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MMO Game Thread: Blue Jays vs Mets, 7:10 PM

The New York Mets open a four game home-and-home series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday at Citi Field. The first two games will be played in Flushing while the final pair takes place at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Rookie right-hander Noah Syndergaard (2-4, 4.15) will get the nod tonight and will oppose the veteran southpaw Mark Buehrle (7-4, 4.25) for the Jays at 7:10 PM...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzi is not the Mets’ only trade target

Troy Tulowitzki is the best shortstop in baseball and he’s playing for a bad team that may finally be willing to trade him. He’d be a defensive upgrade over Wilmer Flores and he’d be the best hitter on this Mets team. A gigantic contract, long injury history and (suspected) high trade demands make him less of a slam dunk trade candidate, but for the sake of this article –...
Via Mets360.com
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Mets Catcher John Buck Announces Retirement

Braves catcher and ex-Met John Buck announced his retirement on Thursday, so he can spend more time with his family, the Braves announced. The one-time All Star had spent 11 years in the Major Leagues, playing for the Royals, Marlins, Mets, Angels, Pirates, Mariners and Blue Jays. He had signed this season with the Braves and was hitting .320 in the spring before the announcement...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Buck announces retirement, ending bid to make Braves roster

ATLANTA (AP) John Buck, an 11-year major league veteran who was attempting to land a job with the Atlanta Braves as a backup catcher, has retired. The 34-year-old, an All-Star in 2010 with Toronto, hit 134 home runs with seven big league teams. He hit .225 in 32 games with Seattle and the Los Angeles Angels last year after playing for the New York Mets and Pittsburgh in 2013. He...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Burning questions for Braves at catcher in 2015

When the lid was finally place on the 2014 season, one of the more popular questions surround the Atlanta Braves was focused on the backstop. It was a problem of riches at a position. How were the Braves going to handle two starting catchers on the same roster? The Braves put an end to the creation of numerous plans for finding playing time for both Evan Gattis and Christian Bethancourt...
Via Fox Sports South
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Mets find new homes in NL East

Several former Mets are returning to National League East affiliates this year. The Philadelphia Phillies inked OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract on Nov. 13, 2014, following a one-year stay with the San Diego Padres. The 31-year-old appeared in 10 games for the 2014 Padres, but hit .289/.320/.450 in 115 games for Triple-A El Paso. C Omir Santos, most famous for a two...
Via Around Citi
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Braves, veteran catcher Buck agree to minor-league deal

ATLANTA -- The Braves' search for a No. 3 backstop has apparently ended. According to a published report from Braves.com, the club has reached terms (minor-league contract) with catcher John Buck -- an 11-year veteran who has logged nearly 1,100 MLB games with the Royals, Blue Jays, Marlins, Mets, Pirates, Mariners and Angels. Buck, who has accounted for 134 homers (eight double...
Via Fox Sports South
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels News: Brennan Boesch and John Buck elect free agency

Angels OF Brennan Boesch and Catcher John Buck have both elected free agency after accepting outright assignments to Salt Lake, reports Angels PR guy Eric Kay.John Buck congratulates Brennan Boesch on scoring Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.Tom Smart/Deseret NewsAfter claiming outfielders Alfredo Marte and Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the Diamondbacks just two days ago, the Angels designated...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels claim Kieschnick, Marte from Diamondbacks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have designated outfielder Brennan Boesch and catcher John Buck for assignment. The AL West champions made the moves while claiming outfielders Roger Kieschnick and Alfredo Marte off waivers from Arizona on Tuesday. Boesch batted .187 in 27 games during his first season with the Angels, playing mostly with Triple-A Salt Lake. Buck signed...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels drop Boesch, Buck from roster, claim two players from Diamondbacks

  The Los Angeles Angels have designated outfielder Brennan Boesch and catcher John Buck for assignment. The American League West champions made the moves while claiming outfielders Roger Kieschnick and Alfredo Marte off waivers from Arizona on Tuesday. Boesch batted .187 in 27 games during his first season with the Angels, playing mostly with Triple-A Salt Lake. Buck signed with...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels add 11 to roster, Angels tied for best World Series odds

The September 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels add 11 to roster, Angels tied for best World Series odds and much more… The Story: The Angels added 11 players to the active roster as part of September call-ups. The Monkey Says: Brennan Boesch is back and already getting a crack at filling the left-handed DH void. John Buck will serve...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Is there any help on the way?

