1. J.J. Putz Choosing Winning Over Saves

    Put aside the rumors that J.J. Putz does not want to set up for Francisco Rodriguez. Putz, at his press conference at Citi Field, said that setting up is fine with him as long as he wins...

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  2. Omar Minaya Interviews with Boomer and Carton

    The King of Comedy to Mets Fans, Craig Carton, was at it again with Mets GM Omar Minaya on WFAN this morning...

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  3. Mets' Starting Pitching Wheel of Fortune

    The Mets have to get themselves one or two starting pitchers, but which ones will fit the bill? The Mets have many options to fill the rotation...

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  4. Mets Won't Putz Around, K-Rod is Their First Choice

    According to MLB.com, The New York Mets' first choice is Francisco Rodriguez and not merely because he passes his 27th birthday next month...

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  5. Mets Vegas Wish List

    The Mets go into the Winter Meeting in Vegas knowing what needs to be done. The Mets have to find a closer, a starting pitcher behind Johan, that can throw innings...

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  6. Rumors: Putz, Bradford become available!

    According to NY Post Joel Sherman, relievers J.J. Putz and Chad Bradford have become available.The Mets have a interest in Putz because he is cost efficient and the Mets like his stuff...

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  7. The Yankees are in a bad position for starting pitching...

    The days of the Yankees getting what they want, might be over. Today, Jason Stark of ESPN is saying that CC Sabathia might be loured in by the San Francisco Giants. The Yankees thought that they had CC in their back pockets with their $140 million deal.

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  8. What is wrong with Jake Peavy, that nobody wants him?

    All is quiet on the Jake Peavy front. The originators of the Peavy talks, the Braves have moved into a new direction by acquiring Javier Vazquez. They gave up four pretty good prospects to get Vazquez and shunned away from the prize of Peavy...

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  9. New York Mets: Blockbuster Trade on Tap?

    Yesterday, it was quoted by COO Jeff Wilpon during the Citi-Field media tour, Omar Minaya has been working the phones with other GM's to work out trades and such...

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  10. Have the Mets changed directions? Going after Putz instead of K-Rod?

    The Rockie Mountain News is reporting that the Mets are targeting J.J. Putz as their priority, instead of signing K-Rod or Fuentes. The reason is he will come a lot cheaper than both Fuentes and Rodriguez...

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  11. Minaya Stands Firm on Heilman in Pen

    According to David Lennon of Newsday, Aaron Heilman called Omar Minaya to ask him if it was feasible to use him in the starting rotation for the 2009 season. Omar Minaya made it clear to Heilman that he thinks Heilman should stay in the bullpen...

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  12. Castillo wants a second chance

    According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Luis Castillo wants a second chance to prove himself in 2009. Sherman says that Luis Castillo called for a meeting with the heads of the organization in which he contested the idea for the Mets to trade him...

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  13. New York Mets Taking Their Time Finding a Closer

    Joel Sherman of the NY Post reports that the Mets are not in a hast to make an offer to a closer. Their prime candidates are still Francisco Rodriguez and Brian Fuentes...

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  14. Jason Stark: K-Rod Rumblings, 4 years $50-55 Million???

    ESPN Jason Stark's latest says the list of teams for a premium closer like Francisco Rodriguez is short. The Mets, Indians, Brewers, Rangers, Tigers and maybe the Cardinals are all looking to fill voids at closer...

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  15. New York Mets Continue to Weigh Options for an Impact Bat

    The Mets have a need for an impact bat. However, they have more pressing needs that need to be addressed before they go after offense. They need a closer, a couple of middle relievers, and probably two starters to fill the back end of the rotation...

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  16. The Price is right: Either Fuentes or K-Rod...

    According to David Lennon of Newsday , It appears the Mets will be bidding for Francisco Rodriguez or Brian Fuentes. The one they get will be determined by the length of the contract each desires and of course the amount...

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  17. K-Rod's Agent : He can still bring the heat!

    Paul Kinzer, Francisco Rodriguez's Agent is doing his best sales pitch. He told MLB.com that many teams who have wondered about K-Rod's deminishing velocity is hog-wash.....

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  18. Braves and Cubs are in serious talks about Jake Peavy....

    The Braves and Cubs have been in serious trade talks with the Padres involving RHP Jake Peavy, according to Buster Olney of ESPN...

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  19. Mets GM Omar Minaya Keeping an Eye on Closers Market

    In Marty Noble's latest column on MLB.com , he says the Mets are keeping a eye out on the closers market...

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  20. The New York Mets Have To Look Into a Dan Uggla Trade

    Now that the Marlins have traded for 2B Emilio Bonafacio, it could very well mean that Dan Uggla's time is up in Marlin land.. Dan Uggla would be perfect for the Mets...

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  21. New York Mets Can Wait and Get Their Price for a Closer

    Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal says, "The Mets can choose among Francisco Rodriguez, Brian Fuentes, Kerry Wood and Hoffman. No other team considers the signing of a closer to be as high a priority...

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  22. Trevor Hoffman Parting Ways With Padres

    Trevor Hoffman, the Major League career saves leader, could be finished as a member of the San Diego Padres. General manager Kevin Towers confirmed on Monday that the Padres withdrew their contract offer to Hoffman for 2009...

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  23. Holliday deal done!, Street might be filpped to another team...

    The Rockies have traded slugger Matt Holliday to the Athletics for closer Huston Street, left-handed starter Greg Smith and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, pending physicals by Oakland's players, according to a report in Tuesday's edition of the Denver Post..

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  24. Angels will not make a offer to Teixeira

    The LA Times reports: The Angels hold exclusive negotiating rights to Mark Teixeira until midnight Thursday, but they are not expected to make an offer to the free-agent first baseman ...

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  25. What the New York Mets' Fans Want in 2009!

    I asked 10 questions going in to the offseason and here were your answers so far: 1) 80 percent want Schneider/Castro back as your Catchers 2) 100 percent believe Delgado will not ...

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