Archive for December, 2012

Both Sides Not Even Close On A Dickey Deal

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Both Sides Not Even Close On A Dickey Deal

Updated on 12/2  by Joe D. at 4:45 PM Jim Bowden of ESPN XM tweets that despite RA Dickey describing progress in negotiations…a source involved in negotiations says both sides aren’t even close to a deal Updated on 12/2  by Joe D. at 2:45 PM Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, reported that R.A. Dickey has […]

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Mets Have Many Needs, Too Few Viable Options

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Mets Have Many Needs, Too Few Viable Options

They’ll start showing up today for the Winter Meetings, and when they do, the Mets will have a lot on their plate, but little hope of cleaning it. Their first priority, now that David Wright is done, will be to extend R.A. Dickey’s contract. Dickey prefers three years, but would take two if the dollars […]

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Digging Deeper Into David Wright’s New Deal: Is It Actually a Bargain For The Mets?

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Digging Deeper Into David Wright’s New Deal: Is It Actually a Bargain For The Mets?

At first glance, the eight-year, $138 million deal David Wright signed early Friday morning didn’t appeal to many. Originally, reports indicated that the Mets wanted to offer a little less than $120 million, and the Wright camp started out well above $140 million, so I was very surprised that the two sides settled for such […]

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No Less Than Seven Teams Interested In Pelfrey

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No Less Than Seven Teams Interested In Pelfrey

Updated Post 12/2 Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that no less than seven teams have interest in Mike Pelfrey, adding that there is a need for mid-level starters even if they are coming off Tommy John surgery. The Mets non-tendered Pelfrey on Friday which you can read more about below. Updated Post 11/30 The Mets have […]

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Hall Of Fame No Sure Thing For New Candidates Piazza, Bonds, Sosa, Clemens

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Hall Of Fame No Sure Thing For New Candidates Piazza, Bonds, Sosa, Clemens

The calls started to come the other night from other Hall of Fame writers asking if I intended to vote for Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. As a Hall of Fame voter the past decade I take the responsibility seriously. Because of their connection to performance enhancing drugs, I did not […]

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Mets To Consider Ross, Pagan, Victorino, Could Dangle Niese

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Mets To Consider Ross, Pagan, Victorino, Could Dangle Niese

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets are expected to at least consider free agent OF Cody Ross during the Winter Meetings, but he might be too expensive. Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino will also be considered, but could also be out of the Mets price range. The Mets could try and get […]

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Winter Meetings: Most Likely To Be Traded, Most Likely To Sign

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Winter Meetings: Most Likely To Be Traded, Most Likely To Sign

Jayson Stark of ESPN, has his Winter Meetings preview up this morning with lots of good information to digest. Additionally, he surveyed 17 prominent executives, agents and scouts about the hot baseball storylines that are about to explode over the next week. Who’s most likely to get traded? Who’s the best bet to get traded during […]

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Mets Willing To Do More Backloaded Contracts

An article by posted on December 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Do More Backloaded Contracts

Marc Carig of Newsday writes that the Mets will be more willing to get creative with backloaded contracts, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking, in order to entice free agents with more money and multi-year offers. Those tactics could come into play at this week’s winter meetings in Nashville. “You can […]

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Wright’s Deal Looks Great For Both Sides…

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Wright’s Deal Looks Great For Both Sides…

I am very happy that David Wright will be a New York Met for the rest of his playing days. For a while I was quite skeptical that a deal would materialize, considering all the inaccuracies and inconsistencies that were being reported by sources. But the two sides worked diligently through the night until the wee hours of […]

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Winter Meetings Preview: What to Expect (with *Some* Bold Predictions)

An article by posted on December 1, 2012 0 Comments
Winter Meetings Preview: What to Expect (with *Some* Bold Predictions)

On Monday all 30 GMs, along with a handful of players, agents, and other baseball folks, will all come together in R.A. Dickey’s hometown of Nashville, TN for the Winter Meetings. Personally, this is one of my favorite weeks in all of baseball. This is when the Hot Stove really gets cooking, so all you crabby Mets […]

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