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Scott Boras Says Beltran Will Remain A Met In 2011

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

Scott Boras, who represents Carlos Beltran, splashed some water onto the whole Beltran to the Red Sox murmurings. “I have not had any conversation with the Mets about anything relative to Carlos, other than the fact they were going to meet with him,” Boras said. “I think Carlos’ plan and our plan is that he’ll be […]

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Hot Stove Update: Cliff Lee, George Sherrill, Zach Greinke, Carlos Pena, J.J. Putz, Jeff Francoeur

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

Done Deals The Diamondbacks signed J.J. Putz to a two-year, $10MM deal with an option for 2013. The former Met passed his physical and will earn $4MM in 2011, $4.5MM in 2012 and either $6.5MM or a $1.5MM buyout in 2013. Last season, Putz posted a 2.83 ERA in 54 innings. The Chicago Cubs have […]

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DIPS – Defense Independent Pitching Statistics

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DIPS – Defense Independent Pitching Statistics

Part three of our foray into sabermetrics is pitching. What pitching metrics exist? And how could they better define performance than the statistics we use now? Individual pitching performance is somewhat difficult to ascertain because the traditional stats we’ve been using still remain very defense and bullpen dependant. Win-loss record isn’t very telling. We don’t have […]

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Signings Are A Start for Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson came into the Winter Meetings having said that he will come out of the Winer Meetings with players.  Not big-splash, franchise players but just players to help fill the Mets roster.  He did just that today.  As my colleagues Hojo’s Mojo, and Craig Lerner reported earlier, The Mets signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a […]

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Alderson Finding Prices On Mid Level Free Agents Higher Than He Thought

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The Mets are interested in Freddy Garcia, Chris Young and Jeff Francis, but Sandy Alderson said the Mets will only sign one middle-tier starter. ”We’re getting a sense of what the market is for some of that second-tier starting pitching,” Sandy Alderson told reporters yesterday. “Right now the price is fairly high.” That means the […]

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From Left Field: Remembering Mike Piazza

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are looking at signing Ronny Paulino to back-up Josh Thole which would form the catching tandem for the 2011 season. I know this post might be a little off topic with all the Hot Stove murmurings going on, but I felt that it would be a good time in lieu of the Mets […]

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Can The Mets Do A Lot With A Little?

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

We’ve all heard the reports that say the Mets only have $5 million to spend this offseason. I don;t know who said it or their source, but it does make sense since the team has over $130 million committed to its current club. Regardless of the actual figure, there’s no doubt that the Mets are […]

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Mets Have Some Interesting Stories To Follow In 2011

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

As we know the Mets don’t have much money to spend this off season.  Whether it’s only five million dollars or a little more Alderson is allowed to spend there will not be any top free agent signings this year.  No Cliff Lee or Carl Crawford next season. With signing 2nd or possibly 3rd tier […]

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In Alderson We Trust?

An article by posted on December 6, 2010 0 Comments

Remember 1986? Wasn’t it great? We had Gary and Keith, Doc and Darryl, Lenny and Wally, Mookie and Frank. Frank???? Frank who? Remember the miracle of 1969? What an amazin’ year? Tom and Jerry, Cleon and Agee, Swoboda and Shamsky, Buddy and Johnny. Johnny??? Who the hell was Johnny? The Frank I’m referring to was […]

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Mets Looking at Moises Alou for Coaching Staff Position

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Mets Looking at Moises Alou for Coaching Staff Position

Update 12/9/10: According to Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog, Moises Alou declined the Mets offer to join their coaching staff. Update 12/8/10:  According to Adam Rubin, despite what Kevin Burkhardt said, a team source told him that the Mets are not considering Moises Alou for the 1B coaching position.  I guess i was partially on the […]

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