Tag: Mike Baxter

Brewers GM Doug Melvin Sees Mets As Good Trade Partner

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
Brewers GM Doug Melvin Sees Mets As Good Trade Partner

Brewers GM Doug Melvin acknowledged in an interview this weekend that the Mets and Brewers could fit well together as trading partners. “They’ve indicated that they have extra first basemen, and we have a need,” Melvin said. “Again, it’s all about keeping your options open. … Nothing imminent, and I don’t anticipate anything imminent. But […]

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Mets Arbitration Predictions and Non-Tender Candidates

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Arbitration Predictions and Non-Tender Candidates

MLB Trade Rumors posted their arbitration predictions today. Daniel Murphy stands to be the biggest winner nearly doubling his 2013 salary to $5.8 million dollars. Guaranteed Contracts David Wright – $11.0 million (2013), $20.0 million Jon Niese – $3.0 million (2013), $5.05 million Arbitration 1 Dillon Gee – $527,375 (2013) $3.4 million Ruben Tejada – […]

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Terry Collins Is MLB’s Oldest Manager

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins Is MLB’s Oldest Manager

With the retirement of 68-year-old Jim Leyland, and the departure of Charlie Manuel in recent months, 64-year-old Terry Collins becomes the oldest manager in the majors, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Collins has invested almost 43 years into the game in various capacities, and while he’s the elder statesman for now, he;s never […]

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Mets Matters: The Beginning of the Purge

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: The Beginning of the Purge

A few fringe major leaguers were removed from the Mets 40 man roster on Thursday. Not a single tear was shed onto my iPhone when I read that Mike Baxter, Robert Carson, Sean Henn, and Greg Burke were no longer Mets. No one can argue that the current roster of the New York Mets was […]

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An Ode To Whitestone Mike

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
An Ode To Whitestone Mike

You know when I was just a teenager, I was the drummer in a band we called Andromeda. Yes, I’m aware that some Swedish band has since swiped our name, but that’s okay as I heard they were heavy metal too. I also wrote dozens of songs, mostly on the backs of napkins at 3:00 […]

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Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

The Mets 40-Man roster is now at 36 after the Angels claimed lefthander Robert Carson on waivers, the Dodgers grabbed outfielder Mike Baxter, and the team outrighted LHP Sean Henn and RHP Greg Burke. Expect more purging as the Mets must make room for Ike Davis, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell, Scott Rice and Johan Santana who must all be activated […]

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Hits & Misses: Sobering Realities, Kendrys Morales, and Clutch Walks

An article by posted on October 9, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Sobering Realities, Kendrys Morales, and Clutch Walks

Sometimes, reality can be such a damn bitch… I read Joel Sherman’s interview with Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the Yankees, in which he discusses the decision to get their payroll under $189 million. What really stood out at me was his response to whether this was a soft goal or a mandate. “It is something […]

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MLBTR Posts Their Mets Offseason Outlook

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
MLBTR Posts Their Mets Offseason Outlook

As part of their Off-Season Outlook Series, MLB Trade Rumors rolled out their review and outlook for the New York Mets today. Here are some portions of their report On Payroll & Spending The Mets opened 2011 with a $142.8MM payroll, only to drop into the low-$90MM level over the last two years. The team has […]

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Your 2013 Mets MVP: Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
Your 2013 Mets MVP: Daniel Murphy

Yep, Matt Harvey was the biggest positive story of 2013 in Metsland – until he became the worst headline of the season. Sure, David Wright had a nice partial season and played a slick third base besides at age 31 in year one of his mega deal. But your Mets MVP is Daniel Murphy. Yes, […]

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No End In Sight, Even As 2013 Comes To A Close

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
No End In Sight, Even As 2013 Comes To A Close

With Saturday’s loss, the Mets have clinched themselves a protected draft pick. However, it is starting to seem like this will be irrelevant. Reports on Friday indicated that the Mets do not plan on pursuing any of the top free agents, with the possible exception of Shin-Soo Choo, who will likely cost more than what […]

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