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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Claimed Off Waivers By Brewers

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Claimed Off Waivers By Brewers

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Brewers have acquired Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis off the waiver wire. Nieuwenhuis, 28, has been with the Mets almost his entire career (the exception being a brief stint with the Angels this season), including the last four years on the major league club. In 693 plate appearances, […]

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Holiday Cheer In Short Supply After Latest Mets Move

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Holiday Cheer In Short Supply After Latest Mets Move

It’s been a while since the Mets blogosphere erupted with the kind of vitriol I saw after we learned the team had signed Alejandro De Aza to be their left-handed hitting outfielder to pair with Juan Lagares in center field. But this time even the media dipped their toes into the maelstrom. Here’s some of […]

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Mets Sign Alejandro De Aza To $5.75 Million Guaranteed Deal

An article by posted on December 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign Alejandro De Aza To $5.75 Million Guaranteed Deal

Wow, deal is for much more than initially reported. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, free agent outfielder Alejandro De Aza will get a guaranteed $5.75 million plus incentives that could make the total deal worth $7 million. That some believe De Aza is getting that kind of money to replace Kirk Nieuwenhuis is […]

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Mets’ Latest Move Is Frustrating, Because Of What It Isn’t

An article by posted on December 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets’ Latest Move Is Frustrating, Because Of What It Isn’t

The Mets signed Alejandro De Aza to a 1-year, $5.75 M deal today. When the news first broke, reactions were positive. De Aza is by no means a great player, but he is decent, and a solid upgrade over Kirk Nieuwenhuis (his four memorable home runs aside) in the 5th outfielder slot. With that need […]

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Looking At Where Mets Payroll Currently Stands

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Looking At Where Mets Payroll Currently Stands

Is it possible that the New York Mets could essentially have their entire offseason plan wrapped up by the start of the New Year? It’s absolutely plausible. I wanted to take a quick look at where the Mets stand now after a whirlwind December that included the acquisitions of Bartolo Colon, Jerry Blevins, Neil Walker […]

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Mets Have Venable And De Aza On Their Radar

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have Venable And De Aza On Their Radar

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Mets have left handed outfielders Will Venable and Alejandro De Aza on their radar in addition to Denard Span. Both players are potential options to platoon with Juan Lagares in center field, but Crasnick says the Mets are slow-playing the market. Venable, 33, batted .244/.320/.350  with six home […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Willing To Play Third Base If Needed

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Willing To Play Third Base If Needed

Recently acquired shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera participated on a conference call on Friday afternoon with the Mets beat and media. He weighed in on a number of topics which I’ve summarized below. There was no hiding of his excitement of being with the Mets and Cabrera was genuinely thrilled. “They are a very good team. It’s […]

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Mets Thoughts On Harvey, Conforto, Duda, Wright

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Thoughts On Harvey, Conforto, Duda, Wright

There’s no concrete breaking news on the Mets these days, but more than a few things are racing through my mind: Proving they have a sense of humor, the Mets included a $50,000 bonus in Bartolo Colon‘s contract if he wins the Silver Slugger Award for the best hitter at his position. It would be […]

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Big Sexy is Back and He’s Moving On Up

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 0 Comments
Big Sexy is Back and He’s Moving On Up

With Bartolo Colon coming back for a third season with the Mets, Big Sexy will continue his climb up Major League Baseball’s record books as a Met.  He’s also making a climb up all-time lists with the Mets as well. All-Time MLB Rankings: Wins – 76th with 218 Losses – 146th with 154 Career Starts […]

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A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 2 Comments
A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

Pen went to paper way back in 1843. Even so, the classic holiday novella, “The Christmas Carol” resonates with readers today as one of Charles Dickens’ most important literary contributions. No other character in the beloved novella captures the fascination of readers and viewers like Ebenezer Scrooge. Many times, my mind shifts to Ebenezer Scrooge […]

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