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Mets Plan To Tender Pagan, But Could Be Priced Out On Capuano

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Plan To Tender Pagan, But Could Be Priced Out On Capuano

In a post to Twitter, Jon Heyman of SI.com said that the Mets plan to tender Angel Pagan a contract before the December 12 deadline. If he is non-tendered, Pagan will become a free agent, opening up a spot in centerfield. It’s no secret that the Mets have soured on Angel Pagan, but with nobody in the […]

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Mets Will Meet Reyes When He’s Done Shopping

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments

Updated 9:00 PM * Jerry Crasnick of ESPN talked to a Marlins official who confirmed that his team has talked with free-agent SS Jose Reyes. According to Crasnick, the Marlins are also speaking to Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols. It seems that they are intent on getting one of those big names to help showcase their new ballpark. […]

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Maybe DePo As Future Mets GM Isn’t Such A Smart Idea?

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments

To add to Hojo’s post below, I came across some comments that Paul DePodesta made in which he discussed the job of being a general manager. It certainly didn’t sound like someone who aspires to be a GM again in the future. Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, still refers to DePo as a […]

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Reyes’ Agents Disappointed By Mets Lack Of Initiative

An article by posted on November 6, 2011 0 Comments

Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record on Reyes situation: Reyes’ handlers are disappointed by the lack of initiative on the Mets’ part, but can they really be surprised? With the team’s mounting debt – including the $25 million loan from Major League Baseball that has yet to be repaid — the 2012 payroll will be […]

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Mets Lay Off 10 Percent Of Non-Player Workforce

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments

The NY Post is reporting that the Mets have trimmed nearly 10 percent of non-player staff, including business, clubhouse and scouting personne. The team has released the following statement: “Several weeks ago, we made workforce reductions in both the baseball and business operations departments, which amounted to less than 10 percent of our full-time staff.” […]

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Mets Hire Tommy Tanous As Scouting Director

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced the club named Tommy Tanous Director of Amateur Scouting. Tanous replaces Chad MacDonald, who left to become the San Diego Padres Vice President, Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel. Tanous, 42, joined the Mets prior to 2011 as a professional scout. He also assisted with scouting players for the […]

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Reyes’ Agent Says First Choice Is To Stay With Mets

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes’ Agent Says First Choice Is To Stay With Mets

Charles Hollon of Gotham Baseball spoke with Chris Leible, the agent for Jose Reyes who offered up some words of hope regarding his client’s preference to stay with the Mets. “I think Jose is one of those rare players that feeds off the energy of the fans, he loves the fans here in New York […]

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Mets Had Worst Middle Infield Defense In Majors In 2011

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments

I picked this up on ESPN New York this morning. By one measure, baseball statistician Bill James has determined the Mets had the worst middle-infield combination in baseball last season, at least when Jose Reyes was paired with Justin Turner. Here’s what James and colleagues wrote … In The Bill James Handbook 2012, Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions track Defensive […]

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Seeing A Large Market Team Unable To Hang Onto Their Homegrown Stars Is Deflating

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News believes that there will be no shortage of David Wright rumors this hot stove season. After speaking with various NL executives as well as team sources, Martino comes up with three things to keep in mind: * No matter what happens with Jose Reyes this winter, it is highly […]

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Yanks & Sabathia Avoid Free Agency. Mets & Reyes? Not So Much.

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
Yanks & Sabathia Avoid Free Agency. Mets & Reyes? Not So Much.

“Happy Halloween, everybody. I just want to be the first to let Yankee fans know that we agreed to a contract extension. I’ll be coming back in 2012. I want to thank the Steinbrenner family for making that happen. My goal the whole time was to finish my career as a Yankee and hopefully I […]

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