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Royals Sign Juan Cruz

An article by posted on February 28, 2009

Righthanded reliever Juan Cruz was signed by the Royals on Saturday. Cruz signed a two-year contract with an option for 2011. The deal was believed to be worth $2.25 million for this year, $3.25 million for 2010 and a club option for $4 million for 2011 with a $500,000 buyout. Cruz, 30, last season had a […]

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Livan Steps Forward, Freddy Steps Backward

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

Two of the key players in the competition for the number five starter delivered performances that were on opposite sides of the spectrum. Freddy Garcia was slapped around for four runs in two-thirds of an inning. He walked three and allowed two hits before being removed from the game. Afterward, he spoke to reporters. “I’m […]

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Mets Had The Best Defensive Outfield In 2008

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

Great piece based on some nice information gathered from The Fielding Bible – Volume 2. In 2008, it wasn’t close.  The New York Mets clearly had the best defense, based on Defensive Runs Saved from The Fielding Bible–Volume II.  Outfielders saved 56 runs for the Mets last year.  Using the rule of thumb that the […]

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Johan Santana Bumped From Start Again

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

Johan Santana was supposed to make his spring debut today against the Cardinals, but he was bumped from that start on Wednesday because of a little soreness and tightness in his elbow. The plan was that we would be shipped until his next scheduled start on Tuesday, but now several sources have confirmed that he will not […]

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Francesa Rips Wright and Church After They Snub Him

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

I’ve spent the last two hours listening to Mike Francesa who is broadcasting live from Tradition Field at Mets Spring Training Camp. Ryan Church and David Wright have struck a big blow today against WFAN’s Mike Francesa. The two of them decided against appearing as guests on Francesa’s show because of comments Francesa has made against […]

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Mets Sign Veteran Reliever Ron Villone

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

Adam Rubin of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have signed lefthander Ron Villone to a minor league contract. Add another lefthander to the Mets’ mix in camp. Ron Villone has signed a minor-league contract. Villone, 39, went 1-2 with one save and a 4.68 ERA in 74 games with the Cardinals last […]

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Big Pelf Impresses In Spring Debut

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

This off season was speckled with some speculation that Mike Pelfrey might be a candidate for burnout or injury due to being overused too soon at such a young age, a condition known better as “The Verducci Effect”. I don’t really subscribe to that theory, and that’s all it really is, because it relies too […]

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Tim Redding Bullpen Session Scratched

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

Mets pitcher, Tim Redding has been on the shelf with what’s being called a minor sore shoulder. Redding was considered a solid contender for the number five spot in the rotation, but has yet to appear in any game action. He had been scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday, but pitching coach Dan Warthen scrapped that plan […]

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What Do Manny Ramirez and Newsday Have In Common?

An article by posted on February 27, 2009

Unfortunately, both Manny Ramirez and Newsday seem to be misreading the current economic climate. At a time when both should be accepting the fate of their lower earning power, they instead have unrealistic expectations of their current realtime value within their markets. Manny Ramirez rejected the Dodgers’ third, and most likely last offer to the star slugger. […]

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Another Bad Omen For CitiField?

An article by posted on February 27, 2009
Another Bad Omen For CitiField?

This morning at CNNMoney.com, there was a featured story on CitiGroup and the bailout. Take note of the ads that were running on the webpage… I don’t think this whole CitiField naming rights fiasco is going away anytime soon… Hat tip to Deadspin…

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