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 that the Mets will try to resolve the situation by the end of this week. You may recall that Sandy Alderson […]
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 and player. Dickey is frustrated he cannot get the Mets to move faster, especially because, as he said, “I feel […]
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 fifth-place finish) Second-time MVP: $1 million Third-time MVP: $1.5 million All-Star selection: $100,000 Highest league All-Star vote: $100,000 TSN/BA/AP MV […]
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 fact that even GM Sandy Alderson acknowledged: “I would expect the roster will look similar to the way it did […]
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 exchange, the Phillies will send Josh Lindblom and minor leaguer Lisalverto Bonilla to Texas. Nice deal for the Phillies who get a […]
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 notion as nothing more than wishful thinking by overly enthusiastic Met fans who see Dickey’s value as being more than […]
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. His Seattle salary will be deducted from the Mets’ obligation to him. Seattle is as close to Canada as you […]
“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 wanted to put another uniform on, and I’m happy I’m wearing this one. To me there was no thought of […]
The New York Mets today announced that they have agreed to terms with David Wright on a new contract through 2020. Wright will be in Nashville, Tenn. at Baseball’s Winter Meetings for an 11:00 a.m. (CST) press conference tomorrow which will be carried live on SNY and Mets.com. “I’d like to thank Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz and Jeff Wilpon for their commitment to me since I was drafted,” said Wright. “I’ve grown up in this organization and […]
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