Harden, Polanco, Olivo, Beimel Not Offered Arby; Could Help Mets

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

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 […]

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Better Value: Schneider 2 Years For $3 Million or $9.8 Million?

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

It’s all about the “value” Mets fans. Regardless of your thoughts on the Phillies getting Brian Schneider, it’s a solid move for the Phillies who can give the Mets a lesson or two about getting the most value for a player. The Phillies are reportedly paying Schneider $3 million dollars for two years or an […]

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Twitter Poll Results – Billy Wagner Reactions

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

This morning I asked the following Twitter Poll question: Are you happy with the end result of how Omar Minaya handled Billy Wagner? Red Sox get two high draft picks (1st round pick, sandwich pick) Braves get their new closer; Billy Wagner Mets get two low level prospects; Chris Carter and Eddie Lora Here are some of the responses. Unhappy […]

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Phillies Sign Brian Schneider

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

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. […]

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Mauer and Halladay Issue Their Own Deadlines On Deadline Day

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

Can you guess what the magic word is for this chilly December 1st day? To begin, Toronto starting pitcher Roy Halladay has given the Blue Jays a deadline for trading him or he will invoke his no trade clause according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Roy Halladay, the All-Star pitcher who has been the subject of much trade […]

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What To Do About John Maine?

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

This off season John Maine is a potential non-tender candidate and there has been talk that the Mets will non-tender him today, the deadline for offering your players arbitration. The Mets can still sign Maine if they do non-tender him but being non-tendered is sought of like being fired and the club telling you you’re […]

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What Bad Economy? MLB Salaries Rise To Just Under $3M

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

On Monday, an Associated Press report by Ronald Blum revealed that the average annual salary for major league baseball players rose from $2,930,000 to $2,996,000.  Although the 2.4% increase in salary represents the smallest rise in player wages since 2004, the stage has now been set for next year being the first season in which […]

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Mets Re-Sign Alex Cora Pending Physical

An article by posted on November 30, 2009 0 Comments

Rob Bradford of WEEI in Boston. is reporting that the Mets are awaiting the results of a physical before officially announcing that they have signed infielder Alex Cora to a one year deal for $2 million dollars. The deal also includes a vesting option that could guarantee a second year if Cora reaches a minimum number of […]

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Should Omir Santos Start For The Mets In 2010?

An article by posted on November 30, 2009 0 Comments

Last week Topps released its All-Star Rookie team for 2009 and while there were some justified selections and some questionable ones, the player that has the most intrigue for me is the Mets’ Omir Santos. He beat out phenom Matt Wieters, who most thought would be in contention to take home the Rookie of the […]

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Is Delgado The Most Logical Choice At First Base?

An article by posted on November 29, 2009 0 Comments

Last week, Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post told me that the Mets are not looking to block the arrival of first base prospect Ike Davis because they view him as an All Star first baseman waiting in the wings. Judging by what we’ve seen and heard from several scouts and MLB executives, maybe the […]

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