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Surprise Teams for 2015

The 2014 season has passed the three-quarter mark and with more than a handful of teams playing for nothing but pride, let’s take a look at some of the potential surprising teams for 2015: New York Mets: The organization, hamstrung by some monetary issues, has nonetheless laid the foundation for a potentially dominant rotation. Even…

Surprise Teams for 2015

  After losing 93 games two years ago, the Baltimore Orioles shocked the baseball world by winning 93 last 2012 before eventually losing to the Yankees in the ALDS. The Oakland A’s improved upon their record in 2012 by 20 games while winning the AL West last season too. Quick turnarounds are hardly an uncommon…

The Mets are a Quick Turnaround Candidate

The New York Mets are mired in another abysmal season, winning just 49 of the first 109 games of the year. The club’s record is closer to that of the Astros, the worst team in baseball, that of the NL East Division-leading Braves. The ballclub’s run differential is staggeringly poor at -37, the fifth worst…

2013 New York Mets Top Prospects

  System Overview: Along with right-hander Zach Wheeler, the recently acquired Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard give the Mets three upper-tier prospects, all of whom have the ceiling of All Star-caliber players. d’Arnaud, the team’s top prospect, lost a significant part of the 2012 season in the Toronto system due to an injury, but profiles…

Mets-Blue Jays Trade a Win-Win for Both Teams

In perhaps the most anti-climactic outcome involving a reigning Cy Young winner, the Mets have agreed to send knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, in exchange for top prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard as well as catcher John Buck and 17-year-old outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. Also heading north to Toronto are catchers Josh Thole,…