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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part For An Apathetic Fan Base

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Waiting Is The Hardest Part For An Apathetic Fan Base

This has long been billed as the offseason when Sandy Alderson and the Mets would finally have the payroll flexibility to transform the team into a contender for the 2014 season. However, most of the baseball people I ask believe that’s impossible. They cite the lack of a proven core. Most of the fans I […]

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This Date In Mets History: Tom Seaver Wins Rookie of the Year

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This Date In Mets History: Tom Seaver Wins Rookie of the Year

In 1967, New York Mets’ icon Tom Seaver began his journey on becoming “The Franchise,’’ when he was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year, an award he said he cherished more than his All-Star appearance that summer. “This is a bigger thrill to me than being named to the All-Star team,’’ Seaver said […]

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Brandon Allen Hits A 455 Foot Blast At Chase Field

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Brandon Allen Hits A 455 Foot Blast At Chase Field

Brandon Allen has some surprising power in his bat. This kid has hit a pair of towering home runs in his short and nondescript career. The first was a 435 foot home run at Yankee Stadium, and the second was this mammoth blast at Chase Field off Yovani Gallardo. It was the longest home run […]

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Alderson Says Handling Of Tejada Was Within The Team’s Rights

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Alderson Says Handling Of Tejada Was Within The Team’s Rights

Here’s a quick update from Sandy Alderson on the potential grievance Ruben Tejada is considering to file. Sandy Alderson defended the Mets handling of Ruben Tejada and did not deny that “finances and player control was a part of many factors in his decision” but he asserted “it was the team’s right.” “It’s not the subject […]

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Bronson Arroyo Sells Himself To The Mets

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Bronson Arroyo Sells Himself To The Mets

Bronson Arroyo, the free agent pitcher who last year pitched for the Cincinnati Reds, was Mike Francesa’s guest on WFAN Tuesday afternoon and expressed interest in possibly pitching next season for the Mets.  A flyball pitcher who allows a high number of home runs, Arroyo likes the idea of taking his game to the cavernous […]

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Alderson Doesn’t Expect 2014 Payroll To Be Lower Than $87 Million

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Alderson Doesn’t Expect 2014 Payroll To Be Lower Than $87 Million

Sandy Alderson spoke to beat writers today and his message was that the Mets 2014 payroll will be more than last year’s $87 million. “I don’t think our payroll is going to be below what we saw last year,” Alderson said. “And as far as where it will finally land, let’s defer that question until […]

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Padres Sign Josh Johnson To One Year Deal For $8 Million

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Padres Sign Josh Johnson To One Year Deal For $8 Million

Done deal… The San Diego Padres have agreed on a one-year, $8 million deal with free agent starter Josh Johnson. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN first reported the news: The deal includes an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses if Johnson makes 26 starts, the source said. Johnson was in San Diego for a physical exam Tuesday and […]

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Indians And David Murphy Agree On Two-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Indians And David Murphy Agree On Two-Year Deal

The Dallas Morning News reports that the Cleveland Indians have reached an agreement on a two-year contract with free agent outfielder David Murphy. The deal It’s expected to be worth more than $10 million according to MLBTR, though no figures have been officially announced yet. Murphy, 31, is coming off the worst season of his career slashing at .220/.282/.374 in […]

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NL East Notes: Nats Sign Young, Phillies Love Bourjos, Braves Want Out On Uggla

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NL East Notes: Nats Sign Young, Phillies Love Bourjos, Braves Want Out On Uggla

The Marlins’ top priority this offseason is to sell stability to their fans according to Joe Frisaro. It’s the only way they can convince Giancarlo Stanton to sign an extension to stay in Miami. Since Stanton was promoted to the big leagues in 2010, he has had five different hitting coaches and five different managers, writes Frisaro. New president […]

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Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

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Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

The Rockies agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, last night. The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal. Sandy Alderson weighed in on […]

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