After hearing news that the Mets signed Curtis Granderson, I went to the office of a colleague (at my real job) who happens to be a huge Mets fan and has held season tickets for the past 15 years. I asked her if she was excited about The Grandy Man joining the Mets. She frowned, […]
Bushy-bearded Mike Napoli has agreed to return to Boston for two years and $32M. That said, Mets fans can scratch him off the list of potential first basemen to acquire this winter. Though, why would the Mets be interested in a first baseman, when they have a “glut” of them? Hey, it would’ve been nice […]
No use crying over spilled milk, or canoes that float away — the Yankees responded to Robinson Cano‘s flight to Seattle by shrugging and then signing Carlos Beltran to a 3-year, $45M contract.
There has been a flurry of activity just prior to the opening of the annual winter meetings. Here is a quick synopsis of the most recent non-Granderson developments:
Robinson Cano has agreed to a ten-year, $240M contract with the Seattle Mariners. Clearly, the Mariners have lost their minds. But the Yankees have lost a second baseman. And Daniel Murphy can rest easy, knowing that Cano won’t be taking his job in 2014. Your reaction?
The Mets bid against themselves and gave Curtis Granderson the fourth year he was seeking. According to reports, the Mets and The Grandy Man have agreed to four years, $64M. We’ll cover this in more depth soon enough, but I’m at work so can’t offer my two cents at the moment. Meantime, though, post your […]
Scratch Rafael Furcal off the list of possible shortstops for the Mets — he signed a one-year, guaranteed deal with the rival Miami Marlins; terms are believed to be $3M plus incentives. We weighed in on Furcal a month ago when there was first buzz about the Mets kicking the tires on him. I didn’t […]
The Kansas City Royals have traded LHP Will Smith to Milwaukee in return for outfielder Norichika Aoki. A number of other deals have been made in the past day or so, though none involving the New York Mets.
According to various sources, Curtis Granderson had dinner in Manhattan with Mets executives on Sunday night, and ate salmon. At this point, there is nothing else to report. However, in a miraculous coincidence, I ALSO ATE SALMON JUST LAST NIGHT. Holy crap! What does it all mean? Luckily, salmon tend to live in the river, […]
I don’t remember this much activity, this early in the winter. Maybe it’s my old age, or maybe it had something to do with the late arrival of Thanksgiving / early arrival of Chanukah. In any case, there have been so many deals happening these past few days, it’s hard to keep up. Though, there […]
For those of you who shed the dreams of sugarplum fairies surrounding Jacoby Ellsbury, and moved instead toward visions of Dexter Fowler in Flushing, well, strike that thought from your brain, as well.
If you haven’t already heard, former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has signed a 3-year, $21M deal with Mets NL East Rival Miami Marlins, and, in turn, the Bosox replaced him by signing A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year deal.
If you were dreaming of sugarplum fairies and a Flushing outfield grazed by Jacoby Ellsbury, you at least still have the fairies.
Amidst the whirlwind of moves related to the non-tender deadline, the Oakland A’s swooped in and signed former Met phenom Scott Kazmir to a two-year, $22M deal — while also trading for closer Jim Johnson.
The Toronto Blue Jays signed Dioner Navarro to a two-year, $8M contract, and soon after, non-tendered J.P. Arencibia. How might these moves affect the Mets?