Tag: J.J. Putz

Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

Update 11/23 at 9:45 PM Free agent reliever Joe Smith just signed with the Los Angeles Angels on a 3-year deal worth a little more than $15 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Read my thoughts on Joe Smith from an earlier post below… Original Post Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported […]

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Royals Ink LHP Jason Vargas To 4-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Royals Ink LHP Jason Vargas To 4-Year Deal

The Kansas City Royals have signed free-agent starting pitcher Jason Vargas to a four-year, $32 million deal. Vargas, 30, will replace the departed Ervin Santana in the Royals rotation. General manager Dayton Moore initially pushed hard to sign righthander Tim Hudson before he ended up signing with San Francisco. The lefthanded Vargas was 9-8 with a […]

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Former Met Prospect Mike Carp Gets A Ring In Boston

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Former Met Prospect Mike Carp Gets A Ring In Boston

One player who gets lost in the shuffle when you consider Boston’s championship season, is a former Met farmhand who came through for the Red Sox on many occasions in 2013 and provided them with more than a few big hits. I’m talking about former top prospect Mike Carp who hit one of the most […]

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No Timetable For Shaun Marcum To Pitch Again

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
No Timetable For Shaun Marcum To Pitch Again

Updated at 4:45 PM Terry Collins said he doesn’t have a timetable for Shaun Marcum and said it could be a week or 2 before they know. #Mets — Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) April 5, 2013 Original Post at 11:00 AM MMO’s John Delcos reported on April 2 that Shaun Marcum was scratched from his simulated start […]

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Is our bullpen going to be any good?

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

We all know the Mets added a power bat in Jason Bay, are still dealing with injuries/medical issues to key players like Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, and have huge holes in the starting rotation.  But I haven’t heard as much talk about the bullpen.  A year ago, almost to the day, I wrote a […]

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Winter Meetings: Where We Were, Where We’re Going?

An article by posted on December 7, 2009 0 Comments

The 2009 MLB Winter Meetings are now underway in Indianapolis, and will provide fans with either much joy or just as much angst. Last year’s Winter Meetings certainly fit that bill. In 2008, we suffered through another miserable bullpen, and it seemed like money would be no object to revamp it in the off season. GM Omar […]

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Mets Should Consider Signing Putz For 2010

An article by posted on November 10, 2009 0 Comments

Last week the World Series finally ended, our nightmare season is finally over and the Hot Stove season has started.  There have been trades already, options picked up or bought out and players have filed for free agency.  Trade rumors are already out there, most of them so far unfounded this early and it’s only […]

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Looking Out For Number 2

An article by posted on September 26, 2009 0 Comments
Looking Out For Number 2

After the 2007 season, the Mets faithful were thrilled by the acquisition of ace Johan Santana.  Despite only poor team performances since his acquisition, Johan’s contributions to the team have been unending and undeniably huge, highlighted by his memorable effort on the 2nd-to-last-day of the 2008 season and the last game at Shea Stadium that […]

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In a Way, Jeff Passan was Prophetic…

An article by posted on September 18, 2009 0 Comments

I just looked through some notes of mine from the start of the season, and found this article previewing the NL East by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.  Here is an excerpt of how he felt about the Mets heading into 2009: Two years, two chokes. The Mets have gotten good at this. And, sure, […]

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Keep Be-Lee-ving

An article by posted on September 5, 2009 0 Comments
Keep Be-Lee-ving

One of the holes the Mets need to fill for the 2010 season is first base, Daniel Murphy was named the everyday first baseman after Carlos Delgado got injured. Murphy has done fairly well as a replacement with good defense and an average bat. First base is usually a position for power hitters and Murphy will […]

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