Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the New York Yankees and free agent catcher Brian McCann have reached an agreement on a five year deal worth $85 million. The deal also includes a vesting option for a sixth year and is pending a physical. McCann cashes in on what has been a solid career and will net about $17 million a year if these numbers are official. I wondered if this deal impacts their […]
The Mets are looking for a shortstop. The names that constantly pop up as potential free agent acquisitions at the position are Jhonny Peralta and Stephen Drew. But Peralta is asking for a minimum of four years and $52 million and is supposedly getting attention from teams willing to give him that type of deal. Stephen Drew could be had for less money and years, but he has an injury history that has caused him […]
The Mets VP of Scouting and Development spoke very highly of top outfield prospect Cesar Puello this week. While assessing the young slugger’s season, Paul DePodesta said watching him “was very exciting.” “Puello’s always been a guy who’s had as many tools as anyone, a true five-tool talent…He hits for average, hits for power, plays defense, runs, throws. He missed the last 50 games because of his connection to BioGenesis, but when he was on […]
Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that while the Indians are not actively trying to trade Asdrubal Cabrera, they are listening to offers. Cabrera’s name has been linked to the Cardinals in the past, writes Hoynes, but since he’s entering the final year of his contract, and can be a free agent after the 2014 season, his value isn’t as high as it would have been if the Indians had traded him before the […]
Brandon Allen has some surprising power in his bat. This kid has hit a pair of towering home runs in his short and nondescript career. The first was a 435 foot home run at Yankee Stadium, and the second was this mammoth blast at Chase Field off Yovani Gallardo. It was the longest home run ever hit to right field. Check it out… Original Post 11/19 The Mets announced via Twitter that that have signed […]
If money was not an issue and the Mets could have any offensive free agent on the market, it would be really cool to see certain players donning a Mets uniform in 2014. This is only a dream scenario at this point, unless the Wilpons somehow came across a ton of money that they could spend with no worries. But we all know that will never happen, because as Mets fans we were never meant to […]
According to the Philadelphia Enquirer, free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz will remain with the only team he’s ever played for as the Phillies inked him to a three-year, $26 million deal. Ruiz will turn 35 in January, batted .268/.320/.368 with five homers and 37 RBI this past season. In 2012, Ruiz hit .325/.394/.540 with 32 doubles, 16 homers and 68 RBI, making his first All-Star team and garnering some MVP votes. Wow, the rich keep getting richer […]
I loved hearing what Sandy Alderson had to say about center fielder Juan Lagares yesterday during his interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa. Only one day earlier, I was having a back and forth on twitter with one of my followers who was very concerned that Lagares had just one walk in Winter Ball. I tried explaining that what was more important was that he was hitting, working the counts and most importantly – making […]
Baseball historians will say that Dwight Gooden‘s first three seasons in the major leagues were some of the best by a young pitcher in the game’s history. Gooden took the mound 99 times from 1984 to 1986, going 58-19 with a 2.28 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 35 complete games, 13 shutouts and 744 strikeouts – reaching 200 or more strikeouts in each season. But after off-the-field problems came to light prior to the 1987 campaign, Gooden […]
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