Showing posts with label Giants. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giants. Show all posts

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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Friday, September 16, 2011

Carlos Beltran says the Giants need Jose Reyes

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY said that Carlos Beltran may not remain with the San Francisco Giants in 2012. Regardless, he thinks the team should make a run at Jose Reyes as a free agent.

In fact, Beltran believes a bat like Reyes is needed for him to want to re-sign with the Giants.

"The first option for this team should be finding a guy who's a leadoff batter," Beltran said in the San Francisco Chronicle. "Then, if you want to add another bat, I could be the second option.

"I think that's what I see from this year, the time that I've been here. We've had great pitching, a great bullpen. At the end of the day, the issue here has been, the team doesn't score runs. The only way you can manufacture runs is to have a guy at the top of the lineup who gets on base, steals bases and makes the job easier for the guys behind."

Monday, August 08, 2011

Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup for Giants

According to the NY Post, Giants right fielder Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup for Monday night’s series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates because of an injured right hand.

Beltran came out of Sunday’s 3-1 win over the Phillies after experiencing a sharp pain in the top of his hand while striking out swinging to end the sixth inning. X-rays were negative but Beltran had a hard time gripping the bat.

Nate Schierholtz was starting in right in place of Beltran, batting fifth.

Beltran was listed as day to day. He is batting .244 with a double, two triples and two RBIs in 11 games for the Giants since being acquired in a trade from the Mets on July 28.

Alderson looks like a genius more and more everyday

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rumors becoming reality, Beltran on the verge to Giants for Wheeler

All the rumors are becoming reality.....According to the NY Times, the Mets and the San Francisco Giants are on the verge of completing a trade that will send Carlos Beltran and cash to the Giants in exchange for a top prospect who is likely to be Zack Wheeler, a right-handed pitcher taken in the first round of the 2009 draft.

The Mets get the 6-foot-3 Wheeler, 21, is in his second season of minor league ball. He is 7-5 this season with a 3.99 earned run average for the Class A San Jose Giants.

In recent days, teammates of Beltran and staff members of the Mets had become increasingly convinced that San Francisco would be Beltran’s destination, at least in part because he seemed very open to playing there. And where Beltran wanted to play was important because he had a full no-trade clause in his contract and thus had the right to veto any deal he did not like.

Rumor Mill: Carlos Beltran and Cash for Giants Pitching Prospect Zach Wheeler

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post (Tweets),  So if nothing happens to scuttle in next 24 hours it is Beltran and cash for just Wheeler.

Zach Wheeler is listed as the number 2 prospect in the Giants Minor-League Organization

Here is some footage of Wheeler:

Rumors Mill: Carlos Beltran is close to being traded to the San Francisco Giants , but for who?

Olney tweets that Giants pitching prospect Zack Wheeler is expected to be the centerpiece in the trade.

Brown and Jonathan Sanchez are not in the deal, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

The Mets will likely receive two other players in addition to Brown, tweets Newsday's Ken Davidoff.  He says the trade could be announced later today or early tomorrow.

Carlos Beltran is going to the Giants, tweets Yahoo's Tim Brown, with logistics being worked out. Just minor details remain, tweets SI's Jon Heyman.

ESPN's Buster Olney tweets that the two teams are at the one-yard line, while Brown reminds us that a 24-hour waiting period applies since Beltran has a full no-trade clause.  The Phillies are just barely hanging on for Beltran, according to multiple reports.

A key development may have been the Giants' willingness to include center field prospect Gary Brown, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Rumor Mill: Updated Beltran Rumors

The Rangers and Giants appear to be ahead of the Phillies and Braves in pursuit of Beltran, according to's Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter). As Crasnick points out, everything can change quickly.

There isn't much confidence within the industry that the Mets will obtain a top prospect for Beltran, according to Newsday's Ken Davidoff.

Beltran said yesterday that he has had "zero" contact with GM Sandy Alderson regarding possible trades, according to Newsday's David Lennon (on Twitter).

The Phillies have cooled on the idea of trading for Beltran, according to's Jayson Stark.

Beltran told Mike Puma of the New York Post, "I have not told (the Mets) I won't play for an American 
League team. I don't know where that is coming from" (Twitter link).  Beltran said he's fine with the American League as long as he doesn't have to DH.

There's no sign of the Mets dropping their price on Beltran, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A look at Giants Prospect (OF) Francisco Peguero

According to a report by Yahoo's Jeff Passan , the Mets seem interested in Outfielder Francisco Peguero. So I decided to look up some scouting reports and video.

So Here it is:

Scouting Report For Francisco Peguero

Born 6/1/1988 -(23 years old) OF, San Francisco Giants

A speedy outfielder in the Giants' system, Dominican Francisco Peguero is a solid defender with developing on-base skills. After he put on a clinic at low-A Augusta in 2009 (.340/.359/.437) he did the same at high-A San Jose last year, slashing .329/.358/.488 while stealing 40 bases.

A line drive hitter whose build doesn't suggest future power (he's shaped more or less like Eugenio Velez, though he hits exclusively from the right side),

Peguero will have to keep reaching base at a high clip in order to contribute. He's got some distance to close, too: despite the nice batting average, his walk rate is too low, and he is getting caught stealing a frightfully high percentage of the time.

Here is some footage of  Peguero hitting a walk-off Grand Slam:

Rumor Mill: San Fran's OF Gary Brown is the centerpiece to Mets deal for Beltran?

Mike Silva of  NY Baseball Digest  says there are reports swirling that Carlos Beltran is headed to San Francisco.

According  to Silva, the main piece in the deal could be San Jose outfielder Gary Brown.

