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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

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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

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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

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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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Juan Lagares Will Not Need Elbow Surgery

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Juan Lagares Will Not Need Elbow Surgery

New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will not require surgery to correct the issue that diminished his throwing capability this past season, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Lagares was examined by team doctors on  Wednesday. Lagares signed a four-year contract worth $23 million and runs through the 2019 season. The includes a $9.5 […]

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Mets Part Ways With Wilfredo Tovar and Anthony Recker

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Mets Part Ways With Wilfredo Tovar and Anthony Recker

Middle infielder Wilfredo Tovar and catcher Anthony Recker cleared waivers and were both outrighted by the New York Mets on Thursday. The move cleared two spots on the 40-man roster. Tovar was hitting .283 in 102 games for Triple-A Las Vegas but he had a concussion early in the season. It’s not clear if he will be […]

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Mets Release Eric Young Jr.

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Mets Release Eric Young Jr.

The New York Mets removed outfielder Eric Young Jr. from the 40-man roster on Friday, making him a free agent. He joins Anthony Recker and Wilfredo Tovar who also became free agents after they were outrighted on Thursday. This puts the Mets 40-man roster at 37. In his second stint with the Mets, Young went […]

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Mets Extend $15.8 Million Qualifying Offer To Daniel Murphy

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Mets Extend $15.8 Million Qualifying Offer To Daniel Murphy

It’s official. The New York Mets have extended a qualifying offer to second baseman Daniel Murphy. He will now have seven days to decline or accept the one year, $15.8 million offer. The Mets will receive a compensation pick between the first and second rounds in next year’s draft if Murphy declines the offer as expected […]

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Vic Black Among Minor Leaguers Electing Free Agency

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Vic Black Among Minor Leaguers Electing Free Agency

Once promising hard throwing reliever Vic Black has seen his days with the New York Mets come to an end as he elected free agency today. Black was a bright spot in the Mets bullpen combining for a 2.83 ERA and 1.298 WHIP in 47.2 innings covering the 2013-2014 season. Black was traded to the Mets on […]

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