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Dodgers acquire Colt Hynes from Indians for Duke von Schamann, DFA Mike Baxter

As a prospect hoarder, I’m not usually happy when the team trades a somewhat legitimate prospect for a 28-year-old lefty who has all of 17 innings pitched in the majors (and a 9.00 ERA — yay small sample sizes). But that’s (kinda) what happened on Sunday. The Dodgers sent Duke von Schamann to the Indians in exchange for left-handed reliever Colt Hynes. I think Mike said it...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Colt Hynes from Indians, designate Mike Baxter for assignment

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired left handed pitcher Colt Hynes from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Duke von Schamann. Last week the Indians designated Hynes for assignment but now he will report to Triple-A Albuquerque where he will provide depth for the Dodgers bullpen. Last season the 28-year-old Hynes made 22 appearances with the San Diego Padres producing a 9.00 ERA and...
Via Tireball.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryu gets the nod in game 2, along with Gordon and Baxter

Via The Dodgers are changing things up in the second game of the season in Australia, inserting two new players into the lineup and switching up the batting order. Scott Van Slyke is sitting for Mike Baxter and Justin Turner is being replaced by Dee Gordon, but perhaps the most interesting move is the decision to bat Gordon leadoff. The changes are understandable with a switch in...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Uncertainty Reigns For Dodgers at Second Base

Dee Gordon reached base three times last night against Seattle, and the first two were pretty much the most Gordon successes ever. In the first inning, he hit a chopper to the left side and beat the throw. After striking out in the second, he tapped back to the pitcher in his next plate appearance, reaching base partially because of his speed, and partially because Logan Kensing...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at where former Mets will be in 2014

Over the course of a 162-game season, fans develop a familiarity with players more than any other sport.   Mets fans have seen homegrown talent grow into solid players, vanish back into the minor leagues, or get designated for assignment.  The outside acquisitions over the past few years have been hit or miss, but the perception of all these players within “Met lore” is never...
Via Mets360.com
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

With Mike Baxter Gone, Who’s The Mets’ Primary LH Pinch Hitter?

  Ah, the bat off the bench. Perhaps not the foremost thought in most minds when it comes to roster construction, but one that ends up being a major consideration at times, particularly when a game is on the line in the late innings. Bill James has held that the prototypical pinch hitter is a left-handed line-drive producer, able to take advantage of the natural excess of right...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers avoid arbitration with Elbert, Butera, Baxter, but the real news is they’ll be with the team in 2014

The news today is that the Dodgers avoided arbitration with Scott Elbert, Drew Butera, and Mike Baxter, which isn’t really significant in itself. However, it’s noteworthy because it means they’ll all have contracts for 2014, which wasn’t necessarily a guarantee. With the deadline to tender contracts on Monday night, the Dodgers on Friday signed left-handed reliever Scott...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers trade Alex Castellanos to Red Sox for Jeremy Hazelbaker because … I don’t know

The Dodgers traded outfielder Alex Castellanos to the Red Sox for outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash. Castellanos was designated recently to clear room for Mike Baxter from the Mets. This deal was done for the money, right? Of course, all that salary relief was essential for the Dodgers. But seriously, who is Jeremy Hazelbaker? Well, SoxProspects.com gave him this evaluation:...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire OF Jeremy Hazelbaker for Castellanos

Last week, the Dodgers signed OF Mike Baxter and designated Alex Castellanos for assignment. Today, the Dodgers sent Castellanos to Boston for minor league outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker. According to Ross Gasmer at DodgersNation.com In 121 games with Triple A Pawtucket, Hazelbaker hit .257 with 11 home runs and 54 RBI and he also stole 37 bases in 44 attempts. Hazelbaker...
Via The True Blue Crew
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers claim Mike Baxter off waivers

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a move yesterday to help reinforce their 40-man rotation.  The club claimed Mike Baxter off waivers and designated Alex Castenallos.  Baxter previously played for the New York Mets, but New York decided to put him out on waivers. #Dodgers today claimed outfielder Mike Baxter from the New York Mets and designated outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment...
Via MLB Injury News
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

An Ode To Whitestone Mike

You know when I was just a teenager, I was the drummer in a band we called Andromeda. Yes, I’m aware that some Swedish band has since swiped our name, but that’s okay as I heard they were heavy metal too. I also wrote dozens of songs, mostly on the backs of napkins at 3:00 AM in the morning, while plowing through a plate of pancakes or french toast and a bottomless cup of coffee...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers claim OF Baxter from Mets

The Dodgers claimed outfielder Mike Baxter from the New York Mets and designated outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment. The moves were announced Thursday. Baxter hit .229 while playing at all three outfield positions as well as first base in 194 games with San Diego (2010) and the Mets (2011-13). Castellanos played eight games for the Dodgers this season, hitting .171 with...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers claim OF Mike Baxter from Mets

n totally non-playoff related news, the Dodgers have made roster move. #Dodgers today claimed outfielder Mike Baxter from the New York Mets and designated outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 17, 2013 According to an abundance of sources on Twitter, and the Dodgers themselves, the club has claimed former Met...
Via The True Blue Crew
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers Claim Baxter, Designate Castellanos

