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What’s Up With Braun? Click.

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
What’s Up With Braun? Click.

When asked by Jon Heyman if he had checked in with the Brewers to discuss Ryan Braun, Mets GM Sandy Alderson joked and said, “If you could count a four-word sentence as checking.” When Heyman pressed for more details, Sandy replied that the entire extent of his discussion with the Brewers slugger was, ”What’s up with […]

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Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

Update 11/23 at 9:45 PM Free agent reliever Joe Smith just signed with the Los Angeles Angels on a 3-year deal worth a little more than $15 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Read my thoughts on Joe Smith from an earlier post below… Original Post Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported […]

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Mets Owners Say Sandy Alderson Has $25-30 Million To Spend And No More

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Owners Say Sandy Alderson Has $25-30 Million To Spend And No More

Updated Post 8:00 PM John Harper of the Daily News reports the following: “Heard tonight that Mets’ owners will not stretch the budget due to high cost of free agents. Sandy Alderson has $25-30 million to spend and no more. Good luck with that.” So much for that $35-40 million… I don’t mean to laugh here, […]

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Mets Add Matz, Walters, deGrom and Goeddel to 40-Man Roster

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Add Matz, Walters, deGrom and Goeddel to 40-Man Roster

Update: The Mets added Steven Matz, Jeff Walters, Jake deGrom and Erik Goeddel to the 40-man roster. Kolarek, Dykstra and Gorski are at risk of being selected by another team. We’ll see… * * * * * * * * At midnight tonight, every team in the MLB is required to have their 40-man roster set, positioning themselves  for next month’s […]

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Puma: Mets Dealing With Sticker Shock On Free Agents

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Puma: Mets Dealing With Sticker Shock On Free Agents

An interesting tweet from Mike Puma of the New York Post who said the Mets believed they could get Peralta on a two-year deal: “Mets dealing with “sticker shock” on free agents. Thought they could get Peralta on a two-year deal, but he wants at least three years.” On November 11 I actually used the […]

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Brandon Allen Hits A 455 Foot Blast At Chase Field

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Brandon Allen Hits A 455 Foot Blast At Chase Field

Brandon Allen has some surprising power in his bat. This kid has hit a pair of towering home runs in his short and nondescript career. The first was a 435 foot home run at Yankee Stadium, and the second was this mammoth blast at Chase Field off Yovani Gallardo. It was the longest home run […]

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Alderson Says Handling Of Tejada Was Within The Team’s Rights

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Handling Of Tejada Was Within The Team’s Rights

Here’s a quick update from Sandy Alderson on the potential grievance Ruben Tejada is considering to file. Sandy Alderson defended the Mets handling of Ruben Tejada and did not deny that “finances and player control was a part of many factors in his decision” but he asserted “it was the team’s right.” “It’s not the subject […]

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Padres Sign Josh Johnson To One Year Deal For $8 Million

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Padres Sign Josh Johnson To One Year Deal For $8 Million

Done deal… The San Diego Padres have agreed on a one-year, $8 million deal with free agent starter Josh Johnson. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN first reported the news: The deal includes an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses if Johnson makes 26 starts, the source said. Johnson was in San Diego for a physical exam Tuesday and […]

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Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

The Rockies agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, last night. The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal. Sandy Alderson weighed in on […]

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Mets Told Jay-Z Beforehand That Chances Of Signing Cano Were Slim

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Told Jay-Z Beforehand That Chances Of Signing Cano Were Slim

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the Mets had told the agents for Robinson Cano beforehand that odds on acquiring their client were slim. Sources: #Mets told Cano’s agents, before agreeing to meet, that chances of deal slim. Did not want to say no. Possible business in future. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 19, […]

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