Tony Campana, John Buck, J. B. Shuck, Matt Long, Fernando Salas, Luis Jimenez, Ryan Wheeler, Michael Roth, Cam Bedrosian and Drew Rucisnki.  No, that’s not the Angels top prospect list.  No, those aren’t their trade commodities.  Those are the list of players that have a reasonable shot at being promoted come September.  But before that let’s just get a rundown on what...
Via Monkey with a Halo
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: La Stella gets defensive as Braves fall to Mariners

ATLANTA -- A four-run first inning had the Braves on track to give Gavin Floyd his first win of the season. But with Floyd laboring and Alex Wood giving up a two-run home run to John Buck in the seventh inning, the Mariners dealt Atlanta a 7-5 loss Tuesday at Turner Field. "We scored five runs early and we just let them hang around and stay in the game and they beat us," said manager...
Via Fox Sports South
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

On Second Thought: The Marlins/Blue Jays Mega-Trade

After a couple of years where the Toronto Blue Jays were lauded for the moves made by general manager Alex Anthopolous, the biggest feather in his cap came in November of 2012. That was when the Blue Jays, who were supposedly on the cusp of finally making some noise in the AL East, decided to throw their usual salary caution to the wind in a 12-player deal with the Miami Marlins...
Via The Outside Corner
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

On Second Thought: The Marlins/Blue Jays Mega-Trade

After a couple of years where the Toronto Blue Jays were lauded for the moves made by general manager Alex Anthopolous, the biggest feather in his cap came in November of 2012. That was when the Blue Jays, who were supposedly on the cusp of finally making some noise in the AL East, decided to throw their usual salary caution to the wind in a 12-player deal with the Miami Marlins...
Via Bloguin Best
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

John Buck, Logan Morrison back at Marlins Park as Mariners

MIAMI -- When John Buck went to Safeco Field for his offseason physical after signing with the Seattle Mariners he took a selfie next to a familiar face gracing the venue’s wall. Buck and Logan Morrison, two former members of the rebranded Miami Marlins, returned to Marlins Park for this weekend's series. "I remember the excitement," Buck said of Opening Night 2012. "I really...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hopefully We Have Heard the Last of Corey Hart’s Whining

(Hart in his seaman/sailor/navigator uni with John Buck; AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Back in October, I was all for the Brewers re-signing first baseman / outfielder / probable part-time DH Corey Hart to a new contract, for at least one year.  I went so far as to call Hart “True Blue Brew Crew.”  At the time I felt Corey Hart, though often injured, deserved a new contract with...
Via Brewers Bar
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hopefully We Have Heard the Last of Corey Hart’s Whining

(Hart in his seaman/sailor/navigator uni with John Buck; AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Back in October, I was all for the Brewers re-signing first baseman / outfielder / probable part-time DH Corey Hart to a new contract, for at least one year.  I went so far as to call Hart “True Blue Brew Crew.”  At the time I felt Corey Hart, though often injured, deserved a new contract...
Via Brewers Bar
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Zunino and Buck Seattle Mariners Catcher Spotlight

Can the wiley old vet help out the rook? I find that the catching story of the 2014 Seattle Mariners might be one of the most interesting yet most under-reported stories of the upcoming MLB season. Then again, maybe I’m just a former catcher trying to glorify the toughest position to play in baseball.   Either way, here’s a look at the two backstops the M’s will deploy behind...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Will an off-season of gambling pay off for the Mariners?

Rolling the dice It’s been a rough go if you’ve been a fan or employee of the Seattle Mariners lately. Over the last few season now, the team has looked more like a three ring circus than a professional baseball organization. Whether it was the talent or the management, there has always been a source of blame. Eight of the last ten seasons saw the team finish with a losing record...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Are We Better In 2014 Than 2013: Position Players

I thought it might be fun to take a look at where we are right now, in comparison to last year at this time.  To make things a little more comparable, lets assume that today’s roster is what we open the season with.Behind the plate Travis d’Arnaud is replacing John Buck, and while TDA had a less than stellar debut, he is the #1 prospect at the position in all of baseball. ...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Seattle Mariners compete in 2014?

Last night I was tweeting that writing was coming hard for me lately. After cranking out over 3,000 long-form posts over the last five years, the cupboard has gotten a bit empty. After bemoaning my state, a long-time Twitter bud, Chris Cochran (@kingkube), suggested I write about the Seattle Mariners' chances of winning the AL West. I wrote back that I had to believe that was a possibility...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

When It’s Time to Give Up on a Carlos Peguero

The other day, in making room for John Buck, the Mariners designated for assignment a player named Carlos Peguero. This means absolutely nothing to most of you, but absolutely something to some of you. Peguero’s out of options now, so in order to return to the minors, he’ll have to make it through waivers. Peguero […]
Via Fangraphs
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners sign C John Buck to 1-year deal

The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Buck to a one-year deal, adding another veteran option behind the plate. The Mariners announced the signing Thursday. The team designated for assignment outfielder Carlos Peguero to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Buck. Buck, 33, appeared in 110 games last season with the New York Mets and Pittsburgh. Buck played in 101 games...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners sign John Buck For a Million Of Them

The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Buck to a one-year deal for $1 million. He spent last season with the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. CBSSports.com Jon Heyman and FOXsports.com Jon Paul Morosi broke the story on twitter.   #mariners agree to deal with john buck. he gets $1M. @jonmorosi said MLB deal was close. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 14, 2014 His...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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