Tag: contract

New Details Emerge On Kelvim Escobar Deal

An article by posted on December 26, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN via Twitter says, Kelvim Escobar contract details: $1.25 million guaranteed base salary, and a $125,00 bonus for making the Mets’ Opening Day roster. In addition, Escobar can receive $2 million in incentives based on games pitched, and $1 million more in incentives based on games finished Roger Rubin of the Daily […]

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Mets Ink Kelvim Escobar To One Year Deal

An article by posted on December 25, 2009 0 Comments

Various news outlets are reporting tonight that the New York Mets have signed Kelvim Escobar to a one year Major League contract. The 33 year-old right hander has pitched for two teams throughout his big league career; first with the Toronto Blue Jays and most recently with the Los Angeles Angels. During his career, Escobar […]

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Does Molina Really Think He Can Get 3 Years?

An article by posted on December 21, 2009 0 Comments

Bengie Molina is still a free agent. Why? Because according to many reports, Molina is waiting for a three year contract offer. Molina is going to be 36 in July, and has only one interested suitor, the Mets. The Giants have said they are not interested in bringing Molina back, the Nationals have signed Ivan […]

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White Sox Reach Deal With J.J. Putz

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

The White Sox have signed free-agent reliever J.J. Putz to a one-year, $3 million dollar contract, according to Noah Coslov from MLB.com. The contract includes several incentives that could increase the value of the deal to as much as $10 million dollars. The Mets acquired Putz from the Mariners last off season in a three-team trade with the Indians […]

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Jason Bay: In Defense Of His Defense And A Fifth Year

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

I was surprised to see the following comment by Keith Law on ESPN’s Rumor Central (subscription only), regarding free agent outfielder Jason Bay. “Bay is the best overall hitter on the market this winter, with more offensive potential than Matt Holliday, but less defensive value. Bay is extremely patient and has shown he can hit American […]

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Mets Looking At Nationals’ Josh Willingham

An article by posted on December 6, 2009 0 Comments

On the eve of the 2009 Baseball Winter Meetings in Indianapolis, finally a Mets rumor that doesn’t shake my confidence and that I can sink my teeth into. According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, the Mets are interested in Nationals outfielder, Josh Willingham.  Add the Mets as one of the teams who have interest in […]

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Phillies Get Their Man; NL Champs Sign Placido Polanco

An article by posted on December 3, 2009 0 Comments

The reigning National League champions are attacking this off season much in the same way they did last year after they become World Series champs. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed Placido Polanco to a reported 3-year deal worth $18 million dollars. The Phillies announced Placido Polanco has signed a […]

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What Bad Economy? MLB Salaries Rise To Just Under $3M

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

On Monday, an Associated Press report by Ronald Blum revealed that the average annual salary for major league baseball players rose from $2,930,000 to $2,996,000.  Although the 2.4% increase in salary represents the smallest rise in player wages since 2004, the stage has now been set for next year being the first season in which […]

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Mets Re-Sign Alex Cora Pending Physical

An article by posted on November 30, 2009 0 Comments

Rob Bradford of WEEI in Boston. is reporting that the Mets are awaiting the results of a physical before officially announcing that they have signed infielder Alex Cora to a one year deal for $2 million dollars. The deal also includes a vesting option that could guarantee a second year if Cora reaches a minimum number of […]

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White Sox Nab Andruw Jones For $500K

An article by posted on November 25, 2009 0 Comments

According to Bruce Levine of  ESPN the Chicago White Sox have signed outfielder Andruw Jones to a one year contract worth $500K with incentives that could bring the value up to $1.5 million dollars. Levine writes that the move was done to soften the blow of losing Scott Podsednik to free agency, but that they currently […]

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