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Break Glass In Case Of Aroldis Chapman

By: metstradamus | December 18, 2018 Chris Russo would love what the Mets did on Monday. You see, the only way he evaluates players is “what does he do in a big spot?”. The way Rajai Davis showed himself in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, Mad Dog would probably have 13 Rajai Davises on his team any day of the week. His team would probably go 75-87, hence no big spots for any of the Davises. But to have one Rajai Davis isn’t a bad thing, and the Mets will find that out as they have signed...

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Thanks Derek, But We're Set

By: metstradamus | December 16, 2018 Well it didn’t wind up to be Yasmani Grandal as I requested, but the Mets went and got themselves a catcher without paying Manhattan studio apartment prices to Derek Jeter for J.T. Realmuto. Source: #Mets are in agreement with Wilson Ramos. Pending physical. — Daniel Álvarez Montes (@DaniAlvarez_16) December 16, 2018 Mets have a two-year deal with catcher Wilson Ramos, source confirms to Yahoo Sports. First with the agreement was @DaniAlvarez_16. Another club out of the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 16, 2018 My concern with Ramos instead of Grandal...

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The 80's: Coming To a Batting Cage Near You

By: metstradamus | December 16, 2018 For those of you that pay attention to batting philosophies on December 15th (the circle on that Venn Diagram would be filled with New York football fans whose seasons have been long over for months), have I got a tweet for you! Well, Mike Puma has a tweet for you … Heard the Mets will have a shift in hitting approach under Chili Davis. Previously, Mets had hitters using one kind of swing, regardless of situation. Davis will implement different swings for different situations, with goal of more balls put in play. —...

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Just Sign Yasmani Grandal Already …

By: metstradamus | December 15, 2018 This past week reminded me why I have come to hate the Winter Meetings. First, it’s usually in a beautiful locale which I’m jealous not to be at. Second, it has become less about things getting done and more about breathless rumors being thrown around on Twitter. By now, we should know that when 32 GM’s get together in the same hotel, everything and everybody is going to be talked about in terms of trades and contracts. But when packaged a certain way, we get really excited/nervous for nothing … especially when every...

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Noah Syndergaard is an SNY Truther!

By: metstradamus | December 15, 2018 Sometimes, athletes get involved in wild conspiracy theories. Whether it’s in jest (Steph Curry/Moon Landing), or temporary insanity (Kyrie Irving/Shape Of The Earth), these things do happen. Well, the latest sports conspiracy is that Mets owned television station SNY seems a little too eager to report that Noah Syndergaard has a real chance of being traded to the Yankees, or the Padres, or wherever. It is probably just a wild conspiracy that was created by circumstance, coincidence, and differently framed language. But the conspiracy seems to have one very important believer: My mother...

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Adam Jones: Good For America, Good For Baseball … Good For the Mets?

By: metstradamus | December 13, 2018 Adam Jones reached a career pinnacle in early 2017 when he led Team USA to the World Baseball Classic championship with bat and glove. Now there’s a chance that he could join a team that has more often than not been the Guantanamo Bay of Baseball: The New York Mets. Don’t discount it: The Mets and Jones have talked indirectly: Count Adam Jones among the right-handed outfielders the Mets have checked in on. Jones, a five-time All-Star, attended the Winter Meetings, but the Mets didn’t talk to him in person. Now 33 years...

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Back In The Family

By: metstradamus | December 13, 2018 Good morning. The Mets signed a reliever. You might know him. Free agent reliever Jeurys Familia has agreed to a deal with the New York Mets, sources familiar with the deal tell Yahoo Sports. Deal is pending a physical. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 13, 2018 Jeurys Familia’s deal with the Mets is for three years and $30 million. Again, that’s pending a physical. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) December 13, 2018 This continues the Mets streak of trading a player away for almost nothing, then resigning that player to say “Hey, we may...

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