Tag: contract

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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Is Scott Boras Slipping?

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Is Scott Boras Slipping?

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus cashed in a big way by agreeing to an eight-year, $120 million contract extension. The deal hasn’t been finalized, but should be made official on Thursday. There is a clause that would allow Andrus to opt out after the fourth year if he chooses, but since the extension doesn’t kick […]

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Mets’ Season Underway, But Some Questions Still Remain

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Season Underway, But Some Questions Still Remain

David Wright was all smiles yesterday. “If you like grand slams and scoring lots of runs, what’s not to like?’’ Wright said. “Of course, we’re not going to score 11 runs every game.’’ His qualifier continued: “It’s only the first game.’’That it was, and as good as they looked in mauling the Padres, the Mets […]

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ESPN: Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN: Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, does a fine job of explaining why the Mets chose not to insure Johan Santana’s contract. The Mets will be on the hook for the remaining $31 million owed to Johan Santana because they did not insure the contract.  Why? As premiums have skyrocketed because of escalating salaries and past payouts […]

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Tuff Stuff: Infield Defense and the Son Also Rises

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Tuff Stuff: Infield Defense and the Son Also Rises

ESPN New York’s Mark Simon got a chance to talk to Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, and the two of them discussed the team’s infield defense. I highlighted what Teufel had to say about some of the Mets infielders, but you should check out the entire article here. UZR & Defensive Metrics “I embrace […]

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Baseball’s Paradox: The Road To The Show

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball’s Paradox: The Road To The Show

You’ve heard it before—ninety percent of the players who sign professional baseball contracts will never play an inning in a major league game. That’s a staggering number. We all know that becoming a professional athlete is rare, but what is the difference between the ten percent that make it to The Show, and the ninety […]

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Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

Andy Martino of the Daily News, asks a thought-provoking question in his column this morning: Would you have rather traded Jonathon Niese, instead of R.A. Dickey, to Toronto for Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard? Turns out that the Mets had that choice according to  Martino. While Niese faced Team Venezuela Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, […]

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