Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the Royals will be listening to offers for designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler. Royals ready to talk about Billy Butler deal for teams that would take on DH owed $8 million in '14, $12m in 2015. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 22, 2013 Butler, 27, has $8 million owed to him for 2014, with a $12.5 million team option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout. The right-handed […]
Most Valuable Player Award – David Wright There is little contest to oppose David Wright as team MVP. Harvey put up ridiculous numbers in his sophomore season, but Wright helped the Mets every day while Harvey only helped every 5th day. With a .307 BA, a .390 OBP and a SLG of .514, there is no question that David was the most prominent offensive force the Mets had. It is hard to judge him on […]
Several people I spoke with and greatly respect said they were disappointed the Mets didn’t make a run at Cuban free-agent first baseman Jose Abreu, who signed a six-year, $68-million contract with the Chicago White Sox. Considering the success of Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes and the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, all of a sudden tapping the Cuban market is the hot thing. But sometimes teams can get burned touching hot objects. Abreu, 26, last played on an international stage during the […]
IKE DAVIS, 1B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS After missing most of the 2011 season with an ankle injury, Davis struggled for much of the first half but avoided a trip to the minor leagues with the promise of the 19 homers he slugged in his 2010 rookie season when he finished seventh in the Rookie of the Year balloting. Davis responded with a scorching second half in 2012 that salvaged his season with 32 homers and 90 […]
You don’t need me to tell you that pitching is what wins in baseball these days. However, the extent that pitching dominates the game may come as a bit of a surprise. The top-10 pitching staffs in terms of team ERA finished with an average record of 92-70 while the teams at the bottom combined to average a 74-88 record. The last time that a team won the World Series after finishing above the league […]
Lucas Duda frustrates the hell out of me. I know he’s a saber and front office darling by virtue of his .352 on-base, but he’s an awful hitter whose getting worse at the plate instead of better. Honestly, I couldn’t care less about how many walks our clean-up hitter has, I want to see him hit and drive in runs. In his last three seasons, Duda has seen his batting average decline to a career […]
Andy Martino of the NY Daily News reports that the Mets aren’t expected to pursue free agents Robinson Cano or Jose Abreu according to “major league sources familiar with the team’s thinking,” . A high-ranking team official recently told the Star-Ledger’s Jorge Castillo that Alderson’s scouts came away “impressed” with Abreu’s power. But obviously (and predictably) not that impressed. An unsurprising development on both fronts for a team that say’s they’ll spend this offseason, but in the end will only kick […]
It’s obvious that Jose Dariel Abreu, the 26 year old Cuban phenom, is at or near the top of many a team’s wish list this offseason. The frontrunners for the slugger have been reported as the Giants, Red Sox, White Sox, and Rangers. It has also been reported that the Mets have shown somewhat of an interest in Abreu, with his innate ability to hit the ball far impressing them the most. That said, it […]
Sometimes, reality can be such a damn bitch… I read Joel Sherman’s interview with Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the Yankees, in which he discusses the decision to get their payroll under $189 million. What really stood out at me was his response to whether this was a soft goal or a mandate. “It is something to shoot for, but not at the expense of having a championship-caliber team,” Steinbrenner said. “It is not. It never […]
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