Tag: Ike Davis

Is Ike Davis’ Agent Salivating?

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 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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Mets Non-Tender Turner, Valdespin, Hefner, Quintanilla, Atchison

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Non-Tender Turner, Valdespin, Hefner, Quintanilla, Atchison

The Mets announced they have non-tendered Omar Quintanilla, Jordany Valdespin, Justin Turner, Jeremy Hefner, and Scott Atchison. Interesting purge by the Mets on non-tender day… The 40 man roster is now at 35 players. Original Post Today is the non-tender deadline and all teams have until 11:59 tonight to decide which arbitration eligible players they will or will not […]

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Enter Sandman: The Mets’ Three Year Journey to Irrelevance

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Enter Sandman: The Mets’ Three Year Journey to Irrelevance

The GM Meetings in Orlando, home of Disneyworld, came and went and while none of us honestly expected the Mets to make a lot of noise, let’s take a trip to FantasyLand for a moment. Imagine if the Mets DID grab headlines. Visualize Sandy wheeling and dealing and returning to New York with Jose Reyes. […]

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Josh Satin – Cleanup Hitter

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Josh Satin – Cleanup Hitter

Call me crazy, but I’d like to see Josh Satin hitting cleanup. I think he can hit and be very productive on the Major League level. Yes, he took several years to make it to the majors, but let’s also not forget that his path to the bigs was blocked by David Wright at third […]

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The Clock Is Ticking On Sandy Alderson’s Plan For The Mets

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
The Clock Is Ticking On Sandy Alderson’s Plan For The Mets

We keep hearing the word “plan” tossed around this winter. Nobody knows what the plan is, as it seems to change from day-to-day and week-to-week. As legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks would say, this Mets off-season has looked a lot like “two monkeys trying to hump a football.” The only “plan,” as I see it, […]

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Nelson Cruz Is Not The Answer For The Mets

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
Nelson Cruz Is Not The Answer For The Mets

Even after last week’s signing of Chris Young, the Met outfield is still in dire circumstances. Although they have two starters set in place in Juan Lagares and Young, neither of them are sure bets at the plate. With the Mets presumably sticking with either Lucas Duda or Ike Davis at first base for next […]

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Sandy’s Conundrum and Surviving In Baseball’s New Market

An article by posted on November 28, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy’s Conundrum and Surviving In Baseball’s New Market

Sandy Alderson is suffering from sticker shock. He’s so shocked you could slam a baseball bat against a wall he’s sitting by and he wouldn’t even flinch. He’s so shocked you have to tazer him just to get him to blink. He’s so shocked … eh, you get the idea. Lets see…  $75 million for […]

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Mets Can Still Get Creative With Trade Market

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Can Still Get Creative With Trade Market

It was a little disappointing for Mets fans last week when John Harper of the New York Daily News reported that Sandy Alderson would have a spending limit this offseason somewhere in the range of $25 to $30 million. While Jeff Wilpon came out later in the week, calling the spending cap a flexible one, […]

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What’s Up With Braun? Click.

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
What’s Up With Braun? Click.

When asked by Jon Heyman if he had checked in with the Brewers to discuss Ryan Braun, Mets GM Sandy Alderson joked and said, “If you could count a four-word sentence as checking.” When Heyman pressed for more details, Sandy replied that the entire extent of his discussion with the Brewers slugger was, ”What’s up with […]

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Pirates Trade For Jaff Decker, DFA Garrett Jones

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pirates Trade For Jaff Decker, DFA Garrett Jones

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few roster moves Monday, but one of them popped out at me, Garrett Jones who was designated for assignment. Jones, 32, was eligible for arbitration for the third time and would have received a raise from his $4.5 million salary in 2013. Incidentally, about $500K more than what the Mets’ Ike Davis was making. […]

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