Tag: contract

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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Terry Collins’ No-Win Situation

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments

When Terry Collins was introduced as Mets manager on November 23rd, 2010, he was far from the unanimous choice amongst those who cover the team.  Known more for his short temper and self-destructive ways than his managing prowess, many feared the aging skipper may not be up for the job. Two years later, the now […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Jon Niese, LHP

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Jon Niese, LHP

The Mets signed Jonathon Niese at the perfect time early last April, inking the left-hander to a five-year extension worth just over $25 million. The contract the two sides agreed to kept Niese a Met for his final pre-arbitration years (2012), all three of his arbitration years, and at least one year of free agency. […]

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Baseball Oddities: Random Items Lifted From The New CBA

An article by posted on February 24, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball Oddities: Random Items Lifted From The New CBA

Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to restrict the rights of the Clubs to manage and direct their operations in any manner whatsoever except as specifically limited by the terms of this Agreement. During the championship season, each Player shall receive a daily meal and tip allowance for each date a Club is on […]

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The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

The big Mets news from last night was Michael Bourn, who decided not to sign with the Mets. Instead, Bourn signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Indians with an easily-attainable fifth option year that would bring the total contract to five years and $60 million. Regardless of what you think of Bourn as […]

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Understanding the Business of Baseball: Insurance on Player Contracts

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
Understanding the Business of Baseball: Insurance on Player Contracts

The business of baseball is a lot tougher to grasp than the dynamics of “on-the-field” play. As fans, we look at the end result of every decision made. Did he sign? Who did we trade? When was he drafted? Rarely do we get to see what happens behind closed doors. Recently, the injury of Alex […]

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