Mets News & Notes

Alderson Wanted to Take Citi Field’s Dimensions Out of the Conversation

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Wanted to Take Citi Field’s Dimensions Out of the Conversation

When asked if moving in the fences at Citi Field was a psychological advantage for his hitters as much as a physical one, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that one of the goals was getting the park out of the hitter’s heads. “I think so. We are trying to take the dimensions of the park […]

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Rays Sign Allan Dykstra To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Rays Sign Allan Dykstra To Minor League Contract

The Tampa Bay Rays signed minor league free agent Allan Dykstra to a minor league contract on Saturday. Originally a first round pick for the San Diego Padres in 2007, the Mets acquired him in 2011 for minor league reliever Eddie Kunz. Dykstra spent four seasons with the Mets and always maintained an on-base percentage […]

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Latest On SS Alexei Ramirez: White Sox GM Not Pursuing A Trade

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On SS Alexei Ramirez: White Sox GM Not Pursuing A Trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers are are aggressively pursuing White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in trade talks, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The Dodgers certainly have outfielders to move in any trade but have high a price tag on Matt Kemp, Nightengale adds. As for the Mets, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin believes […]

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Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

There’s been a lot of talk these days about value. Many Mets fans wonder whether stockpiling valuable pitching assets will prove advantageous in an era when scarcity dictates that quality hitters possess the most value. Value metrics have become the go-to statistic among many fans in this discussion as they provide a practical tool for […]

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Braves Enter Yasmani Tomas Sweepstakes

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Enter Yasmani Tomas Sweepstakes

The Atlanta Braves have jumped into the mix for 24-year-old Cuban free agent Yasmani Tomas, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. He is scheduled to hold a private workout for Braves scouts and officials in the coming days Heyman says that the Braves could qualify as a surprise team and that they recently made room […]

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Andrew Miller Has Multiple Offers, Mets Have “No Shot”

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Andrew Miller Has Multiple Offers, Mets Have “No Shot”

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that reliever Andrew Miller has multiple three-year offers already in hand, making it increasingly likely that he will end up with a four-year deal. Additionally, Morosi states that Miller’s current offers would give him the highest annual value ever for a reliever without closing experience. The high water mark is currently at $6 […]

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ESPN Predicts Mets Trade For Seattle’s Brad Miller or Chris Taylor

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN Predicts Mets Trade For Seattle’s Brad Miller or Chris Taylor

Jim Bowden of ESPN.com predicts that the Mets and Mariners will eventually get together on a trade this offseason that will send one of infielders Brad Miller or Chris Taylor to New York in exchange for one of their back-end starters – namely Dillon Gee, Jon Niese or Bartolo Colon. Last week, an MLB executive […]

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Wheeler Has A Chip On His Shoulder, Wants To Win With Mets

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Has A Chip On His Shoulder, Wants To Win With Mets

While taking time out of his schedule to hand out packages of food to needy families for Thanksgiving today at Citi Field, Zack Wheeler was bursting with optimism about the Mets’ 2015 season. “We’re going to win,” said the young righthander who also hopes he’ll be a part of the Mets renaissance. “I’d rather not […]

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Beltran’s Deal With Mets Was The Gift That Keeps On Giving

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Beltran’s Deal With Mets Was The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Paul Casella of Sports on Earth analyzed 15 years of data and ranked the top producing $100+ million dollar deals in baseball history. Coming in second was the seven year deal Carlos Beltran signed with the Mets in 2005. Casella considered every deal since 1999 when Kevin Brown became the first player to land a […]

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Mets Hire Pat Roessler As Assistant Hitting Coach

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Hire Pat Roessler As Assistant Hitting Coach

The Mets have hired former Yankees director of player development Pat Roessler as their new assistant hitting coach. He had been with the Yankees franchise for nine seasons before being fired last month. Roessler, who has a strong relationship with new Mets hitting coach Kevin Long – who was also fired by the Yankees during the […]

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