Mets News & Notes

Juan Lagares Named MLB’s Top Dominican Rookie

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Named MLB’s Top Dominican Rookie

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares was named Major League Baseball’s top Dominican Rookie by a panel of Dominican sports writers. Lagares, 25, is coming off a solid campaign in Winter Ball that saw him bat .342/.379/.412 with 16 RBIs and five stolen bases in 114 regular-season at-bats. During the 2013 regular season, Lagares finished with a .242/.281/.352 batting […]

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Tim Teufel Is Very High On Tejada and Flores

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Tim Teufel Is Very High On Tejada and Flores

Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, dished a little about the state of the Mets infield, an infield that looks to be returning intact. Adam Rubin caught up with Teufel on Tuesday night at the B.A.T. Dinner in Manhattan. Teufel joked about the “Who’s On First” controversy with both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda expected to […]

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Mets Agree On $1.6 Million Deal With Lucas Duda To Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Agree On $1.6 Million Deal With Lucas Duda To Avoid Arbitration

The Mets and Lucas Duda have agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.6375 million to avoid arbitration according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Duda had requested a 2014 salary of $1.9 million, while the Mets had countered at $1.35 million. Mets Arbitration Summary: Lucas Duda - $1.6375 million Dillon Gee - $3.625 million Daniel Murphy – $5.7 million, […]

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Braves Bring Back Freddy Garcia On Minors Deal

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Bring Back Freddy Garcia On Minors Deal

Righthander Freddy Garcia will be bringing his glove and his arm back to Atlanta after agreeing to a minor league deal with the Braves today. Garcia, 37, had a decent season in 2013, posting a 4.37 ERA in 80.1 innings pitching for both the Orioles and Braves. However, he really sparkled once he got to Atlanta […]

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Yankees Sign Tanaka To Seven Year, $155 Million Contract

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Yankees Sign Tanaka To Seven Year, $155 Million Contract

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that Masahiro Tanaka is heading to the New York Yankees after agreeing to a whopping seven year, $155 million dollar contract. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Tanaka will earn $22 million in each season of the contract except the final season, when his salary […]

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Mets Opening Day Starters Who Had The Briefest MLB Careers

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Starters Who Had The Briefest MLB Careers

Since 1980, The following ten position players had the briefest Major League careers and started for the Mets on Opening Day. 10 – Ryan Thompson – Thompson was the Opening Day Center Fielder in 1994 and appeared in 416 Major League games. He played in 9 Major League seasons (1992-1996, 1999-2002) with the Mets, Indians, […]

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Syndergaard Could Pitch In Relief And Follow Same Path As Wacha

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Could Pitch In Relief And Follow Same Path As Wacha

John Harper of the NY Daily News wrote an article on Tuesday where he states that Noah Syndergaard could follow the path of Matt Harvey to become the next Mets pitching phenom. “Spend a day with Noah Syndergaard and you can’t help but come away thinking, above all else: he’s got a lot of Matt Harvey in him.” As he […]

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Ike Davis’ Father Says Mets Screwed Up

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Ike Davis’ Father Says Mets Screwed Up

Ike Davis‘ father believes the Mets totally botched the way they went about trying to trade his son this offseason, according to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York. “I think that’s why the Mets have really screwed up in that situation — because they’ve publicly done it so much, it’s saying to […]

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Bobby Abreu Signs With Phillies, Nearly Chose Mets

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
Bobby Abreu Signs With Phillies, Nearly Chose Mets

The Philadelphia Phillies signed outfielder Bobby Abreu to a minor league deal today, and according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, he was very close to choosing the Mets. (Why?) Abreu, 40, did not play in 2013 after hitting .242 with three homers and 24 RBIs in 100 games with the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012. The Mets had […]

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John Lannan Will Earn $1.5 Million If He Makes The Team

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
John Lannan Will Earn $1.5 Million If He Makes The Team

The Mets officially announced that they have signed lefthanded starting pitcher John Lannan to a minor-league deal with a spring training invite. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Lannan will earn $1.5 million if he makes the major league team, plus an additional $2 million in innings pitched bonuses. As we surmised […]

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