Tag: trade

Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

After the Royals officially announced that they re-signed veteran left-hander Bruce Chen, they curiously added that they designated infielder Emilio Bonifacio for assignment in order to make room for him on the 40-man roster. I say curious not because I think he’s a solid player, but because the Royals could have non-tendered him long ago, […]

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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN (Insider Only) ranked the Houston Astros as having the top minor league system in baseball. But the Mets actually received a solid ranking as well coming in as the sixth best system. 6. New York Mets  The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a […]

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Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

Back in November, I wrote a piece here on MMO entitled Montero is Better Than People Think. You can read that post in its entirety below, but it’s nice to see that Montero is starting to get the kind of recognition he deserves. Montero was recently ranked on MLB’s Top 100 prospect list at No. 85. […]

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Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

The Mets front office, purposefully or not, is damaging the confidence of their young players. The likely starting lineup this year will feature players who have been the subjects of trade rumors, mid-season minor league demotion, or work ethic criticism. It is difficult to pinpoint the result of such degradation yet, but it is hard to […]

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MMO Fan Shot: A Middle Infield Of Drew and Kipnis

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: A Middle Infield Of Drew and Kipnis

An MMO Fan Shot by Dave in Spain It’s cold and it’s snowing… Put on your hypothetical thinking caps… The Mets have three major problems that don´t have any obvious in-house solutions: shortstop, first base, and a true leadoff hitter. In an attempt to solve those problems I propose the following: 1. Sign Stephen Drew for 2 […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Ike Davis, Brewers Sign Mark Reynolds

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Ike Davis, Brewers Sign Mark Reynolds

It looks like the Milwaukee Brewers are on the verge of signing first baseman Mark Reynolds according to Ken Rosenthal, thus ending any chance that they would be a landing spot for Ike Davis. The Mets and Ike Davis avoided arbitration earlier today, and agreed to a one-year deal, worth $3.5 million dollars according to Joel Sherman of […]

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Possibility That Mets Acquire A Shortstop Via Trade Has Evaporated

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Possibility That Mets Acquire A Shortstop Via Trade Has Evaporated

JetsMets13 asks… I really love your site! Can you answer me a question? When the offseason started Sandy Alderson said that we would probably acquire significant players mostly through trades rather than the free agent market. But then he signed Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson. Does that mean we shouldn’t expect any trades? Joe D. […]

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A Satin and Davis Platoon At First Base Could Prove Very Productive

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
A Satin and Davis Platoon At First Base Could Prove Very Productive

Kenny asks… Let’s say the Mets don’t trade Ike Davis and he’s with the team come Spring Training, does it mean that Josh Satin is out of a job? Joe D. replies… There’s still plenty of time for the Mets to trade Davis, but let’s assume they end up keeping him. My hunch is that […]

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Mets Expect Ike Davis To Be In Camp With Team This Spring

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Expect Ike Davis To Be In Camp With Team This Spring

Adam Rubin reports that Mets insiders now expect Ike Davis will be in spring training with the team while cautioning they are willing to reengage the Pittsburgh Pirates or Milwaukee Brewers or any other club in search of a first baseman in trade talks in the six weeks before pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 15. Sources add that Davis genuinely does […]

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