Archive for December, 2011

Marlins Reel In All Star Closer Heath Bell

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Marlins Reel In All Star Closer Heath Bell

The Miami Marlins and free-agent closer Heath Bell have agreed on a three-year, $27 million dollar contract, pending a physical according to ESPN.com. A league source said the three-year deal will guarantee Bell $9 million annually and includes a vesting option for a fourth year. Bell is one of the top closers available this offseason and the 34-year-old right-hander is coming […]

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Mets Revamp Amateur and Professional Scouting Departments

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Revamp Amateur and Professional Scouting Departments

The New York Mets today announced the following promotions and additions to the club’s amateur and professional scouting departments: The Mets have hired general manager Sandy Alderson’s son, Bryn Alderson, as a professional scout, the team announced Thursday in a round of hirings and promotions. Bryn Alderson, 30, spent the last five years as a […]

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Alderson On Reyes: I Only Know What I Read In The Papers

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson On Reyes: I Only Know What I Read In The Papers

Sandy Alderson just finished a very short conference call with reporters. Adam Rubin was gracious enough to fill is un via Twitter. I’ll be on my own conference call with Alderson later on with other Mets bloggers. Follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamRubinESPN As I mentioned in a comment earlier, I had my doubts about […]

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Mets Need More Time To Pay Back $25M Loan From MLB

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Need More Time To Pay Back $25M Loan From MLB

According to Josh Kosman & Kaja Whitehouse of the NY Post, the Mets are seeking at least a four-month extension to pay back the $25 million emergency loan they got last year from Major League Baseball, while they work on closing the sales of minority stakes in the franchise. “An extension has been discussed with […]

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Mets Prepared To Offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” Err “Jason Bay” Money

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Prepared To Offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” Err “Jason Bay” Money

More news on the Reyes front In case you missed it yesterday, Jose Reyes was apparently flying to Miami today after eating a cheese steak in Philly on Tuesday, but that was debunked 20 minutes later… Compelling stuff… According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets are prepared to offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” err […]

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Alderson: We Want To Have Franchise Players

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson: We Want To Have Franchise Players

Sandy Alderson, J.P. Ricciardi, John Ricco and Paul DePodesta were all on hand to host a Hot Stove Talk with Season Ticket holders on Wednesday at Citi Field. The Mets tweeted many of the responses which I thought was very cool of them and a few of them shed some light on a lot of […]

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The Sad and Abominable State Of Mets Catching

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, catcher Jorge Posada, formerly of the Yankees, contacted the Mets who told him they were not interested because they’re looking for a defensive back-up. As we’ve all talked about a lot on this site this past season. Ronny Paulino was a big fail in that regard and may I remind […]

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #7 Juan Lagares, OF

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #7 Juan Lagares, OF

The Mets first signed Juan Lagares out of the Dominican Republic as an IFA in 2006, just two months after his 17th birthday. At the time Lagares was a highly regarded hitter who also happened to be a shortstop. He spent that first professional summer learning the basics in the Dominican Summer League. The smart […]

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