Showing posts with label 2013 Free Agent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 Free Agent. Show all posts

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Breaking News: Mets reach deal with RHP Shaun Marcum


The New York Mets, who had been the lone team not to sign a free agent to a major league contract this winter, have agreed to terms with right-hander Shaun Marcum.

Marcum, 31, will get a one-year deal contingent on passing a physical, a major league source confirmed. CBSSports and Fox reported the deal earlier Thursday.

He would fill the void left after NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays and join Johan Santana, Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese and Dillon Gee in the Mets' rotation.

Marcum's Stats
Year Age Tm W L ERA G SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
2005 23 TOR 0 0 0.00 5 0 8.0 6 0 0 0 4 4
2006 24 TOR 3 4 5.06 21 0 78.1 87 44 44 14 38 65
2007 25 TOR 12 6 4.13 38 1 159.0 149 76 73 27 49 122
2008 26 TOR 9 7 3.39 25 0 151.1 126 60 57 21 50 123
2010 28 TOR 13 8 3.64 31 0 195.1 181 84 79 24 43 165
2011 29 MIL 13 7 3.54 33 0 200.2 175 84 79 22 57 158
2012 30 MIL 7 4 3.70 21 0 124.0 116 57 51 16 41 109
7 Yrs 57 36 3.76 174 1 916.2 840 405 383 124 282 746
162 Game Avg. 12 8 3.76 37 0 193 177 85 81 26 59 157
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/24/2013.

Mets Rumors: No Hairston, Mets Looking at Bourn to upgrade outfield


Free agent Scott Hairston, whose power from the right side made him a potential fit for both the Mets and the Yankees, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cubs.

But the Mets reportedly have moved on, exploring the idea of signing Michael Bourn.

The free-agent centerfielder may still remain out of the Mets' price range. But the Mets, according to a Daily News report, are working to clear one major hurdle that stands in the way of any agreement with Bourn.

By rule, the Mets would have to surrender their 11th overall draft pick in June as compensation if they were to sign Bourn.

However, the top 10 picks in the draft are protected by rule, and the Mets are looking to see if their pick qualifies for protection because it originally was within the top 10. The Mets were bumped out of the top 10 only after the Pirates were awarded a draft pick as compensation for not signing first-rounder Mark Appel last year.

But even if the Mets get their draft pick protected, Bourn may prove to be out of their price range....

Mets could use a lead off guy that gets on base and steals bases, remember the more times your team is in scoring position the more runs you can possibly score, period...

But the Mets lack a right-handed bat to compensate David Wright in the Lineup... Upton would be a better fit, but looks as though the Mets are out of reach..

Mets miss the boat on outfielder, Scott Hairston sails to Cubs


According to ESPN Chicago, the Chicago Cubs have signed free agent outfielder Scott Hairston to a two-year contract worth up to $6 million, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.

Hairston will fit into the Cubs' mix as a platoon corner outfielder.

The other teams that had been talking to Hairston's agent were the New York Mets, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves.

The 32-year-old Hairston's deal includes incentive clauses that could increase the value to $6 million, pending a physical.

Hairston who played for the Mets in 2012, put up his best power numbers. The outfielder had 48 extra-base hits, including a career-high 20 home runs, in just 377 at-bats.

Hairston made $1.1 million last season before becoming a free agent for the first time in his career. He most likely will platoon with left-handed hitters Nate Schierholtz in right field and David DeJesus in center.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mets need to get Scott Hairston Back!


The Mets pulled off a small move getting Collin Cowgill from the A's yesterday as they move to build the 2013 Mets Offense.. Cowgill's upside is he plays all three outfield positions and he hits lefties at a .298 clip.. The Mets are going to give Mr. Cowgill the go , but is that enough?


The Mets need to sign Scott Hairston or someone with similar righty pop that the Mets vs lefties lack that can make the difference... The Mets were 21-38 vs lefties and most of those wins were contributed by Hairston's ability to mash lefties..  Hairston hit .286, with 11 HR's and 30 RBI's

There have been reports that Scott Hairston wants to comeback to the Mets , but the Mets do not want to cave in and give a 2yr contract... With Jason Bay out of the picture this can give Hairston a better shot at better numbers..

He is probably the Mets best option out there to fit the Mets budget and needs at this time. Cody Ross would have to rank as the second outfielder that I would consider, but don't think he wants to be here.

Another option as a bench player I would not mind seeing in a Mets uniform and who might not cost much is OF/IF Alfredo Amezaga..Who is a free agent.. He is not a power hitting outfielder, but a fiesty, switch hitting, slap hitting utility player who can almost anywhere..

Hairston's Numbers:
Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
2004 24 ARI NL 101 364 339 39 84 15 6 13 29 3 3 21 88 .248
2005 25 ARI NL 15 20 20 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .100
2006 26 ARI NL 9 16 15 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .400
2007 27 TOT NL 107 294 263 37 64 18 2 11 36 2 0 26 55 .243
2007 27 ARI NL 76 199 176 21 39 13 1 3 16 2 0 19 37 .222
2007 27 SDP NL 31 95 87 16 25 5 1 8 20 0 0 7 18 .287
2008 28 SDP NL 112 362 326 42 81 18 3 17 31 3 1 28 84 .248
2009 29 TOT MLB 116 464 430 50 114 27 2 17 64 11 3 25 83 .265
2009 29 SDP NL 56 216 197 26 59 14 1 10 29 8 1 17 45 .299
2009 29 OAK AL 60 248 233 24 55 13 1 7 35 3 2 8 38 .236
2010 30 SDP NL 104 336 295 34 62 10 0 10 36 6 1 31 69 .210
2011 31 NYM NL 79 145 132 20 31 8 1 7 24 1 1 11 34 .235
2012 32 NYM NL 134 398 377 52 99 25 3 20 57 8 2 19 83 .263
9 Yrs 777 2399 2197 276 543 124 17 95 279 34 11 162 507 .247
162 Game Avg. 162 500 458 58 113 26 4 20 58 7 2 34 106 .247
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/19/2012.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Catcher Rob Johnson is a free agent



Catcher Rob Johnson is a free agent after being removed from the Mets' 40-man roster, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Johnson, 30, appeared in 17 games for the Mets this year plus 45 contests for their Triple-A affiliate.
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