Mets Minors: Offseason deep dive on Mark Vientos

Biography: Born in Florida, Mark Vientos allegedly grew up rooting for the New York Mets. He spent his first three years of high school at Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida. In 2016, as a junior, he hit .321. That summer, he played in the Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park. [...]

Will the Mets sign Clayton Kershaw?

The 2022 New York Mets were quite good. Historically, the Mets teams have been completely dominant pitching-wise, and hit-or-miss offensively. In 2022, the Mets offense was pretty good. This is critical for 2023, and free agency or call-ups trying to fill roles of players no longer with the team. The Mets entire starting offensive roster, [...]

A look at homegrown and cheap players for the Mets

We hear so much about the Mets trying to build up their farm system. But it’s empty talk because everyone mentions the overall goal but no one talks about the specifics. Does the farm system only count the guys you originally drafted/signed or is it anyone who spent X amount of time in the minors? [...]

NCSU goes 2-1 in Battle 4 Atlantis Thanksgiving tournament

When we last checked in on the basketball team, they were 3-0, having beaten three cupcakes. They had one more easy game scheduled before heading to the Bahamas to participate in the Battle 4 Atlantis, where they would play three games in three days against competition significantly better than they had faced all year. Their [...]

Dominic Smith’s release is bittersweet

They say prospects will break your heart, and that sentiment is affirmed exponentially more often than not. Fans that closely follow their favorite team’s farm system exhibit a special kind of fandom that enjoys tracking the youngsters’ continued growth as they (hopefully) climb the ladder to the show. There’s just something special about watching the [...]

Poll: Do you support Steve Cohen’s push for a casino in Queens?

Rich Calder of the New York Post had an excellent piece on Steve Cohen trying to land a casino in Willets Point. There will be three casino licenses issued and two of them are seen likely to go racing establishments in Acqueduct and Yonkers. Cohen's group is likely to be in a battle with a [...]

Why pulling the ball is a good thing for almost all hitters

It’s a fascinating phenomenon on how when people want something to be true that they’ll ignore all evidence to the contrary. Carl Everett didn’t believe in dinosaurs and The Flat Earth Society is still a thing. Let’s add to that the belief that Jeff McNeil had a good year in 2022 because he stopped trying [...]