Archive for October, 2013

Red Sox Will Make Qualifying Offers To Napoli, Ellsbury and Drew

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Red Sox Will Make Qualifying Offers To Napoli, Ellsbury and Drew

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Red Sox plan on extending qualifying offers to first baseman Mike Napoli, centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, and surprisingly shortstop Stephen Drew. The Napoli and Ellsbury QOs were widely expected, but tendering Drew an offer comes as a surprise for the Red Sox as they were expected to hand the shortstop […]

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Mets News: Santana, Hawkins, Dice-K and Feliciano Head To Free Agency

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Mets News: Santana, Hawkins, Dice-K and Feliciano Head To Free Agency

In the biggest non-story of the day, the Mets plan to decline the $25 million option on Johan Santana and will pay the $5.5 million buyout instead. There’s still a chance that they could bring back Santana this winter on a one-year deal, but don’t count on it. It’s most likely that Johan has pitched […]

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MMO Fan Shot: How David Wright Could Demonstrate Leadership

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MMO Fan Shot: How David Wright Could Demonstrate Leadership

David Wright is the captain of the Mets, and has always been a good company man. But perhaps the time has come for him to look at the bigger picture of what a ¨good company man¨ really is. I would like to see David Wright sit down with the media, or with one trusted writer, […]

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Sandy Alderson Responds To Jeff Wilpon’s Comments

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Sandy Alderson Responds To Jeff Wilpon’s Comments

“The Mets aren’t ready to trade most of their team just yet.” writes Dan Martin of the New York Post. That was his takeaway after listening to Mets GM Sandy Alderson respond to comments made by the team’s COO Jeff Wilpon on Tuesday. While there’s no doubt Jeff Wilpon was correct in pointing out the […]

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Rangers Will Tender Qualifying Offer To Nelson Cruz

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Rangers Will Tender Qualifying Offer To Nelson Cruz

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News is reporting that the Rangers have decided to tender a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer to Nelson Cruz, which he is expected to turn down in favor of a multi-year deal. “It’s a relatively easy decision,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “We’d be happy to have him […]

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Happy Haunting, Mets Fans!

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Happy Haunting, Mets Fans!

The New York Mets have provided their fans with plenty of frights and terrifying moments over their 52 year history. Some of those moments still raise the hairs on the backs of our necks whenever we think about them. If we were to compile some of them and put them into some sort of order, […]

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New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

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New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

Last month, Keith Law had an interesting article about how the new CBA punishes low-revenue teams like Royals (or the Mets?) for trying to win under tight financial constraints. Unfortunately, it’s an ESPN Insider subscription-only article, but I will share one part of it that kind of encapsulates the full thrust of his entire argument. […]

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Mets Discussing Eric Young Jr. At Second Base, Is Daniel Murphy Out?

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Discussing Eric Young Jr. At Second Base, Is Daniel Murphy Out?

According to sources, the Mets have discussed at least two scenarios that would make Eric Young the everyday second baseman in 2014. Yesterday, after Mets COO Jeff Wilpon mentioned that David Wright, Zack Wheeler, Dillon Gee and Jon Niese were the only set players on the team, I wondered why Daniel Murphy was left out […]

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Choo Would Give The Mets Some Credibility

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Choo Would Give The Mets Some Credibility

Andrew asks… Why are you always pushing Shin-Soo Choo so much on your site? He’s just an average player cashing in on his walk year and in obvious decline. He sucks as a center fielder and I’d rather stick with Juan Lagares. Joe D. replies… Thanks for the question, but let me first correct you […]

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Nationals Officially Announce Matt Williams As Their New Manager

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Nationals Officially Announce Matt Williams As Their New Manager

The Washington Nationals officially named Matt Williams as the team’s manager on Thursday, agreeing to terms on a multi-year contract with the five-time All-Star and former Arizona Diamondbacks coach. “I am thrilled to welcome Matt to our organization and am confident he is the best choice to lead the Nationals at this time,” general manager Mike Rizzo […]

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