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Matt Eddy of Baseball America has reported that the Mets have gone ahead and signed minor league free agent outfielder Adam Loewen to a minor league contract.The former pitcher and Orioles first round pick, ran into some major control problems and bouts with wildness and is now reinventing himself as an outfielder, much like Rick Ankiel before him. His major league line as a pitcher was 8-8 in 29 starts with a 5.38 ERA over the three year of 2006-2008.As a right fielder, Loewen batted .306 in 134 games for Triple-A Las Vegas in the PCL. In 585 plate appearances he posted a .377 OBP and an impressive .508 SLG for a combined .884 OPS.At 27-years old, Loewen could make his return to the majors as a hitter as soon as this season, especially if he maintains a similar level of success in Triple-A Buffalo for the Mets.This could be a nice under the radar signing for the Mets and one to keep a close eye on.
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Matt Eddy of Baseball America is reporting that the Mets have signed Adam Loewen to a minor league deal. Loewen was the #4 pick of the 2002 draft for the Baltimore Orioles and became their top pitching prospect. He would come up as a pitcher over three season ( 2006-2008) with the Orioles in which he appeared in 35 games, 29 starts with an ERA of 5.38 and a WHIP of 1.64. In 2008...
In his column entitled “Projections for Pujols, Fielder, Reyes and the top 65 free-agents” (click here to read in full), Jon Heyman of SI.com offered up his projected landing spots and contracts for this Winter’s impressive crop of free agents. Albert Pujols ($220 million, nine years) and Prince Fielder ($195 million, eight years) were predicted to land the biggest deals...
Here’s the answer to the Mets’ prayers and he works cheap too…Yes, that’s Leo Durocher…
77-85, 4th place, 25 GBFragile Freddy’s “Two A Days” series continues today with the New York Mets. Each day (except Saturday) I will feature two clubs, one AL club, one NL club, and look back at their season. For each club I will comment on a key position player and pitcher (generally in a positive tone), their #1 prospect according to Baseball America, note what went...
Jon Heyman of SI.com says the Mets, Blue Jays, Orioles, Marlins, Red Sox and Reds are all interested in reliever Huston Street, although Street’s feud with new bench coach Bob Geren is a deterrent for the Mets.
While with Oakland in September 2008, Street had to be separated from then-manager Bob Geren after getting pulled from a game in Detroit.
“For me personally, he was my...
The Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz will face a jury should there be a trial in the case filed against them by the trustee for the victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud, a judge ruled.
Ten months ago, Frank Francisco and cash brought the Rangers two years of Mike Napoli. After a season with the Blue Jays, Francisco is now a free agent, and MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan says the Rangers have expressed interest in bringing him back. So far, the Mets have also been linked to Francisco.
Francisco, 32, posted a 3.55 ERA, 9.4 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 1.2 HR/9, and 38.6%...
As life goes on without Regis Philbin, comedian Jerry Seinfeld decided to join "Live with Kelly" for this week as a guest host.
For those who don't know Jerry is a New York Mets fan and recently decided to name his dog, "Jose Reyes".
Below is his appearance on the show...the dog...not Jose Reyes:
(Courtesy of Larry Brown Sports)
Well scratch Joe Nathan off my wish list for Mets closer. Nathan has signed a two year $14.5 mil deal with the Texas Rangers who will now move Netfli Perez back to the starting rotation. I would have loved to have Nathan coming out to save games for the Mets, I really wanted Sandy Alderson to get both Nathan and Jonathan Broxton for the back end of the pen but that won’t happen...
Move ensures Mets would receive compensation if Reyes signs elsewhere
Nice shot, by Metsing Around.
As i mourn both the MVP vote and the signing of Joe Nathan in Texas (and cast a wistful glance at the stats for Houston Street) I lay aside the past and look again to the futureI'm totally changing up the way I list the prospects this year. I have, on my spread sheet, a "ranking" of no less than 150 players in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. A few of them I'...
Jerry Seinfeld is a Mets fan, for some masochistic reason. Being a Mets fan means always having to say they're sorry. But one silver lining is the very real chance of re-signing Jose Reyes, so that they can pay him $15 million when he's 36 years old, which is the soonest possible time the team will be good again. More »
Today's POTD empties out the bag of Jays and Yankees photos for 2011.Brandon Morrow working his mojo at the Dome to the tune of eight shutout innings and his 10th victory of the season.
Edwin Encarnacion is thrown out trying to steal second base after being tagged out by Yankees shortstop Ramiro Pe