Archive for October, 2007
As you might have already seen, Curt Schilling listed the Mets as one of the teams he’s interested in signing with for next year. Wow … where did that come from? Ideally, he’d like to return to the Boston Red Sox, but there’s a good chance they will not meet his expectation of a one-year, [...]
To make room on the roster for newcomers Jair Jurrjens and Gorkys Hernandez, the Braves had to release RHP Chad Paronto and C Corky Miller. Paronto had been DFA’d earlier, and was expected to be dropped anyway. The big — and I do mean BIG — righthander was fairly effective in a middle-relief role with [...]
Herewith the first installment of the “do we care” category of the Hot Stove season … Edgar Renteria Traded to the Tigers Do We Care: yes The Atlanta Braves made the first move of the offseason — a preemptive strike on the impending free agent market — by sending shortstop Edgar Renteria to the Tigers [...]
Earlier this month, we took a premature look at how A-Rod’s departure from the Bronx could affect the Mets. Now that it is reality, what are possible repercussions of A-Rod’s decision to opt out of his contract? Here are a few scenarios that are (NOT) likely to happen: 1. Mets sign A-Rod The Wilpons buy [...]
A-Rod opts out, Red Sox win World Series. Hot Stove League begins NOW. Discuss . . .
Congratulations to loyal MetsToday reader and commenter “sincekindergarten”, whose wife gave birth to a lovely, 8 lb., 5 oz. baby girl on October 17th. I suppose that this infant will register on the MetsToday forum with the handle “sincebirth” ? Best wishes to “sk”, his wife, and newborn girl!
Take a look at the scouting reports at Prospect Insider on four Japanese pitchers who may be in MLB next year. If Prospect Insider’s information is on target — and I’ve always trusted and respected Jason Churchill’s analyses in the past — then I’m going to have to say … um … pass. Of the [...]
I’ll admit to being slightly late on these tidbits, but feel they should be covered. Rich Harden MetsBlog deciphered from a recent Oakland A’s Mailbag that Rich Harden would be traded before Danny Haren or Joe Blanton. However, after reading the A’s Mailbag, it appears to me that trading Harden is the opinion of beat [...]
Scouring the transaction wire, it looks like a few potential bats are available. Olmedo Saenz Saenz was granted free agency by the Dodgers after hitting .191 in 2007. The 37-year-old was considered among the best righthanded pinch-hitters in baseball (even better than Julio Franco!) before this past season. Though he’s not as versatile as, say, [...]
It’s interesting that lefthanded pitchers are supposedly so valuable to MLB teams, yet there seem to be so many available. There certainly isn’t a shortage of supply of LOOGYs out there — and most of them come cheap. This isn’t huge news, but a few lefty pitchers became available recently that may or may not [...]
According to the Daily News: Luis Castillo has undergone knee surgery and should be 100% by January 1, 2008. Duaner Sanchez will be pitching for the Gigantes in the Dominican, starting on December 1. Moises Alou’s $7.5 million team option is expected to be picked up. “The Mets are not expected to re-sign pending free [...]
As we’ve gone over in the past few weeks, the Mets don’t have much in the way of trading chips, with most being prospects that may be overvalued by the Mets brass. That said, here is an update on Mike Carp from Baseball America — Carp is currently playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the [...]
If you “get” that headline, then you are at least as old as me and share my eclectic taste in music. So the breaking news (hat tip to Isuzudude, who probably should be running this blog lately) is that Rudy Jaramillo will not be the Mets hitting coach in 2008. According to Omar Minaya: “I [...]
Loyal reader “Isuzudude” has posed a great topic: All are welcome to answer this question, but in particular I’m looking to get the opinions of those among us who really keep track of this stuff. Discounting anyone who has played in triple-A or with the Mets (i.e. Milledge, Gomez, Humber, etc), who are your top-10 [...]
Wanted to let everyone know about the premiere of the documentary “Mathematically Alive”, which focuses on the lives of Mets fans during the 2006 season. The premiere will be held at Rutgers University from November 9th through 11th. From the directors’ — Joseph Coburn and Katherine Foronjy — press release: This engaging documentary is for [...]