MLB News & Notes

Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

In the three seasons since Sandy took over, we have seen a continuous theme of signing veteran players to minor league deals for the soul purpose of acting as a stopgap while the club’s younger internal options develop. More often than not, these acquisitions have favored the veterans, resulting in the prospects starting the season […]

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Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

With Curtis Granderson and Chris Young entering the mix, a logjam has emerged in the Mets 2014 outfield plans as several talented players will now look to fill a limited number of starting positions. Responding to a question posed by Steve Keane of Kranepool Society at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson shed […]

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Home Plate Collisions, May Be A Thing Of The Past

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments

The NY Daily News reports that MLB plans to outlaw home plate collisions by 2015 because of a growing concern of concussions. The move will first be voted on by the owners and then will need to be approved by the Players Association. The Daily News reports that Sandy Alderson, who is also the chairman of […]

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MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

Joe Torre hoped it would happen, but he never dared think it would. The former New York Mets player and manager, who later carved his legacy as four-time World Series manager of the Yankees, was selected to the Hall of Fame today by the veteran’s committee. The announcement was made at the Walt Disney Swan resort […]

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Puma: Mets Contemplating Adding Assistant Hitting Coach

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Puma: Mets Contemplating Adding Assistant Hitting Coach

The Mets are “kicking around” the idea of adding an assistant hitting coach, saying Mike Puma of the New York Post via Twitter. Puma indicates however that nothing is imminent. The Mets have “kicked around” the idea of adding an assistant hitting coach, according to a source, but nothing is imminent. — Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) November […]

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Granderson Is Considering Accepting Yankees Qualifying Offer

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Is Considering Accepting Yankees Qualifying Offer

In a surprising announcement, free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson said in a radio interview Tuesday that he is considering accepting the Yankees’ qualifying offer of $14.1 million for one year, echoing what his agent said last week. “Well, it’s definitely something you’ve got to think about and I appreciate the Yankees extending that offer to me,” […]

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2013 Silver Slugger Award Winners

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Silver Slugger Award Winners

MLB announced the 2013 Silver Slugger Award winners on Wednesday night. Here they are with multiple career winners in parentheses. AMERICAN LEAGUE C – Joe Mauer, Twins (5) 1B – Chris Davis, Orioles (1) 2B – Robinson Cano, Yankees (5) SS – J.J. Hardy, Orioles (1) 3B – Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (5) OF – Mike […]

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MLB Announces Finalists For Cy Young, MVP, Rookie of the Year Awards

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Announces Finalists For Cy Young, MVP, Rookie of the Year Awards

The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) just announced the top three finalists for American League and National League Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Most Valuable Player awards. National League Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez, SP, Marlins Shelby Miller, SP, Cardinals Yasiel Puig, OF, Dodgers American League Rookie of the […]

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Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post that forfeiting their second round pick will not keep them from signing a free agent who was extended a qualifying offer. Earlier this evening, Puma reported that the Mets front office deliberated over the draft pick compensation issue. The deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers came and […]

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Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

The Phillies are targeting big-time free-agent outfielders and baseball people expect them to be in the mix for Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and possibly Curtis Granderson according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Phillies have a team built around superior starting pitching and veteran infielders, Heyman writes. But have a clear weakness in the outfield, where they got sub-par […]

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