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Early in the week, rumors started heating up that the Giants were trying to move Jeff Keppinger, Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez.
On Tuesday night, they got two-thirds of the way to making that a reality, as San Francisco dealt Ramirez and Torres to the Mets for outfielder Angel Pagan.
Pagan is younger than Torres, and likely has more offensive upside, though both players had down years in 2011 (Torres was particularly disappointing, given his breakout in 2010).
Losing Ramirez hurts because of bullpen depth, but the Giants made it clear they were ready to move some piece of the bullpen, and now they're doing just that.
Most importantly, as Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury-News notes, is the fact that the Giants saved about $2-3 million on this deal.
The Giants, as we've detailed, are in need of financial flexibility, and this move opens up their room to make another move more than before.
However, that move isn't necessarily to acquire someone like Car...
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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...
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...
The Giants have sent outfielder Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Mets in exchange for outfielder Angel Pagan.
“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 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...
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 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...
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...