According to Venezuelan journalist Rafael Tejera, the Mets have expressed interest in journeyman relief pitchers Víctor Garate and Armando Galarraga. To fully appreciate how earth-shattering this news is, you must first know that Garate last pitched in the major leagues in 2009, and had a 22.50 ERA. Galarraga last pitched in the majors in 2012, and posted a 6.25 ERA. Fellow Mets fans, the apocalypse is officially upon us. I wish the adjective bold or […]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York shared his insights on the Mets Hot Stove season on the Shots From Shea podcast on Wednesday. A great podcast featuring our own Ed Marcus and the great Steve Keane from the Kranepool Society. Some of things that were discussed included the Mets being in the New York market and not being able to afford two players earning $100 million, at the same time which will keep them out […]
I came across this on MLBTR this morning: The Mets are looking for players to buy into their offensive philosophy, and that means finding guys with discipline at the plate, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. That might help to explain why the free-swinging Daniel Murphy has found himself on the pages of MLBTR over the last week or so. I headed over to Martino’s post after reading that, and immediately knew I was in store for […]
MLB Trade Rumors posted their arbitration predictions today. Daniel Murphy stands to be the biggest winner nearly doubling his 2013 salary to $5.8 million dollars. Guaranteed Contracts David Wright – $11.0 million (2013), $20.0 million Jon Niese – $3.0 million (2013), $5.05 million Arbitration 1 Dillon Gee – $527,375 (2013) $3.4 million Ruben Tejada – $514,701 (2013), $1.0 million Justin Turner – $504,547 (2013), $800,000 Eric Young Jr. – $492,000 (2013), $1.9 million Lucas Duda […]
In the biggest non-story of the day, the Mets plan to decline the $25 million option on Johan Santana and will pay the $5.5 million buyout instead. There’s still a chance that they could bring back Santana this winter on a one-year deal, but don’t count on it. It’s most likely that Johan has pitched his final game with the Mets. He ends his Mets career with a 46-34 record, 3.18 ERA and 1.20 WHIP […]
Most Valuable Player Award – David Wright There is little contest to oppose David Wright as team MVP. Harvey put up ridiculous numbers in his sophomore season, but Wright helped the Mets every day while Harvey only helped every 5th day. With a .307 BA, a .390 OBP and a SLG of .514, there is no question that David was the most prominent offensive force the Mets had. It is hard to judge him on […]
In looking at the free-agent market, the New York Mets will first consider which of their own eight they might think of bringing back. It isn’t an impressive list, but there are several the Mets might think of returning. If they don’t bring back they can always find their replacements in the market. The filing period begins five days after the end of the World Series. Here’s the eight: David Aardsma: He had some decent […]
This week in Mets baseball was the last week of Mets baseball, and if you were on the “lose for the protected pick” train, you got your wish. The Mets made the last week of the 2013 season a pretty fun one, taking 2/3 from the Reds and spoiling all of their hopes for a division title. Then, to secure that draft pick!, they lost 3/4 to the Brewers, with their only win coming on […]
That’s a Wrap! In a game in which the Mets honored one of the greatest players to ever play in Flushing, the Amazin’s played like a contending baseball team, concluding their 2013 season on a high note, besting the Brewers 3-2. Eric Young Jr. led things off with a soft single to center for the first hit of the game. He then proceeded to swipe second, in doing so also grabbing the NL Stolen Base […]
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