Tag: free agency

Should Mets Extend Neil Walker A $17.2 Million Qualifying Offer?

An article by posted on 15/10/2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Extend Neil Walker A $17.2 Million Qualifying Offer?

Before the 2015 offseason, the qualifying offer system was seen as a gentleman’s agreement. Teams would offer it, and players would agree to decline it and seek a multi-year contract in free agency. However, over time that agreement started to become a big issue for players. Teams began to shy away from signing players who […]

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What’s On Second? Hopefully It’s T.J. Rivera

An article by posted on 09/10/2016 0 Comments
What’s On Second? Hopefully It’s T.J. Rivera

As the New York Mets’ season came to an abrupt end Wednesday night, being shutout by another brilliant postseason pitching performance by San Francisco Giants’ ace Madison Bumgarner, the team now has all offseason to contemplate the various moves and roster changes that need to be made for 2017 and beyond. One such quandary is […]

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Should the Mets Exercise $13 Million Option on Jay Bruce?

An article by posted on 07/10/2016 0 Comments
Should the Mets Exercise $13 Million Option on Jay Bruce?

Overall, Jay Bruce had a productive 2016 season. It though was a tale of two different seasons between his time on the Cincinnati Reds and his days with the New York Mets. Sandy Alderson will have a decision to make with Bruce as the Mets hold a $13 million option on him if they would […]

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

An article by posted on 16/09/2016 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 08/02/2016 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 14/01/2016 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 04/01/2016 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 30/12/2015 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 10/12/2015 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 10/12/2015 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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