Pending a routine physical, Jose Reyes will become the Miami Marlins’ new shortstop. Reyes and the Marlins agreed to terms on a six-year deal that will reportedly pay him $102 million, the largest contract the Marlins have ever given to a player. “Done deal,” said a source with knowledge of the agreement. Reyes, the National League batting champ last season with a .337 average with the Mets, agreed to join the Marlins after the team [...]
Given the financial situation the Mets are currently in, holding on to a guy like Nick Evans should have been a no-brainer. Not only would Evans have been a quality bat and add much-needed depth to a very thin, not-so-Amazin’ roster, but come at a relatively inexpensive price. This 25-year old has been up and down from the minors so many times with the Mets that I don’t blame him for skipping town on the [...]
After the severe lack of discipline that ran rampant throughout the clubhouse of Fenway Park, the Red Sox have now hired Bobby Valentine as their new skipper, replacing the passive Terry Francona. According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, Valentine will be officially hired upon his return from Japan tomorrow. The beloved former Mets manager will bring a much needed leadership role to the squad and will not put up with any nonsense as seen throughout the month [...]
The past year has solely revolved around Jose Reyes and whether he will return in 2012 or skip town for a big payday. Many people, myself included, have criticized Sandy Alderson and the Mets for not acting sooner to lock the all-star shortstop. But upon further review, I am not sure he is healthy enough to complete a 7, 6, 5 or even 4-year contract at the level we saw in the first half of 2011. [...]
What has been a hot-button debate throughout the baseball world the past few weeks has now been settled: Justin Verlander is the MVP of the American League. The 27-year old Tiger’s ace now has an MVP trophy to put on his mantle along with his 2011 AL Cy-Young, four All-Star selections and the 2006 Rookie of the Year Award. Quickly becoming one of baseballs elite pitchers, this honor has put him on a level of [...]
Being that we are in a “Met-conomic downturn” if you will, the coveted free agents this winter are nothing more than overpriced commodities the Mets can only stare agape at through a store window while other teams snatch them off the shelves. Instead, the Amazin’s are forced to look in the “Clearance Sale” bin and try to find a nice bargain. Here are some of those who I think could be a nice, economy fit [...]
Pagan and Pelfrey Will Be Tendered: According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets will tender contracts to both Angel Pagan and Mike Pelfrey. The two contracts are expected to total somewhere in the $10 million range for 2012. It was reported last week that the Mets planned to tender Pagan and yesterday Scott Boras stated that he believed Pelfrey would be tendered. It was more of a given that Pelfrey would be tendered than Pagan out of [...]
According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies have agreed to terms with closer Jonathan Papelbon on a 4-year deal in the $50 million ballpark, pending a physical. The Phillies were close to re-signing their former closer Ryan Madson to a rumored 4-year $44 million deal, but negotiations fell through and Amaro Jr. went with Papelbon instead. Papelbon sported a 2.94 ERA with a 0.933 WHIP while recording 31 saves of 34 opportunities in the Redsox disheartening 2011 [...]
I have always been very complimentary of Alderson, I was happy to see him hired as GM, I liked a few of his moves. Although, when it comes to how he has handled Jose Reyes, I can only say: What the hell are you doing? In spring training, the Mets had an excellent opportunity to have Reyes for a reasonable price after a mediocre 2010 campaign, yet Alderson let that window pass. Once Reyes exploded into an [...]
The infamous name Scott Boras has always been attached to making teams reach far deeper into their pockets to acquire what seems to be some of baseball’s finest talents. Although after the ink dries on the contracts and franchises are financially bound to a particular player for an ungodly amount of years and money, in many cases, the performance on the field tends not to live up to the figure on the paycheck. Just look at his 100 million dollar men: Kevin Brown, Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran, Barry [...]
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