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Mets Continue To Play Waiting Game With Jay Bruce

An article by posted on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Continue To Play Waiting Game With Jay Bruce

Sandy Alderson updated reporters on Tuesday on the state of the team’s hot stove season, and unsurprisingly the Mets’ general manager said not much has changed since the Winter Meetings ended last week. “Pretty much status quo,” Alderson said. “There haven’t been any free-agent signings of significance in the outfield that would get the market […]

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Should Zack Wheeler Follow the John Smoltz Model?

An article by posted on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Should Zack Wheeler Follow the John Smoltz Model?

Since the 2014 season ended, Zack Wheeler has thrown exactly zero pitches in the major leagues. First, it was because he needed Tommy John surgery on the eve of the 2015 season. Then, it was because he had a series of setbacks during this rehab from said surgery throughout the 2016 season. With that, the […]

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Blue Jays, Rangers Have Little Interest in Bruce

An article by posted on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Blue Jays, Rangers Have Little Interest in Bruce

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays have minimal interest in trading for New York Mets outfielder Jay Bruce.  The Mets continue to struggle finding a taker for the left-handed hitting Bruce and his $13 million contract for the 2017 season. Original Report – Dec 7 […]

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Morning Grind: Winter Meetings Come To A Close

An article by posted on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Winter Meetings Come To A Close

Sandy Alderson told reporters yesterday, that the team hopes to get payroll below the current $150 million dollar level and that could mean holding off on adding any new contracts until they could shed existing contracts – namely Jay Bruce who is set to earn $13 million. ”If you were to take what we have right […]

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Orioles Showing Interest in Granderson, Not Bruce

An article by posted on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
Orioles Showing Interest in Granderson, Not Bruce

According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the Baltimore Orioles have shown an interest in acquiring Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets, but they have not shown much interest in Jay Bruce. Both Mets outfielders are on expiring deals, and both players are best suited to playing right field. Mark Trumbo was the Orioles primary […]

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Blue Jays Making A Push For Jay Bruce

An article by posted on November 29, 2016 0 Comments
Blue Jays Making A Push For Jay Bruce

The Toronto Blue Jays are among the teams making a push for New York Mets outfielder Jay Bruce, sources tell Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com.  ”They’re in serious need of corner outfield help.” With Yoenis Cespedes now signed, sealed and delivered, it was only a matter of time until suitors for Jay Bruce started to emerge. […]

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Why a Five-Year Deal is Too Much for Cespedes

An article by posted on November 27, 2016 0 Comments
Why a Five-Year Deal is Too Much for Cespedes

If Yoenis Cespedes is offered a four-year deal, the Mets have absolutely no excuse not to sign him. A deal like this would likely give Cespedes an elite average annual value, and it would give the Mets a shorter-term deal that would not be too constraining over the long term. But this is looking less […]

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Amazin’ Moments: Fonzie Goes Six for Six!

An article by posted on November 24, 2016 0 Comments
Amazin’ Moments: Fonzie Goes Six for Six!

Edgardo Alfonzo remains one of the most beloved Mets alumni, both for his post-season heroics (e.g. 3 HR’s including a ninth inning grand slam in the space of two vital 1999 playoff games against the Reds and Diamondbacks), and his role as part of the “Best Infield Ever” as dubbed by Sports Illustrated. His flexibility as […]

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Shoebox Memories: 1964 Topps Casey Teaches Kranepool

An article by posted on November 20, 2016 0 Comments
Shoebox Memories: 1964 Topps Casey Teaches Kranepool

As Casey Stengel was reported to say to reporters during the 1966 preseason, “We’ve got a couple of kids here, and they’re both 20 years old. In 10 years the first one, Kranepool, has a chance to be a star. In 10 years the other guy has a chance to be 30.”  The card above is […]

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Could Alex Colome Be A Fit For The Mets Bullpen?

An article by posted on November 17, 2016 0 Comments
Could Alex Colome Be A Fit For The Mets Bullpen?

In a new ESPN Insider article, Buster Olney notes that “Rival executives expect the Rays to trade Drew Smyly or Chris Archer, as well as closer Alex Colome, who had 37 saves last season.” Colome, 28 on Opening Day, is coming off an all-star campaign where he pitched to a 2-4 record, with a 1.91 ERA and 37 saves, […]

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