Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the Royals will be listening to offers for designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler. Royals ready to talk about Billy Butler deal for teams that would take on DH owed $8 million in '14, $12m in 2015. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 22, 2013 Butler, 27, has $8 million owed to him for 2014, with a $12.5 million team option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout. The right-handed […]
Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada continues to make progress in his recovery from a broken fibula in his right leg, according to his representative at the Legacy Agency, Chris Leible. Tejada, who will turn 24 on Sunday, remains on track to stay within his initial six-to-eight-week recovery window. He suffered the injury Sept. 18 when he got tangled up with outfielder Andrew Brown on a shallow fly ball. In […]
Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will have Tommy John surgery in about a week, his agent Scott Boras said, in a report by Marc Carig of Newsday. “Logic prevailed,” Boras said of Harvey, who began the early stages of rehab before choosing surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in his right elbow. A team official told ESPN New York. they were not aware when Harvey was going to undergo Tommy John surgery, He is expected to be […]
John Harper of the Daily News reports that it’s no secret the Mets would love to trade for Carlos Gonzalez, and one baseball executive with insight into the Rockies’ thinking says Colorado is likely to seriously consider offers for Gonzalez and even Troy Tulowitzki this winter as it looks to rebuild. However, the Rockies would be looking for a package built around young position players, as opposed to pitching, making it unlikely the Mets would be a […]
Frank Francisco was removed from the first game of today’s doubleheader after injuring his right thumb on a hard come-backer off the bat of Logan Morrison. Christian Yelich scored on the play. David Aardsma replaced Francisco with a runner on second base and two outs in the eighth inning. Terry Collins said there was significant swelling. Francisco has a 10.13 ERA since the Mets decided to activate him for the last 21 games of the […]
I thought you might find this interesting. According to CBS 58, suspended Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Ryan Braun is calling Brewers season ticket holders to apologize. “Hey there’s a guy on the phone claiming to be Ryan Braun, it’s probably one of your buddies messing with you.” That’s exactly what Kelly’s Bleachers owner Pat Guenther thought Thursday afternoon. He picked up the phone thinking it’d be a joke. “Hey Pat this is Ryan Braun,” Guenther recalls. […]
Update 8/29, 5:45 PM by Satish Ram The Mets announced earlier on Twitter that Victor Black was the PTBNL in the deal that saw the Mets send Marlon Byrd, John Buck, and cash to the Pirates. This was old news, however, as speculation ran rampant as soon as the trade was announced. The new news, coming via Adam Rubin, is that the Mets are working with a technicality that allows Black to take 72 hours to […]
Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger, spoke with Jenrry Mejia on his noticeably reduced velocity in his last start and for those of you who may have been worried, fret not. Mejia, has intentionally dialed back on his fastball velocity to avoid the discomfort in his elbow which is being caused by floating debris – a common occurrence for a pitcher who is a year removed from surgery. “You have to lower the velocity so you feel better during the […]
This morning, I found myself motivated to chime in on a subject that has befuddled me all season long. What are we? You’re talking about 60-something games left, so it’s going to be an uphill battle. It’s not just catching them, it’s you’ve got to pass other teams. We were awful for a good portion of the year and we’ve been pretty damn good lately, but we dug ourselves such a hole that ‘pretty good’ […]
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