Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports is reporting that right fielder Carlos Beltran is looking for a three or four year contract and is expected to reject Cardinals’ one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer. That’s probably what the cards were hoping he does as they get ready to usher in the Oscar Taveras era. Beltran, 36, is looking for a deal that will carry him to retirement and with a 3-4 year demand, it’s safe to say he […]
Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog weighed in on the $100 million dollar player issue and explains why the Mets won’t go there. There are revenue reasons, I’m sure, no question. But, also, regardless of budget size and your team’s financial situation, I just don’t think Sandy Alderson believes in those sort of commitments when building a baseball team. What’s more, thanks to some of Omar Minaya‘s handy work, ownership sounds skeptical of getting bogged down in those sort of […]
“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 needs right-handed hitters, reports Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Some of the names being linked to the Phillies include Nelson Cruz, Carlos Beltran and Michael […]
Slow news night, so if you’re looking for strictly Mets news – move on… However if you’re sticking around for some interesting topics worthy of an MMO-Style debate, here goes… Mike Puma of the New York Post just tweeted… Mets-Boras talks can be messy. Boras, according to a source, said the Mets were “impossible” to deal with in Bourn talks. The thing to consider there is that the free agents mostly tied to the Mets rumors […]
Dennis asks… What’s the deal with these qualifying offers? Will we be able to go after those guys? Do you think there’s any chance that we could sign Beltran and Ellsbury and play them in left and right with Lagares in center? Joe D. replies… We posted about the players who received qualifying offers here. But basically it’s 13 players whose teams gave them a one-year, $14.1 million offer which they could either accept or […]
The Mets can spend this offseason. That has been the overall message conveyed for the past several months, however will they spend and to what degree remains the begging question. The “Red Sox Model” has been mentioned a great deal, meaning the Amazin’s would avoid the top-tier free agents, instead finding the Shane Victorinos and Mike Napolis on the market and signing them to lesser deals. Staying true to the theme of this mid-level shopping […]
I don’t know about most of you, but a few of us on MMO let out a collective sigh of relief when we read the following from Andy Martino of the Daily News: The Mets don’t love Mark Trumbo and they’ve never shown any interest in Peter Bourjos. I see Trumbo as an Ike Davis with more consistent power, but a worse glove. I couldn’t imagine giving up a Jon Niese for someone like that… […]
Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post that forfeiting their second round pick will not keep them from signing a free agent who was extended a qualifying offer. Earlier this evening, Puma reported that the Mets front office deliberated over the draft pick compensation issue. The deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers came and went on Monday and the following 13 free agents will require draft pick compensation should they reject their Q.O. and […]
I got an email the other day asking me why I always downplay the Mets going after players like Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury or Carlos Beltran. The reader wanted to know why I’ve become such a pessimist. My response to her was simple. “I don’t trust the people in charge, hence I’m skeptical of anything they say.” In the Fall of 2010, nobody was happier to see Sandy Alderson and company take control of this […]
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