Archive for December, 2012

Rangers May Leave The Mets At The Altar Too…

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Rangers May Leave The Mets At The Altar Too…

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post points out that Zack Greinke’s bar-raising contract with the Dodgers hasn’t noticeably raised other clubs’ interest in R.A. Dickey. But that says more about how much the Mets want for their chatty knuckleballer than anything else. And it’s why the safe bet still calls for Dickey to at least […]

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Where Does Wilmer Flores Wind Up Now?

An article by posted on December 9, 2012 0 Comments
Where Does Wilmer Flores Wind Up Now?

Pete asks: Now that David Wright will be our third baseman until 2020, what is the future of third base prospect Wilmer Flores? Do you think he’ll be moved to the outfield, or will he be traded? Sean Kenny replies: First – Wilmer Flores and outfield should not be mentioned in the same sentence unless it is […]

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Mets Trades of the Past: Amazins’ Get Frank Viola

An article by posted on December 9, 2012 0 Comments

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

An article by posted on December 9, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on December 9, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments

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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