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Pitching Market On Hold Until Tanaka Signs By Friday Deadline

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Market On Hold Until Tanaka Signs By Friday Deadline

The clock is ticking on Masahiro Tanaka. He has until Friday, January 24th to sign with a MLB club, and until he’s signed, sealed, and delivered – the rest of the free agent pitching market is in limbo. The Yankees want Tanaka, but will he sign to play in New York? Once he signs, the […]

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Mets Simply Don’t Love Drew As A Player

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Simply Don’t Love Drew As A Player

2:00 PM In a mailbag post on Mets.com, beat writer Anthony DiComo answered the following question: Why is general manager Sandy Alderson so against signing Stephen Drew to a two- or three-year contract? The only explanation I can give you is one I’ve heard multiple times this winter: the Mets simply don’t love Drew as a player. […]

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The 2014 QBC Was Another Amazin’ Memory For Mets Fans To Cherish

An article by posted on January 19, 2014 0 Comments
The 2014 QBC Was Another Amazin’ Memory For Mets Fans To Cherish

New York has long been known as the sports mecca of the world, and major league baseball, of course, is the life blood that courses through it’s main arteries and veins. In the last 50+ years, the Mets and the Yankees have taken turns shining as the top team in the city that never sleeps. […]

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Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

The New York Mets signed free agent second baseman Jairo Perez to a minor league deal according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Perez, 25, is coming off a solid showing in the Venezuelan Winter League where he batted .342/.407/.591 with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 35 RBI in 149 at-bats. Last season he played […]

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Sports Illustrated Reviews Mets Offseason

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
Sports Illustrated Reviews Mets Offseason

Here is an Offseason Review by Joe Lemire of Sports Illustrated that gives the Mets a Grade of B. It doesn’t look like they are predicting the Mets to win the World Series, so we should be in the clear. New York Mets 2013 Record: 74-88, 3rd place in NL East Run Differential: -65, 22nd in MLB […]

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Mets and Daniel Murphy Avoid Arbitration, Agree On $5.7 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets and Daniel Murphy Avoid Arbitration, Agree On $5.7 Million Deal

Adam Rubin reported today that Daniel Murphy and the Mets have settled on a one-year deal for 2014 at $5.7 million and will avoid arbitration. Murphy also will have the opportunity to earn a $50,000 bonus with 500 plate appearances. Murphy earned $2.925 million last season and has one more arbitration year before becoming eligible for free […]

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Dominic Smith Ranked No. 2 Best First Base Prospect

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Ranked No. 2 Best First Base Prospect

Dominic Smith was ranked as the number two best first base prospect by MLB Pipeline today. Scouting Grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 40 | Arm: 50 | Field: 60 | Overall: 55 Smith was perhaps the best pure prep hitter in the 2013 Draft class, and the Mets grabbed him with the 11th overall pick. […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell, Agree To $3.7 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell, Agree To $3.7 Million Deal

January 17, 2014 The Mets have avoided arbitration with Bobby Parnell, and agreed to a one-year, $3.7 million deal with him according to Joel Sherman. He can earn a $50,000 bonus if he appears in 60 games. Parnell had 22 saves last season and posted a 2.16 ERA and 1.000 WHIP in an injury shortened season. […]

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Mets Head Into Opening Day With Third Straight Year Of Reduced Payroll

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Head Into Opening Day With Third Straight Year Of Reduced Payroll

With Ruben Tejada, Ike Davis and Eric Young Jr all in tow for next season after settling with the Mets and avoiding arbitration, here is the most up to date payroll projection: 2014 Contracts: David Wright $20M Curtis Granderson $13M Bartolo Colon $9M Chris Young $7.25M Jonathon Niese $5M Ruben Tejada $1.1M Ike Davis $3.5M Eric Young Jr. $1.85M Subtotal: […]

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MMO Mailbag: Harvey vs Kershaw, Moving Murphy To First Base

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Harvey vs Kershaw, Moving Murphy To First Base

TerriLoves28 asks… How do you think the Clayton Kershaw deal will impact Matt Harvey when his time comes? Should we say our goodbyes now? Joe D. replies… I would hold off on saying goodbye for now. I think it’s way too early for anyone to speculate on Harvey when the Mets won’t have to make […]

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