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The Mets announced the signings of two pitchers to minor league deals with invites to Spring Training, Scott Rice and Carlos Torres. Additionally, VP of amateur scouting Paul DePodesta tweeted that the Mets have signed outfielder Jamie Hoffman to a similar minor league deal.
Rice, 31, a 1999 first-round Draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles, has never made it to the majors but has 14 years experience in the Minors and independent leagues (including in 2008 with the Long Island Ducks). He pitched last season for the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes, posting a 4.40 ERA and nine saves in 54 games.
Torres, 30, drafted originally by the White Sox organization, made 31 relief appearances for the Colorado Rockies in 2012, posting a 5.26 ERA. As for his time in the minors this year, Torres had much more success in Triple-A for the Colorado Springs, going 5-4 with a 3.98 ERA to boot over 13 starts and lone relief outing.
As for Jamie Hoffman, 28, he was signed by the Dodg...
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According to multiply reports, the New York Mets announced the additions of righthanded pitchers Zack Wheeler, Hansel Robles, Gonzalez Germen and Greg Burke, lefthanded pitcher Darin Gorski and infielder Wilfredo Tovar to the 40-man roster.
The move was made to protect them from being eligible for the Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York...
I like David Wright and want the Mets to sign him to an extension.
However, the question is: For how long?
The other day I wrote the Mets should get going and sign him and R.A. Dickey. What I should have said is they should put their best offer on the table, and if nothing else, be creative. My thoughts were the longer this drags on – especially after saying they wanted to get...
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Jeff Wilpon responded to a report in the New York Post and told reporters that he is more optimistic now than a month ago that the Mets can get new deals done with David Wright and R.A. Dickey.
He is encouraged more and more as the process moves along because there’s been back and forth conversations, reports Marc Carig.
Wilpon also added that he could see a scenario where both...
At least they are talking.
Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon said there’s dialogue between the team and David Wright and R.A. Dickey, then added he’s optimistic about keeping them.
What else is he going to say? “No, I think they’ll both leave.’’ Yeah, that will sell a lot of tickets.
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Yesterday afternoon, it was announced by the AHRC New York City Foundation that New York Mets first baseman, Ike Davis — as well as New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia — will be honored at the 33rd Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on February 5th, 2013.
Photo by Michael G. Baron
Diana Munson, Thurman’s widow, will attend her...
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I was reading MetsBlog’s take by Matt Cerrone on why he feels the Mets should jump on the recently released Chone Figgins.
Figgins was pretty terrible last season. I’m talking Jason Bay-level terrible. He was no better in 2011.
To be an upgrade for the Mets, he wouldn’t even have to be close to what he did 2009. I mean, his 2007, 2008 would be a significant upgrade, frankly...
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MLB: [77-88] NL East
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