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One of our readers sent me a link to an article by Dave Cameron of FanGraphs who asked, How much would you pay for one year of Mike Trout?
Yes, yes, yes, it’s a completely speculative piece and the question is hypothetical, but here him out…
Recently, I was asked what I think turns out to be a pretty interesting thought experiment: if Mike Trout was released by the Angels and became a free agent, but decided he did not want to sign long term with any other team and simply preferred to go year to year instead, where would the bidding war for a single year of Trout’s services end up?
This question gets at a lot of different points, many of them kind of fascinating. What percentage of a team’s total payroll can be allocated to one player while still leaving enough flexibility to put a contender around a superstar? Is a team better off allocating a majority of their available dollars to a few premium assets, then using low-cost filler to round out the roster, or by spreading their money...
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Mets 2011 first-round draft-pick Brandon Nimmo seems to have become a bit of a polarizing figure amongst Mets fans these days. Some fans already see the young outfielder as a bust. Others, including yours truly, feel it’s still incredibly early to make such claims about a 20 year old in his first year of full-season baseball.
Nimmo started 2013 on the Mets’ Low A affiliate,...
Wheeler struck out seven over six and two thirds allowing only two runs in his fourth straight quality start. He has 29 Ks over that span. I’m sure after the Matt Harvey news it’s only a matter of time before they shut Wheeler down for the year, given that they were already giving the matter some consideration last month...
Matt Harvey's injury would be a terrible blow to the Mets under any circumstances. But contending teams have enough depth to overcome, or at least mitigate, the damage. The Mets will finally be a contender again when an awful day like this one does not have people writing off the next season.In February 2011, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was found to need Tommy John surgery...
From the day that Sandy Alderson first took the reins as the Mets new general manager during the 2010 offseason, we’ve all been conditioned to believe that 2014, his fourth year on the job, would signal the beginning of something special.
By the end of the 2012 season, Matt Harvey emerged as the poster child for the new and exciting era that lied ahead for the franchise. And why...
“We all want to win as many games as possible, but my job is to match the short term with the long term,” he said. “We felt this was in our best interest.”
That’s what Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had to say to reporters before tonight’s game, in response to trading catcher John Buck and outfielder Marlon Byrd.
Sandy added that second base prospect Dilson Herrera...
New York Mets ace Matt Harvey is done for the 2013 season after the team had discovered a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. This was announced today and Tommy John surgery is likely to be performed although other options are still being evaluated. It is a tough blow for a team that is looking for some hope going into next year because if Harvey is to undergo...
The New York Mets aren't contending for the playoffs this season, but the wind was even further taken out of the team's sails yesterday when it was announced that right-hander Matt Harvey could require Tommy John surgery. Now, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets are expected to be active on the trade front as the end of August approaches.
Rubin notes that...
The poor Mets.
Mets ace and Cy Young candidate Matt Harvey will likely spend the rest of the season on the bench, as he has been diagnosed with a tear of his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL).
The results came via MRI on Monday and he will more than likely be shut down for the rest of the season, and will probably require Tommy John surgery to fix the damage.
At today’s press...
With the ensuing roster shakeups throughout the organization, the recent promotions of Robert Carson, Matt den Dekker, and Anthony Recker have left Wally Backman‘s clubhouse reasonably bare as the 51s push toward a playoff berth in the Pacific Coast League.
So, to help out Las Vegas a little bit, FSL Player of the Year Dustin Lawley is making the jump from High-A to Triple-A, according...
Source: John Buck and Marlon Byrd to #Pirates. #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 27, 2013 #Mets trading Buck, Byrd and cash to Pirates for MiLB SS Dilson Herrera and a PTBNL. More soon on http://t.co/ztv6wyKS6e. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 27, 2013 Marlon Byrd, John Buck and cash to Pittsburgh for Dilson…
Two iconic StL Cardinals 1B are battling right now. Jack Clark and Albert Pujols may have a court room showdown. But for now, let’s celebrate their similarities.
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Unfortunately The Dilson will not be in the lineup for the Mets tonight as they look to even up the series against the Phillies. Game time is 7:10 PM
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Las Vegas 2, Fresno 1
The 51s won yet another game — this time behind Matt Fox, who turned in seven stellar innings of one-run ball to pick up his seventh win of the year. Robert Carson and Greg Burke combined for the final six outs while allowing just two hits — and walking none. In fact, Fox didn’t walk any batters either, which worked out well for them the entire game. He...
Sometimes, baseball is just cruel. Source: #Mets’ Harvey has partially torn UCL. Will be shut down. Determination on whether he needs Tommy John surgery will be made later. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 26, 2013 A couple of years ago, Stephen Strasburg was the best young pitcher we’d seen in a very long time, and […]