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Mets Willing To Do More Backloaded Contracts

An article by posted on December 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Willing To Do More Backloaded Contracts

Marc Carig of Newsday writes that the Mets will be more willing to get creative with backloaded contracts, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking, in order to entice free agents with more money and multi-year offers. Those tactics could come into play at this week’s winter meetings in Nashville. “You can […]

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Two Mets Sources: Don’t Rule Out An Angel Pagan Return

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
Two Mets Sources: Don’t Rule Out An Angel Pagan Return

According to what a two different team sources told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, don’t rule out an Angel Pagan return for the Mets in 2013. But a second team insider now also has insisted the Mets likely will spend for one quality outfielder. The source said don’t even rule out a return of Angel Pagan to Flushing, […]

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Braves Trade Tommy Hanson To Angels For Jordan Walden

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
Braves Trade Tommy Hanson To Angels For Jordan Walden

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired starting pitcher Tommy Hanson from the Atlanta Braves for reliever Jordan Walden, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Here are two summaries from MLBTR: Hanson, 26, pitched to a 4.48 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 174 2/3 innings this year. The right-hander missed time with […]

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Wright Updates: Being Named Captain, Making More Than Johan, New Deal Replaces Option

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Updates: Being Named Captain, Making More Than Johan, New Deal Replaces Option

Andy Martino of the Daily News also reports that the deal is an eight-year deal and that it replaces the 2013 option. The eight year, $138 million dollar contract essentially voids the option year contract. Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports writes that that it was very important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana‘s $137.5 million […]

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Mets Acquire Infielder Brandon Hicks From Oakland For Cash

An article by posted on November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Acquire Infielder Brandon Hicks From Oakland For Cash

The Mets announced that they have acquired infielder Brandon Hicks from the Oakland A’s for cash considerations. Hicks, 27, hit .172 with three home runs and seven RBI in 64 at-bats over 22 games with the A’s last season. He also batted .244 with 18 homers and 61 RBIs in 328 at-bats with Triple-A Sacramento. […]

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Jeff Wilpon Addresses Wright and Dickey Negotiations

An article by posted on November 20, 2012 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Addresses Wright and Dickey Negotiations

Jeff Wilpon responded to a report in the New York Post and told reporters that he is more optimistic now than a month ago that the Mets can get new deals done with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. He is encouraged more and more as the process moves along because there’s been back and forth conversations, […]

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Son Of Bernie Madoff’s Accountant Commits Suicide

An article by posted on November 18, 2012 0 Comments
Son Of Bernie Madoff’s Accountant Commits Suicide

The son of Bernard Madoff’s longtime accountant, Dave Friehling, has committed suicide in central Ohio, authorities have reported. Jeremy Friehling, 23, was found dead at his apartment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday in Columbus, where he was a second-year student at Ohio State’s medical school, police there said. He himself pleaded guilty to securities […]

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No So Fast, Selig Places Marlins and Jays Trade Under Review

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
No So Fast, Selig Places Marlins and Jays Trade Under Review

Updated 11/15 1:00 PM According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, due to the outcry from Miami Marlins fans, Bud Selig is placing the blockbuster deal with the Blue Jays under review. Shocking, but good to see somebody will look into Loria’s shenanigans in South Beach. Updated 11/13 8:28 PM The Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays have completed a 10 player […]

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Braves Sign Catcher Gerald Laird To Reported 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Braves Sign Catcher Gerald Laird To Reported 2-Year Deal

The Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement with catcher Gerald Laird, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The deal is reportedly for two years according to Jon Heyman. Financial terms have yet to be disclosed. Laird, 33, hit .282/.337/.374 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 191 plate appearances with the Tigers last season. After […]

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Rob Johnson Signs With Cardinals, Gets Spring Training Invite

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Rob Johnson Signs With Cardinals, Gets Spring Training Invite

Rob Johnson, who appeared in 17 games for the Mets last season, has signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. Johnson also received an invite to major league camp. Johnson, 29, finished the season on the DL with a torn ligament in his left thumb, which did not require surgery. He batted […]

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