Showing posts with label Angel Pagan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Angel Pagan. Show all posts

Monday, January 16, 2012

San Francisco Giants and Angel Pagan Agree on 1 Year Deal

PaganAccording to ESPN, the San Francisco Giants and outfielder Angel Pagan agreed to a $4.85 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration.

Pagan was acquired during last month's winter meetings from the New York Mets for outfielder Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez.

The 30-year-old Pagan, who replaced mentor Carlos Beltran in center field while with New York, is a switch-hitter with speed. He batted .262 with seven home runs and 56 RBIs last season, down from .290 with 11 homers and 69 RBIs in 2010. Beltran moved to right field for the Mets in spring training before he was traded to the Giants in late July. After an injury-plagued stint in the Bay Area that saw the 2010 World Series champions miss the playoffs, Beltran departed to the St. Louis Cardinals on a two-year contract.

Pagan's deal includes $150,000 in performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 550, 600 and 650 plate appearances.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Reaction to revamped Bullpen and Angel Pagan's exit to left coast

First off let me tell you that had I stayed up, I would of reported all the Mets moves..So I apologize. Mets Chronicle does not pay the bills, but other things do..

That being said, Sandy Alderson said it best when he did not opt to go after a backup catcher, he wanted use that money to fix the pen and bring in multiple arms and he did. How much quality did Alderson get back?  Well with what monetary units he has to work with, it's almost amazing he got anything done..

The signing of  Frank Francisco was not a surprise , who Steve Popper (of the Bergen record) nailed it and said would be the closer of the Mets as Mets Chronicle posted.. Getting Jon Rauch too was a surprise.. I did not think were going to get both, but it was good to see Sandy and Crew upgrade the pen a bit.. The Mets have some attitude in the back of the bullpen again with Francisco and Rauch..


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Both off into the sunset

In a classic swap of players coming off disappointing seasons, the Mets dealt outfielder Angel Pagan in exchange for Giants Center Fielder Andres Torres and right-hander Ramon Ramirez Tuesday night.

All three players were eligible for arbitration and not certain to be tendered contracts by Monday’s deadline. The deal, the structure of which was first reported by Bay Area News Group, is pending a physical and might not become official until later this week.

Torres and Ramirez were hugely productive in 2010 while helping the Giants to the NL West title on their way to the World Series. Torres, in particular, emerged as a fan favorite because of his energy and gallantry, along with his gliding defense in center field. But he struggled mightily with physical and mental issues in 2011 and was no longer seen as an everyday solution.


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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mets likely to keep Angel Pagan and his salary........

The Mets signaled for the first part of the offseason that Angel Pagan likely was out, and that the organization was looking to go in a different direction in center field.

More recently, they have signaled that Pagan will not be non-tendered at the Dec. 12 deadline, meaning he would remain and get a raise from the $3.5 million he made in 2011.

One logical reason for the turnaround was evident Wednesday. David DeJesus, a credible alternative, signed a deal with the Cubs that guaranteed him $10 million over two years. That makes Pagan far more credible for an organization watching its bottom line.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mets will tender contracts to Angel Pagan and Mike Pelfrey

According to Jon Heyman of, the Mets will tender contracts to Angel Pagan and Mike Pelfrey.

Hardly a shock, as the Mets don't have quality alternatives for either player right now. Pagan stands to make between $4-5 million in his final year of arbitration while Pelfrey could make close to $6 million.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Rumor Mill: Angel Pagan, Chris Capuano

The Mets have discussed Angel Pagan as a non-tender candidate, but they intend to offer him arbitration, according to Heyman (on Twitter).

MLBTR projects a $4.7MM salary for the center fielder in 2012.

Meanwhile, Chris Capuano is looking for a two-year deal, but the Mets prefer one-year bargains (Twitter link).

Friday, November 04, 2011

2012 Mets Free Agent Focus: Center Field - Pagan Out, New Candidates In

Pagan has dropped the ball
According to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News, there is a uncertainty of Angel Pagan’s future with the Mets since his attempt to be Carlos Beltran’s replacement last season.

The team is still debating whether to cut ties with its center fielder.

If they decide to proceed without him, the Mets could shop Pagan and, if that fails, nontender him. In that scenario, which has been a solid possibility since midsummer, the Mets will likely seek a strong fielder - and an affordable one.

Team insiders - While noting that Pagan might still return, have not shot down the notion, and point out that Ankiel, the free agent who earned $1.5 million last season with the Washington Nationals, might be precisely the type of short-term replacement for Pagan that the Mets are seeking.

The difference in salary between Pagan, 30, and an alternative such as Ankiel is key. The Mets are trying to cut payroll by about $30 million, a project that requires trimming around many edges. Pagan is talented and enjoyed a breakout year in 2010, but will likely be awarded about $5 million in salary arbitration this winter.

