Tag: minor league

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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A Couple of Mets Roster Notes

An article by posted on February 9, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News, Angel Pagan and the Mets avoided arbitration and have agreed to a one year contract that will pay the center fielder $1.45 million. Pagan had originally requested $1.8 million whereas the team filed for $1.275 million. Therefore, they are paying him a little bit under […]

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Mookie Back With The Mets

An article by posted on February 9, 2010 0 Comments

Mets.com has reported that one of the most beloved Mets in history is back with the organization in a full-time capacity. The Mets announced Monday that Mookie Wilson has accepted a position as the organization’s Minor League outfield and baserunning coordinator. Wilson was last with the club as manager of Class A Brooklyn in 2005. […]

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Mets Sign Catalanotto to Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have signed veteran utilityman Frank Catalanotto to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 35-year-old Catalanotto hit .278 with a homer and nine RBIs in 77 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s a career .292 hitter over 13 big league seasons that included stops in Detroit, Texas and Toronto. […]

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Lets Not Make The Mistake Of Acting On Emotion With Endy Chavez

An article by posted on January 9, 2010 0 Comments

According to Larry Stone of the Seattle Times, former Mets outfielder Endy Chavez is willing to sign a minor league contract as he continues his rehab from surgery for a torn MCL and ACL in his knee. In March he will hold a showcase for interested teams, and apparently many are interested. Chavez is trying […]

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Mets Decline Putz Option, Add Bowman To 40 Man Roster

An article by posted on November 5, 2009 0 Comments

According to Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post in a post to his Twitter account, the Mets have told reliever J.J. Putz that they will decline his option and instead buy him out for $1 million dollars. Not really a big surprise considering the Mets would have had to pay him over $9 million dollars […]

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Is Josh Thole the Mets Catching Savior?

An article by posted on November 2, 2009 0 Comments

Sometimes it is tough to be a Mets fan, isn’t it? You sit and you watch other teams, both big market and small, call up player after player from their minor league system who step foot on a major league diamond and instantly make an impact. Some of these players they had a chance to […]

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Scott Kazmir Gets His Wings

An article by posted on August 29, 2009 0 Comments

According to several sources, Scott Kazmir has been traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels acquired Kazmir for minor league left-hander Alex Torres, minor league infielder Matt Sweeney, and a player to be named later. Kazmir, 25, got off to a rough start this season and is 8-7 with a […]

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