Tag: contract

Mets Sign Catalanotto to Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have signed veteran utilityman Frank Catalanotto to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 35-year-old Catalanotto hit .278 with a homer and nine RBIs in 77 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s a career .292 hitter over 13 big league seasons that included stops in Detroit, Texas and Toronto. […]

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Rejected! Smoltz Would Rather Play Golf Than Play For Mets

An article by posted on January 28, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News, reports that according to an inside source, John Smoltz could choose not pitching over pitching for the Mets. An insider tells the Daily News he believes the 42-year-old Smoltz could follow the route Pedro Martinez went last season — wait and sign mid-season. That could give Smoltz a better […]

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Padres Sign Starting Pitcher Jon Garland

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have signed free agent pitcher Jon Garland to a one-year contract. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, tweeted that Jon Garland will get a one-year, $4.7 million contract from the Padres, but according to Rotoworld, the deal is actually worth at least $5.3 million, because a […]

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Could Carlos Pena Provide Mets With Power Bat?

An article by posted on January 25, 2010 0 Comments

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that unless the Tampa Bay Rays’ financial situation drastically improves. they could end up trading both Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena.   Cafardo puts the time-line of something happening at around the trade deadline, but maybe an enticing package can accelerate the situation. When you think of a comparable player […]

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Real Story Regarding Jason Bay’s Knees

An article by posted on January 22, 2010 0 Comments

Many of you have read all the negative aspersions cast upon the Mets signing of Jason Bay, a move that was highly applauded on this site. After having to fend off a volley of attacks for not making a stronger effort to sign Jason Bay, the Mets are now having to defend themselves against rumors […]

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Ben Sheets And Show Me The Money

An article by posted on January 16, 2010 0 Comments

Ben Sheets is by no means the only selfish ballplayer.  In fact he’s just one of the vast majority.  But I chose to pick on him because his name is so prominent in the news right now, as he tries to find a team to gamble and guarantee him a lot of money. If you […]

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Mets Sign John Maine And Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, is reporting that the Mets have agreed to a new contract with John Maine tonight, thus avoiding arbitration with the right-hander. According to the Associated Press the deal is worth $3.3 million guaranteed and Maine can earn an additional $225,000 in performance bonuses based on games started. Maine, 28, went 7-6 […]

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The Market For Joel Pineiro

An article by posted on December 31, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have been connected to free agent pitcher Joel Pineiro since the beginning of the off season. Pineiro is said to be Minaya’s top pitching target. It is believed that Pineiro is being pursued by the Dodgers and Angels as well. Although Pineiro has at least three suitors, it remains to be seen if any […]

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Patience And Prudence Pays Off For Omar

An article by posted on December 30, 2009 0 Comments

Last week, I wrote of Omar Minaya and remarked about him actually using learnings from past mistakes and exhibiting patience and being prudent in the face of enormous pressure. I commend him for not giving in to the heat of talk radio and the national media in general, and opinions calling for his dismissal on […]

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The So-Called Vesting Option, And Other Mets Bashing

An article by posted on December 29, 2009 0 Comments

I’ve literally read over a dozen tweets from different sources in the mainstream media and a dozen more from ordinary bloggers like me regarding the 5th year vesting option that was a part of the 4 year deal the Mets gave Jason Bay. The problem is that there’s a lot of chirping going on about […]

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