Why Jonathon Niese should be traded

There are two reasons why the Mets are not winning; their bullpen is in shamble and there is not enough power in the lineup. Since bullpen production can change dramatically year from year, Sandy Alderson should be worrying about supplying this line up with another right handed power bat to hit fifth and provide protection [...]

HYPE files: Jack Leathersich

Jack Leathersich, RP: The 22 year old Jack Leathersich burst onto the scene this year after a promising debut in the New York Penn League last season. In 12.2 innings last season for Brooklyn, Leathersich struck out 26 batters and only walked 3. Although it was only 12.2 innings, his strikeout/9 innings pitched (K/9) of [...]

HYPE files: Luis Mateo

Where’s the hype? Luis Mateo, SP: Luis Mateo was a starting pitcher that was pegged to be a sleeper by many coming into this season. It is no wonder either because there’s a lot to like about Mateo -- his frame (6’3”, 185 pounds), relatively young age (22 years old), and his stuff. Mateo sits [...]

HYPE files: Wilmer Flores

Wilmer Flores, 1B/2B/3B: This column is usually to bring attention to prospects not getting enough attention, but this week is different. To Mets fans that follow the Minor Leagues, Wilmer Flores is a prospect that gets a lot of attention and has been visible since he was 16 years old. However, in the mainstream sports [...]

HYPE files: Aderlin Rodriguez

In the past decade, the Mets minor league system has not been regarded with any kind of respect. Although the minor league system has produced David Wright, Jose Reyes, and several of the starters on this 2012 team, it has also seen many “top prospects” fizzle out or not reach their full potential. This lack [...]