, 2 Ks, .262, 8 LOB
Hector Pellot (2b) 1 for 3, BB, K, .250
Brant Rustich 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 Ks, 6.48 era, 21:13:8, 3:1:2

Scottsdale 4, Mesa 7

Mike Carp (1b) 2 for 5, .308
Caleb Stewart (lf) 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2 HR, 2 RBI, BB, K, .400
Carlos Muniz 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, ER, 2 BBs, K, HR, 4.15 era, 38:19:19, 0:3:1
Eddie Camacho IP, K, 2.25 era, 9:6:3, 1:1:1

Various CWLs
Carlos Gomez (rf) 1 for 5, run, RBI, 2 Ks
Jesus Gamero (rf) 1 for 2, 2b, .429
Jose Sanchez 2 IP, 2 H, 3 BBs, K, 0.00 era, 2:3:1

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

10/17 Links

Check back between 730 and 8pm, you might see some Dominican Winter League links up.

Boxscores:
HWL @ 6pm
AFL @ 10pm
MWL Mexicali @ 1030pm
MWL Mochis @ 11pm
MWL Culican @ 1030pm
VWL @ 730pm

Gameday:

HWL
AFL
MWL Mexicali
MWL Mochis
MWL Culican
VWL

10/16 Winter League Report! Garcia, Pellot!

Waikiki 3, West Oahu 5

Emmanuel Garcia (ss) 2 for 4, BB, .333, SB (8), CS (1)
Dan Murphy (1b) 2 for 2, run, HR, RBI, 2 BBs, .297
Hector Pellot (3b) 3 for 4, run, HR, RBI, .244
Sean McCraw (c) 0 for 1, RBI, 2 BBs, .150 (7/6 BB/K ratio)

Scottsdale 1, Surprise 10

Caleb Stewart (lf) 1 for 2, run, HR, RBI, 2 BBs, .364

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

10/16 Links

Please tell me (in a comment) if you guys use these links, and which links you do use. Thanks

Boxscores:
HWL @ 6pm
AFL @ 10pm
MWL Mexicali @ 1030
MWL Mochis @ 11pm
MWL Culican 1030pm
VWL Magallanes @ 730pm
*All times should be EST

Gameday:
HWL
AFL
MWL Mexicali
MWL Mochis
MWL Culican
VWL

Edited @ 10pm to correct the AFL links. Apologies for fucking it up ;)

Monday, October 15, 2007

2007 Winter Directory

AFL
Scottsdale

C Mike Nickeas
1B Mike Carp
OF Caleb Stewart
RHP Carlos Muniz
RHP Eddie Kunz
LHP Adam Bostick
LHP Eddie Camacho

HWL
Waikiki
RHP Jose De La Torre
RHP Brant Rustich
C Sean McCraw
SS/2B Emmanuel Garcia
3B Dan Murphy
2B Hector Pellot

MWL

Aguilas de Mexicali:
1B Brett Harper

Caneros de los Mochis:
C Rogelio Del Campo

Tomateros de Culiacan:
LHP Matias Carrillo

VWL

Navegantes del Magallanes

LHP Angel Calero (Kingsport, Savannah)
RHP Nelson Portillo (Savannah)
OF Jesus Gamero (missed all of 07 season)

DWL

Gigantes del Cibao:

RHP Jonathan Castillo
RHP German Marte
LHP Julio Polanco
RHP Duaner Sanchez
SS Jose Reyes
OF Raul Reyes

Estrelles Orientales

RHP Marcelo Perez
LHP Ricardo Morales
C Jose Reyes
3B Leivi Ventura
SS Wilson Batista

Escogido

OF Moises Alou
OF Ambiorix Concepcion
OF Elvis Cruz
OF Carlos Gomez
OF Fernando Martinez
P Waner Mateo
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The DWL rosters are very much up in the air right now, those are the ones I found on the official team pages, so they very well could be holdovers from last season. We should know more in a couple of days when the DWL starts up.

