With Prince Fielder taking off for the Motor City, he becomes yet another premiere first baseman to leave the National League. Fielder now joins the likes of Albert Pujols and Adrian Gonzalez –to name a few– to leave for the AL in recent years. This leaves only Joey Votto, Lance Berkman and Ryan Howard as proven elite first baseman in the NL. Now 2012 will give this crop of young, talented men patrolling first, a [...]
The Red Sox have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent Cody Ross. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported the signing and Gordon Edes of ESPN reports the deal is worth $3 million with built in performance incentives. The Mets pulled out of the running when it became apparent Ross wasn’t going to sign anything close to what the Mets were offering. Last season with the San Francisco Giants, Ross played all three outfield [...]
Thoughts from Joe D. The Rockies remain strongly interested in the Mets’ Justin Turner, writes Troy Renck this morning in his column for the Denver Post. The Rockies could still move Eric Young Jr. because of a crowded outfield situation with as many as four players competing for reserve spots, including Charlie Blackmon, Eric Young Jr., Tyler Colvin and Jamie Hoffman. Young, 26, is a .246 hitter with 48 stolen bases over parts of three [...]
After posing this question via twitter, a debate ensued between myself and several Met bloggers including our own Joe D. and Brandon Butler. I thought I would ask the MMO faithful this same query: Would you do anything to sign Josh Hamilton next winter? Even if it meant losing David Wright? Personally, I think it is something to consider. Now that the Rangers have inked Japanese fireballer Yu Darvish to a major contract, the chances [...]
Despite being adamant about his retirement following the the 2012 regular season, we learned yesterday that Bud Selig will receive at least two-year extension as Commissioner. Knowing that Selig will do –and to this point has done– everything in his power to keep the Wilpons as owners, this is disheartening news. This indirectly cripples the Mets financially for another two years. Even if the Wilpon’s do get investors, they will not attain anything close to [...]
For the first time in nine seasons, the Amazin’s will take the field without their sparkplug, Jose Reyes. When the 4-time all-star inked his 6-year $106 million deal with the Marlins, the general idea was that the Mets offense would be left in shambles. Although the production will not be the same, the perceived gaping hole in the lineup left by Reyes’ departure may not be quite as big as one would think. I took the probable [...]
Major League Baseball has yet to officially announce the Mets as the host for the 2013 All-Star Game, says Eric Fisher of Sporting News. Fisher says that MLB and New York City are still negotiating and working on “dealing with the complex logistics” of hosting such an event in the nation’s largest market. Fisher makes a point of saying that despite both MLB and the Mets declining to comment on the issue, it is a [...]
According to NESN, Roy Halladay was on a fishing trip in the Amazon with Chris Carpenter, B.J. Ryan and professional fisher Skeet Reese, when he and Reese stumbled upon a local boy being attacked by an anaconda. Here is what happened according to Reese’s recent blog post: “Me and Doc Halladay even came across a local, sitting bare naked on a tree by the river. What we were able to figure out is that he was [...]
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Mets have now asked Dickey not to make his charity climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Though the journey is not exactly a treacherous one, the Mets still sent him a letter telling him they would void his contract should he sustain any injuries on the journey. “I don’t think there’s really any lethal risk to doing it,” said Dickey. “It’s not like it’s Everest.“ Sandy Alderson [...]
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Last updated: 06/19/2013
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