When yesterday’s midnight deadline finally came and went, the Mets decided to stand pat and did not offer arbitration to any of their six remaining free agents. Carlos Delgado and Fernando Tatis, both Type B free agents, are not totally out of the picture yet, and the Mets could still opt to bring both of them back. As much as I like both of them, I just think it’s time to move on and change [...]
The following players were not offered arbitration today and are free to sign with any team. In the case of the Mets, their first round pick was protected anyway, and they lose nothing by signing a Type B free agent. Of the players that are now coming across the sports news wire, these four players could be useful for the Mets. Rich Harden – Cubs: I’ve been a fan of Harden ever since he broke [...]
According to several reports, Brian Schneider has just signed a two-year deal worth $3 million dollars with the Philadelphia Phillies. The former Mets catcher became a free agent and the Mets had no plans to offer him arbitration. Schneider, 33, hit .218 in 59 games last season, and .244 in 169 games overall as a Met. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro said in a statement. “We feel Brian is ideal for our ballclub. He has played in [...]
Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports gives us something to think about on a slow news day on this lazy Sunday. He lists the top 20 free agent pitchers after John Lackey. It’s kind of an unspectacular list of choices the Mets may soon face if they fail to land Lackey. I’m not so sure that I would have Pettitte number one, but I guess it just shows how slim the pickings really are after Lackey. [...]
According to Bruce Levine of ESPN the Chicago White Sox have signed outfielder Andruw Jones to a one year contract worth $500K with incentives that could bring the value up to $1.5 million dollars. Levine writes that the move was done to soften the blow of losing Scott Podsednik to free agency, but that they currently don’t view Jones as a starting outfielder. The 32-year-old Jones hit .214 last season in 281 at-bats for the Texas Rangers [...]
Via MLBTR, I came across this article on Fox Sports by Jon Paul Morosi who surmises that free agent outfielder Matt Holliday is on his way back to the American League. He specifically cites the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox as the three finalists for Holliday’s services. Only a handful of teams have the resources and desire to sign Matt Holliday. In that sense, the market for the left fielder’s [...]
Some sad and alarming news to report this morning out of Venezuela. According to the Associated Press, the mother of former Mets pitcher, Victor Zambrano, was kidnapped from the pitcher’s property late last night. Details of the incident are still very sketchy. Over the past few years, Venezuela has been the target of kidnappers, who look to extort money from the many sports stars that live there, by taking their loved ones hostage. Back in [...]
According to an Associated Press report, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is facing misdemeanor marijuana charges following a traffic stop in his home state. Washington State Patrol spokesman Steve Schatzel said Thursday that the 2008 Cy Young Award winner and former University of Washington star was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 5 in the town of Hazel Dell, about four miles north of the Oregon border, on Oct. 30. An officer approached Lincecum’s [...]
2009 has been a year to forget for, former-Met, Livan Hernandez from a personal standpoint. I had reported back in August that Hernandez was being sued over damage done to a rental car. Unfortunately, now the pitcher’s troubles have hit closer to home…literally. Robert Snell at the Detroit News, who also broke the two IRS cases against Ron Darling and Darryl Strawberry, is now reporting that the former Mets pitcher is in danger of having [...]
Over the past two decades or so, the Internet has revolutionized the way people live their lives. People are able to reconnect with those old high school buddies from thirty years ago, while browsing their favorite stores all from the palm of their hand simultaneously. More specifically, the Internet has changed the fan’s experience with the world of baseball. In the past, fans had to rely on sporadic television and radio coverage about their team [...]
The Mets 2009 season is coming to a close with less than 15 games left to play. MMO has decided to take a look around the majors for the Mets possible opportunities during the offseason. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at each individual position including the rotation, bullpen, and other Mets related needs. Its no secret that first base has been mostly a power position. Not only at the plate but also on defense, as first [...]
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