Archive for December, 2012

Problem Child: Valdespin Suspended For Insubordination

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Problem Child: Valdespin Suspended For Insubordination

Jordany Valdespin had a two-week absence from playing for his winter-ball club in the Dominican Republic because of a team-imposed suspension for insubordination, two sources told ESPN New York. The discipline issue was comparable to the maturity problems the Mets have experienced with Valdespin over the years, one source said. Adam Rubin adds that it’s not […]

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Terry Collins Talks About The 2013 Mets

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins Talks About The 2013 Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York summarized comments made bY manager Terry Collins who discussed a variety of topics and offered some early insights on the 2013 Mets. Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia Mejia will work as a starting pitcher in spring training, while Jeurys Familia will audition as a reliever. If Familia ends up in Triple-A, he […]

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Alderson: To Move Dickey Will Require A Difference Maker

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Alderson: To Move Dickey Will Require A Difference Maker

Today at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged that he has met with other teams throughout the day concerning trade interest in R.A. Dickey. Alderson said he would continue to talk to teams that are interested throughout the night. There have been discussions about other Met players in addition to Dickey as teams were […]

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Heyman: Giants Re-Sign Angel Pagan

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Heyman: Giants Re-Sign Angel Pagan

  Jon Heyman os CBS Sports is now reporting that the deal between the Giants and Pagan is finalized pending a physical. Heyman reports that the deal is for four years, and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports says the deal is worth $40 million. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reporting that the defending champion San […]

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Winter Meetings Update: Red Sox Land Napoli, Surgery For Arod, Dodger Want Greinke, Latest On Dickey

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Winter Meetings Update: Red Sox Land Napoli, Surgery For Arod, Dodger Want Greinke, Latest On Dickey

Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal, Joel Sherman and Jon Paul Morosi have all been giving updates as a reporters on MLB Network which is live at the Winter Meetings. Here is his most recent rumor mill report. The Boston Red Sox made the first splash of the Winter Meetings agreeing to a three-year deal worth $39 […]

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Pelfrey And Nationals A Fit?

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Pelfrey And Nationals A Fit?

ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick tweets that the Washington Nationals and Mets former starter Mike Pelfrey might be a good fit. Wow, talk about a weird turn of events. The Nats are in the market for starting pitching since they have let John Lannan and Edwin Jackson both walk. They have been linked to starters Zack Greinke and James […]

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MMO Monday Musings

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Monday Musings

The Wright Amount When Evan Longoria inked his contract extension last week, many thought that the new money of six years and one hundred million dollars set the market for David Wright’s extension. Longoria’s obviously more talented and younger. So based on that, Wright at most should get the same extension, right? Wrong. Longoria set […]

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Mets Underwhelmed By Trade Offers For Dickey

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Mets Underwhelmed By Trade Offers For Dickey

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets continue to feel underwhelmed by trade offers for R.A. Dickey at the Winter Meetings. He adds that the Mets remain undecided about whether to sign or trade him, according to ‘people involved.’ This is no big surprise. As I stated a couple of days ago, all […]

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Winter Meetings Update: Tigers In On Hairston, Izzy Wants To Return, Nats Targeting Grienke

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Winter Meetings Update: Tigers In On Hairston, Izzy Wants To Return, Nats Targeting Grienke

The San Diego Padres were closing in Monday on a one-year contract with free-agent starter Jason Marquis, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations, writes ESPN’s Jayson Stark.. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Jason Isringhausen has decided he wants to come back and pitch again. 3 teams already interested. Izzy, now 40, made […]

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Rebuild Of The New York Mets Will Begin This Week

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Rebuild Of The New York Mets Will Begin This Week

It has been a long time coming, but its realistic to think this could be the week the Mets finally turn the corner.  Since arriving in Queens following the completion of the 2010 season, Sandy Alderson has done little more than cut the fat.  Crippled by the bloated contracts issued by his predecessor, Omar Minaya, […]

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MMO Roundtable: Weighing In On The Wright Deal

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MMO Roundtable: Weighing In On The Wright Deal

David Wright is a Met for life after agreeing to an eight year, $138 million dollar contract. He’ll be collecting on that deal through his age 37 season. Thoughts? Ed Leyro – Mike Piazza and Carlos Beltran were the last two everyday players to sign seven-year deals that took them into their mid-thirties.  Piazza’s last […]

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