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Padres Sign Josh Johnson To One Year Deal For $8 Million

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Padres Sign Josh Johnson To One Year Deal For $8 Million

Done deal… The San Diego Padres have agreed on a one-year, $8 million deal with free agent starter Josh Johnson. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN first reported the news: The deal includes an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses if Johnson makes 26 starts, the source said. Johnson was in San Diego for a physical exam Tuesday and […]

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Reds GM Thinks Joey Votto Walks Too Much

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Reds GM Thinks Joey Votto Walks Too Much

This is a strange post. It has nothing to do with the Mets directly or indirectly, but it does go to the heart of what we talk about a lot regarding the Mets’ hitting approach. Let me start by sharing something Reds GM Walt Jocketty said regarding perennial MVP Joey Votto, who he believes walks […]

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Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

Since Buster Olney first reported that the Mets had interest in reliever/starter Alfredo Aceves last week, there have been a couple of updates on him. MLB Trade Rumors reported that the righthander re-hired agent Tom O’Connell to represent him recently, and that Aceves called O’Connell and apologized for firing him in the first place. Marc Carig of […]

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Mets Have Inquired About Free Agent Shin-Soo Choo

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Inquired About Free Agent Shin-Soo Choo

The Mets have reached out to super agent Scott Boras to express interest in free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post. No dollars or parameters for a deal were discussed according to a team official. That same team official also told Puma that other than Cano, there are no players […]

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Radio Wars: Hello 710, Goodbye 660

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Radio Wars: Hello 710, Goodbye 660

As you all know by now, the Mets have left their longtime radio home at 660 WFAN, and slid on down the dial to 710 WOR. Like WFAN, our new diggs at WOR is also a 50,000 watt radio station, so most of us will be able to still hear Howie Rose call the play by […]

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Jeff Wilpon Says There’s More Payroll Flexibility, But Is There?

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Says There’s More Payroll Flexibility, But Is There?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted some direct quotes from Jeff Wilpon who spoke about the state of the team, spending and whether there’s any pressure to start winning on Sandy Alderson. “I think he [Sandy Alderson] feels the pressure, like we all do, to try to get this turned around and start winning. […]

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Former GM Skeptical Mets Will Make A Significant Move This Offseason

An article by posted on October 26, 2013 0 Comments
Former GM Skeptical Mets Will Make A Significant Move This Offseason

Former Indians and Rangers general John Hart, an analyst for “MLB Tonight” during the World Series, spoke with Justin Terranova of the New York Post about the World Series, but also asked Hart the following: Do you think the Mets will make a significant move this offseason? If they had a healthy Matt Harvey to […]

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Is Sandy Alderson The Next Commissioner Of Baseball?

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Is Sandy Alderson The Next Commissioner Of Baseball?

Commissioner Sandy Alderson? I get this question asked a lot, and three years ago I would have said yes. But a lot’s happened since then and today I don’t even see him being among the top five contenders. There was a great article on this topic about three months ago by Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, […]

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Jose Dariel Abreu Signs 6-Year Deal With White Sox

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Dariel Abreu Signs 6-Year Deal With White Sox

Updated 10/17 9:00 PM Free agent Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu has agreed to a deal with the Chicago White Sox, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal says the deal is for six years and $68 million, shattering the four-year, $36MM contract signed by Yoenis Cespedes and the seven-year, $42MM pact signed by Yasiel Puig. As I […]

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Thoughts On Alderson And His Offseason Goals

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts On Alderson And His Offseason Goals

During last night’s 4-2 loss to the Brewers, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson joined Gary, Keith,and Ron in the SNY booth to discuss the  team’s 2013 season and what the plan might be going into the offseason. I’m going to break this down into some more manageable posts and hone in on some of the […]

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