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Mets Baseball Cards of the Week: 2015 NY Penn League Prospects

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David Thompson’s and Vinny Siena’s baseball cards from the 2015 New York-Penn League Top Prospects set

I’m cheating a bit this week to feature two baseball cards of New York Mets prospects. And I’m pretty sure I got my set of 2015 New York-Penn League Top Prospects at a Staten Island Yankees game I went to in September with my friend Greg.

But let’s talk about our two Brooklyn Cyclones players.

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Columbia Fireflies unveil inaugural season jerseys

The Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies, the New York Mets new Single-A South Atlantic League affiliate, officially unveiled their uniforms for their inaugural season at a press conference yesterday.

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Brooklyn Cyclones' coaching staff takes shape

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Autographed Edgardo Alfonzo baseball card from my collection

Brooklyn Baseball Banter reports that Edgardo Alfonzo will return as the Brooklyn Cyclones’ bench coach in 2016, while former Mets prospect Sean Ratliff will be the team’s hitting coach.

Alfonzo, a member of the New York Mets’ playoff teams in 1999 and 2000, will be coaching in Brooklyn for a third straight year.

Ratliff, a 4th round draft pick in 2008, was forced to give up his playing career as the result of injuries sustained when he was struck in the face by a foul ball in a 2011 spring training game. He served as the hitting coach for the Rookie-level Kingspoort Mets in 2015.

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Mets minor league notes