Found December 06, 2011 on
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The Mets need a lot a lot for this upcoming season, and don't have a lot of money to spend on it. One of the key pieces they need is a Closer and possibly a set up man. Here is a quick update on the news surrounding pitchers the Mets have been connected to:
Matt Capps: Will Resign with the Twins, so not an option
Todd Coffey: Mets and Brewers have been connected in possible trade talks
Andrew Bailey: Nothing new on the Mets front, MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Red Sox have entered trade talks
Chad Quals: Mets have looked into the reliever
Dotel: Cardinals are pushing hard, and Dotel is interested. Reds and Brewers also entered into the discussion
The Mets price range is 8-10 million, which makes signing players like Frankie Rodriguez, Cordero, Lidge and Madson unlikely. We'll see how things break down today.
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Well, it's not so much that we laughed out loud... it was more like a disgusted groan. Out loud. Then we chuckled at the absolute stupidity of the deal, and our rash belief that Terry Ryan was going to do anything to point the Minnesota Twins in the opposite direction of bad decisions.
Those feelings were the aftermath of the news that the club has re-signed that fat, save...
According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, RHP Matt Capps has re-signed with the Minnesota Twins for one year with an option.
The Mets checked in on Capps three weeks ago during the GM Meetings, but his agent Paul Kinzer said that the Mets never contacted him again after that.
Capps, 28, will replace Joe Nathan in the closer’s role. Last season he went 4-7 with 15 saves and a 4.25 ERA...
I think it's safe to say that the Mets are interested in every reliever who is a free agent or the club they're signed to has made them available. Add Todd Coffey to the long line of relievers the Mets are interested. Coffey is the over sized reliever who sprints to the mound from the bullpen. The 31 y/o right hander has a lifetime 4.08 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in seven seasons...
A quick take on Matt Capps
The Minnesota Twins finalized their $4.75 million, one-year contract with closer Matt Capps on Wednesday.
By RONALD BLUM,
AP Sports WriterDALLAS (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that closer Matt Capps and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a 4.75 million, one-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal had not yet been announced.
Capps gets 4.5 million this year, and the contract includes a 6 million...
The Minnesota Twins have signed Matt Capps to a one-year deal with an option, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.
Free-agent reliever Todd Coffey said Sunday he is not sure where he will pitch next year. This past season, he had a respectable 3.62 ERA in 69 games for the Nationals.
The Minnesota Twins have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with right-handed reliever Matt Capps. The pact is also believed to include an option for a second season and is pending a physical..
According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Mets and Brewers have expressed interested in RHP Todd Coffey.
Coffey, who turned 31 in September, went 5-1 with a 3.62 ERA in 69 relief appearances for the Nationals in 2011. He has 11 career saves, and hasn’t recorded a save since 2009. He signed a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Nationals last January and earned $150,000 in...
Now that the Mets have lost out on the Jose Reyes sweepstakes the big moves can begin, or not. Sandy stated recently that he has 20-25 million to spend on talent to fill his open roster spots this off-season. Part of that money goes to Pelfrey and Pagan who are up for arbitration, leaving approximately $15 million or so left over.
The Mets have been fairly quiet so far. They...