Tag: closer

Nationals Join the Kenley Jansen Bidding

An article by posted on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Nationals Join the Kenley Jansen Bidding

A day after landing outfielder Adam Eaton, the Washington Nationals have shifted their focus back to the bullpen and are making a push for Kenley Jansen according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. Previously, it was expected that the sweepstakes for the dominant closer would come down to a bidding war between the Miami Marlins and […]

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Yankees Sign Aroldis Chapman For 5 Years, $86M

An article by posted on December 7, 2016 0 Comments
Yankees Sign Aroldis Chapman For 5 Years, $86M

According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the New York Yankees have signed free agent closer Aroldis Chapman to a 5 year, $86 million deal. This makes Chapman, 28, the highest paid closer in history with an average annual salary of $17.2 million. The previous record was set just a few days ago by Mark Melancon […]

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Rule 5 Draft: Two Mets Prospects That Are Most At Risk

An article by posted on November 25, 2016 0 Comments
Rule 5 Draft: Two Mets Prospects That Are Most At Risk

Initially i was simply going to post this one excerpt from Baseball America, who projected the top players who could get picked in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. But I was actually surprised that they listed Mets Double-A infield prospect Philip Evans among their “cream of the crop.” That’s not to knock Evans who I […]

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Alderson: Addison Reed Will Close If Familia Misses Time

An article by posted on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Addison Reed Will Close If Familia Misses Time

Per ESPN’s Adam Rubin on Twitter, the Mets will use Addison Reed as closer if Jeurys Familia misses any time due to his legal issues. The Mets have a need for a late-inning addition, but this pretty much eliminates the possibility of a high-profile closer signing like Aroldis Chapman, Mark Melancon, or Kenley Jansen. Reed, […]

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How Should the Mets Handle the Closer Role?

An article by posted on November 3, 2016 0 Comments
How Should the Mets Handle the Closer Role?

With Jeurys Familia having been arrested under suspicion of domestic violence, there are a number of questions that need to be asked and answered. While it may seem tactless, at some point, we need to ask the question of how does this arrest will impact the Mets organization. Over the past two seasons, Familia has […]

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Mets Free Agents Who Were Better Than Their Reputation

An article by posted on October 29, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Free Agents Who Were Better Than Their Reputation

The suffering-rich tradition of the New York Mets is rivaled by few other organizations in pro sports, so it’s only natural that fans are going to lash out at some of their players. This is especially true of the many free agent acquisitions that went sour during their tenures with the Mets. But sometimes, fans […]

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Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

An article by posted on October 18, 2016 0 Comments
Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

John Harper of the Daily News makes his case for the Mets signing free-agent closer Kenley Jansen this offseason. “If the Mets want to take a huge step toward re-claiming that supremacy next year and beyond, they should make a big splash this off-season by signing Kenley Jansen,” writes Harper who argues that adding Jansen will put […]

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Mets Really Need Granderson To Step Up

An article by posted on August 15, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Really Need Granderson To Step Up

After a solid 2015 season, Curtis Granderson has struggled to produce this year for the Mets. Through 465 plate appearances, Granderson is batting .226/.318/.423 with 18 homeruns and he has a .741 OPS. While his 97 OPS + is around the league average, his struggles are far more pronounced when taking a closer look. With […]

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The Mets Wasted Jacob deGrom’s Gem

An article by posted on July 29, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Wasted Jacob deGrom’s Gem

The New York Mets wasted a great effort from Jacob deGrom. A start where many eyes were on the deGrominator after his previous poor outing in which he showed a decrease in velocity. Jake put all those issues to rest as yet again he put forth a great performance. His offense and closer betrayed him […]

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Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

The Miami Marlins are close to acquiring right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney from the San Diego Padres, according to Keith Law of ESPN.com. The Marlins will be sending a A-ball pitching prospect Chris Paddack to the Padres. The second place Marlins were rumored to be shopping for a closer or setup type reliever in recent weeks, and had […]

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