Trade Jay Bruce, Not Curtis Granderson

An article by posted on December 4, 2016 0 Comments
Trade Jay Bruce, Not Curtis Granderson

With Yoenis Cespedes back in the fold, the Mets have to do what they probably would have had to do even if Cespedes signed elsewhere in free agency. The Mets are going to have to trade an outfielder. Because Michael Conforto still has a ton of potential, and because of how cheap he is, the […]

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Mets Front Office and Ownership Deserve Some Praise

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Mets Front Office and Ownership Deserve Some Praise

When the New York Mets entered the offseason after a disappointing Wild Card Game loss to the San Francisco Giants, fans and media alike pondered what type of moves and money the Mets’ front office would make and spend this winter. After all, the team has held a stigma of being “cheap” over the last […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Tron, Thor and A Whole Lot More

An article by posted on December 4, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Tron, Thor and A Whole Lot More

I couldn’t believe Carlos Beltran got that one year deal for $16 million from the Houston Astros on Saturday. But the more I thought about it, there’s no denying that at age 39 the artist formerly known as Tron continues to produce at a high level. I took a look at what Beltran’s done since […]

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Sifting Through All The Bruce and Granderson Noise

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Sifting Through All The Bruce and Granderson Noise

Greetings, it’s me Captain Howdy, coming to you from the bowels of the Mets blogosphere where nothing is ever as it seems and every beat writer’s sources contradict each other at every turn. But that’s the fun part for me, trying to decipher the logical from the utterly improbable and staying ahead of the game. […]

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Astros Sign Carlos Beltran For One Year, $16M

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Astros Sign Carlos Beltran For One Year, $16M

Ken Rosenthal reports on Twitter that former Met Carlos Beltran has signed a one year contract with the Houston Astros worth $16 million. The deal includes a full no-trade clause. Beltran, 39, made his 9th All Star team in 2016 playing for the Yankees and Rangers. He hit .295/.337/.513 with 29 home runs and 93 RBIs. […]

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Are the Royals a Potential Trade Partner?

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Are the Royals a Potential Trade Partner?

With Yoenis Cespedes signed and sealed as an early Christmas present for Mets fans, it’s time for Sandy Alderson to turn his attention to the bullpen. Now the 2016 bullpen had its moments. They were sixth in all baseball with a 3.53 ERA, second in saves with 55 and fifth in strike outs with 569.  But there were […]

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Still Work Left To Be Done in Mets Offseason

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Still Work Left To Be Done in Mets Offseason

Last offseason, the Mets re-signing Yoenis Cespedes put the final touches on the team everyone hoped would compete for a World Series. This year, the re-signing of Cespedes is really just a start for a team that still needs to make a number of moves this offseason. Here is a look at the moves the […]

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Hot Stove News: Notable Non-Tenders Including Welington Castillo

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Hot Stove News: Notable Non-Tenders Including Welington Castillo

The Major League Baseball non-tender deadline has passed with multiple notable players becoming free agents. The Mets tendered contracts to all of their arbitration eligible players and agreed to a $1.7 million figure to retain Rene Rivera. Here are a few notable new free agents around MLB: Welington Castillo, Catcher – The 29-year old hit […]

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Pedro Lopez to Become the New Las Vegas 51s’ Manager

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Pedro Lopez to Become the New Las Vegas 51s’ Manager

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, Pedro Lopez will replace Wally Backman as the manager of the Las Vegas 51s for the 2017 season. Frank Viola will stay as the 51s’ pitching coach and Jack Voigt will remain as the hitting coach for the 51s. Lopez, 47, was the Binghamton Mets manager for the past […]

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NL East News: Nationals Acquire Catcher Derek Norris

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
NL East News: Nationals Acquire Catcher Derek Norris

The Washington Nationals announced that they have traded right-handed pitching prospect Pedro Avila to the San Diego Padres for catcher Derek Norris. Norris, 27, hit just .186/.255/.328 with 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 2016 for the Padres. Norris is a career .223/.309/.380 hitter and fills the Nationals hole at catcher with […]

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