Tag: contract

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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Fantasy GM: What Would I Do If I Were Running The Mets?

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

It’s easy to sit and write an article saying that the Mets should sign Jason Bay, trade for Adrian Gonzalez and Roy Halladay and who knows what else. To examine the Mets offseason like they are working without the constrictions of a budget would be a mistake. They aren’t the Yankees. Given the number of […]

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Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: Pedro Feliciano

An article by posted on November 10, 2009 0 Comments

Through all the twists and turns the New York Mets have taken over the past four years, one factor has always remained constant. That particular factor is relief pitcher, Pedro Feliciano. Feliciano, who has been a mainstay in the Mets bullpen since his second tour of duty with the team began in 2006, has proven […]

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What If Bay and Holliday Resign With The Red Sox & Cards?

An article by posted on November 5, 2009 0 Comments

Now that the dreaded World Series is finally over, it’s time to put away that nightmare and look ahead to next season. The hot stove is already churning with plenty of rumors regarding soon to be free agents Matt Holliday and Jason Bay. The blogosphere has been buzzing with the pros and cons of each leftfielder, […]

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