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UPDATE: Padres Sign Cuban Lefty Hernandez

UPDATE: 

Mets continue to stay out of the Cuban Market, as the San Diego Padres sign Cuban Defector  Osvaldo Hernandez. The Left Handed 18-year old pitcher was signed to a 2.5 million dollar bonus.

C’mon Mets, get into the game…

Old News:

So this is news.

The Mets, who don’t generally sign young amateur Cubans are interested in signing Osvaldo Hernandez, an 18 year old Cuban Defector, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The Mets have never signed an amateur Cuban.

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Chris Flexen Undergoes Knee Surgery, 2 Signings

Chris Flexen underwent arthroscopic knee surgery recently according to Mets.com’s Anthony Dicomo. According to the report, Flexen had a bone chip in his knee that was causing swelling and discomfort during camp, as he was scratched from two games.

(Photo by Ed Delany)

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Look at Luis Guillorme The Last Few Days!

Two times this week, Luis Guillorme has dazzled the Mets world as an unlikely source of bewildering displays of Amazin’ handiwork. On Thursday, Guillorme made an impossible catch…and he wasn’t even on the field…and it wasn’t even a ball.

He caught a flying bat, that was thrown by Adeiny Hechavarria, who accidentally let go after a nasty Robert Gsellman slider.

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Mets are Frontrunners For Two Top International Free Agents

In Ben Badler’s latest Piece for Baseball America, he highlights the annual International Showcase that is taking place in the Dominican Republic for February 22nd and 23rd. Badler mentions the top overall prospects in the 2017/2018 July 2nd International Free Agency and names Ronny Mauricio and Adrian Hernandez as two players that the Mets are “frontrunners for”.

(Photo by http://dplbaseball.com)

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Rest In Peace, Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte

Both were taken too soon.

Thoughts: Dominic Smith Interview

Thought it would be a solid day to talk about Dominic Smith as the season draws closer and the fact that he’s been invited to Spring Training again. Minor League Baseball posted an interview with Dominic yesterday, and it’s pretty nice to read for a few reasons:

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Mets Sign Adam Wilk to Minor League Deal

Two days ago Wilk was given a minor league contract with a spring training invite by the Mets. Wilk has been exclusively a starter in his career.

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev Aff ERA G GS IP H ER HR BB IBB SO WHIP
2009 21 -0.6 2 Teams A–A DET 1.47 14 14 73.2 53 12 2 7 0 67 0.814
2009 21 -0.4 Oneonta A- DET 1.45 7 7 37.1 23 6 0 5 0 34 0.750
2009 21 -0.8 West Michigan A DET 1.49 7 7 36.1 30 6 2 2 0 33 0.881
2010 22 -1.1 2 Teams A+-AA DET 2.74 27 27 167.1 149 51 9 24 0 114 1.034
2010 22 -0.9 Lakeland A+ DET 3.01 24 24 143.2 139 48 8 19 0 100 1.100
2010 22 -2.2 Erie AA DET 1.14 3 3 23.2 10 3 1 5 0 14 0.634
2011 23 -3.8 Toledo AAA DET 3.24 18 18 102.2 105 37 15 14 0 76 1.159
2011 23 -5.2 DET MLB DET 5.40 5 0 13.1 14 8 3 3 0 10 1.275
2012 24 -3.2 Toledo AAA DET 2.77 24 24 149.2 123 46 13 28 1 128 1.009
2012 24 -4.2 DET MLB DET 8.18 3 3 11.0 21 10 4 3 0 7 2.182
2013 25 -3.5 NC Fgn 4.12 17 16 91.2 93 42 12 27 0 70 1.309
2014 26 -1.2 Indianapolis AAA PIT 4.74 28 24 146.1 166 77 18 44 4 106 1.435
2015 27 0.2 Salt Lake AAA LAA 5.59 27 25 145.0 189 90 16 40 0 105 1.579
2015 27 -1.3 LAA MLB LAA 4.50 1 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 2 1.500
2016 28 1.4 Durham AAA TBR 3.61 15 15 87.1 85 35 9 13 1 75 1.122

Wilk is likely a depth signing for their Triple-A team. His scouting report reads that he throws in the mid-80’s, touching 90 with an average breaking ball and above-average changeup. He can locate it well, coercing a decent amount of strikeouts. He may be better in a relief role.

2016 19th Rounder Cornish Suspended 50 Games

Gary Cornish, the Mets 2016 19th Rounder out of the University of San Diego was suspended today after using Amphetamines, which under MLB guidelines is considered a performance enhancing drug.

The suspension is effective immediately and will ban him from pitching in the first 50 games of the minor league season.

Cornish was a senior sign who pitched in Short-Season A Brooklyn and posted a 2.16 ERA in 14 appearances, spanning 25 innings and striking out 44. He was slated for A-Ball Columbia or A+ St. Lucie for 2017.

The right handed reliever uses a three quarter arm slot to produce a 90-94 mile per hour fastball and also has a breaking ball that hasn’t completely defined itself yet.

We’ll see how Gary bounces back from this in the future…

Mets invite 14 Minor Leaguers to Spring Training

Dominic Smith is obviously the headliner. Amed Rosario, Tomas Nido, Wuilmer Becerra and Chris Flexen, and Marcos Molina have all been given automatic invites as part of the 40-man Roster.

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Notes: Brooklyn Cyclones Coaches, Mets Dominican Academy

So the Brooklyn Cyclones officially changed their manager and staff again…and I have a nice article for you guys to read.

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