Tag: Cubs

Lazaro Armenteros: Will Mets Continue To Ignore Premium International Free Agents

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Lazaro Armenteros: Will Mets Continue To Ignore Premium International Free Agents

Latest Cuban Phenom Lazaro Armenteros Declared A Free Agent Last week the question was posed here on MMO as to whether or not the Mets should trade LHP Steven Matz and another player to the Red Sox for shortstop prospect Yoan Moncada. The trade was proposed by Baseball America and I have a huge problem […]

Continue Reading »

Mets and Cubs Reigniting Their Once Decades Old Rivalry

An article by posted on January 17, 2016 0 Comments
Mets and Cubs Reigniting Their Once Decades Old Rivalry

Chicago Cubs co-owner and chairman of the board Todd Ricketts had nothing good to say about the New York Mets this weekend. While taking questions at a Cubs Fan Fest at the Sheraton Grand Chicago ballroom on Saturday morning, here’s what Ricketts had to say about Mets fans. “I don’t know if you guys know this, […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Are Interested In Tommy Hunter

An article by posted on January 14, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Are Interested In Tommy Hunter

Mike Puma of the NY Post says that the Mets are keeping tabs on reliever Tommy Hunter. Puma says Hunter is seeking a multi year contract, but the Mets only want to sign relievers to one year deals. Hunter, 29, posted a 4.18 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 60.1 innings pitched last season for the […]

Continue Reading »

10 Players Who Rejected Qualifying Offers Remain Unsigned

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
10 Players Who Rejected Qualifying Offers Remain Unsigned

Of the 16 free agents who rejected their qualifying offers this winter, 10 of them still remain unsigned as December draws to a close. Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles Chris Davis, Orioles Ian Desmond, Nationals Dexter Fowler, Cubs Yovani Gallardo, Rangers Alex Gordon, Royals Howie Kendrick, Dodgers Ian Kennedy, Padres Daniel Murphy, Mets Justin Upton, Padres Any […]

Continue Reading »

Jason Heyward Agrees to 8-Year, $184 Million Deal with Cubs

An article by posted on December 11, 2015 0 Comments
Jason Heyward Agrees to 8-Year, $184 Million Deal with Cubs

Jason Heyward has agreed to sign with the Cubs, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Bob Nightengale reports the deal is for eight years and $184 million dollars, or an average annual value of $23 million. Heyward reportedly turned down higher offers of $200 million dollars from the Nationals and Cardinals before deciding […]

Continue Reading »

Walker for Niese Is A Major Win-Win For Mets

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Walker for Niese Is A Major Win-Win For Mets

The Mets stay hot in the “sometimes the best deals are the one’s you don’t make” category. In failing to reach a deal with Ben Zobrist — who opted for the bespectacled weirdness of Joe Maddon over the inscrutable gremlinese of Terry Collins — a chain of events was set in motion that resulted in […]

Continue Reading »

Zobrist Turned Down More Money From Nationals and Giants

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Zobrist Turned Down More Money From Nationals and Giants

James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that Ben Zobrist turned down more money from the Nationals and Giants in order to sign with the Cubs. The Giants and Nationals each offered $60 million over four years, but Zobrist decided to sign with Chicago for $56 million over four years. Zobrist turned down the Nationals […]

Continue Reading »

Death, Taxes and Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Death, Taxes and Ben Zobrist

The only sure things in life are death and taxes. Nobody knows that better than the New York Mets this morning as Day 3 of the Winter Meetings begins in Nashville. On Tuesday, the Mets were feeling chipper and were on top of the world, oozing with confidence that they had made the first signature […]

Continue Reading »

A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

A very dejected John Ricco spoke with reporters at the Winter Meetings and admitted he was disappointed at how the Ben Zobrist situation unraveled. Ricco said Zobrist called him with his decision and said ultimately it was not about the money, but it was his desire to be closer to home and his connection to […]

Continue Reading »

Yankees To Acquire Starlin Castro

An article by posted on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Yankees To Acquire Starlin Castro

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post on Twitter, the New York Yankees have acquired Starlin Castro from the Chicago Cubs. Additionally, Jack Curry of the YES Network also reports on Twitter that pitcher Adam Warren and a player to be named later are heading to Chicago in return. Castro, 26 in March, has […]

Continue Reading »