It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief 99 at-bat debut. The Mets GM expanded on that a little during his interview with Mike Francesa on Friday, and […]
Andy Martino of the Daily News calls the Mets offseason strategy “complicated”. Why? Because they are at least as interested in pursuing trades as they are in signing free agents, and that takes time. For the past two offseasons, the Mets’ initial business has been obvious: In 2011, they had to deal with Jose Reyes, and last year, they had to sign David Wright and decide whether to extend or trade R.A. Dickey. This year, […]
Last night, Carlos Beltran continued to cement his status as one of the greatest post season players of all time with yet another incredible performance. Having already delivered a two-run double to tie Game 1 of the NLCS at 2-2, the former Met would hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th inning to clinch a dramatic 3-2 win over the Dodgers for the Cardinals. Beltran also kept the game alive for the Cards […]
I read some scuttlebutt last night about the Philadelphia Phillies possibly honing in on free agent to be Carlos Beltran this winter. If every free-agent signee were able to guarantee a replication of the previous year’s performance, Beltran would be No. 1 on the Phillies’ list. In 600 plate appearances for the Cardinals in 2013, he hit .296/.339/.491 with 24 home runs. More important than Beltran’s overall numbers is the fact that he is a […]
Yes, I know the answer to the question in my title is most likely not. The Tampa Tribune put up a little piece on David Price yesterday where he stated he is preparing himself to be traded. “If you go with what’s been done in the past I guess you’re going to have to think you’re going to get traded,” Price said Wednesday night on a conference call. “You’ve seen it happen a couple of times […]
The upcoming off-season is when many Mets fans expect to see action with regard to shaping this roster for a competitive season. We’ve been through the trades that needed to be made, we’ve been through the free agents that couldn’t be signed, and we’ve been through the contracts that had to come off the books. The farm looks healthy-ish, and now it’s time to prove that the Mets (like many other teams) can maintain a […]
Team Insiders Say They’ll Listen To Offers On __________. Fill in the blank… In this particular case, the player that Adam Rubin is referring to is second baseman Daniel Murphy. The thing is, whenever the Mets say they aren’t trading anyone and only listening to offers, that player may as well pack their bags. We heard that line a lot regarding R.A. Dickey last year, and get used to hearing it again this season about […]
BYRON BUXTON WOWED THEM ALL IN 2013 Who were the top performers in the prospect world in 2013? Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo picked their “All-Prospect Teams” — one player for each position — as well as the top overall position player and pitcher. As an added bonus this year, they also chose prospects they think made the biggest jumps on the prospect landscape, those whose stock fell the most, and those who have the […]
I was scanning through my channels last night and with nothing on turned to the MLB Network where they were doing highlights of all the teams that were in the hunt for a Wild Card. They showed highlights of Tampa Bay’s 5-1 win over Baltimore to grab one of the Wild Card spots. I was half asleep when I was jolted to attention after I heard one of the hosts say that Wil Myers was literally […]
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