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A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
A’s Acquire Samardzija from Cubs in Six-Player Blockbuster

The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package of four prospects. The trade will be announced Saturday and reports say the Cubs will receive the A’s top two prospects in shortstop Addison Russell, 20, and outfielder Billy McKinney, 19. The Cubs also will receive Triple-A […]

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Will Terry Collins Survive The Year? Odds-Makers Say No…

An article by posted on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Will Terry Collins Survive The Year? Odds-Makers Say No…

Although I already posted on the Mets and their new modern MLB record of 31 strikeouts through the team’s first two games, it was late last night when I wrote that and I didn’t get a chance to throw in some of my own thoughts on the matter. About three weeks ago I was at […]

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Ryan Braun Holds A Press Conference, Says Nothing

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Ryan Braun Holds A Press Conference, Says Nothing

I just finished reading the full transcript of what Ryan Braun said in his press conference with reporters this morning. A media session that lasted 30 minutes and yielded anything of substance. You can read the full Q&A here, but don’t expect much in the way of answers to the questions that were posed to […]

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Carlos Ruiz Deal Is Not As Bad As You Think

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Carlos Ruiz Deal Is Not As Bad As You Think

If you thought the Phillies were nuts for re-signing catcher Carlos Ruiz for three years and $26 million, I would disagree. At first I thought it was a bad deal too, but the more I thought about it, the more I warmed up to it. Ruiz, who turns 35 in January, has spent his entire career […]

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The New York Mets And Their Mysterious Arizona Fall League Strategy

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
The New York Mets And Their Mysterious Arizona Fall League Strategy

I always thought that the Arizona Fall League was a place where teams sent their top prospects to play against the top prospects of other teams. The reasoning behind this is to get them playing against the best competition available, which would be beneficial to their development. In fact, on the AFL official website, it […]

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Ron Darling To Join MLB Network As Hot Stove Analyst

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Ron Darling To Join MLB Network As Hot Stove Analyst

On Thursday, the MLB Network announced that they’ve hired Ron Darling as an analyst for the 2013-2014 Hot Stove Season. Darling, fresh off his stint as a postseason analyst for TBS, has become a very hot commodity in the broadcast world. His savvy insights and keen intellect serve him well as an analyst and he always […]

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You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

Here’s the latest accounting on the Mets payroll, according to the man who’s supposed to be holding all the cards. Sandy Alderson said that the Mets payroll for this past season ended up around $87-88 million. He asserts that the Mets have approximately $40 million coming off the books this winter, and they have just […]

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Mets Announce Terry Collins Has Signed A 2-Year Extension

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce Terry Collins Has Signed A 2-Year Extension

The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed Manager Terry Collins to a two-year extension with a club option for 2016. Collins’ entire coaching staff will also return. “Terry has a great passion for the game,” said Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. “He has helped make our younger players better.  He’s a […]

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Alderson To Announce 2-Year Extension For Collins During Noon Press Conference

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson To Announce 2-Year Extension For Collins During Noon Press Conference

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson will address the media at 12 p.m. on Monday, September 30 in the Citi Field Press Conference Room. He is expected to announce a two-year contract extension for Terry Collins to remain the manager of the Mets. The deal is reportedly valued at $1 million per season and includes an […]

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Giants and Hunter Pence Agree To Five-Year Deal Worth $90 Million

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Giants and Hunter Pence Agree To Five-Year Deal Worth $90 Million

According to several reports, the Giants and Hunter Pence have reached a deal on a new contract to keep the would-be free agent outfielder in San Francisco. Jon Heyman reported that the deal could be worth $90 million dollars over five years – an average annual value of $18 million per season, topping Andre Ethier‘s five-year, $85 million […]

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