Found December 07, 2011 on
Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
The Mets signed free-agent relievers Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch tonight, after which they traded Angel Pagan to the Giants for RHP Ramon Ramirez and OF Andres Torres.
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BEST OF MAXIM
The winter meetings sure haven't been dull, there have been streams of rumors flying around and last night some big news regarding the Giants came out. The Giants and the Mets have for the second time in the last few months come to terms on a trade Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez.
This one isn't quite the blockbuster that sent Carlos Beltran to...
According to Jim Duquette, of MLB Network Radio, the Mets have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Jon Rauch.
Duquette says the deal is pending a physical.
Rauch instantly takes over as the Mets tallest player. He went 5-4 with a 4.85 ERA in 53 games for the Blue Jays in 2011. He allowed 11 home runs, 14 walks and 56 hits in 52 innings while striking out 36 batters.
The Blue Jays saw their bullpen reduced by a cross-border raid on Tuesday, when the Mets signed outgoing free agents Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco to bolster their own relief staff.
The New York Mets made it official on Wednesday and traded outfielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for pitcher Ramon Ramirez and outfielder Andres Torres.
The New York Mets have signed reliever Frank Francisco to a two-year, $12mm deal, Jon Heyman of CBSSports reports.
The Mets have crossed the most pressing need off their offseason wish list, signing right-handed reliever Jon Rauch to a one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The Mets have not confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical.
The New York Mets have acquired Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez for Angel Pagan in a trade that was completed tonight. The trade is pending physicals. Click here for more on the trade.
The Mets are closing in on a deal with free agent reliever Jon Rauch, according to Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger (via Twitter). Adam Rubin of ESPN New York tweeted earlier that the two sides were making progress and had "good talks."
Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News says the San Francisco Giants have proposed a trade of Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez to the Mets for centerfielder Angel Pagan.
Andy Martino of the Daily News confirms the deal with the same players through a different source.
Looks like this is happening… Consider it a done deal once the physicals check out.
So new Mets center...
DALLAS — None of this replaces Jose Reyes, especially when it comes to filling seats. No one ever bought a ticket to specifically watch Jon Rauch pitch.
But the Mets made a series of incremental moves yesterday designed to — at the least — bring competence and competitiveness to their 2012 team while...
Early in the week, rumors started heating up that the Giants were trying to move Jeff Keppinger, Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez.
On Tuesday night, they got two-thirds of the way to making that a reality, as San Francisco dealt Ramirez and Torres to the Mets for outfielder Angel Pagan.
Pagan is younger than Torres, and likely has more offensive upside, though both players...
A ton of links today as we roll into the third day of the winter meetings. A lot of moves have been made among other clubs, especially out here in the west. The Dodgers signed 3 former Padres, and the Giants made a trade for Angel Pagan. So without further ado here are your links(disclaimer a lot of opinion pieces written before Street trade):
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