Update 5:20 PM Four… Three… I said four… We say three… Gimme four or I’m out that door… Go ahead and walk… Mike Puma writes that the Mets believe they have a “decent” chance of landing Granderson. But they have held firm at three years, and Granderson wants four. This begs the question, how is that a “decent chance?” Original Post 5:05 PM Like you, I’ve been waiting with bated breath for some updated report […]
Free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran has a three-year, $48 million offer currently in hand, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney. Most reports have the mystery team as the Seattle Mariners who have been one of Beltran’s most aggressive suitors according to MLBTR. The Kansas City Royals met with the former Mets All Star today, and are also willing to give Beltran a three year deal. One team that shouldn’t be discounted is the New York Yankees who just […]
Fresh off this weekend’s signing of top catching free agent Brian McCann, the New York Yankees have shifted to Phase 2 of their master plan to win the American League East. While the Mets prefer to wait the market out (or not), Brian Cashman came out of the GM Meetings with the express goal of doing the exact opposite – choosing instead to set the market rather than wait for it. According to sources, the […]
If money was not an issue and the Mets could have any offensive free agent on the market, it would be really cool to see certain players donning a Mets uniform in 2014. This is only a dream scenario at this point, unless the Wilpons somehow came across a ton of money that they could spend with no worries. But we all know that will never happen, because as Mets fans we were never meant to […]
“We’ve got to find us somebody who can keep opposing pitchers from pitching around David Wright“ It’s no secret what Terry Collins is hoping for this holiday season. An bright, new, shiny power hitter. The problem is that power hitters are in short supply in this year’s free agent market, with unlikely targets like Robinson Cano, Carlos Beltran and Mike Napoli representing the best of the best in last season’s home run department. However the […]
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes that if the Royals are successful in luring free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran back to Kansas City, it would open the door for them to trade first baseman and designated hitter Billy Butler. Last month, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the Royals were quietly shopping their righthanded slugger. Butler, 27, has $8 million owed to him for 2014, with a $12.5 million team option for 2015 with a $1 […]
Winter 2004. It was a great time to be a Mets fan. As cameras clicked away and members of the press took their seats, all eyes were focused on the recently acquired outfielder. With Jeff Wilpon on one side and wife Jessica on the other, Carlos Beltran donned a Mets cap for the very first time. Suddenly, General Manager Omar Minaya appeared. He rode on to the stage on a tricycle. Dressed as a clown […]
It may have already begun before the hot stove season got underway, when the San Francisco Giants quietly re-signed right fielder Hunter Pence to a five-year, $90 million dollars. The Giants’ all star cashed in at a cool $18 million per season. Had he gone to free agency, the 30-year old Pence would have been one of the youngest power outfielders on the market. Perhaps general manager Brian Sabean was onto something. Yesterday, soon after […]
On Monday, qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams. Each of these free agents was offered a one-year deal for $14.1 million. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson interpreted the turndowns as an indicator a bull market is possible. “That ought to tell you a little bit about their expectations,” he said. If a player who turned down the offer signs with a new team, his […]
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