Archive for November, 2012

Mets 2012 Player Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

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Mets 2012 Player Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

 DANIEL MURPHY, 2B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: It was more a matter of hope than it was solid expectations for second baseman Daniel Murphy. After all, this is a player who has had trouble staying healthy, and was frequently in danger of hurting himself in the field.  At the plate, the Mets expected little power production, but […]

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Mariners Re-Sign Perez To $1.5MM Deal

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Mariners Re-Sign Perez To $1.5MM Deal

Updated Post 11/4 The Seattle Mariners announced that they have re-signed reliever Oliver Perez to a one-year contract for the 2013 season. “We are happy to have reached a mutual agreement with Oliver,” said GM Jack Zduriencik in a statement. ”He did a very nice job in helping solidify our bullpen after his call up last summer. As a veteran […]

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Mets Opening Day Rotations: 2013-2016

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Mets Opening Day Rotations: 2013-2016

I thought I’d take some time to examine what our opening day rotations would look like in the years to come. It’s basically an introspective on how far the Mets minor league system has come over the last two years, particularly among right-handed starting pitching which has become a strength for the Mets and the envy of many other […]

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Cody Ross To The Mets? Don’t Bet On It…

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Cody Ross To The Mets? Don’t Bet On It…

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, The Mets could target free agent OF Cody Ross this winter. “The Mets have a glaring need for outfield help”, Puma points out, and “multiple baseball officials yesterday pointed to Cody Ross as a possible free-agent target for the team.” The righthanded hitting Ross batted .267/.326/.481 with 22 […]

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Can Jonny Gomes Be A Good Fit For Mets?

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Can Jonny Gomes Be A Good Fit For Mets?

The Mets need a right-handed power hitter. There’s no doubt about that. The Mets ranked 22nd in baseball in home runs and 23rd in slugging percentage, and that’s with Scott Hairston, who will likely not return next year, in the lineup. Finding (and acquiring) these players will be a difficult task, especially with the Mets […]

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Some Surprises As Far As Players Who Did Or Didn’t Get Qualifying Offers Last Night

An article by posted on November 3, 2012 0 Comments
Some Surprises As Far As Players Who Did Or Didn’t Get Qualifying Offers Last Night

As you may have already heard, the Angels have opted against giving outfielder Torii Hunter a $13.3 million qualifying offer. After five years with Anaheim and becoming a fan favorite and an integral part of the Angels’ clubhouse, Hunter is now a free agent. Last night, veteran pitcher Dan Haren also became a free agent despite a last minute […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Ike Davis

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2012 Mets Player Review: Ike Davis

PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: After sitting out most of 2011 with what can best be described as a bizarre ankle injury, Ike Davis reported to spring training optimistic, only to be slowed by a virus that sapped his energy and strength. The Mets had always loved Davis’ power potential when he slugged 19 in his first season […]

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Hairston Among Seven Mets Who Became Free Agents Today

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Hairston Among Seven Mets Who Became Free Agents Today

Last night when the clock struck midnight, the following players became free agents and will most likely not be back. They include Scott Hairston, Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Ronny Cedeno, Kelly Shoppach, Tim Byrdak and Chris Young. Yesterday, a club source told Mike Puma of the NY Post that Hairston was the one free agent the Mets most want […]

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Mets Can Still Get Back On Track This Winter

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Mets Can Still Get Back On Track This Winter

On the heels of their sixth consecutive disappointing season, the Mets entered this offseason with another set of tempered expectations.  Having force fed fans a vision of contention for the 2014 season with the arrival of key pitching prospects, the Mets enter this winter with more questions than answers yet again.  Devoid of a quality […]

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Mike Nickeas Clears Waivers, Outrighted To Triple-A Vegas

An article by posted on November 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Nickeas Clears Waivers, Outrighted To Triple-A Vegas

Mets catcher Mike Nickeas has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced today. He is no longer on the 40-man roster. Nickeas, 29, batted .174 with one home run and 13 RBI and had a .471 OPS in 122 plate appearances in 2012. Pretty scary, huh? The Mets have said that […]

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Should The Mets Trade Wright To The Dodgers For Ethier?

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Should The Mets Trade Wright To The Dodgers For Ethier?

Over the past week some rumors from ESPN’s Buster Olney have surfaced that Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier might be available on the trading block. With the news today that the Mets and David Wright may have hit a snag in their negotiations, my mind began to churn up possible trade scenarios. David Wright for Andre Ethier swap might benefit […]

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