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JOHN MAYBERRY RUMORS

Mayberry Finally Breaks Out With Big Performance

It’s no secret that John Mayberry started out his Mets tenure mired in a dreadful slump. Coming into last night’s game, Mayberry was batting .137 with only seven hits all year. Despite these numbers, Terry Collins decided to start the right handed slugger against Diamondbacks’ lefty Robbie Ray. With a huge night at the plate, Mayberry rewarded his manager’s confidence....
Via Mets Merized Online
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Morning Grind: Mayberry Has Been A Disaster

On the bright side, John Mayberry only struck out once yesterday. After Mayberry went 0-for-4 to drop his average to .140 in Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins, Joe D asked me to dig up Mayberry’s splits. I did, but quickly found that there’s no way to spin it. Mayberry has been BAD. Mayberry has been bad against lefties. He’s been bad against righties. He’s been...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayberry Felt Mets Were Best Opportunity

Matt Ehalt of  NorthJersey.com, recently gathered some thoughts from John Mayberry Jr. on his decision to sign with the Mets in 2015.  According to the 31 year old outfielder, the choice was a “no-brainer”. Looking for a right-handed power bat for the bench, the Mets signed Mayberry to a one year worth $1.45 million dollars. “This was the best opportunity for me to come...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Have John Mayberry Jr. On Their Radar

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets have free agent outfielder/first baseman John Mayberry, Jr. on their radar. Mayberry, 31, was non-tendered by the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, and his right-handed bat is exactly what the Mets are looking for this offseason. Mayberry was acquired from Philadelphia on Aug. 31 and hit .208 with one homer and two RBIs in 15 games with the...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

End of An Era: Phillies Trade John Mayberry Jr.

The Phillies made one additional trade before the August 31 waiver trade deadline. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the Phillies shipped out extra man John Mayberry Jr.: Phillies trade OF John Mayberry Jr. to Blue Jays for minor league 3B Gustavo Pierre. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) September 1, 2014...
Via Philliedelphia
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

John Mayberry and Wasted Resources

Back in December, I argued against tendering a contract to John Mayberry, suggesting that his salary outweighed his projected contributions. Mayberry was worth rostering when he made the league minimum and exhibited upside, but he was well past both points. There was no risk to letting him go, because despite his athleticism and versatility, he had been a replacement-level player...
Via Phillies Nation
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Mayberry’s Days as a Phillie Be Numbered?

The big news from Spring Training today came from comments made by manager Ryne Sandberg. Sandberg’s comments were in reference to where he sees a number of players on the 2014 roster. There were some surprises, Darin Ruf will see equal time at first base and left field, some news was not as surprising, Jesse Biddle will likely start the year in Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and then...
Via Phillies Nation
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Avoid Arbitration with Mayberry

#Phillies and John Mayberry avoid arbitration. He gets $1,587,500. — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 17, 2014 According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Phillies have avoided arbitration with outfielder/first baseman John Mayberry Jr. This is Mayberry’s first year of arbitration eligibility. Mayberry will compete for a job as the right-handed bench bat with the...
Via Phillies Nation
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies must trade John Mayberry before tomorrow's Rule 5 Draft

John Mayberry must not be on the Phillies 40-man roster this time tomorrow. Mayberry must be traded tonight. Why the urgency? The Phillies were given a gift last week when they earned an extra Rule 5 draft selection from the Cubs through a grievance. It gives the Phillies the 4th and 7th picks in tomorrow's Rule 5 draft. Problem is, they have two selections in the draft and...
Via PhilsBaseball
December 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Is an Upgrade Over Mayberry Even Available?

There has been much discussion about the Phillies reluctance to let John Mayberry Jr. walk. In my offseason plan posted last month on PhilliesNation.com, it included letting Mayberry go and signing Chris Young to a two-year, $10 million deal. The Phillies instead held onto JMJ and inked Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16 million deal. Now, there have been rumblings from the organization...
Via Phillies Nation
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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