Kelly Johnson Wants To Stay, But Infield Depth Makes It Difficult

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Kelly Johnson Wants To Stay, But Infield Depth Makes It Difficult

Per Adam Rubin on Twitter, utility man Kelly Johnson would like to stay in New York. However, as Rubin points out, the Mets glut of backup infielders will prove a big obstacle for him. Johnson, 34, has been a very important cog in the Mets offense over the past two seasons. He is a reason […]

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NL East Report: Nationals Are Pursuing McCutchen, Sale, Melancon

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NL East Report: Nationals Are Pursuing McCutchen, Sale, Melancon

There is a lot of chatter about the Mets going into the Winter Meetings, but if you zoom out a bit, there has been more chatter about the National League East than any other division. The Mets are on track to be healthy going into 2017, and if they are, they will be in a […]

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Wilmer Flores Cleared to Hit, Could Play Winter Ball

An article by posted on December 4, 2016 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Cleared to Hit, Could Play Winter Ball

New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has been cleared to start hitting less than two months after having surgery on the hamate bone in his right hand. Flores, 25, could play in the Venezuelan Winter League for the Bravos de Margarita by mid-December. Flores is currently in Venezuela training in hopes of getting back on […]

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Talkin’ Mets: Winter Meetings Preview and New CBA

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Talkin’ Mets: Winter Meetings Preview and New CBA

Tonight I discuss all the details of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and its impact on the league with Maury Brown of Forbes. Tim Donner of Metsmerized Online joins me to preview the Winter Meetings. We react to the signing of Yoenis Cespedes and look towards how Sandy Alderson can round out the roster. Should […]

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Alderson: Unlikely They Trade Two Outfielders, Against Two Year Deals For Relievers

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Alderson: Unlikely They Trade Two Outfielders, Against Two Year Deals For Relievers

Here is what Sandy Alderson had to say tonight at the Winter Meetings. Sandy Alderson reiterated that the Mets would not pursue a higher-end bullpen option such as Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen or Mark Melancon. “I don’t think we’re looking at that top end.” He also explained why giving out a two-year deal to a […]

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Trade Jay Bruce, Not Curtis Granderson

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Trade Jay Bruce, Not Curtis Granderson

With Yoenis Cespedes back in the fold, the Mets have to do what they probably would have had to do even if Cespedes signed elsewhere in free agency. The Mets are going to have to trade an outfielder. Because Michael Conforto still has a ton of potential, and because of how cheap he is, the […]

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Mets Front Office and Ownership Deserve Some Praise

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Mets Front Office and Ownership Deserve Some Praise

When the New York Mets entered the offseason after a disappointing Wild Card Game loss to the San Francisco Giants, fans and media alike pondered what type of moves and money the Mets’ front office would make and spend this winter. After all, the team has held a stigma of being “cheap” over the last […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Tron, Thor and A Whole Lot More

An article by posted on December 4, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Tron, Thor and A Whole Lot More

I couldn’t believe Carlos Beltran got that one year deal for $16 million from the Houston Astros on Saturday. But the more I thought about it, there’s no denying that at age 39 the artist formerly known as Tron continues to produce at a high level. I took a look at what Beltran’s done since […]

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Sifting Through All The Bruce and Granderson Noise

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Sifting Through All The Bruce and Granderson Noise

Greetings, it’s me Captain Howdy, coming to you from the bowels of the Mets blogosphere where nothing is ever as it seems and every beat writer’s sources contradict each other at every turn. But that’s the fun part for me, trying to decipher the logical from the utterly improbable and staying ahead of the game. […]

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Astros Sign Carlos Beltran For One Year, $16M

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Astros Sign Carlos Beltran For One Year, $16M

Ken Rosenthal reports on Twitter that former Met Carlos Beltran has signed a one year contract with the Houston Astros worth $16 million. The deal includes a full no-trade clause. Beltran, 39, made his 9th All Star team in 2016 playing for the Yankees and Rangers. He hit .295/.337/.513 with 29 home runs and 93 RBIs. […]

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