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Rockies Are Shopping Carlos Gonzalez, But He’s Not A Good Fit For Mets

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Rockies Are Shopping Carlos Gonzalez, But He’s Not A Good Fit For Mets

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Rockies are receiving a lot interest in Carlos Gonzalez. Crasnick says they have had a flurry of talks about him and are getting plenty of hits. Gonzalez, 30, slashed .271/.325/.540 in 608 plate appearances with 40 homeruns and 97 RBI this season for Colorado. It’s not a surprise […]

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Zobrist Turned Down More Money From Nationals and Giants

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Zobrist Turned Down More Money From Nationals and Giants

James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that Ben Zobrist turned down more money from the Nationals and Giants in order to sign with the Cubs. The Giants and Nationals each offered $60 million over four years, but Zobrist decided to sign with Chicago for $56 million over four years. Zobrist turned down the Nationals […]

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Market For Denard Span and Gerardo Parra Heating Up

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Market For Denard Span and Gerardo Parra Heating Up

Jon Heyman of CBSSports reports that the Cubs are among the teams interested in free agent outfielder Denard Span. Heyman also mentions that top free agent Jason Heyward is also a target for Chicago. Meanwhile, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation says that Gerardo Parra has multiple three year offers in hand. The Royals, Giants and […]

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Death, Taxes and Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Death, Taxes and Ben Zobrist

The only sure things in life are death and taxes. Nobody knows that better than the New York Mets this morning as Day 3 of the Winter Meetings begins in Nashville. On Tuesday, the Mets were feeling chipper and were on top of the world, oozing with confidence that they had made the first signature […]

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A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

A very dejected John Ricco spoke with reporters at the Winter Meetings and admitted he was disappointed at how the Ben Zobrist situation unraveled. Ricco said Zobrist called him with his decision and said ultimately it was not about the money, but it was his desire to be closer to home and his connection to […]

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Yankees To Acquire Starlin Castro

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Yankees To Acquire Starlin Castro

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post on Twitter, the New York Yankees have acquired Starlin Castro from the Chicago Cubs. Additionally, Jack Curry of the YES Network also reports on Twitter that pitcher Adam Warren and a player to be named later are heading to Chicago in return. Castro, 26 in March, has […]

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Ben Zobrist Agrees To Deal With The Chicago Cubs

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Ben Zobrist Agrees To Deal With The Chicago Cubs

Ben Zobrist going to the Cubs per Ken Rosenthal via MLB Network! The deal is for four years and $56 million dollars and is pending a physical. What a disappointment, but at least the agonizing is over… Onward and Upward… Memo to Mets: Stop these twice daily pressers and telegraphing every single thing on your […]

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Wilmer Flores Suffered A Fractured Ankle

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Wilmer Flores Suffered A Fractured Ankle

Wilmer Flores has been diagnosed with a fractured left ankle and has been fitted with a walking boot, assistant general manager John Ricco told reporters on Tuesday. He says Flores should be ready for spring training. As first reported by MMO, Flores suffered the injury when he was struck by a pitch while playing winter […]

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Three Things We Learned From Asisstant GM John Ricco Today

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Three Things We Learned From Asisstant GM John Ricco Today

Assistant GM John Ricco spoke with reporters on Tuesday and said: 1. The Mets met again with Ben Zobrist’s agents and while they have not  a final offer they discussed the parameters for a potential deal and will negotiate further if needed. “Not quite that close but each know the general parameters, but not at the point […]

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Rubin: Four Internal Candidates To Replace Geren On Coaching Staff

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Rubin: Four Internal Candidates To Replace Geren On Coaching Staff

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the New York Mets will be filling the bench coach spot vacated by Bob Geren from a group of four internal candidates. Geren left the Mets last week to take a similar position as bench coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The potential candidates for a promotion […]

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