Yankees Sign Aroldis Chapman For 5 Years, $86M

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Yankees Sign Aroldis Chapman For 5 Years, $86M

According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the New York Yankees have signed free agent closer Aroldis Chapman to a 5 year, $86 million deal. This makes Chapman, 28, the highest paid closer in history with an average annual salary of $17.2 million. The previous record was set just a few days ago by Mark Melancon […]

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Alderson Expects Decreased Payroll By Opening Day

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Alderson Expects Decreased Payroll By Opening Day

According to ESPN‘s Adam Rubin, Sandy Alderson “all but acknowledged” that the Opening Day payroll will be lower than it is at this point in the offseason. Currently, the payroll is estimated to be around $150 million. Once the Mets trade Jay Bruce ($13M) or Curtis Granderson ($15M), that payroll will shrink by an amount […]

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Nationals Acquire White Sox Outfielder Adam Eaton

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Nationals Acquire White Sox Outfielder Adam Eaton

Per Jon Heyman on Twitter, the Nationals have acquired the services of Adam Eaton. The White Sox will get Lucas Giolito and minor leaguers Dane Dunning and Reynaldo Lopez according to Dan Hayes. This deal sends the Nationals’ #1, #3 and #6 prospects to Chicago. Original Post — 4:45 The Washington Nationals are close to […]

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Zack Wheeler Open To Pitching Out Of Bullpen

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Zack Wheeler Open To Pitching Out Of Bullpen

Helping out at the Mets annual coat drive today, reporters caught up with Mets RHP Zack Wheeler. He was asked about pitching in the bullpen, and he told MLB.com‘s Joe Trezza, “I’ve started my whole life, so obviously I’d like to do that. But I know they’re looking out for me.” One of the reasons […]

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Talkin’ Mets: Live Winter Meetings Call-In Show on Thursday

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Talkin’ Mets: Live Winter Meetings Call-In Show on Thursday

On Thursday December 8th between 9-10pm, I will be doing our first Talkin’ Mets Live Podcast. I will recap the Mets week at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, MD and hear what is on your mind. The show is unfiltered, unscripted and no comments are unwelcome. Call-in Number is 646-716-8187 You will be able […]

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Colorado Rockies Sign Outfielder Ian Desmond

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Colorado Rockies Sign Outfielder Ian Desmond

According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter first, the Rockies have acquired outfielder Ian Desmond. According to Rosenthal, he will be playing some first base for them as well. The deal is for five years according to Joel Sherman, and according to Jon Heyman it is worth $70 million. Plus, according to Jim Bowden, there is an […]

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Collins: Curtis Granderson is the Mets Center Fielder

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Collins: Curtis Granderson is the Mets Center Fielder

During the Winter Meetings on Tuesday, Mets manager Terry Collins met with the media to discuss the current state of his team. One of the subjects broached was about the outfield and its log-jam of starters. Collins believes if the outfield were to stay the same as it is today, entering spring training, Curtis Granderson […]

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Collins May Not Retire After 2017 Season

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Collins May Not Retire After 2017 Season

In a interview with Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, New York Mets manager Terry Collins reiterated that the reports of him possibly retiring after the 2017 season were premature. Here is what Collins told Ackert, ”There’s all of us standing here today, who knows if we’re all going to be here next year? […]

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Cubs To Acquire Wade Davis, Royals Wanted Top Prospect Amed Rosario From Mets

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Cubs To Acquire Wade Davis, Royals Wanted Top Prospect Amed Rosario From Mets

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today on Twitter, the Cubs and Royals are in agreement on a deal that will send Wade Davis to Chicago and OF Jorge Soler to Kansas City. The deal is pending physicals and will be announced in the morning. Soler, 25 on Opening Day, has hit to a .258/.328/.434 clip in […]

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Winter Meetings Day 2: Bruce Still A Tough Sell, Granderson ‘Not Available’

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Winter Meetings Day 2: Bruce Still A Tough Sell, Granderson ‘Not Available’

According to Jon Heyman on Twitter, the Mets have deemed outfielder Curtis Granderson “not available.” The Mets have been clear from the beginning regarding their intentions to trade Jay Bruce, and while he is easily a 30-home run guy, teams are far more interested in Granderson. It seems Sandy Alderson has become fed up with […]

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