1. Milton Bradley Signs with Cubs

    Today has been a very busy day for free agent outfielders. First, the Rays inked Pat Burrell for two years. Now, according to ESPN, the Cubs have signed Milton Bradley to a three-year, $30 million contract...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 222 reads 1 comments

  2. Pat Burrell to Sign With the Rays

    The Tampa Bay Rays have made their biggest splash of the offseason thus far by signing Pat Burrell to a two-year, $16 million contract, ESPN's Jayson Stark reports. The deal is not yet official, and Burrell is scheduled to soon take a physical...

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  3. New York Mets' Top-Five Moments of 2008

    2008 was a rather monumental year for the New York Mets. Heading into the season the Mets had a sense of urgency to redeem themselves following a disastrous ending to the 2007 season...

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  4. Claudio Vargas Signs with Los Angeles Dodgers

    Former Mets pitcher Claudio Vargas signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the LA Times reports. In 37 big-league innings with the Mets last year, Vargas posted a 4.62 ERA and accumulated a mere 20 strikeouts...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 189 reads 1 comments

  5. Andruw Jones for Luis Castillo Swap Possible

    Buster Olney reports that the Mets and Dodgers have had talks about a possible trade between the ball clubs that would send Luis Castillo to Los Angeles and Andruw Jones to the Big Apple...

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  6. Willy Taveras Joins Reds for Two-Year Deal

    Outfielder Willy Taveras has agreed to a two-year deal to play for the Cincinnati Reds. Taveras is coming off a down year with the Rockies in which he hit only .251. Yet, in 2007, Taveras hit for an impressive ...

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  7. Which Mets Position Players Earned Their Paychecks This Season?

    I recently came across a very interesting website called FanGraphs.com. The site features a section that breaks down players’ salaries and compares them with the amount of money the earned based on their performance throughout the season...

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  8. Major Changes Coming for SNY

    Bob Raissman, at the Daily News is reporting that SNY programming will have a facelift following the New Year. SNY original, Chris Cotter, will be leaving the network and will join the Fox Business Channel...

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  9. Mets To Make An Offer To Lowe?

    Gordon Edes over at Yahoo Sports, is reporting that the Mets are "deep in negotiations" for starter Derek Lowe. It has been reported numerous times that the Mets have been linked to Lowe, however ...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 226 reads 4 comments

  10. Manny Ramirez on His Way to the Bronx?

    Impacto Deportivo, which is a baseball information source written entirely in Spanish, is reporting that Manny Ramirez is very close to a deal that would leave him wearing pinstripes...

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  11. Could Tim Redding Be Headed to the New York Mets?

    Many news outlets that cover the Mets, such as the New York Daily News have reported that the Mets have been working to sign ex-Nationals pitcher Tim Redding to a two-year deal...

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  12. Who Is Sean Green?

    Last week, Omar Minaya made a monumental trade that shuffled 12 players amongst three different teams. The most notable acquisition for the Mets out of the deal was their new set-up man; J.J...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 250 reads 1 comments

  13. Oliver Perez Pricing Himself Out Of Queens

    The more we hear about Oliver Perez, the more it sounds like he will not be gracing the mound when the Mets open up their brand new ball park, Citi Field...

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  14. Breaking News: CC Sabathia Agrees to be a Yankee

    ESPN, and Yankees.com is currently reporting that the Yankees have agreed in principal for a deal with coveted pitcher CC Sabathia. The deal will make Sabathia the league's richest pitcher as it is a seven year deal worth $160 million...

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  15. How To Fill the New York Mets' Left-Field Void?

    When asked about who could fill the void in the Mets' left field, many sports analysts will say one of two things. One solution they will give is a platoon of Daniel Murphy and Fernando Tatis...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 432 reads 3 comments

  16. Top Three Reasons I'm Thankful to Be a Mets Fan

    Over the years, there have been a number of influential and exciting moments in Mets history. In this article, I will list the top three moments that I am grateful for. Surprisingly, you will not find Mike Piazza's clutch home run after Sept...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about almost 6 years ago 413 reads 6 comments

  17. Murphy's Law: An In-Depth Look at Daniel Murphy

    In the summer of 2008, Daniel Murphy burst out onto the Major League Baseball scene, hitting .313 in 131 at-bats. However, heading into the 2008 season, Mets fans had no idea who Daniel Murphy was and what he was capable of doing at the plate...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 6 years ago 254 reads 1 comments

  18. Aaron Heilman: The Key To Huston Street?

    In a post for his Always Amazin' blog, Matthew Artus suggests that the Mets could obtain closer, Huston Street from the Colorado Rockies if they are willing to part with reliever Aaron Heilman...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 6 years ago 527 reads 1 comments

  19. Another West Coast Holliday: Matt Holliday Traded to Oakland Athletics

    SI.com's Jon Heyman is reporting that Matt Holliday has been traded to the Oakland Athletics. The players involved in the deal have not officially been revealed; however, Yahoo's Tim ...

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  20. Breaking Down The NY Mets' Bullpen: Pedro Feliciano

    As Mets fans already know, the past two seasons have been disastrous. No team's fan base has ever had to go through quite as much pain and suffering as the Mets's one has...

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  21. Who Is To Blame For Another New York Mets Late Season Collapse?

    The final game of the 2008 Mets' regular season felt the exact same way as it had the previous year. Heading into both games, the Mets were in a must win position in order to keep their playoff hopes alive...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 6 years ago 236 reads 1 comments

  22. Breaking Down The NY Mets' Bullpen: Joe Smith

    As Mets fans already know the past two seasons have been disastrous. No team's fan base has ever had to go through quite as much pain and suffering as the Mets's one has...

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  23. Breaking Down The NY Mets' Bullpen: Brian Stokes

    As Mets fans already know the past two seasons have been disastrous. No team's fan base has ever had to go through quite as much pain and suffering as the Mets's one has...

    Phil Hoops Written by Phil Hoops about 6 years ago 249 reads 4 comments