Nick Markakis Position: Right Fielder Bats: Left, Throws: Left Age on Opening Day: 31 2014 Snapshot While Nick Markakis didn’t return to his old self this year, he did bounce back significantly from a sub-replacement level season in 2013. He had solid seasons on both offense and defense, improving his wRC+ from 88 to 106 […]
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Anthony DiComo talks about what the Mets could expect to do n 2012. I’m not expecting much in 2012 from the Amazins’, especially with a team that must now overcome the losses of Beltran, Reyes and K-Rod from last Opening Day’s roster. Like last year, they will once again be banking on a healthy return […]
Richard Sandomir of the NY Times writes that MLB is growing concerned with the Mets’ mounting debt and falling revenues. But the Mets worry Major League Baseball enough to be seen as a troubled franchise on a short tether. Their $430 million loan on the team is due in 2014. Their $25 million loan from […]
With some help from Adam Rubin, I ranked the current projected NL East starting rotations according to which ones will be the best in 2012 and also 2013. 2012 NL East Projected Rotations Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, Vance Worley Atlanta Braves: Tim Hudson, Jair Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson, Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor Miami Marlins: Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Ricky Nolasco, Anibal Sanchez, Chris Volstad (with Volstad likely […]
According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, former Met Carlos Beltran has signed a two-year deal worth $25 million dollars with the St. Louis Cardinals. Beltran reportedly turned down a couple of three-year offers to join St. Louis for a chance to contend. Last season, Beltran batted .300/.385/.525 in 598 plate appearances for the Mets and […]
According to Keith Law of ESPN, the Oakland Athletics will trade LHP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals for four minor leaguers; right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, left-hander Tom Milone and catcher Derek Norris. Three of the players the Nats gave up were on their top-ten prospects list. Gonzalez, 25, will be under team control through the 2015 season and joins what […]
Rockies beat reporter Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, said via Twitter: “My understanding is that the Mets will hold on to David Wright until the Trade Deadline,” I’m not buying it one bit… As I felt and said all through the 2011 season – that the Mets would never re-sign Jose Reyes – I have that same […]
What did I say was going to happen before Opening Day? <scratches head> Oh yeah, this… You’re obsolete my baby, my poor discarded baby, I say baby, baby, baby you’re outta time…. The Wilpon’s have always loved slogans… The Team, The Time… Your Season Has Come… We need one for the 2012 Mets… What’cha got?
The New York Post, caught up with catcher Josh Thole who is heading to Dallas to begin working on improving his skills as a catcher. Thole realizes how poorly he has performed and is hoping to turn around what was a bad season overall for him in 2011. “I didn’t have a tremendous year by any means,” said […]