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A’s Won’t Trade Jed Lowrie Who Was Atop Mets’ Wish List

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
A’s Won’t Trade Jed Lowrie Who Was Atop Mets’ Wish List

If you thought when the Oakland A’s signed veteran infielder Nick Punto to a one-year deal that it would open the door for them to  trade shortstop Jed Lowrie, think again. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Lowrie, who was atop the Mets’ wish list of potentially available shortstops, is staying put and not […]

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Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

A month after saying that acquiring a veteran backup catcher would be a top priority, Sandy Alderson downplayed the entire idea and told reporters that he would be prepared to pair Anthony Recker with Travis d’Arnaud if that’s how things work out. Adam Rubin with the quotes: “First of all, we like Anthony Recker as a backup,” Alderson […]

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The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson arrived in Orlando for the GM Meetings tonight and got things started with his usual deadpan humor. “Well, I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get too excited. They were all fives.” When asked how high the stack of five dollar bills go, he responded: ”Not as high as some people […]

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Cafardo: Mets Could Be In Hunt For Kemp Or Ethier

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
Cafardo: Mets Could Be In Hunt For Kemp Or Ethier

The Dodgers were apparently open to dealing any of Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier — who are each under contract with some serious money attached to them. However, Jon Heyman wrote “…a Mets person suggested that trio isn’t at the forefront of their internal talks, at least at the moment.” However, Nick Carfardo of […]

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It’s Inevitable Rangers Will Trade Andrus or Kinsler

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Inevitable Rangers Will Trade Andrus or Kinsler

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says there’s no question the Texas Rangers will have to move a middle infielder because not only do they have a logjam at the major league level, but two of the team’s top prospects also are middle infielders. It’s not out of the question that both second baseman Rougned Odor […]

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Beltran Looking For 3-4 Year Deal, Red Sox Favorites To Land Him

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Looking For 3-4 Year Deal, Red Sox Favorites To Land Him

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports is reporting that right fielder Carlos Beltran is looking for a three or four year contract and is expected to reject Cardinals’ one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer. That’s probably what the cards were hoping he does as they get ready to usher in the Oscar Taveras era. Beltran, 36, is looking […]

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Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

The Mets are at a crossroads right now, and we know what the giant elephant in the room is: Matt Harvey is out for the entirety of 2014. With that being the case, the Mets’ brass really needs to be smart this offseason. It begs the question: Do we go all-in right now or wait […]

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Rockies Pursuing LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Rockies Pursuing LaTroy Hawkins

The Mets have competition in attempting to re-sign LaTroy Hawkins, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Colorado Rockies are among the teams pursuing the free-agent reliever, according to a source. Still, that does not mean that Colorado is a likely landing spot. I have a hunch that while some teams may be jumping on his […]

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Mets Arbitration Predictions and Non-Tender Candidates

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Arbitration Predictions and Non-Tender Candidates

MLB Trade Rumors posted their arbitration predictions today. Daniel Murphy stands to be the biggest winner nearly doubling his 2013 salary to $5.8 million dollars. Guaranteed Contracts David Wright – $11.0 million (2013), $20.0 million Jon Niese – $3.0 million (2013), $5.05 million Arbitration 1 Dillon Gee – $527,375 (2013) $3.4 million Ruben Tejada – […]

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Hot Stove Report: Rangers Will Consider Trading Profar, Nats Looking For Another Ace

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: Rangers Will Consider Trading Profar, Nats Looking For Another Ace

The Rangers are letting teams know they will consider trading infielders Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus and highly regarded shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar, according to major league sources. They have also made it clear to other teams they are not trying to dump salary and are adamantly opposed to picking up any part of a contract in order […]

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