Archive | November, 2012

David Wright signs 8-year/$138 million deal with New York Mets

After a busy week of negotiations, multiple outlets are now reporting that the New York Mets have signed third baseman David Wright to 8-year contract worth $138 million.  Wright was set to be under contract next season for $16 million, but that portion of his old deal was ripped up, effectively making this a 7-year [...]

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Heyman: Royals have checked in on R.A. Dickey

The Kansas City Royals have a bevy of talented young players and are apparently in the market for a front-end starter.  K.C. has already signed Ervin Santana and brought back Jeremy Guthrie but are looking for someone to slot into that number one slot in the rotation.  Their search for an ace, according to Jon Heyman [...]

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Martino: Mets have made their best offer to David Wright

A year after the New York Mets let Jose Reyes walk without ever even making the shortstop an offer to stay, the team has seemingly taken the complete opposite approach with third basemen David Wright.  A day doesn’t pass without a new report of an offer from the team in the hopes of keeping #5 [...]

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Mets expect bulk of winter additions to come via free agency

In a report to ESPN New York.com, Adam Rubin says “the New York Mets expect the bulk of their winter additions to come via free agency, not trades.  In fact, “no notable trade may materialize at all.”  In a separate post to his blog, Rubin writes, the Mets have several off-season needs and according to [...]

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Deferred money is an issue in David Wright contract negotiations

In a report to the New York Post, an industry source with knowledge of the negotiations has told Mike Puma deferred money is an issue between the New York Mets and David Wright.  According to Puma: “The $119 million-129 million the Mets are willing to pay Wright for seven years (making the deal $135M-$145M counting [...]

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Rosenthal: Mets 7-year offer to Wright between $125M and $150M

As the hours pass throughout the day rumors of the New York Mets contract extension offer to David Wright seem to get richer and richer.  Ken Rosenthal, following up on a story he posted to FOX Sports earlier today in which he said Wright had been offered a 6-year/$100 million extension on Monday, now says New [...]

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Martino: Mets have made Wright 7-year offer in excess of $100M

Earlier this morning Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports said that “the Mets offered (David) Wright a six-year, $100 million contract extension on Monday, according to major-league sources.”   With Thanksgiving still on my mind I said that I felt such an offer was like a lukewarm plate of turkey with mashed potatoes, no stuffing or cranberry [...]

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Rosenthal: Mets offer Wright 6-year/$100 million extension

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the New York Mets offered third basemen David Wright a six-year extension worth $100 million on Monday.  In Thanksgiving terms, I liken this to a lukewarm plate of turkey with mashed potatoes, no stuffing or cranberry sauce.  I guess it’s a starting point in that it follows suit [...]

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New York Mets trade for Oakland A’s infielder Brandon Hicks

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the New York Mets have acquired middle infielder, Brandon Hicks, from the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations: Mets acquire Brandon Hicks from Oakland for cash considerations. November 26, 2012 5:00 pm via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite @AdamRubinESPN Adam Rubin Ronny Cedeno is a free agent, so Mets need backup middle [...]

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