Archive for October, 2012

Arbitration Projections Total $8.5 Million For Davis, Murphy, Parnell, Thole

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Arbitration Projections Total $8.5 Million For Davis, Murphy, Parnell, Thole

MLB Trade Rumors reviewed the Mets nine arbitration eligible players:and projected what they could earn this offseason at the bargaining table: Daniel Murphy – $3MM Bobby Parnell – $1.5MM Josh Thole – $1.2MM Rob Johnson – $600K Ike Davis – $2.8MM Fred Lewis – $500K Manny Acosta – $1.1MM Andres Torres – $3.2MM Mike Pelfrey – $5.7MM Ike Davis […]

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Instead Of Rauch And Francisco, Some Players We Should Have Signed

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Instead Of Rauch And Francisco, Some Players We Should Have Signed

Sandy Alderson signed Frank Francisco to a two year deal worth $12 million this past off-season. He then signed John Rauch to a 1-year deal worth $3.5 Million.  At the time I was happy because we needed a closer and Francisco had been a pretty decent reliever over his career. He was by no means […]

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Alderson Must Use The Moneyball Principles That Landed Him Mets Job In The First Place

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Alderson Must Use The Moneyball Principles That Landed Him Mets Job In The First Place

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post says that due to lingering payroll flexibility issues the Mets have no margin for errors like the Angel Pagan trade and the Frank Francisco signing. he also points out that their is a lack of organizational depth to execute a significant trade without impacting the major-league team nor the dollars to […]

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If Dickey Demands More Than 2 Year Extension, Should We Trade Him?

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If Dickey Demands More Than 2 Year Extension, Should We Trade Him?

It’s a foregone conclusion that the Mets will exercise the $5 million dollar team option on R.A. Dickey sometime in the next 2-3 days. Then there’s the matter of extension talks which Sandy Alderson said would be a top priority. The question is how many years is too many years? A two year extension would […]

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Headley Edges Wright To Win First Gold Glove At Third Base

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Headley Edges Wright To Win First Gold Glove At Third Base

Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres has won the National League Gold Glove Award at third base for the 2012 season. It’s the first of Headley’s career. Headley was voted the top defensive third baseman in the National League by managers and coaches. He was never really considered a solid defender at the hot corner, but […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Situational Lefties Josh Edgin And Robert Carson

An article by posted on October 29, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Situational Lefties Josh Edgin And Robert Carson

  PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The San Francisco Giants are World Series champions this morning in large part because of their bullpen, which included situational lefties Jeremy Affeldt, Javier Lopez and Jose Mijares. The team they defeated, Detroit, had Phil Coke in that role. Most of the playoff teams had dependable lefthanded relievers. When the Mets went […]

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As We Brace For Sandy…

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As We Brace For Sandy…

Across the Eastern seaboard as we huddle for shelter, preparing to weather Hurricane Sandy, three men stand unfazed, with a job still to do no matter what the conditions. At Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknowns will be guarded by three sentinels throughout the course of the hurricane. Since 1948, the tomb which holds the […]

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For My Grandfather, Who Taught Me About Love And Baseball

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For My Grandfather, Who Taught Me About Love And Baseball

My grandparents moved to Puerto Rico when I was three years old.  After they moved to San Juan, I would only see them for a few weeks at a time when my parents and I would visit them during my summer vacation from school.  Because those trips would coincide with the middle of baseball season, […]

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Melky To The Mets Would Be A Bad Idea, But It Could Happen

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Melky To The Mets Would Be A Bad Idea, But It Could Happen

Joel Sherman of the New York Post, spoke with several major league executives who said they believed that the Mets and Phillies will be very interested in outfielder Melky Cabrera, who will be a free agent this offseason. There’s also a good chance that the Giants will try to re-sign Cabrera, especially if they are unable to work […]

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Has Murphy Done Enough To Keep His Job At Second Base?

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Has Murphy Done Enough To Keep His Job At Second Base?

Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins have spoken glowingly about the progress made at second base by Daniel Murphy this season. “I think anytime you’re a guy who’s trying to learn a new position, you spend a lot of time at that position to get comfortable, and Dan has worked very, very hard,” Collins said. “I […]

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