Found December 22, 2012 on
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Now that the R.A. Dickey and David Wright questions have been answered, the Mets can move on to other business. But before we can get into specifics, let’s go back and look at one of the most fundamental questions there is as far as team building: What’s the available payroll for 2013?
After last year, when fans were lied to repeatedly over what the actual payroll was going to be, we know better than to trust any numbers thrown out now by management. Unfortunately, we now have to take that mistrust to another level.
Accounting-type tricks that were once used to hide revenue are now being used to distort payroll. The most obvious of these are 2014 options being accounted for in 2013 payroll. Here is a Google document from the good folks over at Real Dirty Mets Blog. Go visit their site to see this in a much more user-friendly format
2013 Projected Mets Roster & Team Payroll RealDirtyMets.com
2012 Salary Projection
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Reigning Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey was recently traded to the Blue Jays, so he wrote a farewell message to Mets fans.
Updated by Joe D. on 12/21
A team source told Newsday’s Marc Carig that the team remains in position to splurge on one multiyear deal this offseason. That will most likely go toward signing a right-handed-hitting outfielder.
With the makeup of the outfield market, the source said going beyond one year may be the Mets’ best avenue to “bring on a high-quality player.” Scott...
A construction crew will be removing the Digital Domain sign from the New York Mets’ spring training home on Friday morning, according to a report on TC Palm.
No new naming rights deal has been announced to replace Digital Domain who filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 11.
The company bought naming rights to the stadium in March 2010. The company agreed to pay St. Lucie County $100...
The Mayan Apocalypse has come and gone and the world is still here, which means it’s time to start Christmas shopping. No doubt lots of you want to leave coal in the stockings of everyone related to the Mets but let’s at least give the players something that they really need. With that in mind, here’s what I think these guys need for the upcoming year:
Mike Baxter – A RH...
Keith Law of ESPN answered a couple of questions about the Mets new catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud during his weekly chat this week.
Q – Do you see Travis d’Arnaud continuing at catcher longterm, or do the Mets need to think of him in the outfield or first base (possibly trading or moving Ike Davis). If he can stay healthy and at catcher, the Dickey trade was a no-brainer...
Updated by HoJo on 12/23
Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, reports that while the New York Yankees remain interested in free agent Scott Hairston, he would prefer to return to the Mets where he believes he’d be able to log significantly more playing time.
Hairston has been holding out for the Mets since the season ended, but they must be far apart on dollars or a reunion would...
R.A. Dickey’s Cy Young Award and 20 wins don’t count as highlights as far as the official Mets 2012 Highlights video is concerned. That is how Andy Martino of the Daily News puts it
In a video posted this week on the Mets official website, and emailed to fans, the team sent along holiday wishes, and presented a brief montage of highlights from the 2012 season.
It was all...
The Mets have not added a starting OF yet this off-season, unless you count Collin Cowgill, and with options dwindling, it looks like the Mets will have to look inwards for a lead off hitter, especially if the Mets bring in an OF that is a slugger not an on-baser. That means the Mets realistic options for lead off hitters for 2013 are:
- Ruben Tejada
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis
- Collin Cowgill...
The New York Mets are looking to re-stock their rotation
following the trade of Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, and the team has expressed
interest in free agents Carl Pavano, Chris Young and Shaun Marcum as well as
Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang of the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports Ken Davidoff
of The New York Daily News.
In fact, Pavano isn’t even the only member...
R.A. Dickey has spent the last couple years with the Mets, and was recently traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. Last year he recorded a record of 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA. Not to shabby huh?? All of his success can be attributed to the deadly knuckle ball that he throws. As far as I know he is the only guy throwing it in the MLB right now and the first since Tim Wakefield to see...
According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets are now kicking the tires on Joe Saunders. He reports that they are still discussing Carl Pavano and Chris Young, as well as Shaun Marcum.
Saunders would be a nice addition to the Mets rotation, and could easily slot into the number four or five spot. He has a career record of 78-65, and was solid for the Orioles this past season, pitching...
R.A. Dickey pens bittersweet farewell to the team and city that gave him a 'chance'
So if you had not heard by now, RA Dickey took the time to write a farewell message to the Mets fanbase recently. Being a humble and classy man, he was met with emotional goodbyes and people wishing him well. You would be hard pressed to find any fan out there had a negative opinion of Dickey. I have had some time to think about the whole thing…and I have come to a conclusion on...
Well, the Mets who were in pursuit of starting pitching after the departure of R.A. Dickey have lost out on Francisco Liriano to the Pittsburgh Pirates for big bucks considering. The Mets were hoping to land the big lefty on a one year contract..
So now the Mets are continuing their ongoing search for a fifth starter. The Mets according to Marc Carig of New York Newsday are in pursuit...