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

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
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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Reds GM Thinks Joey Votto Walks Too Much

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Reds GM Thinks Joey Votto Walks Too Much

This is a strange post. It has nothing to do with the Mets directly or indirectly, but it does go to the heart of what we talk about a lot regarding the Mets’ hitting approach. Let me start by sharing something Reds GM Walt Jocketty said regarding perennial MVP Joey Votto, who he believes walks […]

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Rule 5 Deadline Approaches: Look For Mets To Add Matz, Walters, DeGrom To 40 Man Roster

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Rule 5 Deadline Approaches: Look For Mets To Add Matz, Walters, DeGrom To 40 Man Roster

Is it me or is time flying this offseason? I can’t believe that the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft is already upon us. Tomorrow night at 11:59 PM EST is the deadline for adding players to the 40 Man Roster. I think the Mets are in great shape heading into decision […]

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Mets Told Jay-Z Beforehand That Chances Of Signing Cano Were Slim

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Told Jay-Z Beforehand That Chances Of Signing Cano Were Slim

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the Mets had told the agents for Robinson Cano beforehand that odds on acquiring their client were slim. Sources: #Mets told Cano’s agents, before agreeing to meet, that chances of deal slim. Did not want to say no. Possible business in future. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 19, […]

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My 2014 Mets Dream Team

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 5 Comments
My 2014 Mets Dream Team

If money was not an issue and the Mets could have any offensive free agent on the market, it would be really cool to see certain players donning a Mets uniform in 2014.  This is only a dream scenario at this point, unless the Wilpons somehow came across a ton of money that they could spend […]

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Yankees And Dodgers Take The Lead On International Free Agent Market

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Yankees And Dodgers Take The Lead On International Free Agent Market

The Yankees, according to rival international scouts, are planning to splurge on foreign amateurs during the 2013-14 signing period. They already have surpassed their bonus pool allotment of $1,877,000, and rival clubs expect them to possibly incur the maximum penalties for exceeding the spending limit, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The […]

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An Official $85 Million Payroll Sighting

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
An Official $85 Million Payroll Sighting

For months now, I’ve been saying I’d be shocked if the Mets have more than an $85 million payroll in 2014. And while some reports have had the Mets as low as $90 million – this morning there was an $85 million sighting on ESPN New York. “A Mets source recently told ESPNNewYork.com that the […]

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