Tag: minor league

Mike Jacobs To Start At First Base, Murphy Out Six Weeks

An article by posted on April 1, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4/1 7:15 am General Manager Omar Minaya told reporters that Mike Jacobs, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, is the front-runner for the position to start the season. “I wish that did not happen, but we have to always be prepared,” Minaya said. “That’s why we come to spring training having signed free […]

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Mets Claim Manny Acosta Off Waivers

An article by posted on March 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are continuing their effort to create a bullpen. MLB.com reports that the Mets have claimed veteran right-handed reliever Manny Acosta off waivers from the Atlanta Braves. A person familiar with the workings of the Mets said as much on Tuesday. The Braves had hoped to reassign Acosta, 28, to their Minor League camp if […]

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Chris Carter Forcing Mets To Reconsider

An article by posted on March 26, 2010 0 Comments

Chris Carter approaches spring training more like boot camp, but his intense work habits just might earn him an opening day roster spot with the New York Mets. The 27-year-old first baseman/outfielder often is one of the first to arrive each day in camp and among the last to leave, and the hard work has […]

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Mets Should Pass On Ray’s Andy Sonnanstine

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported yesterday that Tampa Bay Rays RHP Andy Sonnanstine could be on the trading block. There will probably be plenty of trade rumors surrounding Rays right-hander Andy Sonnanstine over the final few weeks of spring training. But no one has made a formal inquiry yet, one major league […]

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Should Mets Sign John Smoltz?

An article by posted on March 15, 2010 0 Comments

Please don’t hold my pessimism against me. Usually I’m a “glass is half-full” kind of guy, but the 2010 Mets are essentially relying on the same starting rotation they had last year as it’s been painfully told and shown to us all winter long. Johan Santana, Mike Pelfrey, John Maine, Oliver Perez and perhaps either […]

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The Curious Case of Jose Reyes

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

Jose Reyes has been a staple on this Mets team for seven years, from the time he was 19 years old. After 2009 limited him to just 36 games, we are expecting big things from Reyes this year. We were expecting more run production, more triples, more swiftness….and maybe a revival of The Jose Reyes […]

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Done Deal! Mets Sign Rod Barajas

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4:00 PM Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports says the Mets have indeed signed free-agent Rod Barajas to a one-year, $1 million contract. Barajas can earn another $1 million in ‘easily-attainable incentives,’ according to Rosenthal. This morning I wrote that I believed Barajas would accept the Mets latest offer. I also wrote that it would […]

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Mets Offer Rod Barajas Minor League Deal… Really?

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

Update 9:30 am According to Jon Heyman of SI.com via Twitter, the Mets have offered Barajas a minor league contract. Huh? This makes no sense… Why would Barajas accept a minor league deal? Heyman says he gets low dollars if he makes the team… Not sure what that means exactly, other than the Mets have […]

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Mets Add Another Catcher

An article by posted on February 13, 2010 0 Comments

In a press release, the Mets have announced the signing of catcher Shawn Riggans to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Riggans had a rough 2009, hitting .143 in seven major league games with Tampa Bay, and posting just a .233/.298/.314 line in three minor league stops. Clearly, his right shoulder […]

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Hisanori Takahashi Signs Minor League Deal With Mets

An article by posted on February 11, 2010 0 Comments

Update 2:05 PM: Kevin Burkhardt says from what he’s been told Takahashi is NOT a bullpen option because he’s not a power arm plus he struggles against lefties. He’s a Tom Glavine type that either makes the Met SP rotation or is gonna be sent to Buffalo as SP insurance. (hat tip to Sach) Original […]

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