2:30 PM Update It’s a done deal. The Mariners have signed Corey Hart according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Both the Mariners and Brewers had offers to Hart who said he was torn by decision. There was a connection to Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik who drafted Hart when he was the Brewer’s scouting director in 2000. Now we’ll see what the Brewers do next. Tom Haudricourt reported that they wouldn’t pursue Davis for what the Mets […]
Last night we reported that MMO Senior Editor, John Delcos, spoke with a team executive from the Milwaukee Brewers who said that the “Mets were asking for more than they were willing to give up for Ike Davis.” “It makes more sense for us to re-sign Corey Hart and we won’t have to lose any assets to get him.” At the time, we believed that talks for Davis with the Brewers were dead. There was a […]
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 […]
Enrique Rojas of ESPN is reporting that Cano and Mariners agreed to a 10 year deal worth $240 million dollars. That is an ungodly amount of money. Earlier this morning, it was reported that talks had broken down after Seattle made an offer of nine years and $225 million, according to Mark Feinsand and Bill Madden of the Daily News. Reportedly, Cano’s agent Jay-Z was pushing for a deal closer to $252 million, but the M’s didn’t budge […]
I just finished reading the full transcript of what Ryan Braun said in his press conference with reporters this morning. A media session that lasted 30 minutes and yielded anything of substance. You can read the full Q&A here, but don’t expect much in the way of answers to the questions that were posed to him. Why did you lie? “Obviously I’ve been through a lot and as I expressed in my statement that I […]
Free agent outfielder/first baseman Corey Hart said that while there’s been plenty of interest in him from teams in both the AL and NL, there’s some hesitation until he gets medical clearance from doctors. “What’s so hard right now is I don’t get cleared until Dec. 3,” Hart said. “We have plenty of teams calling and checking in to see how I’m doing, but until the doctor says I’m 100%, they’re going to hold off until […]
We had a little stir this morning in our comment threads over something that was reported at MetsBlog regarding a post entitled, Brewers more likely to trade Ryan Braun than Norichika Aoki. The article leads off like this… There is a better chance the Brewers trade OF Ryan Braun for Mets 1B Ike Davis than deal OF Norichika Aoki, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking. I was hoping for a link to something that supported that statement and after a […]
Brewers GM Doug Melvin acknowledged in an interview this weekend that the Mets and Brewers could fit well together as trading partners. “They’ve indicated that they have extra first basemen, and we have a need,” Melvin said. “Again, it’s all about keeping your options open. … Nothing imminent, and I don’t anticipate anything imminent. But first base is one of our needs, they have excess first basemen, so you can tie two and two together […]
WFAN’s Mike Francesa said today, that Ike Davis wants out. Francesa said he spoke with Davis during the All Star break and Ike said he wanted to leave. The former Met first rounder believes the fans have given up on him and the team has given up on him. (Hat tip to Julie) Adam Rubin got the sense that Ike Davis is a goner after a Mets insider told him today, that teams view him as a decent […]
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