Tag: 2012

Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

There are two general managers in today’s game that pioneered the incorporation of the moneyball concept into the Major Leagues. One of them was a former marine who was the first to adopt into the then little known Bill Jame’s philosophy of advanced statistics, while the other was a one-time elite outfield prospect whose hobbies […]

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Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

Within minutes after I wrote this post this morning, Ken Rosenthal quoted Curtis Granderson who said his morning in an interview, that his number one goal this offseason was to sign with a winning team. That’s not something you often hear from a free agent, but would he be willing to accept a lesser contract to […]

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Mets Reach Out To Free Agent SS Rafael Furcal

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Reach Out To Free Agent SS Rafael Furcal

According to Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, the Mets have contacted free agent shortstop Rafael Furcal. Furcal, 36, missed the entire 2013 season with St. Louis after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. The former National League Rookie of the Year in 2000, signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Cardinals before the 2012 season. The […]

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Noah Syndergaard for Jose Bautista?

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard for Jose Bautista?

The Mets have multiple needs if they have any hope of being a contender in 2014 as we all know, but certainly at the top of that list is the acquisition of a legitimate power hitter to hit behind David Wright. While I certainly have no inside information on the subject, let’s just suppose that […]

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Why Is Nobody Watching The World Series?

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Why Is Nobody Watching The World Series?

The obstruction call that ended in in a 5-4 victory for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night Maury Brown of Forbes.com said the broadcast drew 12.5 million viewers on FOX, up 19 percent over Game 3 in 2012 and ranking as the most-watched World Series Game 3 […]

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Giants Ink Lincecum To A Two-Year, $35 Million Deal

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
Giants Ink Lincecum To A Two-Year, $35 Million Deal

What a difference three days makes… The Giants and right-hander Tim Lincecum agreed to a two-year, $35 million deal Tuesday, pending a physical. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was days away from becoming a free agent for the first time, but the Giants were able to get a deal done before that could […]

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Mets Will Have Big Roster Decision To Make With Unheralded Darin Gorski

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Have Big Roster Decision To Make With Unheralded Darin Gorski

As the Mets scramble to trim their 40-man roster to make room for players who finished the year on the disabled list or for prospects who could be lost to the Rule 5 draft, I keep contemplating the fate of Darin Gorski. Gorski, a Met left-handed pitcher in Binghamton went unprotected early in the spring and passed unclaimed […]

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2013 Season Review: Ike Davis, 1B

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Ike Davis, 1B

IKE DAVIS, 1B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS After missing most of the 2011 season with an ankle injury, Davis struggled for much of the first half but avoided a trip to the minor leagues with the promise of the 19 homers he slugged in his 2010 rookie season when he finished seventh in the Rookie of the […]

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No Multi-Year Deals Expected For Current Mets Players

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
No Multi-Year Deals Expected For Current Mets Players

A source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, “Do not expect any comparable multi-year deals this offseason for players under the Mets’ control.” By comparable, it’s a reference to the 5-year deal Jon Niese signed with the Mets before the 2012 season. Rubin indicates that the best candidates for such a deal would be arbitration […]

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How Has Dave Hudgens Impacted The Mets’ Hitting Results?

An article by posted on October 14, 2013 0 Comments
How Has Dave Hudgens Impacted The Mets’ Hitting Results?

Hodges14 asks… Exactly what does a hitting coach get judged by? How do you measure whether or not he’s doing an effective job? I would think it’s things like improving the team’s overall batting average and reducing strikeouts, so why is Dave Hudgens coming back? There’s a better case to be made for firing Hudgens […]

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