Twins are proof that MLB teams once again value character and chemistry

The Twins’ signing of free-agent left-hander Craig Breslow to a minor-league contract on Wednesday hardly qualified as a major move. But the Twins had the same idea when they recently tried to pull off something bigger – the addition of free-agent first baseman Mike Napoli.In each case, the Twins wanted the player not only for what he might contribute on the field, but also what...
Via FOX Sports
19 days ago

Report: Justin Morneau, Twins have mutual interest in return

Could Justin Morneau and the Minnesota Twins end up reunited? It appears the possibility is in the cards.The Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino reported on Sunday that there is mutual interest between the Twins and Morneau, who is a free agent.Morneau turns 36 in May and is unsigned, but could provide a left-handed bat and designated hitter for interested teams. He’s preparing for...
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Mets’ Michael Cuddyer announces retirement on The Players’ Tribune

Last year at this time, Michael Cuddyer was the New York Mets’ headlining offseason addition. He signed a two-year, $21 million contract, a seemingly inexplicable agreement with a player who would be 36 years old on opening day and coming off a season in which injuries limited him to 49 games. By the postseason, Cuddyer was a non-factor for the Mets, limited to starts against...
Via The Outside Corner
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer reportedly plans to retire

NEW YORK -- New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer is ready to retire after playing 15 seasons in the major leagues.A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Cuddyer is planning to call it a career. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because there hadn't been an official announcement.ESPN first reported Cuddyer's plans.Cuddyer turns...
Via Associated Press
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Next For Michael Cuddyer?

The Mets first big move last offseason was acquiring free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer. He signed with New York for two years and $21 million, and he cost the Mets their first round selection in 2015 draft. While he was coming off an injury plagued season, the Mets believed that he was exactly the type of hitter they needed. In his two previous years with Colorado, he batted...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Michael Cuddyer decision and LF moving forward

While many were fawning over the acquisition of Michael Cuddyer during the past offseason, someone wrote this: So, we’re left rooting for Cuddyer to ignore Father Time and remain productive, ignore Mother Nature and stay healthy, ignore the ghost of outfield Lucas Duda and be passable defensively all while not being swayed in moving from the hitter’s paradise of Coors Field...
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Two Bold Prediction for 2015

1. The New York Mets will get into the playoffs without winning the NL East division The National League East looks to be an extremely competitive division for the 2015 season. For the New York Mets, getting into the playoffs will be the top priority, even if they do not the division. The Washington Nationals have been selected the favorite to win the World Series, leaving the Mets...
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Michael Cuddyer continue his spring training success?

The Mets big splash move of the offseason was signing now 36 year old outfielder, Michael Cuddyer. Most Mets fans were disappointed that the Mets gave up their first round pick for the 2015 draft for an aging outfielder, who struggled to stay on the field and played his past three seasons in Coors Field. During his tenure with the Twins, Cuddyer was an all-star once in 2011 and...
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Preseason Edition

The New York Mets have had six consecutive losing seasons, and the last time they were in the playoffs they lost in the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006. Optimism that the 2015 season will change this streak is high, and the Mets are well equipped to make a playoff spot. One huge advantage for the Mets is the return of right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey, who missed all of the...
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Was signing Michael Cuddyer worth losing a first round pick?

Had the Mets not signed Michael Cuddyer or any other player that would cost them a draft pick in the draft in June, then they would have the 15th pick. From 2000 to 2009 every player that has been drafted 15th overall has made it to the major leagues. Some have performed better than others, Chase Utley, Stephen Drew, Devin Mesoraco, and former Mets number one pick Scott Kazmir...
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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