Tag: depth

Mets Sign Catcher Rene Rivera To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on April 5, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Sign Catcher Rene Rivera To Minor League Deal

The New York Mets signed catcher Rene Rivera to a minor league deal on Tuesday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Rivera, 32, was released by the Rays near the end of spring training and is regarded as an excellent defensive catcher. A career .211/.258/.331 hitter in 334 major league games, Rivera […]

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Five Mets Storylines To Watch This Season

An article by posted on April 4, 2016 0 Comments
Five Mets Storylines To Watch This Season

Pop the champagne bottles and prepare the libations as the Mets gear up for their 2016 season! Okay maybe this is a slight overreaction, but we do have ample reason to be excited and hopeful this year. Between the rotation back at full force, David Wright‘s recovery, Yoenis Cespedes‘ return, Wilmer Flores‘ new role, and a brand […]

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Travis Taijeron Looks For His Chance

An article by posted on March 16, 2016 0 Comments
Travis Taijeron Looks For His Chance

For Major League clubs, depth is never a bad thing. Each year, teams look to shore up deficiencies and weaknesses on their roster, and look to add positional depth by stashing players in the upper minors in case of an injury. It’s been widely reported that the injury to Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (out with […]

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Ruben Tejada Is Always There For The Mets

An article by posted on March 12, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Is Always There For The Mets

Depth was to be a Mets’ strong point this year, and it will come into play a lot earlier than anticipated with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera expected to miss at least two weeks or more and quite possibly the start of the season with a strained patella tendon in his left knee. Ruben Tejada, who lost […]

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Texas Rangers Are Monitoring Alejandro De Aza

An article by posted on February 17, 2016 0 Comments
Texas Rangers Are Monitoring Alejandro De Aza

Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports reports that the Texas Rangers are keeping tabs on New York Mets outfielder Alejandro De Aza. With Josh Hamilton currently dealing with injuries, the Rangers are also maintaining contact with remaining free agent outfielders David Murphy and Will Venable. Hamilton, 35,  is dealing with inflammation in his surgically repaired left knee, and hasn’t played […]

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Should The Mets Deal Or Keep Alejandro De Aza

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Should The Mets Deal Or Keep Alejandro De Aza

At the press conference on Wednesday, re-introducing Yoenis Cespedes to the masses to make his new contract official, the issue of what Alejandro De Aza‘s role will be came up when Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters afterward. Naturally, he’s expected to be on the bench ready, willing, and able to play all three outfield positions. But perhaps, that […]

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Should Mets Trade Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on January 13, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Trade Wilmer Flores

MLB.com reporter Phil Rogers speculates that if the Mets were to consider dealing infielder Wilmer Flores, they may have a couple of willing trade partners in the San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox. He writes: “Remember when no one thought the Mets had one shortstop? They’ve got three now, since signing Asdrubal Cabrera a few days […]

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Which Players Could Get Traded To Address Team Needs In 2016?

An article by posted on January 3, 2016 0 Comments
Which Players Could Get Traded To Address Team Needs In 2016?

Frank asks… Last season the Mets almost traded Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores and then did trade a bunch of prospects including Michael Fulmer, Robert Whalen and Luis Cessa. If the Mets find themselves needing significant help again at the trade deadline, who are some of the names that could be trade chips? Joe D. […]

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Mets Won’t Go More Than 3 Years On Cespedes, Could Sign Ryan Raburn

An article by posted on December 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Won’t Go More Than 3 Years On Cespedes, Could Sign Ryan Raburn

Despite saving  $12.5 million dollars from Michael Cuddyer‘s contract, Joel Sherman of the NY Post says the Mets have no intention of bringing back Yoenis Cespedes unless he lowers his demands. Mike Puma adds that the Mets only like Cespedes on a 2-3 year deal. Sherman writes that they will instead look to add quality […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should The Mets Trade Jon Niese?

An article by posted on December 2, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should The Mets Trade Jon Niese?

Tyler asks… Why is Jon Niese still on this team? They should have traded him two years ago but now it’s even more important to get rid of him and put that $9 million dollars to better use. Thoughts? Dr. Dooby replies… The frequent calls to trade Mets left-hander Jon Niese to pick up some […]

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