Tag: free agent

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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Mets Back Off On Bartolo Colon Due To Demands

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Back Off On Bartolo Colon Due To Demands

Updated 12/9 The Mets had a meeting today with the agent for veteran free-agent righthander Bartolo Colon according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN. But thankfully, they were scared off by his contracts demands. We are hearing that there might be a two-year deal floating from at least one team, and we think it’s the Mariners. Also, not as much […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Granderson

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Granderson

When the news broke late Friday morning that the Mets had finally came to an agreement with outfielder, Curtis Granderson I admit I did the proverbial  “happy dance” while driving in my car. Yes Granderson is not the “savior” that the Mets need to help this team escape from mediocrity as well as ineptitude. But […]

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Curtis Granderson Agrees To Four Year, $60 Million Deal With Mets

An article by posted on December 6, 2013 0 Comments
Curtis Granderson Agrees To Four Year, $60 Million Deal With Mets

The Mets have agreed to sign free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four-year deal according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the deal is worth $60 million dollars or a $15 million annual average. Andy Martino of the Daily News added that the deal is a straight 4-year deal, per source. […]

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