9:19 PM EST, Fri January 28, 2022
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Mets Top 25 Prospects for 2022

Mets Top 25 Prospects for 2022

Photo by Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday RM via We present our list of the Mets’ best prospects heading into the 2022 season. We’ve officially wrapped up our countdown of our list of the Mets’ top twenty-five prospects going into the 2022 season. I hope you enjoyed it, and that it was as educational to everyone reading as it was enjoyable for me putting it together. I encourage everyone to use the comment section to submit questions about the state of the Mets’ farm system, our 2022 list, our individual lists, or anything else you have questions about. We’ll...
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Mets Morning News for January 28, 2022

Mets Morning News for January 28, 2022

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/ for Netflix Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets In some of the most important Mets news of the offseason, each member of the best booth in baseball will grace a bobblehead during three different home game giveaways this Summer. Mets legend Howard Johnson confirmed he will attend Old-Timers’ Day at Citi Field this season. Signs indicate that the Mets are done with splashy moves this offseason, and will instead focus on small roster changes after the players and owners reach a...
Jan 27, 2022
Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 1

Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 1

Concluding our list, the crown jewel of the Mets minor league system, one of the top prospects in all of baseball. Name: Francisco Alvarez Position: C Born: 11/19/01 Height: 5’10” Weight: 230 lbs. Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: IFA, July 2, 2018 (Guatire, Venezuela) Considered one of the top international rookies in the 2018-2019 class, the Mets pounced on Venezuelan catcher Francisco Alvarez, immediately signing him for a club-high $2.7 million, breaking Ronny Mauricio’s then-record $2.1 million signing bonus. The Mets elected not to have him play professionally that year,...
Jan 27, 2022
Mets Morning News for January 27, 2022

Mets Morning News for January 27, 2022

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Billy Wagner did not make it to Cooperstown but he had some opinions about those who should. Former Met Jerry Blevins also weighed in with his thoughts on how players in the game view steroid users including Robinson Canó. Next year will be Carlos Beltrán’s first year on the Hall of Fame ballot, and while he was never linked to PEDs, he will forever be linked to another form of cheating that the voters will have to grapple with. Despite being another...
Jan 26, 2022
Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 2

Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 2

Next up on the list is an impact bat at an impact position. Name: Brett Baty Position: 3B Born: 11/13/99 Height: 6’3” Weight: 210 lbs. Bats/Throws: L/R Acquired: 2019 MLB Draft, 1st Round (Lake Travis High School) When Brett Baty started attending Lake Travis High School, the coaches of their baseball, basketball, and football programs could hardly contain their excitement- especially their basketball coach, who just happened to be Baty’s father. Because the youngster was held back a year while in the fifth grade- a common practice among children who excel athletically at...
Jan 26, 2022
Mets Morning News for January 26, 2022

Mets Morning News for January 26, 2022

Photo by Bryan Yablonsky/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Former Met Billy Wagner received 52 percent of the vote on the Hall of Fame ballot with three years remaining. There’s still plenty for the Mets front office and Buck Showalter to do once the lockout ends. Former Met Jeff Innis is in the hospital in Houston fighting for his life, and you can view his GoFundMe here. Around the National League East The Braves and A’s discussed a potential Matt Olson trade before the owners lockout began. The Marlins...
Jan 25, 2022
Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to Amazin Avenue

Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to Amazin Avenue

Set Number: X163655 TK1 Coming Thursday, comments will look different. Hey everyone. I’m Tanya, and I oversee all of our baseball communities for SB Nation. This Thursday will be a big day for our community: we’re moving our comments to a new platform, developed especially for SB Nation. All of our MLB communities will be moving to the new platform, and I’m excited about the change. Some of you may already be familiar with this new platform as it rolled out to our NFL communities in 2020 and to many of our soccer sites and our NHL and NBA communities last year....
Jan 25, 2022
Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 3

Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 3

Next up on the list is a high-ceiling tool shed. Name: Ronny Mauricio Position: SS Born: 4/04/01 Height: 6’3” Weight: 165 lbs. Bats/Throws: S/R Acquired: IFA, July 2, 2017 (San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) Considered one of the top rookies available during the 2017-2018 international signing period, the Mets and Dominican shortstop Ronny Mauricio agreed to a $2.1 million signing bonus for inking a deal with the organization, breaking the club record previously held by fellow Dominican shortstop Amed Rosario. The talented youngster made his professional debut in...
Jan 25, 2022
Mets Morning News for January 25, 2022

Mets Morning News for January 25, 2022

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Manager Buck Showalter and GM Billy Eppler spoke to the media via Zoom about the coaching staff they have built and the 2022 season. In speaking of the current state of the team, Eppler said, “I know we’re good”. Among other things, the two spoke about preparing for spring training that may or may not start on time and their lofty expectations and hopes for the current club. Showalter and Eppler plan head down to Spring Training...
Jan 24, 2022
Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 4

Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 4

Next up on the list is a third baseman with one of the biggest bats in the system. Name: Mark Vientos Position: 3B Born: 12/11/99 Height: 6’4” Weight: 205 lbs. Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: 2017 MLB Draft, 2nd Round (American Heritage High School) Mark Vientos was an established name on the exhibition and showcase circuit for years prior to the Mets drafting and signing him, earning praise by scouts and evaluators as early as 2013, when he was just 14-years-old. For three years, he played baseball at Flanagan High School, but in 2016, he switched schools and began attending...
Jan 24, 2022
From Complex To Queens: The 2022 Top 25 Prospects List, Part III

From Complex To Queens: The 2022 Top 25 Prospects List, Part III

The annual top 25 prospect countdown continues with prospects 9-5. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas begin the day discussing the signings that the Mets made this past week when the 2022-2023 international free agent period began. The team highlights who the Mets signed, the impact that their signing will have on the minor league system, and the impact that their signing will have on their individual lives and that of their families. Following that, the team continues their...
Jan 24, 2022
Mets Morning News for January 24, 2022

Mets Morning News for January 24, 2022

Photo by Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive via Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets When the lockout eventually ends, J.D. Davis will be one of the most interesting Mets trade chip. To mark the 46th anniversary of his Hall of Fame induction, the Mets re-upped their Kiner Korner of their virtual vault. If you want Buck Showalter’s thoughts on the split careers of Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson, I have good news. The pitching of Bartolo Colon’s son, Randy, has the former Cy Young Award winner thinking of another...
Jan 23, 2022
Mets Morning News for January 23, 2022

Mets Morning News for January 23, 2022

Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Approaching the ten-year anniversary of Johan Santana’s no-hitter, Mike Baxter recalls the impact that his famous catch had on the Mets and on his career. Anthony Rieber of Newsday talked to original ‘62 Mets Hobie Landrith and Frank Thomas about the franchise’s beginnings as we approach its 60th anniversary. Joel Sherman of the New York Post builds a 26-man Mets roster of only homegrown players. Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing reacts to the Mets’ new coaching...
Jan 22, 2022
Mets Morning News for January 22, 2022

Mets Morning News for January 22, 2022

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets officially finalized the coaching staff that will be serving under new manager Buck Showalter. Francisco Alvarez could finally fill the Mets’ gaping hole at the catcher position if he manages to live up to his massive potential. Gary Cohen might be most known for being the voice of the Mets, but he also is eager to continue his side gig of voicing college basketball games. Around the National League East The Braves have signed former Twins...
Jan 21, 2022
Mets name Buck Showalter’s coaching staff for 2022 season

Mets name Buck Showalter’s coaching staff for 2022 season

The team made its coaching decisions official. The Mets made their coaching staff for the 2022 official today, giving Buck Showalter his staff for the season—assuming it eventually gets underway as baseball continues to be in an ownership-imposed lockout. Per the team’s release: Glenn Sherlock will join the staff as Manager Buck Showalter’s bench coach, Eric Chavez will serve as hitting coach, Wayne Kirby as first base coach and outfield/baserunning instructor and Joey Cora will serve as third base coach and infield instructor. Craig Bjornson joins the staff as the...