Archive for December, 2012

Keith Law, Sal Fasano, FanGraphs On Travis d’Arnaud, Park Factors, Defense

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Keith Law, Sal Fasano, FanGraphs On Travis d’Arnaud, Park Factors, Defense

Keith Law of ESPN answered a couple of questions about the Mets new catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud during his weekly chat this week. Q – Do you see Travis d’Arnaud continuing at catcher longterm, or do the Mets need to think of him in the outfield or first base (possibly trading or moving Ike Davis). […]

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Cody Ross Agrees To 3-Year Deal With D’Backs

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Cody Ross Agrees To 3-Year Deal With D’Backs

Cody Ross has reportedly agreed to a three year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The free agent outfielder had been on the Mets radar, but as Craig Lerner wrote this morning, he was far removed from the Mets price range. No details yet on the dollars, but it could be around $26 million or thereabouts. With […]

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Who Were The Best Double-Play Combo Ever?

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Who Were The Best Double-Play Combo Ever?

Matt Snyder, a blogger for Eye On Baseball,  wonders if Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell were the best double-play combination ever? My answer is, probably yes. The second baseman and shortstop were together for more than ten years and racked up a combined 11 All-Star appearances, seven Gold Gloves and seven Silver Sluggers. Snyder says […]

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Mets Talking To Saunders, Marcum And Pavano

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Talking To Saunders, Marcum And Pavano

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets are now kicking the tires on Joe Saunders. He reports that they are still discussing Carl Pavano and Chris Young, as well as Shaun Marcum. Saunders would be a nice addition to the Mets rotation, and could easily slot into the number four or five spot. He has a career […]

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Scott Hairston And Grady Sizemore Are Best Available Fits For Mets

An article by posted on December 22, 2012 0 Comments
Scott Hairston And Grady Sizemore Are Best Available Fits For Mets

Buster Olney, in his latest column for ESPN Insider, takes a look at what free agents are still available out there including some low cost names that can plug a hole or round out some rosters. Right now you still have Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, Rafael Soriano and Kyle Lohse as the top names out there, but there’s still some quality […]

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A Look At Some Of Sandy Alderson’s Good Moves

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
A Look At Some Of Sandy Alderson’s Good Moves

When Sandy Alderson was named Mets’ GM, it was to be a financial caretaker of the floundering franchise. I was critical of the R.A. Dickey trade because I believe their words of wanting to sign him were hollow and I still think that, but in fairness, I recognize Alderson was not dealing from a position […]

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MMO Mailbag: Twins Willing To Trade?

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Twins Willing To Trade?

With the Mets still on the hunt for an outfield, we received the following e-mail from Phil: I can’t believe the Mets haven’t traded for Josh Willingham yet. After some injury issues he averaged .253/.350/.501 with 64 HRs the last two years. At worst, he’s slightly better defensively than Duda. I kept hearing the Twins would […]

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Pirates Ink Liriano To 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
Pirates Ink Liriano To 2-Year Deal

Francisco Liriano has agreed to a two year, $14 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a source. The deal will be finalized once Liriano passes a physical. The Mets were reportedly interested in the lefthanded Liriano who has been beset by injuries since his breakthrough season in 2006 when he 12-3 with a […]

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Hey Sandy, Where Did All The Fun Go?

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
Hey Sandy, Where Did All The Fun Go?

I watched an episode of the Simpsons not too long ago as they parodied Moneyball (the movie). It left me wondering whether some of these sabermetric gurus really believe they have the data to invent and reinvent winning formulas by selecting from hundreds of traits and hand picking numerical outliers? Professor Frink of course was […]

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Digital Domain Signs Being Removed From Mets Spring Complex Today

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
Digital Domain Signs Being Removed From Mets Spring Complex Today

A construction crew will be removing the Digital Domain sign from the New York Mets’ spring training home on Friday morning, according to a report on TC Palm. No new naming rights deal has been announced to replace Digital Domain who filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 11. The company bought naming rights to the stadium in March […]

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Alderson Checked In On Liriano, Young And Pavano, Exploring Trade With Dodgers

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Checked In On Liriano, Young And Pavano, Exploring Trade With Dodgers

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, multiple sources say the Mets have expressed interest in starting pitchers and have reached out to free agents Carl Pavano, Francisco Liriano, Chris Young, and Shaun Marcum. The Mets may also be exploring a trade with the Dodgers who are shopping Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang. Puma says that any decision the Mets […]

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