Tag: free agent

Shaun Marcum Pulled From Rotation, Out Until Early To Mid March

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Shaun Marcum Pulled From Rotation, Out Until Early To Mid March

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, is reporting that right-hander Shaun Marcum has been temporarily removed from the Mets Grapefruit League rotation, but is not injured. Manager Terry Collins said Marcum wants to concentrate on a long-toss program designed to strengthen his shoulder, which gave him trouble last spring. He will return to game action in early to mid-March. […]

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Mets Owner Says Team Will Spend, But Doubts Are Raised

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments

Fred Wilpon’s proclamation in Port St. Lucie yesterday the Mets are now out of debt and ready to jump into the free-agent market brought a skeptical response. The feeling wasn’t  “oh boy, let’s go get Jacoby Ellsbury next year,’’ but rather “I’ll believe it when it see it.’’ Remember, the road to hell is paved with good […]

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The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

The big Mets news from last night was Michael Bourn, who decided not to sign with the Mets. Instead, Bourn signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Indians with an easily-attainable fifth option year that would bring the total contract to five years and $60 million. Regardless of what you think of Bourn as […]

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From Left Field: Mets Finally Sign A Free Agent

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Finally Sign A Free Agent

With the announcement this morning that the Mets have agreed to sign Shaun Marcum, the offseason drought is officially over. The Mets were the only team in the game to have not signed a Major League free agent before the Marcum deal. Of course, the Mets are going through a rebuilding phase, but the team […]

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The Return Of Perpetual Pedro?

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments

For years, the name Pedro Feliciano was a fixture in an otherwise hectic Mets bullpen. His ability to get lefties out was always a plus, and reliability upon him was key. Then following the 2010 season, Sandy Alderson let the then-longest tenured Met on the roster go across town to the rival New York Yankees. A […]

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Sandy Alderson Is The Great Pretender

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Is The Great Pretender

I’m so fed up with this lingering R.A. Dickey situation. Make a decision one way or the other and move on already. Sandy Alderson says a lot of things, most of which end up ringing hollow or untrue. You just never know what to believe with him, and he never answers any questions directly. He […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Closing The Book On Jason Bay

An article by posted on November 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Closing The Book On Jason Bay

For the first six years of his baseball career, Jason Bay was one of the game’s up-and-coming stars. He toiled in relative obscurity, first with the San Diego Padres and then with the Pittsburgh Pirates, where his tenacious, hard-slugging style of play caught the attention of baseball fans everywhere. After a two-season stretch with the […]

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Mets Offseason Will Resemble The Last Two, Wright Negotiations Stalled

An article by posted on November 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Offseason Will Resemble The Last Two, Wright Negotiations Stalled

Mack Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have little left in budget to pursue free agents. With little wiggle room, a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking said the Mets likely will follow last winter’s free-agent blueprint, when they passed on a major signing in favor of spreading their limited dollars with several […]

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Melky To The Mets Would Be A Bad Idea, But It Could Happen

An article by posted on October 29, 2012 0 Comments
Melky To The Mets Would Be A Bad Idea, But It Could Happen

Joel Sherman of the New York Post, spoke with several major league executives who said they believed that the Mets and Phillies will be very interested in outfielder Melky Cabrera, who will be a free agent this offseason. There’s also a good chance that the Giants will try to re-sign Cabrera, especially if they are unable to work […]

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Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

Well, Sandy Alderson did meet with Mets beat writers as I mentioned earlier and he had a mouthful to say. Adam Rubin got a good summary of everything: Wow… So lets see… 1. Informal conversations have taken place with Dickey and Wright. I think that’s called discussing parameters. 2. Buyouts on options for Santana and […]

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