Tag: free agent

Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

The Phillies have reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, late last night it was learned that the deal includes a vesting option for a third year. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that the $8 million club option for 2016 vests if […]

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Mets Ranked 11th Best Potential Free Agent Destination

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Ranked 11th Best Potential Free Agent Destination

I found an interesting post on the Bleacher Report, that states the Mets are Ranked #11 out of the 30 major league teams, as a potential free agent destination. The Bleacher Report Ranking System: Team Overview The New York Mets have posted five straight losing seasons and have not reached the playoffs since 2006. But that […]

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Granderson Rejects Qualifying Offer, Mets To Meet With Agent This Week

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Rejects Qualifying Offer, Mets To Meet With Agent This Week

Mets Showing Genuine Interest In Granderson Update 3:45 PM - The Mets plans to meet with the agent for free-agent Curtis Granderson this week according to Mike Puma. Update 3:30 PM – Granderson will reject his $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Yankees and become a free agent according to Joel Sherman. Original Post 1:15 PM: Several beat writers […]

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Phillies, Giants, Twins Have Contacted Bronson Arroyo

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies, Giants, Twins Have Contacted Bronson Arroyo

Bronson Arroyo reports that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins have contacted his agents, but that no offers have been made. On Friday we reported that the Minnesota Twins are very interested in signing the free agent righthander and that they have already called and spoken with him according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, […]

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GM Meetings: What If $40 Million Doesn’t Go As Far As Hoped?

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
GM Meetings: What If $40 Million Doesn’t Go As Far As Hoped?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post asks an interesting question this morning… What do the Mets do when $30 million-to-$40 million does not go as far as they once hoped? Like the Yanks, they can’t punt. They have been selling their fans on contention in 2014, and they can’t table that now because Matt […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

I have been a Mets fan since my birth 41 years ago, and in that time I have seen more than a handful of highs – and more than my share of lows. I have lived through Frank Taveras and Alex Trevino, Bob Bailor and Bruce Bosclair, Rich Rodriguez and Tony Tarasco, and now Lucas […]

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Beltran Looking For 3-4 Year Deal, Red Sox Favorites To Land Him

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Looking For 3-4 Year Deal, Red Sox Favorites To Land Him

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports is reporting that right fielder Carlos Beltran is looking for a three or four year contract and is expected to reject Cardinals’ one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer. That’s probably what the cards were hoping he does as they get ready to usher in the Oscar Taveras era. Beltran, 36, is looking […]

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The Off-Season Phases Of New York Mets Fans

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments

We all have the plan that is going to make the Mets successful in 2014–sign this guy, trade that guy–we’ve heard every possible combination out there, but does it ever really go as we plan? Every Mets fan goes through four phases during the off-season: excitement, heart break, anger, and eventually acceptance. The excitement comes […]

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Why The Mets Won’t Invest $100 Million On Any Player…

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Why The Mets Won’t Invest $100 Million On Any Player…

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog weighed in on the $100 million dollar player issue and explains why the Mets won’t go there. There are revenue reasons, I’m sure, no question. But, also, regardless of budget size and your team’s financial situation, I just don’t think Sandy Alderson believes in those sort of commitments when building a baseball team. […]

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Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that all three Dodger outfielders – Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford – are available, but a rival GM told him that none were desirable. For comparison’s sake, the three Dodgers outfielders on the trade market combined for a 5.4 WAR (Crawford 2.9, Ethier 2.9, Kemp -0.4) while earning […]

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