Alderson Laid Groundwork For Future Deals At Winter Meetings

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Alderson Laid Groundwork For Future Deals At Winter Meetings

Before departing the Winter Meetings, Sandy Alderson met with reporters to discuss what has been seen as a relative week of inactivity for the Mets. Alderson assured everyone the Mets have been in discussions with teams to try to make a couple of moves. However, he noted that the team has a crowded outfield that […]

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Blue Jays, Rangers Have Little Interest in Bruce

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Blue Jays, Rangers Have Little Interest in Bruce

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays have minimal interest in trading for New York Mets outfielder Jay Bruce.  The Mets continue to struggle finding a taker for the left-handed hitting Bruce and his $13 million contract for the 2017 season. Original Report – Dec 7 […]

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No Mets Taken In Major League Rule 5 Draft Portion

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No Mets Taken In Major League Rule 5 Draft Portion

  The Major League portion of the Rule 5 has concluded and the New York Mets didn’t have an unprotected player drafted and didn’t select a player. The Mets also passed in the Triple-A portion of the draft. They had two players taken from their minor leagues, lefty reliever Paul Paez was drafted by the […]

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Winter Ball Update: Lagares Struggling, Montero Roughed Up

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Winter Ball Update: Lagares Struggling, Montero Roughed Up

In winter ball action last night, Juan Lagares went 1 for 4 with a triple, run batted in and scored a run for the Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League. Lagares is now slashing .195/.209/.293 with two doubles, triple and nine RBI in 41 at-bats. He has one stolen base and has struck out […]

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Nationals Join the Kenley Jansen Bidding

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Nationals Join the Kenley Jansen Bidding

A day after landing outfielder Adam Eaton, the Washington Nationals have shifted their focus back to the bullpen and are making a push for Kenley Jansen according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. Previously, it was expected that the sweepstakes for the dominant closer would come down to a bidding war between the Miami Marlins and […]

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Morning Grind: Winter Meetings Come To A Close

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Morning Grind: Winter Meetings Come To A Close

Sandy Alderson told reporters yesterday, that the team hopes to get payroll below the current $150 million dollar level and that could mean holding off on adding any new contracts until they could shed existing contracts – namely Jay Bruce who is set to earn $13 million. ”If you were to take what we have right […]

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Tim Tebow to Play in Grapefruit League Games

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Tim Tebow to Play in Grapefruit League Games

Tim Tebow’s quest to become a Major League baseball player has not run it’s course quite yet. The New York Mets intend to have Tebow in their Minor League camp come spring training. Mets General Manager, Sandy Alderson discussed Tebow’s next steps during the Winter Meetings on Tuesday. Although Tebow will not be assigned to […]

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Yankees Sign Aroldis Chapman For 5 Years, $86M

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Yankees Sign Aroldis Chapman For 5 Years, $86M

According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the New York Yankees have signed free agent closer Aroldis Chapman to a 5 year, $86 million deal. This makes Chapman, 28, the highest paid closer in history with an average annual salary of $17.2 million. The previous record was set just a few days ago by Mark Melancon […]

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Alderson Expects Decreased Payroll By Opening Day

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Alderson Expects Decreased Payroll By Opening Day

According to ESPN‘s Adam Rubin, Sandy Alderson “all but acknowledged” that the Opening Day payroll will be lower than it is at this point in the offseason. Currently, the payroll is estimated to be around $150 million. Once the Mets trade Jay Bruce ($13M) or Curtis Granderson ($15M), that payroll will shrink by an amount […]

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Nationals Acquire White Sox Outfielder Adam Eaton

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Nationals Acquire White Sox Outfielder Adam Eaton

Per Jon Heyman on Twitter, the Nationals have acquired the services of Adam Eaton. The White Sox will get Lucas Giolito and minor leaguers Dane Dunning and Reynaldo Lopez according to Dan Hayes. This deal sends the Nationals’ #1, #3 and #6 prospects to Chicago. Original Post — 4:45 The Washington Nationals are close to […]

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