Tag: outfield

Carlos Ruiz Deal Is Not As Bad As You Think

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Carlos Ruiz Deal Is Not As Bad As You Think

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 […]

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Corey Hart Still Awaiting Medical Clearance, Says He’s 100 Percent Healthy

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Corey Hart Still Awaiting Medical Clearance, Says He’s 100 Percent Healthy

Free agent outfielder/first baseman Corey Hart said that while there’s been plenty of interest in him from teams in both the AL and NL, there’s some hesitation until he gets medical clearance from doctors. “What’s so hard right now is I don’t get cleared until Dec. 3,” Hart said. “We have plenty of teams calling and […]

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Brewers GM Doug Melvin Sees Mets As Good Trade Partner

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
Brewers GM Doug Melvin Sees Mets As Good Trade Partner

Brewers GM Doug Melvin acknowledged in an interview this weekend that the Mets and Brewers could fit well together as trading partners. “They’ve indicated that they have extra first basemen, and we have a need,” Melvin said. “Again, it’s all about keeping your options open. … Nothing imminent, and I don’t anticipate anything imminent. But […]

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2014 GM Meetings: Twenty Nine General Managers, One Comedian

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
2014 GM Meetings: Twenty Nine General Managers, One Comedian

Winter 2004. It was a great time to be a Mets fan. As cameras clicked away and members of the press took their seats, all eyes were focused on the recently acquired outfielder. With Jeff Wilpon on one side and wife Jessica on the other, Carlos Beltran donned a Mets cap for the very first […]

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The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

Joe D. wrote earlier that the Marlon Byrd signing was a “power play” by the Philadelphia Phillies, and he couldn’t be more correct. It was a power play because they knew the Mets were interested in Byrd, and this signing could have also priced out a lot of the players for the Mets. It potentially […]

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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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Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

There are two general managers in today’s game that pioneered the incorporation of the moneyball concept into the Major Leagues. One of them was a former marine who was the first to adopt into the then little known Bill Jame’s philosophy of advanced statistics, while the other was a one-time elite outfield prospect whose hobbies […]

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Mets Sign IF/OF Anthony Seratelli and RHP Joel Carreno to Minor League Deals

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign IF/OF Anthony Seratelli and RHP Joel Carreno to Minor League Deals

The Mets announced that they have signed signed IF/OF Anthony Seratelli and RHP Joel Carreno to minor league deals. Seratelli, 30, has played all four infield positions and  some outfield while batting .276/.337/ .418 in his eight year minor league career. The New Jersey native batted .273 last season with 11 home runs and 41 RBI in 487 […]

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Just How Far Are The Mets Willing To Go To Build A Contender?

An article by posted on November 2, 2013 0 Comments
Just How Far Are The Mets Willing To Go To Build A Contender?

Bill Madden of the Daily News explains why if the Mets are serious about spending, as Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson keep suggesting, they very likely will have to overpay. Here’s the problem for the Mets — and to a lesser degree the Yankees now that they can no longer guarantee free agents a legitimate […]

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