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@  Drucifer : (21 Feb 2018 - 11:41)

:goodday:

@  Drucifer : (20 Feb 2018 - 23:37)

:nightall:

@  Saxon : (20 Feb 2018 - 21:47)

it's pretty sad that our "top" prospect is a 19 year old single A player that hit .265 with no power and not much speed...his stats make Nimmo look like he was a prospect

@  Drucifer : (20 Feb 2018 - 12:46)

MLB Pipeline‏ @MLBPipeline
The #Mets' 2018 Top 30 Prospects list is led by 19-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Andres Gimenez and the club's past two top #MLBDraft picks:
http://atmlb.com/2oj5sjy

@  Drucifer : (20 Feb 2018 - 10:33)

:goodday:

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 22:45)

:nightall:

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 18:48)

Andy Martino‏ @martinonyc
To be clear, it's not Alderson's decision who replaces him. But the way he dropped John Ricco's name in there on his own, and then expanded on it, was meaningful.

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 18:09)

Newsday Sports‏ @NewsdaySports
The Wilmer Flores Outfield Experiment begins later this week, and as far as he’s concerned, bring it on:
https://nwsdy.li/2od1WrX | @DPLennon

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 18:07)

NY Daily News Sports‏ @NYDNSports
Red Sox agree to five-year, $110 million deal with J.D. Martinez: reports
http://nydn.us/2sFpPgy

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 14:22)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
The changes in Tim Tebow's batting stance are dramatic. He starts with a much narrower base than a year ago and attacks with a shorter, more compact swing. He's dropped about 12 pounds. #Mets

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 12:17)

Larry Burneal‏ @LarryBurneal
P.J. Conlon just told me before practice today he’s converting to reliever. He made six relief appearances for @RumblePoniesBB in 2017

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 12:15)

Mike Puma‏ @NYPost_Mets
Todd Frazier got drilled by Tyler Bashlor during live BP. Jokingly took a step toward the mound.

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No! No! No! No!

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 12:09)

Jon Morosi‏ @jonmorosi
Significant @MLB rule change for 2018: "Mound visits without a pitching change shall be limited to six per team, per nine innings. For any extra-innings played, each Club shall be entitled to one additional non-pitching change mound visit per inning." @MLBNetwork

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 10:16)

Matt Ehalt‏ @MattEhalt
The countdown to Tebow Time in Flushing has started
https://www.northjer...-mlb/349414002/

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 10:08)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
Jose Reyes is back where he feels he belongs (and he's not the only one), plus other Mets news and notes from the weekend:
http://atmlb.com/2BClFc3

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Please beat out Cabrera for Starting 2B

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 10:05)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
The Mets are far from the only team shortening and pushing back their spring training workouts. Is sleeping in the new inefficiency?

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About time the MLB brains realize their players are no longer car salesmen in the off season.

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 09:59)

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@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 09:57)

Mike Puma‏ @NYPost_Mets
Mets' first full-squad workout is this morning ... Grapefruit League opener is Friday against the Braves.

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 09:55)

:goodday:

@  Drucifer : (19 Feb 2018 - 01:40)

:nightall:

@  Drucifer : (18 Feb 2018 - 15:03)

:MLBTR16: Good Fundies compares new Met Todd Frazier to Jason Kipnis, whom they nearly acquired.

@  yogib8 : (18 Feb 2018 - 14:58)

Here's where the unreality of baseball rises up, with 31 M in the bank and another 90 M guaranteed, does anyone NEED a hedge against injury or ineptitude? Could he have found that 90 M with a contender....don't know, but suspect that the RSox, Rangers, Mariners and Angels would have licked their chops. The 90 M would have pushed him in front of Santana and Cain as the largest contract 2018 contract to date. He's never going to catch up the biggest career earnings probably held by one of the roid raiders like Bonds or A-Rod, at least until a Trout or Harper passes them, and hopefully cleanly.

