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Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

Mike Petriello of ESPN (Insider Subscription) writes that the Mets had one of the best under-the-radar offseasons by signing Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to upgrade their outfield defense. For most of the first third of 2013, he writes, the corner outfielders in New York were Lucas Duda in left and Marlon Byrd in right, flanking a rotating combination of Rick Ankiel, Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and Kirk […]

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Giving Ruben Tejada A Shot At Redemption

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Giving Ruben Tejada A Shot At Redemption

I was on the phone the other day with a friend who is a die-hard Met fan like the rest of us. We got around to talking about the addition of Chris Young and we argued about the signing which he absolutely loved, but me not so much. He brings up all the what-if scenarios […]

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Phillies’ New TV Deal Is “Massive”

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Phillies’ New TV Deal Is “Massive”

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Phillies have agreed to a new local TV contract with Comcast SportsNet, A spokesman for Comcast confirmed the deal, but did not reveal the terms. “We’re pleased to confirm that NBCUniversal and Comcast SportsNet have signed a new long-term […]

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Padres and Twins Like Free Agent Justin Turner

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
Padres and Twins Like Free Agent Justin Turner

A San Diego Padres team source told me that Justin Turner is a player they like. “He’s the kind of player that could elevate our bench and we like his makeup.” it was leaked, after the Mets non-tendered Turner in early December, that the front office decided to let him go because of his apparent […]

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Mets Will Likely Keep Murphy Unless They Are Overwhelmed

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Likely Keep Murphy Unless They Are Overwhelmed

In a quick update to this post from yesterday, a team that likes Daniel Murphy and checked in on him told ESPN New York that the Mets’ asking price was “substantial.” That led the source to speculate that the Mets ultimately may hold onto the second baseman. “The team that approached the Mets, by the way, had no […]

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Curtis Granderson Will Wear No. 3

An article by posted on December 10, 2013 0 Comments
Curtis Granderson Will Wear No. 3

The Mets will introduce Curtis Granderson. at a press conference at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday at 12:30 PM. Granderson will wear uniform No. 3 according to a team announcement. MMO will be on hand, John Delcos will be covering the press event for us and the Q&A session afterward. Granderson, 32, is a three-time All-Star […]

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ESPN New York: Justin Turner Cut For Not Hustling

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN New York: Justin Turner Cut For Not Hustling

A Mets official finally offered a reason for why they non-tendered utility man Justin Turner. The source told ESPNNewYork.com that Turner’s propensity for not running hard irked the front office, which had finally seen enough. Turner, who is arbitration-eligible, was likely due to make less than $1 million in 2014. Wow…

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Alderson Clarifies Earlier Statement On $85 Million Payroll

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Clarifies Earlier Statement On $85 Million Payroll

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 […]

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MMO Fan Shot: How Granderson’s Power Plays In Citi Field

An article by posted on December 7, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: How Granderson’s Power Plays In Citi Field

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 […]

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Mariners Seal The Deal With 10-Year, $240 Million For Cano

An article by posted on December 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mariners Seal The Deal With 10-Year, $240 Million For Cano

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 […]

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