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Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that all three Dodger outfielders – Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford – are available, but a rival GM told him that none were desirable. For comparison’s sake, the three Dodgers outfielders on the trade market combined for a 5.4 WAR (Crawford 2.9, Ethier 2.9, Kemp -0.4) while earning […]

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Hot Stove Report: Phillies Have Made Some Offers, Mets Have Made Some Phonecalls

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Hot Stove Report: Phillies Have Made Some Offers, Mets Have Made Some Phonecalls

“We’ve already made offers on several players,” Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said from Arizona, where he is watching some of the organization’s top young talent participate in the Arizona Fall League. Todd Knowing that there is a lack of power hitters available, Amaro is perhaps making a push to sign one, as the team […]

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Rockies Pursuing LaTroy Hawkins

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Rockies Pursuing LaTroy Hawkins

The Mets have competition in attempting to re-sign LaTroy Hawkins, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Colorado Rockies are among the teams pursuing the free-agent reliever, according to a source. Still, that does not mean that Colorado is a likely landing spot. I have a hunch that while some teams may be jumping on his […]

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Mets Arbitration Predictions and Non-Tender Candidates

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Arbitration Predictions and Non-Tender Candidates

MLB Trade Rumors posted their arbitration predictions today. Daniel Murphy stands to be the biggest winner nearly doubling his 2013 salary to $5.8 million dollars. Guaranteed Contracts David Wright – $11.0 million (2013), $20.0 million Jon Niese – $3.0 million (2013), $5.05 million Arbitration 1 Dillon Gee – $527,375 (2013) $3.4 million Ruben Tejada – […]

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Putting The Cart Before The Horse…

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Putting The Cart Before The Horse…

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of hearing that the Mets will have $30-40 million to spend this offseason… Especially when neither the owner or general manager have said anything close to that. For a fan base that is so desperate to hear those words, and a franchise that desperately wants […]

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Granderson Is Considering Accepting Yankees Qualifying Offer

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Granderson Is Considering Accepting Yankees Qualifying Offer

In a surprising announcement, free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson said in a radio interview Tuesday that he is considering accepting the Yankees’ qualifying offer of $14.1 million for one year, echoing what his agent said last week. “Well, it’s definitely something you’ve got to think about and I appreciate the Yankees extending that offer to me,” […]

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Twins Are Zeroing In On Righthander Bronson Arroyo

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Twins Are Zeroing In On Righthander Bronson Arroyo

The Minnesota Twins are very interested in signing free agent righthander Bronson Arroyo. They have already called and spoken with the veteran starter according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, but they yet to make a formal offer for Arroyo. There appears to be mutual interest from both sides in getting something […]

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Mets Have Interest In First Baseman Corey Hart

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Interest In First Baseman Corey Hart

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that free agent first baseman Corey Hart is drawing interest from over a dozen teams including the Mets. Hart, 31,  missed the entire 2013 season with multiple knee surgeries, but over his previous three seasons the righthanded slugger has hit .280 with an .857 OPS and has averaged 30 homers. […]

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Hot Stove Report: Rangers Will Consider Trading Profar, Nats Looking For Another Ace

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: Rangers Will Consider Trading Profar, Nats Looking For Another Ace

The Rangers are letting teams know they will consider trading infielders Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus and highly regarded shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar, according to major league sources. They have also made it clear to other teams they are not trying to dump salary and are adamantly opposed to picking up any part of a contract in order […]

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Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

I’m not big on making free agent predictions during the MLB Hot Stove season, but I usually have one or two guys that I like to recommend the Mets pursue. Last year, I suggested the Mets pursue Jair Jurrjens, which in hindsight looks awful now, but on a minor league deal it made sense to […]

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