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According to a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets have quite a bit of dollars left to spend. Heyman says the team is still looking to add an outfielder, a starting pitcher and a bullpen arm.
Last week I answered a question about how much the Mets had to spend, and I speculated around $20-25 million.
Original Post 12/28
I received a question from Elliot Lowenstein that asks:
Why do you keep mentioning that the Mets have $25 million to spend this offseason. I’ve not seen that mentioned anywhere else and instead I only ready that the Sandy Alderson has little if anything to spend just like in his first two offseasons. I would appreciate a reply. Thanks.
Thanks for the question, and apologies for the delay in responding. Lets break it down by comparing last year’s payroll figure as compared to where it stands right now. Remember that things could still happen between now and opening day, but for now we can determine and calculate a realistic dollar amount as to what we can or c...
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— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 8, 2013
I am been trying to think about thinks from the player’s point of view, and I would not be surprised to see Scott Hairston make the “evil” decision and join the Yankees.
Honestly, with the way the Mets are currently built, who can blame him? Although the walls have been brought...
Ike Davis had an incredible second half for the Mets last season and even led the NL in home runs during that span. Plagued with some rust from an ankle injury that wiped out his 2011 season and a bout with Valley Fever, Davis had two very forgettable months to start the 2012 campaign - combining for a .169 batting average in April and May. He came dangerously close to being demoted...
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Mets are hoping they could unload Johan Santana before the start of the season.
Cafardo says that the Mets are one of three teams willing to “pick up most of the freight” to get rid of Santana, Vernon Wells, and Alfonso Soriano.
The Mets would help pay the $31 million left on Santana’s deal. As teams start to round off...
On Saturday, in his weekly mailbag post for Mets.com, Anthony DiComo took the following question about the Mets outfield.
What do you think about the acquisition of Collin Cowgill? No disrespect to the man, but why don’t we add someone else who actually has good career numbers in the Majors and not the Minors? Who do you think they would’ve gone after?
If you’re asking who’s...
Well, as the calendar year turns, let’s take a look at some interesting, or banal depending on your mileage on such tidbits, factoids about the 2012 New York Mets First up, a look at the Met All-Time Roster, and Met Leaders by games played at each position;
The Mets used 49 different players in 2012, which included 23 new Mets, bringing the All-Time Roster, after 51 seasons to...
For many of us, the start of the NFL Playoffs has provided a nice distraction to the lack of recent offseason activity the Metsecutives have undertaken. Once that’s over, then what? Back to baseball…… yikes! In the meantime, at least we can enjoy some Free NFL Playoff Picks and try to stay positive.
When football is over, it’s back to worrying about what kind of team...
Looking ahead 1.3 months into the future I see a number of exciting storylines to keep Met fans (even those who have lost heart with the 2013 season already) something to watch. I thought I would get this boulder rolling early so we could get some discussion started about where it might land (and whom it might squash).
The Future Face of the Franchise:
The team is going to be throwing...
One persons junk is anothers treasure, the old yard sale mantra should apply to the Met off-season acquisitions. The Mets have stood on the sidelines for much of the the off-season watching players being signed by one team or another. Some players didn't fit the team's needs, others received irresponsible contracts and yet there were other players that there doesn'...
Frankly, I didn’t think Jon Niese would ever become the pitcher that he was last season. I was convinced high OBAs would plague him for most of his career, and even if his high BABIP eventually...
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Free agent outfielder Scott Hairston continues to negotiate
with the New York Mets and Yankees and is expected to make a decision on where
to play in 2013 in “a matter of days,” according to Wallace Matthews of ESPN
According to Casey Close, Hairston's agent, talks are
continuing with both teams and Hairston expects to make a decision about where
For a few years, I talked about how Mike Minor or Kris Medlen were gonna be my last round starter flyer in all leagues. Never really worked out. Sure, I snatched Medlen off waivers last year when he needed to be, but for a few years they were drafted and dropped numerous times before they rewarded fantasy owners. I don't tell you this to remain modest. Does my mustache make...
With spring training almost a month away, the Mets are running out of time to fill voids left in the outfield, bullpen and starting rotation.
Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reported this morning that the Mets and Carl Pavano are in preliminary discussions on a potential deal, and that the interest is mutual.
A lot of fans are probably not thrilled that the Mets are looking...
The New York Mets appear set to begin the season with a starting outfield consisting of Mike Baxter, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, and Lucas Duda. I honestly think you’d be hard pressed to find a scout around the league that thinks any one of those guys (let alone all three) is currently a legitimate starting outfielder, so to say this is a point of weakness for the Mets is an understatement...
The Mets and Diamondbacks have had discussions about potential trades involving outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman adds that Arizona’s asking price was too rich for the Mets’ tastes on Upton, while Kubel wasn’t a perfect fit for the team.
I wonder what they wanted for Upton?
With Alderson you just never know because when...
According to the Huffington Post, former Mets and Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine will work as a commentator for NBC Sports Radio.
He will be the part-time co-host of a weekday talk show that debuts in April. Starting this month, he will also periodically provide analysis to NBC Sports Radio shows and affiliated stations.
Valentine was fired in October after just one season in Boston...