After being denied a Rawlings NL Gold Glove as the league’s top defensive third baseman in 2012, David Wright can take solace in being named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year for the Mets. Wright trumped Gold Glove winner Chase Headley in just about every advanced defensive metric at third base, but that didn’t stop the coaches and managers from muffing up the decision and showing just how inept and broken the voting process is. The [...]
The New York Mets today announced they will hold a Food Drive Wednesday, November 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Citi Field to benefit New Yorkers in need. Fans can drop off their food donation inside the Hodges VIP entrance next to the Mets Team Store. Fans donating 10 items or more of nonperishable nutritious food will receive a voucher redeemable for one pair of tickets to a select Mets game in April [...]
Updated Post 11/4 The Seattle Mariners announced that they have re-signed reliever Oliver Perez to a one-year contract for the 2013 season. “We are happy to have reached a mutual agreement with Oliver,” said GM Jack Zduriencik in a statement. ”He did a very nice job in helping solidify our bullpen after his call up last summer. As a veteran left-hander, and one that had adjusted very nicely to his new role, we are looking forward to his contributions as [...]
The hiring of Mike Redmond by the Miami Marlins was a shocking yet respectable pick by the Marlins. Names like Valentine, Tony Pena, Lloyd McClendon were thrown out as potential candidates quickly as news broke that Guillen was fired. Along with the names above, former players like Brad Ausmus, Mike Lowell, Jeff Conine and the eventual hire Mike Redmond. This is a very interesting trend going on in Major League Baseball right now. When Ozzie [...]
Anonymous asks… I think that if the Mets sign R.A. Dickey to that extension, they are almost certain to bring back Josh Thole as his personal catcher. True or false? Sean replies… As good of a rapport as Dickey and Thole have developed, their fates are not as linked as one would imagine. Thole is just inexpensive and fits into the Mets plans as a cost-effective backstop who will be arbitration eligible and is expected [...]
Hurricane Sandy came through the past few days and absolutely battered the tri-state area. Homes are destroyed, millions are without power, the entire transit system is in shambles and a death toll that continues to rise. We have just experienced one of, if not the worst natural disasters in our area’s history, and now is the time to come together and pull through this as one just as we have so many times before. Many [...]
Updated 10/30 7:00 PM It’s official. The Mets have announced that they have exercised the 2013 options for David Wright ($16MM) and R.A. Dickey ($5MM). The Mets had until tomorrow to execute their option on Wright and until Friday to execute their option on Dickey. Updated 10/30 2:00 PM Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the Mets and David Wright are in negotiations on a long-term deal, but assuming no multi-year deal can be completed by Wednesday, the Mets will pick [...]
MLB Trade Rumors reviewed the Mets nine arbitration eligible players:and projected what they could earn this offseason at the bargaining table: Daniel Murphy – $3MM Bobby Parnell – $1.5MM Josh Thole – $1.2MM Rob Johnson – $600K Ike Davis – $2.8MM Fred Lewis – $500K Manny Acosta – $1.1MM Andres Torres – $3.2MM Mike Pelfrey – $5.7MM Ike Davis and Josh Thole became arbitration eligible one year earlier than usual because they earned Super Two Player status. Aside from Thole, Davis, Daniel Murphy [...]
According to the Star-Ledger, Mets officials are considering playing an exhibition game next spring in Las Vegas before the 2013 season begins. Yesterday, the Mets announced that Wally Backman will return as manager, this time for the Las Vegas 51′s, the new Triple-A affiliate for the organization. Backman led the Buffalo Bisons to a 67-76 record in 2012, a last place finish in the International League’s North Division, but nonetheless has agreed to continue managing the club in [...]
Not really the type of news I typically post, but here’s something somewhat curious I read on Newsday, that I felt was worth sharing. While attending a news conference Thursday for Selig’s “Welcome Back Veterans” program, Fred Wilpon said he is confident in the front office’s offseason efforts, though he refused to share details about the club’s long-term plan. Regarding any negotiations with Wright, Fred Wilpon only said he knew there were conversations, but while talking about [...]
It’s official… Josh Thole, who has accumulated two years and 142 days of Major League service, will be eligible for arbitration for the first time in 2013. The “Super Two” cutoff for arbitration this winter is two years and 139 days of Major League service. Original Post 10/17 According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the official calculation from Major League Baseball has not yet been shared with clubs, but the Mets do expect [...]
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