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Jason Bay Likely To Retire

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 6 Comments
Jason Bay Likely To Retire

Former Mets outfielder Jason Bay tells Shi Davidi of SportsNet.ca that he does not foresee a situation where he would continue his playing career and so he is “essentially retiring”. Bay had contemplated an offer to play in Japan, however the 35-year old believes it is time to focus on family. Bay finishes his career with a .266/.360/.481 […]

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A-Rod Suspended For 2014 Season, Plans To Appeal

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
A-Rod Suspended For 2014 Season, Plans To Appeal

Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz  has decided to reduce Alex Rodriguez‘s suspension to 162 regular season games as well as the entire postseason, costing the disgraced Yankees star the majority of his $25 million salary for the 2014 season. Horowitz’s decision to not uphold the full 211-game ban that came down in August was expected, however the ruling to […]

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Keith Law: Plawecki Can Flat Out Catch, Nimmo Is Not A Bust

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Plawecki Can Flat Out Catch, Nimmo Is Not A Bust

Here are some Mets related questions from Keith Law’s ESPN Chat this week. Is it too soon to call Brandon Nimmo a bust? Klaw – Why in God’s name would you label Nimmo a bust? I think he’s at least an average regular with a chance for more. Bear in mind that Savannah is a […]

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Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

Jim Bowden of ESPN (Insider Subscription) polled a few general managers about the offseason so far, and when he asked them who they thought would be busts, one American League GM picked Curtis Granderson, while Olney himself picked Chris Young. Which available free agent likely bombs with his new team and why?  AL GM: ”I think Ubaldo […]

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Taylor Teagarden Will Earn $725K If He Makes The Team

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Taylor Teagarden Will Earn $725K If He Makes The Team

The Mets have signed catcher Taylor Teagarden to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training, the team officially announced. Joel Sherman reports that Teagarden will earn $725,000 if he makes the majors, plus bonuses of $25,000 each for 60 games and 80 games played. He has the right to opt out by […]

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FanGraphs: 2014 Mets ZiPS Projections

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 21 Comments
FanGraphs: 2014 Mets ZiPS Projections

FanGraphs just posted their 2014 ZiPS projections for the Mets. Here are this year’s results for Mets hitters: For pitcher projections visit FanGraphs here. Takeaways: It looks like they have Chris Young producing at about the same level as Curtis Granderson who came in much lower than what I would have expected. David Wright seems poised for […]

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Mets Want Another Starter To Compete With Montero, deGrom and Mejia

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Want Another Starter To Compete With Montero, deGrom and Mejia

According to what many agents have told Anthony DiComo, don’t expect the Mets to sign a starting pitcher anytime soon. Agents predict that the market for Minor League deals will not heat up until the remaining top free agents — Masahiro Tanaka, Matt Garza and the rest — find new teams. General manager Sandy Alderson, meanwhile, said […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 25 Wilfredo Tovar, SS

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 25 Wilfredo Tovar, SS

25. Wilfredo Tovar Height: 5’6” Weight: 160 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Mets fans got a small taste of Wilfredo Tovar last season when he came up for 7 games, going 3-for-15 with 2 RBI’s, 1 SB, 1 BB, and 3 K’s. He is not a toolsy shortstop in any light. With virtually non-existent power […]

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Alderson Says He Won’t Give Davis Away , “This Is Not A Yard Sale”

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says He Won’t Give Davis Away , “This Is Not A Yard Sale”

Anthony DiComo spoke with Sandy Alderson who said, “Awkwardness should not exist in Mets camp this spring.” Alderson told DiComo that he spoke with Davis last month at David Wright‘s wedding in California, and he briefly touching on the trade rumors that have dogged Ike all offseason. “He was in a good mood,” Alderson said. “I […]

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Who Should be on Mets Rushmore?

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Who Should be on Mets Rushmore?

Four spots. 52 seasons. Who belongs on Mets Rushmore? Without a doubt, Tom Seaver. If there isn’t a Mets Rushmore without The Franchise, it’s just another rock. So how about the other three? We could go with Casey Stengel. His number is already retired and on the wall. We can go with Gil Hodges. His […]

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