Mets fans should jump on the Darin Gorski bandwagon

Darin Gorski is quietly turning in a fine season in Double-A. You might recall that Gorski had a breakout year in 2011, where he went 11-3 with a 2.08 ERA. Many were skeptical because he was not highly touted and he dominated at an advanced age for his league. The conventional wisdom coming into this [...]

Mets Minors: Wilmer Flores the next David Wright or Fernando Martinez

Although I’m sure the New York Mets’ brain trust won’t admit it, there must be a little concern over Class A shortstop Wilmer Flores, who entered 2010 as the Mets’ finest young hitting prospect and one of the best youngsters in the lower levels. Flores hit .269/.309/.380, not bad for a kid who just turned [...]

Mets Minors: Gorski’s record-setting start comes to an end

Matt Harvey left Class A St. Lucie with an 8-2 record and a 2.37 ERA before heading to Class AA Binghamton. Darin Gorski has been even better than the 2010 first-rounder as the “ace” of the St. Lucie rotation. Gorski set a club record with his 10th straight win July 18 against Clearwater, surpassing the [...]

Is Darin Gorski part of a new market inefficiency?

There’s an old joke that asks why so many Polish names end in ski. And the answer is because they’re too dumb to know how to spell toboggan. If you followed baseball in the 70s (or earlier) there were no shortages of players with last names ending with ski. There was Carl Yastrzemski and Greg [...]