Tag: contract

The Seven Year Pitch

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

Jayson Werth just signed a seven-year deal with the Washington Nationals.  Cliff Lee is looking for a seven-year deal as well.  Players have always been attracted to the almighty dollar at free agent time, but now more than ever, the length of the contract is becoming as important, if not more important, than the number […]

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Signings Are A Start for Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson came into the Winter Meetings having said that he will come out of the Winer Meetings with players.  Not big-splash, franchise players but just players to help fill the Mets roster.  He did just that today.  As my colleagues Hojo’s Mojo, and Craig Lerner reported earlier, The Mets signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a […]

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Will Jason Bay Rebound In 2011?

An article by posted on November 26, 2010 0 Comments

On December 29, 2009, the Mets and free agent outfielder Jason Bay agreed to a four-year $66 million deal with a fifth year vesting option that could bring the deal over the $80 million plateau. He was coming of an All-Star year in Boston and even won a Silver Slugger award. He finally earned the […]

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Should Mets Swap K-Rod For Papelbon?

An article by posted on November 19, 2010 0 Comments

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog believes that there is enough of a framework based on circulating rumors, that the Mets and Red Sox should and could connect on a potential deal. Last week, Alex Speier, who covers the Red Sox for WEEI Sports, said the Mets would “certainly entertain” offers for Carlos Beltran. Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald […]

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More Good News… Actually, This Is Awesome News…

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

For all of of you Mets fans who have had to endure years and years of agonizing ear aches, nauseating heartburn, and all those brain-pounding migraine headaches because of those two…, great news! [tweeted]http://twitter.com/ESPNBook/status/1768437953073152[/tweeted] Officially ESPN says, ESPN ended its 20-year association with Jon Miller and Joe Morgan as the voices of “Sunday Night Baseball” […]

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Hey Mets Fans, Your Hot Stove Season Has Come

An article by posted on November 2, 2010 0 Comments

Congratulations to the World Series Champions, San Francisco Giants. Cain, Lincecum, Bumgarner, Posey, all first round picks, wow, nice job… I imagine that while Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton were huddled in the corner pouting, Bengie Molina was jumping up and down alone in the shower and causing a 3.4 magnitude earthquake in the process. Christopher “Mad […]

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Thoughts On Alderson Day In Flushing

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson concluded his introductory press conference less than an hour ago at Citi Field and made a positive first impression in laying out the groundwork for the first year of his four-year contract with the Mets. Among the topics he addressed: FRONT OFFICE: As suggested here yesterday, Alderson said a priority would be in […]

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Takahashi Switches Agents Ahead Of 10/31 Deadline

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 10/27 10:00 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Hisanori Takahashi has switched agents from Ed and Peter Greenberg to Arn Tellem. Tellem represents several Japanese players, including Hideki Matsui. As Ed mentioned below, the Mets have until October 31st, four days, to sign Takahashi to an extension, at which point he can become […]

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Mets Were Wrong To Settle With K-Rod

An article by posted on October 20, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday the inevitable news broke that the Mets and Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) came to a settlement after K-Rod attacked his girlfriend’s father.  The results of the settlement means that K-Rod is now off the disqualified list and his contract is still guaranteed.  In turn the Mets will not pay K-Rod his 2010 salary of 3.1 […]

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Omar Minaya – The Company Man?

An article by posted on October 11, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve tried my very best to call upon the better angels to guide my thoughts on the recent firings of Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel.  What seems to be becoming the yearly sideshow where the Wilpons are apologizing in some fashion for the Mets abject failures, I can finally say it’s taken its toll. Normally I’m a […]

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