Brian Devine

Brian is a die-hard Mets fan and is a staff writer for Metsmerizedonline and Metsminors.net. Follow him on Twitter @briandevine16

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Tommy Tanous Will Likely Replace DePodesta

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Tommy Tanous Will Likely Replace DePodesta

Following Paul DePodesta’s departure, John Harper of the NY Post says that Tommy Tanous will likely take over his role as the head of player development. Tanous originally joined the organization as a professional scout in 2010, and he was named the Director of Amateur Scouting the following year. This decision seems to make the […]

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Braves Looking To Trade Swisher And Bourn

An article by posted on January 4, 2016 0 Comments
Braves Looking To Trade Swisher And Bourn

With the Atlanta Braves in full rebuilding mode, veteran outfielders Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher are on the trading block. Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that they hope to trade one of them prior to the season, and are willing to take on a significant portion of their salaries. Bowman says that since the Braves […]

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Is The Mets’ Rotation Worth A Billion Dollars?

An article by posted on December 22, 2015 0 Comments
Is The Mets’ Rotation Worth A Billion Dollars?

That’s what Joel Sherman of the NY Post says they are worth in his latest article. He asked a group of six major league executives about how much they would cost if they were available as free agents, and five of them agreed that one billion was a realistic number. The amount seems ludicrous at […]

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Mets Have Venable And De Aza On Their Radar

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have Venable And De Aza On Their Radar

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Mets have left handed outfielders Will Venable and Alejandro De Aza on their radar in addition to Denard Span. Both players are potential options to platoon with Juan Lagares in center field, but Crasnick says the Mets are slow-playing the market. Venable, 33, batted .244/.320/.350  with six home […]

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Nationals Are Discussing Brandon Phillips Trade

An article by posted on December 16, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Are Discussing Brandon Phillips Trade

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Nationals and Reds are discussing a deal for second baseman Brandon Phillips. Phillips has a no trade clause in his contract, but he could waive it to join Washington if a trade were to go through. He is owed $13 million dollars in 2016 and $14 million […]

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Granderson Excited About Offseason Acquisitions, Says Thumb Is Fine

An article by posted on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Granderson Excited About Offseason Acquisitions, Says Thumb Is Fine

After a fantastic season in 2015, Curtis Granderson is already excited about next year.  Granderson knows there will be a lot of pressure on the team to perform, but says that he’s prepared for the challenge. “The target will definitely be on our back,” Granderson said. “Case in point, you look at what Washington has […]

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Red Sox Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. Isn’t Available In Trade

An article by posted on December 14, 2015 0 Comments
Red Sox Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. Isn’t Available In Trade

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. isn’t available in a trade. Several teams expressed interest in him at the winter meetings, but they were all told by the Red Sox that he wasn’t available. Bradley batted .249/.335/.498 in 255 plate appearances this season with ten homeruns and […]

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Mets Won’t Go More Than 3 Years On Cespedes, Could Sign Ryan Raburn

An article by posted on December 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Won’t Go More Than 3 Years On Cespedes, Could Sign Ryan Raburn

Despite saving  $12.5 million dollars from Michael Cuddyer‘s contract, Joel Sherman of the NY Post says the Mets have no intention of bringing back Yoenis Cespedes unless he lowers his demands. Mike Puma adds that the Mets only like Cespedes on a 2-3 year deal. Sherman writes that they will instead look to add quality […]

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Jason Heyward Agrees to 8-Year, $184 Million Deal with Cubs

An article by posted on December 11, 2015 0 Comments
Jason Heyward Agrees to 8-Year, $184 Million Deal with Cubs

Jason Heyward has agreed to sign with the Cubs, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Bob Nightengale reports the deal is for eight years and $184 million dollars, or an average annual value of $23 million. Heyward reportedly turned down higher offers of $200 million dollars from the Nationals and Cardinals before deciding […]

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Walker and Cabrera Give Mets Excellent Depth and Flexibility

An article by posted on December 11, 2015 0 Comments
Walker and Cabrera Give Mets Excellent Depth and Flexibility

With the Mets looking to add more versatility to their infield, they acquired Neil Walker from Pittsburgh and signed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera as a free agent, both of whom are switch-hitters. They provide the Mets with much needed depth and flexibility, and give Terry Collins a lot of creative options to consider. “That’s what we […]

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