Tag: NL

Eric Young Preparing To Play Second Base

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Preparing To Play Second Base

Eric Young said that he is preparing to play both in the outfield and second base going into his first spring training with the Mets, reports Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. Young said that no one in the Mets organization has discussed his role at second base or the outfield for 2014. He said […]

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Carlos Ruiz Deal Is Not As Bad As You Think

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Carlos Ruiz Deal Is Not As Bad As You Think

If you thought the Phillies were nuts for re-signing catcher Carlos Ruiz for three years and $26 million, I would disagree. At first I thought it was a bad deal too, but the more I thought about it, the more I warmed up to it. Ruiz, who turns 35 in January, has spent his entire career […]

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Corey Hart Still Awaiting Medical Clearance, Says He’s 100 Percent Healthy

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Corey Hart Still Awaiting Medical Clearance, Says He’s 100 Percent Healthy

Free agent outfielder/first baseman Corey Hart said that while there’s been plenty of interest in him from teams in both the AL and NL, there’s some hesitation until he gets medical clearance from doctors. “What’s so hard right now is I don’t get cleared until Dec. 3,” Hart said. “We have plenty of teams calling and […]

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Market Loaded With Pitchers Who Are Baseball’s Version Of A ’61 Corvette

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Market Loaded With Pitchers Who Are Baseball’s Version Of A ’61 Corvette

Tom Verducci wrote an excellent analysis of the starting pitching market this offseason in an article for Sports Illustrated and SI.com. The longtime sports editor determined that the free agent market is loaded with pitchers that are the “baseball versions of a ’61 Corvette — only in poor condition.” The pool of 30-plus starters includes […]

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Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

The Phillies have reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, late last night it was learned that the deal includes a vesting option for a third year. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that the $8 million club option for 2016 vests if […]

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Jose Fernandez and Wil Myers Win Rookie of the Year Awards

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Fernandez and Wil Myers Win Rookie of the Year Awards

Rays outfielder Wil Myers and Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez are this year’s Rookie of the Year winners, as selected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Initially projected to open the season at Double-A Jacksonville, Fernandez instead found himself on the Opening Day roster due to a couple of injuries. The right-hander seized the […]

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Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

I’m not big on making free agent predictions during the MLB Hot Stove season, but I usually have one or two guys that I like to recommend the Mets pursue. Last year, I suggested the Mets pursue Jair Jurrjens, which in hindsight looks awful now, but on a minor league deal it made sense to […]

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The Top Ten Prospects in the NL East

An article by posted on November 2, 2013 0 Comments
The Top Ten Prospects in the NL East

Coming off the coattails of Baseball America breaking down the top ten prospects from every team in the NL East, we take a look at the top ten prospects from the NL East. There were a couple of surprises when looking at Baseball America’s list of the top ten Mets’ prospects, most notably Kevin Plawecki […]

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Mets Fans Seeking A Quantum Of Solace

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Fans Seeking A Quantum Of Solace

Quantum: The smallest amount of a physical quantity that can exist independently. Solace: Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation. After the Chicago White Sox inked Cuban sensation Jose Dariel Abreu to a six-year, $68 million dollar deal – a fair price for one who is expected to produce like Frank Thomas – my inbox began getting […]

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Eric Young Jr. Captures NL Stolen Base Crown

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Captures NL Stolen Base Crown

Congratulations to Eric Young Jr. National League Stolen Base Leader for 2013! Eric Young Jr. might have been a man on a mission when he took the field for the Mets in yesterday’s season finale. He led off the game with a base hit and took off — successfully — for second base on the […]

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