Tag: Curtis Granderson

Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

Jim Bowden of ESPN (Insider Subscription) polled a few general managers about the offseason so far, and when he asked them who they thought would be busts, one American League GM picked Curtis Granderson, while Olney himself picked Chris Young. Which available free agent likely bombs with his new team and why?  AL GM: ”I think Ubaldo […]

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FanGraphs: 2014 Mets ZiPS Projections

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 21 Comments
FanGraphs: 2014 Mets ZiPS Projections

FanGraphs just posted their 2014 ZiPS projections for the Mets. Here are this year’s results for Mets hitters: For pitcher projections visit FanGraphs here. Takeaways: It looks like they have Chris Young producing at about the same level as Curtis Granderson who came in much lower than what I would have expected. David Wright seems poised for […]

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Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 4 Comments
Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

Despite the seemingly non-stop buzz surrounding the Mets’ attempts to trade Ike Davis, something tells me that if they fail to consummate a swap, it may turn out to be the best overall result. Power, as we have been reminded repeatedly, has become a progressively scarcer resource throughout baseball since the tide of steroid use […]

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Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

Several general managers believe that a one-year deal may be best for free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz as the general feeling among teams is that the 33-year old “needs to reestablish his value” says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. If Cruz were to consider such a deal, Cafardo says it could “open more opportunities for him” […]

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Time For Mets To Put Up Or Shutup

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 1 Comment
Time For Mets To Put Up Or Shutup

I got a bit of a reaction yesterday after mentioning that despite the acquisitions of outfielders Chris Young and Curtis Granderson, and starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, the Mets are still sitting at about $82 million in payroll, and about $10 million less than last season. It seems like the Mets are looking to unload Ike Davis […]

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Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

Two and a half years have passed since Sandy Alderson traded Carlos Beltran to the Giants for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. At the time, the move was widely praised. In fact, most considered it a steal, particularly since Beltran went on to sign with the Cardinals that offseason making the deal a clear loser […]

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Ricciardi: Tejada Is Going To Be A Better Player

An article by posted on December 27, 2013 0 Comments
Ricciardi: Tejada Is Going To Be A Better Player

Appearing on the ‘€˜Hot Stove Show’€™ with Rob Bradford and John McDonald on Thursday night, Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi said his team is happy with heading into the 2014 with Ruben Tejada as their shortstop. œHe’€™s a young player…a lot of them don’€™t realize what it takes to play every day. I think in Ruben’€™s case…he’€™s starting to realize that he has to […]

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After Seeing Shin-Soo Choo’s Contract, Was Curtis Granderson A Steal For The Mets?

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
After Seeing Shin-Soo Choo’s Contract, Was Curtis Granderson A Steal For The Mets?

The New York Mets Blogosphere and Twittersphere was buzzing yesterday after Shin-Soo Choo inked a seven-year deal with the Texas Rangers for $130 million. At face value, it looks like the Mets got an absolute steal when they signed Curtis Granderson for four years at $60 million. The tweets lit up my Tweetdeck, and posts […]

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MMO Mailbag: Can Puello Challenge For A Spot In The Outfield?

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Can Puello Challenge For A Spot In The Outfield?

Hitman asks… Should the Mets fail to acquire another power bat in the OF, what are the chances of Cesar Puello challenging (and winning) a spot come Spring Training? For now, lets say that the Mets retain Ike Davis. Should Davis get his head on straight, I believe another slugger around Davis like Puello in […]

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Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

With Curtis Granderson and Chris Young entering the mix, a logjam has emerged in the Mets 2014 outfield plans as several talented players will now look to fill a limited number of starting positions. Responding to a question posed by Steve Keane of Kranepool Society at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson shed […]

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