10/15 Winter League Report! Carp!

Scottsdale 6, Surprise 9

Mike Carp (1b) 2 for 3, run, RBI, .286
Eddie Kunz 2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 3 BBs, 2 Ks, HR, 24 era, 49:27:22, 4:0:2

Waikiki 2, West Oahu 8

Emmanuel Garcia (3b) 0 for 4, .316
Hector Pellot (2b) 1 for 3, K, .195

10/14 Winter League Report, 10/15 Links

Waikiki 2, Honolulu 5

Emmanuel Garcia (ss) 2 for 4, .353, 2 SB (7)
Dan Murphy (3b) 0 for 3, BB, K, .257
Hector Pellot (2b) 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .184
Sean McCraw (C) 0 for 2, RBI, .158
Brant Rustich 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 BBs, K, 5.68 era, 33:17:16, 3:0:1

MWL
Brett Harper (1b) 0 for 4, .100

VWL
Jesus Gamero (cf, lf) 2 for 5, 4 RBI
Jose Sanchez 2 IP, 0.00 era, W (1-0)
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Boxscores
HWL @ 6pm EST
AFL @ 335pm EST

Gameday
HWL
AFL

Sunday, October 14, 2007

MPH Mailbag #6

Brant Rustich has some nasty stuff, and the only problem with him as been control.. But now recovered from a finger injury he has found his control in brooklyn and it really showed in his stats.. Some scouts even rank him over Eddie Kunz whats your view on Rustich and whats his ETA?

Tejesh: Both should open 2008 in Binghamton, and after that, it's who pitches better. I'd say a year in Binghamton, then they'll be ready, so 2009 would be my ETA for them.

There are a lot of Japanese Players that will be eligidable for FA this year Fuku Koji and some others and as soon as these guys sign they will be considered Prospects so I guess this question counts... Who is the Japanese guy you would like to see on the Mets?

Tejesh: Relievers. Iwase, or anyone else. David knows much more about the Japanese FAs then I do, it's a question of getting him to answer a mailbag question ;)

Have you given up on Anderson Hernandez ever learning to hit MLB pitching?

Tejesh: No. But I've given up on the Mets giving him a chance. We've found our 2b for the future (assuming we don't get ARod) - it's Ruben Gotay.

Who's a better fit for the bullpen next year Mike Pelfrey or Philip Humber?

Tejesh: Pelfrey will and should be given the 5th starters job out of spring, so Humber will or should be in the pen.

Charlie from Long Island
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I thought I would change it up a little... With a weak free agent class it might be wise to look at the trade market (of the people reportedly available the most intriguing to me are Damaso Marte, Orlando Hudson, Bronson Arroyo, and Kelly Shoppach). If the Mets were to expore the trade market, who would you identify as good candidates to move? Any prospects you think it would be wise to sell high on?

Andy

Tejesh: Anderson Hernandez, but I don't know what you'd get back. Kevin Mulvey is someone I'd move in the right trade. The problem is, Pelfrey right now is slotted in as the default #5 starter, and honestly, I'd rather him then Silva, or any of the other equally mediocre starters on the FA market. I wouldn't target a starter via trade. Or a reliever, unless you're getting one who you control for a few years (Cordero, Rauch) or a young catcher (Flores, Shoppach). Honestly, if we could kill two or three birds with one stone, I'd look into what it would cost to get Cordero, Rauch and Flores, in one fell swoop. Probably more then I'd be willing to give up, but if it cost say Pelfrey, Mulvey, Carp/Evans, Parnell/Niese, AHern and cash (say, picking up a bad one year contract from them) - I might bite.
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10/13 Winter Leagues Report, 10/14 Links

