There’s been a lot of rumors lately about who the Mets may trade for as the non waiver trade deadline approaches. The most speculation is around second base where Jose Valentin is on the DL with a fractured right tibia. I’d argue that the Mets are better off without Valentin. Ruben Gotay has been playing [...]
What a crazy day yesterday was. Rick Down was fired as hitting coach. Rickey Henderson was added to the coaching staff but to an unannounced position. He may be hitting coach but so may Howard Johnson who filled the duty last night as Henderson couldn’t get to New York from Oakland in time for the [...]
There are reports that the Mets are close to a trade that would send starting pitcher Brian Bannister to the Kansas City Royals for reliever Ambiorix Burgos. Burgos is looked at as a kind of Oliver Perez of the bullpen: high upside but yet to consistently perform to his potential.
According to a report by Ken Rosenthal at Foxsports.com the Mets are in discussions with the Colorado Rockies to acquire backup catcher Danny Ardoin and infielder Luis Gonzalez. I guess the thought process on Ardoin is that with Ramon Castro on the shelf and Mike DiFelice being mostly useless what has Omar Minaya have to [...]
Duaner Sanchez caught a cab on Sunday night which changed the course of the non-waiver trade deadline for the Mets and changed the way manager Willie Randolph will manage his bullpen and outfield for the rest of the season.
With the non-waiver trade deadline looming there’s alot of talk going on about possible trades in baseball. The loudest talk about deals involving the Mets have centered on Dontrelle Willis and Barry Zito. I agree with the idea from which those rumors got their legs. The idea is that rather than get a starter for [...]
On Friday I mentioned a report by Ken Rosenthal at Foxsports.com about the possibility that the Mets would trade Kazuo Matsui to the Colorado Rockies for Eli Marrero. On Staurday morning I opened up the newspaper to see that Ken’s report was spot on.
I read this morning that when Xavier Nady comes off the DL (he’s eligible next Tuesday) the Mets may release Kazuo Matsui unless they can trade him first. The move makes sense as the team has Jose Valentin starting at second base right now with Chris Woodward ready to back him up and Anderson Hernandez [...]
The Mets traded starting pitcher Kris Benson to the Orioles for Jorge Julio and John Maine yesterday. Benson’s wife, Anna, had some things to say about it, as usual. Here’s a sampling:
The Mets needed bullpen help and that’s exactly what they got today when they acquired right handed relievers Duaner Sanchez & Steve Schmoll from the Dodgers in exhange for Jae Seo & Tim Hamulack. Sanchez will be the primary right handed setup man for new closer Billy Wagner. The Mets also acquired a new second [...]