@  mjjm367 : (18 Feb 2018 - 14:33)

I wonder how much of the Hosmer deal was about saving face. Yes, he got the 8th year, but the last 3 years are at a relatively small sum, especially considering where salaries will be at 6 years from now. A hedge against injury or complete ineffectiveness, but you have to wonder how hard it will be to beat 3 yrs/$39M at age 33 when he can opt out.

@  yogib8 : (18 Feb 2018 - 13:51)

Money talks and Hosmer listened. Pods' NL slash line last season was 15-15-13-14 with an ERA that was 11th. Were there contending teams that would have happily offered him 5 at 90 M ...the same AAV? Other than a handful of low contract and MiL resigning's of RP, Hosmer is the only addition and the loss of Chacin and his team leading 180 IP hasn't been addressed out side of the team. Think that Hosmer is going to have a lot of free time in upcoming Octobers?

@  mjjm367 : (18 Feb 2018 - 12:49)

As much as I think 8 year deals are crazy, Hosmer's might be the exception. Last 3 years of the deal are only at $13M per. A very reasonable salary. Added to that, the same last 3 years is when Hosmer has an opt-out.

@  Drucifer : (18 Feb 2018 - 12:47)

GENY Mets Report‏ @genymets
Jason Vargas is here in Port St. Lucie. He will wear #40.

@  Drucifer : (18 Feb 2018 - 12:36)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
Sandy Alderson says the Mets are done moving and shaking for the offseason. "With Jason's signing, we're pretty much where we want to be." Says he would be "surprised if not shocked" if the Mets sign another player this spring.

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What happen to the 'you never have enough pitching?'

@  Drucifer : (18 Feb 2018 - 12:33)

Metsmerized Online‏ @MetsMerized
New Post: Alderson: I Think Tebow Will Play In Majors One Day
https://metsmerizedo....com/?p=255010 #Mets #LGM

@  Drucifer : (18 Feb 2018 - 12:32)

James Wagner‏ @ByJamesWagner
Alderson said Dave Eiland had called Vargas an ideal fit for the Mets: veteran, lefty, different pitching style. Credited Wilpons for providing the money. Thinks the Mets are done adding players.

@  Drucifer : (18 Feb 2018 - 12:30)

:MLBTR16: The deal is official, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com tweets. To make room for Vargas, the club placed infielder T.J. Rivera on the 60-day DL. Rivera underwent Tommy John surgery last September.

@  Drucifer : (18 Feb 2018 - 11:50)

:goodday:

@  Canada Mets Fan : (18 Feb 2018 - 11:40)

Agree with you Sax, there seemed to some intelligence developing amongst the owners...Maybe not.

@  Saxon : (18 Feb 2018 - 11:04)

I don't know which is more of a bad joke, Heyward gettting an 8 year deal or Hosmer...anything over 5 years is too long of a deal

@  Saxon : (18 Feb 2018 - 10:59)

apparently nobody told the Padres about the collusion thingy...freaking 8 years for Hosmer? come on, that is nonsense

@  Drucifer : (18 Feb 2018 - 00:39)

:nightall:

@  Drucifer : (18 Feb 2018 - 00:38)

I hope Sandy not going to go thru the garbage pile at the end of ST to pick up a LRP.

@  Saxon : (17 Feb 2018 - 19:51)

as far as DW...Sandy made a comment the other day that if DW does indeed make it back, it is likely that he might not be physically able to play 3B

@  Saxon : (17 Feb 2018 - 19:49)

Wouldn't be surprised to see Matz/Wheeler in the bullpen, at least for the 3 weeks that they aren't on the DL

@  Drucifer : (17 Feb 2018 - 16:14)

Matt Ehalt‏ @MattEhalt
My sense is don't be surprised if Mets add a reliever or two on a minors deals. There are plenty of options. But those are cheap. Watson was the last true lefty specialist, and Mets could use guys who can get both rhb/lhb out.

