Archive for December, 2009

Cardinals Up The Ante; Offer Matt Holliday 8 Year Deal

An article by posted on December 15, 2009 0 Comments

As Omar and the Mets continue to wait out what they call a slow moving market, other MLB teams are quickly scooping up some of the key free agents and addressing their needs. Yesterday, the Red Sox signed John Lackey, while the Phillies added Roy Halladay in a 3 team deal that sent Cliff Lee to […]

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Halladay To Phillies, Lackey To Red Sox, Jack Squat To Mets

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

On a day when a few extra coals have been added to the Hot Stove, the Phillies are close to trading for ace pitcher Roy Halladay, while Jon Heyman of SI.com is reporting that John Lackey will be signing a five-year, $85 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. In related news, the Mets have […]

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Roy Halladay Negotiating With Phillies After 3 Team Blockbuster

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com says that the Phillies, Mariners and Blue Jays have agreed to a deal that will send Halladay to Philadelphia, Cliff Lee to Seattle and prospects from both teams to Toronto. The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay is in Philadelphia and possibly negotiating a long term deal in anticipation […]

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Mets Offer Kelvim Escobar Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

According to the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, the Mets offered a minor league deal to pitcher Kelvim Escobar. Although not published or confirmed by any mainstream source, it was posted via Twitter by Efrain  Zavarce and was re-tweeted by Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN. Last week, the NY Post’s Joel Sherman tweeted that Escobar might pitch in the […]

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What Does Lackey To The Red Sox Mean For Mets?

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports, free agent pitcher John Lackey may be close to signing a deal with the Boston Red Sox. He writes, Free-agent right-hander John Lackey underwent a physical Monday with the Red Sox, an indication that he is close to an agreement with the team, according to a major-league source. Rosenthal […]

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Is There A Chance Mike Pelfrey Gets Traded?

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

As the Mets try their best to acquire a number two starter to pair with ace Johan Santana for the 2010 season, let’s examine the facts surrounding Mike Pelfrey, who was anointed the number two starter last season. The 2009 season was one to forget for the young righthander who the Mets selected ninth overall in the 2005 MLB Draft. Pelfrey […]

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(Not So) Hot Stove Baseball

An article by posted on December 13, 2009 0 Comments

The World Series ended on November 4th and immediately our thoughts turned to the off-season.  We can’t wait for Hot Stove baseball to start.  We just have to wait fifteen days, which is the period of time each club has to offer contracts to and sign their own free agents.  Those two weeks crawl by […]

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Notable Non Tenders – Part 2

An article by posted on December 13, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, I weighed in on two of Saturday’s non tender players; Jack Cust and Garrett Atkins. This morning, there are several new additions to the free agent market. The following players were non tendered by their former team before last nights midnight deadline. Matt Capps, RP – Capps would be an interesting reliever to consider for the Mets. Only 26 […]

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Exclusive Interview With Former Mets Player Brian McRae

An article by posted on December 13, 2009 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I was granted the opportunity to ask former Mets outfielder and ESPN analyst Brian McRae a few questions regarding his time in New York and what he is currently up to now. As many will recall McRae spend parts of three seasons in Flushing during which time he hit roughly .250, […]

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Mets Non-Tenders And Other Notables

An article by posted on December 12, 2009 0 Comments

David Lennon of Newsday, tweets that the following players have been non-tendered by the Mets: OF Cory Sullivan OF Jeremy Reed RP Lance Broadway SP Tim Redding Nothing that wasn’t already expected there, but it’s worth noting that only Sean Green remains of the trade that sent “six players” to the Mariners and Indians in the […]

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