Archive for November, 2011

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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A New York Payroll: Part Deux?

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Yesterday, I read over Matt Cerrone’s post entitled, “What is a New York payroll?“. Great question, right? And one that is certainly worthy of debate, and I can’t wait to dig my teeth into this one. Cerrone’s piece was spurred on by a series of tweets by Adam Rubin who said the following: If Mets […]

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Delcos: Will There Ever Be A New Culture?

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We heard a lot about the Mets’ culture changing when Sandy Alderson was hired as GM and Terry Collins as manager. The atmosphere changed t0 a degree, but the Mets’ talent level remained roughly the same with once again, the pitching faltered and took the team down with it. Looking back on the season there […]

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Phillies Are On The Move… Sign Jim Thome, Closing In On Michael Cuddyer

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Phillies Are On The Move… Sign Jim Thome, Closing In On Michael Cuddyer

.                            Late Friday night, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, reported that the Phillies have agreed to sign Jim Thome to a one-year contract. Thome will receive an estimated $1.25 million, according to Phillies beat writer Jim Salisbury. The deal becomes official once Thome completes his physical on Saturday. Thome, […]

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Mets Lay Off 10 Percent Of Non-Player Workforce

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments

The NY Post is reporting that the Mets have trimmed nearly 10 percent of non-player staff, including business, clubhouse and scouting personne. The team has released the following statement: “Several weeks ago, we made workforce reductions in both the baseball and business operations departments, which amounted to less than 10 percent of our full-time staff.” […]

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Introducing: The MLB Hall Of Fame Class Of 1946

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Introducing: The MLB Hall Of Fame Class Of 1946

As the class in 1945, the Hall of Fame class of 1946 is another loaded one, with a total of ten players getting enshrined. Obviously, Cooperstown made for the lost time during WWII. There are a couple of familiar names in this year’s class, but more unfamiliar ones. Let’s get into it. Jesse Burkett: Left […]

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For Esses & Giggles: Go After Lincecum!

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments

One of our readers, Deebo, comes up with a worthy Friday afternoon debate that has nothing to do with Jose Reyes, bricks and blue walls. He writes: I just read a FoxSports.com piece from JP Morosi that said an option for SF Giants to get more offensive support was to trade Lincecum for multiple players and then […]

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