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Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

On Monday, qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams. Each of these free agents was offered a one-year deal for $14.1 million. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson interpreted the turndowns as an indicator a bull market is possible. “That ought to tell you a little […]

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Featured Post: Are We Giving Up Too Quickly On Ike Davis?

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Are We Giving Up Too Quickly On Ike Davis?

Everybody loves a home run slugger. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of watching batters with pop in their bats blast the ball out of the park whenever they step to the plate. Yet, in the post steroid baseball era, consistent home run sluggers, guys that can be counted on to hit thirty or more home runs year […]

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GM Meetings: Mets Considering Tejada At Second Base If They Sign A Shortstop

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
GM Meetings: Mets Considering Tejada At Second Base If They Sign A Shortstop

David Lennon of Newsday dishes out on the state of the Mets shortstop position. The last time the Mets considered signing an elite shortstop was 2011, and it was their homegrown free agent, Jose Reyes. We use the term “considered” loosely, however, because Sandy Alderson never made an offer and Reyes jumped to Miami for a […]

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Cafardo: Mets Could Be In Hunt For Kemp Or Ethier

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
Cafardo: Mets Could Be In Hunt For Kemp Or Ethier

The Dodgers were apparently open to dealing any of Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier — who are each under contract with some serious money attached to them. However, Jon Heyman wrote “…a Mets person suggested that trio isn’t at the forefront of their internal talks, at least at the moment.” However, Nick Carfardo of […]

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MMO Mailbag: Signing Beltran or Ellsbury, Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Signing Beltran or Ellsbury, Qualifying Offers

Dennis asks… What’s the deal with these qualifying offers? Will we be able to go after those guys? Do you think there’s any chance that we could sign Beltran and Ellsbury and play them in left and right with Lagares in center? Joe D. replies… We posted about the players who received qualifying offers here. […]

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Hot Stove Report: Rangers Will Consider Trading Profar, Nats Looking For Another Ace

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: Rangers Will Consider Trading Profar, Nats Looking For Another Ace

The Rangers are letting teams know they will consider trading infielders Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus and highly regarded shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar, according to major league sources. They have also made it clear to other teams they are not trying to dump salary and are adamantly opposed to picking up any part of a contract in order […]

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Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post that forfeiting their second round pick will not keep them from signing a free agent who was extended a qualifying offer. Earlier this evening, Puma reported that the Mets front office deliberated over the draft pick compensation issue. The deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers came and […]

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Drew Comes With Too Much Risk For Mets

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Drew Comes With Too Much Risk For Mets

Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is not doing much for his free agent value with his shockingly bad performance this post season as beat writer Alex Speier points out. Drew has stepped to the plate 43 times this postseason — one of 673 players in playoff history with 40 or more plate appearances in a single […]

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Xtreem Ideas: Mets Should Try Revolutionizing Free Agency This Winter

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Xtreem Ideas: Mets Should Try Revolutionizing Free Agency This Winter

Sounds so easy, don’t it? Just revolutionize a 40-year institution. Look, the bottom line is this: free agency is dying a slow death, anyway. Each year the class gets thinner and thinner because teams are locking up their young studs early and buying out their prime years so that the players that do eventually hit […]

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Who Would Play Second Base If Mets Traded Daniel Murphy?

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Who Would Play Second Base If Mets Traded Daniel Murphy?

Craig (Squidoo) asks… I keep reading that Daniel Murphy is likely to be traded. Who will play second base if we trade Murphy? Apparently Wilmer Flores doesn’t have the range. Or does he? If not then does that mean we’ll be looking for a second baseman and a shortstop this offseason? What second basemen are […]

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