Ankiel, 32, batted .239 last season, with a .296 on-base percentage and a cannon arm in the outfield. The offensive numbers are far from quality, but Pagan’s on-base percentage was just .322, he pursued fly balls in circuitous fashion and lobbed them toward the infield, all while alienating his manager and many teammates with what they perceived as a sour disposition.

Several times last season Terry Collins tried to connect with Pagan, calling him into the office and asking why he was sulking. A positive clubhouse presence the year before, Pagan seem troubled by his dip in performance in 2011. Although he enjoyed a far better season at the plate than Ankiel did, some Mets officials strongly believe that Pagan will not be a good fit next year.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mets News and Notes: Duda, Pagan, Bay, Wright, Parnell

Headaches continue to rack Lucas Duda, and Terry Collins indicated that he has the symptoms of a concussion. That is not the official diagnosis, but it does not sound.

“Lucas is unchanged,” Collins said. “I’ll be surprised if he plays again this year.”

Angel Pagan?

He’s still got symptoms related to whacking himself in the head with a bat last week. So it’s doubtful he’ll be back this year, too.

And Jason Bay is still suffering from a sinus infection.

He will visit a doctor again tomorrow, and hopefully be prescribed a new round of antibiotics.

And David Wright has the day off......... Which means . . . Willie Harris is batting third.

Bobby Parnell will get the chance to close today. Of course, Roy Halladay is pitching for the Phillies. So his chances to close this one out is slim to none..

Monday, August 22, 2011

Players that have cleared waivers and can be traded (barring a no-trade clause)

Here are some the players who cleared waivers. Once a player clears waivers, he can be traded to any team (barring a no-trade clause).

David DeJesus, Athletics - DeJesus has had a rough year but could at least be useful against right-handed pitching.

Hideki Matsui, Athletics - The Athletics have several waiver trade candidates, and Matsui's hot second half and low salary (owed less than $2MM the rest of the season) could make him a popular target.

Jason Bay, Mets - With Bay being owed at least $38.8MM through 2013, this was expected. It's only been 12 games, but Bay is at least having his first good month of 2011.

D.J. Carrasco, Mets - The Mets signed Carrasco to a two-year deal in December - their biggest acquisition of the offseason - but optioned him to Triple-A in April. He stayed there until mid-June.

Willie Harris, Mets - The versatile Harris has less than $200K left on his contract.

Angel Pagan, Mets - It's been a dismal year for Pagan, who may be in line for a non-tender after the season.

Chris Capuano, Mets - Capuano owns a 3.74 SIERA as of August 14th and earns only $1.5MM plus incentives, so it's hard to see why a few teams didn't place claims.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Let's Make a deal: Jason Bay, Chris Capuano, DJ Carrasco, Willie Harris, and Angel Pagan clear waivers

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Jason Bay,  Chris Capuano,  D.J. Carrasco, Willie Harris and  Angel Pagan have cleared waivers, a source told

That does not mean any of the players will get traded. It merely mean they are eligible to be traded to any of the other 29 teams this month.

Bay is only in the second season of a four-year, $66 million deal, so going unclaimed makes sense. If a team would have put in a claim, the Mets could just have unloaded Bay's contract on the other team by letting the claim go through. Similarly, but with far less money at stake, Carrasco is in the first season of a two-year, $2.4 million deal.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mets News and Notes: Pagan, Acosta

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Angel Pagan, who left Wednesday's game in the fourth inning with spasms and tightness in the middle of his back, hopes to return to the lineup Friday in Arizona -- provided he comes through the long flight to Phoenix OK. Pagan said he took a muscle-relaxing pill Wednesday night and only feels the back issue "a little bit" now.

Pagan told manager Terry Collins that he is available off the bench for Thursday's matinee series finale against the San Diego Padres.

"Much better than yesterday," Pagan said. "They gave me some muscle relaxer that helped a lot. He just wanted me to get some treatment because we've got a long flight to Arizona. I should be ready tomorrow -- and today if they need me later in the game."

In other news , Manny Acosta said the line drive that struck him in the right hand and cost him part of the nail on the pinkie did not result in a fracture. Acosta had an X-ray on Wednesday night.

Acosta was soaking the tip of the pinkie pregame Thursday to avoid infection.

Terry Collins said Acosta would have to be available for the series finale against the Padres because Bobby Parnell and Pedro Beato likely were too taxed recently to pitch. "We'll have to take a little blood on the ball," Collins joked about Acosta's missing fingernail.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Tim Hudson vs Mets: Reyes, Bay, and Pagan have hit him well in the past...

Reyes will be playing Batman for the Mets tonight!

