Tag: contract

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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Will Mets Make A Play For Aroldis Chapman?

An article by posted on December 27, 2009 0 Comments

In kind of a surprising move last week, although not really, the Florida Marlins jumped into the sweepstakes for Cuban left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman. The Marlins reportedly offered the young phenom a five-year deal for $13 million dollars. That averages out to about $2.5 million annually. The Red Sox have reportedly offered a similar five year deal for a little […]

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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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