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Arruebarruena Had His Showcase This Weekend, One Scout Unimpressed

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Arruebarruena Had His Showcase This Weekend, One Scout Unimpressed

Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena had his showcase this weekend in the Dominican Republic and Jonathan Mayo of MiLB.com spoke to one scout who was on hand and told him this: “He’s what you’ve been reading. He’s a very good defensive player. His glove is very close to the big leagues. The bat, you kind of think he’s […]

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Carlos Beltran Agrees To Three-Year, $45 Million Deal With Yankees

An article by posted on December 6, 2013 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Agrees To Three-Year, $45 Million Deal With Yankees

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Carlos Beltran has agreed to a three-year deal with the New York Yankees. The contract is worth $45 million according to what a source told Feinsand. A rival executive told Andy Martino that if the numbers are accurate, this might be the best signing of the offseason. If […]

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Mets To Attend Showcase For 23-Year Old Cuban Shortstop

An article by posted on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets To Attend Showcase For 23-Year Old Cuban Shortstop

As noted yesterday by the NY Daily News, Andy Martino shares that the Mets will be present at the upcoming showcase for 23 year old Cuban defector Erisbel Arrubarruena who plays shortstop and we all know that at this point the Mets could use a good shortstop to man the left side of the infield. Baseball America’s Ben […]

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Wally Backman To Return As Triple-A Manager Of Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Wally Backman To Return As Triple-A Manager Of Las Vegas 51s

Wally Backman will remain with the Mets organization according to what two sources told Andy Martino of the Daily News. With the Mets offering Terry Collins a contract extension, it became apparent that Backman would not be offered the job. At first it was not sure that he would return to the organization, but there was speculation that […]

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Update: Mets Never Had Plans To Meet With Arroyo In Tampa

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Update: Mets Never Had Plans To Meet With Arroyo In Tampa

Adam Rubin now reports that the Mets are not super high on Arroyo, and a meeting may never take place, according to a team official. On Saturday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told MMO that Arroyo would be willing to meet with the Mets, but that “no such date or plans for a […]

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Yankees Make Carlos Beltran Their No. 1 Target

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Yankees Make Carlos Beltran Their No. 1 Target

Fresh off this weekend’s signing of top catching free agent Brian McCann, the New York Yankees have shifted to Phase 2 of their master plan to win the American League East. While the Mets prefer to wait the market out (or not), Brian Cashman came out of the GM Meetings with the express goal of […]

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Eric Young Preparing To Play Second Base

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Preparing To Play Second Base

Eric Young said that he is preparing to play both in the outfield and second base going into his first spring training with the Mets, reports Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. Young said that no one in the Mets organization has discussed his role at second base or the outfield for 2014. He said […]

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Mets Owners Say Sandy Alderson Has $25-30 Million To Spend And No More

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Owners Say Sandy Alderson Has $25-30 Million To Spend And No More

Updated Post 8:00 PM John Harper of the Daily News reports the following: “Heard tonight that Mets’ owners will not stretch the budget due to high cost of free agents. Sandy Alderson has $25-30 million to spend and no more. Good luck with that.” So much for that $35-40 million… I don’t mean to laugh here, […]

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Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

The Rockies agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, last night. The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal. Sandy Alderson weighed in on […]

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Hits & Misses: Hawkins Outrage, Fred’s Pain, Jhonny Be Good, Cano Is Loco

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Hawkins Outrage, Fred’s Pain, Jhonny Be Good, Cano Is Loco

Mets Twitter was up in arms last night when the news broke about LaTroy Hawkins signing a a one year deal with the Rockies for what seems like a very reasonable $2.25 million dollars. It looks like Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd has got this moneyball thing down pat. He gets himself a closer for far […]

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