Found January 25, 2013 on
The Cardinal Nation blog:
On Friday, CBS’ Jon Heyman reported the St. Louis Cardinals are among a group of teams interested in free agent shortstop/second baseman Ronny Cedeno.
The Venezuelan, who turns 30 years of age in two weeks, first came up with the Chicago Cubs in 2005. In 2009, Cedeno was traded to Seattle then Pittsburgh. Replacing fan favorite Jack Wilson, he remained a Pirate, starting at shortstop before moving to the New York Mets last season.
Cedeno has a history of nagging injuries as well with periods of strong defensive play and encouraging offense followed by maddening mental lapses. Streakiness, inconsistency and resulting frustration seem to dog him like a bad cold.
In 2010, Cedeno suffered through hand, lower back, wrist and shoulder injuries. The free swinger struck out 106 times in 468 at-bats with Pittsburgh.
Despite an on-base percentage of .293 in 2010, the Pirates decided to keep him for 2011. They paid him a base of $1.85 million plus incentives with a $3 million club option for...
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Using a heavy dose of spreadsheets and formulas I’m going to be reviewing the top prospects for the Mets. You do need to understand that I am not going to be placing a players peak on the moon, but rather using their draft position and age to show the window of how successful they might be at the next level. So a player in Savannah is unlikely to have a peak in the 90s with...
Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, who has been breaking down the top 10 prospects at each position leading up to the unveiling of his ’2013 Top 100 on January 29th, revealed his top third base prospects for the upcoming season. As Mayo points out, of his 2012 list, “two have graduated to the Major League and two have changed positions, giving this year’s edition four new names...
Welcome to the second edition of the Mets360 projection series. After discussing Ike Davis last time out, this time we turn our attention to Jonathon Niese. Last time, I mentioned how none of us have a detailed projection system and that instead this is just how we feel the player is going to turn out. For the most part that’s still true but there is one slight modification...
Two sources from Venezuela report ex-Cubs, Pirates and Mets infielder Ronny Cedeno is joining the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals are among the teams interested in
free agent shortstop Ronny Cedeno, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
St. Louis is set to enter the season with Rafael Furcal as
their everyday player at shortstop. The veteran is currently rehabbing the
elbow injury that ended his 2012 season, but the Cardinals expect him to be
ready for the start of spring...
If Six Flags opened a new roller coaster ride called “Kyle Lohse‘s ERA” I think I’d be too afraid to ride it.
Did you know that Lohse, a 12-year MLB veteran, hasn’t had an ERA that began with the same number since the 2002 and 2003 seasons (4.23 and 4.61, respectively)? In the nine years since, Lohse’s ERA has once been in the 6.00s, twice in the 5.00s, three times in...
Michael Bourn Rumors:
A source tells Marc Carig of Newsday (on Twitter) that the MLBPA could file a grievance on the Michael Bourn/compensatory draft pick issue, even if the Mets don't agree to terms with the outfielder first.
There has been talk of the players union supporting the Mets if they choose to argue against having to surrender a first-round pick to sign a free agent...
Newsday’s Marc Carig tweets that Roy Oswalt’s agent is not aware of any interest from the Mets in his client:
Roy Oswalt’s agent, Bob Garber: “I’m not aware of any interest” from the Mets.
I have a suspicious feeling that most Met fans will be relieved to hear this.
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The Mets have shown interest in free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, and the door...
In the first of a four-part series, we highlight the top 15 St. Louis Cardinals prospects from the Minor League Baseball Analyst with the details as to why they’re ranked where they are.
Michael Bourn has gone from barely a consideration by the Mets to a “realistic” possibility for the team’s beleaguered outfield.
Now that the Braves have are in agreement to a trade for outfielder Justin Upton with the Diamondbacks, it gives the Mets the first crack to signing the speedy outfielder.. The Mets and Braves were considered the top suitors for Bourn.
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I can assure you this is a beauty and one of over a dozen I own from that magical season. This one still has the scorecard in it and is in mint condition. I’ll be giving away a few of my other score books in the next few days, but I wanted to kick things off with this prized possession, one of my favorites. It’s my way of saying thanks for...
One the Mets’ most pressing needs are that of a legitimate leadoff hitter and centerfielder. So then it would make perfect sense for the Mets to make a run at signing Braves free-agent Michael Bourn.
Obviously, the Mets have to upgrade the outfield if they want to piece together a somewhat competitive team in 2013. Lately there are reports that the Mets-despite what we have been...
Yesterday the New York Mets agreed to a 1-year contract with former Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum, pending a physical. Today the 31-year-old righty passed his physical and the 1-year/$4 million contract was made official. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, incentives could drive that price tag up to $6 million in 2013.
According to what a source told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets have sincere interest in signing free-agent outfileder Michael Bourn to a long-term deal, but that any deal will likely be backloaded.
I thought that was something we were getting away from because it was hazardous to our health?
Backloaded deals, future annuity payments, deferred salaries, lot’s of the same...