Archive for January, 2008

Santana Claus Is Coming To Town

I was in a business meeting yesterday when I heard the news. The Mets acquired Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for outfielder Carlos Gomez, and pitchers Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey. The deal is pending the Mets and Santana agreeing to a contract extension (expected to be about 6 years […]


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Lo Duca To Have Surgery

Many Mets fans, myself among them, shook their heads when the Mets opted to not re-sign catcher Paul Lo Duca. Then Lo Duca’s named turned up prominently in the Mitchell report and it appeared obvious that the Mets knew this would happen and decided to let him go rather than have to answer more questions […]



Church In Santana Package?

The rumor out of Boston, courtesy of this article in the Boston Herald, has Ryan Church being included in the package the Mets are offering the Twins for Johan Santana. This is an interesting development and helps explain the Lastings Milledge trade. It was widely known that Milledge’s trade value had gone down and that […]



Ricardo Rincon Signed to Minor League Deal

The Mets signed Ricardo Rincon to a minor league contract today. Rincon has had a rough time of it the last couple of years with injuries. It’s a no lose situation to sign a guy like this. Either he is ready to play again and proves he can or he doesn’t. If it’s the former […]



Chavez Signed

The Mets have agreed to a new contract with Endy Chavez. The deal is for 2 years at $3.85 million. The four remaining Mets that are arbitration eligible are Ryan Church, Pedro Feliciano, Oliver Perez and Jorge Sosa



Arbitration Update

On Friday the Mets came to terms with Aaron Heilman on a one-year contract worth $1.2 million avoiding arbitration. That makes two arbitration eligible player signed (Duaner Sanchez is the other), five more to go. The team has exchanged numbers with the other five players (Endy Chavez, Ryan Church, Pedro Feliciano, Oliver Perez, Jorge Sosa). […]



Valentin Officially a Former Ex-Met

The Jose Valentin rumor I posted about yesterday is no longer rumor. The second baseman has signed a minor league contract and gotten an invitation to spring training.



Valentin May Be Back

Rumor has it that the Mets will resign Jose Valentin to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Valentin, who will not be ready for baseball activity until mid March, could provide infield depth behind middle infield starters Luis Castillo and Jose Reyes. As this is just a rumor I may be […]



Non-Stories

In about a month pitchers and catchers report and we’ll start hearing news that is blog worthy. But for the last couple of months things have been very quiet. So I find it odd that some blogs still find a way to post several times a day. One blog in particular has been posting 52 […]



Nieto Named First Base Coach

Tom Nieto has officially been named the Mets new first base coach, a move that had been rumored for a while. Nieto replaces Rickey Henderson who was brought on for the job at the All Star break last season.