As noted yesterday by the NY Daily News, Andy Martino shares that the Mets will be present at the upcoming showcase for 23 year old Cuban defector Erisbel Arrubarruena who plays shortstop and we all know that at this point the Mets could use a good shortstop to man the left side of the infield. Baseball America’s Ben Badler reported last month on Arruebarruena’s and shared a scouting report on the defensive wizard: At 6 feet, 195 pounds, Arruebarruena has clean […]
The Mets announced they have non-tendered Omar Quintanilla, Jordany Valdespin, Justin Turner, Jeremy Hefner, and Scott Atchison. Interesting purge by the Mets on non-tender day… The 40 man roster is now at 35 players. Original Post Today is the non-tender deadline and all teams have until 11:59 tonight to decide which arbitration eligible players they will or will not offer contracts to. For the Mets, they have ten decisions to make, but the way I see it only two […]
We are a few weeks away from the winter meetings and while the talk around the Mets have revolved around who we should be acquiring, it is equally important to make quick and effective decisions on the players that will better serve us with another team’s uniform. The player at the top of this list would be Jordany Valdespin, a potentially useful part but currently the outcast of the organization. There is no secret that […]
How many times do we see solid prospects fizzle out due to injury? Experts say that it happens much more with pitchers than with any other position. Scouts try to project a pitcher’s long term health, but it always feels like a gamble with the draft regardless these days. Freak injuries, lack of conditioning, and pure bad luck can all turn a potential star into a career minor leaguer. I guess that’s I’m most happy […]
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, LaTroy Hawkins signed with the Colorado Rockies for $2.25 MM earlier in the week — and according to reports, the Mets low-balled him. While I can understand not wanting to invest in a player of his age, the fact that the Mets didn’t match $2.25 million is somewhat telling. Of course, he has almost no opportunity to close here anymore considering Bobby Parnell should return healthy, so it makes sense that he […]
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 of a grievance yet, so I can’t hide behind the fact this is currently being disputed,” Alderson said. “But I […]
Mets GM Sandy Alderson was on ESPN FM Radio for a brief interview earlier today. Here’s a little recap for you… Alderson again said he’s looking at his “shortstop situation,” as well as all three outfield positions. Mike Lupica told Alderson that he understands it’s a marathon not a sprint — but it’s starting to feel like a Walking Tour of America. Alderson responded that it was neither of the two, but “maybe an 800.” When […]
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 sense that Ike Davis is a goner after a Mets insider told him today, that teams view him as a decent […]
Bronson Arroyo reports that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins have contacted his agents, but that no offers have been made. On Friday we reported that the Minnesota Twins are very interested in signing the free agent righthander and that they have already called and spoken with him according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, but had yet to make a formal offer. There appears to be mutual interest from both sides in getting something […]
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