Tag: free agency

Parnell Should Remain Mets Closer When Francisco Is Activated

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Should Remain Mets Closer When Francisco Is Activated

Most everything about the Mets these days is about the future. From Matt Harvey, to extending David Wright, to the trade of R.A. Dickey and protecting Zack Wheeler, we’re talking about 2014 and beyond. Sure, it would be great to compete now, but 2013 is mostly for establishing the foundation. It is the development of Harvey and Jon Niese; giving Wheeler major league […]

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Is Scott Boras Slipping?

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Is Scott Boras Slipping?

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus cashed in a big way by agreeing to an eight-year, $120 million contract extension. The deal hasn’t been finalized, but should be made official on Thursday. There is a clause that would allow Andrus to opt out after the fourth year if he chooses, but since the extension doesn’t kick […]

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MMO Book Review: Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Book Review: Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season

A couple of weeks ago, the great Mets historian and author Matt Silverman, was nice enough to give me a sneak preview into his newest publication, Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season. The verdict is in, and Matt has done it again – delivering another Amazin’ Book that should be a part of every Met fan’s […]

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From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

To turn attention away from Mike Piazza and the Hall of Fame vote for just a minute, let’s discuss the future Mike Piazza, or so we hope. The Mets acquired Travis d’Arnaud, their catcher of the future, in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. But why can’t the future be […]

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Would You Decline Wright’s Option To Sign Josh Hamilton Next Offseason?

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
Would You Decline Wright’s Option To Sign Josh Hamilton Next Offseason?

After posing this question via twitter, a debate ensued between myself and several Met bloggers including our own Joe D. and Brandon Butler. I thought I would ask the MMO faithful this same query: Would you do anything to sign Josh Hamilton next winter? Even if it meant losing David Wright? Personally, I think it […]

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Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

While details about the new CBA are still coming in, it seems one thing is quite apparent about this new deal. It was an exercise in balancing the inequities in the league. It starts off by balancing the AL and NL to have the same number of teams. While this does not appear to have […]

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Alderson on Reyes, Wright, 2012 Season

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments

This from Adam Rubin: So Reyes will in fact go into free agency with nary an offer from the Mets confirming an earlier report to that effect from Adam Rubin and Andy Martino. The Wright thing sounds about right. Looking forward to seeing what he means by not punting in 2012. Fielder? Wilson? Big trade? […]

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Latest Reyes Trip To DL, May Have A Good Side Effect For The Mets

An article by posted on August 9, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets have once again had to place Jose Reyes on the disabled list as a result of a hamstring strain. However, this bit of bad news for the team, may have at least one positve side effect to it. This scenario could actually be helpful for the Mets when you take a deeper look. It […]

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Should Mets Attempt To Re-Sign Carlos Beltran During Offseason?

An article by posted on July 25, 2011 0 Comments

With all the hype this week surrounding Carlos Beltran and the trade deadline, I felt it necessary to throw in my two cents. Most likely, before the week is through, Beltran will be playing for another team. I’m normally optimistic about matters concerning the Mets, but I’m definitely realistic when it comes to this impending […]

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Jose Reyes May Be Changing Alderson’s Mind

An article by posted on June 1, 2011 0 Comments

John Harper of the Daily News, spoke to a scout who says that while Reyes has seemed more likely to go, as he heads toward free agency, there is a sense among some baseball people that the shortstop may be changing Alderson’s mind. As an example, Harper shares a discussion he had yesterday with a major league scout […]

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