Tag: pitching

Is It Time For A Mike Pelfrey Encore?

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Is It Time For A Mike Pelfrey Encore?

Could the New York Mets’ desperate need for starting pitching lead them back to Mike Pelfrey? Seriously. Should GM Sandy Alderson decided there’s not much in the free-agent market, and with the Twins moving faster than the Mets regarding Bronson Arroyo, there are probably worse ideas than re-signing Pelfrey. Pelfrey, released by the Twins, made $4 million last […]

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Time For Some Brave, New, Bold Moves For Mets

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Time For Some Brave, New, Bold Moves For Mets

He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.  ~  Herodotus The moment of action for New York Met General Manager Sandy Alderson is now. It is time for Sandy to fly against his better nature, to throw […]

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Hot Stove Mailbag: Is Jeff Samardzija A Trade Target For The Mets?

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Mailbag: Is Jeff Samardzija A Trade Target For The Mets?

Nick asks… There have been talks that Jeff Samardzija may again be available in the trade market. What would it cost the Mets to get the deal done, and is it even a realistic option? He did pitch over 200+ innings last year, so he could be that back end innings eater at an affordable price of an […]

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Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

I’m not big on making free agent predictions during the MLB Hot Stove season, but I usually have one or two guys that I like to recommend the Mets pursue. Last year, I suggested the Mets pursue Jair Jurrjens, which in hindsight looks awful now, but on a minor league deal it made sense to […]

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Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

I don’t know about most of you, but a few of us on MMO let out a collective sigh of relief when we read the following from Andy Martino of the Daily News: The Mets don’t love Mark Trumbo and they’ve never shown any interest in Peter Bourjos. I see Trumbo as an Ike Davis […]

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Featured Post: Three Years In And Things May Be Worse…

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Three Years In And Things May Be Worse…

I got an email the other day asking me why I always downplay the Mets going after players like Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury or Carlos Beltran. The reader wanted to know why I’ve become such a pessimist. My response to her was simple. “I don’t trust the people in charge, hence I’m skeptical of anything […]

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Underrated RHP Logan Verrett Could Pitch His Way To Mets In 2014

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments

Logan Verrett was tabbed as having the “Best Slider” in the Mets system by Baseball America last week in their annual “Best Tools” feature. The 23-year old righty finished the 2013 season with a 4.25 ERA in 146.0 innings. He won 12 games and struck out 132 batters over that span and held opposing hitters to […]

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Going Out In Style: Johan Santana Issues Statement To Thank Met Fans

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Going Out In Style: Johan Santana Issues Statement To Thank Met Fans

After the Mets officially declined the 2014 option on Johan Santana earlier today, the veteran lefthander issued the following statement to the team and the fans… “I want to thank the Mets organization, my teammates and of course give a big thank you to the Mets fans, who have been behind me from day one and stood […]

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Jimenez Declines Option, Arroyo Would Pitch For Mets, Tanaka Could Be Priciest Import Ever

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Jimenez Declines Option, Arroyo Would Pitch For Mets, Tanaka Could Be Priciest Import Ever

The level of uncertainty surrounding Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka, considered by far the best free agent pitcher this offseason, continues to confound the entire baseball industry, from the agents trying to represent him to the teams wanting to sign him to the system that will determine where he ultimately lands, writes Jeff Passan of Yahoo […]

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Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

The Phillies are targeting big-time free-agent outfielders and baseball people expect them to be in the mix for Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and possibly Curtis Granderson according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Phillies have a team built around superior starting pitching and veteran infielders, Heyman writes. But have a clear weakness in the outfield, where they got sub-par […]

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