@  Drucifer : (17 Feb 2018 - 16:12)

Matt Ehalt‏ @MattEhalt
Saturday marked a change for David Wright. He's still upbeat and optimistic, but the Mets captain realizes he may not play again:
https://www.northjer...over/348211002/

@  Drucifer : (17 Feb 2018 - 16:10)

Metsmerized Online‏ @MetsMerized
Mets Recently Scouted Southpaw Kevin Siegrist
https://metsmerizedo....com/?p=254946 #Mets #LGM

@  Drucifer : (17 Feb 2018 - 11:16)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
Today is the first day of live BP at Mets camp. Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Seth Lugo, Corey Oswalt and others are all scheduled to throw to hitters.

@  Drucifer : (17 Feb 2018 - 11:10)

Metsmerized Online‏ @MetsMerized
Wright Wants To Play Again, Realizes That May Not Happen
https://metsmerizedo....com/?p=254909 #Mets #LGM

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No player wants an injury to be their last hurrah!

@  Drucifer : (17 Feb 2018 - 11:07)

Matt Ehalt‏ @MattEhalt
Vargas money:

$6 million 2018

$8 million 2019

$2 million buyout, $8 million option 2020

@  Drucifer : (17 Feb 2018 - 11:06)

:goodday:

@  Drucifer : (17 Feb 2018 - 01:59)

:nightall:

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 17:47)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
Brandon Nimmo recently caught a huge sailfish about two miles off the Florida coast. Mickey Callaway was so jealous he organized a shark fishing outing tonight for the team. Over a dozen players are attending, plus staffers.

 

Andy Martino‏ @martinonyc
I cannot possibly imagine anything that could go wrong at all

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 16:38)

Metsmerized Online‏ @MetsMerized
Tim Tebow Could Potentially Begin Season In Binghamton
https://metsmerizedo...inghamton.html/

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 16:36)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
For those asking re: bullpen, I think the idea of having a second lefty for the sake of having a second lefty is incredibly overrated. What matters is employing good pitchers. Which hand they throw with is secondary.

@  West Coast M... : (16 Feb 2018 - 16:16)

One thing I like about the Vargas deal is we have an established starter on board after Harvey bolts as a free agent after the season is over. With Borass as his agent there is little doubt Harvey takes that path.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 14:05)

Tim Dierkes‏ @mlbtrmets
Jason Vargas' stay on the free-agent market is over. Read about his two-year deal with the #Mets:
https://www.mlbtrade...n-vargas.html …

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 14:02)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
Mets hitting coach Pat Roessler listed Jose Reyes, Brandon Nimmo, Todd Frazier and Asdrubal Cabrera all as potential leadoff options.

@  West Coast M... : (16 Feb 2018 - 13:21)

I have read that some people in the media think Wheeler belongs in the pen because he has only two plus pitches and he throws way too many pitches. They think his stuff is better for the pen. Additionally, he usually barely goes a tick over 5 innings.

@  METS FANG : (16 Feb 2018 - 12:24)

hopefully it lights the fire

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 12:22)

GD, the media has Wheeler going to the BP before we even see him in an ST game. Idiots!

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:40)

Joe DeMayo‏ @PSLToFlushing
They can either get a left handed reliever on a minor league deal or through trade from the back end of someone else’s 40. I truly don’t believe they can go into the season with Blevins as the lone lefty. He won’t survive.

@  West Coast M... : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:38)

That kind of defines the entire off-season for the Mets, all of the additions unexciting but useful. Hopefully, the biggest off-season addition is the health of the pitching staff.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:36)

James Wagner‏ @ByJamesWagner
A few days ago, Sandy Alderson insisted he thought Callaway/Eiland & the new medical/training procedures would help current pitchers. But admitted: The only thing that gives us some concern is that basically we have the same type of depth as last year & that wasn’t enough."

