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Did The Mets Make A Mistake By Not Pursuing Michael Choice?

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
Did The Mets Make A Mistake By Not Pursuing Michael Choice?

Yesterday, as reported by Steve Adams on MLBTR, the Athletics acquired Craig Gentry and Josh Lindblom from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Michael Choice and Chris Bostick. Gentry is one of the top defensive outfielders in the MLB, but struggles offensively against right-handed pitching. As Steve Adams notes, “Gentry has thrived against left-handed pitching […]

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Mets Non-Tender Turner, Valdespin, Hefner, Quintanilla, Atchison

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Non-Tender Turner, Valdespin, Hefner, Quintanilla, Atchison

The Mets announced they have non-tendered Omar Quintanilla, Jordany Valdespin, Justin Turner, Jeremy Hefner, and Scott Atchison. Interesting purge by the Mets on non-tender day… The 40 man roster is now at 35 players. Original Post Today is the non-tender deadline and all teams have until 11:59 tonight to decide which arbitration eligible players they will or will not […]

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TV Money, MLB and Spending: The MMO Response

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
TV Money, MLB and Spending: The MMO Response

Wesley, reader of MetsBlog: Can you explain on the blog why the Mets aren’t spending the $27 million they’re getting from MLB? If the payroll is the same as last year, where is that money? You should write about payroll more. Matt Cerrone, Lead Writer of Mets Blog: It’s a fair question, Wes. I don’t […]

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Update: Mets Never Had Plans To Meet With Arroyo In Tampa

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Update: Mets Never Had Plans To Meet With Arroyo In Tampa

Adam Rubin now reports that the Mets are not super high on Arroyo, and a meeting may never take place, according to a team official. On Saturday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told MMO that Arroyo would be willing to meet with the Mets, but that “no such date or plans for a […]

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Mets Could Exercise Sandy’s 2015 Option As Soon As This Winter

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Could Exercise Sandy’s 2015 Option As Soon As This Winter

Mark Polishuk of the great MLB Trade Rumors does a nice assessment of MLB general managers who are entering their last year of their contracts. That includes the Mets’ Sandy Alderson, but the team does hold an option for 2015. Here is what Mark had to say about that: Sandy Alderson is facing pressure to […]

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Sandy’s Conundrum and Surviving In Baseball’s New Market

An article by posted on November 28, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy’s Conundrum and Surviving In Baseball’s New Market

Sandy Alderson is suffering from sticker shock. He’s so shocked you could slam a baseball bat against a wall he’s sitting by and he wouldn’t even flinch. He’s so shocked you have to tazer him just to get him to blink. He’s so shocked … eh, you get the idea. Lets see…  $75 million for […]

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Could Rangers and Tigers Blockbuster Deal Impact Mets?

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Could Rangers and Tigers Blockbuster Deal Impact Mets?

I’ve seen a few blog posts out there in which a team analyzes how the recent Tigers-Rangers blockbuster deal impacts their individual team. For example, how does this deal affect the Boston Red Sox? Or the White Sox? Or the Rockies? So here’s the Mets’ view of the situation. Let’s look at the facts: The […]

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Ike Davis Doesn’t Want To Get Traded

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments

Ike Davis, who appears fairly likely to get dealt this winter, said he has no burning desire to bolt Flushing reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “I just want a chance to play,” Davis told MLB.com. “Honestly, I’ve loved my time with the Mets. I’m still a Met right now and I don’t want […]

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Blockbuster: Tigers Trade Prince Fielder To Rangers For Ian Kinsler

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Blockbuster: Tigers Trade Prince Fielder To Rangers For Ian Kinsler

In a stunning move on Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers  traded first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers in exchange for second baseman Ian Kinsler. Tigers are sending $30 million to Texas along with Fielder and the deal is pending the waiving of no-trade clauses and physicals. Fielder, 29, is only two years into […]

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Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

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 […]

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