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Acquisitions

Hello Alex, Goodbye Damion

The Mets signed infielder Alex Cora to a 1 year deal yesterday. Could this spell the end for Damion Easley? Easley is a free agent and though he played well for the Mets he’s really just a spare part. Why would the Mets sign another spare part if they didn’t intend to get rid of […]



Mets Sign Redding (And Other Rotation Thoughts)

The Mets signed RHP Tim Redding on Friday. This could be a bigger signing than it appears. Redding went 10-11 with a 4.95 ERA for Washington last year. To reach double digits in wins for a team like the Nationals is quite an accomplishment. But more important is that he pitched 182 innings. Having an […]



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 […]



Mets Add Another Reyes

According to reports the Mets have decided that they will not stand pat in the bullpen following the news of Billy Wagner‘s continued convalescence. Instead they have signed a third Reyes, Al Reyes. Unlike anyone else on the Mets roster the new Reyes has previous regular closing experience, having served that role for Tampa Bay […]



Mets Get Bullpen Help

In the wake of the announcement that Billy Wagner will be on the shelf indefinitely the Mets finally pulled off a trade for bullpen help. The Mets acquired Luis Ayala from the Washington Nationals yesterday. Though Ayala sports a 5.77 ERA this year the Mets are hoping that he’ll pitch more to his career 3.33 […]



Mets Sign Claudio Vargas

The Mets have signed Claudio Vargas to a minor league deal. Vargas will report to extended spring training in Port St. Lucie before going to AAA New Orleans. Given the state of the Mets rotation this is a good move. Depending on how long it takes Pedro Martinez to return and Orlando Hernandez to do […]



Santana Signed!

Johan Santana has been signed, the deal has been sealed and he will officially be delivered at a press conference to be held this Wednesday. The Mets announced in a conference call this afternoon that Santana has signed a deal that guarantees him $137.5 million through the 2013 season with an option for the 1014 […]



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 […]



Mets Get Pagan

Over the weekend the Mets acquired outfielder Angel Pagan from the Cubs for 2 minor leaguers. This is obviously not a blockbuster deal but for some reason still had many people questioning the motivation of the deal. I don’t question it at all. It’s consistent with Omar Minaya’s track record. He usually stockpiles middle of […]



Mets Get Wise, Sign Matt

Yesterday I was bemoaning the fact that there was no real news to report. Omar Minaya must have read what I wrote and decided to throw me a bone yesterday when he signed right handed reliever Matt Wise to a one year contract yesterday. It’s a small bone but a bone nonetheless.