@  thomasam : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:29)

Well I suppose Vargas is an unexciting but useful addition

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:25)

James Wagner‏ @ByJamesWagner
Vargas was briefly a Met in '07. Before Tommy John surgery, averaged 190 innings a year. Missed most of ’15 & ’16 with the surgery. Had a 4.16 ERA over nearly 180 innings last year. Mets have spent $89M this winter, bringing 2018 payroll to just around last year’s $154M level.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:22)

Steve Gelbs‏ @SteveGelbs
Dave Eiland was a big reason why the Mets targeted Vargas. Had him in KC. Likes his makeup. Thinks he has a lunch pail mentality that will be a good influence on the Mets young starters.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:20)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
The Mets' offseason is likely all but done after spending $88.5 million in guaranteed money for Anthony Swarzak, Adrian Gonzalez, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes Todd Frazier and Jason Vargas. Their Opening Day payroll will be above $150 million.

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I still expect they'll sign some LRPs to minor league deals w/ST invites.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:12)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
The Mets are going to have to make another 40-man roster move to accommodate Vargas, but they can now legally place T.J. Rivera on the 60-day DL. I suspect they'll go that route.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:09)

Matt Kelly‏ @mattkellyMLB
Vargas' wipeout pitch is his changeup. Allowed a .246 wOBA on it last year, even as he faded down the stretch. His 33.1% changeup usage rate was highest of any of the 136 SP's who threw at least 1,500 pitches. #Mets

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:07)

Well, Wright can go to the 60 to make room.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:03)

Michael Baron‏ @michaelgbaron
Vargas wasn’t the best option for the #Mets. He had a rough second half in 2017, and if the intention is to use him in the bullpen, its been a long time since he’s pitched in relief. Also, L/R splits aren’t good. But, he’s not tied to draft comp, a point Sandy made last week.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 11:00)

SportsNet New York‏ @SNYtv
Mets sign free agent LHP Jason Vargas to two-year deal
http://on.sny.tv/2EvoESl

 

Matt Ehalt‏ @MattEhalt
Vargas' deal is two years with an option. Pending physical.

 

Mike Puma‏ @NYPost_Mets
Hearing Vargas will receive $16 million guaranteed.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 10:33)

Matt Ehalt‏ @MattEhalt
Only guys I haven't seen yet are Reyes and Cabrera.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 10:33)

Metsmerized Online‏ @MetsMerized
Frazier, Gonzalez Report to First Mets Camp
https://metsmerizedo....com/?p=254779 #Mets #LGM

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 10:31)

Tim Dierkes‏ @mlbtrmets
Mets Had Interest In Jaime Garcia http://dlvr.it/QGd3Vb #mets #mlb

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 10:30)

Michael Mayer‏ @mikemayerMMO
Jorge De La Rosa has signed a minor league deal with the D'Backs per @nickpiecoro.

@  METS FANG : (16 Feb 2018 - 10:27)

I agree with that statement.

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 10:19)

David Lennon‏ @DPLennon
Manfred cool on frozen FA market. It is a fact that markets dictate value. Values are not dictated by big, thick three-ring binders and rhetoric about who’s better than whom. #mlb

@  Drucifer : (16 Feb 2018 - 10:12)

:goodday:

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 23:32)

:nightall:

@  Saxon : (15 Feb 2018 - 20:31)

wasn't den Dekker a religious guy? so he may not even be aware that the slang existed...he's probably not even aware that the Earth is not flat

@  METS FANG : (15 Feb 2018 - 19:06)

That said, if you're going to make it your twitter handle (which the slang existed before twitter), I'd be careful not to pick something with a duel meaning shared with something that gross. Especially if the slang term is going to resemble your play on the field... yuck

@  METS FANG : (15 Feb 2018 - 19:05)

I mean a lot of language that we accept as common place started as slang.

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 18:46)

Robert Murray‏ @RobertMurrayFRS
#RedSox signing INF Eduardo Nunez, pending physical. One-year deal with an option for a second year.

