Tag: Red Sox

Billy Wagner Deal Officially Gets Worse

An article by posted on September 5, 2009 0 Comments

During the trade deadline, Omar Minaya sent Billy Wagner to the Red Sox for a couple of prospects. Billy Wagner is projected to be a Class A free agent, and would have netted the Mets two first round draft picks next June by offering him arbitration which Wagner would have certainly declined. One of the prospects the […]

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A Last Ditch Effort and Olney Puts The ESP Into ESPN

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

WFAN is reporting that the Mets are trying to convince Billy Wagner to reconsider his stance on invoking his no-trade clause at this moment. They must really be hooked on whatever the Red Sox were offering… Either that or they just want to shed that $3.5 million dollars left on their obligation to Wagner. My […]

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Billy Wagner Invokes No Trade Clause, Will Stay With Mets

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

Last Friday, it was reported that Billy Wagner was claimed on waivers by the Boston Red Sox, the news was not welcomed by Sox closer, Jonathon Papelbon who thinks he has been promoted to General Manager. Papelbon’s crude rumblings aside, the Mets and Sox had until Tuesday afternoon to complete a trade. According to a report by Ken […]

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Olney: Chances Wagner Is Traded Are Under 50/50

An article by posted on August 24, 2009 0 Comments

In an appearance today on ESPN’s SportsCenter, MLB Analyst, Buster Olney, discussed the potential trade between the Mets and the Red Sox involving reliever Billy Wagner. In his appearance Olney stated that the chances of a deal happening are below 50 percent. There are numerous factors that would support Olney’s claim. One of these factors […]

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Red Sox Claim Billy Wagner Off Waivers

An article by posted on August 21, 2009 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Mets left-hander Billy Wagner has been claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox, according to two major-league sources. The Mets now have three options: They can work out a trade with the Red Sox by 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday; they can allow Wagner to depart on […]

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HOFers Henderson And Rice Key Figures In Mets History

An article by posted on July 26, 2009 0 Comments

Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice were inducted into the Hall of Fame today.  Henderson entered the Hall in his first year of eligibility.  He was the greatest leadoff hitter of all-time, setting the career record for stolen bases (1,406), leadoff home runs (81) and runs scored (2,295).  Rice waited until his fifteenth and final year […]

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Can Things Get Better? Maybe

An article by posted on July 15, 2009 0 Comments

For as bad as the Mets have looked at times this season (and I have advocated blowing up the team or just not paying attention to them anymore), it’s almost miraculous that they are not worse than three games under .500 and 6 ½ games out of first place.  When you think about the lousy […]

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It’s Official – Pedro Signs With Phillies

An article by posted on July 15, 2009 0 Comments

Pedro Martinez has signed a one-year contract with the Phillies according to ESPN. The Phillies planned to hold a news conference on Wednesday to make the announcement and introduce Martinez. Pedro can earn up to $1.5 million in incentives, and will make a couple of starts in the minors before joining Philadelphia’s rotation. The Phillies watched Martinez, 37, pitch twice […]

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Mets Should Consider Dealing For Brad Penny

An article by posted on June 12, 2009 0 Comments

With the news that John Maine has been placed on the disabled list with what Omar Minaya calls “weakness and fatigue”, can we now seriously consider the need for another starting pitcher? Who knows when John Maine will come back. If we were to go by what he said last night it would leave us once […]

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I Think We Did Pretty Good

An article by posted on May 25, 2009 0 Comments

When I got home from work this afternoon, I went to check my Facebook profile and I found this wall post from by best friend, who will remain nameless and happens to be a Red Sox fan: “Now I have gloating rights. Sox won 12-5.” Okay, so I rubbed it in when the Mets won […]

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