Found October 11, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
2009_world_series_2db5
Miami Marlins beat writer Joe Frisaro reports, that the blind bids for Cuban phenom Jose Dariel Abreu are due on Saturday. The Marlins are considered heavy favorites to land the slugging first baseman, who many compare to the Phillies’ Ryan Howard in his prime. Frisaro says that it will likely take between $45-60 million to land the 26-year-old Cuban native. According to a source, the Giants are also considered a favorite to land his services. Marlins officials said that Abreu showed an easy swing, and the ball exploded off his bat, saying he’s more of a pure hitter than Stanton, who has the edge in raw power. Abreu, 26, is free to sign with any club, but Andy Martino cited a team source who said it’s highly unlikely the Mets would be interested, despite an earlier report that a high ranking official telling Mike Puma they were impressed with his power. I’d be shocked if the Mets made any bid to acquire him and if they do you can bet it’ll be one they know won’t come close to sealin...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

The Mets Have A Duda Dilemma

Lucas Duda frustrates the hell out of me. I know he’s a saber and front office darling by virtue of his .352 on-base, but he’s an awful hitter whose getting worse at the plate instead of better. Honestly, I couldn’t care less about how many walks our clean-up hitter has, I want to see him hit and drive in runs. In his last three seasons, Duda has seen his batting average decline...

Upper level IP totals for Noah Syndergaard and other prospects

Yesterday I advocated for the Mets to give their young pitchers a shot, rather than going out and finding the 2014 version of Chris Capuano, Chris Young or Shaun Marcum. But how realistic is it that Sandy Alderson and friends will allow their youngsters a chance to prove themselves? Judging by their actions in late 2013 – when they went out and got Daisuke Matsuzaka and Aaron...

It’s time for the Mets to stop dumpster diving for starters

Those of us not born with a silver spoon in our mouth sometimes have to resort to dumpster diving to rescue usable items that others have thrown out. I’m not too proud to say that I’ve done this while looking for storage boxes. Perhaps you’ve done something similar. The cash-strapped Mets have been busy dumpster diving for starting pitchers the past three seasons and we...

Which New York Mets Starter Would Start Game 5?

The New York Mets won’t take the field again in Flushing until March 31st, 2014. In the lull between the conclusion of the playoffs and free agency, club news is essentially non-existent. The offset in content spurs hypothetical situations that all fans enjoy partaking in: Armchair general managing, scouring feverishly through statistics, counting the days until spring training...

Is a Johan Santana Reunion Feasible?

The New York Mets signed Johan Santana to a six-year, $137.5M contract in 2008 to spearhead a rotation that looked to close Shea Stadium with a championship. Santana was the perfect fit for a club in desperate need of a bonafide ace: A two-time Cy Young Award winner, he thrice led the American League in strikeouts and held the AL to a WHIP below 1.000 in four consecutive seasons...

The Mets Songbook: “I Remember Hodges”

I was researching some Mets team speed metrics the other night when a strong series of thunderstorms came through my town and knocked out power in my area. My wife worked late because her building still had power and my St. Bernard and Maine Coon Cat were safely huddled under the dining room table. So, while I sat there in candlelight, I wrote this: I Remember Hodges In a flash it...

Mets Not Interested In Cano Or Abreu, Are In The Market For A Unicorn

Andy Martino of the NY Daily News reports that the Mets aren’t expected to pursue free agents Robinson Cano or Jose Abreu according to “major league sources familiar with the team’s thinking,” . A high-ranking team official recently told the Star-Ledger’s Jorge Castillo that Alderson’s scouts came away “impressed” with Abreu’s power. But obviously (and predictably...

MMN Prospect Time Machine: David Wright

Now that the 2013 season has come to a close for the New York Mets, I wanted to use this week’s time machine on the man Sandy Alderson is planning on building a championship team around: David Wright. We received good news last winter, as Wright and the Mets agreed on an eight-year extension, keeping him in Flushing at least through the 2020 season. He missed a significant chunk...

2013 Season Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

DANIEL MURPHY, 2B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS As often has been the case with Daniel Murphy, expectations were moderate at best. If given the chance, the Mets would have replaced him, but with more pressing needs they spent their limited resources elsewhere so Murphy remained in the lineup. After several years of searching for a position, Murphy finally settled in at second base and has...

Is Jhonny Peralta A Fit For The Mets?

A couple days ago, Matt Meyers of ESPN New York highlighted the case for Jhonny Peralta joining the Mets — a rather realistic option looking ahead to next season. It’s fun to think big with names Jose Reyes or Troy Tulowitzki, but the more likely options are names like Peralta or Stephen Drew. Meyers points out how badly we need an upgrade at shortstop: It’s hard to overstate...

Abreu Hysteria Seems Familiar To Me

If you look around the Mets twitterverse, here, or any other Mets related site you’ll find fans, writers, and commentators all speaking on the likelihood or unlikelihood that the Mets will sign Jose Abreu to play 1B for the Mets. I’m not sure about you, but I am growing tired of anybody who has never seen Abreu play more than a handful of games (if that), acting like he’s a...

Mets Rumors: New York unlikely to pursue Robinson Cano, Jose Abreu

The New York Mets have been connected to both Robinson Cano and Jose Abreu, but don’t expect them to sign either of them. They may check in on both of them, but don’t expect either one of them to end up with the Mets. While the Mets may like Jose Abreu and his power potential, you shouldn’t expect them to pursue him, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. The...

Mets don't expect to pursue Robinson Cano in free agency

According to sources New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is not interested in pursuing Robinson Cano in free agency. While some thought that they could sneak in and steal the All-Star second baseman it's looking increasingly more likely that they'll stand pat on the high end free agent market. That takes the Mets and Dodgers out as potential suitors for Cano this...

Prospect Profile: Jake Marisnick | OF | MIA

HistoryThe Marlins hope Marisnick has many handshakes like this in his future.Jake Marisnick was a 3rd round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays back in 2009. Marisnick fell in the draft due to a strong college commitment, and it took a 7-figure offer from the Jays to change his mind. This shows that Marisnick has all the tools to succeed while possessing a great baseball body (6’4 225...

Join Us For An MiLB Chat At 8:00 PM!

Hey all, hope you’re having a good night… We’re having a little Minor League chat tonight from MetsMinors.Net using the old shoutbox. I’ll embed the chat right here so anyone here can join in as well. I’ll be moderating tonight, and Christina Montana (@ChristinaMets15) will be answering questions tonight. I’ll jump in when I get bored of moderating. The easiest way...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.