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The Mets Should Look To Tighten Up Defense At Shortstop

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Should Look To Tighten Up Defense At Shortstop

It sounds like the Mets won’t be adding Stephen Drew to hold down the shortstop position next season. Sandy Alderson also noted that Ruben Tejada could be the Mets’ shortstop when the season starts in 2014. Mets’ Twitter broke out into a panic when this news broke at around 6:15pm on the first night of […]

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Alderson Reiterates That Tejada May Start At Shortstop Next Season

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Reiterates That Tejada May Start At Shortstop Next Season

Last week, in his conference call to announce the Chris Young signing, Sandy Alderson said it was conceivable that Ruben Tejada could be the opening day shortstop. He said he had reached out to teams about trading for a shortstop, but that the market was very thin even before the Cards signed Peralta. After arriving to the […]

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Alderson Clarifies Earlier Statement On $85 Million Payroll

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Clarifies Earlier Statement On $85 Million Payroll

Sandy Alderson clarified his comments during his briefing tonight when he told reporters that he is now working with an $85 million payroll figure. What he meant to say was that payroll would not be lower than $85 million which was $2 million less than his original $87 million base. I wish he would stop talking […]

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Thoughts On The Improbable Gardner For Murphy Swap

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts On The Improbable Gardner For Murphy Swap

The Daniel Murphy for Brett Gardner trade talk is continuing to pick up steam despite the Mets and Yankees appearing to be strange bedfellows. Lets start with Andy Martino of the Daily News who says the Mets have already told an official from at least one other club that they are willing to move Daniel […]

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Featured Post: Don’t Give Up On Ike Davis

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Don’t Give Up On Ike Davis

With the Met outfield taking shape, attention turns to other position player needs.  Shortstop and first base were two areas the Met front office indicated needed attention during the off-season. Speculation has swirled that the Mets have lost patience with Ike Davis and are actively shopping him around.  The longball results the Mets expected from […]

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Arruebarruena Had His Showcase This Weekend, One Scout Unimpressed

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Arruebarruena Had His Showcase This Weekend, One Scout Unimpressed

Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena had his showcase this weekend in the Dominican Republic and Jonathan Mayo of MiLB.com spoke to one scout who was on hand and told him this: “He’s what you’ve been reading. He’s a very good defensive player. His glove is very close to the big leagues. The bat, you kind of think he’s […]

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Mets Could Still Target An Outfielder Despite Chris Young

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Could Still Target An Outfielder Despite Chris Young

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports dished on Chris Young to Robert Brender who’s down in Orlando covering the Winter Meetings. Rob asked Rosenthal about the possibility of the Mets adding another outfielder this week. “Certainly that would be a possibility. I would be interested in seeing how Chris Young plays next year. Now, he isn’t […]

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Mets Have Inquired About Johan Santana

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Inquired About Johan Santana

Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger reported that the Mets, along with a few other teams, have inquired about Johan Santana. Last week, Santana’s agent Chris Leible tweeted out that Johan is throwing from 150 feet out without any pain right now. Remember, he missed the entire 2013 season and has not pitched since August […]

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Five Predictions For The Winter Meetings

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Five Predictions For The Winter Meetings

Our senior editor John Delcos should be arriving in Orlando within the hour and he will be sitting in with Sandy and his staff for each briefing, usually one in the morning and sometimes supplemented by another one if moves warrant it. I told John that if he starts tweeting pictures of the lobby, the […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Granderson

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Granderson

When the news broke late Friday morning that the Mets had finally came to an agreement with outfielder, Curtis Granderson I admit I did the proverbial  “happy dance” while driving in my car. Yes Granderson is not the “savior” that the Mets need to help this team escape from mediocrity as well as ineptitude. But […]

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