Tag: Jacoby Ellsbury

What Would It Take For Mets To Win A Wild Card In 2014?

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
What Would It Take For Mets To Win A Wild Card In 2014?

What would it take this offseason for the Mets to contend for a Wild Card in 2014 as Sandy Alderson asserts? Xtreem – Jon Niese and Zack Wheeler need to step up and find some way to alleviate the loss of Matt Harvey as best they can. You can’t replace the best pitcher in the […]

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Does 2015 Free Agent Market Influence Mets 2014 Offseason Strategy?

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Does 2015 Free Agent Market Influence Mets 2014 Offseason Strategy?

An MMO Fan Shot By Andrew Doris The two-year plan The past two seasons, the Mets have finished 74-88. Over that time, they’ve dumped all their albatross contracts (except Bobby Bonilla…) and resolved the Bernie Madoff lawsuit, such that management finally appears capable of investing in the team. Whether they will or not remains to […]

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MMO Mailbag Tackles Brandon Phillips, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag Tackles Brandon Phillips, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury

Brandon Phillips A Met? Don’t Bet On It… Why is it that every quality player who becomes available or is on the block is suddenly looked at as the perfect fit for the Mets? Is it because it’s in our nature as Met fans to be dreamers like John Lennon? Let me put a few […]

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Pie In The Sky Mets Rumors: Lincecum, Napoli, Kemp, Ellsbury…

An article by posted on October 14, 2013 0 Comments
Pie In The Sky Mets Rumors: Lincecum, Napoli, Kemp, Ellsbury…

As the post season crawls to a close, thus ushering in the hot stove season, there seems to be a growing tide of great and unrealistic expectations for players the Mets could or should target. Over at MetsBlog, they’ve spent this weekend writing multiple times about Tim Lincecum as well as other potential free agents […]

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MMO Fan Shot: A Mets Offseason Plan Using The Red Sox Model

An article by posted on October 5, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: A Mets Offseason Plan Using The Red Sox Model

Here’s a post from diehardmets who gives a good example of what the Mets offseason might look like using the Boston Red Sox model from last Winter. The question is where do you want to spend. Overpaying on Shin-Soo Choo or Jacoby Ellsbury is just repeating the mistakes of the past. I would think our fans are […]

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Alderson Should Hold Off On Adding Quality Bullpen Arms

An article by posted on October 5, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Should Hold Off On Adding Quality Bullpen Arms

Adam Rubin noted in a piece on Friday, that Sandy Alderson wants better arms in the bullpen going into next season. ”We need to have more quality arms in the bullpen,” Sandy explained. “We never had a real strong bottom half of the bullpen. The key will be to have more arms, quality arms out there […]

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You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

Here’s the latest accounting on the Mets payroll, according to the man who’s supposed to be holding all the cards. Sandy Alderson said that the Mets payroll for this past season ended up around $87-88 million. He asserts that the Mets have approximately $40 million coming off the books this winter, and they have just […]

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Cuban Slugger Jose Abreu Officially Declared A Free Agent

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Cuban Slugger Jose Abreu Officially Declared A Free Agent

Updating this Fan Shot by by Long Suffering Met Fan with this breaking news… Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that Cuban first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu has officially been declared a free agent and is now eligible to sign with any Major League club. MLB Trade Rumors adds that Abreu “promises to become one of […]

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MMO Mailbag: Why Not Jhonny Peralta At Shortstop?

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Why Not Jhonny Peralta At Shortstop?

Jhonny Peralta is now eligible to return to the Detroit Tigers’ active roster after serving his suspension for his part in the Biogenesis scandal. However, when he does come back it likely won’t be as a shortstop according to beat writers and he will begin a transition to left field. Peralta has never played the outfield […]

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Heyman Says Choo Fits The Bill For The Mets This Winter

An article by posted on September 12, 2013 0 Comments
Heyman Says Choo Fits The Bill For The Mets This Winter

I wanted to update this post with two quick items that were reported in the last 24 hours. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer who covers the Reds and has better intel than some of the speculation I’m seeing elsewhere (MetsBlog 4/$40), says that Choo’s strong season should put agent Scott Boras in a position to ask […]

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