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 18:43)

Bleacher Report MLB‏ @BR_MLB
Tim Lincecum was hitting 90-93 MPH in showcase, per @JonHeyman http://ble.ac/2EvTD4F

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 18:40)

Joe DeMayo‏ @PSLToFlushing
Kevin Siegrist is a guy I am interested in as a possible 2nd lefty for the #Mets

@  Saxon : (15 Feb 2018 - 18:40)

the problem with slang is that it takes something that means one thing and changes it into something else...an upper decker is a HR to the upper deck...Just like I grew up with the term "gay" meaning happy or corny, now if someone does something dorky in a tv show, and you say that was a gay thing to do, everyone thinks that you are insulting him as a homosexual...

@  West Coast M... : (15 Feb 2018 - 17:55)

Yeah, I agree lots of activity on the low tier free agents all of a sudden

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 17:49)

Joe DeMayo‏ @PSLToFlushing
If the Mets want Jason Vargas I bet they will need to act soon here.

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 17:46)

Bleacher Report MLB‏ @BR_MLB
Jaime Garcia signs one-year deal with Blue Jays, per @JonHeyman

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 17:44)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
FWIW, Mets special assistant Omar Minaya knows Jason Vargas well after trading for him in 2006. Pitching coach Dave Eiland had him for four years in Kansas City. And Vargas is repped by CAA, with whom the Mets have a strong relationship.

 

Joe DeMayo‏ @PSLToFlushing
If the #Mets signed Jason Vargas to the $8M deal that Garcia and Cashner got, their payroll would be $152M, or $2M under their Opening Day payroll from 2017.

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 17:40)

Joe DeMayo‏ @PSLToFlushing
There is no reason the Mets couldn’t get a 2nd left hander for the pen as well. Maybe it’s not Tony Watson, but I bet they can reasonably get a different guy. Think Abad, De La Rosa, Siegrist as options.

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 15:15)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
Gerson Bautista, whom the Mets acquired as part of the Addison Reed deal last July. He has hit 101 mph with his fastball.

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 15:11)

Roch Kubatko‏ @masnRoch
#orioles are signing RHP Andrew Cashner to a 2-year deal with $16 million guaranteed

 

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
The Mets scouted Cashner in person at the end of last year. This deal would seem to set the market for Vargas, Garcia types who remain out there.

@  METS FANG : (15 Feb 2018 - 13:18)

all the education proper to teach

@  METS FANG : (15 Feb 2018 - 13:18)

Go ZooMass! :)

@  West Coast M... : (15 Feb 2018 - 12:35)

Fang, Never heard the term before so I Googled it. I am not even going to ask how you are familiar with the term!

@  ShakeShack5 : (15 Feb 2018 - 11:18)

:lol: Upper Decker

@  METS FANG : (15 Feb 2018 - 10:41)

are we familiar with the slang meaning of upper decker?

@  Saxon : (15 Feb 2018 - 10:41)

upperdekker would be cool, if he actually had upper decker type of power

@  METS FANG : (15 Feb 2018 - 10:32)

upperdekker might be the worst handle I've ever seen.

@  yogib8 : (15 Feb 2018 - 10:19)

I get the impression after seeing Anthony DiComo on Hot Stove this AM, that 25 or so years ago when he was in HS he was the "Most Likely to be Stuffed in His Locker" in the year book.

@  yogib8 : (15 Feb 2018 - 10:13)

JBS? JerryBlevinSurgery which is the removal of the left and right arms including the shoulder and transplanting it to the opposite. Using live personal tissue lowers the risk of rejection exponentially. When completed and extending your arms forward the thumbs are to the outside and the palm is up.

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 09:55)

Matt Ehalt‏ @MattEhalt
Jay Bruce has arrived

@  Drucifer : (15 Feb 2018 - 09:53)

New York Mets‏ @Mets
We have signed OF @UpperDekker to a minor league contract with an invite to major league #SpringTraining. #Mets

 

Mike Puma‏ @NYPost_Mets
Matt den Dekker is expected to begin the season as the starting CF at Las Vegas after returning on a minor league deal.

 

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
The signing of den Dekker once again gives the Mets three players with lowercase "D"s on their uniforms in big league camp. The team used to use upside-down "P"s, but changed that several years ago.


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