Sandy Alderson clarified his comments during his briefing tonight when he told reporters that he is now working with an $85 million payroll figure. What he meant to say was that payroll would not be lower than $85 million which was $2 million less than his original $87 million base. I wish he would stop talking about this already and just improve the team. Last season, the Mets payroll was $88.9 million which ranked in the […]
Sandy Alderson told reporters tonight that Curtis Granderson will be flying to Orlando and that the Mets expect to formally introduce him at a press conference from the winter meetings in Orlando this week. Although he did not have the day or time yet, he said “Hopefully we’ll be able to announce something in the next couple of days.” Ken Davidoff of the New York Post has learned that after Granderson takes and passes his physical […]
Hey Joe D… I just checked out the ESPN Home Run Tracker and wanted to share images of Curtis Granderson’s home run spray charts for 2011 and 2012 and also share some additional four-year data for our new corner outfielder. I could’ve probably gone back further, but I thought four years were more than enough to get a good sampling of how Granderson’s home run power would play at Citi Field. Here is what I found: In […]
Enrique Rojas of ESPN is reporting that Cano and Mariners agreed to a 10 year deal worth $240 million dollars. That is an ungodly amount of money. Earlier this morning, it was reported that talks had broken down after Seattle made an offer of nine years and $225 million, according to Mark Feinsand and Bill Madden of the Daily News. Reportedly, Cano’s agent Jay-Z was pushing for a deal closer to $252 million, but the M’s didn’t budge […]
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson reportedly met with with free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson on Sunday, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Alderson has said that acquiring two corner outfielders was among his many offseason goals. Last week, the Mets signed outfielder Chris Young to a one-year, $7.25 million deal. After consecutive 40+ home run seasons in 2011-2012, Granderson batted .229/.317/.407 over 245 plate appearances in 2013, with seven home runs and 15 RBI […]
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 meeting had ever been set with the Mets” despite earlier reports to the contrary. “There’s no truth to it.” After […]
The Mets are now looking more at second-tier and third-tier free agents according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Anything can still happen, but the three offseason predictions I made for the Mets before the hot stove season started, seem to all be coming to fruition. Back in September amid all the high hopes and expectations I said: 1. The Mets would not go after any players who’ll cost more than $10 million annually. 2. The […]
David Wright is making the rounds… After hitting WFAN with Francesa on Monday, today he was a guest of Mike Lupica on ESPN NY 98.7 FM. “I think Sandy has a plan in place and I think he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve starting at the winter meetings,” Wright said. “Everybody knew that the free-agent prices were going to be high this year with the new TV deal and things like that, Wright […]
Tiffany asks… It’s almost the end of November and the Mets offseason is two months old with two months to go. I thought this was going to be the offseason when the team would be able to add better players to the team. I’m so frustrated. What have we waited three years for? Joe D. replies… I feel your frustration. Our expectations were that this offseason was going to be the one that would allow […]
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