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Pirates Trade For Jaff Decker, DFA Garrett Jones

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pirates Trade For Jaff Decker, DFA Garrett Jones

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few roster moves Monday, but one of them popped out at me, Garrett Jones who was designated for assignment. Jones, 32, was eligible for arbitration for the third time and would have received a raise from his $4.5 million salary in 2013. Incidentally, about $500K more than what the Mets’ Ike Davis was making. […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy with Rusty: 5 Songs That Describes Mets Hot Stove So Far

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy with Rusty: 5 Songs That Describes Mets Hot Stove So Far

Ah it’s that time of year again…  A time for new beginnings, a time for change, and for most it is a time for optimism. Yes, it’s time for that kooky year end ritual otherwise known as the Hot Stove Season – or as many Mets fans in the past five years like to say - PURGATORY!!! Once […]

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Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

Update 11/23 at 9:45 PM Free agent reliever Joe Smith just signed with the Los Angeles Angels on a 3-year deal worth a little more than $15 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Read my thoughts on Joe Smith from an earlier post below… Original Post Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported […]

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Staying Healthy Has LHP Steven Matz Back On The Top Prospect Radar

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Staying Healthy Has LHP Steven Matz Back On The Top Prospect Radar

How many times do we see solid prospects fizzle out due to injury? Experts say that it happens much more with pitchers than with any other position. Scouts try to project a pitcher’s long term health, but it always feels like a gamble with the draft regardless these days. Freak injuries, lack of conditioning, and […]

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Hansel Robles Clears Waivers, Paves Way For Chris Young To 40 Man Roster

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments

Former St. Lucie right-hander Hansel Robles recently cleared waivers and was subsequently removed from the Mets 40-man roster according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin. With the drop the Mets roster moves to 39 players, making room until Chris Young passes physicals and is added sometime next week. Robles pitched two games for the Gulf Coast Mets before begin promoted to […]

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The Pros and Cons of Chris Young

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Pros and Cons of Chris Young

I just read a solid all-encompassing article on the newest Mets Chris Young by ESPN’s Mark Simon. I’d encourage you all to read the full article here. Pros Young does two things as a hitter that would seem to be appealing to Mets management. One is that he hits for power, with four seasons of […]

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Letting LaTroy Hawkins Go Shows Mets’ Faith In Vic Black

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Letting LaTroy Hawkins Go Shows Mets’ Faith In Vic Black

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, LaTroy Hawkins signed with the Colorado Rockies for $2.25 MM earlier in the week — and according to reports, the Mets low-balled him. While I can understand not wanting to invest in a player of his age, the fact that the Mets didn’t match $2.25 million is somewhat telling. Of […]

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Mets Add Matz, Walters, deGrom and Goeddel to 40-Man Roster

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 5 Comments
Mets Add Matz, Walters, deGrom and Goeddel to 40-Man Roster

Update: The Mets added Steven Matz, Jeff Walters, Jake deGrom and Erik Goeddel to the 40-man roster. Kolarek, Dykstra and Gorski are at risk of being selected by another team. We’ll see… * * * * * * * * At midnight tonight, every team in the MLB is required to have their 40-man roster set, positioning themselves  for next month’s […]

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Syndergaard Untouchable, Montero Slightly Ahead, Both Will Debut In 2014

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Syndergaard Untouchable, Montero Slightly Ahead, Both Will Debut In 2014

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN this afternoon and spent a considerable amount of time discussing two of the team’s best pitching prospects, Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero. Alderson was adamant that Syndergaard would not be traded under any circumstances. “None.” The plan for these two exciting power arms […]

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Alderson: We’re Going To Spend More Money Than In Recent Years

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: We’re Going To Spend More Money Than In Recent Years

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was on ESPN FM Radio for a brief interview earlier today. Here’s a little recap for you… Alderson again said he’s looking at his “shortstop situation,” as well as all three outfield positions. Mike Lupica told Alderson that he understands it’s a marathon not a sprint — but it’s starting to feel […]

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MLB Expanded Replay: Why Now?

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Expanded Replay: Why Now?

On Thursday, MLB owners unanimously voted on funding that would expand instant replay in baseball. There are still plenty of details that need to be worked out before the final votes by the owners are cast, but pending player’s union approval, it looks like this is going to be a go. This is something that […]

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