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Cespedes Will Opt Out, Seek Five Year Deal

An article by posted on October 27, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Will Opt Out, Seek Five Year Deal

According Jon Heyman of Todays Knuckleball, Yoenis Cespedes plans on exercising his opt-out clause as expected. He states that the Mets have kept “open dialogue” with Cespedes but doesn’t get the sense they are making a push for a deal prior to the opt-out. Two GMs that Heyman talked to said they could see Cespedes […]

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What Role Should Juan Lagares Play in 2017?

An article by posted on October 27, 2016 0 Comments
What Role Should Juan Lagares Play in 2017?

Coming off his worst major league season in 2015, Juan Lagares did little to settle the questions regarding his future role with the Mets in 2016. The biggest positive to take away from the 2016 season for Lagares was his return to being an elite defensive center fielder. He had an impressive 8 defensive runs […]

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Tigers Unlikely to Deal Second Baseman Ian Kinsler

An article by posted on October 25, 2016 0 Comments
Tigers Unlikely to Deal Second Baseman Ian Kinsler

Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila has made it known that he is looking to cut payroll and shake up his roster this Winter. However, one writer who covers the team believes he has no intentions of moving two of his core players in second baseman Ian Kinsler or right-hander Justin Verlander for that matter.(Detroit Free Press) Beat […]

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Should Mets Make A Play For Miguel Cabrera?

An article by posted on October 20, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Make A Play For Miguel Cabrera?

I’m not totally crazy, I promise. Why would the Tigers trade an 11-time All Star, 4-time AL Batting Champion, the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years — Basically, a no-doubt first-ballot Hall of Famer? Well, I can’t speak for Tigers GM Al Avila. However, I can at least try and convince him, and you, to […]

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The Window to Re-Sign Cespedes is Closing

An article by posted on October 18, 2016 0 Comments
The Window to Re-Sign Cespedes is Closing

Back in the 1998 offseason, neither the Mets nor Mike Piazza were messing around. Before the end of the World Series, which is the time players could file for free agency, the Mets made the 30 year old Piazza the highest paid player in the sport by giving him a seven year, $91 million contract. […]

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Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

An article by posted on October 18, 2016 0 Comments
Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

John Harper of the Daily News makes his case for the Mets signing free-agent closer Kenley Jansen this offseason. “If the Mets want to take a huge step toward re-claiming that supremacy next year and beyond, they should make a big splash this off-season by signing Kenley Jansen,” writes Harper who argues that adding Jansen will put […]

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Should Mets Extend Neil Walker A $17.2 Million Qualifying Offer?

An article by posted on October 15, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Extend Neil Walker A $17.2 Million Qualifying Offer?

Before the 2015 offseason, the qualifying offer system was seen as a gentleman’s agreement. Teams would offer it, and players would agree to decline it and seek a multi-year contract in free agency. However, over time that agreement started to become a big issue for players. Teams began to shy away from signing players who […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Will Not Need Knee Surgery

An article by posted on October 10, 2016 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Will Not Need Knee Surgery

Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will not require surgery on his left knee, reports Kristie Ackert of the Daily News.  Team doctors have recommended that Cabrera rest his knee for two weeks before beginning his regular offseason training regimen. Cabrera, who spent some time on the disabled list this season with a strained patellar tendon, continued to play through the […]

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Cespedes Is Mets Candidate For Hank Aaron Award

An article by posted on October 6, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Is Mets Candidate For Hank Aaron Award

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has been nominated for the Hank Aaron Award, which is awarded to the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Cespedes followed up his strong 2015 season with an equally offensively potent 2016, slamming 31 homers with 86 RBI’s. The Cuban slugger also slugged a quality .280/.354/.530 in 132 games. Cespedes […]

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David Wright to See Dr. Watkins for a Checkup

An article by posted on September 6, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright to See Dr. Watkins for a Checkup

According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, Mets third baseman David Wright will be leaving the team in Cincinnati to travel to Los Angeles to meet with his surgeon, Dr. Robert Watkins, for a regularly scheduled checkup on his surgically repaired neck. The hope is that after the meeting Wright will be cleared by Dr. […]

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