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  1. At the GM meetings replay, expanded September rosters, pitcher headgear on the agenda

    Nov 8, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Indian Wells

    We’ve been handling the transaction developments from the GM meetings — Walt Weiss’ hiring, the Jason Bay thing, etc. — in individual posts, but there are a couple of catchall items being discussed by the baseball brass at Indian Wells. Replay is one.  We’ve long known that some expansion is coming, likely to fair/foul calls…

  2. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EST

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    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  3. Mets making progress in extension talks with R.A. Dickey

    Nov 7, 2012, 9:55 PM EST

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    The Mets made the easy decision last month to exercise a $5 million club option for 2013 on R.A. Dickey. But now they’re working on a multi-year extension with the knuckleballer. And working hard. Dickey told Marc Carig of Newsday on Wednesday night that negotiations have “progressed” and that he feels the “franchise is going in…

  4. Finalists announced for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and MVP…

    Nov 7, 2012, 6:03 PM EST

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    This year, the Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing finalists for its eight major awards before actually rolling out the trophies next week. Those finalists will be announced in an hour-long special on MLB Network beginning at 6 p.m. ET. We’ll list the names as they come in… Rookie of the Year American League:…

  5. The Mets and Jason Bay reach an agreement to make him a free agent

    Nov 7, 2012, 2:02 PM EST

    Jason Bay

    Wow, we weren’t expecting this: #Mets and Jason Bay have worked out an agreement that makes him an unconditional free agent. Bay Era in Flushing is over — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 7, 2012 Bay was under contract through 2013, for which the Mets were going to be on the hook for $16 million. He…

  6. Lucas Duda breaks his wrist moving furniture

    Nov 6, 2012, 3:03 PM EST

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    Details are sketchy, but this is not good: ALERT: @mets Lucas Duda breaks wrist moving furniture. — SNY Assignment Desk (@SNY_Studio) November 6, 2012 ALERT: Mets today announced outfielder Lucas Duda underwent surgery yesterday at the HSS in NYC to repair a fracture in his right wrist. — SNY Assignment Desk (@SNY_Studio) November 6, 2012…

  7. Mets are “not close” in contract talks with David Wright or R.A. Dickey

    Nov 6, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

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    Last week the Mets exercised their 2013 options on David Wright and R.A. Dickey while hoping to work out long-term extensions with both players, but a source told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that deals are “not close.” Wright and Dickey are both eligible for free agency next offseason and McCullough writes that…

  8. History suggests that Michael Bourn is likely to be a bust

    Nov 5, 2012, 11:26 PM EST

    Michael Bourn

    Center field is the one strong position in free agency this winter, and many teams appear to see view Michael Bourn as the head of a class that also includes B.J. Upton, Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino. I do no share that view. Bourn turns 30 next month. He was one of the NL’s better…

  9. Miguel Cabrera named Player of the Year by his peers

    Nov 5, 2012, 9:57 PM EST

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    We have to wait until next week for the awards voted on by the writers, but the Players Choice Awards were announced earlier tonight on MLB Network. Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was voted as the Player of the Year by his peers, beating out finalists Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. So, um, cue the…

  10. The Wilson Defensive Awards were announced last night

    Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 PM EST

    Michael Bourn

    We mentioned this last week, but last night the inaugural Wilson Defensive Awards were announced on MLB Network. As we said previously: sponsored awards like this are kind of “whatever,” but in a world where people still take the Gold Glove awards seriously, I’m cool with any viable competitor. As you’ll recall, there were awards for the…

  11. Bowden: The Mets are being “cavalier” about the David Wright talks

    Nov 1, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

    David Wright

    No real news here, but this report from ESPN.com’s Jim Bowden on the Mets-David Wright negotiations made me smile: First, discussions between Wright’s agents — Sam and Seth Levinson — and the Mets have been slow and grinding. Most negotiations with the Mets usually plod along, but the Mets also have shown the same cavalier attitude…

  12. Mets exercise options on David Wright and R.A. Dickey

    Oct 30, 2012, 6:40 PM EST

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    A couple of no-brainer option decisions here. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that the Mets officially exercised 2013 club options on Tuesday evening for third baseman David Wright and right-handed starter R.A. Dickey. Wright’s is $16 million. Dickey’s is $5 million. Wright, 29, batted .306/.391/.492 with 21 home runs and 93…

