Archive for November, 2012

Not So Fast Says B-Mets Owner (again)

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Not So Fast Says B-Mets Owner (again)

The owner of the Binghamton Mets came out once again to defend his team, refuting reports from earlier in the day made by ballparkdigest.com that the team was close to moving to Ottawa, Ontario for the 2014 season. After interviewing Binghamton Mets owner Michael Urda, Press & Sun-Bulletin B-Mets reporter Lynn Worthy had this to […]

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Mets Offseason Will Resemble The Last Two, Wright Negotiations Stalled

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Mets Offseason Will Resemble The Last Two, Wright Negotiations Stalled

Mack Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have little left in budget to pursue free agents. With little wiggle room, a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking said the Mets likely will follow last winter’s free-agent blueprint, when they passed on a major signing in favor of spreading their limited dollars with several […]

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Cubs Pull Out Of Deal For Haren

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Updated Post 11:28 PM Ken Rosenthal has confirmed that the deal is off. The Cubs pulled the deal off of the table, a source told him. The Angels are still talking with other clubs about Haren as they close in on the 11pm CST deadline to exercise his $15.5MM option. Original Post 9:30 PM According to […]

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Giants Decide Against Qualifying Offer For Pagan

An article by posted on November 1, 2012 0 Comments
Giants Decide Against Qualifying Offer For Pagan

According to CSN Bay Area, the San Francisco Giants will not be making qualifying offers to any of their free agents this offseason including Angel Pagan. It was believed that Pagan would get a $13 million qualifying offer from the Giants as protection in case negotiations on a longterm deal don’t work out. Pagan will get […]

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From Left Field: ESPN Already Proposing David Wright Trades

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From Left Field: ESPN Already Proposing David Wright Trades

ESPN’s Jim Bowden presented five potential trades for David Wright if the Mets are unable to work out an extension, stating that the negotiations so far have been “slow and grinding.” Hold up for a minute. Let’s all be a little bit more patient with all this. The World Series ended less than four days […]

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Binghamton Mets Close To Being Sold/Moved

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Binghamton Mets Close To Being Sold/Moved

The website ‘ballparkdigest.com’ is reporting today that the Binghamton Mets are close to being sold to Ryan-Sanders Baseball with the team subsequently being moved to Ottawa, Ontario. The Ottawa Citizen reports it as a possibility, but we can report it as a certainty that Ryan-Sanders Baseball is negotiating to buy the Binghamton Mets (Class AA; Eastern […]

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How Will The Cy Young Race End?

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How Will The Cy Young Race End?

As we all saw with the 2012 Gold Glove award, the best player does not always win. Maybe the sportswriters of America wanted to give Padres fans to be excited about. Maybe the rapid downward spiral the Mets took in July hurt David Wright’s chances. And as much as I like Chase Headley, the best […]

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MMO Mailbag: Does Dickey’s Return Ensure That Thole Will Be Back?

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MMO Mailbag: Does Dickey’s Return Ensure That Thole Will Be Back?

Anonymous asks… I think that if the Mets sign R.A. Dickey to that extension, they are almost certain to bring back Josh Thole as his personal catcher. True or false? Sean replies… As good of a rapport as Dickey and Thole have developed, their fates are not as linked as one would imagine. Thole is […]

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Is Reliever Joel Peralta In Mets Future?

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Is Reliever Joel Peralta In Mets Future?

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors have posted their seventh annual Top 50 Free Agents List with predictions. It’s one of my favorite features that I always look forward to and signals the start of the hot Stove Season. They have the Mets pegged for one player among the top fifty; 37-year old reliever Joel Peralta who […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Toronto Imports Jon Rauch And Frank Francisco

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2012 Mets Player Review: Toronto Imports Jon Rauch And Frank Francisco

PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The Mets thought they plugged two serious bullpen holes with the signings of Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco, both of whom pitched effectively at times for Toronto in 2011. The two combined for 107 appearances, so the Mets knew they were getting some reliability. However, obviously overlooked by the Mets were the reasons […]

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