Newsflash: The Mets Spend Money

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

So riddle me this, Batman: how does the third highest payroll in the National League translate to “The Mets don’t spend any money?” Fanbases from all over are a reactionary bunch.  I think it’s more pronounced in New York City, however, where high payrolls are the norm and superstars come in to sell jerseys and […]

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The Patient Approach…

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Sandy Alderson, like myself has been patient this offseason. We both have picked our moments and found out where exactly to approach. After a few weeks of watching the market unfold and getting a feel for this front office, I only have one conclusion. Thank You. The days of trading for players without understanding the […]

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Red Sox Sign Carl Crawford To 7-Year, $142 Million Deal

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Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe was the first to report that the Red Sox have signed free agent Carl Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million dollar mega deal. It has since been confirmed by Jon Heymand and Ken Rosenthal. Crawford must pass his physical, but the deal is as good as done. No doubt, Jayson […]

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The Seven Year Pitch

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

Jayson Werth just signed a seven-year deal with the Washington Nationals.  Cliff Lee is looking for a seven-year deal as well.  Players have always been attracted to the almighty dollar at free agent time, but now more than ever, the length of the contract is becoming as important, if not more important, than the number […]

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Boof, There It Is…

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Boof, There It Is…

According to Newsday’s Ken Davidoff via Twitter, the Mets signed pitcher Boof Bonser to a minor league contract. The 29-year-old right-hander pitched  25 innings between the A’s and Red Sox last season and posted a 6.12 ERA. The A’s outrighted Bonser who refused the assignment, and elected to become a free agent Bonser missed the entire 2009 season rehabbing from shoulder surgery […]

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About This Beltran Stuff…

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There are a myriad of issues surrounding Carlos Beltran that make him logically impossible to deal, but there reports out of Boston the Mets and Red Sox are talking. Undoubtedly, it is Boston’s cobra-mongoose struggle with the Yankees that has the Red Sox thinking about adding Beltran. The Red Sox have a hole in the […]

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Ronny Paulino Is Thole’s Ideal Statistical Partner

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Ronny Paulino Is Thole’s Ideal Statistical Partner

  The Mets have agreed to sign Ronny Paulino to a one-year deal worth $1.3MM plus incentives, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. The deal is pending a physical which should take place in New York either today or Thursday. Mark Simon of ESPN, did some number crunching this morning and has some glowing remarks for […]

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About This Whole Wait Until 2012 Plan…

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About This Whole Wait Until 2012 Plan…

I’ve read a few takes on the Mets decision not to spend more than a few bucks to fill in some gaps on the Mets roster this offseason. It seems that half the fans are okay with the whole $5-$6 million dollar offseason spending budget, while the other half are wondering how is that going to improve […]

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Scott Boras Says Beltran Will Remain A Met In 2011

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Scott Boras, who represents Carlos Beltran, splashed some water onto the whole Beltran to the Red Sox murmurings. “I have not had any conversation with the Mets about anything relative to Carlos, other than the fact they were going to meet with him,” Boras said. “I think Carlos’ plan and our plan is that he’ll be […]

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The Dark Side Of D.J. Carrasco, Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

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The Dark Side Of D.J. Carrasco, Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Mark Simon of ESPN New York just put some scary thoughts into my head this morning. While he has some good things to say about the Mets acquisition of D.J. Carrasco, there’s one thing about him that looms ominously over his career. But there is a kryptonite that has plagued Carrasco throughout his major league […]

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