  13. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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    I stopped caring about the Gold Glove awards sometime between designated hitter Rafael Palmeiro winning one as a “first baseman” and Derek Jeter winning five as a “shortstop” but MLB has announced three (or four) finalists per league at each position and here they are: (Note: Coaches and managers vote for the Gold Glove award…

  14. Executive consensus: David Wright will get a 7-year, $127 million deal

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:26 AM EST

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    Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke with multiple MLB executives about David Wright and the Mets and he says that the consensus from them is that Wright is going to get a seven year deal for about $127 million. Add the $16 million option the Mets have on him for 2013 and it works…

  15. 2012 projections review: first base

    Oct 25, 2012, 1:35 PM EST

    Prince Fielder

    This is the second of a position-by-position review of my 2012 projections. Along with looking at my top preseason top 10 (for fantasy purposes) from each spot, I’m highlighting some other interesting players. Any requests for players not covered can be made in the comments. 1. Albert Pujols – Angels Projection: .306/.414/.586, 43 HR, 114…

  16. 2012 projections review: catcher

    Oct 24, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

    Joe Mauer

    I’ll be doing some projection reviews over the next couple of weeks, starting with catcher here. Along with running down my preseason top 10 (for fantasy purposes) from each position, I’ll also present a few more that are of interest. Requests of players not listed can be made in the comments. 1. Carlos Santana –…

  17. Drew Storen among Super Two qualifiers

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:38 PM EST

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    From the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com: Washington reliever Drew Storen, who failed to hold a ninth-inning lead against St. Louis in Game 5 of the NL division series, is among six extra players eligible for salary arbitration this winter under baseball’s new labor contract. San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera, New York Mets catcher Josh Thole,…

  18. Mets to non-tender Mike Pelfrey, perhaps Andres Torres

    Oct 22, 2012, 6:03 PM EST

    Andres Torres

    The New York Post’s Mike Puma was told by a “Mets person” that the team plans to non-tender right-hander Mike Pelfrey, but will try to re-sign him as a free agent. A decision on whether to tender outfielder Andres Torres hasn’t been made. Pelfrey underwent Tommy John surgery in May and is unlikely to be…

  19. And now the Giants’ season comes down to Barry Zito

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:31 AM EST

    Barry Zito

    Two years ago during the Giants’ championship run Barry Zito wasn’t even on the playoff roster, but now he’s starting Game 5 of the NLCS tonight with their season on the line. The good news is that the Giants have won 12 straight Zito starts dating back to August 7. The bad news is that…

  20. R.A. Dickey undergoes abdominal surgery

    Oct 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

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    As expected, R.A. Dickey underwent surgery Thursday in Philadelphia to repair a torn abdominal muscle that he pitched through for most of the season. Dickey confirmed via his Twitter account earlier this evening that the surgery was a success. He’s expected to be ready for spring training. Dickey posted a 2.73 ERA and 230/54 K/BB…

  21. An early guess at Team USA’s WBC lineup

    Oct 17, 2012, 6:31 PM EST

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    If Derek Jeter‘s broken ankle didn’t take him out of the mix for the World Baseball Classic the moment it happened, today’s news that he needs surgery definitely makes the issue moot. But as unfortunate as Jeter’s injury is for the Yankees, it’s not necessarily a bad thing for Team USA in next spring’s World…

  22. What you missed over the weekend

    Oct 15, 2012, 8:20 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

    Did you know that there is a 100% correlation between watching football and death? Really, every single person who has ever watched a football game has either died or will, without question, die in the future.  Stop the dying, people. Stop watching football.  It’s for your own good. In case you haven’t decided to turn…

  23. Mets could begin contract talks with David Wright next week

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:06 PM EST

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    We heard earlier this week that the Mets are expected to open negotiations with David Wright by offering him an extension “in the neighborhood” of $100 million. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson already began his pitch to Wright in September, but Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears that formal talks between the…

  24. The Mets are expected to offer “in the neighborhood of $100 million” to David Wright

    Oct 9, 2012, 5:07 PM EST

    David Wright

    Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are preparing an offer for David Wright: The Mets are expected to open negotiations with an offer for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million for star third baseman David Wright, people familiar with the team’s thinking said. That had better be a big neighborhood, because $100 million seems…

  25. Mets could have new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey by the World Series

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:07 PM EST

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    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said before Wednesday’s season finale against the Marlins that his highest priority this offseason is to work out new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. He’s determined to stay true to his word. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a baseball source said that it’s “conceivable”…

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