Tag: free agent

How Does Chris Young Fit the Mets Plan?

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
How Does Chris Young Fit the Mets Plan?

The Chris Young signing is what I call a Hot Stove Head-Scratcher. Try as I might to understand the move, signing Young to a contract worth more than $7 million dollars simply doesn’t make sense. My litmus test for a free agent signing involves two basic questions. First, is there a reasonable expectation the free […]

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David Wright Wants To Be Part Of Mets Resurgence

An article by posted on March 9, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Wants To Be Part Of Mets Resurgence

Bob Klapisch of NewJersey.com spoke with David Wright about the state of the Mets and about his decision to forego a more lucrative deal in free agency so that he could stay in New York and continue playing for the team he grew up rooting for. Wright is bound by a sense of loyalty and his desire all along […]

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Is The Qualifying Offer System Fundamentally Flawed Or Working Just Right?

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Qualifying Offer System Fundamentally Flawed Or Working Just Right?

Union head Tony Clark told the Associated Press that he is concerned that free agents who would cost a team a draft choice for signing them are still without jobs. Of the 13 players who would require compensation, three remain unsigned with teams already at spring training — shortstop Stephen Drew, designated hitter Kendrys Morales and right-hander Ervin Santana. “The way […]

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Contract Details For Dice-K, Valverde, Farnsworth (Updated)

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Contract Details For Dice-K, Valverde, Farnsworth (Updated)

Here are the contract details on Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde as reported by Joel Sherman of the NY Post via Twitter. All three pitchers each signed a minor league deal with a spring training invite. Farnsworth can earn a base salary of $1.5 million, with a bonus of $75,000 for 40, 45, 50 and 55 appearances. […]

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Source: Yankees Still Have No Interest In Drew

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Source: Yankees Still Have No Interest In Drew

A source told Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that the Yankees still aren’t interested in free agent Stephen Drew despite the Derek Jeter announcement. Marchand added that it didn’t sound as if the Yanks were going to change their minds, either. This really doesn’t change anything for the Mets. Sandy Alderson said on Thursday, that […]

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Mets Still Considering A Run At Nelson Cruz… Good Idea?

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Still Considering A Run At Nelson Cruz… Good Idea?

Andy Martino of the Daily News says there is still lingering talk that the Mets are considering a run at free agent Nelson Cruz. I guess if the Mets could get a REAL bargain, his power could could make sense. But given what Sandy Alderson said yesterday at being at the cusp of his payroll […]

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Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

February 12 Boston Herald sports reporter John Tomase says that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew has not received a contract offer from the Red Sox for more than one season as had been previously reported. A source told Tomase that Drew is looking for at least a one-year deal with an option for a second year. Yesterday, Sandy […]

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Free Agent Update: Brewers Sign K-Rod, Mets Scouted Hanrahan Today

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Free Agent Update: Brewers Sign K-Rod, Mets Scouted Hanrahan Today

MLBTR confirmed that the Mets did attend a light bullpen today to watch Joel Hanrahan as Buster Olney reported on Thursday. Hanrahan’s agent Mike Dillon of Reynolds Sports Management tells MLBTR: “Reports of a showcase workout with Joel Hanrahan are inaccurate. Teams that have been interested in watching his light bullpens have been welcome and the Mets […]

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Mets Quickly Shoot Down Report They Made An Offer To Drew

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Quickly Shoot Down Report They Made An Offer To Drew

3:15 PM Update The Mets quickly denied that they made any offer to Stephen Drew as WFAN’s Mike Francesa inaccurately reported this afternoon on the air. Kristie Ackert of the Daily News confirmed the news from the Mets. That said, Francesa believes the Mets will end up signing the free agent shortstop. “I think they’re gonna […]

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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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