Scottsdale 5, Peoria Javelinas 8

Mike Carp (dh) 1 for 5, 3 Ks, .222
Caleb Stewart (lf) 3 for 5, run, HR, RBI, K, .333
Mike Nickeas (c) 1 for 4, 2b, .167
Carlos Muniz 2 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 Ks, HR, 3.00 era, 26:22:4, 2:1:3
Eddie Camacho 2 IP, 4 H, ER, HR, 3.00 era, 41:29:12, 4:2

Waikiki 3, Honolulu 10

Emmanuel Garcia (2b) 2 for 5, run, 2b, .333
Dan Murphy (3b) 2 for 3, 2b, 3 RBI, K, .281

MWL:
Brett Harper (dh) 0 for 3, .125
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10/14 Links
Boxscores

HWL @ 1230am EST
MWL Mexicali @ 8pm EST
MWL Mochis @ 5pm EST
MWL Culican @ 8pm EST

Gamedays

HWL
MWL Mexicali
MWL Mochis
MWL Culican

And since for some unknown reason, this worked yesterday but not the day before...lets try it today.

VWL Magallanes Boxscore @ 1pm
VWL Magallanes Gameday @ 1pm

Saturday, October 13, 2007

10/12 Winter League Report, 10/13 Links

Scottsdale 5, Phoenix 7

Mike Carp (1b) 2 for 3, 2b, 2 RBI, BB, .231
Adam Bostick 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, 2 BBs, K, 4.50 era, 47:27:20, 3:2:1

Waikiki 4, Honolulu 10

Hector Pellot (2b) 0 for 4, RBI, .206
Dan Murphy (3b) 0 for 4, K, .241

MWL:
Brett Harper (1b) 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .154
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Boxscores:
HWL @ 1230am EST
AFL @ 330pm EST
MWL Mexicali @ 9pm EST
MWL Mochis @ 1030pm EST
MWL Culican @ 930pm EST

Gameday:

HWL
AFL
MWL Mexicali
MWL Mochis
MWL Culican

Friday, October 12, 2007

10/12 Links

Boxscores

HWL @ 1230am EST
AFL @ 1005pm EST
MWL Mexicali @ 1030pm EST
MWL Mochis @ 1030pm EST
MWL Culican@ 1030pm EST

Gameday

HWL
AFL
MWL
MWL
MWL

I don't know if this'll work, but let me try to put a couple VWL links up.

VWL Magallanes Boxscore @ 5pm
VWL Magallanes Gameday

10/11 Winter Leagues Report! Garcia!

Waikiki 10, North Shore 6

Emmanuel Garcia (2b) 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2b, BB, .320
Hector Pellot (3b) 0 for 4, BB, .233
Sean McCraw (c) 1 for 3, run, RBI, 2 BBs, K, .176

Scottsdale 2, Phoenix 7

Mike Carp (dh) 0 for 4, K, .100

MWL:
Brett Harper (1b) 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .222

Thursday, October 11, 2007

10/11 Minor League Links

Boxscore:

AFL @ 1005pm EST
HWL @ 6pm EST
MWL Mexicali @ 1030pm EST
MWL Mochis @ 1030pm EST
MWL Culican @ 1030pm EST
VWL Magallanes

Gameday:

AFL
HWL
MWL Mexicali
MWL Mochis
MWL Culican
VWL Magallanes

Edit: Guess who failed reading comp? Oops...I misread the schedule, our AFL game is the nightcap. My bad.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

10/10 Minor League Report!

OMG! We're actually doing something normal for a change, lol. Don't expect it to last, Hawaii will prolly be 1230am tomorrow, heh.

