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Trade Talk

Dickey Deal Reportedly Done

Reports today are that R.A. Dickey has agreed to a contract extension which would allow his trade to the Toronto Blue Jays to be completed. Josh Thole and a “non-elite minor leaguer” will join Dickey in Toronto. In exchange the Mets will get catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, catcher John Buck, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and […]

Schoeneweis, Sosa On The Block

There are reports that the Mets are shopping Scott Schoeneweis and Jorge Sosa. I don’t think they can get very mush for these guys, especially Schoeneweis who is due to make $7.2 million over the next couple of years. I think Sosa is more tradeable because I think he’s a better pitcher who is in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Milledge Traded?

News is breaking as I type this that the Mets have traded outfielder Lastings Milledge to the Washington Nationals for outfielder Ryan Church and catcher Brian Schneider. David Lennon at Newsday is reporting this as if it’s a done deal. I have been growing tired of waiting for Milledge to mature and break out so […]

Minaya: Reyes Will Not Be Traded For Santana

Omar Minaya will not trade Jose Reyes for Johan Santana. And that will probably be the ultimate undoing of the Mets attempts to land the stud starting pitcher. With the loss of Torii Hunter to free agency it was previously expected that a main part of any deal for Santana would have to be outfield […]

Mets Get Conine

With Damion Easley possibly done for the year and Carlos Delgado‘s status unknown the Mets traded two single A players to the Reds for Jeff Conine. The veteran Conine plays both corner outfield positions and first base. He has also played a little third base. Conine is a good addition. At 41 he’s close to […]

Mets Get Castillo!

The Mets have been searching to improve their lineup by adding a more natural second place hitter as well as addressing their needs at second base. Yesterday they accomplished both. After negotiations for other second basemen (Mark Loretta, Mark Grudzielanek, Tadahito Iguchi, etc.) the Mets had a chance to acquire the Twins Luis Castillo. They […]

Trade Deadline Looming

Carlos Beltran is hurting and may be put on the disabled list due to a strained oblique he hurt during batting practice last week. Paul Lo Duca is bothered by a strained hamstring. The team recalled Mike DiFelice from AAA New Orleans as a third catcher in case they need one . (Sandy Alomar Jr. […]