Meets the Mets
Longtime Mets scout Harry Minor passed away on Wednesday at the age of 89. He worked for the team from 1968 to 2011 and was instrumental in their 1986 World Series victory.
MLB.com named Dominic Smith the No. 3 first base prospect in baseball, behind two guys that may convert to the outfield.
Speaking of ranking minor leaguers, ESPN’s Keith Law pegged the Mets’ farm system as the seventh-best in baseball (ESPN Insider subscription required).
The organization tabbed 52-year-old Chad Kreuter as the new manager of the St. Lucie Mets. The former catcher played in the majors for 16 years and managed the USC Trojans from 2006 to 2010.
Forbes points out something we already know: having a Triple-A team 2,200 miles away is untenable.
Jose Reyes told Mets Hot Stove that he’s working hard at getting more comfortable playing all over the diamond, including in the outfield.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
The Orioles inked Mark Trumbo to a three-year, $37.5 million contract, which probably knocks them out of the Jay Bruce sweepstakes.
Yesterday at AA
Former pitcher and current SNY analyst Nelson Figueroa held a charity bowling event to benefit Chai Lifeline, a children's health support network.
The Amazin’ Avenue Audio team discusses Wilmer Flores, Jay Bruce, and the retirement of Jeremy Hefner.
This Date in Mets History
In 1984, the Mets lost Hall of Fame hurler Tom Seaver for a second time when GM Frank Cashen thought it safe to leave the righty unprotected in the annual free agent compensation draft. It was not, and Mets fans, as well as Tom Terrific, were less than pleased.