With Saturday’s loss, the Mets have clinched themselves a protected draft pick. However, it is starting to seem like this will be irrelevant. Reports on Friday indicated that the Mets do not plan on pursuing any of the top free agents, with the possible exception of Shin-Soo Choo, who will likely cost more than what the Mets seem ready to offer. The Mets were horrible this season, so you don’t need anything but common sense […]
Over the past week some rumors from ESPN’s Buster Olney have surfaced that Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier might be available on the trading block. With the news today that the Mets and David Wright may have hit a snag in their negotiations, my mind began to churn up possible trade scenarios. David Wright for Andre Ethier swap might benefit the Mets for a few reasons. 1. He plays right field, and the Mets desperately need a starting outfielder. 2. […]
Pedro Feliciano spent his entire career in a Mets uniform until the day he left via Free Agency following the 2010 season. At the time our well documented financial situation got in the way, and the Yankees came in and offered the lefty specialist a nice contract to join our crosstown rivals. Well, two years and $8 million dollars later, Pedro is once again on the verge of Free Agency. He never made his Yankees […]
Sandy Alderson has made no secret about his intent to upgrade the Mets starting catching position. On Tuesday Ken Davidoff of the New York Post proposed Chicago’s Pierzynski as the Mets next backstop. A.J. had a career year in his age 35 season. The fiery veteran topped his high in home runs with 27 jacks, and tied his high water mark of 77 RBI. This season was most likely an aberration in the power department as his […]
The trade winds have been swirling around New York recently. Rumors that both Jose Reyes and David Wright may be traded have been discussed ad nauseam. However, these two may not be the first Mets that would be traded this year. There is a possibility that the Mets could look to trade Mike Pelfrey. Yes, Pelfrey has struggled to begin the season, but that does not mean that he does not mean that he has […]
The Associated Press reports that the Florida Marlins have reached an agreement with the MLB Players Union to increase spending after complaints were filed that the Marlins payroll has been so small that it violated baseball’s revenue sharing provisions. The deal was announced today in a joint statement by the Marlins, the players union and Major League Baseball. Beyond the statement made, the parties did not comment on the matter. It is currently unclear how much the Marlins’ payroll might increase. The […]
ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark is reporting [hat tip to MLB Trade Rumors] that at the winter meetings earlier this month, the New York Mets were involved in a four team trade proposal with The Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels. Had the deal of went through here is how things would have panned out: New York Mets Trade: Luis Castillo Tampa Bay Rays Trade: Pat Burrell Chicago Cubs Trade: Milton Bradley Los Angeles […]
Yesterday, as I messed around with my Twitter account, John Perrotto of the great website Baseball Prospectus, tweeted the following: Keep hearing #Marlins are very willing to trade Josh Johnson right now for the right package. It immediately evolves into a blog from MLBTR that reads: “Marlins Looking To Deal Josh Johnson” I immediately responded with a tweet of my own. Marlins Looking To Deal Josh Johnson? Ya gotta love Twitter. It beats the Joke […]
It’s only October, but the Hot Stove Season is fired up and ready to go. Just make sure you don’t get too close to the stove or you could get burned. Us Mets fans will have it bad again this off season as sports pundits like Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal, and others are gearing up to go toe to toe and provide thousands of bloggers with plenty of content to occupy our time during the long off […]
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