Hot Stove News: Notable Non-Tenders Including Welington Castillo

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Hot Stove News: Notable Non-Tenders Including Welington Castillo

The Major League Baseball non-tender deadline has passed with multiple notable players becoming free agents. The Mets tendered contracts to all of their arbitration eligible players and agreed to a $1.7 million figure to retain Rene Rivera. Here are a few notable new free agents around MLB: Welington Castillo, Catcher – The 29-year old hit […]

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Pedro Lopez to Become the New Las Vegas 51s’ Manager

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Pedro Lopez to Become the New Las Vegas 51s’ Manager

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, Pedro Lopez will replace Wally Backman as the manager of the Las Vegas 51s for the 2017 season. Frank Viola will stay as the 51s’ pitching coach and Jack Voigt will remain as the hitting coach for the 51s. Lopez, 47, was the Binghamton Mets manager for the past […]

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NL East News: Nationals Acquire Catcher Derek Norris

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
NL East News: Nationals Acquire Catcher Derek Norris

The Washington Nationals announced that they have traded right-handed pitching prospect Pedro Avila to the San Diego Padres for catcher Derek Norris. Norris, 27, hit just .186/.255/.328 with 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 2016 for the Padres. Norris is a career .223/.309/.380 hitter and fills the Nationals hole at catcher with […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Will Play in WBC for Venezuela

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Will Play in WBC for Venezuela

New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is going to play in the upcoming World Baseball Classic for Team Venezuela according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.  Cabrera, 31, played for Venezuela back in the 2013 WBC when they went a disappointing 1-2 and were eliminated in the first round of pool play. Team Venezuela is under […]

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NL East News: Braves Still Interested In Archer, Sale

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
NL East News: Braves Still Interested In Archer, Sale

Even after adding Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey, and Jaime Garcia to a starting rotation that already included Julio Teheran, the Atlanta Braves are still trying to make their biggest acquisition of all. According to Jerry Crasnick on Twitter, the Braves are still interested in adding aces Chris Archer and/or Chris Sale. They prefer to add Sale, […]

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Mets Settle With Rene Rivera at $1.75 Million

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Settle With Rene Rivera at $1.75 Million

The New York Mets have settled with arbitration eligible catcher Rene Rivera for $1.75 million according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. He was projected to receive $2.2 million by MLB Trade Rumors. Rivera, 33, ended up being an integral part of the Mets 2016 run to the playoffs. As Noah Syndergaard‘s personal catcher, Rivera […]

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DeGrom To Throw Soon; Recovery Progressing Well

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
DeGrom To Throw Soon; Recovery Progressing Well

Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom‘s recovery from ulnar nerve reposition surgery in his pitching elbow is progressing well, and the plan is to start throwing soon, the all-star pitcher said Friday. DeGrom, 28, pitched to a 7-8 record, with a 3.04 ERA and 8.7 K/9 in 24 games started before going under the knife this past […]

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White Sox Likely To Deal Adam Eaton

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
White Sox Likely To Deal Adam Eaton

According to Jon Morosi on Twitter, the White Sox could be dealing center fielder Adam Eaton during the Winter Meetings. The tweet was in the context that he was more likely to be dealt than 1B/DH Jose Abreu, however both have been said to be on the trade block. Eaton, 27, has been a very […]

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Mets Would Like to Add Two Lefty Relievers

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Mets Would Like to Add Two Lefty Relievers

The New York Mets biggest need left this offseason is improving the bullpen and according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, they intend to add at least two left-handed relievers. One of those lefties could be simply re-signing Jerry Blevins who pitched for the Mets the past two seasons. Blevins had a 2.49 ERA, […]

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A Blockbuster Trade That Could Help the Mets

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
A Blockbuster Trade That Could Help the Mets

It is officially trade season, the Winter Meetings begin this Sunday, December 4 and with a new collective bargaining agreement in hand, business is about to pick up on the hot stove. Now that Yoenis Cespedes is back in a Metropolitans uniform, General Manager, Sandy Alderson will begin to shape his roster and ready his […]

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