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Mets Interest In Granderson and Cruz Has Been Overstated

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Interest In Granderson and Cruz Has Been Overstated

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke with a Mets insider who told him that the Mets interest in Curtis Granderson and Nelson Cruz is being overstated. The Mets have publicly acknowledged interest in both free agent outfielders, but you have to understand that this is no different than what we’ve seen before regarding other […]

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The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

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The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

Joe D. wrote earlier that the Marlon Byrd signing was a “power play” by the Philadelphia Phillies, and he couldn’t be more correct. It was a power play because they knew the Mets were interested in Byrd, and this signing could have also priced out a lot of the players for the Mets. It potentially […]

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Phillies’ Power Play May Have Fueled Market For Granderson, Beltran, Cruz

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Phillies’ Power Play May Have Fueled Market For Granderson, Beltran, Cruz

It may have already begun before the hot stove season got underway, when the San Francisco Giants quietly re-signed right fielder Hunter Pence to a five-year, $90 million dollars. The Giants’ all star cashed in at a cool $18 million per season. Had he gone to free agency, the 30-year old Pence would have been […]

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Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

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Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

The Phillies have reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, late last night it was learned that the deal includes a vesting option for a third year. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that the $8 million club option for 2016 vests if […]

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Talks Between Twins and Bronson Arroyo Heating Up

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Talks Between Twins and Bronson Arroyo Heating Up

Talks are heating up between the Twins and veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press. The Twins are now going over Arroyo’s medical records and they have already discussed guarantee language with his representatives. On Monday, Arroyo told reporters that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins had contacted his agents, but that no offers have been […]

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Phillies Could Be On The Verge Of Landing Jose Bautista

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Could Be On The Verge Of Landing Jose Bautista

Howard Eskin of FOX 29 TV is reporting that the Phillies are on the verge of acquiring Jose Bautista from the Toronto Blue Jays. The deal could include Domonic Brown. Bautista is under contract for two more years at $14 million each, with a team option for $14 million in 2016. He mashed 28 home runs for Toronto in […]

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Alderson Says Acquiring Two Corner Outfielders Won’t Be Easy

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Alderson Says Acquiring Two Corner Outfielders Won’t Be Easy

This afternoon in Orlando, Sandy Alderson suggested getting two starting outfielders this winter might now be an uphill battle because of all the teams searching for those types of bats. “We might bring in more than two starting outfielders. Who knows how things are going to break?” Alderson said. “I’d be surprised if that happens […]

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Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

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Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

A month after saying that acquiring a veteran backup catcher would be a top priority, Sandy Alderson downplayed the entire idea and told reporters that he would be prepared to pair Anthony Recker with Travis d’Arnaud if that’s how things work out. Adam Rubin with the quotes: “First of all, we like Anthony Recker as a backup,” Alderson […]

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Lagares Is Tearing Up The DWL and Batting .400

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Lagares Is Tearing Up The DWL and Batting .400

Juan Lagares is smoking the ball for Las Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. Last night, Lagares extended his hitting streak to seven straight games going 2-for-4 to raise his batting average to an even .400 in 60 at-bats with 24 hits, seven runs scored, eight runs batted in and a .853 OPS. The Dominican native […]

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Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

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Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

There are two general managers in today’s game that pioneered the incorporation of the moneyball concept into the Major Leagues. One of them was a former marine who was the first to adopt into the then little known Bill Jame’s philosophy of advanced statistics, while the other was a one-time elite outfield prospect whose hobbies […]

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