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After posing this question via twitter, a debate ensued between myself and several Met bloggers including our own Joe D. and Brandon Butler. I thought I would ask the MMO faithful this same query: Would you do anything to sign Josh Hamilton next winter? Even if it meant losing David Wright? Personally, I think it is something to consider.
Now that the Rangers have inked Japanese fireballer Yu Darvish to a major contract, the chances of them making a push for Prince Fielder has decreased significantly. When asked about their chances of signing him, GM Jon Daniels said “I’m intimately aware of our budget and it’s very unlikely”. Does that mean that it is also unlikely that they would be able to re-sign their franchise slugger Josh Hamilton? It’s a possibility.
If Texas cannot re-sign Hamilton, –who stated he doesn’t want to have extension talks once Spring Training begins– he will hit free agency next winter. If that happens, the Mets would more likely than not be out of the running ...
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I went to one of Carlos Beltran's last home games as a Met against the Cardinals and there was a large contingent of fans in right field, in fact the crowd was larger then what had become normal in June/July. Many have questioned why Jose Reyes wasn't traded at the deadline, most feel we would have received more in return from a trade then the two picks. The same rumblings...
That headline is a little long and probably doesn’t make much sense to you guys – yet. A little backstory for you. Back in December, BC editors happened upon a photo of Josh Hamilton at a Subway and he was wearing a tough guy beanie/sunglasses combo. And then we saw this poster from Scripture Art of Hamilton wearing yet another beanie.
What does it all mean? We’re not sure...
Check out these photos from the Mets on Twitter.
David Wright stopped by Citi Field for an up close look at the new outfield walls.
Wright: “I’m excited about the changes…I can’t wait until April”
The reality of trading David Wright is you probably won’t get the type of haul the Rangers received for Mark Teixeira back in 2007. Prospects have become one of the most overvalued commodities in the game today. Teams ask for A-list prospects for B-level talent, and teams with A-level talent more than often see offers with B-prospects as the centerpiece. That’s why making...
Buster Olney of ESPN.com, talked to three evaluators about Wright’s game.
From an AL evaluator: ”He will have value at the trade deadline if healthy and performing as usual. He will bring compensation as a free agent, so his value to Mets is fairly high, and a team acquiring him will have to give up more than the value of a couple of high draft picks. He’s a very good player...
Construction has been ongoing all off season. As you can see this ball park will still be expansive, but it will just be a little more hitter friedly. Rememeber those balls that David Wright used to hit out to right center field in Shea, well he may be able to do that once again now that it is no long 415 feet at Citi Field.
The dimensions of the home run line will all be...
As February nears, so too does the start of spring training. In a normal year, that would likely bring with it, the thoughts of what might happen. Could this be the first time in 26 seasons that the Mets return a World Series title to Flushing? The first home run title since HoJo? The first batting title since that guy who now plays in Miami? What does the 2012 season have in...
Texas Rangers All-Star Josh Hamilton has seen some massive media gatherings in his big-league career.
Two trips to the World Series and a Most Valuable Player award tends to prepare you for a lot of things.
Not even Hamilton has seen anything like the Yu-mania that took over Rangers Ballpark Friday night when right-hander Yu Darvish was introduced to about 200 media members as...
Who is the best position player in Mets history? The immediate answer is Darryl Strawberry although a quick look at the record book shows that Jose Reyes and David Wright also deserve consideration for that honor. Let’s look at their overall lines and then break the players down by categories.
The Rangers may have a painful choice to make between a long-term deal for slugger Prince Fielder and keeping MVP outfielder Josh Hamilton.
When George Harrison was selected for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, everyone assumed that Eric Clapton would do the induction speech. Clapton passed on the honor, not wanting to become the “spokesman” for Harrison’s legacy, as he had already acted as musical director for the “Concert for George,” an all-star tribute to the late Beatle.
I felt like Clapton when the news...
In a post to his Crossroads column for ESPN.com, Buster Olney says he expects the Mets to shop and eventually trade David Wright this summer.
Teams have been reluctant to trade multiple prospects in deals for young hitters lately, Olney points out, thus concluding, “The Mets could get at least one young player they like in return (for Wright), as they did in trading Carlos Beltran...
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