The Rangers are letting teams know they will consider trading infielders Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus and highly regarded shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar, according to major league sources. They have also made it clear to other teams they are not trying to dump salary and are adamantly opposed to picking up any part of a contract in order to facilitate a trade. They have been in touch with other clubs, and general manager Jon Daniels is looking for […]
Brandon Phillips A Met? Don’t Bet On It… Why is it that every quality player who becomes available or is on the block is suddenly looked at as the perfect fit for the Mets? Is it because it’s in our nature as Met fans to be dreamers like John Lennon? Let me put a few MMO Mailbag pieces to rest in this one post. These questions were submitted to us this weekend and I’m going […]
Last night was just the opening act, tonight the playoffs officially begin! This year’s playoffs (minus not having the Mets) to me look to be very enjoyable on paper. I don’t think there is a team that I legitimately can say I have a strong feeling “should” win it all. Tonight, the Pittsburgh Pirates welcome the Cincinnati Reds to beautiful PNC Park. This is a tough game for me to predict because I do not […]
I couldn’t help but notice something that was written on MetsBlog yesterday that suggested that Daniel Murphy was not worth $4 million dollars. Murphy is eligible for arbitration each of the next two seasons, and I expect he’ll earn around $4 million in 2014. It’s plausible to think Alderson views Murphy as not worth his price tag, at that point. It struck me as odd because I never viewed Murphy as being anything but a […]
Well the 2013 All-Star Game has come to a close as the American League defeated the National League by the score of 3-0. It was the lowest-scoring All-Star Game since 1990, when the AL earned a 2-0 victory. I loved the Opening Ceremonies and it was great to see Carlos Beltran and Mariano Rivera get some nice ovations, but not nearly as loud and boisterous as the ovations for the Mets All-Stars David Wright and Matt […]
Amid a season that has been for the most part filled with disappointment and under-performance, a bright spot shines bright on this 22-32 New York Mets ballclub, and that beacon of light is named Daniel Murphy. Murphy has emerged alongside David Wright as a primary source of offensive production on the year. Batting a cool .291/.323/.441 clip, his first two months of the season have put him on a pace for a total of 186 […]
After a brief hiatus taking finals, I’m back to subject myself to more repetitive anxiety by watching Mets games. It’s been interesting to step away for a week and come back with a fresh perspective. Things have changed a bit. The Mets have a four-game winning streak for one. There are some things that haven’t changed—or they’ve gotten worse. Here are a few observations I’ve made over the last week: Lucas Duda is improving I […]
Updated Post 1:44 PM MLB Trade Rumors just posted something that would add to the debate on Choo as a potential acquisition for the Mets in 2014. I also updated the original post to indicate that Choo’s best position is right-field. Of course, as with most free agents, Choo’s next contract will cover post-prime years, perhaps age 31-35. With Boras doing the negotiating, we can’t rule out a sixth year or a salary in the […]
For a while, it looked like Terry Collin’s weird lineup choice going into the evening would actually work when Marlon Byrd ripped a three-run home run in the bottom of third. Perhaps unsurprisingly, however, the Mets would fail to score again the rest of the night and could not stage a comeback after Jay Bruce hit a go-ahead home run off Shaun Marcum in the sixth. To be fair to Marcum, he handled the Reds […]
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