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Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, says the Mets are among four teams “keeping tabs” on LHP Jeff Francis.
Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA 183 innings over 31 starts for the Royals last season. He allowed 224 hits while issuing 39 walks and striking out 91. It was the first time he had made more than 30 starts in a season since 2007, when he went 17-9 and a 4.22 ERA with the Rockies.
Francis is a contact pitcher and was homer-prone when he pitched for the Rockies.
Sandy Alderson recently indicated that he was finished making any significant additions and earlier this month said not to expect anyone in excess of $1.5 million dollars. Considering that Francis will sign for far more than that, and it’s very unlikely he would sign a minor-league deal which is all the Mets could offer him for now, I’m not sure there’s anything here.
I would expect Francis to sign a deal worth $3-4 million dollars, possibly loaded with more incentives.
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Depending on how things shake out this year, the Mets might need to turn to Justin Turner a lot more this year than they anticipate.
Turner turned in a solid 2011 campaign batting .260 with four home runs and 51 RBI’s in 435 at-bats while chipping in at second base, third base and in a pinch at shortstop.
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Whether or not the Mets should retire Gary Carter’s number is something that Mets fans are debating today. What are your thoughts on that? The following post was originally published in July of 2011 by Derek Candela. Some strong cases are made on both sides within our comments. Enjoy this latest MMO Flashback. Our prayers and thoughts are with Gary Carter. - Joe D.
The Mets’ decision to auction off parts of the old walls at Citi Field is getting a lot of attention lately – moreso than the new walls. Check this out…
Because they can’t lure you to the ballpark with a winning team, the Mets will try to lure you with home runs. They’re bringing in the outfield walls at Citi Field to goose scoring, and here’s a question we definitely...
In his column for the Denver Post, Troy Renck says the Rockies remain “strongly interested” in Justin Turner.
Original Post, Jan. 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm:
Troy Renck of the Denver Post says the Rockies had been trying to acquire Marco Scutaro from the Red Sox, but those talks have stalled and . Instead, Renck says, “it’s more likely they get someone like Justin Turner than Scutaro...
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ROYALS ANNOUNCE 2012 PROMOTIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Retro Batting Practice Jersey, Frenchy Quarter Thursday & 2nd Annual Celebrity Classic Game Highlight Promotions Lineup
KANSAS CITY, MO (January 19, 2012) – It’s “Our Time” this season at the ballpark as the Royals unveil an exciting 2012 promotions and special events lineup. The schedule features great giveaways...