Tag: contract

Billy Wagner Invokes No Trade Clause, Will Stay With Mets

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

Last Friday, it was reported that Billy Wagner was claimed on waivers by the Boston Red Sox, the news was not welcomed by Sox closer, Jonathon Papelbon who thinks he has been promoted to General Manager. Papelbon’s crude rumblings aside, the Mets and Sox had until Tuesday afternoon to complete a trade. According to a report by Ken […]

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Mets Would Be Smart To Keep Wagner… For Now

An article by posted on August 21, 2009 0 Comments

Jon Heyman is reporting that Billy Wagner has been claimed on waivers, probably by the Cubs, hopefully not the Phillies or Marlins who are also rumored to be interested. The Mets now have 3 days to either work out a trade, let him go with nothing in return, or pull him back as they did with […]

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Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

Welcome back, Where your dreams were your ticket out. Welcome back, To that same old place that you laughed about. Well the names have all changed since you hung around, But those dreams have remained and they’re turned around. Who’d have thought they’d lead ya (Who’d have thought they’d lead ya) Back here where we […]

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White Sox Get Alex Rios, Give Up Nothing In Return

An article by posted on August 10, 2009 0 Comments

Brace yourself my friends… According to the Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, the White Sox have acquired Alex Rios from the Blue Jays. It’s a straight waiver claim, so the Blue Jays will receive nothing in return. Says Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi: “This allows us to get out from under a contract and do […]

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Alex Rios Claimed On Waivers

An article by posted on August 7, 2009 0 Comments

Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that a waiver claim has been placed on Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Alex Rios by an unknown team.. The 28-year-old Rios is batting .261 with 12 homers and 58 RBIs this season. He has a hefty contract that is paying him $5.9 million this season, $9.7 million in 2010, $12 […]

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More Of The Same Next Year!

An article by posted on July 21, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday on his twitter Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman posted the following: “minaya, manuel have been told by mets boss jeff wilpon they wont be fired over this painful season.” This organization continues to amaze me. The past 2 seasons have ended with the Mets missing the post season by 1 game, losing that important 1 […]

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Addition By Subtraction: The Oliver Perez Dilemma

An article by posted on May 13, 2009 0 Comments

What a difference a week and a half can make. Just ten days ago, we were all throwing stones, pointing fingers and placing blame. Omar should be fired. Wright should be traded. Delgado should be benched. Reyes should stop smiling so much. Things seemingly have changed almost overnight. The same team that was 10-13 and […]

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Circle Of Love – Duaner, Omar, Jerry

An article by posted on March 11, 2009

Good evening MetsMerizers! I woke up this morning feeling pretty good and the first thing I see on SI.com is an article about how Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya are at odds over Duaner Sanchez being released.   Granted, the article was taken from the NY post so I’m sure it’s a bit exaggerated. The Mets […]

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Cory Sullivan Isn’t Messing Around

An article by posted on March 11, 2009

Cory Sullivan has adopted a take no prisoners approach to spring training this season. Even though he signed a major league contract in January to play with the Mets, he is taking no chances. He’s not walking around with a sense of entitlement believing that he doesn’t have to try hard because he is a lock to […]

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K-Rod 3 Years $37MM vs. Ollie 3 Years $36MM

An article by posted on February 4, 2009

Lost in the excitement of the Oliver Perez signing, is a very underreported yet very interesting fact. Most of us agree that the Mets overpaid to get the Oliver Perez deal done. It was a move I certainly won’t argue with. But, now that the dust has settled, it’s become apparent to me that we […]

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