Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports is reporting that right fielder Carlos Beltran is looking for a three or four year contract and is expected to reject Cardinals’ one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer. That’s probably what the cards were hoping he does as they get ready to usher in the Oscar Taveras era. Beltran, 36, is looking for a deal that will carry him to retirement and with a 3-4 year demand, it’s safe to say he […]
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that all three Dodger outfielders – Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford – are available, but a rival GM told him that none were desirable. For comparison’s sake, the three Dodgers outfielders on the trade market combined for a 5.4 WAR (Crawford 2.9, Ethier 2.9, Kemp -0.4) while earning a combined $53.5 million. Kemp, who appeared in only 73 games, recently underwent surgery on his left ankle. His value […]
Last month, Keith Law had an interesting article about how the new CBA punishes low-revenue teams like Royals (or the Mets?) for trying to win under tight financial constraints. Unfortunately, it’s an ESPN Insider subscription-only article, but I will share one part of it that kind of encapsulates the full thrust of his entire argument. The problem for teams like the Royals and other low-revenue teams under the new CBA is that there’s a strong […]
What a difference three days makes… The Giants and right-hander Tim Lincecum agreed to a two-year, $35 million deal Tuesday, pending a physical. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was days away from becoming a free agent for the first time, but the Giants were able to get a deal done before that could happen. Lincecum, 29, is 89-70 in seven seasons with the Giants with a 3.46 ERA. He was 10-14 last season […]
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets GM Sandy Alderson is not as concerned about the protected draft pick as much as he is about rebuilding the credibility of the franchise. “I don’t view the draft-pick situation as relevant to what we’re doing here,” Alderson said. “We’re trying to build the credibility of the franchise and that goes beyond where we’re picking in the draft.” Those sentiments certainly will turn the stomachs of a […]
Update 8/29, 5:45 PM by Satish Ram The Mets announced earlier on Twitter that Victor Black was the PTBNL in the deal that saw the Mets send Marlon Byrd, John Buck, and cash to the Pirates. This was old news, however, as speculation ran rampant as soon as the trade was announced. The new news, coming via Adam Rubin, is that the Mets are working with a technicality that allows Black to take 72 hours to […]
One of the things Sandy Alderson said today during his interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, struck me as being kind of odd and out of place. Alderson said that he does not consider Ruben Tejada or Lucas Duda as part of the team’s core. You know what? Neither do I, but I doubt that Duda or Tejada care what I think. Alderson also said he “does consider” Ike Davis to be part of the core. He […]
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com gave us a thorough draft preview for the New York Mets as we gear up for the 2013 MLB draft this Thursday. While it’s not always guaranteed an impact-type player will fall to the 11th overall pick (which is where the Mets currently reside), but Paul DePodesta shed some light on the depth of talent in this year’s draft: “There are some guys obviously that we like more than others, but there […]
This rebuilding process seems to be dragging on too long. Do you think the Mets will go with young high school players again in June with their first round pick? I feel as though we desperately need some near MLB ready college bats and can’t afford to use our top pick on another player who is 4-5 years away from helping the major league team. Thoughts? – Justin Great question, Justin. The one thing that […]
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