Showing posts with label MLBTR. Show all posts
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Red Sox Trade SS Jed Lowrie and P Kyle Weiland for P Mark Melancon

According to , the Red Sox acquired reliever Mark Melancon from the Astros for shortstop Jed Lowrie and starter Kyle Weiland, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  ESPN's Jerry Crasnick first tweeted that Weiland was traded in a deal that involved a reliever going to Boston. 

The deal marks the first trade involving major leaguers by Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and Red Sox GM Ben Cherington since taking over their respective roles.

Melancon, 26, turned in a 2.78 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 71 appearances last season.  The right-hander won't be arbitration eligible until after the 2013 season and won't hit free agency until after the 2016 campaign.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bring in the arms - Tim Byrdak on Radar

The Mets and left-hander Tim Byrdak have "mutual interest" in each other and have been discussing a contract, according to Mets Chronicle's  good friend Mike Silva of the New York Baseball Digest.  Silva thinks a deal could be finalized within "the next couple of days."

The Mets were looking for southpaw relief help, and Byrdak fits that bill, holding left-handed batters to a .202/.296/.380 line in his nine Major League seasons. 

Byrdak, 37, has a 3.46 ERA over the last four seasons but also averaged five walks per nine innings in that stretch; it's actually an upgrade from his career 5.5 BB/9 rate. 

Byrdak spent the last three seasons with the Astros, who released the southpaw in November.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Poll: Where Will Jeff Francis Sign?

MLBTR has conducted a poll on where Jeff Francis will sign...Out of about 4,000 votes, 28% of people think he will sign with the Mets..

Wish full thinking people

Click Here to see - Poll: Where Will Jeff Francis Sign?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Beltran Chronicles - A Trade Story

This is a recap for all the Mets Fans who don't know whats going on with the potential Beltran deal. Courtesy of  MLBTR.

On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, the idea of the Red Sox acquiring Carlos Beltran surfaced.

For the remainder of the day, we heard a few rumblings.

Then "A Source" involved in the discussions told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that nothing was close with Boston and Beltran (Twitter link). Sherman was told yesterday that the Red Sox see Beltran as a fallback.

Then we got an update form's Jon Heyman, who spoke to one NL executive who estimated the Mets would have to eat about half of Beltran's salary in order to move him (Twitter link).

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Link: Check out the Non-Tender/Tender Tracker on MLBTR

I know its every Mets fan dream is to wish that we can non-tender Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo, but we can't...LOL

In the meantime, we can sit back and watch who is being tendered or not...

And hopes the Mets can pick up one or more of  these non-tendered players to contribute next year..

Check it out at

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

MLBTR: Top Ten Dominican Republic Prospects

The Mets might be hitting the international market for talent....

According to Blake Bentley of  MLBTR these are the Top Ten Dominican Republic Prospects (As of July/2010):

1. Vicmal De La Cruz, OF. Has the best toolset of any player in this class. Upside as high as anyone.

2. Martin Steylon Peguero, SS. Hands down the best shortstop of this year's class.

3. Ariel Ovando, OF. – When two different scouts drop Darryl Strawberry comps, you take notice.

4. Phillips Castillo, OF. This outfielder is a lock for seven figures.

5. Wilmer Romero, OF. Still a bit of an unknown, but has the potential to move up on this list.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Link: MLB Trade Rumors' 2011 Top 50 MLB Free Agents...

I know the Mets are not going on a shopping spree this off-season. I figured people would be interested to know who the 2011 Top 50 MLB Free Agents are going into this off-season. Tim Dierkes of does a excellent job of outlining each player and where he thinks they are going.

He has the Mets going after the #49 Ranked Free Agent on the list , RHP - Koji Uehara.. Excite Me Tim

Enjoy! - Click Here
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