Archive for November, 2012

Super-Agent Scott Boras Says Mets Are “In The Freezer”

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Super-Agent Scott Boras Says Mets Are “In The Freezer”

A year ago at this time the Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers were in very similar situations. Both clubs were going through some difficult financial times, and we were hearing frequent rumblings about their respective owners having to sell their teams. Fast forward a year, and the Dodgers have been sold for $2 billion, and went on a spending spree. […]

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Alderson Says Thole Will Most Likely Be Back In 2013

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Alderson Says Thole Will Most Likely Be Back In 2013

Yesterday at the GM Meetings, Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters and emphasized that while he gets perhaps a little more payroll flexibility than he originally anticipated, that it still doesn’t change much about the kinds of players they can acquire this winter, and that they still will be looking at the bottom of the free agent […]

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Mets Re-sign Mike Nickeas To Minor League Deal

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Mets Re-sign Mike Nickeas To Minor League Deal

The Mets announced today that they have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with catcher Mike Nickeas with an invite to Spring Training. Nickeas elected free agency along with outfielder Fred Lewis earlier this week after being removed from the 40-man roster, however Nickeas will return to the Mets organization for 2013. With […]

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Mets Probably Won’t Trade Murphy, Not Very High On Valdespin

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Mets Probably Won’t Trade Murphy, Not Very High On Valdespin

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a Mets official told him that the team probably won’t trade Daniel Murphy because of the hole it would create at second base. The official also said that prospect Jordany Valdespin is not viewed highly. You could tell the Mets went out of the way after […]

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Dickey Would Take Hometown Discount To Remain With Mets

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Dickey Would Take Hometown Discount To Remain With Mets

According to what a source told Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets believe they can sign R.A. Dickey to a two-year contract extension, worth less than the three year, $36 million the Mets paid to Oliver Perez. Of course that doesn’t change the fact that the Mets are shopping him as is being […]

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MMO Mailbag: What’s The Deal With Brandon Nimmo?

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MMO Mailbag: What’s The Deal With Brandon Nimmo?

Metscentric asks… What is the deal with Brandon Nimmo? Can he hit and by hit I mean hit for average? He strikes out in droves and wasn’t even ranked in the top ten prospects of the NY Penn League by Baseball America. Jose Fernandez who was selected right after the Mets took Nimmo is one […]

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Alderson: With Bay Gone, Enhances Chance That Hairston Will Return

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Alderson: With Bay Gone, Enhances Chance That Hairston Will Return

Adam Rubin posted some comments from Mets GM Sandy Alderson on his blog at ESPN New York. Alderson seemed to enjoy responding to most of the questions he was asked with plenty of humor and dripping with sarcasm. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of that and I don’t see other GMs doing it. I’d […]

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Cerrone: Dickey Looking For A Five-Year Deal

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Cerrone: Dickey Looking For A Five-Year Deal

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mets have very little interest in signing R.A. Dickey to a contract extension and instead confirms what Joel Sherman had reported earlier which is that the Mets are actively discussing trading him with several other teams at the GM Meetings. Also, Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog is reporting that his […]

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Mets Sign RHP Greg Burke To Minors Deal, Will Re-Open Gulf Coast League Affiliate

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Mets Sign RHP Greg Burke To Minors Deal, Will Re-Open Gulf Coast League Affiliate

The Mets announced Thursday that they will again field a Gulf Coast League affiliate after a one-year hiatus, a development that will give New York nine Minor League teams. The Mets will operate their Gulf Coast League affiliate out of the team’s Minor League complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Only two other teams — […]

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J.P. Ricciardi Agrees To Three Year Extension With Mets

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J.P. Ricciardi Agrees To Three Year Extension With Mets

J.P. Ricciardi has agreed to a three-year extension to remain special assistant to Mets GM Sandy Alderson according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Ricciardi has helped Alderson with many of the player decisions made in the last two years. His role is not nearly as defined as that of Paul DePodesta who runs […]

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