Tag: Adam Rubin

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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Hits & Misses: Alderson Says No Offers On Table, Mets Wish List, Debunking Markakis

An article by posted on November 14, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Alderson Says No Offers On Table, Mets Wish List, Debunking Markakis

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reports that Sandy Alderson has not made any offers to players or teams. “We met with some clubs, we met with some agents, we laid some groundwork,” Alderson said before leaving. “We had some phone calls, because some agents didn’t attend these meetings.We made progress.” “No,” Alderson said about […]

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Teams Are Interested In Daniel Murphy As A Third Baseman

An article by posted on November 14, 2013 0 Comments
Teams Are Interested In Daniel Murphy As A Third Baseman

A quick update from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, who today wrote: “Don’t be surprised if the Mets also trade second baseman Daniel Murphy, one of their best hitters. Murphy is drawing interest from clubs that envision him at second, third or as a super-utility type, and while his departure would hurt the Mets short-term, he […]

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Mets Have Shown Interest In Hughes, But Not Entertaining Idea Of Kazmir

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Shown Interest In Hughes, But Not Entertaining Idea Of Kazmir

Here are two different pieces of news from yesterday, both involving the Mets interest in the pitching market… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are not seriously considering a reunion with former first round pick Scott Kazmir. Kazmir, who is coming off a solid season with the Indians, is looking to […]

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Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

A month after saying that acquiring a veteran backup catcher would be a top priority, Sandy Alderson downplayed the entire idea and told reporters that he would be prepared to pair Anthony Recker with Travis d’Arnaud if that’s how things work out. Adam Rubin with the quotes: “First of all, we like Anthony Recker as a backup,” Alderson […]

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Mets Announce Military Mondays, Reveal Camo Jersey

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce Military Mondays, Reveal Camo Jersey

The New York Mets today announced the franchise will salute U.S. service men and women with Military Mondays during the 2014 season at Citi Field with complimentary tickets, retail discounts and community outreach events. The Mets will celebrate the announcement of Military Mondays with Mr. and Mrs. Met marching alongside hundreds of veterans from 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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Scott Boras: “Harvey Will Have Surgery In About A Week”

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Scott Boras: “Harvey Will Have Surgery In About A Week”

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will have Tommy John surgery in about a week, his agent Scott Boras said, in a report by Marc Carig of Newsday. “Logic prevailed,” Boras said of Harvey, who began the early stages of rehab before choosing surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in his right elbow. A team official told […]

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