Tracy Ringolsby of the Rocky Mountain News is reporting that the agents for for free agent closer, Brian Fuentes have made a contract proposal to the New York Mets. The agents for Rockies closer and free agent Brian Fuentes reportedly put a four-year, $44 million proposal on the table to the Mets. Executives with Cleveland and St. Louis indicated they would be interested only in a one-year or two-year deal. I would prefer to see [...]
MLB.com is reporting that the Milwaukee Brewers today named Willie Randolph bench coach. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin. “We are very pleased to add Willie to the organization as he brings recent National League expertise and success to our coaching staff,” said Melvin. “His reputation as a player is a quality that will be valuable in his teaching and coaching of our talented young team. Willie is [...]
Somebody slow this guy down! Dan Murphy continues to rake in the Arizona Fall League as evidenced by another big game last night. MLB.com reports that Murphy homered and hit a walk-off double to lead Peoria over Mesa, 13-12, on Tuesday to push the Saguaros past the the Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League American Division standings. Murphy, MLB.com’s Mets Organizational Hitter of the Year, went 3-for-5 and collected three RBIs on the day. [...]
When we acquired Luis Castillo on Deadline Day 2007, I thought that getting an everyday second baseman was exactly what the club needed. While Castillo performed in August and September, the club historically collapsed (how long will we be hearing those words in a sentence?). Based on Castillo’s performance in August and September, Omar Minaya gave Castillo a 4-year extension worth around $25 million. We then paid him to be a dead roster space in [...]
The Mets need an everyday leftfielder… The Mets need a reliable right handed bat to balance the lineup… The Mets need a disciplined and patient hitter in the lineup… The Mets need someone who can hit in the clutch in their lineup… Only one player can solve all of these problems and is definitely available, his name is Matt Holliday. Holliday would be a perfect fit on this team and would fix so many things that [...]
Bill James who is as venerated and respected as they come, especially from MLB statisticians, analysts and baseball junkies everywhere, just unveiled his selections for the 2008 Baseball Fielding Awards. Carlos Beltran was named the best fielding centerfielder in baseball for the second time in his career. Here is what Bill James had to say… Center Field – Carlos Beltran, New York Mets Like Carl Crawford in left, Carlos Beltran won the award for center fielders in 2006, but he [...]
ESPN listed the newly updated Elias Sports Bureau free agent rankings. These rankings are used to determine compensation for a team that loses a Type A or B free agent. The list looks like it includes players who probably will have their options picked up. Type A Free Agents Mark Teixeira, C.C. Sabathia, Bobby Abreu, Doug Brocail, A.J. Burnett, Pat Burrell, Orlando Cabrera, Juan Cruz, Ryan Dempster, Adam Dunn, Brian Fuentes, Brian Giles, Trevor Hoffman, Bobby Howry, [...]
This is almost becoming comical at this point. When the Phillies were in the World Series, they were talking about how every team in the NL East hates the Mets. When they won the World Series, their fans were bringing signs telling Mets fans to look at their trophy. Now with their parade, they called out the Mets a few times. What amazes is me is that the Mets are not starting stuff with Philly. [...]
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