News Notes Rumors
After months and months of rumors and speculation, Stephen Drew will finally call New York his home.
Rest in peace, Frank Cashen, who passed away at the age of 88. Cashen was the architect — and I really do believe that’s the correct term — of the Baltimore Orioles winning ORGANIZATION. Not team, organization. He created “The Oriole Way” that is now used as a marketing tagline by the Ripken brothers. Cashen […]
For those wondering if the Mets might sign Stephen Drew to play shortstop, it ain’t happenin’ — the Boston Red Sox have re-signed Drew. I imagine the recent spirited play and hot bat of Ruben Tejada prompted Drew to realize he had no option in Flushing, and rushed back to the Bosox. Or, maybe the […]
I realize I’m a day late on this, but sometimes life gets in the way of blogging (crazy, I know). Considering that the Mets would have owed Kyle Farnsworth a guaranteed $750,000 had he remained with the club through Saturday, one might surmise that the move was financially motivated. Was it?
Buzz around the blogosphere is Bobby Abreu will be joining the Mets in Flushing by game time tonight. Abreu has an opt-out clause in his minor-league deal that expires on April 30. He’s hitting .395 with a .489 OBP in 45 plate appearances in AAA Las Vegas, so the argument is “you can’t keep a […]
Somewhat fittingly, the Mets pass Ike Davis over to Pittsburgh.
Long time Mets broadcaster and Hall of Fame outfielder Ralph Kiner has passed away at the age of 91 due to natural causes. Mets chairman Fred Wilpon reased a statement: “Ralph Kiner was one of the most beloved people in Mets history — an original Met and extraordinary gentleman. After a Hall of Fame playing […]
According to the New York Post, Mets ownership is close to refinancing a $250 million dollar loan. The re-fi is expected to give the team more financial flexibility: Until recently, it wasn’t certain investors weren’t going to insist the team owners pay down some of the loan to get the refinancing done. Wilpon and Katz […]
After the Tampa Bay Rays reportedly inked relief ace Grant Balfour, baseball insider Ken Rosenthal tweeted this: Sources: #Mets made offer to Balfour that exceeded #Rays’ two-year, $12M bid. Balfour preferred to be closer to his home in Clearwater, Fl. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 23, 2014 So, Sandy Alderson was interested in bolstering his […]
According to Adam Rubin, Mets closer Bobby Parnell has been cleared to pitch: New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell, who underwent Sept. 10 surgery in California for a herniated disk in his neck, has been fully cleared for baseball activities. After attending David Wright‘s wedding, Parnell stayed on the West Coast to be examined by Dr. Robert Watkins, […]
The Mets are moving a few notches down the radio dial. They reportedly reached an agreement with WOR (710 AM in New York City) to carry their games beginning in 2014. The 50,000-watt station is nearing an agreement with the Mets on a multi-year deal, according to industry sources. Howie Rose is expected to remain […]
A decision has been made: #Mets announce that Matt Harvey will cease rehab and undergo Tommy John surgery. He is expected to miss all of 2014. Much more coming. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 4, 2013 Sounds like it must have been an obvious choice. The Mets originally said they’d give Harvey a chance to […]
Because being a Mets fan isn’t infuriating enough, the team announced today that Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL in his pitching arm. His injury will be evaluated over the next couple of weeks to see if surgery is necessary. It really depends on how partial the tear is. Harvey has swelling, but he […]
After spending what seemed like about 20 years in the Mets minor league system, Wilmer Flores will make his debut with the big club tonight. Flores, who turns 22 today, was signed by the Mets out of Venezuela at the tender age of 16. Flores was hitting .321/.357/.531 at Triple-A Las Vegas this year with […]
According to Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan, Mets minor league OF Cesar Puello and IF-OF Jordany Valdespin have agreed to accept a 50-game ban for their connection to the Biogenesis clinic. Puello had been linked to Biogenesis in the past, so his punishment is no surprise. But Valdespin was never mentioned in any previous report. […]