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Best News Of The Night, Ron Darling Signs New Deal With SNY

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Best News Of The Night, Ron Darling Signs New Deal With SNY

I watched the season premiere of Mets Hot Stove on SNY which was kind of a bore-fest of full of week old rumors that have been beaten to death already here on MMO or on Mets Twitter. There was one item of note and that was the announcement that Ron Darling had agreed to a multiyear […]

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Mets Owners Say Sandy Alderson Has $25-30 Million To Spend And No More

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Owners Say Sandy Alderson Has $25-30 Million To Spend And No More

Updated Post 8:00 PM John Harper of the Daily News reports the following: “Heard tonight that Mets’ owners will not stretch the budget due to high cost of free agents. Sandy Alderson has $25-30 million to spend and no more. Good luck with that.” So much for that $35-40 million… I don’t mean to laugh here, […]

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Allan Dykstra Breaks Fibula, Heading To NY For Surgery

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Breaks Fibula, Heading To NY For Surgery

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York confirms that minor league first baseman Allan Dykstra has suffered broken fibula in winter ball and is headed back to the U.S., likely for surgery. Dykstra, 26, set career highs in home runs (21) and RBIs (82) and led the Eastern League in on-base percentage (.436) and walks (101). In addition […]

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Royals Ink LHP Jason Vargas To 4-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Royals Ink LHP Jason Vargas To 4-Year Deal

The Kansas City Royals have signed free-agent starting pitcher Jason Vargas to a four-year, $32 million deal. Vargas, 30, will replace the departed Ervin Santana in the Royals rotation. General manager Dayton Moore initially pushed hard to sign righthander Tim Hudson before he ended up signing with San Francisco. The lefthanded Vargas was 9-8 with a […]

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Are Mets Still Interested In Bringing Dice-K Back?

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Are Mets Still Interested In Bringing Dice-K Back?

Earlier this week I suggested things could heat up in the Hot Stove and this might be the time for the New York Mets to strike. And, I didn’t mean Prince Fielder, or Brandon Allen for that matter. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson agreed the other day things could get warm, but wouldn’t say how close he’d get […]

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Ike Davis Doesn’t Want To Get Traded

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments

Ike Davis, who appears fairly likely to get dealt this winter, said he has no burning desire to bolt Flushing reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “I just want a chance to play,” Davis told MLB.com. “Honestly, I’ve loved my time with the Mets. I’m still a Met right now and I don’t want […]

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Indians Listening To Offers For 2B/SS Asdrubal Cabrera

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Indians Listening To Offers For 2B/SS Asdrubal Cabrera

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that while the Indians are not actively trying to trade Asdrubal Cabrera, they are listening to offers. Cabrera’s name has been linked to the Cardinals in the past, writes Hoynes, but since he’s entering the final year of his contract, and can be a free agent after the […]

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This Day In Mets History: Strawberry & Matlack Named Rookie of the Year, Agee Wins Gold Glove

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Strawberry & Matlack Named Rookie of the Year, Agee Wins Gold Glove

1970 – Mets’ outfielder Tommie Agee becomes the first non-pitcher to win a Gold Glove in each league. The New York flycatcher also won the honor with the White Sox during his 1966 Rookie of the Year season. 1972 – Jon Matlack (15-10, 2.32) is selected by the BBWAA as National League Rookie of the […]

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Mets Sign RHP Miguel Socolovich To Minors Deal

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign RHP Miguel Socolovich To Minors Deal

The Mets announced they have signed 27-year old righthander Miguel Socolovich to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal tweets, meet the newest Met: Miguel Socolovich. He’s a 27-year-old Venezuelan who put up a 6.06 ERA in 12 games for Baltimore and Chicago in 2012. Kristie […]

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Keep Dreaming Kernan

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Keep Dreaming Kernan

Robinson Cano is not the answer to the New York Mets problems. A 31-year old free agent, Cano’s sticker price is somewhere around 10 years/$300 million. In fan speak that’s somewhere in the nosebleed section. Which Major League Baseball organization is ready to invest in a player who will earn $30 million per season (assuming […]

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