Showing posts with label Fox Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fox Sports. Show all posts

Monday, May 07, 2012

Fox Sports: Tejada expected to land on the disabled list, but will he?

According to Fox Sports, Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada appeared set for the disabled list after negative MRI exam results on the strained right quadriceps he suffered Sunday, a team source told the New York Post.

Tejada will be further examined Monday but was regarded as "very likely" to be sidelined, the source said.

Tejada's spike caught in the clay as he legged out a bunt single with two outs in the fourth inning of the Mets' 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

He stumbled onto first base, laying motionless for a minute before being helped off the field and replaced by Justin Turner. Tejada also sustained facial bruises on the play.

The Mets source confirmed MRI exam results on the shortstop were "not good" but added, "The final decision won't be made until he's evaluated. Tejada still thinks he can play in a few days."

Manager Terry Collins said Tejada did not believe the injury was as severe as the groin woes that cost him a week in spring training.

"I don't know how bad it's going to be. If they think it's going to be five, six days, we'd probably have to make some move to get somebody here," Collins said, adding that the Mets could go up to four days with Turner at shortstop and David Wright as the backup.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Selig giving Mets Ownership the wait and see approach about their finances

According to's  Ken Rosenthal, the Mets ownership is getting the Selig’s wait-and-see approach, while this may be frustrating to many Mets fans, is no different than his approach on most issues. He prefers teams to resolve their own problems, without interference from the commissioner.

Selig is betting that the Mets’ picture will become clearer over the next several months — and he indeed may be proved correct.

The way the Mets see it, they are on the verge of raising $200 million from minority investors. That money will help them pay back a $25 million loan to baseball, a $40 million bridge loan to Bank of America and part of a $375 million loan on the team.

The Mets also believe they will prevail over Irving Picard, the trustee for the victims of Bernard L. Madoff. Picard initially sought $1 billion in claims against Wilpon and his co-owner, Saul Katz, but U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff already has knocked down that figure.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rumor Mill: Video - Fox's Ken Rosenthal talks about Carlos Beltran trade Rumors to Atlanta

<a href="" target="_new" title="">MLB on FOX: Tribe talking trade?</a>

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rumor Mill: Mets looking for 2 or 3 quality prospects for Beltran

The return for Francisco Rodriguez was minimal – two minor leaguers to be named, neither of whom is expected to be a quality prospect.

According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal,  the Mets believe that Carlos Beltran can bring them two or three quality youngsters in a trade, depending upon how much money they include in the deal.

The Giants appear to be active suitors for Beltran – “I guess we’re in talks with them about Beltran,” closer Brian Wilson said after the All-Star Game.

Beltran, though, has a full no-trade clause. Unlike Rodriguez, who could not block his trade to the Brewers, Beltran can effectively choose his next team in conjunction with his agent, Scott Boras.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Mets sign Miguel Batista to minor league contract

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Mets have signed RHP Miguel Batista to a minor league contract.

Batista was released by the Cardinals in June, as he went 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA in 26 appearances and one start, walking 19 batters and allowing 27 hits in 29 1/3 innings this season.

The 40 year old Batista has played for the Diamondbacks, Nationals, Mariners, Blue Jays, Royals, Pirates, Cardinals, Cubs and Marlins over his 17 year career. He’s 99-112 with a 4.51 ERA, and has served as both a starter and a reliever in his career.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Investigation into the Mets financials could lead to open MLB books

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Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of warn that the current litigation into the Wilpons’ involvement in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme may result in an exposure of MLB’s financial records.

Here’s what one former club president had to say:
“This is bad news for the Mets and everyone in baseball. Because of revenue sharing, everybody’s a partner of everyone else in a greater way than ever before. The discovery process and document searches aren’t going to be confined only to the Mets. This will get back to MLB.”

Rosenthal and Morosi paint one hypothetical scenario where the Mets may have cut a check from a Madoff-funded account in order to satisfy an obligation to MLB, such as the revenue-sharing system. Irving Picard could then ask MLB to tell him where the money was applied.

You can bet that MLB would do their best to keep this information under wraps, but Rosenthal and Morosi write that it would become public knowledge in the event of a trial. This is one of the reasons why commissioner Bud Selig is reportedly hoping for a settlement.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rosenthal: Melvin will not be the next manager

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has released a statement via twitter:

Melvin will not be Mets' next manager. All signs point toward Collins. Not yet confirmed.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Video: Free Agent Bargains

Fox Sports' Jim Bowden gives us a look at  some cheap free agent bargains..

Pedro Feliciano makes the cut under cheap relievers.


<a href="" target="_new" title="">Bowden: Free Agent bargains</a>

Mets Rumors: Macha on the bench?, Beltran maybe to the AL?, Minaya's future

According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal :

Regarding Macha:
Former A's and Brewers manager Ken Macha could emerge as a candidate to join the Mets' coaching staff, perhaps even as bench coach, if the team hires Terry Collins as its next manager. Macha and Collins were teammates in the Pirates minor league system in 1972-73. Macha knows the NL from managing the Brewers the past two seasons. Collins hasn't managed in the majors since '99.

Regarding Minaya:
No word yet on the future of former Mets GM Omar Minaya, who was fired with two years left on his contract. Minaya will meet with new GM Sandy Alderson to discuss a potential role, but no decision's expected before the holidays. The Mets would benefit from Minaya returning to his scouting roots and helping the team with his ties in Latin America.

Regarding Beltran's trade possibilities:
Add the Mets' Carlos Beltran to the list of potential OF/DH solutions for AL clubs such as the White Sox and Rangers. To trade Beltran, the Mets would need to assume a significant portion of his $18.5 million salary for 2011. Beltran, 33, has a full no-trade clause, but probably would jump to play in a hitter-friendly park in his walk year.

All three of these rumors I love especially the one about Beltran. 

Video: Inside the GM Meetings, What Goes on There?

Jim Bowden of Fox Sports and former GM of the Reds gives us his inside look at what goes on at the GM Meetings.

By the way the last line is the best, but maybe the wrong choice of words....

<a href="" target="_new" title="Bowden: Inside GM meetings">Video: Bowden: Inside GM meetings</a>
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