Archive for November, 2011

Mets Will Meet Reyes When He’s Done Shopping

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Updated 9:00 PM * Jerry Crasnick of ESPN talked to a Marlins official who confirmed that his team has talked with free-agent SS Jose Reyes. According to Crasnick, the Marlins are also speaking to Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols. It seems that they are intent on getting one of those big names to help showcase their new ballpark. […]

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Giants Trade Sanchez To Royals For Melky – Missed Opportunity For Mets?

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According to the the Kansas City Royals, the team has acquired LHP Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo from the San Francisco Giants for centerfielder Melky Cabrera. Sanchez, 28, is up for his third year of arbitration elibility (and final year of team control), and would have made something like $5-6MM through the process. Cabrera, 27, is up […]

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Maybe DePo As Future Mets GM Isn’t Such A Smart Idea?

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To add to Hojo’s post below, I came across some comments that Paul DePodesta made in which he discussed the job of being a general manager. It certainly didn’t sound like someone who aspires to be a GM again in the future. Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, still refers to DePo as a […]

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Good For Backman

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I like that Wally Backman was finally offered the Mets’ Triple-A managerial job. It appeared Backman would take a bench coach job with Washington, which I said he should take because at the time the Mets didn’t offer him the Triple-A position. Well, the Mets did offer that job and it is good he stays […]

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #14 Phillip Evans, SS

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #14 Phillip Evans, SS

Welcome to part seven, of the MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects countdown. Today’s entry is Mets prospect #14, infielder Phillip Evans. The Mets made Evans an over-slot pick in the 15th round of last June’s amateur draft, out of high school in Carlsbad, CA. While Brandon Nimmo garnered all the media attention, the Mets quietly […]

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Reyes’ Departure Could Deter Future FA Signings For Mets.

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It is easy to recognize what losing Jose Reyes might mean to the Mets on the field: they would be without an impact leadoff hitter, steal threat and solid defensive shortstop. I’m on record as saying the Mets won’t be able to retain him and shouldn’t get reeled in on a long-term deal. In signing Reyes […]

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David Wright Hasn’t Been The Same Since Matt Cain

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David Wright Hasn’t Been The Same Since Matt Cain

Ever since Shea Stadium closed its doors for the final time in 2008, David Wright has not been the same player.  At least that’s what I hear from many Mets fans.  Although I do think the move from Shea Stadium to Citi Field has hurt Wright’s power stroke, I don’t think the ballpark is to […]

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Are Scott Boras’ Clients Worth The Money?

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Are Scott Boras’ Clients Worth The Money?

The infamous name Scott Boras has always been attached to making teams reach far deeper into their pockets to acquire what seems to be some of baseball’s finest talents. Although after the ink dries on the contracts and franchises are financially bound to a particular player for an ungodly amount of years and money, in many cases, the performance on the field tends not to live […]

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Reyes’ Agents Disappointed By Mets Lack Of Initiative

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Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record on Reyes situation: Reyes’ handlers are disappointed by the lack of initiative on the Mets’ part, but can they really be surprised? With the team’s mounting debt – including the $25 million loan from Major League Baseball that has yet to be repaid — the 2012 payroll will be […]

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The Mets’ Plan Is To Hope The Phillies Get Old In A Few Years?

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Joel Sherman of the NY Post spoke to a Mets official who told him the Mets plan is to hope the Phillies get old and try to overtake them in 2013 or 2014. Word continues to circulate in baseball circles that the Mets will be willing to discuss David Wright in trades this offseason as […]

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Fire Sale In Oakland? A’s Ready To Move Anyone Including Starters Cahill and Gonzalez

An article by posted on November 5, 2011 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Oakland Athletics are in a holding pattern as they await word on whether they can relocate to San Jose. They are also considering a total makeover of their roster. The team is considering going totally young again and restocking the minors, accumulating draft picks and trading established […]

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