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Daniel Murphy Held Out Hope For Mets Deal

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Held Out Hope For Mets Deal

The possibility of a Daniel Murphy-Mets reunion was apparently once possibly, at least in the mind of Daniel Murphy. As Mike Puma wrote in today’s New York Post, Murphy held out hope that he and the Mets could reach a multi-year deal until the Neil Walker trade went down. According to Puma, Murphy was not […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Claimed Off Waivers By Brewers

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Claimed Off Waivers By Brewers

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Brewers have acquired Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis off the waiver wire. Nieuwenhuis, 28, has been with the Mets almost his entire career (the exception being a brief stint with the Angels this season), including the last four years on the major league club. In 693 plate appearances, […]

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What’s Everyone Screaming About?

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
What’s Everyone Screaming About?

As promised I wanted to weigh in on the latest concocted controversy stemming from the Mets signing a left-handed outfielder to platoon with Juan Lagares on Monday- which by the way was the team’s stated goal from the moment the hot stove season started. I know this because I’ve expended well over 50,000 words on […]

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Holiday Cheer In Short Supply After Latest Mets Move

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Holiday Cheer In Short Supply After Latest Mets Move

It’s been a while since the Mets blogosphere erupted with the kind of vitriol I saw after we learned the team had signed Alejandro De Aza to be their left-handed hitting outfielder to pair with Juan Lagares in center field. But this time even the media dipped their toes into the maelstrom. Here’s some of […]

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Mets Sign Alejandro De Aza To $5.75 Million Guaranteed Deal

An article by posted on December 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign Alejandro De Aza To $5.75 Million Guaranteed Deal

Wow, deal is for much more than initially reported. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, free agent outfielder Alejandro De Aza will get a guaranteed $5.75 million plus incentives that could make the total deal worth $7 million. That some believe De Aza is getting that kind of money to replace Kirk Nieuwenhuis is […]

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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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Looking At Where Mets Payroll Currently Stands

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Looking At Where Mets Payroll Currently Stands

Is it possible that the New York Mets could essentially have their entire offseason plan wrapped up by the start of the New Year? It’s absolutely plausible. I wanted to take a quick look at where the Mets stand now after a whirlwind December that included the acquisitions of Bartolo Colon, Jerry Blevins, Neil Walker […]

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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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10 Players Who Rejected Qualifying Offers Remain Unsigned

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
10 Players Who Rejected Qualifying Offers Remain Unsigned

Of the 16 free agents who rejected their qualifying offers this winter, 10 of them still remain unsigned as December draws to a close. Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles Chris Davis, Orioles Ian Desmond, Nationals Dexter Fowler, Cubs Yovani Gallardo, Rangers Alex Gordon, Royals Howie Kendrick, Dodgers Ian Kennedy, Padres Daniel Murphy, Mets Justin Upton, Padres Any […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Willing To Play Third Base If Needed

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Willing To Play Third Base If Needed

Recently acquired shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera participated on a conference call on Friday afternoon with the Mets beat and media. He weighed in on a number of topics which I’ve summarized below. There was no hiding of his excitement of being with the Mets and Cabrera was genuinely thrilled. “They are a very good team. It’s […]

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