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MMO Free Agent Profile: Jose Bautista, OF

An article by posted on November 15, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Jose Bautista, OF

Jose Bautista Position: OF Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: October 19, 1980 (Age 36) Without any doubt, Bautista is one of the premier free agents on the market this offseason. A power right-handed hitting outfielder that the Mets will take a hard look at if Yoenis Cespedes signs elsewhere. Although he is surely on […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Brad Ziegler, RP

An article by posted on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Brad Ziegler, RP

Brad Ziegler Position: Right-handed reliever Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: October 10, 1979 (Age 37) Brad Ziegler hits the open market at a time when teams are prioritizing bullpen help more and more these days, after watching what the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians did in this year’s postseason, and how the Kansas City […]

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Bautista or Fowler Could Be Mets Plan B To Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
Bautista or Fowler Could Be Mets Plan B To Yoenis Cespedes

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets are resolved in seeking common ground with Yoenis Cespedes before the end of the Winter Meetings, which are scheduled for December 4th – 8th. At the moment, it’s believed the Mets would be willing to offer a four year deal in the range of […]

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Mets Want To Bring Back Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on November 9, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Want To Bring Back Yoenis Cespedes

Speaking on MLB Network Tuesday night, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said, ”We’d like to have [Céspedes] back. We’ve reached out to him and expect to have more conversations in the next few days.” This means the Mets are pursuing Yoenis Cespedes differently than last offseason, when they let the market play out before signing him to […]

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Mets Comfortable Enough with Walker’s Progress from Back Surgery to Risk QO

An article by posted on November 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Comfortable Enough with Walker’s Progress from Back Surgery to Risk QO

The New York Mets officially extended a qualifying offer to Neil Walker on Monday. If accepted, the Mets would be on the hook for $17.2MM for Walker’s services in 2017. Walker is coming off back surgery that ended his season prematurely in 2016, though when healthy he was quite the contributor to this team’s offense. […]

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Dexter Fowler to Receive Qualifying Offer

An article by posted on November 7, 2016 0 Comments
Dexter Fowler to Receive Qualifying Offer

Dexter Fowler had himself a nice 2016 season with the Chicago Cubs, contributing regularly to the team that would go on to win the World Series. The Cubs intend on offering Fowler a qualifying offer according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Fowler though is not expected to accept the $17.2MM qualifying offer. This could be […]

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Please Don’t Smear Cespedes On The Way Out

An article by posted on November 6, 2016 0 Comments
Please Don’t Smear Cespedes On The Way Out

With Yoenis Cespedes officially opting out of his contract on Friday, the danger of losing him in free agency will begin to be fully realized. The Mets have had over a month to negotiate a deal with Cespedes.  Over this time period, the Mets were the only team that could negotiate with Cespedes, and yet the […]

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Collins Hopes He’ll Have Cespedes Back in 2017

An article by posted on November 5, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Hopes He’ll Have Cespedes Back in 2017

It is hard to imagine the New York Mets offense without Yoenis Cespedes. Yet again the team enters an offseason where it seems unlikely that their slugger will return, according to what team sources told ESPN New York. Cespedes was brilliant during his time in Queens, putting together a batting line of .282/.348/.554 with 48 […]

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Morning Grind: Cespedes Won’t Get Five Years

An article by posted on October 30, 2016 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Cespedes Won’t Get Five Years

Yoenis Cespedes is going to be opting out of his contract any day now and will become one of the hottest commodities of this offseason. Early reports indicate that he once again in looking for a contract north of $100 million and he wants a five year deal. Cespedes, 31, will be entering a very […]

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Jacob deGrom Likely to Receive Big Pay Raise in 2017

An article by posted on October 16, 2016 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Likely to Receive Big Pay Raise in 2017

Jacob deGrom was upset about his salary for 2016, refusing to sign the $607,000 deal that was offered to him by the Mets. This season though, deGrom is in line for a big bump in pay. According to MLBTradeRumors.com, the top 22% of players who were called up in 2014 will qualify for an extra […]

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