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Archive for December, 2008

Vargas Signs With The Dodgers

The Mets have taken aim at their starting rotation as the next area to address in the offseason. One person who will definitely not be included is Claudio Vargas. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times is reporting in his blog that the Dodgers have signed Vargas to an incentive laden one year deal.

Cowher Out, Shanahan In?

The Jets plot thickened over night last night as everyone teams first choice for filling a head coaching vacancy, Bill Cowher, took himself out of the running. The rumor is that Cowher wanted to bring in his own personnel guy. Despite general manager Mike Tannenbaum saying he would be willing to redefine his job to […]


The Mets have reportedly made a low ball offer to Derek Lowe. The offer is for 3 years at $12 million per. That’s $36 million. Compare that to the $90 million over 5 years Lowe is looking for. We’re in for a negotiation here.

Jets Play Themselves Out Of Playoffs, Fire Mangini

As I watched the sports reports on TV last night and listened to the news this morning I was annoyed to see how the Jets loss yesterday was being portrayed. Everyone was saying that the Jets loss yesterday knocked them out of the playoff. Nothing could be further from the truth. Since New England and […]

Long Live George Steinbrenner!

Though control of the Yankees has been turned over to his son the legacy of George Steinbrenner lives on. Yesterday the team signed first baseman Mark Teixeira to an 8 year, $180 million contract. This comes on the heals of signing CC Sabathia for 7 years at $161 million and A.J. Burnett for 5 years […]

Mets Introduce New Bullpen

The Mets introduced Francisco Rodriguez to the New York media yesterday and J.J. Putz today. Rodriguez was the premier free agent of this offseason and a very important signing. But what could be more more important is Putz and how he adjusts to being a setup man as opposed to the closer he was in […]

Mets Make Splash at Winter Meetings

It’s been a while since I posted and with all the action that went down during the winter meeting in Las Vegas last week I figured it’s time to post an update. The biggest news of the week occurred in the bullpen where the Mets made a splash with a couple of bold moves on […]