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MMO Mailbag: Is Aledmys Diaz Holding Up Free Agent Shortstop Market?

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Is Aledmys Diaz Holding Up Free Agent Shortstop Market?

Kevin F. asks… I have a question, do you think the Mets are waiting for Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz to be available next week before deciding on signing Stephen Drew. Thanks look forward to your opinion. Danny asks… Is it possible that there are other unreported teams holding up a Drew signing and will the […]

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Lannan Is Pitching Unrestricted, Looks Forward To Competing

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Lannan Is Pitching Unrestricted, Looks Forward To Competing

John Lannan will not go into the fifth-starter competition hamstrung, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The left-hander, who underwent season-ending surgery last August to repair a large tear in the tendon in his quadriceps, was cleared to work out unrestricted in January and is already throwing off a mound in camp. “I’ve been working without […]

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Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

February 12 Boston Herald sports reporter John Tomase says that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew has not received a contract offer from the Red Sox for more than one season as had been previously reported. A source told Tomase that Drew is looking for at least a one-year deal with an option for a second year. Yesterday, Sandy […]

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deGrom Hopes Fast Rise Gives Him Leg Up On Role With Mets

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
deGrom Hopes Fast Rise Gives Him Leg Up On Role With Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that pitching prospect Jacob deGrom hopes his fast rise from St. Lucie to Las Vegas during the 2013 season, continues in 2014. When the Mets added deGrom to the 40-man roster after the 2013 season, it meant an automatic invite to the 2014 big league camp. Rubin shares that while the odds […]

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Jeff Walters Armed and Ready To Win Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Walters Armed and Ready To Win Bullpen Spot

As the Mets players start to trickle down to spring training, some way ahead of schedule, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that right-hander Jeff Walters could be a candidate to break camp with the Mets in the bullpen as suggested by GM Sandy Alderson. Walters saved 38 games last season for Binghamton (AA), which was more than any […]

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Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

A Mets insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that pitching prospects Jack Leathersich and Jeff Walters are candidates to make the opening day roster and fill out the Mets bullpen. Rafael Montero or Cory Mazzoni were also not ruled out. We have several original MMO articles spotlighting all four of these players in […]

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Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

David Schoenfield of ESPN placed the Mets at No. 24 in his preseason MLB Power Rankings. His overall outlook of the Mets is rather bleak to put it mildly. How they can get to 90 wins: Score 73 more runs, allow 72 fewer. Of course, allowing 72 fewer runs will be much more difficult without […]

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Mets Quickly Shoot Down Report They Made An Offer To Drew

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Quickly Shoot Down Report They Made An Offer To Drew

3:15 PM Update The Mets quickly denied that they made any offer to Stephen Drew as WFAN’s Mike Francesa inaccurately reported this afternoon on the air. Kristie Ackert of the Daily News confirmed the news from the Mets. That said, Francesa believes the Mets will end up signing the free agent shortstop. “I think they’re gonna […]

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As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

Paul Hagen shared on MLB.com, that Major League Baseball has approved padded caps for pitchers. This will be optional for pitchers but will give them an opportunity to decide if wearing the cap will be enough protection from dangerous line drives to the head. The new caps will be manufactured by isoBLOX. The company explains […]

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It’s Make Or Break Time For Ike Davis

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Make Or Break Time For Ike Davis

David Schoenfield of ESPN.com included Ike Davis among the five players he says are entering their make or break seasons in 2014. He writes: Davis got off to a horrible start and was hitting .161 in June when he was demoted to the minors. He straightened out his mechanics in Triple-A and hit .267/.429/.443 the rest of the […]

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