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Bullpen Stronger, Leadoff Still Weak

The Mets made a flurry of moves last night in the aftermath of Jose Reyes‘s departure. The truth is that these are moves that would likely have been made anyway but as Mets fans the Reyes parting is the watershed event of this offseason. Everything the Mets do now will be compared (by most, anyway) […]

My Thoughts On Bay Signing

Upon hearing the news that the Mets signed Jason Bay yesterday a friend of mine, who coincidentally is a Phillie fan, asked me via Facebook what my thoughts of Bay as a Met are. My response was as follows: I think the fourth year wasn’t necessary. He’s a good player and definitely adds some pop […]

Mets Sign Wily Mo Pena

The Mets have signed Wily Mo Pena to a minor league deal. Pena had refused a minor league assignment with the Washington Nationals during spring training so I thought it was interesting that he’d accept a minor league deal here. Turns out that there is a clause in the contract that allows him to opt […]

Sheffield A Low Risk Signing For Mets

Jon Heyman of is reporting that the Mets have signed Gary Sheffield. Though I’m skeptical about what Sheffield brings to the Mets both on and off the diamond I don’t think this is a bad signing (as I’m sure many Mets fans will think it is). Sheffield will most likely replace Marlon Anderson on […]

Weekend Camp Recap

A few things happened over the weekend in Mets camp. The Mets signed Livan Hernandez to a minor league contract. He will be in camp to compete for the 5th spot in the rotation. The competition for that spot includes Hernandez, Tim Redding and Freddy Garcia. Elsewhere in camp Francisco Rodriguez talked with reporters and […]

Heyman: Mets, Perez Agree On Terms

Jon Heyman is reporting that the Mets and Oliver Perez have agreed on a three-year, $36 million contract. The Mets have been targeting a starter and it’s unknown if they will continue to pursue one of the remaining free agents such as Ben Sheets. But with this signing the rotation is shaping up. Johan Santana, […]

Latest Signings

According to reports the Mets have agreed with John Maine on a contract worth $2.6 million to avoid arbitration. The Mets have also signed four players to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. They are outfielder Bobby Kielty, righthanders Tony Armas Jr. and Matt DeSalvo, and lefthander Valerio de los Santos.

Sullivan, Mackowiak Signed

The Mets signed some less heralded players last week to help fill out the roster. The two I haven’t reported on were Cory Sullivan and Rob Mackowiak. Neither of these players are going to be daily contributors but both could help off the bench. Sullivan will be a backup outfielder on the major league squad. […]

Mets Sign Garcia

The Mets signed pitcher Freddy Garcia to a minor league deal yesterday and invited him to spring training. Garcia’s name has come up several times over the last few years with regard to the Mets but an acquisition was never made for various reasons. This is a typical Omar Minaya signing. Minaya likes to stock […]

Mets Bring Back Argenis Reyes

The Mets signed infielder Argenis Reyes to a minor league contract yesterday. Reyes had played for the Mets last season but was non-tendered last month and became a free agent. Reyes will serve as backup in case recently signed Alex Cora gets injured. He didn’t hit very well on the major league level last year […]