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The Miami Marlins will dangle starter Josh Johnson as “trade bait” this offseason, The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported Sunday. Despite some talk out of Florida that the Marlins won’t deal Johnson, who can become a free agent after 2014, the 28-year-old could be trade bait says SI.com. The Marlins would likely get a boatload back from teams such as Baltimore, Toronto, Boston, Kansas City, Minnesota, Texas, and the Dodgers. The Red Sox were interested at the trade deadline. The 69-win Marlins look as if they’re cleaning house again and they, like Cleveland, could be a good trading partner for the Red Sox. The injury-prone Johnson pitched a full season in 2012, but he fell off from his performance level in earlier seasons. Still, he went 8-14 with a 3.81 ERA and had 165 strikeouts in 191 1/3 innings.Jim Bowden posted on ESPN Insider, that the Braves might consider moving outfielder Martin Prado to third base as a replacement for Chipper Jones, or they might look at trading for a t...
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In his post to CBS Sports.com, Jon Heyman writes that the “Mets are expected to offer about $100M to start as they try to make David Wright a Met for life.” According to Heyman:The Mets are expected to open negotiations with an offer for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million for star third baseman David Wright, people familiar with the team’s thinking said.Photo...
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe talks about many things in today’s column but there was one that really drew my attention and that was the possibility of Josh Johnson being traded. The Miami Marlins have insisted that they’re not going to trade their stud pitcher but after another last place season should they change course?
Josh Johnson, RHP, Marlins — Despite some talk...
Last week in one of our MMO Roundtable posts, I posed the question to our staff about whether David Wright would be back in a Mets uniform next season. Only one out of the seventeen who replied said Wright wouldn’t be back. Almost all of them made comments that Sandy Alderson has to do “whatever it takes”, or that this was “a no-brainer”.It was a landslide. Mets fans...
Mr. Met may be the New York Mets' lovable, baseball-headed mascot, but for intents and purposes, it is third baseman David Wright who is truly Mr. Met. Now, the Metropolitans are looking to make sure that Wright remains a Met for life. CBSSports.com reports that the Mets are looking to sign Wright to a contract extension, and it's likely that deal will be in the neighborhood...
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Mets plan to kick off negotiations with their franchise slugger David Wright with about $100 million opening bid in an effort to make him a Met “for life”. Heyman goes onto say that the Amazin’s will be flexible in their negotiations as they will negotiations through October before even consider dealing their third baseman.The Mets...
In November of last year there was a rumor of a Mets-Angels trade involving David Wright. As with most rumors, it’s hard to say if there were actual talks between the two teams or if it was something created by a drunken journalist in a bar or a blogger in his mom’s basement. Most versions had the Mets acquiring Peter Bourjos, along with another player or two.Mets fans were...
The New York Mets will attempt to retain third baseman David Wright "for life" by offering a contract worth approximately $100 million, CBSSports.com reported. Wright, 29, has a $16 million team option on his contract for 2013 that the team almost certainly will pick up. Unless Wright agrees to an extension, he could be a free agent after next season. Both Wright and...
According to a report by CBSSports.com, the New York Mets are expected to offer David Wright about a $100 million when both sides open negotiations. The New York Mets are serious about re-signing David Wright and making him a Met "for life". The Mets are expected to negotiate throughout the month of October before even considering making a trade. Wright has a good relationship...
The New York Mets are set to start negotiations with David Wright very soon, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The opening offer will start off in the neighborhood of $100mm with the Mets set to give negotiations all of October in hopes of working out a deal. If the sides are unable to work out a deal, the Mets may look at trading the third baseman.
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Ozzie Guillen is vacationing in Spain, awaiting his fate with the Marlins.
After a disappointing season in which the Marlins were supposed to contend and instead spent the bulk of the season at the bottom of the standings, the skipper accepted his share of the blame before bolting overseas.
"It was disappointing for everyone," Guillen said, according to MLB...
The New York Mets would like to retain third basemen David Wright and pitcher R.A. Dickey for years to come. The team is working on re-signing the two to multi-year deals before their current contracts expire after the 2013 season. Wright has long been considered a cornerstone of the Mets. He is believed to be [...]
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The Mets have a long list of things to do this off-season, one that really begins and ends with R.A. Dickey and David Wright. I honestly can not believe that they have some many issues to address. I thought this season would be one where we found some solutions going forward. Instead we found that we don’ t really have much on the current roster who will be here in the future...