Archive for October, 2013

Royals Put Billy Butler On Trade Block

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Royals Put Billy Butler On Trade Block

Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the Royals will be listening to offers for designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler. Royals ready to talk about Billy Butler deal for teams that would take on DH owed $8 million in '14, $12m in 2015. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 22, 2013 Butler, 27, has $8 million […]

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Looking For A Job With Major League Baseball? It May Cost You

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Looking For A Job With Major League Baseball? It May Cost You

I was recently speaking to a good friend who told me that if I want a real shot at a career in baseball, the job fair held at the Winter Meetings is something that I would have to attend. It made sense, because applying for jobs via team and league websites seemed no different than […]

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Outfield Prospect Vicente Lupo Shares His Journey With MMO

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Outfield Prospect Vicente Lupo Shares His Journey With MMO

When signing a young player from an international market, you never really know what you will get.  They haven’t gotten a lot of fanfare like most of the players that come straight from the draft out of college and high school. Most fans do not hear much about international ballplayers until years later if they […]

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Terry Collins Is MLB’s Oldest Manager

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 4 Comments
Terry Collins Is MLB’s Oldest Manager

With the retirement of 68-year-old Jim Leyland, and the departure of Charlie Manuel in recent months, 64-year-old Terry Collins becomes the oldest manager in the majors, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Collins has invested almost 43 years into the game in various capacities, and while he’s the elder statesman for now, he;s never […]

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All Baseball Fans Are Gonna Miss Jim Leyland

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
All Baseball Fans Are Gonna Miss Jim Leyland

If you’re a true baseball fan, you’ve got to admit it; you’re going to miss Jim Leyland. He’s one of those guys you either love or hate – or maybe love to hate. But deep down inside, we all love the man because we love the sport and he’s been a part of the very […]

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Who Will Be The Mets’ Biggest Free Agent Splash This Offseason?

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Who Will Be The Mets’ Biggest Free Agent Splash This Offseason?

Is shortstop Stephen Drew “that” guy? The financial handcuffs are finally off and Sandy Alderson apparently now has the wherewithal and flexibility to attack this offseason like he’s never had before. If there’s a player out there that can help this team and improve the Mets in any particular area, money will not prevent Sandy […]

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Josh Johnson Could Be A Solid One-Year Option For Mets

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Josh Johnson Could Be A Solid One-Year Option For Mets

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, expects that free-agent starting pitcher Josh Johnson will eventually sign a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $8 million and an additional $5 million in incentive bonuses. With Matt Harvey all but done until the 2015 season, and the Mets in the market for a veteran starter to bolster the rotation, why not bring […]

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Tejada Making Progress In Recovery From Broken Fibula

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Tejada Making Progress In Recovery From Broken Fibula

Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada continues to make progress in his recovery from a broken fibula in his right leg, according to his representative at the Legacy Agency, Chris Leible. Tejada, who will turn 24 on Sunday, remains on track to stay within his initial six-to-eight-week recovery window. He […]

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Xtreem Ideas: Mets Should Try Revolutionizing Free Agency This Winter

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Xtreem Ideas: Mets Should Try Revolutionizing Free Agency This Winter

Sounds so easy, don’t it? Just revolutionize a 40-year institution. Look, the bottom line is this: free agency is dying a slow death, anyway. Each year the class gets thinner and thinner because teams are locking up their young studs early and buying out their prime years so that the players that do eventually hit […]

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Harvey Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

Mets RHP Matt Harvey today underwent successful Tommy John surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, according to a statement from the team. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Harvey was diagnosed with a partial tear of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right elbow […]

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Is Sandy Alderson The Next Commissioner Of Baseball?

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Is Sandy Alderson The Next Commissioner Of Baseball?

Commissioner Sandy Alderson? I get this question asked a lot, and three years ago I would have said yes. But a lot’s happened since then and today I don’t even see him being among the top five contenders. There was a great article on this topic about three months ago by Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, […]

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