Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes that if the Royals are successful in luring free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran back to Kansas City, it would open the door for them to trade first baseman and designated hitter Billy Butler. Last month, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the Royals were quietly shopping their righthanded slugger. Butler, 27, has $8 million owed to him for 2014, with a $12.5 million team option for 2015 with a $1 […]
WFAN’s Mike Francesa said today, that Ike Davis wants out. Francesa said he spoke with Davis during the All Star break and Ike said he wanted to leave. The former Met first rounder believes the fans have given up on him and the team has given up on him. (Hat tip to Julie) Adam Rubin got the sense that Ike Davis is a goner after a Mets insider told him today, that teams view him as a decent […]
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 Duda and Ruben Tejada. This is why whenever somebody looks at me cross-eyed when they find out that I am […]
If you want to get a better sense of where the Mets are heading, here’s what Joel Sherman of the New York Post sees as the Mets 2014 Opening Day Lineup after meeting with team officials, rival executives and agents over the last few days. Norichika Aoki, LF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Andre Ethier, RF Jhonny Peralta, SS Lucas Duda, 1B Travis d’Arnaud, C Juan Lagares, CF Now that’s different… L.A. Times beat […]
The Mets could trade catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud to try and acquire a big bat according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. Some Mets people are really high on catching prospect Kevin Plawecki, writes Martino, and this pretty much sums up what I’ve been saying for a while now. The question now is if teams will look down on d’Arnaud who didn’t exactly hit the ground running in his debut. Throw in the fact, whether it’s […]
MLB Trade Rumors posted their arbitration predictions today. Daniel Murphy stands to be the biggest winner nearly doubling his 2013 salary to $5.8 million dollars. Guaranteed Contracts David Wright – $11.0 million (2013), $20.0 million Jon Niese – $3.0 million (2013), $5.05 million Arbitration 1 Dillon Gee – $527,375 (2013) $3.4 million Ruben Tejada – $514,701 (2013), $1.0 million Justin Turner – $504,547 (2013), $800,000 Eric Young Jr. – $492,000 (2013), $1.9 million Lucas Duda […]
Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that free agent first baseman Corey Hart is drawing interest from over a dozen teams including the Mets. Hart, 31, missed the entire 2013 season with multiple knee surgeries, but over his previous three seasons the righthanded slugger has hit .280 with an .857 OPS and has averaged 30 homers. During that span he’s produced a 9.5 bWAR and a 94 RAR. He has been very outspoken about remaining with […]
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… […]
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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