Tag: free agency

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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Featured Post: Wright Says It’s Time For Mets To Start Adding Pieces

An article by posted on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Wright Says It’s Time For Mets To Start Adding Pieces

On Friday night, Sandy Alderson told reporters he was optimistic about his team’s chances in the second half which began with a win against the Padres in San Diego. “Sometimes you gotta believe, right?” Alderson asked before the game. “This is a time.” With 66 games remaining in the season and the team in third place […]

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A Tale Of Two Cities: Mets Going Up, Yanks Going Down

An article by posted on May 14, 2014 0 Comments
A Tale Of Two Cities: Mets Going Up, Yanks Going Down

After dominating the New York baseball landscape for the better part of 25 years, the New York Yankees now look like a team at the edge of a steep cliff. There is a momentum shift that is not going unnoticed by both fans and media alike where the Yankees and those upstart New York Mets […]

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Jon Niese’s Wise 2012 Decision

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
Jon Niese’s Wise 2012 Decision

After a disabled list stint with shoulder issues last season and a spring training that’s already been plagued by shoulder weakness and now an elbow issue, the long term future of Jon Niese can start to be questioned. Is this the beginning of a chronic issue that will plague him for the rest of his […]

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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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