Mets News & Notes

K-Rod Avoids Jail, But Can Mets Avoid His 2012 Option?

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez pleaded guilty this morning to assault, a move that spared him jail time but will bring him an additional 52 weeks of anger management classes. His plea also bought him an additional season with the Mets for $11.5 million. It was the best case scenario for the closer who not only […]

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Takahashi Signs For 2 Years, $8 Million With Angels

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
Takahashi Signs For 2 Years, $8 Million With Angels

To update this original post, the Los Angeles Angels confirmed that they have agreed to an $8 million, two-year deal with Japanese left-hander Hisanori Takahashi. Breaking it down, Takahashi will get $3.8 million in 2011 and $4.2 million in 2012. Angels general manager Tony Reagins said, “We believe that his contributions in various roles in our […]

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Russell Martin: A Fit For The Mets?

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
Russell Martin: A Fit For The Mets?

At this point, I’m sure everybody is aware that Russell Martin has been non-tendered by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Russell Martin, for a short while, was a highly respected catcher down in LA where he posted strong offensive numbers from the C position. Considering, in a humorous regard, that the Mets do have a recent […]

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Mets Non-Tender Maine, Carter, Green

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Non-Tender Maine, Carter, Green

I don’t know what the plan is, but so far all this new regime has done is shed themselves of a bunch of players. At the arbitration deadline, the Mets non-tendered both John Maine and Sean Green. But surprisingly, they also non-tendered Chris “The Animal” Carter who the Mets acquired in the Billy Wagner trade. […]

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Mets Make An Offer To Starting Pitcher Jeff Francis

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Make An Offer To Starting Pitcher Jeff Francis

Tracy Ringolsby FOX Sports is reporting that the Mets are making a play for former Rockies left handed starting pitcher, Jeff Francis. Jeff Francis, who underwent shoulder surgery early in the 2009 season and wasn’t fully recovered in 2010, has been offered a chance to return to the Rockies, but it would be on a […]

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Mike O’Connor Could Be A Nice Fit In Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments

On Tuesday, the New York Mets announced that they had re-signed lefty reliever Mike O’Connor to a minor league contract with an invite to major league spring training. According to Bisons.com, O’Connor, 30, spent the entire 2010 season with the Bisons and was the club’s most used reliever. In a team-high 51 appearances, O’Connor was 5-2 with […]

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Several Former Mets Highlight 2011 Hall Of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments
Several Former Mets Highlight 2011 Hall Of Fame Ballot

The 2011 Hall of Fame Ballot was released on Tuesday and there were quite a few familiar names among the eligible candidates. Here they are: Roberto Alomar, 2B Carlos Baerga, 2B John Franco, RP Lenny Harris UT Al Leiter, P John Olerud, 1B Roberto Alomar never gave the Mets anything close to Hall of Fame worthy as […]

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Could These Non-Tender Candidates Help The Mets

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments

Today is ”Non-Tender Day,” and by midnight tonight, the free agent pool is expected to get a little bigger. Here is an interesting spattering of players who are each expected to be non-tendered by Thursday’s deadline as presented by Doug Miller of MLB.com. J.J. Hardy, SS, Twins: Rumored to be a non-tender candidate all season, Hardy’s prospects of being […]

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Would Jose Lopez Make Sense For The Mets?

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments
Would Jose Lopez Make Sense For The Mets?

This morning on WFAN, Terry Collins appeared on WFAN and said that the second base job for the Mets is unsettled and up for grabs. Some might say it’s a nice way of saying he isn’t thrilled with his options at second base which includes 20-year old Ruben Tejada - who many believe is not major […]

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Collins Hoping Santana Could Return In June, Says Second Base Is Wide Open

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments
Collins Hoping Santana Could Return In June, Says Second Base Is Wide Open

Mets manager Terry Collins, was a guest this morning on the Boomer and Carton Show on WFAN. The lengthy interview lasted 40 minutes and Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog, highlighted most of the pertinent points: There is a good chance Mookie Wilson will be his first-base coach He is hoping to get Johan Santana back in […]

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