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Giants Decline Option On Barry Zito, Making Him A Free Agent

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Giants Decline Option On Barry Zito, Making Him A Free Agent

The Giants officially declined their $18.0 million option on lefthander Barry Zito and will instead pay him the $7 million buyout. This comes as no surprise to anyone the least of whom is Zito himself, who took out a full page ad three weeks ago to thank San Francisco Giants fans. This brings to an end the […]

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Just How Far Are The Mets Willing To Go To Build A Contender?

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Just How Far Are The Mets Willing To Go To Build A Contender?

Bill Madden of the Daily News explains why if the Mets are serious about spending, as Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson keep suggesting, they very likely will have to overpay. Here’s the problem for the Mets — and to a lesser degree the Yankees now that they can no longer guarantee free agents a legitimate […]

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Rays Exercise Option On Yunel Escobar… Good…

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Rays Exercise Option On Yunel Escobar… Good…

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the Rays have exercised their 2014 option on shortstop Yunel Escobar who will earn $5.0 million next season. It was believed that the Mets would have pursued Escobar had he become a free agent based on what a front office official told Andy Martino of […]

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The Top Ten Prospects in the NL East

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The Top Ten Prospects in the NL East

Coming off the coattails of Baseball America breaking down the top ten prospects from every team in the NL East, we take a look at the top ten prospects from the NL East. There were a couple of surprises when looking at Baseball America’s list of the top ten Mets’ prospects, most notably Kevin Plawecki […]

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Cardinals Inquired About Shortstop Starlin Castro, Cubs Want Young Pitching

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Cardinals Inquired About Shortstop Starlin Castro, Cubs Want Young Pitching

Beat writer Tom Loxas is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals have already contacted the Chicago Cubs about shortstop Starlin Castro. You got to hand it to John Mozeliak and company. They don’t sit around and lick their wounds. Not even 24 hours after dropping the World Series in 6 games to Boston, they are apparently […]

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Going Out In Style: Johan Santana Issues Statement To Thank Met Fans

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Going Out In Style: Johan Santana Issues Statement To Thank Met Fans

After the Mets officially declined the 2014 option on Johan Santana earlier today, the veteran lefthander issued the following statement to the team and the fans… “I want to thank the Mets organization, my teammates and of course give a big thank you to the Mets fans, who have been behind me from day one and stood […]

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Jimenez Declines Option, Arroyo Would Pitch For Mets, Tanaka Could Be Priciest Import Ever

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Jimenez Declines Option, Arroyo Would Pitch For Mets, Tanaka Could Be Priciest Import Ever

The level of uncertainty surrounding Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka, considered by far the best free agent pitcher this offseason, continues to confound the entire baseball industry, from the agents trying to represent him to the teams wanting to sign him to the system that will determine where he ultimately lands, writes Jeff Passan of Yahoo […]

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Baseball America: Syndergaard Named Top Mets Prospect, Puello and Matz Snubbed

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Right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been named the Mets’ top prospect by Baseball America in their 2014 Top 10. 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP 2. Travis d’Arnaud, C 3. Rafael Montero, RHP 4. Dominic Smith, 1B 5. Kevin Plawecki, C 6. Wilmer Flores, IF 7. Amed Rosario, SS 8. Brandon Nimmo, CF 9. Gavin Cecchini, SS 10. Jacob […]

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Featured Post: Selling High & Buying Low – The Sandy Alderson Philosophy

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Featured Post: Selling High & Buying Low – The Sandy Alderson Philosophy

Over the last few seasons, Sandy Alderson has managed the team’s budget with an approach conservative enough to make the Republican party envious. Some love the strategy and some hate it but with each passing sub .500 season, his tactics are becoming increasingly questioned. Most of the fan base understood the reasoning behind trading away […]

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Unlikely Stanton Will Ever Become A Met, But They Can Dream

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Unlikely Stanton Will Ever Become A Met, But They Can Dream

Andy Martino of the Daily News calls the Mets offseason strategy “complicated”. Why? Because they are at least as interested in pursuing trades as they are in signing free agents, and that takes time.  For the past two offseasons, the Mets’ initial business has been obvious: In 2011, they had to deal with Jose Reyes, […]

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