Brown is the first round pick of the Giants from 2010. He was the Big West Conference Player of the Year for Cal State Fullerton that year as well.

2010 Draft Scouting Report:

Gary Brown - OF
Cal State Fullerton, Jr.

Birthdate: 8/27/1988
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Scout's report filed: 3/2/10
Game(s): San Diego

Scouting Report

Friday, July 22, 2011

Rumor Mill: Some Prospects the Mets might be looking at to get the deal done for Beltran

The Mets are in the hunt for the perfect solution for Carlos Beltran. Where he ends up? Who Knows,  but to the best of my knowledge of all the data I compiled from all the articles I have posted I have come up with this:
  • The Mets will look to trade Carlos Beltran to a NL Team. Carlos Beltran has stated that he would like to stay in the NL because he has seen most of the pitchers and he does not want to DH.

So with that, the Mets Front Runners for Beltran are Giants, Phillies, Braves (Based on all articles and rumors reports).

Brandon Belt
The Mets are believed to be looking for Top Prospects in exchange for Carlos Beltran's services. The Mets will also pay the remaining 6 to 7 Million left on Carlos' Contract.

Here are some of the Top Prospects from each of the Giants, Phillies and Braves organizations that the Mets will be looking at to get the deal done:

San Fransisco Giants Top 5 Prospects with Ratings by John Sickels 

1) Brandon Belt, 1B, Grade A-
2) Gary Brown, OF, Grade B
3) Zack Wheeler, RHP, Grade B
4) Francisco Peguero, OF, Grade B-
5) Thomas Neal, OF, Grade B-

Rumors:’s Jon Heyman believes the Mets are interested in Giants 1B prospect Brandon Belt, RHP Zach Wheeler or OF Gary Brown.

Philadelphia  Phillies Top 5  Prospects with Ratings by John Sickels

1) Domonic Brown, OF, Grade A
2) Jonathan Singleton, 1B, Grade B+
3) Brody Colvin, RHP, Grade B+
4) Jarred Cosart, RHP, Grade B, Borderline B+
5) Trevor May, RHP, Grade B

Rumors:  Mets have been rumored to have interest in Domonic Brown

Atlanta Braves Top 5 Prospects with Ratings by John Sickels

1) Julio Teheran, RHP, Grade A
2) Freddie Freeman, 1B, Grade A-
3) Mike Minor, LHP, Grade A-
4) Randall Delgado, RHP, Grade B+
5) Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, Grade B

Rumors: NY Baseball Digest's Mike Silva thinks Mike Minor can be the Mets best Move

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rumor Mill: Number of teams interested in Carlos Beltran gets narrowed to 5 or 6

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is narrowing the field on possible destinations for outfielder Carlos Beltran, sources said Wednesday.

By Wednesday evening, the day after Alderson provided him with a short list of interested teams he believed could fulfill the Mets’ wishes and provide Beltran another shot at the post-season.

Beltran had not ruled out any of those clubs, believed to be the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and, perhaps, the New York Yankees.

Brown Outlines the Possible Destinations:

Rumor Mill: Giants have diminishing interest in Carlos Beltran

According to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News, the Giants openly flirted with Carlos Beltran when the Mets visited San Francisco this month, and closer Brian Wilson recruited the Mets outfielder at the All-Star Game, but the teams are experiencing difficulty matching up in a trade.

According to a person with knowledge of the Giants’ thinking, San Francisco’s current position is that it is willing to assume most or all of the $6 million owed to Beltran for the remainder of the season, but does not want to part with a high-end prospect in exchange for a half-season rental. The Mets, as we know, are holding out for talent, and are willing to pay the salary.

This is a reversal for San Francisco; earlier in the season, Giants insiders said that the team had limited in-season payroll flexibility. But due to robust attendance and other factors, the team appears more interested in spending than in diminishing its farm system, the source said Thursday.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rumor Mill: Beltran for Top Prospect , Izzy to Arizona?

Here are some of the Rumors that ESPN's Buster Olney have compiled in his latest blog:

Buster Olney says that a high-ranking official told him the "dam is about ready to burst on the trade market." The number of phone calls is multiplying and everyone is getting more serious. "I think that once July 24 hits, that's when you're going to see a bunch of things happen," said an AL official. "There's a lot of talk."

In that, the Tigers continue to look for high-end starters, not the third and fourth starter types that flood the market. They had scouts at Ubaldo Jimenez's most recent start.

On the Mets Front, Olney says the Mets are insisting on a top prospect in return for Carlos Beltran. He adds that pressure on the Giants to add a bat is decreasing as their division lead continues to grow.

The Diamondbacks are focused on less expensive relief pitchers, like Brad Ziegler and Jason Isringhausen.

Rumor Mill: Carlos Beltran is one step closer to San Francisco?

Carlos Beltran could be on the move..
According to Mike Cardano at the X-Log:
The Mets lost to the first place Philadelphia Phillies Friday night 7-2 moving them back to the .500 mark at 46-46, 12 games off the pace in the NL East and 8.5 games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL Wild Card race. With five teams in front of them, unless the Mets close out the last two weeks in July with a flurry and also close the gap in the Wild Card, you can be certain that the Mets will be sellers at the MLB Trading Deadline. Even if the Mets finish the month well above .500, if the teams ahead of them do well and they can meaningfully close the Wild Card gap, the Mets will still be sellers.

Bruce Bochy already as Beltran’s name written onto a lineup card playing right field and hitting clean-up for the San Francisco Giants, he’s just waiting to find out what date to put on the lineup card. That match between Beltran and the Giants is a perfect one for all sides. Beltran is a double’s machine, a perfect fit for the Giants anemic offense and San Francisco definitely has the prospects to give in return.
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