The San Francisco Giants surprised the game yet again this past fall by making an improbable October run to capture their second title in the past three seasons. The first of which was even more unlikely than the latter when a young pitching staff coupled with a patchwork lineup managed to best the powerhouse Texas Rangers and take home the 2010 championship, the first in their history on the West Coast. The season prior marked San [...]
On Monday, Zack Wheeler told reports that he intends to make the decision hard on the Mets to send him down rather than have him break camp with the team, and that he won’t go down without a fight. This is just a microcosm for the 2013 New York Mets roster, now chock full of players who detest the idea of losing, are self-motivated and are workhorses willing to take on challenges ahead and become [...]
Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters this morning and stated that the reason behind Jenrry Mejia’s troubles obtaining a visa from the Dominican Republic is due to a review of his age and identity. Alderson went on to say that the 23-year old is the recipient of a random identity check and not being specifically suspected for fraud or wrongdoing. Mejia, who is a candidate to be the Mets swingman, is currently training at the Mets’ complex [...]
Sandy Alderson told reporters that the 5th year option was the big issue with signing Michael Bourn, and also that indications changed whether or not they would keep the 11th pick after an arbitrator ruling. This according to Kevin Burkhardt. Original Post 2/12/2013 The long and dragged out pursuit is over, and the Mets came up empty. The Cleveland Indians have signed Michael Bourn to a four-year, $48 million dollar deal says Jon Heyman via [...]
Michael Bourn heading off to Cleveland wraps up the third offseason under Sandy Alderson in which no big time free-agent acquisitions were made. Each time pitchers and catchers report under his regime, we watch as another season unfurls minus another core Met and no star-power added to replace what was lost. Last winter, the key free agent frenzy that went to no avail had a more personal loss when we saw Jose Reyes take his talents to [...]
As this story continues to develop, more names have emerged from the Miami-based clinic that is currently under investigation; including Ryan Braun. Yahoo! Sports obtained three of the clinic’s reports that featured Braun’s name. The Miami New Times originally broke the story last week regarding the clinic and it’s slue of prominent baseball players, including Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera and University of Miami strength-and-conditioning coach Jimmy Goins. MLB could look to discipline players [...]
Updated 7:00 PM Mets definitely serious about Brandon Lyon, but one major league source says the reliever is still talking to a few clubs. No deal done yet, writes Andy Martino of thre Daily News. But Mets are quite confident that deal with Lyon will get done. Original Post 4:00 PM The Mets and free agent righty Brandon Lyon are close to a deal, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports via twitter. Adam Rubin reported Friday that [...]
It was announced yesterday that the Mets signed 40-year old LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league Spring Training. He joins a plethora of veteran relievers to receive the same deal including Tim Byrdak, Aaron Laffey, Pedro Feliciano and most recently Scott Atchison. In recent years, the Amazin’s have tried to fill the gaping hole in the bullpen by signing big-name arms that haven’t gone as expected or making [...]
Yesterday on Sirius XM’s MLB Network Radio, the ever-frugal Mets GM Sandy Alderson had this to say regarding the current outfield market and the 2013 Mets outfield: “We continue to look, but I think, realistically at this point, there’s not a lot left on the shelf,” said GM Sandy Alderson. “So at some point we have to realize that, well, perhaps the outfield is not the strength of our team. But at least going into [...]
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