Tag: Marlon Byrd

Was Nate McLouth The Better Choice?

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
Was Nate McLouth The Better Choice?

The New York Mets might get lucky with Chris Young the same way they did with Marlon Byrd last season. It could happen. However, are you betting on it? I am not buying for a second they’ll make a play for Nelson Cruz, but there are others I would have liked to see them get over Young. We know that Shin-Soo Choo and Jacoby […]

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Recently Released Jaff Decker Could Be A Fit For Mets

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Recently Released Jaff Decker Could Be A Fit For Mets

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 […]

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Mets Get Bargain With Chris Young

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Get Bargain With Chris Young

The Mets surprised the baseball world by making their first major league free agent signing of the offseason, inking outfielder Chris Young to a one-year, $7.25 million contract. The Mets now get a right (or left, depending on who else they acquire) fielder for Opening Day. While $7.25 million may seem to some like an […]

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MMO Free Agent Prediction Contest: Win Free Tickets To See The Mets In April!

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Prediction Contest: Win Free Tickets To See The Mets In April!

I was taking a look at a month old post from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who enlisted the services of one unbiased agent and one unbiased GM to put together their free agent predictions for this 2013-2014 offseason. I was curious to see where they had LaTroy Hawkins, Marlon Byrd and Josh Johnson pegged […]

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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part For An Apathetic Fan Base

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Waiting Is The Hardest Part For An Apathetic Fan Base

This has long been billed as the offseason when Sandy Alderson and the Mets would finally have the payroll flexibility to transform the team into a contender for the 2014 season. However, most of the baseball people I ask believe that’s impossible. They cite the lack of a proven core. Most of the fans I […]

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Alderson Doesn’t Expect 2014 Payroll To Be Lower Than $87 Million

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Doesn’t Expect 2014 Payroll To Be Lower Than $87 Million

Sandy Alderson spoke to beat writers today and his message was that the Mets 2014 payroll will be more than last year’s $87 million. “I don’t think our payroll is going to be below what we saw last year,” Alderson said. “And as far as where it will finally land, let’s defer that question until […]

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NL East Notes: Nats Sign Young, Phillies Love Bourjos, Braves Want Out On Uggla

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
NL East Notes: Nats Sign Young, Phillies Love Bourjos, Braves Want Out On Uggla

The Marlins’ top priority this offseason is to sell stability to their fans according to Joe Frisaro. It’s the only way they can convince Giancarlo Stanton to sign an extension to stay in Miami. Since Stanton was promoted to the big leagues in 2010, he has had five different hitting coaches and five different managers, writes Frisaro. New president […]

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An Official $85 Million Payroll Sighting

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
An Official $85 Million Payroll Sighting

For months now, I’ve been saying I’d be shocked if the Mets have more than an $85 million payroll in 2014. And while some reports have had the Mets as low as $90 million – this morning there was an $85 million sighting on ESPN New York. “A Mets source recently told ESPNNewYork.com that the […]

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Thoughts On Mets Adding A Slugger Like Jose Bautista

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts On Mets Adding A Slugger Like Jose Bautista

“We’ve got to find us somebody who can keep opposing pitchers from pitching around David Wright“ It’s no secret what Terry Collins is hoping for this holiday season. An bright, new, shiny power hitter. The problem is that power hitters are in short supply in this year’s free agent market, with unlikely targets like Robinson […]

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MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

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 […]

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