Tim Hudson's Splits 2011 IPHRERBBSOWHIPERA
Last seven days7.0611050.861.29
vs NYM  8.01187291.637.88
vs. NL123.2106484128881.082.98

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Tim Hudson - (Career: 13-8, 3.66 ERA)
Jason Bay17 6 1 0 1 3 5 4 .353 .522 .588 1.110
Ike Davis9 2 1 0 0 0 3 2 .222 .417 .333 .750
Lucas Duda8 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .222 .250 .472
Scott Hairston3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Willie Harris17 3 1 0 0 1 3 5 .176 .300 .235 .535
Daniel Murphy7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571
Angel Pagan18 9 1 0 1 5 0 1 .500 .474 .722 1.196
Ronny Paulino13 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .154 .214 .154 .368
Jason Pridie2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jose Reyes64 19 4 0 2 5 3 7 .297 .328 .453 .781
Ruben Tejada4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
Josh Thole4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
Justin Turner3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
David Wright54 12 0 0 2 5 6 3 .222 .311 .333 .645

The Mets are hitting collectively lifetime .274 off of Hudson (minus Tejada/Davis). Only Mets currently on the roster to have had real success against Hudson are:  Jose Reyes (.297), Jason Bay (.353), and Angel Pagan (.500 ). Out of those three, they collectively have 4 of the 6 HR's against him with David Wright having the other 2.

Let's Go Mets!!! - Don't give up!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Angel Pagan will be back Wednesday, test came back ok..

According to Adam Rubin of, Angel Pagan said blood tests performed Monday found no abnormality that would account for the dizziness and fatigue that forced him from Sunday's game and recently had troubled him. Pagan assigned the fault to dehydration.

Terry Collins expected Pagan would return to the lineup Wednesday. Jason Pridie is starting a second straight game in center field Tuesday.

"I'm ready to go out there and start working out with the team," Pagan said. "I'm not in the lineup tonight, just to be cautious, so I can just go out there and move around. But tomorrow I will be in the lineup. We were just waiting for the results to be here to make sure there was nothing wrong. Thank god nothing is wrong."

Monday, July 25, 2011

Pagan ungergoes test for fatigue and dizziness

Mets outfielder Angel Pagan underwent testing on Monday to determine the cause of his recent in-game fatigue.

The team is awaiting results on the blood work of Pagan, who left Sunday's game in the fifth inning due to dizziness. Jason Pridie started in center field Monday evening in Pagan's place.

"For about a week now, in the middle of the game, he just starts to lose energy," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "We'll just give him a little checkup."

Pagan, who said Sunday that he does not consider the issue serious, is batting .232 with four home runs and 18 stolen bases in 71 games.

He has drawn mild rumors as a possible trade target for contenders prior to Sunday's non-waiver deadline.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mets News and Notes: Wright, Beltran, Wilpon, Santana, Pagan

Mets News and Notes:

David Wright:

David Wright, who last appeared in a major league game May 15, returns from the disabled list. He appeared in six games for Class A St. Lucie -- four at third base, two at DH -- during a rehab assignment in which he hit .476.

Terry Collins said he would bat Wright fourth against the Marlins on Friday.

With Ruben Tejada in Triple-A and Ike Davis relatively likely to miss the remainder of the season, Daniel Murphy manning first base and Justin Turner manning second base for the majority of games seems the most-likely scenario.

Beltran preferences :

Beltran would prefer to stay in the National League, where he is familiar with the opposing pitchers and he would not be used as a designated, a major league executive told

Beltran tells Newsday's David Lennon he will shy away from teams that want to use him at DH, and will judge where to accept a trade base on the quality of the pitching staff. Still, Beltran told Lennon going to the AL would not scuttle a trade.
"Right now, if it happens that I have to choose, ... then I have to sit down and say you know what, the decision will be based more on the chances of being able to say they have a good pitching staff," Beltran told Lennon.

"Remember, baseball is about pitching, so you want to be on a team where they have a good pitching staff, because those are the guys that are going to get you to the playoffs."
Bringing Back Beltran Next Year?

Sandy Alderson apparently is open to bringing back Beltran in 2012, even after trading him, according to David Waldstein in the Times. That sounds like a long shot, especially if the Mets are successful re-signing Jose Reyes.

Writes Waldstein:

According to two people in baseball familiar with the situation, the team contacted Scott Boras, Beltran’s agent, and asked if he would be amenable to that notion. They were informed that Beltran would be willing to consider the idea of re-signing with the Mets in the off-season, even if he is traded in the coming days. While a re-signing may never happen, especially considering the Mets’ financial problems, the idea that the team is sending out feelers about the possibility of Beltran returning demonstrates how far the Mets and the outfielder have come after their bitter dispute surrounding Beltran’s knee operation 18 months ago.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 97 - Cardinals at Mets - Pagan's walk-off wins it in the 10th

Final Score: New York 6, St. Louis 5 (10 innings)

The New York Mets never led against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night until Angel Pagan won it in the bottom of the 10th inning with a solo home run to right field in a 6-5 victory at Citi Field.

