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An Official $85 Million Payroll Sighting

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
An Official $85 Million Payroll Sighting

For months now, I’ve been saying I’d be shocked if the Mets have more than an $85 million payroll in 2014. And while some reports have had the Mets as low as $90 million – this morning there was an $85 million sighting on ESPN New York. “A Mets source recently told ESPNNewYork.com that the […]

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Alderson: We’re Going To Spend More Money Than In Recent Years

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: We’re Going To Spend More Money Than In Recent Years

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was on ESPN FM Radio for a brief interview earlier today. Here’s a little recap for you… Alderson again said he’s looking at his “shortstop situation,” as well as all three outfield positions. Mike Lupica told Alderson that he understands it’s a marathon not a sprint — but it’s starting to feel […]

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GM Meetings Began And Ended With A Joke For The Mets

An article by posted on November 14, 2013 0 Comments
GM Meetings Began And Ended With A Joke For The Mets

How many of you believe in karma? You know, the notion that when you do something good or bad it eventually comes right back at ya? Well, count me among the big believers in karma, and let me tell you that sometimes karma can be a real bitch… The Mets front office are jetting to […]

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The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson arrived in Orlando for the GM Meetings tonight and got things started with his usual deadpan humor. “Well, I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get too excited. They were all fives.” When asked how high the stack of five dollar bills go, he responded: ”Not as high as some people […]

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Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

On Monday, qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams. Each of these free agents was offered a one-year deal for $14.1 million. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson interpreted the turndowns as an indicator a bull market is possible. “That ought to tell you a little […]

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Granderson Rejects Qualifying Offer, Mets To Meet With Agent This Week

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Rejects Qualifying Offer, Mets To Meet With Agent This Week

Mets Showing Genuine Interest In Granderson Update 3:45 PM - The Mets plans to meet with the agent for free-agent Curtis Granderson this week according to Mike Puma. Update 3:30 PM – Granderson will reject his $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Yankees and become a free agent according to Joel Sherman. Original Post 1:15 PM: Several beat writers […]

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Cafardo: Mets Could Be In Hunt For Kemp Or Ethier

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
Cafardo: Mets Could Be In Hunt For Kemp Or Ethier

The Dodgers were apparently open to dealing any of Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier — who are each under contract with some serious money attached to them. However, Jon Heyman wrote “…a Mets person suggested that trio isn’t at the forefront of their internal talks, at least at the moment.” However, Nick Carfardo of […]

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Featured Post: Eight Free Agents That Could Help The Mets

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Eight Free Agents That Could Help The Mets

ESPN’s Keith Law released his Top 50 Free Agents for this offseason on Tuesday. With the Mets rumored to have some payroll flexibility and a willingness to spend, this would be a great opportunity to take a look at some of the interesting names who may or may not be linked to the Mets this […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

I have been a Mets fan since my birth 41 years ago, and in that time I have seen more than a handful of highs – and more than my share of lows. I have lived through Frank Taveras and Alex Trevino, Bob Bailor and Bruce Bosclair, Rich Rodriguez and Tony Tarasco, and now Lucas […]

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Beltran Looking For 3-4 Year Deal, Red Sox Favorites To Land Him

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Looking For 3-4 Year Deal, Red Sox Favorites To Land Him

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 […]

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