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Pedro Feliciano Declines Arbitration From Mets

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
Pedro Feliciano Declines Arbitration From Mets

LATEST UPDATE!!!  Pedro Feliciano has officially declined salary arbitration from the Mets according to Ken Davidoff of Newsday and confirmed by Adam Rubin of ESPN. By the way, Feliciano still can negotiate and re-sign with the Mets if the Mets still want him. Original Post 9:00 AM Pedro Feliciano has until midnight tonight to decide whether to accept or […]

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Fielding Metric – UZR

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
Fielding Metric – UZR

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I spent the whole weekend with both sides of my family and had a great time. I went shopping on Friday and did some Albert Pujols-like damage to my holiday shopping list. But now back to the grind. I explored some of the more common offensive metrics […]

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What Will The Mets And Alderson Do With Oliver Perez?

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments

Oliver Perez is in the last year of his 3 year, 36 million dollar contract.  When Omar Minaya signed Perez to this contract it was questioned from the start with good reason.  Unfortunately for the Mets Perez has been downright awful for the last two years.  He’s had knee injuries that have required surgery, he’s […]

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Rockies Lock Up Tulowitzki and Sign De La Rosa

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Rockies have signed Troy Tulowitzki to a seven-year, $134 million extension that will carry him through the 2020 season. Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes, Tulowitzki, 26, talked privately in October about wanting to remain a Rockie for the rest of his career. Since his rookie year in 2007, Tulowitzki has emerged as […]

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The Sabermetrician In Me All Along

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

The purpose of Sabermetrics, in a nut shell, lay in its constant pursuit of finding the value of player’s most minute components. It’s a pure almost sanitized view of a player’s performance however like it is even admitted to in the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, in human behavior there was […]

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One Week Away From Winter Meetings, So What’s The Plan?

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

Isn’t it amazing how quickly October has turned to November, and now November turns to December? Believe it or not, just one week from today, the 2010 Winter Meetings will commence in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. and run from December 6-9. By then, we’ll know whether Pedro Feliciano will still be toiling in our bullpen […]

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Bob Ojeda Getting New Deal from SNY

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

We all know Bobby Ojeda for two things.  One, he was a member of the 1986 World Champion Mets.  Two, he has done an excellent job as an analyst for SNY.  According to Andrew Fegyveresi, VP of Communications for SNY, Bob Ojeda is getting a new deal from SNY to stay on as an analyst.  Thats not all that […]

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Rangers Sign Yorvit Torrealba To A 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram, the Texas Rangers have come to an agreement with free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba. Anthony Andro of the Star-Telegram reported the terms of the contract as a two-year, $6.25MM deal that will pay the catcher $3MM in 2011 and $3.25MM in 2012. Torrealba, 32, hit .271 last season with seven […]

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Will Sandy Alderson Fall For Ollie’s Follies?

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

One of the things I want to see more than anything else this offseason, is at least one addition by subtraction move before the start of Spring Training. I know we’re not going to sign Cliff Lee even though we could desperately use him in our rotation. I know we’re not going to sign Carl Crawford, […]

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Baseball In New York, Winter Version – With Sandy, Brian And Derek

An article by posted on November 28, 2010 0 Comments

Baseball has had the headline news in the tabloids over the past couple of weeks in NYC. Yes, it involved both the Yankees and the Mets, but the headlines were not what you’d think. Usually it’s that the Yankees have done something wonderful and the Mets have made another mess – not the case this […]

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