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While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

The Mets are still considering acquiring catching depth this winter, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. However they are not interested in re-signing free agent John Buck. Buck had a hot April, but really fell off a cliff after that, batting .222/.288/.365 overall between the Mets and the Pirates. The veteran catcher hit […]

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Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 4 Comments
Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

Despite the seemingly non-stop buzz surrounding the Mets’ attempts to trade Ike Davis, something tells me that if they fail to consummate a swap, it may turn out to be the best overall result. Power, as we have been reminded repeatedly, has become a progressively scarcer resource throughout baseball since the tide of steroid use […]

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How The Mets’ 40 Man Roster Was Assembled

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
How The Mets’ 40 Man Roster Was Assembled

David Wright is now the Mets’ longest tenured player. The Mets 40 man roster presently has 38 occupants. 12 of those are occupied by players acquired during Sandy Alderson’s tenure. 25 were acquired under Omar Minaya. 1 was acquired under Steve Phillips. So how was the present 40 man roster assembled and by whom? Sandy […]

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Is Cory Mazzoni A Bullpen Option For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Is Cory Mazzoni A Bullpen Option For The Mets?

There has been some buzz this offseason regarding Cory Mazzoni possibly making the Mets’ Opening Day roster as a reliever. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Mets do have to fill some holes in the bullpen and many have seen Mazzoni as a player that could transition to the pen now that there is such […]

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Indians Sign Scott Atchison To Minors Deal

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Indians Sign Scott Atchison To Minors Deal

The Cleveland Indians signed free agent reliever Scott Atchison to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training camp, where he’ll have a chance to win a spot in the Tribe’s bullpen. The 37-year-old appeared in 50 games for the Mets last season, despite two trips to the disabled list. He posted a […]

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Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

Several general managers believe that a one-year deal may be best for free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz as the general feeling among teams is that the 33-year old “needs to reestablish his value” says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. If Cruz were to consider such a deal, Cafardo says it could “open more opportunities for him” […]

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Mets, Orioles Discussed Davis, Murphy And Duda

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets, Orioles Discussed Davis, Murphy And Duda

Talks between the Mets and Orioles were not just limited to Ike Davis says Educardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. In addition to Davis, the two teams also discussed Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda, however as was the case with Ike, negotiations never got very far due to the Mets intent on acquiring a top pitching […]

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Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

Jeff Zimmerman of Fangraphs offered a somewhat pessimistic outlook on Zack Wheeler and his upcoming 2014 season. Zimmerman cites two major factors that he believes could significantly limit Wheeler’s success: his walk rate, and his shoulder tightness that forced him to miss his final start last year. Wheeler’s walk rate in 2013 was 4.1, a […]

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Alderson Says Mets Don’t Intend To Bid On Tanaka

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Don’t Intend To Bid On Tanaka

The race to add Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka is now underway and will continue until 5:00 PM on January 24. Tanaka will have to sign with a team by that date and teams can bid the maximum $20 million posting fee to join in the sweepstakes for the young hurler. However, only the signing team will […]

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Padres and Twins Like Free Agent Justin Turner

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
Padres and Twins Like Free Agent Justin Turner

A San Diego Padres team source told me that Justin Turner is a player they like. “He’s the kind of player that could elevate our bench and we like his makeup.” it was leaked, after the Mets non-tendered Turner in early December, that the front office decided to let him go because of his apparent […]

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