As if the New York Mets and their frustrated fan base needed another reminder of their status in town, they got a punch-in-the-gut this morning with the news Jacoby Ellsbury had agreed to a seven-year, $153-million contract with the Yankees. Yes, the Yankees, the team that said they wanted to go below a $189 million payroll while Mets GM Sandy Alderson, despite saying he has the resources, isn’t likely to go over $90 million. Alderson will say the […]
A Fan Shot By Austin Smith With all the huge offseason moves thus far, most notably, Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees for 7 years and more than $150 million, should the Mets make a huge splash and sign the best free agent on the market in Robinson Cano? With the offseason in full swing before the Winter Meetings have even begun, the whole league has realized the market is flourishing, and free agents are […]
DAMN YANKEES! The New York Yankees and free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed on a seven-year contract valued at $153 million dollars, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. There is also an eighth year option that could raise the total value to $169 million. Ellsbury will also cost the Yankees a first round draft pick. Ellsbury batted .298/.355/.436 with 31 doubles, 8 triples, 9 home runs and a league-leading 52 stolen bases this year with 92 runs […]
Free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran has a three-year, $48 million offer currently in hand, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney. Most reports have the mystery team as the Seattle Mariners who have been one of Beltran’s most aggressive suitors according to MLBTR. The Kansas City Royals met with the former Mets All Star today, and are also willing to give Beltran a three year deal. One team that shouldn’t be discounted is the New York Yankees who just […]
Nats Get Doug Fister From Tigers The Washington Nationals have acquired starting pitcher Doug Fister in a trade with the Detroit Tigers for infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-hander Ian Krol and minor league lefty Robbie Ray. Fister, 29, went 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA in 33 games last year in his third season with the Tigers. Fister was tied for the American League lead in getting batters to ground into double plays. He allowed 0.6 home […]
Jhonny Peralta and the Cardinals have reached agreement worth a little more than $52 million according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Peralta, 31, hit .303/.358/.457 with 30 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI in just 107 games last year, and in between he served a 50-game suspension due to his ties to Biogenesis. Not bad… Do PEDs, serve your 50 games, double your average annual […]
Fresh off this weekend’s signing of top catching free agent Brian McCann, the New York Yankees have shifted to Phase 2 of their master plan to win the American League East. While the Mets prefer to wait the market out (or not), Brian Cashman came out of the GM Meetings with the express goal of doing the exact opposite – choosing instead to set the market rather than wait for it. According to sources, the […]
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the New York Yankees and free agent catcher Brian McCann have reached an agreement on a five year deal worth $85 million. The deal also includes a vesting option for a sixth year and is pending a physical. McCann cashes in on what has been a solid career and will net about $17 million a year if these numbers are official. I wondered if this deal impacts their […]
An interesting tweet from Mike Puma of the New York Post who said the Mets believed they could get Peralta on a two-year deal: “Mets dealing with “sticker shock” on free agents. Thought they could get Peralta on a two-year deal, but he wants at least three years.” On November 11 I actually used the same term to describe recent statements and actions by the Mets front office: “My guess is that Sandy is suffering […]
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