Tag: free agent

Hot Stove Report: Rangers Will Consider Trading Profar, Nats Looking For Another Ace

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: Rangers Will Consider Trading Profar, Nats Looking For Another Ace

The Rangers are letting teams know they will consider trading infielders Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus and highly regarded shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar, according to major league sources. They have also made it clear to other teams they are not trying to dump salary and are adamantly opposed to picking up any part of a contract in order […]

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Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

I’m not big on making free agent predictions during the MLB Hot Stove season, but I usually have one or two guys that I like to recommend the Mets pursue. Last year, I suggested the Mets pursue Jair Jurrjens, which in hindsight looks awful now, but on a minor league deal it made sense to […]

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Are the Mets Snakebit?

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Are the Mets Snakebit?

It has been no surprise that after five straight losing seasons, any optimism that coincided with the arrival of Sandy Alderson and team Moneyball has now subsided into a cynicism and even a resentment of the current power brokers at the helm. Second and Third guessing any decisions made by the current front office reflect […]

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Phillies and Rockies Could Be Interested In Byrd

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies and Rockies Could Be Interested In Byrd

As has already been reported, the Pirates are busy trying to re-sign outfielder Marlon Byrd and there’s also reported mutual interest in rejoining the Mets. Aside from that, MLB Trade Rumors speculates that he could be a hot commodity for any team in search of cheap upgrade at a corner outfield position. Specifically they cite the Phillies […]

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Just How Far Are The Mets Willing To Go To Build A Contender?

An article by posted on November 2, 2013 0 Comments
Just How Far Are The Mets Willing To Go To Build A Contender?

Bill Madden of the Daily News explains why if the Mets are serious about spending, as Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson keep suggesting, they very likely will have to overpay. Here’s the problem for the Mets — and to a lesser degree the Yankees now that they can no longer guarantee free agents a legitimate […]

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Jimenez Declines Option, Arroyo Would Pitch For Mets, Tanaka Could Be Priciest Import Ever

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Jimenez Declines Option, Arroyo Would Pitch For Mets, Tanaka Could Be Priciest Import Ever

The level of uncertainty surrounding Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka, considered by far the best free agent pitcher this offseason, continues to confound the entire baseball industry, from the agents trying to represent him to the teams wanting to sign him to the system that will determine where he ultimately lands, writes Jeff Passan of Yahoo […]

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Featured Post: Selling High & Buying Low – The Sandy Alderson Philosophy

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Selling High & Buying Low – The Sandy Alderson Philosophy

Over the last few seasons, Sandy Alderson has managed the team’s budget with an approach conservative enough to make the Republican party envious. Some love the strategy and some hate it but with each passing sub .500 season, his tactics are becoming increasingly questioned. Most of the fan base understood the reasoning behind trading away […]

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Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

The Phillies are targeting big-time free-agent outfielders and baseball people expect them to be in the mix for Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and possibly Curtis Granderson according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Phillies have a team built around superior starting pitching and veteran infielders, Heyman writes. But have a clear weakness in the outfield, where they got sub-par […]

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Rangers Will Tender Qualifying Offer To Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Rangers Will Tender Qualifying Offer To Nelson Cruz

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News is reporting that the Rangers have decided to tender a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer to Nelson Cruz, which he is expected to turn down in favor of a multi-year deal. “It’s a relatively easy decision,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “We’d be happy to have him […]

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Featured Post: Does A “Mets Way” Exist?

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Does A “Mets Way” Exist?

Wednesday night marked the beginning of the World Series and the two teams which have been praised all postseason long for having outstanding systems and team building began to battle one another for the championship. While the manner in which these League Champs were built is certainly much more complicated than the way the mass […]

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