Mets Trade RHP Gonzalez Germen To Yankees For Cash

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Trade RHP Gonzalez Germen To Yankees For Cash

The Mets have traded reliever Gonzalez Germen to the New York Yankees for cash, the team announced. It’s the first trade between these two teams since 2004 when Felix Heredia was swapped for Mike Stanton. Germen, 27, had a 4.75 ERA in 25 relief appearances for the Mets in 2014 with a 1.45 WHIP in […]

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Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

John Harper of the Daily News wonders if Sandy Alderson could learn a few things from San Diego GM A.J. Preller, who took over a franchise with a similar losing history and a weak-hitting roster with depth in young pitching and transformed the team in about five minutes. “I’m thinking the majority of Mets fans […]

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Padres En Fuego This Offseason: Acquire Justin Upton

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Padres En Fuego This Offseason: Acquire Justin Upton

The typical cast of lame-duck offseason characters has morphed this offseason.  The San Diego Padres haven’t won more than 77 games over the last four seasons, but this year, they’ve decided the losing stops. The Padres have just executed a deal with the Atlanta Braves that will send outfielder Justin Upton to the west coast […]

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Reality Check: Mets Offseason Is Essentially Over

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Reality Check: Mets Offseason Is Essentially Over

The more I think about it, the more I believe there won’t be any further significant additions coming this offseason. I base this on the current lay of the land and some things that have recently come to my attention. Let’s review where we are: Trading A Starting Pitcher While it remains likely that Alderson […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Should Kevin Plawecki Be Traded?

An article by posted on December 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Should Kevin Plawecki Be Traded?

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Tourjee The Mets #1 position player prospect in MLB’s rankings, catcher Kevin Plawecki, continues to be mentioned as a possible trade chip. But should he be made available, even if the trade returns a high-end SS or prospect? It would be safe to say that most GMs prefer to […]

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David Wright Back In The Swing Of Things

An article by posted on December 18, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Back In The Swing Of Things

David Wright told ESPN New York he has “started to swing a little and the volume should increase soon.” in regards to activity at the plate.  The NY Mets captain and former All-Star third baseman struggled mightily last year due to “stretched out” ligaments in his non-throwing shoulder which ultimately affected his ability to swing […]

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Wil Myers Dealt to San Diego in Blockbuster Three-Team Trade

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Wil Myers Dealt to San Diego in Blockbuster Three-Team Trade

Jim Bowden of ESPN is reporting that the Padres, Rays and Nationals have just agreed to a massive three team trade. The trade includes eleven players with Wil Myers being the centerpiece. Myers heads to San Diego along with minor league pitchers, Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo. Myers was formerly rated as one of the […]

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Mejia Not Upset About Collins Calling Parnell Team’s Closer

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Not Upset About Collins Calling Parnell Team’s Closer

Jenrry Mejia is well aware of what Terry Collins said in San Diego when he proclaimed Bobby Parnell the Mets closer as soon as he is ready to return sometime around May. Collins matter of factly said Parnell was the Mets incumbent closer and also added that Mejia, Familia and Black would all get to […]

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Baseball America: Thor, Matz Leads Mets Top 10 Prospects

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America: Thor, Matz Leads Mets Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America released their Mets Top 10 Prospects today and they project a bright future for the Mets. All seven of the Mets’ domestic affiliates finished at .500 or better in 2014, giving New York a cumulative .568 winning percentage that led all organizations. They point out that the system has finally begun to see […]

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Alderson Explains Why He Targeted Mayberry Jr.

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Explains Why He Targeted Mayberry Jr.

At the Mets holiday party on Tuesday, general manager Sandy Alderson explained why he targeted John Mayberry Jr. for the team. With the quotes courtesy of ESPN’s Adam Rubin, here’s what he said. “We weren’t very good against left-handed pitching last year,” Alderson said. “I think we had one of the lowest OPS numbers in […]

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