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Last night I couldn’t go to bed after a long day because for the first time since Alderson became GM it seemed as though a plan of sorts was being unveiled.
Before anybody assumes anything, I don’t think anything that happened last night was phenomenal, I just think it was a sign of moving on, and an actual plan for 2012.
The biggest move was the trade of Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez.
I like the trade for a few reasons. Mainly, Pagan and Torres were likely to be non-tendered. Torres+Ramirez likely equal what Pagan would have made so right there you have a smart financial move with baseball reasons behind it.
Second, I don’t expect Torres to be some magical hitter, or even better with the stick than Pagan. What I do expect is that he will be a much better fielder. I’ve been saying that for the Mets, and mostly any NL team I’d prefer the roster be built with strong bats at the corners, and defensive minded at 2B/SS/CF and somewhere in the middle behind the dish.
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People familiar with the deals say the New York Mets have made a series of transactions, trading center fielder Angel Pagan to San Francisco and signing free-agent relievers Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch.
The Mets are getting outfielder Andres Torres and pitcher Ramon Ramirez for Pagan. The moves came Tuesday at the winter meetings and were disclosed by people who spoke on condition...
“Last year, I battled a few injuries, but this year, I’m going to be ready. … [The 2010 season] was big, we won the World Series and I had a big year. I was a big part of that. I know what I can do. I’m going to go strong, and I’m going to do my best out there. … I know some fans maybe say, ‘Oh, this guy didn’t have a good season,’” he said. “But I’m going...
The Giants have sent outfielder Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Mets in exchange for outfielder Angel Pagan.
Mets fans like myself have been waiting for weeks for the Mets to make some sort of move.
Well, as you can see from other posts on MetsOnline, today the Mets made three solid moves in under two hours.
First, the Mets signed Jon Rauch, the tallest player in big-league history at 6-foot-10, in a move that some fans initially criticized. However, fans at the time did not realize that...
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Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the “Giants trade proposal believed to be Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez to the Mets for Angel Pagan.”
Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that the “Mets might finish a trade as soon as tonight that would bring back 1 pos player and 1 reliever, plus sign another...
The San Francisco Giants have traded Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez to the New York Mets for Angel Pagan, Joel Sherman of The New York Post reports. The deal is pending a physical.
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The Giants will have a new center fielder in 2012, and it won't be Melky Cabrera. It'll be Angel Pagan. The Giants and Mets agreed on a trade of center fielders Tuesday night, with Andres Torres (and reliever Ramon...
Tim Lincecum, Spring Training
San Francisco Giants offered Tim Lincecum a 4-year deal, but Lincecum wants a 8-year deal. He’s also okay with just signing a 1 or 2-year deal, according to Jon Heyman (via twitter).
Heyman also says (via twitter) the Giants have since talked to Lincecum’s agent, but still not much progress. They still have the big gab between the 8-years...
The New York Mets made it official on Wednesday and traded outfielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for pitcher Ramon Ramirez and outfielder Andres Torres.
Last night, the Mets made a series of moves that began with the signing of Jon Rauch, continued with the trade of Angel Pagan and culminated with the inking of Frank Francisco. So after this flurry of activity, how do the Mets stack up against how they looked 24 hours ago?
Let’s start with the trade. Angel Pagan is now a San Francisco Giant with the Mets receiving outfielder Andres...
The Mets are rolling tonight. After completing a deal for Jon Rauch, then trading Angel Pagan to San Francisco, the Mets have signed Frank Francisco to a two year deal pending a physical.Francisco converted 17 or 21 save opportunities for the Blue Jays last season while pitching to a 3.55 ERA. Francisco is a strike out pitcher, having struck out no less than 9.4 batters per nine...