Archive for December, 2010

Should the Mets Be Worried About The Bullpen?

An article by posted on December 4, 2010 0 Comments

As we all know by now, Hisanori Takahashi signed with the Angels, Sean Green was non-tendered, and Pedro Feliciano, whom many thought would accept the Mets arbitration, declined it.  Now, with these three officially out, should the Mets worry about the bullpen heading into spring training? Honestly, I believe so.  This definitely concerns me because we […]

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Sandy Alderson Covered Lots Of Ground With Reporters This Afternoon

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments

This afternoon, Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters as he and his team readies themselves for the Winter Meetings which begin on Monday. Regarding the Winter Meetings, Alderson said the following: “I can guarantee you, we’ll come back with some good players. I can’t guarantee how high-profile they will be. Or how many. If […]

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K-Rod Avoids Jail, But Can Mets Avoid His 2012 Option?

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez pleaded guilty this morning to assault, a move that spared him jail time but will bring him an additional 52 weeks of anger management classes. His plea also bought him an additional season with the Mets for $11.5 million. It was the best case scenario for the closer who not only […]

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Takahashi Signs For 2 Years, $8 Million With Angels

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Takahashi Signs For 2 Years, $8 Million With Angels

To update this original post, the Los Angeles Angels confirmed that they have agreed to an $8 million, two-year deal with Japanese left-hander Hisanori Takahashi. Breaking it down, Takahashi will get $3.8 million in 2011 and $4.2 million in 2012. Angels general manager Tony Reagins said, “We believe that his contributions in various roles in our […]

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Russell Martin: A Fit For The Mets?

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Russell Martin: A Fit For The Mets?

At this point, I’m sure everybody is aware that Russell Martin has been non-tendered by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Russell Martin, for a short while, was a highly respected catcher down in LA where he posted strong offensive numbers from the C position. Considering, in a humorous regard, that the Mets do have a recent […]

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That’s No Way To Treat An “Animal”

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
That’s No Way To Treat An “Animal”

Much has already been made about the surprising development to non-tender outfielder Chris Carter last night. I must admit that even I initially struggled to find a good reason for the move. However, after a few hours of some casual research and a good night of rest to think it over, I believe I see the […]

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Everybody Wake Up!

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments

I’m a big Dave Matthews Band fan, to me, they are the band that will live forever just like The Beatles are the band that lives forever for my father. I can turn on any song, at any time, and be in peace. There’s a lyric that comes to mind when I try and describe […]

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Mets Non-Tender Maine, Carter, Green

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Mets Non-Tender Maine, Carter, Green

I don’t know what the plan is, but so far all this new regime has done is shed themselves of a bunch of players. At the arbitration deadline, the Mets non-tendered both John Maine and Sean Green. But surprisingly, they also non-tendered Chris “The Animal” Carter who the Mets acquired in the Billy Wagner trade. […]

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Mets Make An Offer To Starting Pitcher Jeff Francis

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Make An Offer To Starting Pitcher Jeff Francis

Tracy Ringolsby FOX Sports is reporting that the Mets are making a play for former Rockies left handed starting pitcher, Jeff Francis. Jeff Francis, who underwent shoulder surgery early in the 2009 season and wasn’t fully recovered in 2010, has been offered a chance to return to the Rockies, but it would be on a […]

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From Left Field: Some Possible Bullpen Options

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments

While the Mets starting rotation will likely contain several question marks, the bullpen appears to be a revolving door at this point. Two vital pieces from 2010 are likely out, with Hisanori Takahashi heading out west and Pedro Feliciano testing the FA market. Following the non-tender deadline, many serviceable bullpen arms will become available. Some […]

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