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Cubs Interested In Mets’ Starting Pitchers

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Cubs Interested In Mets’ Starting Pitchers

Prior to the 2015 season, many believed the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets made likely trade partners because the Cubs had young hitting with a need for pitching, and the Mets had young pitching with a need for hitters. A deal between the two teams never materialized. However, that didn’t prevent either team […]

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Giants Agree On Deal With Mark Melancon

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Giants Agree On Deal With Mark Melancon

The San Francisco Giants and closer Mark Melancon have agreed to a deal pending a physical, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.com. No financial details of yet, but believed to be a four year deal in the $60-65 million range. Melancon is coming off one of the best seasons of his seven-year career. He appeared in […]

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Mets Fully Intend To Go With Travis d’Arnaud As Starting Catcher

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Mets Fully Intend To Go With Travis d’Arnaud As Starting Catcher

Throughout the offseason, the Mets have steadfastly maintained that they are going to stick with Travis d’Arnaud as their starting catcher for the 2017 season. So far, nothing has or will change that. That includes seeing some surprising names like Welington Castillo being non-tendered by the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The non-tender was surprising as Castillo was […]

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Should Mets Pursue Yangervis Solarte?

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Should Mets Pursue Yangervis Solarte?

With the news that the Padres are “aggressively shopping” third baseman Yangervis Solarte, many teams have been described as “potential landing spots” for the versatile infielder. Are the Mets one of those teams? Solarte, 29, has made a name for himself as a utility infielder, having played every infield position as well as some left […]

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Blue Jays Sign Steve Pearce For 2 Years, $12.5M

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Blue Jays Sign Steve Pearce For 2 Years, $12.5M

According to Buster Olney on Twitter, the Toronto Blue Jays have signed Steve Pearce to a two year deal worth $12.5 million. Pearce, 33, hit .288/.374/.492 with 13 home runs and 35 RBIs for the Orioles and Rays in 2016. The utility man played every infield position except shortstop as well as both corner outfield […]

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Kelly Johnson Wants To Stay, But Infield Depth Makes It Difficult

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Kelly Johnson Wants To Stay, But Infield Depth Makes It Difficult

Per Adam Rubin on Twitter, utility man Kelly Johnson would like to stay in New York. However, as Rubin points out, the Mets glut of backup infielders will prove a big obstacle for him. Johnson, 34, has been a very important cog in the Mets offense over the past two seasons. He is a reason […]

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NL East Report: Nationals Are Pursuing McCutchen, Sale, Melancon

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NL East Report: Nationals Are Pursuing McCutchen, Sale, Melancon

There is a lot of chatter about the Mets going into the Winter Meetings, but if you zoom out a bit, there has been more chatter about the National League East than any other division. The Mets are on track to be healthy going into 2017, and if they are, they will be in a […]

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Wilmer Flores Cleared to Hit, Could Play Winter Ball

An article by posted on December 4, 2016 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Cleared to Hit, Could Play Winter Ball

New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has been cleared to start hitting less than two months after having surgery on the hamate bone in his right hand. Flores, 25, could play in the Venezuelan Winter League for the Bravos de Margarita by mid-December. Flores is currently in Venezuela training in hopes of getting back on […]

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Alderson: Unlikely They Trade Two Outfielders, Against Two Year Deals For Relievers

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Alderson: Unlikely They Trade Two Outfielders, Against Two Year Deals For Relievers

Here is what Sandy Alderson had to say tonight at the Winter Meetings. Sandy Alderson reiterated that the Mets would not pursue a higher-end bullpen option such as Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen or Mark Melancon. “I don’t think we’re looking at that top end.” He also explained why giving out a two-year deal to a […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Tron, Thor and A Whole Lot More

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MMO Morning Grind: Tron, Thor and A Whole Lot More

I couldn’t believe Carlos Beltran got that one year deal for $16 million from the Houston Astros on Saturday. But the more I thought about it, there’s no denying that at age 39 the artist formerly known as Tron continues to produce at a high level. I took a look at what Beltran’s done since […]

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