This is the state of the Mets' farm system

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By Mike Rosenbaum | November 18, 2019 2:54 PM ET

The Mets' first season under general manager Brodie Van Wagenen had its ups and downs, as the club dug itself into an early hole by going 40-50 during the first half before surging to win 46 of 72 games after the All-Star break and finish with 86 wins. And while the Mets ultimately came up short in their quest to reach the postseason, there were enough bright spots along the way to warrant an optimistic outlook for the 2020 season.

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5 Appalachian League Alums among Top Farm System Athletes

By Jim Callis and Mike Rosenbaum and Jonathan Mayo | November 18, 2019 2:27 PM ET

Trejyn Fletcher (Johnson City 2019), Estevan Florial (Pulaski 2016), Jarred Kelenic (Kingsport 2018), Ronny Mauricio (Kingsport 2018), and Cristian Pache (Danville 2016) named top athletes in their respective farm systems.

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Royals to become Molinos de Burlington

November 14, 2019 1:09 PM ET

In conjunction with Minor League Baseball, the Burlington Royals announced today they will be participated in this year's Copa de la Diversión (FunCup) campaign as the Molinos de Burlington (Burlington Mills). The Royals will join 92 other Minor League Teams participating across the country, and the first Appalachian League team to do so since the campaign's inception three years ago.

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Minor League Baseball Grows Copa de la Diversión in 2020

November 14, 2019 12:36 PM ET

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 14, 2019 - Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced the continued longterm commitment to and celebration of its U.S. Hispanic fans and communities through the unveiling of its 2020 Copa de la Diversión™ (Fun Cup™) campaign and event series. Each of the 92 participating MiLB teams covering 34 U.S. states will transform its on-field brand to a culturally-relevant Hispanic persona, representing an extension of the team's and community's identity. Fans are encouraged to join Minor League Baseball's ongoing celebration of its U.S. Hispanic communities by using #JoinLaDiversión on social media.

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deGrom (Kingsport 2010) wins NL Cy Young

By Anthony Castrovince | November 14, 2019 12:29 PM ET

The Mets' Jacob deGrom is the 2019 winner of the National League Cy Young Award, as announced on Wednesday night on MLB Network by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

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Appalachian League elects 13 to Hall of Fame

Lee Landers, Ray Smith highlight class of new inductees

November 13, 2019 10:26 AM ET

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Appalachian League today announced 13 new members have been elected to the Appalachian League Hall of Fame through a Special Election held at the League's Fall Meetings last month in Bristol, VA. The new class is highlighted by Appalachian League President Emeritus Lee Landers and long-time Elizabethton Twins manager Ray Smith. Landers and Smith are joined by Randy Boyd, Boyce Cox, Chauncey DeVault, Bobby Floyd, David Hagan, Bill Halstead, Jim Holland, Andruw Jones, George McGonagle, Scott Niswonger, and Miles Wolff.

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Mike Shildt (Johnson City 2009-11) Named NL Manager of the Year

By Anthony Castrovince | November 13, 2019 9:07 AM ET

For the Cardinals 2019 was a return to prominence within their division, a return to being the center of attention.

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3 Appalachian League Alums win Silver Slugger Awards

Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off the first pitch from Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tanner Roark in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ORG XMIT: OHJMOTK (John Minchillo/AP)

By Manny Randhawa | November 8, 2019 1:10 PM ET

Mitch Garver (Elizabethton 2013), Ozzie Albies (Danville 2014), and Ronald Acuna Jr. (Danville 2015) win 2019 Silver Slugger Awards.

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Jays' Rees (Bluefield 2018) wings way to MiLBY award

Unheralded second-year reliever excels in quest to 'get guys out'

By Duane Cross | November 8, 2019 12:41 PM ET

Class A Advanced Dunedin pitching coach Jim Czajkowski believes it's difficult to know much about a player's character "until you see him fail."

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Waters Homers in Team USA Win

By Jordan Wolf | November 4, 2019 11:10 AM ET

A power surge carried Team USA to victory on Saturday.

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