With Sandy Alderson’s big outfield acquisition of the offseason now spoken for, the Mets may look to the scrapheap to see if they can get lucky and find another Marlon Byrd. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: Outfielder Jaff Decker, who was designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres this week, could be a fit as the Mets look to reconstruct their outfield for 2014, a baseball official unaffiliated with the New York ballclub predicted to […]
I like what Joel Sherman of the NY Post had to say this morning about the Mets, the Rays, the A’s and building from the bottom up. There have been too many late-season days when the Mets too closely resemble the Long Island Ducks. They need to fortify the whole roster, even with money tight. They are closer — in financial willingness — to Tampa Bay and Oakland than, say, Philadelphia and Detroit. And Tampa […]
Juan Lagares is an unstoppable force as he continues to wield a sizzling hot bat for Las Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. Last night, Lagares had two more hits including a home run, two runs scored and two more RBIs. He has lifted his batting average to .384 with a .407 on-base, .477 slugging and a .884 OPS in 86 at-bats. During an appearance with Mike Francesa on WFAN a week ago, Mets GM Sandy […]
Update – Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the one year deal is worth a whopping $7.25 million dollars… Wow, here’s your opening day left fielder… Original Post Outfielder Chris Young has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mets pending a physical, according to multiple reports. Jon Heyman first reported the news. The Mets plan to use Young in a corner-outfield position, according to Heyman. Juan Lagares “will remain the starter” in center, […]
I have put a lot of thought into what our priorities should be this off season and how to build a contender. What do you think of this plan? I would first pursue a trade, something that shows the FA market that we do actually want to improve this year, i.e. Dexter Fowler. He’s entering the prime of his career and could be an excellent chip toward making our lineup dangerous. I imagine Daniel Murphy […]
Nester asks… Last season the Mets combined for a 29.1 fWAR which ranked 22nd among all MLB teams. If they are going to trade Daniel Murphy, combined with the losses of Marlon Byrd, John Buck and LaTroy Hawkins they would be losing almost a third of their entire team’s production for 2013. When you consider the loss of Matt Harvey and potentially Bobby Parnell that represents a total 14.2 of fWAR the Mets need to […]
Sandy Alderson, who usually plays everything close to the vest, had no reservations yesterday when he told Mike Francesa that he would like to see a new face at shortstop next season. He admitted that he did meet with Jhonny Peralta in Orlando, but added that there weren’t many solid candidates available at the position. “If you’re looking to really upgrade…maybe you’ve got Peralta and Stephen Drew… Rafael Furcal is coming off a serious elbow injury, it’s not even clear […]
I loved hearing what Sandy Alderson had to say about center fielder Juan Lagares yesterday during his interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa. Only one day earlier, I was having a back and forth on twitter with one of my followers who was very concerned that Lagares had just one walk in Winter Ball. I tried explaining that what was more important was that he was hitting, working the counts and most importantly – making […]
While all the attention has been on the Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, it’s becoming very clear that the team is reluctant to move either of their two marquee players. However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports does suggest that center fielder Dexter Fowler could be available. Heyman confirms that the Rockies have already discussed Fowler with a couple of teams and that the St. Louis Cardinals were one of the teams to inquire about […]
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