The Mets have agreed to sign Bartolo Colon to a two-year, $20 million dollar deal tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The deal is pending a physical. The 40-year old went 18-6 last year with a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts for the Oakland A’s last season. Sources: #Mets, Colon in agreement on two-year, $20M deal, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2013 Colon is coming off a solid season in which he […]
The Mets have re-signed starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner, reports Anthony DiComo. The deal is for a minor-league contract and will allow the Mets to retain control of Hefner at a reduced salary while he rehabs from Tommy John surgery. Hefner will likely miss a good portion if not all of 2014. Great move though, nice to see Hefner back… Original Post Jeremy Hefner being non-tendered doesn’t sit too well with me. It has nothing to do with […]
Mike asks… Just wondering what you think it would take to get one of Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings from the Arizona Diamondbacks? They seem to have a surplus at shortstop as well as outfield. So what kind of a package would you hope the Mets could work out? Teddy replies… To Sir Mike, I don’t think it should be a package. If it were me, I’d go after Chris Owings for shortstop. Many have […]
With On-Base Percentage being highly coveted, I thought I’d take a look at the Mets minor league system to see who down on the farm was walking at a 12% rate this past season. Why twelve percent? Over the course of 502 plate appearances (the minimum number required to qualify for a MLB batting title), walking 12% of the time would yield 60 walks. Over 550 plate appearances, 66 walks. Over 600 appearances, 72 walks. […]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York confirms that minor league first baseman Allan Dykstra has suffered broken fibula in winter ball and is headed back to the U.S., likely for surgery. Dykstra, 26, set career highs in home runs (21) and RBIs (82) and led the Eastern League in on-base percentage (.436) and walks (101). In addition to being named the Binghamton Mets and Eastern League MVP, he was honored as the New York Mets Sterling Organizational […]
The Rockies agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, last night. The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal. Sandy Alderson weighed in on the deal this afternoon and according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the issue was not closing games, it […]
I swear that over the past two months that Noah Syndergaard is the most talked about pitching prospect in all of baseball. It’s amazing, but everytime I turn around someone somewhere is gushing over the Mets’ prized righthander. While reading Baseball Prospectus, I came across a recent article in which they pointed out that Thor’s overall numbers in Double-A Binghamton were not only better than what he posted while at Advanced-A St. Lucie, but they were much […]
The Kansas City Royals announced that they have signed minor league free agent Francisco Pena. Here is their press release: Catcher Francisco Pena, son of former Kansas City manager Tony Pena and brother of former Royals player Tony Pena Jr., has signed a Major League contract with the organization and was added to the 40-man roster, the club announced Sunday. He was a Minor League free agent. Pena, 24, has spent his seven-year career in […]
It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief 99 at-bat debut. The Mets GM expanded on that a little during his interview with Mike Francesa on Friday, and […]
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