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ESPN: Nelson Cruz Salary Demands Exceed Mets Appetite

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN: Nelson Cruz Salary Demands Exceed Mets Appetite

According to earlier reports, the Mets had some interest in free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York immediately downplayed the Mets interest writing that they were not nearly as interested in Cruz as some reports have indicated. Today, Jerry Crasnick reports that Cruz’ salary demands have now exceeded the Mets’ appetite, according to a source. This […]

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Mets Owners Say Sandy Alderson Has $25-30 Million To Spend And No More

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Owners Say Sandy Alderson Has $25-30 Million To Spend And No More

Updated Post 8:00 PM John Harper of the Daily News reports the following: “Heard tonight that Mets’ owners will not stretch the budget due to high cost of free agents. Sandy Alderson has $25-30 million to spend and no more. Good luck with that.” So much for that $35-40 million… I don’t mean to laugh here, […]

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Allan Dykstra Breaks Fibula, Heading To NY For Surgery

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Breaks Fibula, Heading To NY For Surgery

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 […]

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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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Keep Dreaming Kernan

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Keep Dreaming Kernan

Robinson Cano is not the answer to the New York Mets problems. A 31-year old free agent, Cano’s sticker price is somewhere around 10 years/$300 million. In fan speak that’s somewhere in the nosebleed section. Which Major League Baseball organization is ready to invest in a player who will earn $30 million per season (assuming […]

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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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Puma: Mets Contemplating Adding Assistant Hitting Coach

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Puma: Mets Contemplating Adding Assistant Hitting Coach

The Mets are “kicking around” the idea of adding an assistant hitting coach, saying Mike Puma of the New York Post via Twitter. Puma indicates however that nothing is imminent. The Mets have “kicked around” the idea of adding an assistant hitting coach, according to a source, but nothing is imminent. — Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) November […]

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The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson arrived in Orlando for the GM Meetings tonight and got things started with his usual deadpan humor. “Well, I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get too excited. They were all fives.” When asked how high the stack of five dollar bills go, he responded: ”Not as high as some people […]

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Rockies Pursuing LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Rockies Pursuing LaTroy Hawkins

The Mets have competition in attempting to re-sign LaTroy Hawkins, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Colorado Rockies are among the teams pursuing the free-agent reliever, according to a source. Still, that does not mean that Colorado is a likely landing spot. I have a hunch that while some teams may be jumping on his […]

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Mets Have Inquired About Free Agent Shin-Soo Choo

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Inquired About Free Agent Shin-Soo Choo

The Mets have reached out to super agent Scott Boras to express interest in free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post. No dollars or parameters for a deal were discussed according to a team official. That same team official also told Puma that other than Cano, there are no players […]

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