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Travis d'Arnaud: The Key for the New York Mets to Make the 2014 Playoffs

With the Hot Stove season in full swing and rumors flying around about what the New York Mets will do in free agency, the 2014 roster is far from set.<p>While moves in free agency and the trade market need to be made before the Mets can be considered a potential playoff team, there is one player …

3 Reasons the New York Mets Should Sign Free Agent Stephen Drew

Even though we're in the dead of winter, spring training is not really that far away. The New York Mets have solidified their roster but still can fortify it even further by signing another free agent.<p>His name is Stephen Drew.<p>The 30-year-old shortstop is still sitting out there in the free-agent …

Why Gavin Cecchini Is the New York Mets' No. 1 Prospect to Watch in 2014

While the 2014 season will not make or break Gavin Cecchini’s career, the young shortstop is one of the most important players in the New York Mets' farm system. It may take time for Cecchini to reach his potential, but if he can make strides at the plate this season both he and the Mets will be in …

Noah Syndergaard's 2014 Season Depends on How the New York Mets Perform

Noah Syndergaard, the latest top pitching prospect for the New York Mets, will likely be making his major league debut sometime this season. It will be the third year in a row Mets fans will see a potential ace make it to the majors—Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler started this trend.<p>While Harvey and …

Should the New York Mets Take a Chance on Nelson Cruz?

We are roughly two months removed from Major League Baseball Opening Day 2014. All 30 teams are starting to take form as they get prepared for another 162-game season.<p>But as is the case in many late-offseason periods, there remains a number of quality free agents waiting for the right contract to …

2014 Scouting Reports and Projections for Each New York Mets Pitcher and Catcher

The February 15 spring training report date for the New York Mets is right around the corner, which will officially kick off their mission of becoming a winning baseball team in 2014.<p>Unlike recent winters, Sandy Alderson and his staff have been active in the free-agent market, handing out …

New York Mets: 5 Dark-Horse Prospects Who Could Sneak onto the Roster

There are a number of dark-horse prospects who could make the New York Mets' roster on Opening Day, and with pitchers and catchers arriving to Port St. Lucie, Fla., in the next few weeks, it’s easy to get excited about them already.<p>While many fans want to see star prospects, such as Noah …

Projecting the Starting Lineup for the 2014 New York Mets

With spring training just around the corner now, it's time to project what the starting lineup will be for the 2014 version of the New York Mets.<p>The Mets have made a significant upgrade by signing free agent Curtis Granderson to add some much-needed power to their roster. Will there be further …

Fernando Rodney, Mitchell Boggs Headline New York Mets' Bullpen Options

Sandy Alderson has been scouring the free-agent market for a reliever with experience as a closer for most of the winter. With about two weeks before pitchers and catchers are supposed to report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., he’s still without that part of his wish list.<p>The Mets would like insurance for …

2014 Predictions for Mets' Offseason Acquisitions

Spring training is now weeks away, and the New York Mets have now made a few particular key signings in free agency. But how exactly will they be able to help the Mets improve?<p>Here are some predictions for the team's new acquisitions for this season. It's not always easy to correctly predict exact …

What to Expect from Every Mets Starting Pitcher in 2014

Recently, the New York Mets' 2014 hitting predictions were done, and now, it's time for the starting pitchers predictions. The Mets' present and future success will arguably be built around the rotation.<p>The starting pitchers will hope to do well on the mound, but other factors such as run support …