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    Sticky: http://www.minorleagueball.com/2014/12/16/7402313/...

    http://www.minorleagueball.com/2014/12/16/7402313/new-york-mets-top-20-prospects-for-2015
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    Sticky: http://www.minorleagueball.com/2014/12/15/7392547/...

    http://www.minorleagueball.com/2014/12/15/7392547/new-york-mets-preliminary-prospect-grade-distribution



    The BA list should be coming out tommorow (Wednesday) as well, and Sickels will probably...
  3. Yeah, that's not possible. The bidding process...

    Yeah, that's not possible. The bidding process has just begun, and teams can make bids until Friday. They will announce then who has won the bid, and that club will have 30 days to negotiate with...
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    Yes, the 50s are average regulars, the 45s maybe...

    Yes, the 50s are average regulars, the 45s maybe fringy regulars, the 40s bench types. No real surprises there, most notable to me:

    1. The five 50s are the five guys most of us would have in the...
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    Rule 5 draft

    MLB phase:
    Mets pick Sean Gilmartin LHP.
    Mets lose Logan Verrett RHP (to Baltimore).

    AAA phase:
    Mets lose Greg Peavey (Twins), Cam Maron (Reds), Juan Carlos Gamboa (Padres), Randy Fontanez...
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    Yup. Lowrie isn't even as good as Flores...

    Yup. Lowrie isn't even as good as Flores defensively, and he's not an upgrade overall over Tejada. Plus, while he switch hits, he's historically not that good as a LHB. If we want to add a veteran...
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    Classic "window dressing". They don't want to be...

    Classic "window dressing". They don't want to be awful, they want to sell some tickets, which they can do if they can con fans in the spring into believing an 82 win team might be an 87 win team....
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    Sorry, but you don't bring in Michael Cuddyer if...

    Sorry, but you don't bring in Michael Cuddyer if you are trying to win. The only reason to bring in a guy like Cuddyer is if you are planning on letting young players like Flores play and develop,...
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    Sticky: It is, he meant right field.

    It is, he meant right field.
  10. Those grades are all too high. Should look more...

    Those grades are all too high. Should look more like this:

    65 Harvey
    62 Syndergaard
    57 DeGrom
    55 Wheeler
    50 Niese
    48 Montero
    45 Colon
    44 Gee
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    Right, and that's just comparing their bats....

    Right, and that's just comparing their bats. Include defense, and it's not debatable, Saunders is better.

    Bats alone, Steamer has:

    wOBA wRC+
    .330 109 Saunders
    .323 110 Cuddyer

    Comparing...
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    Saunders > Cuddyer.

    Saunders > Cuddyer.
  13. I think that would kill the trade market for guys...

    I think that would kill the trade market for guys like Niese and Gee. No one is going to trade for guys like that when they know they can just wait until you put them on waivers.
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    final guess: Thor, Mazzoni, Verrett,...

    final guess:
    Thor, Mazzoni, Verrett, Leathersich, Robles, Ynoa
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    You still have to do something with him within 10...

    You still have to do something with him within 10 days with a DFA. Assuming he would refuse a minor league assignment, all you could do would be to put him through release waivers, or trade him.
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    He has 5 years MLB experience, you can't outright...

    He has 5 years MLB experience, you can't outright him without his consent, you would have to release him.
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    Well the Mets would still have to pay his $10M...

    Well the Mets would still have to pay his $10M salary then, even if he decided to sign elsewhere for MLB minimum.
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    Rule 5 roster moves

    I think the deadline is Thursday night (11/20) to add guys to protect them from the rule 5 draft at the winter meetings. Per Adam Rubin on twitter:




    The first 4 of those are likely Thor,...
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    Poll: The way you laid them out I like Castro best of...

    The way you laid them out I like Castro best of those. But I would prefer they go after Addison Russell from the Cubs rather than Castro.
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    You might not get the same value, but Gee is...

    You might not get the same value, but Gee is worth nearly as much and he only costs you a 2nd year arbitration salary to keep him as cheap rotation insurance. If you can't get value in a trade, then...
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    But Hellickson has proven for two years now that...

    But Hellickson has proven for two years now that he wasn't that good either. The cherries taste the same whether they are coming from one tree or two.
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    Well Gee has recently performed like a TORP for a...

    Well Gee has recently performed like a TORP for a full year, from 6/1/2013 to 5/30/2014 he had a 2.77 ERA and .669 OPS allowed over 194.7 IP. Are you saying if he had done that in one season rather...
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    I love when people project a guy in his mid-20s...

    I love when people project a guy in his mid-20s as in "decline" due to a one year "trend".

    http://www.fangraphs.com/graphsw.aspx?players=4940,1012606
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    Well duh, yeah, that's why I said he reminds me...

    Well duh, yeah, that's why I said he reminds me of Gee.



    Gee is worlds better than Torres. That's not even remotely close.


    Then they're idiots. The Rays had the second best team UZR in...
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    That maybe a reason to hang onto Gee, then. I'd...

    That maybe a reason to hang onto Gee, then. I'd like to see him in relief, swing man, the way the Braves used to use Medlen.

    Niese is pretty clearly more attractive than Hellickson, to me. He's...
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