Tag: first round pick

Qualifying Offers Rise To $15.3 Million

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Qualifying Offers Rise To $15.3 Million

This off-season, free agents that are extended qualifying offers by their current teams will be in store for a paycheck worth $15.3 million should they accept their offers. The figure was arrived at by averaging the 125 highest-paid players in a given season. The qualifying offer enables a team to either bring back a player […]

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Mets Will Have 15th Pick In The 2015 MLB Draft

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Will Have 15th Pick In The 2015 MLB Draft

The Mets will have the 15th overall pick in the MLB Draft next June. MLB Trade Rumors released the complete list this morning which includes two first round picks for the Astros. Their first round pick in 2014 did not sign with the club, so the Rockies will be bumped back to three while the […]

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Conforto Shines, Cyclones Win 5th Straight Under Watchful Eye of Alderson, DePodesta

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Conforto Shines, Cyclones Win 5th Straight Under Watchful Eye of Alderson, DePodesta

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The Brooklyn Cyclones welcomed a few special visitors Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and vice president of player development and scouting Paul DePodesta. And it’s no secret whom they likely were there to see: first-round draft pick Michael Conforto. Conforto once again had a […]

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First-Rounder Michael Conforto Shines In Cyclones Loss

An article by posted on July 26, 2014 0 Comments
First-Rounder Michael Conforto Shines In Cyclones Loss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It was Italian Heritage Night Friday at MCU Park in Coney Island, so that was the perfect setting for a big night from Mets first-round draft pick Michael Conforto. The 21-year-old Oregon State University product finished 2-for-4 with an RBI double, and he added a stellar defensive play in foul territory and […]

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Win Mets Tickets from MetsMerized and 5 Towns!

An article by posted on March 21, 2014
Win Mets Tickets from MetsMerized and 5 Towns!

We had so much fun with giving away autographed vintage Mets photos from our friends at 5 Towns Mini Golf & Batting in Lawrence, NY – we’ve decided do another giveaway! They’re open for the season, so get your swing on! Who wants Mets tickets?  We’re giving away two pairs! You can win them and […]

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Beltran Looking For 3-4 Year Deal, Red Sox Favorites To Land Him

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Looking For 3-4 Year Deal, Red Sox Favorites To Land Him

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 […]

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Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

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 […]

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New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

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. […]

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Giants Ink Lincecum To A Two-Year, $35 Million Deal

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
Giants Ink Lincecum To A Two-Year, $35 Million Deal

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 […]

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Mets Have 11th Worst Record, Alderson Not Concerned About Protected Pick

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have 11th Worst Record, Alderson Not Concerned About Protected Pick

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 […]

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