Tag: free agent

How About Brandon Lyon Setting Up K-Rod?

An article by posted on October 20, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, Joe D posted a blog suggesting that picking up J.J. Putz’s option would be a waste of money.  I happen to agree with his position.  Putz’s option is way too much for a man who has been a shadow of himself due to various injuries.  There are other less expensive options the Mets could […]

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Add Tim Hudson To Available Starting Pitchers

An article by posted on October 13, 2009 0 Comments

It has been a foregone conclusion that the Atlanta Braves would most likely have a healthy Tim Hudson in their rotation next season after missing most of this season due to Tommy John surgery. However, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is now reporting that Hudson could in fact join John Lackey as one the top […]

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How Confident Are You In Mets Ability To Draft Best Players?

An article by posted on September 19, 2009 0 Comments

In a special series that ran on Fox Sports, Rotoworld’s Matthew Pouliot ranked each MLB team based on what the roster would look like if the team had kept all the players it originally drafted and signed, including international players. It’s a fantastic way of looking at how well or how poorly a team has done at […]

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Sheffield Out For The Season

An article by posted on September 8, 2009 0 Comments

On Saturday, Jerry Manuel said that Gary Sheffield (back spasms) likely will not play again this season. It’s kind of strange when you consider that the Mets had an opportunity to get something in return for Sheffield on August 20th when he was claimed on waivers by the San Francisco Giants. The Giants were in […]

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Billy Wagner Deal Officially Gets Worse

An article by posted on September 5, 2009 0 Comments

During the trade deadline, Omar Minaya sent Billy Wagner to the Red Sox for a couple of prospects. Billy Wagner is projected to be a Class A free agent, and would have netted the Mets two first round draft picks next June by offering him arbitration which Wagner would have certainly declined. One of the prospects the […]

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Scott Kazmir Gets His Wings

An article by posted on August 29, 2009 0 Comments

According to several sources, Scott Kazmir has been traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels acquired Kazmir for minor league left-hander Alex Torres, minor league infielder Matt Sweeney, and a player to be named later. Kazmir, 25, got off to a rough start this season and is 8-7 with a […]

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Billy Wagner Invokes No Trade Clause, Will Stay With Mets

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

Last Friday, it was reported that Billy Wagner was claimed on waivers by the Boston Red Sox, the news was not welcomed by Sox closer, Jonathon Papelbon who thinks he has been promoted to General Manager. Papelbon’s crude rumblings aside, the Mets and Sox had until Tuesday afternoon to complete a trade. According to a report by Ken […]

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Mets Would Be Smart To Keep Wagner… For Now

An article by posted on August 21, 2009 0 Comments

Jon Heyman is reporting that Billy Wagner has been claimed on waivers, probably by the Cubs, hopefully not the Phillies or Marlins who are also rumored to be interested. The Mets now have 3 days to either work out a trade, let him go with nothing in return, or pull him back as they did with […]

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What Should The Mets Do With Billy Wagner?

An article by posted on August 8, 2009 0 Comments

It has been only 11 months since undergoing Tommy John surgery, but Billy Wagner has been progressing quite well in his minor league rehab assignment.  He has made four appearances facing live hitters and is yet to give up a run.  His fastball has been clocked at 94 MPH and most importantly, he has not […]

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Should The Mets Sign Joel Piñeiro As A Free Agent?

An article by posted on August 4, 2009 0 Comments

I’ll make this short and (hopefully) sweet, so please don’t shoot the blogger.  As you may already know, I am an optimist.  However, as much as I’d like to see the Mets have a miraculous finish to the 2009 season, every time they lose to second division teams like Arizona, the chances of them playing […]

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