Archive for December, 2012

Mets Trades of the Past: Amazins’ Get Frank Viola

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While we wait to see if the Mets trade R.A. Dickey and if so, what they get in return, I thought it would be interesting to look back at a trade where the Mets acquired the previous season’s A.L. Cy Young Award winner. Of course, we know R.A. Dickey is unique because of his age, […]

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Rangers May Be Reluctant To Deal Olt After Trading Young To Phillies

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Rangers May Be Reluctant To Deal Olt After Trading Young To Phillies

The Dodgers’ reported deal with free agent righty Zack Greinke could have a ripple effect that impacts the trade market for the Mets’ R.A. Dickey, writes Anthony McCarron of the Daily News. With Greinke headed to Los Angeles — he reportedly agreed to a six-year deal worth $147 million Saturday night — the Texas Rangers, a spurned Greinke […]

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Rangers, Red Sox and Angels Shift Focus To RHP Kyle Lohse

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Rangers, Red Sox and Angels Shift Focus To RHP Kyle Lohse

With Zack Greinke finally off the market, teams will now key in on free agent pitchers Kyle Lohse, Ryan Dempster, Edwin Jackson and Anibal Sanchez. The best of these pitchers is undoubtedly Kyle Lohse who is coming off another solid season and is now drawing interest from the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles […]

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Zack Greinke Agrees To 6 Year, $147M Deal With Dodgers

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Greinke Agrees To 6 Year, $147M Deal With Dodgers

The Dodgers and Zack Greinke have agreed to a six-year, $147 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal is pending a physical. Greinke, 29, went 15-5 last season for the Brewers and Angels with a 3.48 ERA in 34 starts. If you’ve already had your fill of R.A. Dickey rumors, you ain’t seen […]

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Let The Phillies Get Older With Michael Young

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Let The Phillies Get Older With Michael Young

There is an old adage in baseball that says pitching wins championships.  The San Francisco Giants can attest to that, as they’ve won two titles in three years on the strength of their stellar starting rotation and deep bullpen.  But while pitching wins titles, it’s youth that keeps teams playing for championships. After winning four […]

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Phillies Acquire Michael Young From Rangers

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Phillies Acquire Michael Young From Rangers

The Phillies have acquired Michael Young from the Rangers according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Young will receive $1.2 million in benefits in exchange for waiving his no-trade clause, but Nightengale adds that he told the Phillies he did not want an extension. The Rangers will $10MM of the $16MM owed to Young next season. In […]

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Some May Say He’s A Dreamer, But He’s Not The Only One

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Some May Say He’s A Dreamer, But He’s Not The Only One

October 8, 1940 – December 8, 1980 It’s December 8th, and it was thirty-two years ago today that the world lost one of the most influential musicians and composers it has ever known. More than that, John Lennon was was a shining light in a dark and uncertain world who believed that love and peace were […]

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Pedro Martinez Says It’s Too Difficult To Vote Bonds Or Clemens Into Hall

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Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe caught up with Pedro Martinez who was at former teammate David Ortiz‘s celebrity golf fundraiser in the Dominican Republic yesterday. The always outspoken Martinez had plenty to say about the steroids era as well as his own career and legacy. “I never had a complaint. I don’t have it. I think […]

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Mets Top Target Is Catcher Miguel Olivo

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Mets Top Target Is Catcher Miguel Olivo

“I’ve always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high, but too low, settling for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle”  -  Peter Smith “If the Mets go the free-agent route at catcher, Miguel Olivo is now their top target”, a major league source told ESPN New York on Tuesday. Yesterday, Sandy Alderson admitted that “the […]

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Mejia Will Be First Choice To Replace Dickey If He Gets Traded

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia Will Be First Choice To Replace Dickey If He Gets Traded

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, If the Mets trade R.A. Dickey, they intend to fill his spot in the rotation with Jenrry Mejia. One Mets official reiterated Wednesday that there was virtually no way Zack Wheeler would break camp with the team. For one thing, if Wheeler does not spend the first three weeks of […]

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Metsmerized Hall of Fame: Dwight Gooden, RHP

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Metsmerized Hall of Fame: Dwight Gooden, RHP

Mets Merized Online is rolling out our Metsmerized Hall of Fame. We will be enshrining one player each week until our five founding members are all unveiled. So far, we’ve selected Tom Seaver in week one, Keith Hernandez in week two, and Jerry Koosman in week three. After our five Founding Members are selected, we will ask you, our […]

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Reds Re-Sign Ryan Ludwick

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Reds Re-Sign Ryan Ludwick

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have re-signed OF Ryan Ludwick pending a physical. Contract details have not been released, but Ludwick had a two-year offer from the Reds believed to be in the $13 to $14 million range. Ludwick, 34, revived his career with Reds posting a slash of .275/.346/.531 with 26 home […]

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