Tag: free agency

MLB Insiders Believe Cespedes Negotiations to Begin at 4 years, $100M

An article by posted on September 16, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Insiders Believe Cespedes Negotiations to Begin at 4 years, $100M

After another great year on the biggest stage of them all, Yoenis Cespedes finds himself in line for a huge payday if he opts out of his current deal with the New York Mets. Mike Puma of the New York Post polled various MLB insiders to get a feel of where they believe the market […]

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Yulieski and Lourdes Gurriel Defect from Cuba to Pursue MLB Deals

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Yulieski and Lourdes Gurriel Defect from Cuba to Pursue MLB Deals

Two very highly regarded Cuban National stars, Yulieski Gurriel and his brother Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., have defected from Cuba and intend to pursue MLB deals once they’ve established residency and are granted free agency by the commissioner’s office according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Because each brother has more than five years as Serie Nacional players, they are […]

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Where Does It Say That Money Is The Answer?

An article by posted on January 14, 2016 0 Comments
Where Does It Say That Money Is The Answer?

I grew up a Mets fans surrounded by Yankees fans. But since my childhood was in the 1980s, those Yankee fans weren’t nearly as loud about the greatness of their franchise at that time. Fast-forward to the 1990s and Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams and Joe Torre. Mix in a dash of unfulfilled promise, like the […]

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Hits & Misses: Carl Crawford Money, Braves Rebuild, Captain Clutch

An article by posted on January 4, 2016 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Carl Crawford Money, Braves Rebuild, Captain Clutch

Remember when Mets owner Fred Wilpon coined the famous phrase “Carl Crawford money” when describing what it would cost to keep then Mets shortstop Jose Reyes from bolting for free agency? I was reminded of that on Sunday when Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote: “In the first five years of his seven-year contract […]

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Braves Sign Alex Torres To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 30, 2015 0 Comments
Braves Sign Alex Torres To Minor League Deal

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Braves have signed lefty reliever Alex Torres to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. He adds that the team is hopeful he makes the opening day bullpen. Torres, 27, officially ended his tenure with the Mets last month, after he elected free agency […]

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Mets Still Open To Full-Time Center Fielder

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Still Open To Full-Time Center Fielder

While it seems ever more likely that the Mets will be looking for a platoon player in center field in the coming weeks, Assistant GM John Ricco won’t rule out the possibility of acquiring a full-time center fielder. It appears likely that Juan Lagares will enter next season as part of a platoon, but there […]

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Boras: Mets Have Not Discussed Extension Deal For Harvey

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Boras: Mets Have Not Discussed Extension Deal For Harvey

On Wednesday, Scott Boras told reporters the Mets have not approached him about an extension for right-hander Matt Harvey who is currently arbitration-eligible and is expected to earn roughly $.5 million dollars. “With a player that caliber it does happen, but probably not until January,” Boras said. Boras has been a thorn in the Mets’ side […]

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Mets Have Not Approached Their Starting Pitchers About Multi-Year Deals

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have Not Approached Their Starting Pitchers About Multi-Year Deals

Assistant general manager spoke to reporters on Friday on a variety of subjects, most of which we’ve covered issue by issue in the last 48 hours here on MMO. However, there were a couple of things Ricco said about our young starting pitching that are worth a closer examination and some discussion. Kristie Ackert of […]

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Heyman: Boras Took Out Insurance Policy On Harvey’s Arm

An article by posted on October 19, 2015 0 Comments
Heyman: Boras Took Out Insurance Policy On Harvey’s  Arm

In the midst of the Matt Harvey innings controversy, agent Scott Boras took out an insurance policy on Harvey’s arm, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. According to Heyman, Boras bought the policy at the end of the regular season, when it was becoming clear that Harvey was going to continue to pitch, possibly all […]

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Dillon Gee Opts Out Of Mets Contract, Elects Free Agency

An article by posted on October 7, 2015 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Opts Out Of Mets Contract, Elects Free Agency

RHP Dillon Gee opted out of his contract with the Mets on Wednesday and is now a free agent. Gee, 29, earned the right to opt out because he had more than three years of MLB service and was never recalled to the majors after being outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas during the season. Because […]

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Time For Matt Harvey To Put Up, Or Shut Up

An article by posted on September 21, 2015 0 Comments
Time For Matt Harvey To Put Up, Or Shut Up

Unlike dozens of other Mets fans today, I am not unhappy with the Mets, Terry Collins or Matt Harvey about the way last nights game was handled. Sure it was a miserable game to watch and you never want to give away a nationally televised game to the Yankees. But in reality, it was just […]

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