Found December 07, 2011 on The Crazy Crabbers:
The winter meetings sure haven't been dull, there have been streams of rumors flying around and last night some big news regarding the Giants came out. The Giants and the Mets have for the second time in the last few months come to terms on a trade Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez. This one isn't quite the blockbuster that sent Carlos Beltran to the Giants in exchange for top prospect Zack Wheeler but it is still a pretty big move so lets take a look.Pagan's value:Angel Pagan has followed a similar career path to Torres except that he has done it while he was a few years younger. They play similar styles of baseball and they both are coming off down years with some question marks. Pagan has a decent track record of success as a hitter posting wRC+ of 99, 120, 113 and 99 since 2008. He is a solid base runner with a good stolen base success rate for his career (78.5%) and rates well in the fangraphs base running metric being worth 6.7 runs for ...

Full Details Of Angel Pagan Trade Released

The San Francisco Giants' press release announcing the trade sending Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez east in exchange Angel Pagan disclosed that the Mets are on the hook for either another player to be named later, or cash. This is news to Mets fans who were mostly in agreement that this was an attractive trade by Sandy Alderson. While its a bit annoying that its taken several...

Alderson Had a Good Day

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...

Angel Pagan dealt to Giants for Torres, Ramirez

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...

Giants Trade Torres, Ramirez For Angel Pagan

The Giants have sent outfielder Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Mets in exchange for outfielder Angel Pagan.

Giants trade Torres and Ramirez to Mets for Pagan

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. Image slgckgc under the Creative Commons License.

Live Updates: Mets could trade Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

Live Updates on a developing story… 9:43 PM: 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.” 9:49 PM: 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...

Recap and Opinion: Mets add Rauch, Torres, Ramirez, & Francisco, lose 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...

About Last Night: The flurry of moves

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...

Andres Torres looking forward to joining Mets

“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...

Mets Sign Closer, Frank Francisco - 2 Year Deal

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...

SF Giants Rumors: Lincecum, Cuddyer, Keppinger, Torres, Ramirez, Affeldt, Sabean

Tim Lincecum, Spring Training The 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...
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