Monday, February 13, 2012
Yahoo's Tim Brown first reported the agreement, while Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle added financial details and the yearly breakdown. Adam Katz of Wasserman Media Group represents Cespedes.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The Mets showed interest in Chavez earlier this offseason and the Mariners and Rangers were both linked to the veteran recently. The 33-year-old hit .301/.323/.426 with five homers in 274 plate appearances for Texas in 2011.
Chavez has experience at all three outfield positions and played 66 games in center field last season. The veteran could be used to backup Adam Jones in center field or could be used in a platoon with Nolan Reimold in left field.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
After signing both Jose Reyes and Heath Bell, they've added a third All-Star via free agency. Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle has been signed to a four-year, $58 million contract by the Miami Marlins, the news was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Buehrle rejoins manager Ozzie Guillen, who managed him with the White Sox from 2004 to late last season.
Buehrle, 32, had previously played all 12 seasons with the White Sox. He'll now head to South Beach and serve as the number two pitcher behind Josh Johnson -- assuming Johnson is healthy. Buehrle was 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA and 1.30 WHIP last season. He also won his third consecutive Gold Glove.
Buehrle's biggest value lies in his durability. In the past 11 seasons, he has never made fewer than 30 starts or thrown fewer than 201 innings.
This signing means the Marlins are likely out of the bidding on C.J. Wilson, putting the Angels as the frontrunner. Also, it could very well be an indication the Marlins have backed off of signing Albert Pujols.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Capuano, who has had two Tommy John surgeries, didn’t pitch in the Major Leagues in 2008 or 2009. He returned to the Brewers in 2010 and pitched effectively, mostly out of the bullpen. Then, in 2011, he posted a 4.55 ERA with 8.1 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and a 42.7% ground ball rate in 186 innings for the Mets.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Nimmo, of Cheyenne East High in Wyoming, was taken with the 13th pick overall. He played American Legion ball because Wyoming doesn't have high school ball. He hit .551 with 14 homers, 99 RBIs and 33 stolen bases this year and helped Post 6 win its third straight state title.
The Mets also agreed to terms with their third-round pick, right-hander Logan Verrett of Baylor, their 15th-round pick, infielder Phillip Evans of La Costa Canyon High near San Diego, and their 16th-rounder, outfielder Bradley Marquez of Odessa High in Texas.
Monday, July 25, 2011
|Fulmer with his Dad at Citi Field|
The sides first agreed to terms on June 24, which Fulmer announced on Twitter.
Fulmer, a right-handed pitcher out of Deer Creek High School in Oklahoma, was ranked the No. 45 overall prospect by Baseball America and was selected by the Mets at No. 44 overall. Callis reports the deal is the largest for a player outside of the first round of this year's draft.
The $937.5K is $160.8K more than the commissioner's office's recommended slot amount of $776.7K for the 44th overall pick.