October 2011

If I were GM: My offseason plan for the New York Mets

October 31, 2011 // 3 Comments

NOTE: This plan is without Jose Reyes. I would like to have Jose Reyes back, but here I will be looking at an alternative: life without Jose. First, let’s start with the players with guaranteed contracts for next season: Johan Santana    $24MM Jason Bay              $18.3MM [...]

Braves news: McClouth, Lowe gone

October 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Braves have been very active so far in this very young offseason. Here’s what they’ve done today: The Braves traded Derek Lowe today to the Indians, according to multiple reports. The Braves will get an undetermined minor league player in return for Lowe and will be paying $10MM of [...]

Looking over closer options for the Mets

October 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson has a big task in front of him this winter. He has to rebuild a bullpen who really struggled last season. They will almost certainly turn to the closer role to address first. Here are some of the options the Mets could explore in the free agent market: Chad Qualls- Qualls will [...]

Mets one step closer to completing coaching staff

October 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

According to reports, the Mets are planning to hire Bob Geren as the next bench coach. Geren will replace Ken Oberkfell, who was let go last week along with two other coaches. Geren had served as the manager of the A’s since 2007, until he was fired about one third of the way through the [...]

The offseason to-do list (pt. 2)

October 8, 2011 // 2 Comments

Here is my continuation of the offseason to-do list… (To see part one, click here) 4. Shop Lucas Duda With Daniel Murphy and Ike Davis coming back next year, the Mets don’t have much room for Duda. Yes, he can play right field, but if the Mets want to make a move for a first [...]
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