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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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Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Some Red Flags On Alfredo Aceves

Since Buster Olney first reported that the Mets had interest in reliever/starter Alfredo Aceves last week, there have been a couple of updates on him. MLB Trade Rumors reported that the righthander re-hired agent Tom O’Connell to represent him recently, and that Aceves called O’Connell and apologized for firing him in the first place. Marc Carig of […]

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Teams Are Interested In Daniel Murphy As A Third Baseman

An article by posted on November 14, 2013 0 Comments
Teams Are Interested In Daniel Murphy As A Third Baseman

A quick update from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, who today wrote: “Don’t be surprised if the Mets also trade second baseman Daniel Murphy, one of their best hitters. Murphy is drawing interest from clubs that envision him at second, third or as a super-utility type, and while his departure would hurt the Mets short-term, he […]

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Ike Davis Wanted Out, Said Team Has Given Up On Him

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Wanted Out, Said Team Has Given Up On Him

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 […]

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Sandy Alderson Insists Nothing Is Close, “No, No, No”

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Insists Nothing Is Close, “No, No, No”

You can’t make this stuff up… Sandy Alderson completely contradicted everything Jeff Wilpon said earlier today about “something cooking” and a move to come later after meeting with a player last night… Sandy Alderson insisted there was nothing close. "No, no, no." #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) November 13, 2013 Sandy Alderson seemed geniunely surprised […]

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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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Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

On Monday, qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams. Each of these free agents was offered a one-year deal for $14.1 million. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson interpreted the turndowns as an indicator a bull market is possible. “That ought to tell you a little […]

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