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What positions do the Mets still need to solve in free agency?

The New York Mets have had a very proactive offseason so far, and as expected, didn’t shy away from pursuing top-tier talent on the free-agent market with the deep pockets of owner Steven Cohen at their disposal.

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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...

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The New York Mets Checked Off A Lot Of Boxes Over Free Agency So Far; But What Remaining Key Areas Could Use A Boost?

The New York Mets have had a very proactive offseason so far, and as expected, didn’t shy away from pursuing top tier talent on the free agent market with the deep pockets of owner Steven Cohen at their disposal.

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Linda Surovich

Mets Morning News for January 27, 2022

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Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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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...

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Veteran infielder Gordon Beckham announces retirement

Over 11 consecutive MLB seasons between 2009-19, Beckham hit .237/.300/.367 across 3,782 plate appearances.

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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...

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Kory Powell

Mets Morning News for January 26, 2022

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Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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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...

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TanyaAnderson

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...

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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...

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Vasilis Drimalitis

Mets Morning News for January 25, 2022

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Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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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...

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A blockbuster move the Mets should target this off-season for starting pitching support

While the Mets have been busy this offseason, there is still work left to do. Coming off of a year where high expectations were not met, clear areas of the team needed improvement.

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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...

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Richard Staff

Mets Morning News for January 24, 2022

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Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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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...

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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...

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Assessing the trade candidacy of Mets infielder J.D. Davis

With Davis' ability to hit, his affordable salary and years of control, he could potentially be a useful piece for any team in the league, including the Mets.

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Allison McCague

Mets Morning News for January 23, 2022

Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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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...

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Michael Drago

Mets Morning News for January 22, 2022

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Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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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...

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Chris McShane

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...

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Mets announce full coaching staff

The Mets have officially announced their 2022 coaching staff, with pitching coach Jeremy Hefner as the only returning member of the last year’s coaching corps.

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Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 5

Next up on the list is a right-hander who just underwent Tommy John surgery.

Name: Matthew Allan

Position: RHP

Born: 4/17/01

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 225 lbs.

Bats/Throws: R/R

Acquired: 2019 MLB Draft, 3rd Round (Seminole High School)

After helping lead Seminole High School to its first state championship since, Matthew Allan entered the draft ranked among the best prep pitchers in this year’s class. While not a complete unknown coming into the 2019 season, Matthew Allan wasn’t...

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