Tag: free agency

Should Mets Pursue Nick Markakis?

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Should Mets Pursue Nick Markakis?

Devin asks… What do you think about signing Nick Markakis for the outfield? I know we’re not signing anyone big, but he shouldn’t cost that much. Joe D. replies… First of all, I’m not entirely sure that Markakis will hit free agency. Sure his $17.5 million option was declined by the Orioles, but he’s very […]

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Morning Grind: James Shields Should Stay in Kansas City

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Morning Grind: James Shields Should Stay in Kansas City

Big Game James Shields will likely leave Kansas City this offseason and will command a hefty deal in free agency this offseason. But if the Royals win the World Series, he should consider staying. While I certainly won’t begrudge Shields the opportunity to enter free agency as a top flight, durable pitcher who may command […]

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Mets Not The Only Ones Seeking A Power Bat

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Not The Only Ones Seeking A Power Bat

With two key areas of need for the Mets, they will have plenty of competition for free agents this offseason according to ESPN New York’s Mark Simon. At shortstop, the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics will both also be in the market after Derek Jeter‘s retirement, and Jed Lowrie reaching free agency. On the top […]

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Money Alone Won’t Buy Us Wins…

An article by posted on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Money Alone Won’t Buy Us Wins…

Money can buy you a lot of stuff but they say money can’t buy the really important things like love and happiness. Still it’s nice to think about what you might do if you had unlimited cash reserves. I would get my dog his own live-in dog groomer for instance … tired of him stinking […]

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Qualifying Offers Portend A Bleak Forecast For Mets

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
Qualifying Offers Portend A Bleak Forecast For Mets

If Jennifer Garner really wants to know what’s in my wallet, I’d be very happy to get together with her so I can show her. But I warn you, Jenn, it’s not much… Kind of like Sandy Alderson’s wallet this offseason only not as drastic. After posting that the Qualifying Offer had risen to $15.3 […]

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Bidding For Andrew Miller Begins At Three Years, $21 Million

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Bidding For Andrew Miller Begins At Three Years, $21 Million

Baseball reporters and bloggers say the darnedest things.  Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets should target lefthander Andrew Miller this offseason as a free agent. An executive who expects to pursue the lefty told Sherman he believes the field will be so crowded that three years at $21 million is probably […]

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Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan, Taylor Teagarden File For Free Agency

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan, Taylor Teagarden File For Free Agency

Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan and Taylor Teagarden have filed for free agency according to Baseball America. Lannan last pitched for the Mets in April without much success. He finished this season with just five appearances and a 15.75 ERA. Lannan just turned 30 and will begin searching for a new team. Quintanilla played in just […]

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Wilpon: Mets Will Have ‘Payroll Flexibility’

An article by posted on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Wilpon: Mets Will Have ‘Payroll Flexibility’

It’s hard to understand quotes like the ones Jeff Wilpon made this afternoon. After all, your eye tells you one thing while your ear tells you something else. Until we see the results it will be hard to understand but according to Wilpon, Sandy Alderson and his staff will have payroll flexibility moving forward. Wilpon […]

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Alderson Admits Limited Spending This Offseason, Considering Bringing In Fences

An article by posted on September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Admits Limited Spending This Offseason, Considering Bringing In Fences

Howie Kussoy of the New York Post is reporting that while speaking to a group of veterans at the Manhattan V.A, Hospital, Sandy Alderson admitted that the team would not be able to do anything significant in free agency this offseason and that unless help doesn’t come via a trade, it will need to come from […]

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Sandy Alderson Did What Sandy Alderson Does

An article by posted on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Did What Sandy Alderson Does

Sandy Alderson is a hard nosed General Manager. As we’ve seen in past trades, he gets what he wants and doesn’t give up anything more than he feels he has to. Yesterday, the trading deadline came and went with the Mets making exactly zero moves. They didn’t land the big bat they so desperately need, […]

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