Tag: contract

Wigginton Wants To Stay With The Orioles

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

Orioles infielder Ty Wigginton wants to remain with the Orioles if the alternative is receiving little playing time elsewhere, according to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun. Wigginton told Connolly that he’s not campaigning for a deal and enjoys playing in Baltimore: “If I were to go somewhere, I’d want it to be somewhere I […]

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Bringing Back Ty Wigginton and Adding Kevin Millwood

An article by posted on June 2, 2010 0 Comments

According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, righthander Kevin Millwood and super utility man Ty Wigginton are open to playing for the Mets if the Orioles become sellers between now and the trade deadline. Martin says that despite his 0-5 record, the 35-year-old Millwood has pitched well in his first season with Baltimore. He currently has […]

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Alex Cora’s Option Vests After 80 Appearances

An article by posted on June 1, 2010 0 Comments

This afternoon, Adam Rubin, Mets beat writer for ESPN NY, had a live chat and one of the more interesting things that came out of it was some information regarding a vesting option that Alex Cora has in his contract.  Q – Doesn’t Cora’s option vest with 80 starts, not 80 appearances? It’s bad enough […]

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Mets Might Look to Add by Subtraction

An article by posted on June 1, 2010 0 Comments

I think it is safe to say that every Mets fan holds a special hatred for Oliver Perez on account of his recent struggles and selfishness.  At the time the contract for Ollie was struck, perhaps it made lots of sense at the time, but for the sake of never-ending debating regarding the move, the […]

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Why Ollie Perez Won’t Go Down

An article by posted on June 1, 2010 0 Comments

Oliver Perez is one tough fighter; like a boxer who won’t go down.  Batters are pummeling him with jabs, crosses and uppercuts.  And more of the same by the media, the fans, and now his teammates.  How can one man take such abuse, and not go down for the count. He claims that he wants […]

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Two Disgusted Players Say Mets Should Cut Ollie

An article by posted on May 31, 2010 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, before accepting a demotion to the bullpen, it was reported that Oliver Perez refused a minor league assignment so he can sort things out with his pitching problems. This morning, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Oliver Perez has again refused a minor league assignment from the Mets.  Perez’s […]

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Can The Mets Win With The Wilpons As Owners?

An article by posted on May 25, 2010 0 Comments

When a team in any sport is struggling everyone from the general manager to the coaches/manger to the players take the blame.  In some cases like the Mets it’s true.  Omar Minaya needs to go as does Jerry Manuel and most of his coaching staff.  I know of a certain pitcher making $36 million dollars […]

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Oswalt Is Not An Option, But What About Pedro?

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

In a post to his blog, Mike Puma of the NY Post writes that Mets fans shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for the team to trade for Houston Astros ace, Roy Oswalt. Roy Oswalt’s name is out there as a potential reinforcement for a team in need of pitching help, but don’t expect the Mets to […]

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Ollie’s Last Stand?

An article by posted on May 13, 2010 0 Comments

Gas is expensive these days and so would be swallowing the contract of Ollie Perez.  Right now you couldn’t get a tank of unleaded in a trade for the maddening lefty.    Nevertheless, it’s time to remove the tags and push this clunker down the hill.  For everyone’s sanity.  “They Shoot Lefties, Don’t they?” has found it’s […]

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The Ballad of Oliver and John

An article by posted on May 12, 2010 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I suggested that the Mets pitching staff’s overperformance could result in a hat-tipping to Dan Warthen, who may be deceivingly quiet. By “deceiving,” I mean he is not a flashy pitching coach, people rarely ever heard of him before he came to the Mets although he does have a bit of […]

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