Tag: free agent

Is Ike Davis’ Agent Salivating?

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 11 Comments

I know one player was a free agent and another is a second year arbitration eligible player, but I have to wonder… did Sandy set the market for .200 hitters that strike out a lot? With the current market “sticker shock” and the $7.25 million contract that the Mets just gave Chris Young, is Ike […]

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Sandy Alderson Met With Curtis Granderson

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 15 Comments
Sandy Alderson Met With Curtis Granderson

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson reportedly met with with free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson on Sunday, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Alderson has said that acquiring two corner outfielders was among his many offseason goals. Last week, the Mets signed outfielder Chris Young to a one-year, $7.25 million deal. After consecutive 40+ home […]

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Update: Mets Never Had Plans To Meet With Arroyo In Tampa

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Update: Mets Never Had Plans To Meet With Arroyo In Tampa

Adam Rubin now reports that the Mets are not super high on Arroyo, and a meeting may never take place, according to a team official. On Saturday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told MMO that Arroyo would be willing to meet with the Mets, but that “no such date or plans for a […]

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Mets Have Not Contacted Former Brewer Corey Hart

An article by posted on December 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Not Contacted Former Brewer Corey Hart

A source told MMO on Saturday that the New York Mets have not contacted free agent Cory Hart or made any offer to the former Brewers first baseman. “There’s been a few teams, but the Mets are not one of them.” Last week, Hart said that while there’s been plenty of interest in him from teams […]

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The Twelve Percent Solution? The 2005 Edition

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?  The 2005 Edition

I previously posed the question if a player can develop plate discipline at the minor league level to lay off bad pitches, does that translate into major league success?  Let’s do a little rewind to see how a 12% walk rate translated over time, shall we? Over the course of 502 plate appearances, a 12% […]

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David Wright Feels Our Pain, Urges Fans To Hang On

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright Feels Our Pain, Urges Fans To Hang On

David Wright is making the rounds… After hitting WFAN with Francesa on Monday, today he was a guest of Mike Lupica on ESPN NY 98.7 FM. “I think Sandy has a plan in place and I think he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve starting at the winter meetings,” Wright said. “Everybody knew that […]

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Should Suspended Players Be Rewarded With Big Money Contracts?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Should Suspended Players Be Rewarded With Big Money Contracts?

There was an interesting post today by Adam Rubin, where he writes that free-agent reliever David Aardsma shared his displeasure with players that cheat the game, come back from suspension, and are rewarded with huge contracts. He doesn’t name any player by name, but most recently Jhonny Peralta signed with the Cardinals for 4 years, $52 million […]

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Cards Agree To 4-Year Deal With Peralta, What’s Next For Mets?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Cards Agree To 4-Year Deal With Peralta, What’s Next For Mets?

Jhonny Peralta and the Cardinals have reached agreement worth a little more than $52 million according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Peralta, 31, hit .303/.358/.457 with 30 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI in just 107 games last year, and in between he served a […]

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MMO Mailbag: More On Chris Young, Who’s Who At Shortstop

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: More On Chris Young, Who’s Who At Shortstop

Kevin D. asks… It seems that you are the only one among your writers that didn’t like the Chris Young signing. He is an all star who took less money to come to the Mets and is still young with a lot of upside. I don’t understand what you don’t like about him and even […]

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Yankees Sign Free Agent Brian McCann To Five-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Yankees Sign Free Agent Brian McCann To Five-Year Deal

Ken Rosenthal of  FOX Sports is reporting that the New York Yankees and free agent catcher Brian McCann have reached an agreement on a five year deal worth $85 million. The deal also includes a vesting option for a sixth year and is pending a physical. McCann cashes in on what has been a solid career […]

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