Tag: offseason

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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Alderson Says Acquiring Two Corner Outfielders Won’t Be Easy

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Acquiring Two Corner Outfielders Won’t Be Easy

This afternoon in Orlando, Sandy Alderson suggested getting two starting outfielders this winter might now be an uphill battle because of all the teams searching for those types of bats. “We might bring in more than two starting outfielders. Who knows how things are going to break?” Alderson said. “I’d be surprised if that happens […]

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Mets Ranked 11th Best Potential Free Agent Destination

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Ranked 11th Best Potential Free Agent Destination

I found an interesting post on the Bleacher Report, that states the Mets are Ranked #11 out of the 30 major league teams, as a potential free agent destination. The Bleacher Report Ranking System: Team Overview The New York Mets have posted five straight losing seasons and have not reached the playoffs since 2006. But that […]

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Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

Within minutes after I wrote this post this morning, Ken Rosenthal quoted Curtis Granderson who said his morning in an interview, that his number one goal this offseason was to sign with a winning team. That’s not something you often hear from a free agent, but would he be willing to accept a lesser contract to […]

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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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Cafardo: Mets Could Be In Hunt For Kemp Or Ethier

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
Cafardo: Mets Could Be In Hunt For Kemp Or Ethier

The Dodgers were apparently open to dealing any of Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier — who are each under contract with some serious money attached to them. However, Jon Heyman wrote “…a Mets person suggested that trio isn’t at the forefront of their internal talks, at least at the moment.” However, Nick Carfardo of […]

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Phillies, Giants, Twins Have Contacted Bronson Arroyo

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies, Giants, Twins Have Contacted Bronson Arroyo

Bronson Arroyo reports that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins have contacted his agents, but that no offers have been made. On Friday we reported that the Minnesota Twins are very interested in signing the free agent righthander and that they have already called and spoken with him according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, […]

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GM Meetings: What If $40 Million Doesn’t Go As Far As Hoped?

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
GM Meetings: What If $40 Million Doesn’t Go As Far As Hoped?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post asks an interesting question this morning… What do the Mets do when $30 million-to-$40 million does not go as far as they once hoped? Like the Yanks, they can’t punt. They have been selling their fans on contention in 2014, and they can’t table that now because Matt […]

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Wright Will Help Sell “The Plan” To Free Agents

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Will Help Sell “The Plan” To Free Agents

Dan Martin of the New York Post spoke by phone to David Wright who told him that he’s ready to do his part in talking to free agents who might be interested in coming to Queens. It’s a tough sell, but Wright seems up for the challenge. “I don’t think players are concerned about the financial situation,” Wright […]

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Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

The Mets are at a crossroads right now, and we know what the giant elephant in the room is: Matt Harvey is out for the entirety of 2014. With that being the case, the Mets’ brass really needs to be smart this offseason. It begs the question: Do we go all-in right now or wait […]

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