Tag: free agent

MLBTR: Abreu Takes First Step Towards Free Agency

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
MLBTR: Abreu Takes First Step Towards Free Agency

MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that Cuban prospect Jose Dariel Abreu has officially established residency in Haiti according to what a source told Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Essentially, Abreu has cleared the first hurdle toward signing with a major league team. He now has to file the proper paperwork with MLB and once he does that, he […]

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Vladimir Guerrero, Steve Phillips, And What Could Have Been

An article by posted on September 15, 2013 0 Comments
Vladimir Guerrero, Steve Phillips, And What Could Have Been

After a brilliant 16-year career, outfielder Vladimir Guerrero announced his retirement this weekend, according to Hector Gomez of the Dominican Listin Diario. While he never made it to those almost automatic Hall of Fame thresholds of 3,000 hits or 500 home runs, it will be hard to keep his .318/.379/.553 career slash line out of Cooperstown. […]

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Sandy Alderson Not Ruling Out A Big-Ticket Item This Offseason

An article by posted on September 12, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Not Ruling Out A Big-Ticket Item This Offseason

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that soon to be free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, currently with the Cincinnati Reds, “fits the bill” for what the Mets need this winter. Heyman spoke with Sandy Alderson who revealed some of the things he’s considering as the Mets conclude their third losing season under his watch. “There’s no question long-term contracts […]

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Mets Unlikely To Acquire A First Baseman This Offseason… Stockholm Syndrome?

An article by posted on September 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Unlikely To Acquire A First Baseman This Offseason… Stockholm Syndrome?

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Mets are unlikely to pursue a first baseman from outside the organization this winter, after speaking to Sandy Alderson. “The Mets expect to have their first base answer in-house, between Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Josh Satin. That will leave shortstop and the outfield corners as the main […]

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Will Mets Sign A $100 Million Free Agent This Winter?

An article by posted on September 6, 2013 0 Comments
Will Mets Sign A $100 Million Free Agent This Winter?

I just finished reading a post on MetsBlog about the Mets and the possibilities of signing soon to be free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Red Sox center fielder has an asking price of more than $100 million dollars. I’ve also seen names like Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Cano mentioned as […]

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Mejia Has Bone Spur Removed, Looking Ahead To 2014 Rotation

An article by posted on August 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mejia Has Bone Spur Removed, Looking Ahead To 2014 Rotation

Good news… The Mets announced that Jenrry Mejia had successful surgery to remove the bone spur that was wreaking havoc on his right elbow. Everything went well, and Jenrry will have plenty of time to get ready for next Spring. I didn’t want to write an entire post on this so I thought I’d add […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Examining The Shortstop Market For The Mets

An article by posted on August 24, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Examining The Shortstop Market For The Mets

While we have spent much time debating over whether to trade for Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar, the word out of Arlington is that neither Profar or Andrus will be dangled this offseason. Rather, Ian Kinsler is the player the Rangers would prefer to trade. Profar is 21; Andrus is 24; Kinsler is 31. Therefore, […]

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Thinking Of Trading Wilmer Flores Is Absurd

An article by posted on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
Thinking Of Trading Wilmer Flores Is Absurd

All of a sudden, I’ve been reading with head-scratching confusion how several bloggers are suggesting the New York Mets trade Wilmer Flores. Why? What good would it serve other than just giving away a prospect? What could they possibly get for him now? Their confused reasoning is since the Mets have few position player prospects they […]

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Featured Post: Should Mets Aggressively Pursue Cuban Sensation Jose Abreu?

An article by posted on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Should Mets Aggressively Pursue Cuban Sensation Jose Abreu?

As Baseball America first reported, Jose Abreu, the premier offensive player in Cuba, has defected with the goal of trying to sign a contract to play baseball with a major league team. Abreu, 26, would hit the market as a free agent and according to Baseball America, will be able to sign as a free […]

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2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for […]

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