Showing posts with label Ken Rosenthal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ken Rosenthal. Show all posts

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mets Rumors: Rosenthal: Mets Looking at young middle infielders

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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Video: Rosenthal says the Mets would make sense as a destination for Andre Ethier

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says the Mets would make sense as a destination for Andre Ethier of the Dodgers.

With Johan Santana, Jason Bay and Frank Francisco coming off the books, the Mets could have the financial flexibility to deal for Ethier and a chunk of the four years and $71.5MM that will be left on his contract by the time this offseason rolls around.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets maybe can pull off Bourn without losing pick?

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports suggests it is possible the New York Mets maybe can pull the whole thing off and sign free-agent center fielder Michael Bourn without losing their first-round pick.

David Prouty, executive counsel of the players’ union, told The Boston Globe that he is in talks with baseball regarding the Mets’ desire to keep their pick if they sign Bourn.

One source with knowledge of the discussions said the team stands a “decent” chance of winning its argument that its first-round choice should be protected.

(The Mets had the 10th-worst record in the majors last season but fell to No. 11 — the first unprotected pick — when the Pittsburgh Pirates did not sign their first-rounder and, as compensation, moved back into the top 10).

Yet, the Mets’ path to Bourn still might not be clear with other teams still involved..

Rosenthal says that the Cubs, Rangers, Mariners, and Indians still could all have interest...

According to multiple reports, it has been believed that the Mets will go 3 or 4 years around $13 Million a year...Boras is looking for $14 - $15 Million a year for at least 5 years...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Rosenthal: Mets and Bourn match unlikely

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According to Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports, the Mets and Michael Bourn seem a unlikely fit in Queens.

The Mets would have the support of the MLBPA if they continue lobbying for the right to surrender a second round pick instead of a first rounder should they sign a free agent linked to draft pick compensation.

But sympathy for the Mets would only go so far just one offseason after the completion of baseball’s collective bargaining agreement. MLB wouldn’t want to establish a precedent and would likely fight a grievance by the MLBPA.

Scott Boras, Bourn’s agent, is a factor in this as well, Rosenthal reports. MLB isn’t inclined to do Boras any favors such as making an exception for Bourn.

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.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Audio: Around the MLB with Ken Rosenthal on WFAN with Marc Malusis

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Rumor Mill: Ken Rosenthal's possible Beltran destinations and other trade-able players

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox, the Giants, Phillies, Braves are the NL teams showing the strongest interest in Beltran, his sources say. 

The Red Sox, who would use Beltran in right field, also are in the mix. The Rangers like Beltran, but the bullpen is their greater priority.

Most of the Beltran talks thus far qualify as preliminary, sources say. The Mets expect to know more about each team’s intent by Monday, and after that they will start weeding out the suitors.

Once the Mets act on Beltran, they can listen more seriously to offers for some of their other players. The team, however, likely will proceed carefully. Club officials do not want to give up on the season entirely.

Rosenthal says the Mets likely will show a greater willingness to move potential free agents such as left-hander Chris Capuano, left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak, outfielder Scott Hairston and utility man Willie Harris.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Video: Fox's Ken Rosenthal talks possible destinations for Carlos Beltran's Ken Rosenthal on possible destinations for Carlos Beltran, plus much more..

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.

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

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. 
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