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Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select LHP Sean Gilmartin, Lose 5 Players Including Logan Verrett and Cam Maron

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select LHP Sean Gilmartin, Lose 5 Players Including Logan Verrett and Cam Maron

1:00 PM Update: Mets selected no players in AA phase of Rule 5 Draft, but in addition to losing Logan Verrett in the MLB phase, they lost Greg Peavey, Cam Maron, Juan Carlos Gamboa and Randy Fontanez in the minor league phase.  Mets Select LHP Sean Gilmartin, Lose RHP Logan Verrett In the major league […]

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Dodgers Send Matt Kemp To Padres

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Dodgers Send Matt Kemp To Padres

The Dodgers continue to throw gasoline on the Winter Meetings hot stove. This time, LA has sent two-time all-star Matt Kemp along with catcher Tim Federowicz to the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal, RHP Joe Wieland, and a third player who is believed to be RHP Zach Eflin, this according to a report from Dennis […]

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Winter Meetings Roundup: Mets Inactive In A Wild Day 3

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Winter Meetings Roundup: Mets Inactive In A Wild Day 3

On the third day of the Winter Meetings, there were plenty of rumors surrounding the Mets. However, none of them resulted in any trades or additions to the major league roster. While fans are starting to get frustrated by the Mets inactivity, General Manager Sandy Alderson remains hopeful that the Mets will make a trade […]

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Jimmy Rollins Traded To Dodgers

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Jimmy Rollins Traded To Dodgers

Great news! No more Jimmy Rollins to the Mets posts… He’s been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and will replace the departed Hanley Ramirez. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly is reporting that an industry source says the trade is a done deal. Rollins reportedly waived his 10-and-5 rights to accept the trade, something he […]

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Latest On Dillon Gee: Rockies Are Definitely Interested

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Latest On Dillon Gee: Rockies Are Definitely Interested

Adam Rubin reports that the Colorado Rockies “definitely have interest” in acquiring Dillon Gee, according to what source told him. Rubin adds that the Mets are intrigued by lefty reliever Rex Brothers, a team insider said. Brothers, 27, went 4-6 with a 5.59 ERA in 74 relief appearances for Colorado last season. Lefty batters actually […]

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Mets Could Lose Multiple Players Including Logan Verrett In Rule 5 Draft

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Mets Could Lose Multiple Players Including Logan Verrett In Rule 5 Draft

Sandy Alderson told reporters that he expects to lose multiple players in the Rule 5 Draft, particularly during the minor league portion. Joel Sherman adds that the Mets are expected to lose RHP Logan Verrett during the MLB portion of the draft. Verrett, 24, went 11-5 with a 4.33 ERA and 1.370 WHIP for Triple-A Las […]

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Twins Would Swap SS Eduardo Escobar For Gee, Mets Not Interested

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Twins Would Swap SS Eduardo Escobar For Gee, Mets Not Interested

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Twins have interest in Dillon Gee or Bartolo Colon, but the Mets don’t like shortstop Eduardo Escobar who they were looking to swap. Sherman says the Twins will move on and a trade is now unlikely. Escobar batted .275 with 35 doubles, six home runs and […]

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Mets Payroll Near $100 Million But Likely To Drop Before Opening Day

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Mets Payroll Near $100 Million But Likely To Drop Before Opening Day

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York estimates the Mets payroll is currently at around $99.3 million dollars barring any further changes to the roster. With the new league minimum set at $507,500, Rubin assigned that figure to 14 pre-arbitration players while adding in the $62.5 million in guaranteed contracts to David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon, […]

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Defense Matters, But Apparently Not That Much

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Defense Matters, But Apparently Not That Much

It was interesting to hear Sandy Alderson downplay the importance of defense on Tuesday which seemed to indicate the Mets are moving closer to the realization that Wilmer Flores could very well be the Mets Opening Day shortstop. “We’re going to have to score more runs than the other team, so that’s a combination of […]

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Jon Lester Agrees To $155 Million Pact With Cubs

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Jon Lester Agrees To $155 Million Pact With Cubs

Free agent Jon Lester has agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. The deal contains an option for 2021 that, if it becomes guaranteed, would make the deal worth $170 million over seven seasons. The $25.8 million average annual value of the deal is the second-highest for a pitcher behind Clayton […]

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