A chat on the loaded Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Binghamton is loaded with players who should don a Mets jersey in the next two-to-three years.  Of course, we all know about the players the Mets got for the old pitchers and there are several other hitting prospects worth mentioning, as well.  And the pitching staff is deep, too.  So, it seemed like a good [...]

Mets Minors: With Ronny Mauricio in the majors, who is the top prospect?

The Mets began the year with four players on the cusp of the majors ready to make an impact. What they did not begin the year with was doubt about who was the Top Prospect in the organization. Francisco Alvarez had the highest ceiling and has proven up to the task of making the next [...]

Athletic Jett Williams is exactly what the Mets need

One of the explicitly stated purposes of MLB’s rules changes for the 2023 season was to help players show off their athleticism on the field. For all that has gone wrong for the Mets in 2023, one thing they did not do during the last offseason was get more athletic. However, the good news is [...]

A more-detailed look at Luisangel Acuna, Drew Gilbert and Ryan Clifford

Yesterday’s win on Sunday Night Baseball notwithstanding, it’s been a tough road for the Mets since the big selloff at and near the trade deadline. It’s made following the minor league system more interesting than following the MLB club. We should always keep an eye on how the farm system is doing. But with the [...]

Mets Minors: Luisangel Acuna, Drew Gilbert and the 2026 Mets

The Mets' 2023 season is something that many fans wish they could put in their rear-view mirrors. It was a painful season and the most expensive team in baseball history collapsed to a degree that could never have been anticipated. While everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong, the Mets used their owner’s [...]

Talking prospects acquired in the three in-season deals by the Mets so far

With the Mets adding prospects with three trades so far this season, it seemed like a good time to talk minor leaguers with David Groveman. This piece initially started out discussing the trade with the Marlins, only to be eclipsed by the one with the Rangers. If we were smart, we’d hold off on this [...]

Discussing Ronny Mauricio, Tyler Stuart, Jose Peroza and other minor leaguers

With the major league club floundering, what better time to have a discussion on the Mets’ minor league system?  Here’s an email back-and-forth between me and our guy on the minors, David Groveman. Brian:  Ronny Mauricio hits 26 HR in AA at age 21, follows that up as the MVP of the Dominican Winter League, [...]