Tag: contract

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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Hey All You Kids Out There, Keith Is Back!

An article by posted on November 23, 2009 0 Comments

According to the incomparable Marty Noble of Mets.com, SNY and Keith Hernandez have finally reached an agreement, and the most colorful color commentator (with apologies to Lindsay Nelson’s jackets) in Mets broadcast history will return in 2010 and 2011. A person familiar with the situation said on Monday that Hernandez and SNY, the Mets’ cable station, have agreed in […]

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The Regression Of Omar Minaya

An article by posted on November 17, 2009 0 Comments

In all of sports, players regress and at least to me it seems that baseball players regress more than athletes of any other sport.  Baseball players regress for any number of reasons: age, injury, failure to adjust to change in the game, etc…  What you don’t normally see is regression of executives.  I feel that since […]

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Could Mets Swing Castillo For Casey Blake?

An article by posted on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

Remember Jim Bowden? The former Nationals and Reds GM had this to say on his Twitter account: Dodgers talking with Braves re: Vazquez and Mets re: Castillo according to sources. Last year it would have been easy to assume that the Dodgers were probably discussing a swap for Juan Pierre (bad contract for bad contract), […]

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No Gold Glove For Wright; Guess He Didn’t Hit Well Enough

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

Earlier today, my esteemed colleague, Mr. HoJo’s Mojo wrote about this year’s National League Gold Glove recipients.  As he reported, no Mets players had their gloves touched by King Midas.  That means the picture to the left will not be repeated at Citi Field next season.  Carlos Beltran was not expected to win the Gold […]

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