Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

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Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

Speaking with reporters at the Winter Meetings, Sandy Alderson shifted gears again and now says it’s more likely the Mets acquire a shortstop upgrade via free agency, rather than the original plan which was to execute a trade using the Mets’ pitching depth. This certainly changes a lot for the team, who had several high end, […]

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Mets Interested In Japanese SS Takashi Toritani

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Mets Interested In Japanese SS Takashi Toritani

Mets manager Terry Collins said today that the Mets are interested in Japanese SS Takashi Toritani. Toritani, 33, has played the past 11 seasons for the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball. In that time, he has hit at a .285/.372/.412 clip, and has appeared in 1,444 consecutive games, and thus being known as “The […]

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Shortstop Update: Alexei Ramirez, Starlin Castro, Xander Bogaerts Off The Market

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Shortstop Update: Alexei Ramirez, Starlin Castro, Xander Bogaerts Off The Market

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times confirms what many already suspected that the White Sox are not trading shortstop Alexei Ramirez. White Sox GM Rick Hahn was never very motivated in trading Ramirez unless a team was willing to overpay.  “It’s certainly not something we’re pursuing on our end.” Yesterday, the Cubs informed the […]

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Time For Terry Collins To Put Up Or Shutup

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Time For Terry Collins To Put Up Or Shutup

So here we are enjoying a somewhat interesting, compelling, and exciting Winter Meetings… We’re all having fun reading and deciphering what seems to be a non-stop stream of Mets news, rumors, and quotes. Then along comes Terry Collins, who decides he’s flying to San Diego to hold a press conference about nothing, who completely douses […]

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When Will Nimmo Make His MLB Debut?

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When Will Nimmo Make His MLB Debut?

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America had a glowing assessment when a reader asked him the following: When do you think Brandon Nimmo will make his MLB debut? Do you see him as a top of the order hitter? Nimmo was one of the best players in the Florida State League during the first half of […]

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Collins Says Flores Doesn’t Have Shortstop Job Yet, Expects Big Season From Tejada

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Collins Says Flores Doesn’t Have Shortstop Job Yet, Expects Big Season From Tejada

Talking to reporters at the Winter Meetings in San Diego on Monday, manager Terry Collins said that Ruben Tejada will be a candidate for the starting shortstop job if the team doesn’t get a new one and it’s just a choice between him and Wilmer Flores. “As I sit here today, I’m not going to […]

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Latest On Mets and Rangers, Syndergaard, Profar

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Latest On Mets and Rangers, Syndergaard, Profar

Though nothing seems imminent for now, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation has reported that the New York Mets and Texas Rangers are engaged in trade discussions and could possibly come to terms on something before the end of the Winter Meetings on Thursday. Cotillo also noted that while no specific players are being discussed at […]

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Winter Meetings: Top Mets Headlines For Day One

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Winter Meetings: Top Mets Headlines For Day One

With day one of the Winter Meetings already in the books, here is a recap of yesterday’s Mets headlines: Mets and Rangers are Discussing Possible Trade Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported that the Mets and Rangers are in trade discussions and could have something done before the end of the Winter Meetings. While there […]

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White Sox To Sign David Robertson; Close to Acquiring Jeff Samardzija

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White Sox To Sign David Robertson; Close to Acquiring Jeff Samardzija

The White Sox have signed closing pitcher David Robertson to a four year deal worth $46 million, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today via Twitter. Just two days ago, Daily News columnist John Harper, said in an article that the Mets should do something “eye-popping” and sign Robertson, but that won’t be happening now as […]

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Giants Checked In On Daniel Murphy, But Mets Inclined To Keep Him

An article by posted on December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Giants Checked In On Daniel Murphy, But Mets Inclined To Keep Him

December 8 Unless the Mets acquire an offensive minded shortstop this offseason, the Mets do not intend to shop or trade second baseman Daniel Murphy, according to Adam Rubin. Considering that the Mets will have to deal at least one of their top three young pitchers to acquire a shortstop of that caliber, it’s very […]

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