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Now that the Winter meetings have concluded, what are the next moves the New York Mets will make? First, here’s a little recap of what they have done so far. To start the offseason, the Mets signed outfielder Chris Young to a 1 year, $7.25 million dollar contract. Right before the winter meetings started, the Mets made their biggest move of the offseason, by signing outfielder Curtis Granderson to a 4 year, $60 million dollar contract. As the winter meetings were wrapping up, the Mets added 40 year old Bartolo Colon to a 2 year contract worth $20 million dollars.
Sandy Alderson, the Mets General Manager, still has work to do to get this team back into contention. He must address the bullpen, which as of now, consists of Bobby Parnell and Victor Black. The Mets have several other options including Josh Edgin, Jeurys Familia, and Robert Carson. It is clear that the Mets need to add some proven veterans to the bullpen, so look for the Mets to sign 1 to 2 relief pitchers.
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The New York Mets have signed starting pitcher to a 2 year, $20 Million dollar contract. Here our are thoughts on the deal:
Craig – When I first heard the Mets signed Bartolo Colon, I wasn’t too excited about it. I wanted to the remaining money left of the payroll to be spent on relief help, a new shortstop, and two veteran pitchers on one year deals. However, the...
The signing of Bartolo Colon is an intriguing one. It sends the message that the Mets aren’t throwing in the towel for 2014 with Matt Harvey being out for the season. It’s a huge (sorry, had to throw that in) signing. It means that we’ve added a solid starter that gives us four really good pitchers in the rotation going into opening day.
We now have Zack Wheeler, Jon Niese...
I find it so strange that two of the team’s top MLB-ready position prospects – Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares – are also the two players who stand to lose significant playing time in 2014, according to statements made by the front office and just the buzz we heard in Orlando.
Both players have done a solid job at Winter Ball with Lagares posting a .342/.379/.412 batting line...
The Mets had a productive week in the most magical place in the world. In addition to introducing the recently signed Curtis Granderson to the world on Tuesday, the team inked former Cy-Young Award winner, Bartolo Colon.In addition to immediately improving their 2014 roster, the Mets announced to the rest of the baseball community, and more importantly their fans, that they have...
Wednesday was an eventful day when it comes to the first base market. A field of players that once featured upwards of four available players saw the likes of Corey Hart and Logan Morrison land in Seattle. As a result, the market for Ike Davis was almost certainly bolstered.Davis however remains a fallback plan for his two largest suitors, the Brewers and the Rays. ESPN NY...
The New York Mets selected RHP Seth Rosin in the Rule 5 draft. The Mets are expected to trade the right handed pitcher. Seth Rosin was in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Last year, he went 9-6 with a 4.66 ERA for Double A Reading. The Mets lost no one during the Major League portion of the Rule 5 draft.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The New York Mets left the Winter Meetings a better team than when they arrived. They haven’t been the busiest team this offseason, and didn’t make the biggest splash, but they have been far from dormant and above all, kept their word on being proactive.
COLON: Surprise addition.
Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson took considerable heat for being dormant...
Bob Raisman of the Daily News came up with a great idea of having Matt Harvey doing special guest spots during some SNY Mets telecasts, whether it be in the booth or studio.
“Naturally this all will be predicated on whether Harvey, coming off Tommy John surgery, would be inclined to go behind the microphone,” he writes.
“If Harvey has the time, what better way for the Mets...
He was folksy. He was humble. He was informative. And, he was entertaining.
MetsMerized’s Joe DeCaro mesmerized Tip-Off radio listeners this morning recapping the origins of his acclaimed Fan Site and talking baseball, particularly New York Mets baseball. Randy VanKeuren, that growling Met Dawg, and I had a blast talking baseball with Joe and can’t thank him enough for carving...
Many of you know him on twitter as @danxtanna, but in real life 42 year old Aryn Leroux entered a plea of 'not guilty' today in a West Haven, CT courtroom. Many of you will recall that Leroux was arrested (which much fanfare on twitter) after making a series of direct threats against Justin Turner, LaTroy Hawkins, Terry Collins and even Citi Field itself. He also had...
With fans talking one another off the proverbial ledge, the Mets finally struck oil on the third day of the winter meetings. Here were the biggest stories of the day:- The Mets signed 40 year old Bartolo Colon to a 2 year/$20 million dollar deal (HERE). Coming off of an 18-6 year with the Athletics in which he posted a 2.65 ERA, he will serve as the innings eater the Mets set...
In 52 seasons, the Mets have only had 13 Opening Day Pitchers start just one opener. Over the years, we’ve seen Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, Tom Glavine, and Johan Santana each start at least 4 openers on the hill – but who were the 13 men who only started one? There are some pretty good names on the list.
1966 Jack Fisher – Jack was the Opening Day starter just one year after...
John Harper of the Daily News picks his winners and losers of the just concluded Baseball Winter Meetings. Among the losers he tabs the Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves for losing key players, and the Toronto Blue Jays for doing essentially nothing.
As for the winners he goes with the Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, and oh the New York Mets.
Surprise, surprise, the Mets...
If Sandy Alderson has been trying to wait out the market, the time to pounce may be upon is. ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting the free agent first baseman, James Loney, is on the verge of signing with the Tampa Bay Rays. This comes on the heels of reports that the Rays had shifted their interest to fellow free agent, Juan Uribe. That now looks like a ploy to get Loney signed...