Monthly Archives: February 2019

2019 Mets Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Peter Alonso

Peter Alonso is the major household name of all of the NRI’s in camp this year. Like Amed Rosario, before him, his NRI comes with the excitement of eventually seeing him in the majors this season. By now you probably … Continue reading

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2019 Mets Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Ali Sanchez

At the beginning of last season Ali Sanchez was the #27 prospect in the Mets system according to Baseball America. He ended the season playing in the Arizona Fall League, a major step for a #27 prospect. We wrote about … Continue reading

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2019 Mets Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Colton Plaia

If you hear Mets coaches, players, sportscasters etc talking about Colton this spring, they aren’t talking about the current season of the Bachelor, their talking about Colton Plaia, one of seven catchers in Mets camp. Colton was drafted by the … Continue reading

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2019 Mets Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Devin Mesoraco

At 213 we did not think at the end of 2018 that we would be writing a Devin Mesoraco NRI preview in the same week that pitchers and catchers report to camp. Knowing the Mets propensity to resign players who … Continue reading

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2019 Mets Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Patrick Mazeika

New week, new position for our 2019 NRI preview series! Yesterday we finished profiling every pitcher the Mets have offered an NRI too (unless they sign more, which we’ll get on the back end) and now we start catchers. The … Continue reading

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2019 Mets Non-Roster Preview: Steve Villines

Non-Roster Invites to camp break down to three groups: 1) Veterans trying to find their way back in, 2) Minor League Journey Men, 3) Prospects. Steve Villines, who will be 23 this season and was drafted in 2017 falls into … Continue reading

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2019 Mets Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Joshua Torres

One of the goals for the Mets in the off-season was to redesign their bullpen from top (Diaz, bringing back Familia from “loan” to Oakland) to bottom (depth in the minor leagues). To some degree, this has been a multi-year … Continue reading

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2019 Mets Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Corey Taylor

We’ve been doing this article series since at least 2017. I hope we’ve been doing it only since 2017 so this next sentence is true. Every year we’ve previewed Non-Roster Invitees, we’ve written a profile about Corey Taylor. So here’s … Continue reading

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2019 Mets Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Hector Santiago

In what is becoming a common theme in these Non-Roster Invitee articles, the Mets signed a lefty pitcher to a minor league contract with an NRI to camp this off-season. Today we’ll look at Hector Santiago, who unlike some of … Continue reading

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2019 Mets Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Ryder Ryan

In August of 2017 the Mets traded Jay Bruce to the Indians and got Ryder Ryan in return. The move at the time puzzled Mets fans as Jay Bruce was smashing homers and the Mets acquired a player who was … Continue reading

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