Juan Lagares is an unstoppable force as he continues to wield a sizzling hot bat for Las Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. Last night, Lagares had two more hits including a home run, two runs scored and two more RBIs. He has lifted his batting average to .384 with a .407 on-base, .477 slugging and a .884 OPS in 86 at-bats. During an appearance with Mike Francesa on WFAN a week ago, Mets GM Sandy […]
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, […]
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 with the Phillies. He played a key role in helping them win five straight NL East titles from 2007-11 and […]
We had a little stir this morning in our comment threads over something that was reported at MetsBlog regarding a post entitled, Brewers more likely to trade Ryan Braun than Norichika Aoki. The article leads off like this… There is a better chance the Brewers trade OF Ryan Braun for Mets 1B Ike Davis than deal OF Norichika Aoki, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking. I was hoping for a link to something that supported that statement and after a […]
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates were named American and National League Most Valuable Players tonight by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cabrera finished with 385 points, while Mike Trout got five first-place votes and 282 points. Baltimore’s first baseman Chris Davis, who led the majors with 53 homers and 138 RBIs, was third. Cabrera, 30, is the first American Leaguer to win back-to-back MVPs since Frank Thomas in 1993 […]
The 2013-2014 offseason features a deep class of quality talent ripe for the picking of any team willing to spend. Based upon GM Sandy Alderson’s comments at year’s end as well as the Mets reported discussions, it appears clear that the major focus is to acquire at least two position players: a shortstop and an outfielder. Conveniently enough, there are two free agents on the market capable of filling each of those positions with great […]
WFAN’s Mike Francesa said today, that Ike Davis wants out. Francesa said he spoke with Davis during the All Star break and Ike said he wanted to leave. The former Met first rounder believes the fans have given up on him and the team has given up on him. (Hat tip to Julie) Adam Rubin got the sense that Ike Davis is a goner after a Mets insider told him today, that teams view him as a decent […]
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 13, 2013 New York’s current hitting coach, Dave Hudgens, was brought back by the Mets along with the entire 2013 […]
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 the Mets will not be in play on. Choo is expected to draw interest from 8-10 teams and projections have […]
- Albert: on It Would Be A Mistake If Lagares Is The Odd Man Out: I was thinking a Lagares/den Dekker platoon?...
- Joey D.: on Examining Sandy’s Off-Season Signings… So Far: HI Verne, Was responding to "I Like The...
- Joey D.: on Examining Sandy’s Off-Season Signings… So Far: Hi Verne, That solid core can also be...
- jcutiger: on It Would Be A Mistake If Lagares Is The Odd Man Out: Competition is important. If Lagares wins...
- VitaminCM: on Examining Sandy’s Off-Season Signings… So Far: I agree with everything you said.
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