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Cespedes: Round Peg, Square Hole

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes: Round Peg, Square Hole

If the Nationals are really honest with themselves, they will admit that Yoenis Cespedes is for them exactly as Sandy Alderson described him for the Mets – a round peg in a square hole. To be sure, a round peg can actually fit into a square hole.  But it requires coming to terms – sooner […]

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Mets Sign Antonio Bastardo To Two-Year, $12 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Sign Antonio Bastardo To Two-Year, $12 Million Deal

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Mets are in agreement with left-handed relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo on a multi-year contract. The deal will be worth $12 million over two years, according to Baseball Essential’s Robert Murray. Bastardo, 30, has been a consistently solid left-handed relief in his time between the Phillies and Pirates. […]

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Market For LHP Antonio Bastardo “Heating Up”

An article by posted on January 20, 2016 0 Comments
Market For LHP Antonio Bastardo “Heating Up”

According to Robert Murray of Baseball Essential, the market for top remaining relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo is “heating up,” and four teams are rumored to be interested, including the Blue Jays, Orioles, Dodgers and Mets. The Cubs also met with Bastardo’s agents during the Winter Meetings, but it is unclear whether they are still considering […]

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Collins Says Innings Limits Won’t Be An Issue For Starters In 2016

An article by posted on January 20, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Says Innings Limits Won’t Be An Issue For Starters In 2016

According to Terry Collins, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard will all be let loose in 2016 and not have any sort of innings limits. In an interview with MLB.com Collins said, “Fortunately, we’re not going to have to worry about innings this year. I think we’re always going to be concerned with workload. These […]

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Should Mets Sell High on Granderson and Re-Sign Cespedes

An article by posted on January 20, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Sell High on Granderson and Re-Sign Cespedes

Right now, there are two people who are realistically standing in the way of Yoenis Cespedes returning to the Mets. No, it’s not Fred and Jeff Wilpon. It’s Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson. Like it or not, Sandy Alderson was right when he said Cespedes isn’t a center fielder. While Cespedes grades out as an elite left fielder, he’s just not good […]

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Latest On Cespedes: Nationals, Braves, Marlins Express Interest

An article by posted on January 19, 2016 0 Comments
Latest On Cespedes: Nationals, Braves, Marlins Express Interest

Latest Update 2:30 PM It appears that with no team willing to offer Yoenis Cespedes a long-term deal, the Mets and White Sox  now have some added competition as a few new teams are jumping into the fray. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Washington Nationals are now showing interest in Cespedes […]

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Terry Collins Hoping Sandy Alderson Can Reel In Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Hoping Sandy Alderson Can Reel In Yoenis Cespedes

Barry Bloom of MLB.com caught up with Terry Collins in Los Angeles on Sunday, where the Mets manager was being honored at the annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Dinner and received the Tommy Lasorda Managerial Achievement Award. Collins discussed a variety of issues with Bloom and didn’t conceal his strong desire for Sandy Alderson to bring free agent […]

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Latest On Cespedes: Interest Intensifying, 10 Teams In Chase, Keep Eye On Astros

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Latest On Cespedes: Interest Intensifying, 10 Teams In Chase, Keep Eye On Astros

It’s been an interesting last 24 hours on the Yoenis Cespedes front since the Baltimore Orioles signed Chris Davis to a seven year, $161 million dollar deal on Saturday. To begin, Jim Bowden of ESPN got the ball rolling this morning when he reported that the market for free agent Yoenis Cespedes is intensifying with […]

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Featured Post: Can Mets Trust Addison Reed In Setup Role?

An article by posted on January 17, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Can Mets Trust Addison Reed In Setup Role?

In a recent article by Mike Puma of the NY Post, he outlines the case against Addison Reed in the set up role. While Reed has saved over 100 games in his career, Puma points out that his reliability and consistency are legitimate concerns. Reed posted a 4.20 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 40.2 innings […]

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Orioles Out On Yoenis Cespedes, Agree To 7-Year Deal With Chris Davis

An article by posted on January 16, 2016 0 Comments
Orioles Out On Yoenis Cespedes, Agree To 7-Year Deal With Chris Davis

The Baltimore Orioles and free agent Chris Davis have agreed on a seven year, $161 million contract according to Jon Heyman via Twitter. The deal includes a full no-trade clause and is pending a physical. That’s a lot of money for the 29-year old Davis, who walloped 47 home runs with 117 RBIs last year and has 126 […]

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Report: Cespedes Weighing Orioles Offer, But Mets Not Out Yet

An article by posted on January 15, 2016 0 Comments
Report: Cespedes Weighing Orioles Offer, But Mets Not Out Yet

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN.com, the Baltimore Orioles have extended a formal contract offer to free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN adds that the Orioles offer is believed to be in the range of five years and $75-90 million dollars, and the deal includes a sixth year option. Earlier this afternoon, Jesse Sanchez of […]

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