Scottsdale 4, Peoria Saguaros 5

Mike Carp (1b) 0 for 2, BB, .167
Caleb Stewart (lf) 0 for 4, 2 Ks
Mike Nickeas (c) 0 for 1, run, BB
Eddie Kunz IP, 4 H, 4 ER, K, 36 era, BS (1), L (0-1), 30:19:11,
Carlos Muniz IP, BB, K, 0.00 era, 18:l3:5

Waikiki 7, North Shore 6

Emmanuel Garcia (ss) 2 for 3, run, 2b, .286, SB (3)
Brant Rustich 2 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 Ks, 7.20 era, W (3-0), 22:17:5, 4:0:2

MWL:
Matias Carrillo 0.1 ip, got a flyout for the only batter he faced

I know this is a baseball blog, but my god

Allan Houston is coming back - to the Knicks.
Link

You have GOT to be kidding me. I mean - what the fuck? Literally, WHAT. THE. FUCK?
He was good until his knees went, and now, 2 years later - you expect him to be good?
Just when you think Isiah Thomas can't possibly get stupider, he does something assinine like this. Unbelievable. What a joke.

For the love of god, Isiah, leave now. Just go away you fucking idiot.

Venezuelan Winter League Rosters...

Met prospects/players participating:

Navegantes del Magallanes

LHP Angel Calero (Kingsport, Savannah)
RHP Nelson Portillo (Savannah)
OF Jesus Gamero (missed all of 07 season)


10/9 Minor League Report! 10/10 Links

AFL: Peoria Saguaros 4, Scottsdale 3

Mike Carp (1b) 1 for 4, 2b, 2 RBI, K
Eddie Camacho 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, K, BS (1), L (0-1)

MWL: Hermosillo 6, Mexicali 3

Brett Harper (1b) 2 for 5, 2b

10/10 Links:
AFL Gameday (335pm EST)
HWL Gameday (6pm EST)
MWL Mochis Gameday (930pm EST)
MWL Culican Gameday (10pm EST)
AFL Boxscore
HWL Boxscore
MWL Mochis Boxscore
MWL Culican Boxscore

Please tell me in a comment, or an email (metsprospecthub@yahoo.com) - if you use the boxscore links, and if you want the Mexican Winter League links. I don't mind posting them at all, but all the MWL teams only have 1 prospect each from the Mets, so if no one is using them, it is a waste of my time. Thanks...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Please bare with me here...

As I work the kinks out of the Winter Gameday and Boxscore Links. As each new league opens, it'll be a learning process for me, because remember, we didn't do this last year. Hell, we didn't "open" our "doors" until sometime in mid-November.

Your patience is appreciated. :)

10/8 HWL Report, 10/9 Links

Waikiki 6, West Oahu 2

Hector Pellot (2b) 0 for 3, run, BB, 3 LOB, .269
Dan Murphy (3b) 1 for 4, RBI, 3 LOB, .280
Sean McCraw (c) 0 for 3, run, BB, K, 2 LOB, .143
Emmanuel Garcia (ss) 1 for 3, run, RBI, BB, K, .222

10/9 Links:

AFL - Scottsdale Static Boxscore
AFL - Scottsdale Gameday
MWL - Mexicali Static Boxscore
MWL - Mexicali Gameday

Browsing through the rosters for the Mexican Winter League revealed this:

Aguilas de Mexicali:
1B Brett Harper

Caneros de los Mochis:
C Rogelio Del Campo

Tomateros de Culiacan:
LHP Matias Carrillo

Go check out the polls

Vote on each one, and be prepared for more off season wackiness to come, due to pure boredom =D

Btw, Angels and Airwaves/Blink 182 >>>>>> Matchbox 20 =)

Edit: Tejesh here to say David is off his rocker. Matchbox 20 is far and away better. It's not even close, but I allow David his delusions. What can I say, I'm an enabler ;)

Is it March yet?

Monday, October 08, 2007

10/7 HWL Report, 10/8 Link, 10/9 News

Waikiki 3, West Oahu 6

Hector Pellot (2b) 0 for 4, RBI, K, .304
Nick Evans has a stress fracture of the hand, so he will not be playing winterball.

10/8 Links:
The Game is at 630 HST, 930 PST, 1230 EST

Waikiki Static Boxscore
Waikiki Gameday

10/9 News:

The Arizona Fall League and Mexican Winter Leagues open tomorrow.