Tag: NL

How Does Curtis Granderson Fare Against The NL East?

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
How Does Curtis Granderson Fare Against The NL East?

The Mets signed Curtis Granderson Friday to a four year, $60 million deal. One thing is for sure, he can hit. But there’s only one problem with that. Granderson has played his whole career thus far in the American League, revealing uncertainty when it comes to facing the National League. Let’s take a look at […]

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Mets Have Not Contacted Former Brewer Corey Hart

An article by posted on December 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Not Contacted Former Brewer Corey Hart

A source told MMO on Saturday that the New York Mets have not contacted free agent Cory Hart or made any offer to the former Brewers first baseman. “There’s been a few teams, but the Mets are not one of them.” Last week, Hart said that while there’s been plenty of interest in him from teams […]

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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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Ryan Braun Holds A Press Conference, Says Nothing

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Ryan Braun Holds A Press Conference, Says Nothing

I just finished reading the full transcript of what Ryan Braun said in his press conference with reporters this morning. A media session that lasted 30 minutes and yielded anything of substance. You can read the full Q&A here, but don’t expect much in the way of answers to the questions that were posed to […]

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Dodgers Sign Dan Haren To One Year Deal, Marlins Interested In Phil Hughes

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Dan Haren To One Year Deal, Marlins Interested In Phil Hughes

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with free agent righthander Dan Haren. The deal includes an option for 2015 that vests if Haren throws 180 innings next season. Haren, 33, struggled last season going 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA in 169.2 innings for the Washington Nationals. The veteran […]

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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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