Tag: free agent

Cuban Phenom Yoan Moncada To Command $40M Bonus, Putting Him Out Of Mets Reach

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Cuban Phenom Yoan Moncada To Command $40M Bonus, Putting Him Out Of Mets Reach

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, four different MLB executives and general managers predicted that Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada will land a record-breaking $30-40 million dollar signing bonus. The Yankees, Braves, Red Sox and Cubs all reportedly had four or more scouts in attendance to watch Moncada, and the Mets had a scout there […]

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Mets Looked Into Acquiring Jimmy Rollins From Phillies

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Looked Into Acquiring Jimmy Rollins From Phillies

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says an inside source confirmed the Mets recently looked into acquiring Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins via trade. However, talks were quickly dismissed by Rollins, who informed the team that he doesn’t want to leave Philadelphia. Rollins has a full no-trade clause in his contract. He is due to receive $11 […]

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What Michael Cuddyer Signing Says About Free Agency

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
What Michael Cuddyer Signing Says About Free Agency

The deal between the Mets and Michael Cuddyer made me a little sick and a little confused and a little perplexed and a little vindicated. That’s a lot for a Monday. What we have here is a 36-year-old who has a career .261/.328/.425 slash on the road, plays terrible defense, can’t stay on the field […]

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Jacob deGrom Named NL Rookie of the Year!

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Named NL Rookie of the Year!

2014 NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WINNER! The Baseball Writers Association of America have named Mets righthander Jacob deGrom the 2014 National League Rookie of the Year. He received 26 of the 30 first place votes and was second on the other four. DeGrom beat out Reds OF Billy Hamilton and Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong. […]

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Free Agency Officially Began This Morning

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
Free Agency Officially Began This Morning

And away we go. With the World Series now concluded after the San Francisco Giants  defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7, the Hot Stove Season officially kicked off at 9:00 AM this morning. All players with no contractual obligations for 2015 officially became free agents this morning. For the Mets it’s a […]

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(Updated) Red Sox Likely Trading Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
(Updated) Red Sox Likely Trading Yoenis Cespedes

Updated at 1:00 PM MLBTR reports that  Yoenis Cespedes has switched agencies and is now being represented by Roc Nation Sports.  Cespedes had previously been represented by Adam Katz of WMG. As I said, there’s little chance that Cespedes signs an extension with any team and rest assured he’ll be a free agent after the 2015 season. […]

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What Kind Of Free Agent Should Mets Sign?

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
What Kind Of Free Agent Should Mets Sign?

Could The Mets Pursue Asdrubal Cabrera To Play Shortstop? What was the best free agent deal the Mets ever pulled off? Unquestionably, it was Carlos Beltran. The uber-talented thoroughbred outfielder that the Mets used to have patrolling center field during much of the last decade….when he was healthy enough to play. Those Mets clubs of […]

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Could Jay Bruce Be A Viable Trade Target?

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
Could Jay Bruce Be A Viable Trade Target?

The Cincinnati Reds were a very interesting team this year. Finishing with their worst record since 2008, the team failed to make the playoffs after reaching the dance in three of the last four seasons. Looking to rebound from a down year, you have to wonder if the Reds would consider shaking things up. It […]

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Tejada, Young, Carlyle Could Each Be Non-Tendered

An article by posted on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Tejada, Young, Carlyle Could Each Be Non-Tendered

MLB Trade Rumors posted their offseason outlook for the Mets including projected arbitration awards for nine eligible players. Arbitration Eligible Player Projections Bobby Parnell, RP (5.132): $3.7MM projected salary Daniel Murphy, 2B (5.109): $8.3MM Eric Young Jr., OF (4.123): $2.3MM Dana Eveland, RP (4.029): $1.0MM Dillon Gee, SP (4.028): $5.1MM Ruben Tejada, SS (3.171): $1.7MM Lucas […]

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Qualifying Offers Rise To $15.3 Million

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Qualifying Offers Rise To $15.3 Million

This off-season, free agents that are extended qualifying offers by their current teams will be in store for a paycheck worth $15.3 million should they accept their offers. The figure was arrived at by averaging the 125 highest-paid players in a given season. The qualifying offer enables a team to either bring back a player […]

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