Found September 27, 2013 on
Mets Merized Online:
Validating what I’ve been saying almost all year long, a team insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN that the New York Mets are not expected to vigorously pursue any free agents with draft-pick compensation attached — whether the pick is protected or not.
This nullifies any concern over the protected pick as the Mets will hold a second round pick in the same regard as a first round pick.
This wipes out virtually all of the top names in free agency, which I never believed they would pursue anyway.
The same source told Rubin that the lone exception is Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. But the Mets will not give him more than what Michael Bourn got last offseason. The Indians signed Bourn to a four year, $48 million deal.
I think that’s hilarious if they think they have any chance at Choo who will have about 8-10 teams chasing him this Winter assuming he doesn’t re-sign with the Reds.
This is why I kept telling everyone not to buy into the whole “we’re gonna spend this offseason” murm...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Friday Morning, the New York Mets announced their Minor League Awards for 2013.
Individual Level Awards:
AAA: Rafael Montero- 12-7, 2.79 ERA, 155.0 IP, 150 K, 35 BB
AA: Noah Syndergaard- 9-4, 3.07 ERA, 117.2 IP, 133 K, 28 BB & Jeff Walters- 4-3, 38 SV, 2.09 ERA, 56 IP, 60 K, 16 BB
A+: Dustin Lawley- .260/.313/.512, 25 HR, 92 RBIs, 33 2B, .367 wOBA, 129 wRC+
A: Jayce Boyd-...
The New York Mets have selected seven players to participate in the MLB’s Arizona Fall League (AFL). The following players will be part of the 2013 Scottsdale Scorpions’ roster:
Chasen Bradford – pitcher
Jeurys Familia – pitcher
Hansel Robles – pitcher
Cody Satterwhite – pitcher
Cam Maron – catcher
Aderlin Rodriguez - infielder
Cory Vaughn – outfielder
David Wright has barely had enough time to soak in the feeling of playing again after his most recent hamstring injury before being taken out of a game with an apparent injury again. Wright was hit in the helmet by Milwaukee Brewers rookie pitcher Johnny Hellweg. Fortunately Wright passed all his concussion tests.
David Wright passed his concussion tests, according to source...
Daniel Murphy has a reputation as a streaky hitter and he’s ending the 2013 season on a hot note. In his last 12 games he has 17 hits and sports a .925 OPS. He now has 184 hits for the year, one more than the best season in New York by current Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez. Murphy sits in 12th place in franchise history for hits in a single season. He’s one behind Felix...
If Gee pitches seven innings, he’ll reach the 200-IP mark for the season. If he gets the win, he’ll tie a career-high with 13 victories. Game time is 7:10 pm.
Related Posts:Game Chatter: Daisuke Matsuzaka vs. Mat Latos (9/25/13)Game Chatter: Shaun Marcum vs. Jacob Turner (5/31/13)Mets Game Chatter – 7/24/12Game Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. John Gast (5/14/13)Mets Game Chatter – 8/8/12
Scooter Gennett capped a four-run second inning with a two-run single and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame some wild pitching Thursday night that included the beaning of David Wright for a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Wright was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Johnny Hellweg with two outs in the third inning. The All-Star third baseman went down to his hands and knees but...
Matt Harvey (# 2) and David Wright (# 13) are among the top 20 selling jerseys in a list released by Major League Baseball.
The list which follows, is based on MLB jersey sales since the All-Star break.
Top 20 Selling Jerseys
1. Mariano Rivera, Yankees
2. Matt Harvey, Mets
3. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers
4. Manny Machado, Orioles
5. Buster Posey, Giants
6. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Noah Syndergaard was at Citi Field earlier this season for the Futures Game — where he looked very impressive in his short time on the mound. I was already in love with him as a prospect before I saw him on the mound at Citi Field — an actual glimpse into the future — and he made his return to Citi Field last night to receive a Sterling Award. If you missed the announcement...
The Milwaukee Brewers (72-87) defeated the New York Mets (73-86) by the score of 4-2 tonight at Citi Field.
For all the hell I gave you in the beginning of the year, Carlos Torres… I respect the work you’ve put in for this team in 2013. A depth signing turned into a guy who really put in some solid hours for the Mets, finishing the year with a 3.44 ERA in 86.1 innings across...
The Captain is on the deck… Oh, how I thought I’d never hear those words again… Luckily, this time I don’t have to drop whatever it is I’m doing and come to immediate attention.
But the Mets’ captain wants your attention… He has a message for you… He’s all in and he still loves “The Plan”.
“I’m all in for this organization,” Wright said told reporters...
Being a baseball fan brings out the best, and sometimes the worst in people of all walks of life. Being a fan of a bad baseball team often brings magnifies those characteristics.
I’m not talking about terrible things like racism, sexism, or God forbid acts of violence like we saw recently with the Giants and Dodgers. Those thoughts, whether they are an unfounded accusation or an...
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and field manager Terry Collins are closing in on a two-year contract extension for Collins reports Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors. Todd cites FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, who made the announcement during the FOX Saturday Baseball pre-game show on September 28.
As I just said on pre-game, #Mets likely to announce Collins extension...
How can one be angry after a 1-0 win which helps spoil playoff positioning for another team? Well let me show you:
First off, Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will be known more for Dice Clock than he will for his recent stretch of good pitching, pitched seven and two thirds of scoreless baseball to get the win in his first ever start against the Cincinnati Reds. He has a 1.37 ERA in his...
MLB Trade Rumors posted some new information regarding pending free agent Shin-Soo Choo who has been connected to the Mets by various MLB executives in recent weeks.
On of those baseball executives told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Choo could fetch as much as $90-$100 million on the open market this winter. Shockingly, Choo’s agent, Scott Boras, believes that figure to be too low...