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Baseball Winter Meetings Thread: And So It Begins…

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Baseball Winter Meetings Thread: And So It Begins…

The 2015 Baseball Winter Meetings are set to begin tonight as all 30 MLB front offices, agents and players arrive on Sunday at the world-famous Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. With GM Sandy Alderson getting treatment for cancer and unable to attend, representing the Mets is Assistant GM John Ricco and a […]

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Mets Have Not Approached Their Starting Pitchers About Multi-Year Deals

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have Not Approached Their Starting Pitchers About Multi-Year Deals

Assistant general manager spoke to reporters on Friday on a variety of subjects, most of which we’ve covered issue by issue in the last 48 hours here on MMO. However, there were a couple of things Ricco said about our young starting pitching that are worth a closer examination and some discussion. Kristie Ackert of […]

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Pondering The Future Of Juan Lagares

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Pondering The Future Of Juan Lagares

Is it too soon to call Juan Lagares a bust? As of now, that appears to be the call on the 5-year, $23-million the Mets gave to the flashy center fielder after his 2014 Gold Glove Award winning season. He might get a pass because of a bad elbow that allowed base runners to take […]

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Mets Have No Plans to Move Curtis Granderson from Leadoff Spot

An article by posted on December 5, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have No Plans to Move Curtis Granderson from Leadoff Spot

The New York Mets have no plans to move Curtis Granderson out of the leadoff spot where he performed so well during the 2015 season. While the search is on to find a center fielder to platoon with Juan Lagares, that has less to do with making a change at the top of the order […]

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Diamondbacks Sign Zack Greinke For Six Years, $206 Million

An article by posted on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Diamondbacks Sign Zack Greinke For Six Years, $206 Million

According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the Diamondbacks and ace Zack Greinke have agreed to a six-year deal, pending a physical. Greinke will receive $206 million (with deferrals) over the life of the contract, according to Rosenthal, putting the average annual value at an MLB-record  $34.3 million. Greinke, 32, was one of the most sought after […]

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Mets Monitoring Daniel Murphy In Case Zobrist Pursuit Falls Through

An article by posted on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Monitoring Daniel Murphy In Case Zobrist Pursuit Falls Through

Assistant GM John Ricco told reporters today at the winter meetings that the Mets are still in contact with representatives for Daniel Murphy and are interested in re-signing him if a deal with Ben Zobrist doesn’t materialize. Ricco also said the team is willing to go into next year with Dilson Herrera as the starter […]

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Sandy Alderson Diagnosed With Cancer

An article by posted on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Diagnosed With Cancer

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been diagnosed with  cancer and is facing 8 to 12 weeks of chemotherapy the team announced on Friday. The Mets would not expand on the type of cancer, but did say it was treatable. Obviously, Sandy will not attend the Winter Meetings as he battles through this. […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Steve Cishek, RHP

An article by posted on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Steve Cishek, RHP

Steve Cishek Bats: Right — Throws: Right Position: Relief Pitcher Born: June 18th, 1986 (Age 29) After the Cardinals non-tendered Steve Cishek Wednesday night, it gave the Mets another option to consider for the bullpen. Right now, the only truly reliable arm behind Jeurys Familia is Addison Reed, leaving the Mets with a clear need to […]

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Wheeler Targeting Mid Season Return, Wants To Stay With Mets

An article by posted on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Wheeler Targeting Mid Season Return, Wants To Stay With Mets

After missing the entire 2015 due to injury, Zack Wheeler is determined to make a major impact next season. Wheeler is continuing to make progress from Tommy John surgery, and he is targeting a June or July comeback according to Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News. Ackert says that he’s throwing from 120 feet […]

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Mets Sign RHP Jim Henderson To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign RHP Jim Henderson To Minor League Deal

The New York Mets announced that they have signed RHP Jim Henderson to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Henderson, 33, has made 111 career relief appearances with the Milwaukee Brewers between 2012 and 2014 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.125 WHIP. In 2013, his first full season in the major […]

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