Tag: contract

Disappointment Continues For Francisco As He’s Placed On 60 Day DL

An article by posted on May 30, 2013 0 Comments
Disappointment Continues For Francisco As He’s Placed On 60 Day DL

There were plenty of high hopes for reliever Frank Francisco when he was signed to a two year deal for $12 million dollars before the 2012 season. To date, that has been the largest free agent contract doled out by Sandy Alderson and it may now be safe to say that it has been a […]

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We Can Confirm That Las Vegas 51s Have Been Sold To New Ownership Group

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
We Can Confirm That Las Vegas 51s Have Been Sold To New Ownership Group

Just got off the phone with Jim Gemma, the Media Relations Director of the Las Vegas 51s, and can confirm that the Mets Triple-A affiliate has indeed been sold. The Howard Hughes Corporation and Play Ball Owners Group form the new ownership group and our beat writer is on the way to the park right now where they are expected […]

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Bud Selig, MLB’s Push For Parity, And Its Impact On The Mets

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Bud Selig, MLB’s Push For Parity, And Its Impact On The Mets

Beginning In 1985, as owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bud Selig and numerous other owners colluded to undermine free agency by agreeing not to sign other teams’ free agents. The owners were taken to court and eventually ended up paying 280 million in damages to the players. It was with this failed attempt at collusion […]

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The MMO Grind: Terry Collins Is Safe At Home, But His Foot Missed The Plate

An article by posted on May 4, 2013 0 Comments
The MMO Grind: Terry Collins Is Safe At Home, But His Foot Missed The Plate

As of now, Terry Collins’ job is safe and deservedly so. Based on getting the most out of what he has been given and basic fairness, there’s nothing justifying Collins’ job being in question. However, fairness is irrelevant in sports. A manager’s job security always becomes an issue when he has lame duck contractual status and his […]

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Darkness In Corona: The Night The Lights Went Out At Shea

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Darkness In Corona: The Night The Lights Went Out At Shea

It had been a sweltering hot summer in NY, so hot that my dad and I had taken to sitting out in the backyard to listen to the games.  It was July 13, 1977, and the Mets were playing the Cubs. They were losing 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth in spite of  an 11-strikeout effort by Jerry […]

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Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers

I couldn’t help but get somewhat annoyed when MetsBlog posted that reliever Brandon Lyon is currently cashing in on some large monthly incentive bonus checks. His contract stipulates that Lyon is to receive roster bonuses of $100,000-$125,000 roughly once a month. The 34-year-old righty who signed a  a guaranteed $750,000 deal with the Mets before the season, received his […]

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David Wright Superstar?

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright Superstar?

You’ve probably read an article like this before.  Lord knows enough of them have been written.  Is David Wright a superstar?  Its an argument that still rages on an almost daily basis across every social media forum.  On one side, you find a group of super-critical fans who feel Wright can’t possibly live up to […]

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Don’t Get Too Attached To John Buck

An article by posted on April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Don’t Get Too Attached To John Buck

John Buck, 32, has started the season with blinders on. He is focused and locked into every pitch the second it releases a pitcher’s hand and it’s almost as if it heads to the plate in super slow motion for him. He’s kept criticism at bay and been one of the bigger surprises for the Mets in the early […]

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What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

When the Blue Jays forced Sandy Alderson to take John Buck‘s $6 million dollar contract as a condition of making the deal for Travis d’Arnaud, many people including me groaned. I loved the fact that Buck could actually catch (unlike Josh Thole) and would be an asset overall, but six million samoans for Buck was […]

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Feliciano And Francisco Threw Simulated Games On Tuesday

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Feliciano And Francisco Threw Simulated Games On Tuesday

Mets’ relievers Frank Francisco and Pedro Feliciano threw a simulated game in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday. Francisco continues to recover from off-season elbow surgery, and is currently on the disabled list, retroactive to March 22. The righty threw an inning of work, which consisted of 20 pitches. Mets lefty reliever Feliciano continues to work on his arm […]

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