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Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

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 […]

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Andres Torres Agrees To Deal With Giants

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Andres Torres Agrees To Deal With Giants

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 […]

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Mets Haven’t Spoken To Rangers Since Nashville, Decision On Dickey Looming

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Haven’t Spoken To Rangers Since Nashville, Decision On Dickey Looming

A day after Dickey upset team brass by using a holiday party at Citi Field as a forum to voice his displeasure with recent contract negotiations, the two sides remained in limbo yesterday on the knuckleballer’s future according to Mike Puma of the Post. Puma is also hearing that the expectation around the game is […]

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Thoughts On Dickey and the Ongoing Mets Incompetence

An article by posted on December 12, 2012 0 Comments

Post updated by Joe D. on 12/12 Mike Puma of the NY Post sheds more light on what now appears to be a tenuous situation that existed between the Wilpons and R.A. Dickey even before Tuesday’s Holiday Party at Citi Field. Besides the financial roadblocks, what became clearer yesterday was a underlying tension between team […]

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Breakdown Of Wright’s Contract

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Breakdown Of Wright’s Contract

The Mets have just released the details of David Wright’s eight-year, $143 million dollar contract. The breakdown is as follows: Base Salary 2013: $11M ($3.0M deferred) 2014: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2015: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2016: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2017: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2018: $20M ($2.5M deferred) 2019: $15M 2020: $12M Award Bonuses First-time MVP: $500,000 ($200,000 for second- through […]

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Alderson: We’re Not Going To Spend Money Just Because We Now Have It

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: We’re Not Going To Spend Money Just Because We Now Have It

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York caught up with Sandy Alderson this morning at Citi Field who told him that the 2013 Opening Day roster will closely resemble the one at the end of 2012. Rubin speculates that minus Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Kelly Shoppach, Andres Torres and possibly Scott Hairston, things are going to look very similar, a […]

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Phillies Acquire Michael Young From Rangers

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Acquire Michael Young From Rangers

The Phillies have acquired Michael Young from the Rangers according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Young will receive $1.2 million in benefits in exchange for waiving his no-trade clause, but Nightengale adds that he told the Phillies he did not want an extension. The Rangers will $10MM of the $16MM owed to Young next season. In […]

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Wheeler and Niese Were Mentioned By Royals For Myers

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler and Niese Were Mentioned By Royals For Myers

Updated by Joe D. at 1:00 PM Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Royals actually talked to the Mets more about Niese and Wheeler in trade variations involving Myers – not Dickey, and adds that either way it’s not happening. Since rumors first floated about R.A.Dickey for Wil Myers I shot down that […]

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Jason Bay Signs With Mariners

An article by posted on December 5, 2012 0 Comments
Jason Bay Signs With Mariners

The Mariners have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Jason Bay on a major-league contract and are close to finalizing, reports CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman. The deal is for one year and is expected to be worth less than $1MM, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com. Bay was released early last month by the Mets with $21 million remaining on his contract. […]

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Quotes From David Wright’s Press Conference

An article by posted on December 5, 2012 0 Comments
Quotes From David Wright’s Press Conference

“I knew this was where I wanted to be. It made the decision pretty easy. I think that my friends and family knew that putting this uniform on was important to me, start to finish.” “I never wanted to put a doubt in anyone’s mind that this is where I wanted to be. I never […]

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