Tag: free agent

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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Bidding For Andrew Miller Begins At Three Years, $21 Million

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Bidding For Andrew Miller Begins At Three Years, $21 Million

Baseball reporters and bloggers say the darnedest things.  Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets should target lefthander Andrew Miller this offseason as a free agent. An executive who expects to pursue the lefty told Sherman he believes the field will be so crowded that three years at $21 million is probably […]

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Five Free Agent Targets Who Could Help

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Five Free Agent Targets Who Could Help

As the Mets enter the off-season, there are questions swirling about how much money will be available to Sandy Alderson and what the payroll will look like next season. With big names like Max Scherzer and Hanley Ramirez hitting the open market, here are five guys that few are discussing that could make an impact […]

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Who Are The Mets’ Best Trade Chips?

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Who Are The Mets’ Best Trade Chips?

Marc Carig of Newsday created a bit of a stir when he reported via Twitter that after catching up with several scouts and rival execs, many of them viewed Jon Niese as the Mets’ best trade chip if they decide to hang onto their young arms. Agree? Disagree? This got us thinking. Who are the […]

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Mets Will Have Three Scouts At Yasmani Tomas Showcase

An article by posted on September 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Will Have Three Scouts At Yasmani Tomas Showcase

Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas will have his showcase in the Dominican Republic this Sunday, and while most teams including the Mets are expected to have a look, his price tag will eliminate most of them from bidding for his services. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that bidding could go as high as $100 million […]

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Terry Collins Appears Safe For Start Of 2015

An article by posted on September 13, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Collins Appears Safe For Start Of 2015

While he is signed only through the end of next season, it appears that Terry Collins‘ job is safe heading into the off season. According to CBS’s John Heyman, Collins has the support of ownership and is all but certain to be back with the club next season. Since taking over the Mets in 2010, […]

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Should Mets Target Nelson Cruz In The Offseason?

An article by posted on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
Should Mets Target Nelson Cruz In The Offseason?

A few days ago on Sirius XM’s Fantasy Sports Radio, Steve Philips floated the idea out there that while Nelson Cruz would love to turn his major league leading home run season into a huge, multi-year deal, teams will be wary of too many factors to consider a 4-5 year deal. He concluded that Cruz […]

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Giancarlo Stanton: Five Months Doesn’t Change Five Years

An article by posted on August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Giancarlo Stanton: Five Months Doesn’t Change Five Years

Last week when I floated that Giancarlo Stanton is not a sure bet to sign an extension with the Miami Marlins and could still become available, I got an earful from a contingent who said, “he’s not going anywhere.” Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, shared an exchange with Stanton, who was asked if the recent […]

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Di-JEST: Desperate Mets Try New Promo Tactic

An article by posted on August 12, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: Desperate Mets Try New Promo Tactic

When your ballclub is cruising toward another mid-70s win season and seeing its attendance in continued decline you try everything you can think of to get fans out to the park. The Mets have tried promotions like fireworks nights, concerts by name entertainers, and have given bobblehead dolls out of everyone from Ed Kranepool to […]

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