Tag: closer

Tigers Sign Alex Gonzalez, Pass On Stephen Drew

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers Sign Alex Gonzalez, Pass On Stephen Drew

March 24 The Detroit Tigers have acquired veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez from the Baltimore Orioles for utility man Steve Lombardozzi, according to the Baltimore Sun. Gonzalez, 37, has played 15 seasons in the major leagues, for the Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. He appeared in 12 […]

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MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

March 4 MLBPA union chief Tony Clark said the player’s union is aware of the decrease in spending by the Mets and they are watching closely, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “Let me offer you this: If there are concerns, what often ends up happening is we have an […]

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Reliever Market Has Evaporated, But Mets Still Seek Veteran Arm

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Reliever Market Has Evaporated, But Mets Still Seek Veteran Arm

February 11 Sandy Alderson said today, that while the free-agent market for relievers has evaporated, he would still prefer to bring in one more experienced relief pitcher to compete for a spot in the bullpen. While he didn’t say it would be on a major or minor league deal, the fact that Sandy said he […]

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NL East Projection By Rank Points

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
NL East Projection By Rank Points

Sandy Alderson and his front office have spent all winter trying to address the Mets weaknesses and shortcomings in an attempt to put a much improved product on the field for the 2014 season. Or in other words, they’ve been doing exactly what 29 other MLB front offices have been doing. However, for this particular […]

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From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

National League teams traditionally field a seven-man bullpen. So let’s take a look at what the Mets currently have assembled: Bobby Parnell (closer), Vic Black, Jeurys Familia, Scott Rice, Josh Edgin, Gonzalez Germen and Carlos Torres (Long man). If the team had to start the season with this crop of pitchers, I guess it would […]

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Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

The Mets front office, purposefully or not, is damaging the confidence of their young players. The likely starting lineup this year will feature players who have been the subjects of trade rumors, mid-season minor league demotion, or work ethic criticism. It is difficult to pinpoint the result of such degradation yet, but it is hard to […]

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Mets Officials Call Fernando Rodney A Long Shot

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Officials Call Fernando Rodney A Long Shot

Disputing what Jon Heyman reported on Friday, the Mets are talking to free agent closer Fernando Rodney according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. However, Dan Martin of the NY Post says that one team official called the chances of landing him a long shot. “I’m not sure there’s a fit there,” the official said. Another team […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell, Agree To $3.7 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell, Agree To $3.7 Million Deal

January 17, 2014 The Mets have avoided arbitration with Bobby Parnell, and agreed to a one-year, $3.7 million deal with him according to Joel Sherman. He can earn a $50,000 bonus if he appears in 60 games. Parnell had 22 saves last season and posted a 2.16 ERA and 1.000 WHIP in an injury shortened season. […]

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Who Are The Mets’ Top 5 Closer Prospects?

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Who Are The Mets’ Top 5 Closer Prospects?

We received an MMO Mailbag question from JetsMets13 asking for our top five prospects who could potentially close games in the future. Here are my top five choices for players who could become future closers. 5. Luis Mateo Mateo might be higher on this list had he not underwent Tommy John last season. Before he […]

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Mets Bullpen Will Be The Best We’ve Seen Since 2006

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Will Be The Best We’ve Seen Since 2006

While talking to the us at Citi Field on Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said that Bobby Parnell would be ready for Spring Training and that he doesn’t anticipate any problems. Parnell, who is recovering from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, has regained all the weight he lost, is feeling great and was in […]

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