Tag: Adam Rubin

Mets and Daniel Murphy Avoid Arbitration, Agree On $5.7 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets and Daniel Murphy Avoid Arbitration, Agree On $5.7 Million Deal

Adam Rubin reported today that Daniel Murphy and the Mets have settled on a one-year deal for 2014 at $5.7 million and will avoid arbitration. Murphy also will have the opportunity to earn a $50,000 bonus with 500 plate appearances. Murphy earned $2.925 million last season and has one more arbitration year before becoming eligible for free […]

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Dice-K Still Remains In The Mix For The Mets

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Dice-K Still Remains In The Mix For The Mets

While there was no truth to last evening’s report that the Mets had reached an agreement with Daisuke Matsuzaka on a minor league deal – a report that was refuted by the Mets – Andy Martino of the Daily News writes that the Japanese righty still remains in the mix for the Amazins. “The Mets […]

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Mets Expect Ike Davis To Be In Camp With Team This Spring

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 2 Comments
Mets Expect Ike Davis To Be In Camp With Team This Spring

Adam Rubin reports that Mets insiders now expect Ike Davis will be in spring training with the team while cautioning they are willing to reengage the Pittsburgh Pirates or Milwaukee Brewers or any other club in search of a first baseman in trade talks in the six weeks before pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 15. Sources add that Davis genuinely does […]

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Mets Should Forego Free Agent Relievers And Give Young Arms A Shot

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Forego Free Agent Relievers And Give Young Arms A Shot

The Mets may consider converting minor-league righthanded starter Cory Mazzoni into a relief pitcher in Spring Training, a switch suggested by our own Binghamton Mets beat writer John Bernhardt since September. Adam Rubin posted the news on Twitter and said that Mazzoni would get a chance to make the Opening Day roster. Mazzoni, 24, was plagued by […]

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Mets Will Likely Keep Murphy Unless They Are Overwhelmed

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Likely Keep Murphy Unless They Are Overwhelmed

In a quick update to this post from yesterday, a team that likes Daniel Murphy and checked in on him told ESPN New York that the Mets’ asking price was “substantial.” That led the source to speculate that the Mets ultimately may hold onto the second baseman. “The team that approached the Mets, by the way, had no […]

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Alderson Clarifies Earlier Statement On $85 Million Payroll

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Clarifies Earlier Statement On $85 Million Payroll

Sandy Alderson clarified his comments during his briefing tonight when he told reporters that he is now working with an $85 million payroll figure. What he meant to say was that payroll would not be lower than $85 million which was $2 million less than his original $87 million base. I wish he would stop talking […]

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When Did Dumpster Diving Become Inspired Genius?

An article by posted on December 1, 2013 0 Comments
When Did Dumpster Diving Become Inspired Genius?

I had an interesting conversation with a someone whose profile tabbed him as a baseball expert. The guy was also a die-hard Met fan. I found him to be representative of most of the Met fans I know from Mets Twitter. I thought I’d kill some time late last night and chatted with many of […]

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Should Suspended Players Be Rewarded With Big Money Contracts?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Should Suspended Players Be Rewarded With Big Money Contracts?

There was an interesting post today by Adam Rubin, where he writes that free-agent reliever David Aardsma shared his displeasure with players that cheat the game, come back from suspension, and are rewarded with huge contracts. He doesn’t name any player by name, but most recently Jhonny Peralta signed with the Cardinals for 4 years, $52 million […]

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ESPN: Nelson Cruz Salary Demands Exceed Mets Appetite

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN: Nelson Cruz Salary Demands Exceed Mets Appetite

According to earlier reports, the Mets had some interest in free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York immediately downplayed the Mets interest writing that they were not nearly as interested in Cruz as some reports have indicated. Today, Jerry Crasnick reports that Cruz’ salary demands have now exceeded the Mets’ appetite, according to a source. This […]

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Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

The Rockies agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, last night. The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal. Sandy Alderson weighed in on […]

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