On Thursday, MLB owners unanimously voted on funding that would expand instant replay in baseball. There are still plenty of details that need to be worked out before the final votes by the owners are cast, but pending player’s union approval, it looks like this is going to be a go. This is something that has been in the works since the summer. Touching on it briefly, it looks as if managers will be allowed […]
The 2013-2014 offseason features a deep class of quality talent ripe for the picking of any team willing to spend. Based upon GM Sandy Alderson’s comments at year’s end as well as the Mets reported discussions, it appears clear that the major focus is to acquire at least two position players: a shortstop and an outfielder. Conveniently enough, there are two free agents on the market capable of filling each of those positions with great […]
You can’t make this stuff up… Sandy Alderson completely contradicted everything Jeff Wilpon said earlier today about “something cooking” and a move to come later after meeting with a player last night… Sandy Alderson insisted there was nothing close. "No, no, no." #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) November 13, 2013 Sandy Alderson seemed geniunely surprised when told that his boss indicated the Mets were close on something. — Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) November 13, 2013 Original […]
Marc Carig tweeted out that a source tells him the Mets have shown interest in the outfielder Chris Young. Young, who turned 30 in September, hit just .200/.280/.379 with 12 homers and 10 steals in 2013 after coming over from the D-Backs in the three-team deal that sent Heath Bell and Cliff Pennington to Arizona and prospects to the Marlins. He had his $11 MM option declined earlier this offseason. Young has never hit more than .257 over a full […]
Two things here my friends… First, Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have virtually agreed on a new posting system for Japanese players, according to Ken Davidoff of The Post who has been on top of this story from the word go. “The system has been tweaked so the team posting the top bid will still win exclusive negotiating rights to the player, but now the actual price will be an average of the […]
Everybody loves a home run slugger. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of watching batters with pop in their bats blast the ball out of the park whenever they step to the plate. Yet, in the post steroid baseball era, consistent home run sluggers, guys that can be counted on to hit thirty or more home runs year after year, is diminishing. Soaring individual home run totals were a rarity in 2013. Only two major league sluggers, Chris Davis […]
David Lennon of Newsday reports that the Mets will meet with Scott Boras this week at the GM Meetings in Orlando to discuss the possibility of signing OF Shin-Soo Choo and SS Stephen Drew. The Mets have already spoken to Boras vie phone last week to express their interest in Choo and Drew. However, no dollars or parameters for a deal were discussed according to a team official. Choo is expected to draw interest from 8-10 teams and […]
I always thought that the Arizona Fall League was a place where teams sent their top prospects to play against the top prospects of other teams. The reasoning behind this is to get them playing against the best competition available, which would be beneficial to their development. In fact, on the AFL official website, it states “given the top prospects who play here, every game in the AFL is like a future All-Star Game. It’s […]
Multiple choice question: What’s the worst, lowest, most humiliating thing you can call a professional athlete in a modern-day locker room? 1. Gay. 2. Girl. 3. N****r. 4. All of the above. If you answered “4″ we have a lovely Jordany Valdespin T-shirt for you, a real beauty with the logos of both the Mets and Pirates on it, a veritable collector’s item commemorating one of the slimiest moments in recent Mets history, when the […]
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