The Seattle Mariners have traded left-hander Jason Vargas to the Angels in exchange for 1B/DH Kendrys Morales. “We have been focused on adding offense this off-season, and feel that Kendrys will be a middle-of-the-order bat for us. He’s a switch-hitter with power who has played, and hit, in the AL West,” GM Jack Zduriencik said in a press release. “He’s familiar with the teams and parks and is a proven run-producer. We hate to part with Jason, […]
The Mets have announced they have acquired OF Collin Cowgill from the A’s in exchange for Minor League infielder Jefry Marte. Cowgill, 26, was part of the package that went from Arizona to Oakland in last offseason’s Trevor Cahill deal. After a solid season at Triple-A in 2011, he slumped this season with Triple-A Sacramento batting .254 with four home runs and 37 RBI in 61 games. After being called up to the A’s, he batted .269 with a home run […]
Update by Dan Valis ar 12:05 PM Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has reported that the Toronto Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey have agreed on a two-year extension worth $25 million, pending a physical. ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports that Dickey has already landed in Florida to undergo his physical which will take place at their spring training facility. Updated by Hojo at 11:20 AM MMO reader “Boomer” shared a link to the Toronto Star who […]
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, fielded some questions in his mailbag piece this morning. I thought his reply to a question about Kirk Nieuwenhuis was worth sharing. Will the Mets give Kirk Nieuwenhuis another chance at center field, or do you think they will pick up some reject from another team? Now that Andres Torres is back with the Giants and Anthony Gose was not included in the Dickey trade, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that […]
If the Mets were serious about their interest in free agent outfielder Cody Ross, this may not be want they want to hear. The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten more intense in their pursuit of free-agent outfielder Cody Ross, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal adds that other teams have also stepped it up for Ross including the Mariners, Braves and Red Sox. Ross, 32, batted .267/.326/.481 with 22 home runs in 528 plate appearances for the Red Sox in 2012. The […]
The New York Times’ Ken Belson reports that despite finishing below .500 again, the Mets have raised single-game ticket prices for nearly every seating category, regardless of whether it is for the most expensive dates like opening day and the interleague series against the Yankees or for less appealing matchups early and late in the season against less popular teams. Belson says the strategy is to persuade fans to by tickets in ticket plans and […]
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are close to agreeing on a trade that could send Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto for a couple of yet to be defined players, according to major league sources. The speculation and buzz is pointing to Antony Gose and J.P. Arencibia. Outfield prospect Anthony Gose who batted .222 with a .622 OPS in 166 at-bats with 59 strikeouts and 15 stolen bases. Gose, 22, has a career slash of .264/.343/.391 in five […]
According to his agent Gene Mato, former Mets reliever Manny Acosta has signed a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. The deal includes $500K in performance bonuses. The righthander was non-tendered by the Mets following a season that saw him post a 6.46 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 45 relief appearances. Acosta, 31, pitched parts of three seasons with the Mets totaling a 4.37 ERA in 131 appearances all in relief. Sayonara, Manny.
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area is reporting that Andres Torres is heading back to the San Francisco Giants and that the two sides have agreed on a one-year deal pending a physical. Torres rejoins the Giants as a fourth outfielder after starting in centerfield for them from 2009-11 before they traded him to the Mets for Angel Pagan last offseason. Torres posted a slash of .230/.327/.337 for the Mets in 2012 and was non-tendered last month.
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