Tag: free agent

Yankees Weighing A Run At Drew

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
Yankees Weighing A Run At Drew

If you thought the New York Yankees were done this offseason after signing Japanese righthander Masahiro Tanaka to a seven year, $155 million dollar deal and bringing their 2014 Winter Shopping Spree total to almost a half-billion dollars, think again. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that now that the Yankees have breached the $189 […]

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John Lannan Will Earn $1.5 Million If He Makes The Team

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
John Lannan Will Earn $1.5 Million If He Makes The Team

The Mets officially announced that they have signed lefthanded starting pitcher John Lannan to a minor-league deal with a spring training invite. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Lannan will earn $1.5 million if he makes the major league team, plus an additional $2 million in innings pitched bonuses. As we surmised […]

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Pitching Market On Hold Until Tanaka Signs By Friday Deadline

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Market On Hold Until Tanaka Signs By Friday Deadline

The clock is ticking on Masahiro Tanaka. He has until Friday, January 24th to sign with a MLB club, and until he’s signed, sealed, and delivered – the rest of the free agent pitching market is in limbo. The Yankees want Tanaka, but will he sign to play in New York? Once he signs, the […]

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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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