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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Dillon Gee, Who Could Be Dealt Soon

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Dillon Gee, Who Could Be Dealt Soon

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Dillon Gee and the Mets have avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.3 million. Sandy Alderson has indicated it is likely the Mets will trade a starting pitcher before spring training and the likelihood is that Gee will be dealt. Gee has indicated he […]

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MMO Poll: What Should Mets Do At Shortstop?

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Poll: What Should Mets Do At Shortstop?

Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that Washington’s Ian Desmond still remains a possibility, according to major-league sources. “As of Thursday, no deal was imminent, and discussions between the Mets and Nationals had not gained momentum. But the Mets continued to monitor Desmond, amid expectations that they and the Nats would talk again.” The […]

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Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

In the spirit of fair play some new facts emerged since news broke this morning that Mets players were being charged $1,000 to participate in offseason workouts at Port St. Lucie. Most of the legwork on this was conducted by Mike Vorkunov and it does clear up some issues. First of all, no other MLB […]

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Troy Tulowitzki or Ian Desmond to the Mets Not Happening

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Troy Tulowitzki or Ian Desmond to the Mets Not Happening

Charlie Monfort, co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, smiled when The Post told him of the many Mets fans who would love to see Troy Tulowitzki get traded to Citi Field. “It’s not happening,” Monfort responded. Ken Davidoff says the Rockies’ leaders, with both their actions and their words, have displayed how reluctant they are to […]

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Rosenthal Suggests MLB Get Involved If Wilpons Continue To Keep Mets Financially Handcuffed

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Rosenthal Suggests MLB Get Involved If Wilpons Continue To Keep Mets Financially Handcuffed

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is joining the bandwagon for the Mets to go all out for shortstop Ian Desmond of the Nationals. Rosenthal suggests trading Daniel Murphy and a top prospect, something akin to what many of our own readers have posted in our threads quite often. But which prospect? Noah Syndergaard? Steven Matz? […]

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Are The Mets A Win-Now Team That Should Go All-In?

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Are The Mets A Win-Now Team That Should Go All-In?

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation took an interesting approach in assessing which teams are in Win Now or Win Later mode. He developed a matrix with four quadrants that plots a team’s nearness to contention or otherwise by considering X and Y factors based on organizational rankings, average age of roster, and number of promising […]

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Is Lagares the Best Defensive Center Fielder Ever?

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Is Lagares the Best Defensive Center Fielder Ever?

David Schoenfield of ESPN picked the Mets’ Juan Lagares as the center fielder for his All Underrated Team heading into the 2015 season. “Lagares has certainly received recognition as perhaps the best defensive center fielder in the majors — winning his first Gold Glove in 2014 — but because he’s not a big basher at the […]

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Mets Invite 17 Non-Roster Players To Big League Camp

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Invite 17 Non-Roster Players To Big League Camp

The Mets announced that the following 17 non-roster players have been invited to big-league camp. Pitchers Buddy Carlyle Zack Thornton Cody Satterwhite Tyler Pill Matthew Bowman Jon Velasquez Chase Bradford Scott Rice Catchers Kevin Plawecki Johnny Monell Xorge Carrillo Infielders Brandon Allen Matt Reynolds Daniel Muno Gavin Cecchini Outfielders Brandon Nimmo Alex Castellanos Spring Training […]

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Don’t Count Out Rafael Montero

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Count Out Rafael Montero

I remember the game because it was on my birthday, September 27. A meaningless game but as the season was almost over I felt the need to absorb what precious little baseball was left. I wanted to watch Rafael Montero’s outing because I’d noticed a change in him over his previous few starts. He was […]

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Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

I was asked to calculate the Mets current payroll after some questions arose from the $85 million that was cited in yesterday’s article from The Guardian. Based on my calculations I come up with $91 million not counting Gee. Here’s the math: Guaranteed Contracts ($67.65M) David Wright $20.0M Curtis Granderson $16.0M Bartolo Colon $11.0M Michael […]

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