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Zobrist, Fowler, Span and Parra All On Mets Radar

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Zobrist, Fowler, Span and Parra All On Mets Radar

The Mets will target Denard Span in free agency and keep their eye on Gerardo Parra and Dexter Fowler, writes Marc Carig of Newsday. Span, 31, played just  61 games in an injury-plagued 2015 and hit .301/.365/.431 with five homers and 21 RBI. He didn’t receive a qualifying offer from the Nationals which makes him very […]

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Weighing In On Ian Desmond and Dexter Fowler

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Weighing In On Ian Desmond and Dexter Fowler

MLB Trade Rumors released their annual Top 50 Free Agents list, complete with projected deals and landing spots. The project that the Mets will sign shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Dexter Fowler. Here is their capsule for each followed by my commentary. Ian Desmond - Mets. Five years, $80MM. Perhaps the game’s best shortstop from 2012-14, Desmond slumped […]

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Six Things For Mets To Consider As GM Meetings Get Underway In Florida

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Six Things For Mets To Consider As GM Meetings Get Underway In Florida

The General Managers Meetings officially begins on Monday, November 9 in Boca Raton, Florida and will last through Thursday, November 12. All 30 MLB general managers will meet and discuss a variety of baseball issues, participate in various workshops and make presentations, and elect the 2015 MLB Executive of the Year. But of course that […]

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Two Shortstops Mets Could Potentially Deal For

An article by posted on November 8, 2015 0 Comments
Two Shortstops Mets Could Potentially Deal For

The buzz is that the New York Mets are still looking for improvement at shortstop. They currently have Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada there and honestly neither of them are bad options, the duo ranked 10th in Wins Above Replacement in MLB last season. But baseball is now entering a golden age for young shortstops […]

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Bob Geren Interviewed For Dodgers’ Manager Position

An article by posted on November 7, 2015 0 Comments
Bob Geren Interviewed For Dodgers’ Manager Position

If experience matters, Mets bench coach Bob Geren could have a leg up on the open managerial job for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Geren, who the Mets granted permission last week to pursue the job formerly held by Don Mattingly, had his interview with the Dodgers according to Marc Carig of Newsday. His competition for […]

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Rockies Are Discussing Daniel Murphy To Play First Base

An article by posted on November 7, 2015 0 Comments
Rockies Are Discussing Daniel Murphy To Play First Base

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Colorado Rockies have internally discussed signing free agent Daniel Murphy to play first base for them. Murphy would actually thrive playing half his games at Coors Field. His pure contact swing and ability to spray the ball gap-to-gap would serve him well in that ballpark. And […]

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A Record 20 MLB Players Received A Qualifying Offer

An article by posted on November 7, 2015 0 Comments
A Record 20 MLB Players Received A Qualifying Offer

A record 20 free agent players received a qualifying offer worth $15.8 million dollars from their team on Friday, smashing the previous high of 13 two years ago. These players now have seven days to accept or decline their offers. No player has ever accepted a qualifying offer since the system was collectively bargained in […]

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Michael Cuddyer Undergoes Surgery For Core Muscle Injury

An article by posted on November 7, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Cuddyer Undergoes Surgery For Core Muscle Injury

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that Mets OF/1B, Michael Cuddyer has undergone surgery to repair what the team is calling a “core muscle injury.” It is unknown how long he has been dealing with this injury and to what extent it may have nagged him during a down season. In his first year with the […]

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Could Denard Span Be A Good Fit For Mets

An article by posted on November 6, 2015 0 Comments
Could Denard Span Be A Good Fit For Mets

The Washington Nationals made qualifying offers to Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann, but opted not to extend one to center fielder Denard Span. Span, 31, was plagued by injuries this season to his back, abdominal muscles and hip, playing just 61 games and batting .301/.365/.431 over 275 plate appearances. He underwent surgery to repair a […]

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Alderson Says Cespedes Trade ‘Absolutely’ Worth It Even If He Leaves

An article by posted on November 6, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Says Cespedes Trade ‘Absolutely’ Worth It Even If He Leaves

Even if Yoenis Cespedes leaves as a free agent, which seems more likely every passing day, according to GM Sandy Alderson, the decision to acquire him for elite pitching prospect Michael Fulmer and fellow right-hander Luis Cessa was worth it. “Oh yeah, absolutely,” said Alderson. “We wouldn’t have gotten to the World Series without Cespedes. […]

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