We’ve been waiting all winter for our team to do something. Yesterday, our inactive front office became active by signing Curtis Granderson for 4 years/$60 million. But is the waiting over? Will this be our only major move or will it be the first of several? Is this the first baby step in bringing a winner back to Flushing or purely window-dressing? I’ve been a vocal outspoken critic of Sandy Alderson since his arrival. However, when […]
Juan Lagares told followers via Twitter that he is flying to New York to have his knee looked at by team doctors. No word yet as to how he incurred the injury or it’s severity, but Lagares says “he’s putting it all in God’s hands.” He followed up with a tweet that reads, “Everything is good my people.” The defensively talented centerfielder has been tearing it up in the DWL for Las Aguilas and is hitting .342 with a […]
A Fan Shot By Terence Farley When thinking of an outfield bat for the Mets, the one player I knew I didn’t want was Andre Ethier. He doesn’t have enough power, he can’t hit lefties and he makes a lot of money. The player I wanted was Shin-Soo Choo Then it came out that he probably is out of the Mets financial parameters. When I heard that Choo doesn’t hit lefties particularly well, I wondered […]
I know one player was a free agent and another is a second year arbitration eligible player, but I have to wonder… did Sandy set the market for .200 hitters that strike out a lot? With the current market “sticker shock” and the $7.25 million contract that the Mets just gave Chris Young, is Ike Davis‘ agent salivating? Tale of the Tape: Chris Young versus Ike Davis Batting average – .200 versus .205 Home Runs – […]
Will Juan Lagares lose time in center field to Chris Young? Check out this post by Mike Kerwick of The Record who writes that newly acquired Chris Young has a list of three expectations that he shared with reporters yesterday. He wants substantial playing time. He wants that playing time to be in center field. And he wants the Mets to make his contract (one year, $7.25 million) the first of several moves designed to […]
With On-Base Percentage being highly coveted, I thought I’d take a look at the Mets minor league system to see who down on the farm was walking at a 12% rate this past season. Why twelve percent? Over the course of 502 plate appearances (the minimum number required to qualify for a MLB batting title), walking 12% of the time would yield 60 walks. Over 550 plate appearances, 66 walks. Over 600 appearances, 72 walks. […]
Update – Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the one year deal is worth a whopping $7.25 million dollars… Wow, here’s your opening day left fielder… Original Post Outfielder Chris Young has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mets pending a physical, according to multiple reports. Jon Heyman first reported the news. The Mets plan to use Young in a corner-outfield position, according to Heyman. Juan Lagares “will remain the starter” in center, […]
John Sickels on Minor League Ball featured Travis d’Arnaud as his Prospect of the Day and pointed out how steadily his throwing has improved as evidenced by increasing caught-stealing percentages since turning pro. So for those of you worried about those three stolen bases against him this weekend, don’t go jumping to any conclusions, and it was not like the pitcher’s didn’t play a part in it. Here is what he had to say regarding […]
As Baseball America first reported, Jose Abreu, the premier offensive player in Cuba, has defected with the goal of trying to sign a contract to play baseball with a major league team. Abreu, 26, would hit the market as a free agent and according to Baseball America, will be able to sign as a free agent “exempt from the international signing bonus pools.” In other words, this power-hitting first baseman has a very lucrative longterm […]
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