Tag: free agent

Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

The Rockies agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, last night. The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal. Sandy Alderson weighed in on […]

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Mets Told Jay-Z Beforehand That Chances Of Signing Cano Were Slim

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Told Jay-Z Beforehand That Chances Of Signing Cano Were Slim

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the Mets had told the agents for Robinson Cano beforehand that odds on acquiring their client were slim. Sources: #Mets told Cano’s agents, before agreeing to meet, that chances of deal slim. Did not want to say no. Possible business in future. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 19, […]

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Phillies Re-Sign Carlos Ruiz To Three Year, $26 Million Deal

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Re-Sign Carlos Ruiz To Three Year, $26 Million Deal

According to the Philadelphia Enquirer, free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz will remain with the only team he’s ever played for as the Phillies inked him to a three-year, $26 million deal. Ruiz will turn 35 in January, batted .268/.320/.368 with five homers and 37 RBI this past season. In 2012, Ruiz hit .325/.394/.540 with 32 doubles, 16 […]

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Royals Sign Francisco Pena To Major League Deal

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments

The Kansas City Royals announced that they have signed minor league free agent Francisco Pena. Here is their press release: Catcher Francisco Pena, son of former Kansas City manager Tony Pena and brother of former Royals player Tony Pena Jr., has signed a Major League contract with the organization and was added to the 40-man […]

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Looking For Mr. Right…

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
Looking For Mr. Right…

This was something I actually read on a Seattle Mariners thread, but I thought it related very well with the Mets front office and many Met fans as well. The ideal acquisition for the Seattle Mariners this winter is a speedy right-handed hitting corner outfielder with a strong arm, adequate power, a keen recognition of […]

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Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief […]

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A’s Won’t Trade Jed Lowrie Who Was Atop Mets’ Wish List

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
A’s Won’t Trade Jed Lowrie Who Was Atop Mets’ Wish List

If you thought when the Oakland A’s signed veteran infielder Nick Punto to a one-year deal that it would open the door for them to  trade shortstop Jed Lowrie, think again. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Lowrie, who was atop the Mets’ wish list of potentially available shortstops, is staying put and not […]

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Sandy Alderson Insists Nothing Is Close, “No, No, No”

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Insists Nothing Is Close, “No, No, No”

You can’t make this stuff up… Sandy Alderson completely contradicted everything Jeff Wilpon said earlier today about “something cooking” and a move to come later after meeting with a player last night… Sandy Alderson insisted there was nothing close. "No, no, no." #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) November 13, 2013 Sandy Alderson seemed geniunely surprised […]

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Mets Have Shown Interest In Hughes, But Not Entertaining Idea Of Kazmir

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Shown Interest In Hughes, But Not Entertaining Idea Of Kazmir

Here are two different pieces of news from yesterday, both involving the Mets interest in the pitching market… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are not seriously considering a reunion with former first round pick Scott Kazmir. Kazmir, who is coming off a solid season with the Indians, is looking to […]

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Mets Interest In Granderson and Cruz Has Been Overstated

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Interest In Granderson and Cruz Has Been Overstated

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke with a Mets insider who told him that the Mets interest in Curtis Granderson and Nelson Cruz is being overstated. The Mets have publicly acknowledged interest in both free agent outfielders, but you have to understand that this is no different than what we’ve seen before regarding other […]

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