Mets News & Notes

Mets Sign John Maine And Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, is reporting that the Mets have agreed to a new contract with John Maine tonight, thus avoiding arbitration with the right-hander. According to the Associated Press the deal is worth $3.3 million guaranteed and Maine can earn an additional $225,000 in performance bonuses based on games started. Maine, 28, went 7-6 […]

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Beltran Says Accusations Are False

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

The following is a statement from Carlos Beltran via his agent Scott Boras. I am totally surprised by the reaction to my recent knee surgery. I have done nothing but follow the directions of my doctors. Any accusations that I ignored or defied the team’s wishes are simply false. I also spoke to Omar Minaya […]

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Boras: Mets Knew, Doctor And Trainer Gave Consent

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, a person with knowledge of the situation said Beltran did not obtain advance written consent from the club to have the surgery, which was performed by his personal physician, Dr. Richard Steadman, in Colorado. However, Carlos Beltran’s agent Scott Boras, disputed that account last night. He said the […]

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Carlos Beltran Out 12-18 Weeks

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

Bad news… Joel Sherman of the New York Post has just reported on SNY that Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran underwent some sort of surgery on his knee and will miss a minimum of 8-12 weeks. Reportedly, Beltran underwent this procedure without permission from the team. Last season, Beltran was very upset with how the Mets handled the bone […]

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Mets Conference Call Summary

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a quick recap of some of the highlights of today’s conference call with the media regarding Carlos Beltran. Mets Assistant GM John Ricco conducted the call while Jay Horwitz moderated. Burkhardt – Did Carlos Beltran do this without team permission? Ricco - There is an issue with the process in that we told the the […]

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Around The Majors: Sheets, LaRoche, and More

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Ben Sheets, who after refusing to throw for teams early in the offseason, will apparently put his repaired right arm on display for suitors. Sheets, 31, has drawn interest from many teams, though it has generally been tempered because of his exorbitant contract demands for a pitcher with injury problems. Sheets has asked for a […]

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Latest Mets Hot Stove: O-Dog, Molina, Delgado

An article by posted on January 12, 2010 0 Comments

According to Bill Ladson who covers the Washington Nationals for MLB.com, second baseman Orlando Hudson is seeking a $9 million dollar contract for next season. The market for second baseman is very soft and in my opinion, Hudson will end up taking a one year deal just as he did last season. The Mets would still like […]

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Mets And Pineiro Discussing Two Year $15 Million Contract

An article by posted on January 12, 2010 0 Comments
Mets And Pineiro Discussing Two Year $15 Million Contract

According to Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse, the Mets are having in-depth talks with right hander Joel Pineiro about a contract that is worth around 2 years and $15 million. Pineiro reportedly received a much similar offer from the Washington Nationals earlier this off-season, but he may be leaning toward signing with a contender like […]

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Mets Interested In Smoltz… Yes That Smoltz…

An article by posted on January 8, 2010 0 Comments

On Wednesday, the venerable Marty Noble posted his usual weekly mailbag, and in a question regarding the potential availability of John Smoltz he replied, Few personnel moves the Mets could make would please me, personally, as much as the addition of Smoltz. He’s a class act and a joy to cover. I’d like watching his […]

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Delgado Swinging Hot Bat, Mets To Take Closer Look

An article by posted on January 8, 2010 0 Comments

Playing in his third winter league game, Carlos Delgado continued his offensive outburst last night going 1-3 with a walk, a solo homerun and two RBIs. He is now batting .364 with with a .417 on-base percentage. One thing to bear in mind is that Delgado has been restricted to the designated hitter role thus far, and has […]

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