The Dodgers announced they have claimed Mike Baxter off waivers from the Mets. To make room on the 40-man roster for Baxter L.A. designated fellow outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment. Baxter 29 in December hit just .189/.303/.250 in 74 games for the Mets in 2013. In 2012 however Baxter slashed .263/.365/.413 with three homers in 211 plate appearances appearances. Baxter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

The Mets 40-Man roster is now at 36 after the Angels claimed lefthander Robert Carson on waivers, the Dodgers grabbed outfielder Mike Baxter, and the team outrighted LHP Sean Henn and RHP Greg Burke. Expect more purging as the Mets must make room for Ike Davis, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell, Scott Rice and Johan Santana who must all...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets 360 Projection Review: Mike Baxter

We’ve been taking a look back at our writers’ preseason projections for different players who we thought would play a key role in the 2013 Mets season.  Today’s player is Mike Baxter.  Here’s what we thought Baxter would do this season: PA: 313 AVG: .265 OBP: .350 SLG: .410 HR: 6 RBI: 35 HBP: 6 Baxter was a big contributor to the 2012 team, and we expected his role to expand...
Via Mets360.com
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers vs Mets: Wright Is Back, Baxter In RF, Murphy Batting Cleanup

Brewers (73-87) at Mets (73-87) RHP Jimmy Nelson (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Aaron Harang (0-1, 4.24) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Lucas Duda – 1B David Wright – 3B Daniel Murphy – 2B Mike Baxter – RF Juan Lagares – CF Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Aaron Harang – RHP The Mets have dropped two in a row following a 5-1 road trip. They are 6-4 in...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy hits, Aardsma’s streaky season, EY and the leadoff spot

Daniel Murphy has a reputation as a streaky hitter and he’s ending the 2013 season on a hot note. In his last 12 games he has 17 hits and sports a .925 OPS. He now has 184 hits for the year, one more than the best season in New York by current Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez. Murphy sits in 12th place in franchise history for hits in a single season. He’s one behind Felix...
Via Mets360.com
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Hey Terry, Please Play The Future Difference Makers…

Any franchise, any team, any general manager, any manager plays the game to win. That’s as it should be. Every day the Mets put on the uniform and take the field, I’m pulling for them to win. That’s the case in the first week of the season and the last. There is no escaping the altered dynamics during the final month of a baseball season when your team has no realistic chance...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: The Week in Review – Congrats To The Sand Gnats!

The best news to come out of this past week in the Mets minor league system was the Savannah Sand Gnats capturing their first SAL Championship since 1996. The only bad news about that? Mets Minors has officially closed the book on the 2013 season, looking ahead to 2014. Don’t worry though, we’ll be rolling out some solid and constant content to keep you occupied on MMN while...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Baxter, Aaron Harang, Juan Centeno Next Wave of September Call-ups

The Mets announced that they have called up outfielder Mike Baxter, starting pitcher Aaron Harang, and catcher Juan Centeno, following Sunday’s 2-1 win against the Indians. All three had been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas before they were eliminated from the postseason play on Saturday night. All three will be on hand for the start of a four game series against the Washington...
Via MetsMinor.net
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Baxter, Harang and Centeno Will Join Team For Tonight’s Game

The Mets announced that they have called up outfielder Mike Baxter, starting pitcher Aaron Harang, and catcher Juan Centeno, following Sunday’s 2-1 win against the Indians. All three had been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas before they were eliminated from the postseason play on Saturday night. All three will be on hand for the start of a four game series against the Washington...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

MMN Player of the Week: Mike Baxter

Congratulations to Las Vegas 51s right fielder Mike Baxter for being awarded with the MMN Player of the Week honors. When I think about Mike, the first thing that comes to my mind is a “Journeyman”. That is what I think of when I look at Mike’s current career. Especially since he has spent time in the majors, playing well and contributing some key hits for the Mets, then moving...
Via MetsMinor.net
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Announce Baxter, Harang and Centeno To Join Team Monday

The Mets announced that they have called up outfielder Mike Baxter, starting pitcher Aaron Harang, and catcher Juan Centeno, following Sunday’s 2-1 win against the Indians. All three had been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas before they were eliminated from the postseason play on Saturday night. Baxter, has seen some time this season with the Mets and has a .208/.325/.277 in 120...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Roster Shuffling: Burke Promoted, Baxter, Centeno, Possibly Tejada On Horizon

There might be some weird voodoo magic associated with the Mets spacing out their call-ups, but part of it could definitely have to do with paying players the MLB minimum salary for a couple days less. See, the Mets made the move to re-call Greg Burke, who will join the team today, but that’s literally it for today. The Mets are expected, however, to call-up Mike Baxter and either...
Via MetsMinor.net
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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