Done deal… The San Diego Padres have agreed on a one-year, $8 million deal with free agent starter Josh Johnson. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN first reported the news: The deal includes an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses if Johnson makes 26 starts, the source said. Johnson was in San Diego for a physical exam Tuesday and the contract is expected to be announced by the club Wednesday. Johnson did not receive a qualifying offer from Toronto, […]
The New York Mets today announced their promotional schedule for the 2014 season at Citi Field. All promotions will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays highlighted by Free-Shirt Fridays, Saturday Concerts & Fireworks and Family Sundays. Single game tickets for all 81 Mets home games including Opening Day and the Subway Series go on sale Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Mets.com and (718) 507-TIXX. An exclusive presale for Citi cardmembers starts Monday, […]
Rays outfielder Wil Myers and Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez are this year’s Rookie of the Year winners, as selected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Initially projected to open the season at Double-A Jacksonville, Fernandez instead found himself on the Opening Day roster due to a couple of injuries. The right-hander seized the moment, and at age 20, made his MLB debut on April 7. Fernandez finished 12-6, and his 2.19 ERA was […]
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… […]
Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, expects that free-agent starting pitcher Josh Johnson will eventually sign a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $8 million and an additional $5 million in incentive bonuses. With Matt Harvey all but done until the 2015 season, and the Mets in the market for a veteran starter to bolster the rotation, why not bring Johnson in for one year as he looks to reestablish his value while giving the Mets a pitcher with a […]
Ailing Mets captain David Wright fielded grounders and took batting practice prior to yesterday’s series finale against the Marlins and looked solid on both sides of the diamond. The All-Star third baseman looked as good as ever defensively, moving both to his right and left with ease. As far as his batting, Wright mainly had a number of hard line drives as well as several fly balls that made it onto the warning track in […]
Struggling catcher Travis d’Arnaud delivered a two-out single with the bases loaded to give the Mets a 1-0 walk-off win in 12 innings on Sunday at Citi Field. Dillon Gee started and pitched 7.1 shutout innings, scattering six hits and two walks while striking out eight. The bullpen followed up Gee’s brilliant performance with a tremendous effort as Pedro Feliciano, Scott Atchison, LaTroy Hawkins, Gonzalez Germen, and Vic Black combined for 4.2 scoreless innings as Black would […]
Marlins at Mets • 1:10 PM RHP Tom Koehler (3-10, 4.80) vs. RHP Dillon Gee (11-10, 3.61) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B Lucas Duda – 1B Wilmer Flores – 3B Matt den Dekker – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Ruben Tejada – SS Dillon Gee – RHP The Mets secured their fifth straight losing season Saturday by splitting a doubleheader with the Marlins. They lost the first game, 3-0, and won […]
The Mets clinched their fifth consecutive losing season after they were beaten by the Marlins 3-0 this afternoon at Citi Field. It was the third shutout loss for the Mets in this homestand. Five straight losing seasons is the fourth-longest streak in franchise history. The only streaks longer: seven from 1962-68 and 1977-83, and six from 1991-96. Carlos Torres limited the Marlins to two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out a career-high eight […]
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