Updated by Joe D. In the conference call to announce the Chris Young signing, Sandy Alderson said it’s conceivable that shortstop could be filled by Tejada or otherwise internally. He said he has reached out to teams about trading for a shortstop and said that the market is very thin even before the Cards signed Peralta… Sandy added that Tejada is doing great since recovering from a broken fibula and working out without any limitations. He […]
“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. A bright and 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 Cano, Carlos Beltran and Mike Napoli representing the best of the best in the home run department. The Blue Jays, Rockies and Angels reportedly all had […]
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David Wright, Matt Harvey, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda, Justin Turner, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese and Zack Wheeler join Mr. and Mrs. Met to wish you Safe and Happy Holiday Season from the New York Mets. Listen in as they sing you a rousing rendition of that holiday classic “Sleigh Ride” led by the Capn’. Turner cracks me up and d’Arnaud looks as if he’s serving time for batting .190 in his MLB debut. Check it out… Incidentally, we’ll be at […]
I watched the season premiere of Mets Hot Stove on SNY which was kind of a bore-fest of full of week old rumors that have been beaten to death already here on MMO or on Mets Twitter. There was one item of note and that was the announcement that Ron Darling had agreed to a multiyear deal to remain part of the SNY broadcast team. It was the best 23 seconds of the night… With Darling’s star […]
Earlier this week I suggested things could heat up in the Hot Stove and this might be the time for the New York Mets to strike. And, I didn’t mean Prince Fielder, or Brandon Allen for that matter. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson agreed the other day things could get warm, but wouldn’t say how close he’d get to the “Stove.’’ “We have to be realistic about the market and not sort of deny the inevitable,’’ Alderson said. […]
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, […]
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 […]
Posted on the Wall Street Journal website yesterday, Jared Diamond shared a great point about the state of the Mets and GM Sandy Alderson: Alderson can no longer ask for patience. He cannot afford to keep talking about a plan without delivering on those promises. The time for meaningful progress has arrived. I feel that fans have heard enough over the years from the Mets’ brass about how the team is going to get better and what […]
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