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Winter Meetings Day 1: Bruce Has Been A Tough Sell, Things Are Heating Up

An article by posted on December 6, 2016 0 Comments
Winter Meetings Day 1: Bruce Has Been A Tough Sell, Things Are Heating Up

Here is a complete wrap-up of Day 1 at the Baseball Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Maryland. What We’re Hearing As I reported on Sunday afternoon, Sandy Alderson confirmed that he was in talks with the Baltimore Orioles and that it was a continuation of a discussion that began before they left for the Winter […]

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Mets To Test Reyes In The Outfield During Spring Training

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Test Reyes In The Outfield During Spring Training

Sandy Alderson met with reporters today at the Winter Meetings and told them that he plans to test Jose Reyes in the outfield during 2017 Spring Training. Per Adam Rubin of ESPN, Sandy said the Mets plan on doing the same with their minor leaguers so they are more flexible when they reach the bigs. Reyes […]

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Curtis Granderson And Matt Harvey Elected To Serve Highest Positions In MLBPA

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Curtis Granderson And Matt Harvey Elected To Serve Highest Positions In MLBPA

After all that talk about the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, it was time for the Major League Baseball Players’ Association to elect new leadership. Per Adam Rubin of ESPN, Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson and journeyman pitcher Carlos Villanueva were elected as Association Player Representatives, the highest elected position in the Union membership. They will serve […]

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Mets Can Deal Prospects for Reliever, Checked in on Ziegler

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Can Deal Prospects for Reliever, Checked in on Ziegler

According to multiple sources including Buster Olney on Twitter, the Mets are one of thirteen teams that have checked in on free agent Brad Ziegler. Ziegler, 37, has been a very effective reliever since his debut in 2008. His funky motion has helped him to a career 2.44 ERA and he has pitched even better of […]

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Mets Fully Intend To Go With Travis d’Arnaud As Starting Catcher

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Fully Intend To Go With Travis d’Arnaud As Starting Catcher

Throughout the offseason, the Mets have steadfastly maintained that they are going to stick with Travis d’Arnaud as their starting catcher for the 2017 season. So far, nothing has or will change that. That includes seeing some surprising names like Welington Castillo being non-tendered by the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The non-tender was surprising as Castillo was […]

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Should Mets Pursue Yangervis Solarte?

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Pursue Yangervis Solarte?

With the news that the Padres are “aggressively shopping” third baseman Yangervis Solarte, many teams have been described as “potential landing spots” for the versatile infielder. Are the Mets one of those teams? Solarte, 29, has made a name for himself as a utility infielder, having played every infield position as well as some left […]

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Alderson: Unlikely They Trade Two Outfielders, Against Two Year Deals For Relievers

An article by posted on December 4, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Unlikely They Trade Two Outfielders, Against Two Year Deals For Relievers

Here is what Sandy Alderson had to say tonight at the Winter Meetings. Sandy Alderson reiterated that the Mets would not pursue a higher-end bullpen option such as Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen or Mark Melancon. “I don’t think we’re looking at that top end.” He also explained why giving out a two-year deal to a […]

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Trade Jay Bruce, Not Curtis Granderson

An article by posted on December 4, 2016 0 Comments
Trade Jay Bruce, Not Curtis Granderson

With Yoenis Cespedes back in the fold, the Mets have to do what they probably would have had to do even if Cespedes signed elsewhere in free agency. The Mets are going to have to trade an outfielder. Because Michael Conforto still has a ton of potential, and because of how cheap he is, the […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Tron, Thor and A Whole Lot More

An article by posted on December 4, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Tron, Thor and A Whole Lot More

I couldn’t believe Carlos Beltran got that one year deal for $16 million from the Houston Astros on Saturday. But the more I thought about it, there’s no denying that at age 39 the artist formerly known as Tron continues to produce at a high level. I took a look at what Beltran’s done since […]

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Sifting Through All The Bruce and Granderson Noise

An article by posted on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Sifting Through All The Bruce and Granderson Noise

Greetings, it’s me Captain Howdy, coming to you from the bowels of the Mets blogosphere where nothing is ever as it seems and every beat writer’s sources contradict each other at every turn. But that’s the fun part for me, trying to decipher the logical from the utterly improbable and staying ahead of the game. […]

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