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Author: Mike Phillips

It Sure Sounds Like the New York Mets Are Shopping In The Fruit and Nuts Section Again

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog It Sure Sounds Like the New York Mets Are Shopping In The Fruit and Nuts Section Again New York Mets’ General Manager Sandy Alderson arrived in Orlando for the Winter Meetings, and he took the opportunity to address his team’s position in the Hot Stove Season. The fan base was lathered up after watching their cross town rivals essentially buy Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. Alderson didn’t offer up much to calm down the masses, hinting at a very quiet winter for a team with a lot of needs. Nov 8, 2016; Scottsdale,...

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Winter Meetings Preview: New York Mets Edition

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Winter Meetings Preview: New York Mets Edition Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings kick off tomorrow, and there should be a ton of action in Orlando. The Hot Stove season has been ice cold so far as most teams were waiting for the two biggest dominoes to fall: the arrival of two way Japanese star Shohei Otani and the trade saga of Giancarlo Stanton. Both of those dominoes fell over the weekend, clearing the way for some excitement as baseball’s top executives and agents descend on Disney World this week. Here are some storylines to keep...

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Good News, Bad News For New York Mets As Giancarlo Stanton Goes To The Bronx

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Good News, Bad News For New York Mets As Giancarlo Stanton Goes To The Bronx The offseason’s two biggest road blocks have been cleared over the weekend. After Shohei Otani signed with the Los Angeles Angels yesterday, the spurned New York Yankees took the spotlight back by essentially buying Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the deal will see the Yankees send back Starlin Castro and two prospects to Miami to complete the deal. The Marlins will pay roughly $35 million of the deal to the Yankees, who...

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What Should The New York Mets’ Priorities Be This Winter?

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog What Should The New York Mets’ Priorities Be This Winter? The offseason has been very quiet so far. Aside from Mike Minor signing with the Texas Rangers, no major free agent has found a new home. Most of the action on the ice cold Hot Stove has been held up by the sagas of Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Otani, but things should pick up at the Winter Meetings next week. The Mets have a lot of need areas, but they are operating with a limited budget to improve the roster. Keeping that in mind,...

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Kevin Plawecki May Be Inheriting The New York Mets’ Santa Curse

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Kevin Plawecki May Be Inheriting The New York Mets’ Santa Curse Every year, the New York Mets hold a holiday party at Citi Field. One of the team’s players dresses up as Santa Claus to help provide some excitement for the children in attendance. Ordinarily being chosen to play Santa would be an honor, but that role has become cursed for the Mets. Kevin Plawecki is rumored to be donning the suit for the Mets this year, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports, following in the footsteps of Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard, who will be at the...

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New York Mets’ Target Mike Minor Signs With Texas Rangers

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog New York Mets’ Target Mike Minor Signs With Texas Rangers The ice cold Hot Stove finally appears to be gaining some steam. The pitching market, in particular, has started to move as the first significant free agent signed yesterday. Left hander Mike Minor, who was a target of the New York Mets for their bullpen, signed a multi-year deal with the Texas Rangers. The plan for the Rangers is to use Minor as a starter, Ken Rosenthal of the Atlantic reports, which is interesting since the Kansas City Royals had just converted Minor to...

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Report: Mets Unlikely To Add Starting Pitcher After Missing Out on Shohei Otani

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Report: Mets Unlikely To Add Starting Pitcher After Missing Out on Shohei Otani The New York Mets missed the boat on Shohei Otani, but it doesn’t appear as if there is a plan B in terms of the starting rotation. Otani chose not to put the Mets (or any East Coast team) among the finalists for his services, leaving the Mets out in the cold as they look to upgrade their pitching staff. Mets’ General Manager Sandy Alderson said late in the season that he would consider adding an innings eater to upgrade his...

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New York Mets Want To Recruit Shohei Otani, But He Doesn’t Want Them

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog New York Mets Want To Recruit Shohei Otani, But He Doesn’t Want Them The Shohei Otani derby is heating up, and the landscape is becoming interesting. The New York Mets were planning a pursuit of Otani, as SNY contributor Andy Martino reports that they did complete Otani’s questionnaire to prospective teams. The questionnaire was designed by Otani’s agent in order to find his best fit in the majors, and the Mets were planning on making a pitch to Otani about why they would be the best fit for him. The whole sweepstakes took an...

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