Showing posts with label Seth Smith. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seth Smith. Show all posts

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Five Teams including the Mets are interested in Colorado's OF Seth Smith


The Mets are among five teams to show interest in Rockies OF Seth Smith, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, who says Smith is now available after Coloradio signed Michael Cuddyer.


Last week, Tracy Ringolsby of FOX Sports said the Mets and Rockies had been discussing a deal that could swap Jon Niese for Smith. However, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN quickly responded by saying the Mets were not interested in such a deal.

In 147 games for the Rockies last year, Smith, 29, hit .284 with a .347 on-base percentage, 15 HR and 59 RBI in 476 at-bats. He is eligible for arbitration and, according to MLB Trade Rumors, could earn around $2.6 million in 2012.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Morning Rumor Mill: Mets not actively shopping Jonathan Niese


According to MLBTR.com, the Mets aren't actively shopping Jonathon Niese, and despite an earlier report that they were interested in trading him for a package around Rockies outfielder Seth Smith, they have "zero interest" in such a deal according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick (in these four tweets).

New York would have to be "knocked out" to trade Niese, who is not yet arbitration eligible and owns 286 strikeouts and 106 walks in 331 innings over the past two seasons. His ERA is a pedestrian 4.30 in that time, though his 49.5% groundball rate and advanced metrics like FIP (3.75) and SIERA (3.67) tell a different story.

At the Winter Meetings, we heard that the Mets would be willing to move any player other than David Wright, and several teams showed interest in the 25-year-old Niese, viewing him as a potentially cheaper alternative to Gio Gonzalez. Reports since then say that there have been "no significant talks," however, and Crasnick's strong words suggest that Niese won't be easy to acquire at all.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Rumor Mill: Jon Niese heading to Rockies for package including Seth Smith?


Smith might be on his way to Citi Field
Jonathon Niese  "is believed to be available in a package built around"  Rockies outfielder Seth Smith, reports Tracy Ringolsby of FOX Sports.

Smith's name has been whispered in the trade rumors all winter and he could be even more expendable now that Colorado has agreed to terms with Michael Cuddyer.

The Mets hadn't had any "significant" talks about Niese, though the Rockies were known to be one of the several teams interested in the young southpaw.


SETH SMITH'S STATS

GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2011 Regular Season1474766713532915594693102.284.347.483.830
Career4871285200354781951181142251174.275.348.485.833
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