Tag: free agent

Scrap Heap Signings Haven’t Solved Mets’ Pitching Problem

An article by posted on January 31, 2010 0 Comments

Okay, so the Mets went 1-for-2 on their attempts to get a power hitting outfielder and a top of the rotation starter. Then after whiffing on pitchers Jason Marquis and Joel Pineiro and catcher Bengie Molina (the most welcome strikeouts since Kevin Bass in 1986), they didn’t even offer at pitchers Doug Davis, Ben Sheets […]

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Minaya and Wilpon – Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

Somewhere in heaven, former Mets beloved broadcaster Bob Murphy has bellowed, “Fasten Your Seatbelts,” one more time.  With no games to call, he may have been referring to the news that the Mets are interested in former Braves pitcher John Smoltz as a starter.    If Murph was back in the booth next season, only […]

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Meet The Mets? Free Agent Pitchers Would Rather Not

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

So far this offseason, the Mets have failed to lure a free agent pitcher to Flushing.  What was supposedly their top priority (signing a starting pitcher), has turned into an endless series of questions regarding why the Mets can’t get any pitchers to sign with them.  In a span of 24 hours, the Mets and […]

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Padres Sign Starting Pitcher Jon Garland

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have signed free agent pitcher Jon Garland to a one-year contract. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, tweeted that Jon Garland will get a one-year, $4.7 million contract from the Padres, but according to Rotoworld, the deal is actually worth at least $5.3 million, because a […]

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Ben Sheets Agrees To Deal With A’s

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

According to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, the Oakland A’s have signed free agent Ben Sheets to a one-year deal worth more than $10 million dollars plus bonus incentives. He passed his physical today, and the deal is expected to be announced this afternoon. Passing his physical today would indicate this may have been agreed to 2-3 […]

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Mets Step Up Efforts To Land John Smoltz?

An article by posted on January 26, 2010 0 Comments

Update 1/26 3:00 pm Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the obvious via Twitter, Mets’ next target, after losing Sheets, looks to be Smoltz. They have not been aggressive on Garland, according to a source. Adam Rubin also reported that the Mets were engaged in aggressive dialogue this morning even before the Sheets signing went down. […]

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Joel Pineiro To Angels

An article by posted on January 20, 2010 0 Comments

Free Agent sinker-baller Joel Pineiro, one of the top free agent pitchers left on the market, is available no more. Pineiro has agreed in principle to a $16 million/2 year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Pineiro started his career with Seattle, as a starter, before shifting to a bullpen role with mixed results. He […]

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Pirates Looking to Sign Ryan Church?

An article by posted on January 9, 2010 0 Comments

Djean Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes that the Pirates are interested in signing right fielder Ryan Church. Church, 31, hit .273 with four home runs and 40 RBI’s while splitting time as a member of both the Mets and Braves last season. This news is somewhat surprising as it was rumored for weeks that […]

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Cardinals Agree On 7 Year Deal With Matt Holliday

An article by posted on January 5, 2010 0 Comments

The dominoes are all starting to fall now… Jon Heyman of SI.com,is now reporting that free agent outfielder, Matt Holliday has agreed to a seven-year, $120 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. The deal includes a full no trade clause as most Scott Boras contracts do. Holliday batted .353 with 13 home runs and […]

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2010 Off To Good Start, Looking Forward To What’s Next

An article by posted on January 5, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have started 2010 the right way as Jason Bay is officially a New York Met after passing a physical.  Later on today the Mets will have a press conference introducing Jason Bay as the newest Met.  The deal is for 4 years and is worth $66 million dollars with a vesting option for […]

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