The Mets will introduce Curtis Granderson. at a press conference at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday at 12:30 PM. MMO will be on hand and will have John Delcos covering the press event for us and the Q&A session afterward. Granderson, 32, is a three-time All-Star and ranks fifth in the majors with a home run every 15.3 at-bats over the last three seasons. He has scored 100 or more runs four times in his career […]
Enrique Rojas of ESPN is reporting that Cano and Mariners agreed to a 10 year deal worth $240 million dollars. That is an ungodly amount of money. Earlier this morning, it was reported that talks had broken down after Seattle made an offer of nine years and $225 million, according to Mark Feinsand and Bill Madden of the Daily News. Reportedly, Cano’s agent Jay-Z was pushing for a deal closer to $252 million, but the M’s didn’t budge […]
The Miami Marlins have agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel. Saltalamacchia, 28, is coming off of a solid season, his second as an everyday catcher. With Brian McCann signed last week by the New York Yankees, Salty was the top available catcher and he fills one of the primary needs for the Marlins who wanted a veteran catcher to […]
I know one player was a free agent and another is a second year arbitration eligible player, but I have to wonder… did Sandy set the market for .200 hitters that strike out a lot? With the current market “sticker shock” and the $7.25 million contract that the Mets just gave Chris Young, is Ike Davis‘ agent salivating? Tale of the Tape: Chris Young versus Ike Davis Batting average – .200 versus .205 Home Runs – […]
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson reportedly met with with free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson on Sunday, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Alderson has said that acquiring two corner outfielders was among his many offseason goals. Last week, the Mets signed outfielder Chris Young to a one-year, $7.25 million deal. After consecutive 40+ home run seasons in 2011-2012, Granderson batted .229/.317/.407 over 245 plate appearances in 2013, with seven home runs and 15 RBI […]
I previously posed the question if a player can develop plate discipline at the minor league level to lay off bad pitches, does that translate into major league success? Let’s do a little rewind to see how a 12% walk rate translated over time, shall we? Over the course of 502 plate appearances, a 12% walk rate (the minimum number of appearances needed to qualify for a MLB batting title) would yield 60 walks. 550 […]
If we look at the methodical approach of the Mets’ front office the past few winters, and every legitimate Mets fan has, there is no conceivable scenario that Nelson Cruz ends up a New York Met for four years and $75 million dollars. And we should be glad that’s the case. In fact, I don’t want any part of Cruz for less. Not simply because of PEDs, not simply because of his age, and not […]
The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few roster moves Monday, but one of them popped out at me, Garrett Jones who was designated for assignment. Jones, 32, was eligible for arbitration for the third time and would have received a raise from his $4.5 million salary in 2013. Incidentally, about $500K more than what the Mets’ Ike Davis was making. The first baseman hit .233/.289/.419 with 26 doubles, 15 homers and 51 RBI last season, though he was solid the […]
Jhonny Peralta has signed a four-year, $52 million contract to play shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals. Stephen Drew is still out there, but is surprisingly not getting much attention. (Injury history, anyone?) Ben Zobrist could be traded for, but Tampa Bay really loves him and would more than likely ask for a king’s ransom in exchange for Zobrist. But there is one veteran middle infielder out there who isn’t getting much attention, but he […]
- Jeru: on MMO Fan Shot: Could Kemp Be The Finishing Touch To Powerful Mets Lineup?: Signing Young was absolutely the worst move...
- Out of Place Mets fan: on MMO Fan Shot: Could Kemp Be The Finishing Touch To Powerful Mets Lineup?: Yes the Mets top notch medical staff...
- Jeru: on ESPN New York: Justin Turner Cut For Not Hustling: No, neither have the 4 other mets...
- ScoreboardSteve: on MMO Fan Shot: Could Kemp Be The Finishing Touch To Powerful Mets Lineup?: It'd definitely take more than Lagares, Flores/Murphy,...
- Captain America: on ESPN New York: Justin Turner Cut For Not Hustling: Has JV1 signed with anyone yet?
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