Tag: payroll

A.J. Pollock: Viable Backup Option to Cespedes?

An article by posted on November 25, 2016 0 Comments
A.J. Pollock: Viable Backup Option to Cespedes?

New Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Mike Hazen could be looking to shed more payroll after trading shortstop Jean Segura to the Seattle Mariners. Segura had a career year in 2016 in his only season with the D-Backs, but he is arbitration eligible and is projected to make $7.3 million by MLBTR. That’s quite a jump […]

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Examining Potential Suitors For Cespedes

An article by posted on October 31, 2016 0 Comments
Examining Potential Suitors For Cespedes

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, examines and ranks the potential suitors for free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who is expected to opt out of his contract with the Mets as soon as the World Series ends. She projects the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Angels as the leading candidates to […]

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Trade Bruce For The Right Reasons

An article by posted on October 19, 2016 0 Comments
Trade Bruce For The Right Reasons

Jon Heyman recently reported that a rival executive thinks the Mets might consider trading Jay Bruce once they pick up his 13 million dollar contract option after the season. This news really isn’t all that shocking. Mets fans have been speculating for months that this might be a possibility depending on the outcome of the […]

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The Mets Will Double Down In 2017

An article by posted on October 12, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Will Double Down In 2017

Do you like teams built around talented young power arms that could fall apart due to injury at any moment? Do you like streaky power hitters and an offense that scores the majority of its runs via the long ball? Do you like short term contracts and a hard mandate from ownership to avoid expensive […]

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Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

Four winters ago, fans of almost any other team had good reason to be envious of the Washington Nationals. They were lucky – blessed, really – that their previous futility had earned them the top slot in the draft in consecutive years that produced once-in-a-generation talents in Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, their window for […]

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The Times, They Are A Changin’

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
The Times, They Are A Changin’

From all accounts, there was something different about the media session Mets GM Sandy Alderson held with reporters on Wednesday. When the subject turned to spending and payroll and what those two would look like in the future, there wasn’t the typical defensive posture or the always omnipresent vagueness that we’ve become so accustomed to […]

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Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

After the Yoenis Cespedes press conference at Citi Field on Wednesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson fielded a couple of questions from reporters about the team, payroll and even something near and dear to all of our hearts – extension deals for some of our young pitchers. Sandy Alderson said it’s possible that extension talks for […]

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MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

Morgan writes… I think you were way to quick to say you were “moving on” from the Mets payroll discussion just based on a one-year deal to Yoenis Cespedes, which quite frankly they were forced to do to prevent rioting at Citi Field if he had signed with the Washington Nationals. For someone I admired […]

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Mets Back Among Top 15 MLB Payrolls

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Back Among Top 15 MLB Payrolls

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Mets payroll – which he calculates to be $134 million – currently ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. That puts them ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals. It´s nice that ownership finally appears willing and able to sport a competitive payroll. Assuming the […]

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Cespedes’ Market Hasn’t Shaped Up How We Thought It Would

An article by posted on January 17, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes’ Market Hasn’t Shaped Up How We Thought It Would

If you would have told me in November that we would be refreshing out Twitter feeds on January 17th, praying to see a report indicating Yoenis Cespedes is heading back to Queens, I probably would of laughed myself into tears. Sure the Mets are still in the hunt for the slugging Cuban outfielder that brought magic […]

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