Tag: free agent

Mets Simply Don’t Love Drew As A Player

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Simply Don’t Love Drew As A Player

2:00 PM In a mailbag post on Mets.com, beat writer Anthony DiComo answered the following question: Why is general manager Sandy Alderson so against signing Stephen Drew to a two- or three-year contract? The only explanation I can give you is one I’ve heard multiple times this winter: the Mets simply don’t love Drew as a player. […]

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Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

The New York Mets signed free agent second baseman Jairo Perez to a minor league deal according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Perez, 25, is coming off a solid showing in the Venezuelan Winter League where he batted .342/.407/.591 with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 35 RBI in 149 at-bats. Last season he played […]

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Drew Willing To Play Other Positions To Widen His Market

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Drew Willing To Play Other Positions To Widen His Market

Agent Scott Boras is not giving up on finding a deal for Stephen Drew and denies that his market is virtually non-existent. According to Peter Gammons, last winter, the Yankees wanted to sign Stephen Drew, but were told he would only play shortstop. So he ended up with Boston. But this week Scott Boras dropped […]

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Possibility That Mets Acquire A Shortstop Via Trade Has Evaporated

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Possibility That Mets Acquire A Shortstop Via Trade Has Evaporated

JetsMets13 asks… I really love your site! Can you answer me a question? When the offseason started Sandy Alderson said that we would probably acquire significant players mostly through trades rather than the free agent market. But then he signed Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson. Does that mean we shouldn’t expect any trades? Joe D. […]

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Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

Jim Bowden of ESPN (Insider Subscription) polled a few general managers about the offseason so far, and when he asked them who they thought would be busts, one American League GM picked Curtis Granderson, while Olney himself picked Chris Young. Which available free agent likely bombs with his new team and why?  AL GM: ”I think Ubaldo […]

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Padres and Twins Like Free Agent Justin Turner

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
Padres and Twins Like Free Agent Justin Turner

A San Diego Padres team source told me that Justin Turner is a player they like. “He’s the kind of player that could elevate our bench and we like his makeup.” it was leaked, after the Mets non-tendered Turner in early December, that the front office decided to let him go because of his apparent […]

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Alderson Is The Best GM In Baseball?

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Is The Best GM In Baseball?

Will Leitch of The New Yorker, tabbed Sandy Alderson as the best GM in baseball and here’s his reasoning: Almost every move Alderson has made since taking over in 2010 has been golden. The Mets’ farm system, decaying when he took over, is now near the top of the majors, headed by pitchers Noah Syndergaard […]

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Mark Mulder: Mets Could Catch Lightning In A Bottle

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mark Mulder: Mets Could Catch Lightning In A Bottle

Despite the addition of Bartolo Colon, the Mets reportedly continue to monitor the free-agent market to find another starting pitcher to meet their needs.  Unfortunately, with every passing day, the list of reliable options continues to dwindle. While the Mets have reported interest in Johan Santana, Freddy Garcia, and others out there, this begs the question; why […]

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Mets Will Meet With Agents For John Axford and Kevin Gregg

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Meet With Agents For John Axford and Kevin Gregg

According to Jim Duquette of MLB Network, the Mets will meet with the agents for free agent relievers John Axford and Kevin Gregg. I’m not such a big fan of Axford, but I do like Gregg a lot for the Mets and he’s a proven shutdown, late-inning reliever we can use. Axford, 30, posted a 4.02 ERA and […]

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Striking Fool’s Gold With Granderson

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
Striking Fool’s Gold With Granderson

When one gets past the excitement of the Mets signing a credible free agent who actually becomes part of this regime’s long term plan, there is this sobering reason for pause. Well, actually there’s 195 of them. As in, 195 strikeouts, which is how many times Granderson struck out in 2012, his last full season. […]

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