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With this hoopla going on right now with David Wright and the contract negotiations (Wright being dissatisfied by the contract offer in length & value), and Giancarlo Stanton being very outspoken against Miami, wouldn’t it be smart to package Wright along with Johan Santana (eat about 60% of his contract), Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia, and Rafael Montero in order to land Giancarlo? Strike while the iron is hot, so to speak? Murph can briefly play 3rd until Flores is ready (or go get themselves another short term 3rd baseman like Polanco for one year), followed up by trading for Asdrubal Cabrera from Cleveland, either sliding Tejada to 2nd base or putting Cabrera at 2nd base.
Hitman, I’ll give you my short answer, then my long answer. My short answer is that it would be very smart to do this. I’d drive each and every one of them to the airport myself. And carry their luggage. The long answer is that it’s so smart for the Mets that I don’t see the...
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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’m busy working on MMO’s official Mets Top 25 Prospects list. I should start rolling it out in reverse order beginning next week. As I near the completion of all my research and start to fit in all the pieces of the puzzle as best as I can, I’m finding it so interesting to see how much things have changed from just one year ago.
So many prospects have fallen out off last...
Josh Edgin is already with the Mets, Darin Gorski was just added to the 40-Man Roster, Greg Peavey is well on his way, and Zack Wheeler was also added to the 40-Man Roster.
The Mets announced last night that they added six players to their 40-man roster in order to protect them from the upcoming Rule-5 Draft in December. The Rule-5 Draft is used to keep teams from stockpiling too...
Sandy has done a lot of talking with very little action thus far.
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson has not given the Mets fans much to be thankful for so far this offseason. It is almost the end of November, and all he has done is make a few minor league signings. At this point it’s tough to say whether or not the players he has signed thus far are going to help us next year...
Characterizing himself as “more optimistic” than he was two months ago, Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said Tuesday that trading either David Wright or R.A. Dickey would be a last resort for the team. Speaking in Far Rockaway, Queens, where he and pitcher Matt Harvey served meals to Hurricane Sandy victims, Wilpon said his first priority is still to ink Wright and Dickey...
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.
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Diana Munson, Thurman’s widow, will attend her...
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...
The Binghamton Mets appear bound for Canada, eh?
We’ve heard it for several years now that the Binghamton Mets were moving to Canada, and more specifically Ottawa, Ontario.
According to Josh Levinthal of BaseballAmerica.com through Metsblog.com former Mets player and current owner of the Texas Rangers Nolan Ryan will be buying the Binghamton Mets and moving them to Ottawa for...
I love Thanksgiving. It’s definitely one of my favorite holidays mostly because it brings our entire family together and it’s all about good memories, good food, and good times. I’m very thankful for the family I have. But as a Met fan I’m also thankful to be a part of such a unique fan base – my Mets family. I love our passion and how intellectual and knowledgeable we...
Obviously, this offseason, more than the previous two, has left New York Mets fans completely in the dark as far as their offseason moves are concerned. The stalling in the negotiations with 3B David Wright and RHP RA Dickey have given fans the feeling it will be a long offseason. GM Sandy Alderson has stated, in the few times he has addressed offseason moves, that the Mets...
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...
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MLB: [77-88] NL East
AAA: [67-76] International League — Buffalo (PCL Las Vegas beginning 2013)
AA: [68-74] Eastern League — Binghamton
A+: [83-52] Florida State League — St. The post 2013 Minor League Preview: New York Mets appeared...
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...