Mets News & Notes

Trade For Niese Unlikely Tonight, But Things Could Change Quickly

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments

8:00 PM Andy Martino of the Daily News, asked two Mets officials if Jonathan Niese would get traded tonight. They responded that it was unlikely, but warned that things could change very quickly. Martino also said he believes just about every Met is being dangled, except for R.A. Dickey. A source told him that Dickey is unlikely […]

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Reyes Says Mets Didn’t Want Him, Alderson Says He Should Have Sent Chocolate

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes Says Mets Didn’t Want Him, Alderson Says He Should Have Sent Chocolate

Jose Reyes didn’t mince words today when speaking to reporters after being introduced as the new Marlins new shortstop. Here are a few quotes from ESPN New York: On whether he was surprised that Mets were not more aggressive:  “During the season, you guys know, I always say I want to go back to play […]

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Angel Pagan Traded To Giants For Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments
Angel Pagan Traded To Giants For Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

24 hours after the bittersweet news that Jose Reyes had signed a six-year, $106 million dollar deal with the Marlins, Sandy Alderson decided to get Mets fans minds off of Reyes and back to baseball, by orchestrating a flurry of moves climaxed by a trade that sent center fielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants for reliever Ramon […]

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Mets Interested In Bringing Back Chris Young

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that the Mets are open to bringing back right-hander Chris Young on a minor league contract. Young, 32, posted a 1.88 ERA and 22/11 K/BB ratio over four starts with the Mets last season before undergoing surgery in May to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder and […]

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Alderson On Trading Prospects and Organizational Philosophy

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson appeared this evening on the Mike Lupica show on ESPN Radio. One of the better interviews I’ve hear from Sandy recently. Acquiring Staring Pitching “Starting pitching hasn’t been a focus for us yet. It’s not to say it’s not important,” Alderson said. “We’ve just been looking at other things. So, for […]

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Paulino Could Be Out, Mets Could Give Backup Catcher Spot To Nickeas

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Paulino Could Be Out, Mets Could Give Backup Catcher Spot To Nickeas

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets resolved today that they will NOT pursue a free agent catcher to platoon with starting catcher Josh Thole, and instead they will fill that position from within the organization. The reason for this shift in strategy is so that they can free up some money they can use […]

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Astonishing Tales: Mets Pursuing Mark Buehrle?

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Astonishing Tales: Mets Pursuing Mark Buehrle?

According to Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, the Mets are one of five teams on free-agent pitcher Mark Buehrle’s list of finalists, according to an industry source. The Rangers and Marlins are also on the list. DiComo also adds that after losing shortstop Jose Reyes to the Marlins, the Mets have $20-25 million to spend on […]

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Murphy Staying Put, Why The Urgency For A High-End Closer?

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Murphy Staying Put, Why The Urgency For A High-End Closer?

A New York Mets official squashed any speculation that the Mets would trade infielder Daniel Murphy according to ESPNNewYork.com. “Some players are more valuable to us than other clubs,” the team official said. Rubin says this translates to Murphy being more valuable to the team than what the Mets could command in a trade. I agree with […]

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Alderson Has $10-15 Million To Spend On 17 Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments

This afternoon in Dallas, Sandy Alderson told reporters that the Mets have between $20 and $25 million to spend this off-season, but that range includes paying Mike Pelfrey and Angel Pagan who will likely earn roughly $10 million in arbitration. That leaves approximately $10-15 million to spend on 17 other roster spots. It also means, Alderson must have misspoke […]

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Teams Interested In Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
Teams Interested In Daniel Murphy

Joel Sherman of the NY Post tweets that Murphy is getting some attention… I like Murphy as a player, but with David Wright entrenched at third base, Murphy’s natural position, it’s hard to fit him in anywhere else which is a shame because he has an incredible bat. At the time Murphy got hurt and […]

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