IKE DAVIS, 1B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS After missing most of the 2011 season with an ankle injury, Davis struggled for much of the first half but avoided a trip to the minor leagues with the promise of the 19 homers he slugged in his 2010 rookie season when he finished seventh in the Rookie of the Year balloting. Davis responded with a scorching second half in 2012 that salvaged his season with 32 homers and 90 […]
A source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, “Do not expect any comparable multi-year deals this offseason for players under the Mets’ control.” By comparable, it’s a reference to the 5-year deal Jon Niese signed with the Mets before the 2012 season. Rubin indicates that the best candidates for such a deal would be arbitration eligible players; Daniel Murphy, Dillon Gee and Bobby Parnell. Both Murphy and Parnell are under the team’s control through the 2015 season, while Gee […]
A few fringe major leaguers were removed from the Mets 40 man roster on Thursday. Not a single tear was shed onto my iPhone when I read that Mike Baxter, Robert Carson, Sean Henn, and Greg Burke were no longer Mets. No one can argue that the current roster of the New York Mets was the one taking us to the promised land. These last few lean years were the holdover years. Sandy needed time […]
Craig (Squidoo) asks… I keep reading that Daniel Murphy is likely to be traded. Who will play second base if we trade Murphy? Apparently Wilmer Flores doesn’t have the range. Or does he? If not then does that mean we’ll be looking for a second baseman and a shortstop this offseason? What second basemen are available that would be a good fit? I heard the Angels want to move Howie Kendrick, do we match up? […]
Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNet Canada is reporting that Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos is willing to trade some of the Blue Jays’ “core” for starting pitching depth including shortstop Jose Reyes. Anthopoulos seems to be, and rightfully so, employing the “no one is untouchable” strategy. “The core that we have in place from a contractual standpoint speaks for itself,” he says. “That’s not to say that we would rule anything out. No one has a […]
DANIEL MURPHY, 2B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS As often has been the case with Daniel Murphy, expectations were moderate at best. If given the chance, the Mets would have replaced him, but with more pressing needs they spent their limited resources elsewhere so Murphy remained in the lineup. After several years of searching for a position, Murphy finally settled in at second base and has improved defensively. As a .290 lifetime hitter with limited power, Murphy was […]
With the 2013 Playoffs just about reaching the halfway point, it is time for the Mets front office to begin preparing their plans for the offseason and 2014. After finishing a school test early on Friday, I took the time to write down some legitimate questions about the New York Mets players, Front Office, and Free Agency. If you have answers for any of these questions or have developed your own, leave them in the […]
Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that if you’re not a Daniel Murphy supporter, then in all likelihood you will not be a fan of this post. (And for the record, the title of this piece was suggested by my Gal For All Seasons, so I’m not alone in my appreciation for the Mets’ second baseman.) Now that we have that out of the way, let’s look back at the great second […]
The New York Mets say they will spend on free agents this winter, in large part because they have little to offer up in the trade market. Really, their only chance to immediately improve is to write checks. What losing Matt Harvey for the 2014 season also does, is it greatly reduces the Mets’ inability to execute trades. In the wake of Harvey’s injury, general manager Sandy Alderson said he would be reluctant to deal Rafael Montero, Noah […]
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