As if the New York Mets and their frustrated fan base needed another reminder of their status in town, they got a punch-in-the-gut this morning with the news Jacoby Ellsbury had agreed to a seven-year, $153-million contract with the Yankees. Yes, the Yankees, the team that said they wanted to go below a $189 million payroll while Mets GM Sandy Alderson, despite saying he has the resources, isn’t likely to go over $90 million. Alderson will say the […]
Free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran has a three-year, $48 million offer currently in hand, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney. Most reports have the mystery team as the Seattle Mariners who have been one of Beltran’s most aggressive suitors according to MLBTR. The Kansas City Royals met with the former Mets All Star today, and are also willing to give Beltran a three year deal. One team that shouldn’t be discounted is the New York Yankees who just […]
2013: .240/.294/.442, 26 HR, 80 RBI Shaun asks… I just read on ESPN Rumor Central that the A’s may be growing disappointed with Yoenis Cespedes due to the sudden drop in his batting average and that they are interested in Nelson Cruz (I hope we don’t sign him). In light of a certain Mets blogger’s recent post about a certain PED user being discussed with the Mets, I’m not taking this to seriously, but I […]
Even after last week’s signing of Chris Young, the Met outfield is still in dire circumstances. Although they have two starters set in place in Juan Lagares and Young, neither of them are sure bets at the plate. With the Mets presumably sticking with either Lucas Duda or Ike Davis at first base for next year, significant upgrades need to be made to shortstop and a corner outfield position (unless the Mets get even more […]
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 Nelson Cruz? Jhonny Peralta for $50 million? Both coming off of PED suspensions? Mind blowing. MLB’s new TV contract (a […]
Andy Martino’s latest post for the Daily News does a nice job of surveying the current landscape for the Mets’ front office and the mounting pressure on them to appease a frustrated fan base. “Chris Young technically counts as doing something, but it’s not the kind of something that the Mets need, in order to solidify the offense, or placate a nervous fan base…Even among some Mets people yesterday, there was a sense of, well, […]
It was a little disappointing for Mets fans last week when John Harper of the New York Daily News reported that Sandy Alderson would have a spending limit this offseason somewhere in the range of $25 to $30 million. While Jeff Wilpon came out later in the week, calling the spending cap a flexible one, this figure is significantly less than the $35 to $40 million that was originally tossed around. With four to five […]
If we look at the methodical approach of the Mets’ front office the past few winters, and every legitimate Mets fan has, there is no conceivable scenario that Nelson Cruz ends up a New York Met for four years and $75 million dollars. And we should be glad that’s the case. In fact, I don’t want any part of Cruz for less. Not simply because of PEDs, not simply because of his age, and not […]
Free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz had to be heartened by Jhonny Peralta‘s $53 million deal, as Cruz is the better of these two Biogenesis-connected players, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. It shouldn’t come as a shock that, according to sources, Cruz is said to seek about $75 million over four years. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise, either, that there are plenty of interested teams, among them the Mariners, Athletics, Mets and his old Rangers team. The Phillies are another that showed early interest but […]
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