Yes I know Opening Day is about three months away yet I found myself daydreaming during the Curtis Granderson introductory press conference yesterday. Who/what could I be daydreaming about you may ask? Was it Jennifer Love Hewitt ? No. Was it Jessica Alba in a string bikini ? Nope . Could it be about the ’71 Dodge Demon 340 that I lusted over since I was 13 ? Nuh-uh. Then what could it be that […]
When one gets past the excitement of the Mets signing a credible free agent who actually becomes part of this regime’s long term plan, there is this sobering reason for pause. Well, actually there’s 195 of them. As in, 195 strikeouts, which is how many times Granderson struck out in 2012, his last full season. A career 162 game seasonal average of 159 K’s is not exactly Sabermetrics by the numbers. Yes, to be fair, […]
Mets Are Not In On Arroyo, Twins Closing In It didn’t take long for Jon Heyman and Marc Caring to confirm our report when we tweeted the following: Latest little nugget from Winter Meetings: "Mets interest in Bronson Arroyo is there but also very overstated." — Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) December 10, 2013 The Mets have said they are interested, they also said yesterday that they are not looking to sign any pitcher to multiple […]
Nats Get Doug Fister From Tigers The Washington Nationals have acquired starting pitcher Doug Fister in a trade with the Detroit Tigers for infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-hander Ian Krol and minor league lefty Robbie Ray. Fister, 29, went 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA in 33 games last year in his third season with the Tigers. Fister was tied for the American League lead in getting batters to ground into double plays. He allowed 0.6 home […]
The Mets announced they have non-tendered Omar Quintanilla, Jordany Valdespin, Justin Turner, Jeremy Hefner, and Scott Atchison. Interesting purge by the Mets on non-tender day… The 40 man roster is now at 35 players. Original Post Today is the non-tender deadline and all teams have until 11:59 tonight to decide which arbitration eligible players they will or will not offer contracts to. For the Mets, they have ten decisions to make, but the way I see it only two […]
Adam Rubin now reports that the Mets are not super high on Arroyo, and a meeting may never take place, according to a team official. On Saturday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told MMO that Arroyo would be willing to meet with the Mets, but that “no such date or plans for a meeting had ever been set with the Mets” despite earlier reports to the contrary. “There’s no truth to it.” After […]
Update 11/23 at 9:45 PM Free agent reliever Joe Smith just signed with the Los Angeles Angels on a 3-year deal worth a little more than $15 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Read my thoughts on Joe Smith from an earlier post below… Original Post Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Indians were not expected to retain Joe Smith. Smith, as most of you know, is an ex-Met who […]
The Cardinals have acquired center fielder Peter Bourjos from the Angels in exchange for third baseman David Freese according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Outfield prospect Randal Grichuk will also go to the Cardinals while right-hander Fernando Salas goes to the Angels. Freese, 30, was the MVP of the 2011 NLCS and World Series. He batted .262 with nine homers and 60 RBI in an injury plagued season. Bourjos, 26, is a career .251 hitter with speed, stealing 41 bases […]
One of our readers, Rob Aguilar, sent me a link to February’s Off-Season Report Cards by the Sporting News. His point, as he indicated in his email, was that nobody was gloating over the Red Sox model before this past season began. Anyway, it’s funny looking back and reading these three particular capsules in hindsight. Toronto Blue Jays: A When general manager Alex Anthopoulos finally made his move, he didn’t mess around. The impact was felt all […]
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