It was Pagan's fourth home run of the season for the Mets, who have won two straight and will look for a three-game sweep of the Cardinals on Thursday. Carlos Beltran, the subject of trade rumors with the deadline quickly approaching, belted a two-run homer in a winning effort.

Matt Holliday finished with three hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored, as the Cardinals suffered their third straight loss and seventh in 10 tries.

Box Score: Click Here

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mets Best Running Team in the Majors

Jose Reyes narrowly made it to first base on a grounder that never left the infield, stole second, advanced to third on a fly out and dashed home on a passed ball.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the analytics company- Baseball Info Solutions measures each major league team's overall contribution on the basepaths by looking at its success in three areas: stolen bases, avoiding double plays and taking extra bases while avoiding being thrown out. By adding extra baserunning advances and steals, subtracting for baserunning outs and unsuccessful steal attempts and comparing the total to the major-league average- BIS calculates each teams net gain on the basepaths.

Entering Monday, the Mets led the majors with a +60 net gain. Running begins with Reyes.

He has 14 triples leads the majors by a wide margin, and has 28 stolen bases entering Monday ranked second. But just about every Mets position player has shown an ability to steal a base on occasion. Angel Pagan has 11 steals, and 10 other players have at least one.

The result: The Mets entered Monday tied for the major-league lead with 77 stolen bases. And they have been successful on 78% of steal attempts, which was tied for the third-highest mark in baseball.

Vote for Reyes to start as NL shortstop in the 2011 Allstar game here

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rain washes out Pagan's rehab trip in Buffalo

The Bisons game tonight were Angel Pagan was supposed to get rehab start was rained out.

Pagan was scheduled to bat leadoff and play center field for the Herd.

Manager Tim Teufel said no decision has been made on whether Pagan will stay with the Herd and play Friday, or whether he'll rejoin the Mets for their series with Philadelphia.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pagan will be activated Friday from DL

According to Adam Rubin of, Mets manager Terry Collins said this afternoon that Angel Pagan will play one game with Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday before being activated from the disabled list for Friday’s series opener against the Phillies.

Pagan has been sidelined since April 21 with a strained left oblique. He was on the verge of returning earlier this month, but was shut down after feeling more pain in his side. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, two walks a run scored in a rehab game with High-A St. Lucie earlier this afternoon and is batting .263 (5-for-19) with one home run, one double and two RBI during his most recent rehab assignment.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Injury Updates: Davis and Pagan healing well, Wright might be longer than expected

The Mets are taking their time returning injured position players Ike Davis, Angel Pagan and David Wright into action. This is a measure of their "prevention and recovery" philosophy they adopted after the 2009 injury plagued season.

Ike Davis, a first baseman, has begun fielding ground balls and taking swings in Port St. Lucie, Fla., but he has not yet run on his sprained left ankle.

Manager Terry Collins said that he doesn't expect Davis to play in any rehab games, but the first baseman isn't likely to play until a few days after he can come off the 15-day disabled list on Thursday.

"I want to make sure the foot's OK first," Collins said. "I want to make sure that he's moving, not that Ike's the fastest guy, anyway. But I want to make sure, because the quickness and his defense are a big part of his game."

Also in St. Lucie is Pagan, who is batting .250 with a home run in his past four rehab games with the Class A team. Collins said that the right fielder, out with a strained left oblique since April 21, would play with St. Lucie through Wednesday before moving up to Triple-A.

He expects Pagan to be back with the Mets shortly after.

Collins was less sure when Wright will make his return. The third baseman has not undertaken any physical activity since May 15, the last game he played before being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back. Collins does not yet know whether Wright will take part in a rehab stint in St. Lucie.

"I don't think you can say it's three days or two weeks," Collins said. "The healing process in that situation is the stress fracture. He'll probably have to do a lot of exercises to make sure the muscles around that area are strong."

Friday, May 20, 2011

Angel Pagan on the comeback trail from DL

Angel Pagan is nearing a return from the disabled list, but Terry Collins said he's unsure whether the center fielder will be activated after two more games with Class A St. Lucie. The alternative appears to be having Pagan make an intermediate stop with Triple-A Buffalo to face higher-caliber pitching.

Since resuming a rehab assignment, Pagan has played two games with St. Lucie, going 1-for-8 with a homer and a walk. He played seven innings in center field Wednesday, then served as DH in a Thursday matinée.

"He's going to play a couple of more games and we're going to see how his progress is to decide whether or not he's ready to come here, or do we need to move him to Buffalo or someplace else," Collins said. "I always believe there's nothing wrong with seeing a little bit better caliber pitching before you come back here. So Sandy [Alderson] and I will talk about that."
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