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Mets Plan To Tender Pagan, But Could Be Priced Out On Capuano

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Plan To Tender Pagan, But Could Be Priced Out On Capuano

In a post to Twitter, Jon Heyman of SI.com said that the Mets plan to tender Angel Pagan a contract before the December 12 deadline. If he is non-tendered, Pagan will become a free agent, opening up a spot in centerfield. It’s no secret that the Mets have soured on Angel Pagan, but with nobody in the […]

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Mets Will Meet Reyes When He’s Done Shopping

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments

Updated 9:00 PM * Jerry Crasnick of ESPN talked to a Marlins official who confirmed that his team has talked with free-agent SS Jose Reyes. According to Crasnick, the Marlins are also speaking to Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols. It seems that they are intent on getting one of those big names to help showcase their new ballpark. […]

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Giants Trade Sanchez To Royals For Melky – Missed Opportunity For Mets?

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments

According to the the Kansas City Royals, the team has acquired LHP Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo from the San Francisco Giants for centerfielder Melky Cabrera. Sanchez, 28, is up for his third year of arbitration elibility (and final year of team control), and would have made something like $5-6MM through the process. Cabrera, 27, is up […]

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Good For Backman

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments

I like that Wally Backman was finally offered the Mets’ Triple-A managerial job. It appeared Backman would take a bench coach job with Washington, which I said he should take because at the time the Mets didn’t offer him the Triple-A position. Well, the Mets did offer that job and it is good he stays […]

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Reyes’ Agents Disappointed By Mets Lack Of Initiative

An article by posted on November 6, 2011 0 Comments

Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record on Reyes situation: Reyes’ handlers are disappointed by the lack of initiative on the Mets’ part, but can they really be surprised? With the team’s mounting debt – including the $25 million loan from Major League Baseball that has yet to be repaid — the 2012 payroll will be […]

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The Mets Catching Situation

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments

In a Mets offseason that will be dominated by one huge name—Jose Reyes—other major needs may go overlooked. That’s partially because the Mets will try hard to keep Reyes and also because the team is still not financially sound. When we think of the Mets roster, we immediately say we need pitching, pitching and more […]

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Reyes’ Agent Says First Choice Is To Stay With Mets

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes’ Agent Says First Choice Is To Stay With Mets

Charles Hollon of Gotham Baseball spoke with Chris Leible, the agent for Jose Reyes who offered up some words of hope regarding his client’s preference to stay with the Mets. “I think Jose is one of those rare players that feeds off the energy of the fans, he loves the fans here in New York […]

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Mets Had Worst Middle Infield Defense In Majors In 2011

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments

I picked this up on ESPN New York this morning. By one measure, baseball statistician Bill James has determined the Mets had the worst middle-infield combination in baseball last season, at least when Jose Reyes was paired with Justin Turner. Here’s what James and colleagues wrote … In The Bill James Handbook 2012, Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions track Defensive […]

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Too Funny To Ignore…

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments

Forgive me, oh mighty one…. I nearly slipped on a proverbial banana peel when I got a look at this headline… Come on man… Really? Yesterday we had Andy Martino break the news that a Mets source confirmed the team will not offer Reyes a 6-7 year deal, now this…. I need to create a […]

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Yanks & Sabathia Avoid Free Agency. Mets & Reyes? Not So Much.

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
Yanks & Sabathia Avoid Free Agency. Mets & Reyes? Not So Much.

“Happy Halloween, everybody. I just want to be the first to let Yankee fans know that we agreed to a contract extension. I’ll be coming back in 2012. I want to thank the Steinbrenner family for making that happen. My goal the whole time was to finish my career as a Yankee and hopefully I […]

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Is Re-Signing Jose Reyes Really The Mets Top Priority Of The Offseason?

An article by posted on October 30, 2011 0 Comments
Is Re-Signing Jose Reyes Really The Mets Top Priority Of The Offseason?

On Saturday, John Volpe submitted a Fan Post in which he points to the similarities between when the Mets traded Tom Seaver (Midnight Massacre) and the current Jose Reyes situation. He included a quote from Tom Seaver and wrote: Even the great one, Tom Seaver himself, shared his thoughts on Reyes not to long ago. ”Unless […]

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