Archive for December, 2009

Omar Minaya’s Trade History

An article by posted on December 2, 2009 0 Comments

Here is complete list of all trades made by Omar Minaya since he became GM of the Mets after the 2004 season. This does not include any free agent signings. 2009 08/25/09 Traded Billy Wagner to the Red Sox for for Chris Carter and Eddie Lora 08/08/09 Traded cash or PTBN to the Cubs for Jason […]

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Braves Sign Billy Wagner As Their New Closer

An article by posted on December 2, 2009 0 Comments

The Atlanta Braves didn’t wait long too decide who their closer will be for the 2010 season. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Billy Wagner has just signed a two year deal with the Braves. He becomes the first big name free agent to find a new home after agreeing on a new one year […]

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Josh Thole Is Giving Me Second Thoughts On Bengie Molina

An article by posted on December 2, 2009 0 Comments

I’m really starting to have second thoughts about the Mets going after free agent catcher Bengie Molina. I know how strongly I have advocated for Molina in the last two months, but am becoming more and more taken with Josh Thole as he toils away in Winter Ball with the hopes of impressing Mets brass and potentially […]

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The Final Arbitration Scorecard

An article by posted on December 2, 2009 0 Comments

When yesterday’s midnight deadline finally came and went, the Mets decided to stand pat and did not offer arbitration to any of their six remaining free agents. Carlos Delgado and Fernando Tatis, both Type B free agents, are not totally out of the picture yet, and the Mets could still opt to bring both of […]

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Mets Sign Former Phillies Catcher Chris Coste

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

According to a report this afternoon by Fargo’s Jeff Kolpack, the Mets have signed free agent catcher/first baseman Chris Coste. He writes, Fargo’s Chris Coste is headed to the Big Apple. Coste agreed to terms with the New York Mets today on a contract that guarantees him a spot on the 40-man roster. Coste said the […]

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Harden, Polanco, Olivo, Beimel Not Offered Arby; Could Help Mets

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

The following players were not offered arbitration today and are free to sign with any team. In the case of the Mets, their first round pick was protected anyway, and they lose nothing by signing a Type B free agent. Of the players that are now coming across the sports news wire, these four players […]

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Better Value: Schneider 2 Years For $3 Million or $9.8 Million?

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

It’s all about the “value” Mets fans. Regardless of your thoughts on the Phillies getting Brian Schneider, it’s a solid move for the Phillies who can give the Mets a lesson or two about getting the most value for a player. The Phillies are reportedly paying Schneider $3 million dollars for two years or an […]

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Twitter Poll Results – Billy Wagner Reactions

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

This morning I asked the following Twitter Poll question: Are you happy with the end result of how Omar Minaya handled Billy Wagner? Red Sox get two high draft picks (1st round pick, sandwich pick) Braves get their new closer; Billy Wagner Mets get two low level prospects; Chris Carter and Eddie Lora Here are some of the responses. Unhappy […]

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Phillies Sign Brian Schneider

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

According to several reports, Brian Schneider has just signed a two-year deal worth $3 million dollars with the Philadelphia Phillies. The former Mets catcher became a free agent and the Mets had no plans to offer him arbitration. Schneider, 33, hit .218 in 59 games last season, and .244 in 169 games overall as a Met. […]

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Mauer and Halladay Issue Their Own Deadlines On Deadline Day

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

Can you guess what the magic word is for this chilly December 1st day? To begin, Toronto starting pitcher Roy Halladay has given the Blue Jays a deadline for trading him or he will invoke his no trade clause according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Roy Halladay, the All-Star pitcher who has been the subject of much trade […]

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