Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From Athletics

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Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From Athletics

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Nationals have acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics. This is the second time Escobar has been traded in the past several days. On Saturday, the 32 year old shortstop was traded from the Rays to Oakland in exchange for catcher John Jaso and two prospects. […]

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Braves Deal Evan Gattis to the Astros

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Braves Deal Evan Gattis to the Astros

The Houston Astros have acquired catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gattis swatted 22 home runs despite playing only 93 games last season, and can absolutely mash. In his career against the Mets, Gattis batted .236 with 3 homers and 6 RBI in 21 games. In […]

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Is Lagares the Best Defensive Center Fielder Ever?

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Is Lagares the Best Defensive Center Fielder Ever?

David Schoenfield of ESPN picked the Mets’ Juan Lagares as the center fielder for his All Underrated Team heading into the 2015 season. “Lagares has certainly received recognition as perhaps the best defensive center fielder in the majors — winning his first Gold Glove in 2014 — but because he’s not a big basher at the […]

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Mets Invite 17 Non-Roster Players To Big League Camp

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Mets Invite 17 Non-Roster Players To Big League Camp

The Mets announced that the following 17 non-roster players have been invited to big-league camp. Pitchers Buddy Carlyle Zack Thornton Cody Satterwhite Tyler Pill Matthew Bowman Jon Velasquez Chase Bradford Scott Rice Catchers Kevin Plawecki Johnny Monell Xorge Carrillo Infielders Brandon Allen Matt Reynolds Daniel Muno Gavin Cecchini Outfielders Brandon Nimmo Alex Castellanos Spring Training […]

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Don’t Count Out Rafael Montero

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Don’t Count Out Rafael Montero

I remember the game because it was on my birthday, September 27. A meaningless game but as the season was almost over I felt the need to absorb what precious little baseball was left. I wanted to watch Rafael Montero’s outing because I’d noticed a change in him over his previous few starts. He was […]

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Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

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Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

I was asked to calculate the Mets current payroll after some questions arose from the $85 million that was cited in yesterday’s article from The Guardian. Based on my calculations I come up with $91 million not counting Gee. Here’s the math: Guaranteed Contracts ($67.65M) David Wright $20.0M Curtis Granderson $16.0M Bartolo Colon $11.0M Michael […]

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Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

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Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post caught up with David Wright who is swinging a bat again pain free and insists he is right where he needs to be for 2015, a season in which he expects to be playing in October. “I fully expect us to be in the playoffs,” the 32-year-old Wright said. […]

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Writer Rips Mets Ownership, Calls Them An Embarrassment

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Writer Rips Mets Ownership, Calls Them An Embarrassment

Jonathan Bernhardt of The Guardian ripped into Mets ownership but good in a scathing article that calls the team out on a few central issues. He contends that going with Wilmer Flores as the everyday shortstop is an embarrassment that underscores the financial depravity of the New York Mets. He accuses the front office of […]

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Murphy, Duda, Mejia, Gee, Tejada File For Arbitration

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Murphy, Duda, Mejia, Gee, Tejada File For Arbitration

As expected, Jenrry Mejia, Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada were among the 172 players who filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday. MLB teams now have until Friday to submit their bids for each player, although keep in mind both sides can still negotiate before their arbitration hearings and agree to a deal. […]

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Mike Piazza Thanks Fans and Supporters

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Mike Piazza Thanks Fans and Supporters

Former NY Mets catcher, Mike Piazza, took to Facebook to thank his fans for all their support after not being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mike posted the following on his Facebook: “Hey Everyone! I truly hope all your holidays were awesome and that everyone was safe and sound. It was a little […]

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