Tag: free agent

Mets Offer Kelvim Escobar Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 14, 2009 0 Comments

According to the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, the Mets offered a minor league deal to pitcher Kelvim Escobar. Although not published or confirmed by any mainstream source, it was posted via Twitter by Efrain  Zavarce and was re-tweeted by Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN. Last week, the NY Post’s Joel Sherman tweeted that Escobar might pitch in the […]

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Signing Starting Pitchers: Prices Are INSANE!

An article by posted on December 12, 2009 0 Comments

Like thousands of kids who grew up as Mets fans in the late ’60s, early ’70s, I wanted to be Tom Seaver, the closest thing to pitching perfection as I ever saw or will ever see. I got as far as being the number one pitcher for my small NY college baseball team in 1977 […]

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White Sox Reach Deal With J.J. Putz

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

The White Sox have signed free-agent reliever J.J. Putz to a one-year, $3 million dollar contract, according to Noah Coslov from MLB.com. The contract includes several incentives that could increase the value of the deal to as much as $10 million dollars. The Mets acquired Putz from the Mariners last off season in a three-team trade with the Indians […]

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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

As the final day of the Winter Meetings comes to a close, the Mets fly back to New York much like the same team that arrived on Sunday. Any and all dreams of blockbuster trades and big free agent signings slowly dissipate into the same pessimistic feelings we ended the season with. There will be […]

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Mets Restructure Henry Blanco’s Contract

An article by posted on December 10, 2009 0 Comments

Last week, the Mets made their first dabble into the free agent pool when they signed veteran backstop, Henry Blanco, to a one year deal worth roughly $1.45 million. However, as Newsday’s Ken Davidoff reports (Hat tip to MLB Trade Rumors for link), there were some red flags that popped up during Blanco’s physical, in […]

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Mets Showing Signs Of Life: Lackey, Bay, Holliday, Molina

An article by posted on December 9, 2009 0 Comments

MLB Insider Jon Heyman of SI.com tweets that the Mets are now engaging John Lackey, Matt Holliday, and Jason Bay with renewed hopes of signing one of them. Purse strings opening for Omar? Mets are talking to Lackey, Holliday and Bay with renewed hopes to sign one of big three. I’m not buying into anything until we get […]

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Mets Attempts To Sign Randy Wolf, “Fruitless”

An article by posted on December 8, 2009 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com reported via Twitter that the Mets attempts to try and sign free agent starter Randy Wolf appear to be “fruitless”. It now appears almost certain that he will sign with the Milwaukee Brewers for three years and approximately $9 million dollars per season. The Wolf to the Brewers rumors really intensified last night, but earlier today some […]

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Mets To Offer Bengie Molina One-Year Deal With Option?

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman who was a guest on MLB Network’s Hot Stove show, the Mets may be readying an offer for free agent catcher Bengie Molina. On his blog at SI.com, Heyman wrote,   The Mets are considering a bid of about $6 million for one guaranteed year plus a second-year option for free-agent […]

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Henry Blanco To Be A Met, Is Thole Era Not Far Behind?

An article by posted on December 3, 2009 0 Comments

According to several reports including Jon Heyman via Twitter, and the original story from Adam Rubin of the Daily News, free agent catcher Henry Blanco could become a member of the New York Mets as soon as today. The Mets appeared to be closing in on a deal with free-agent catcher Henry Blanco. The Venezuelan newspaper […]

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Phillies Sign Brian Schneider

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

According to several reports, Brian Schneider has just signed a two-year deal worth $3 million dollars with the Philadelphia Phillies. The former Mets catcher became a free agent and the Mets had no plans to offer him arbitration. Schneider, 33, hit .218 in 59 games last season, and .244 in 169 games overall as a Met. […]

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