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Yanks Will Have to Settle for Internal Pitching Options

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The Rangers winning the bid for Yu Darvish put the nail in the coffin for the Yankees free agent pitching hopes. They spurned C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle, and weren’t ready to break the bank on Darvish. You hear rumors that Brian Cashman would like to deal for John Danks or Gio Gonzalez, but he […]

These Fish Don’t Fool Me

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

On Opening Day 2011 there were 12 teams with payrolls of $100 million dollars or more. The Florida, now Miami Marlins were 7th from the bottom with a payroll of $56 million dollars. Over the last two weeks we have heard they have outstanding offers to Jose Reyes, Albert Pujols, Ryan Madson, and Mark Buehrle. […]

Yanks Should Pass on Long-Term Pitching Contracts

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Yankees fans have spoken on NYBD and it appears they don’t want C.J. Wilson. In a poll that went active yesterday morning (as of this writing) 50% voted for Yu Darvish as their preferred choice, Mark Buehrle came in second at 26%, and C.J. Wilson came in fourth, behind acquiring another organizations starting pitcher (15%), at 6%. I am here to […]

Yanks May Prefer Darvish

Monday, November 7th, 2011

You heard the reports about the Yankees opening up talks with C.J. Wilson‘s agent, Bob Garber. According to my source, however, Billy Eppler and Damon Oppenheimer are pushing hard for Brian Cashman to go after Yu Darvish. Mike Silva adds: I said on yesterday’s show that it might make more sense to go after Darvish, […]

A Sensible Yankees Offseason Plan

Monday, October 17th, 2011

We have been debating how many years the Yankees should go with CC Sabathia if he elects to opt-out of his current 7 year/$161 million dollar deal. I mentioned on Friday how the Yankees should see all the red flags displayed by C.J. Wilson this postseason and stay away. In reading Joel Sherman the last couple of days it may be […]

R.A. Dickey Continues to Prove He is No Fluke

Friday, August 6th, 2010

I was mocked last week for saying that Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was equally as good, if not better, than Roy Oswalt this year and going forward. Some compare Dickey to Aaron Small, who went 10-0 for the Yankees in 2005. The big difference is that while Dickey has shown statistical evidence that his work […]

Mets Already Have Roy Oswalt

Friday, July 30th, 2010

What if I told you a player the Mets acquired midseason would have a 7-4 record and a 2.32 ERA? Would you consider that a good “in season” acquisition? One of the biggest midseason acquisitions the Mets ever made was acquiring Frank Viola - coming off a Cy Young season - from the Minnesota Twins. […]

Pettitte Injury Just What Sellers Needed

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The Mets have been pursuing a starting pitcher for the better part of two months. Cliff Lee is gone, Roy Oswalt expensive, and Dan Haren will cost the moon in terms of prospects. That leaves the pile of next tier starters like Ted Lilly, Jake Westbrook, and Brett Myers. I wrote yesterday how Myers would […]

Mets Not Willing to Meet Houston’s Price for Oswalt

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

We have been trying to dig over at NYBD the last few days to find out exactly what the Mets will do for starting pitching now that Cliff Lee is out of the picture. Names like Dan Haren, Ted Lilly, and Roy Oswalt aren’t news - many have discussed them over the last few months […]

Have Fun Now, But 2011 Should Be a Priority

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

The Mets may have lost out on Cliff Lee, but all hope is not lost. Although many have been down on the team’s farm system it has been the homegrown kids that have helped put them in the hunt for the NL East. Ike Davis, Josh Thole, Ruben Tejada, and Jonathon Niese all have been […]

Francesa: “Mets Don’t Want Oswalt”

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

While listening to WFAN’s Mike Francesa today he threw out an interesting blurb when a caller told him he wasn’t a supporter of the Mets going after Roy Oswalt. “The Mets don’t want Oswalt.” the “Sports Pope” proclaimed. Whether this is opinion or fact remains to be seen, but Mike was the one that broke […]

Vote For Pedro

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

When Mike and I discussed a possible return of Pedro Martinez this spring, I said the following conditions would be necessary for it to make sense. 1. The Mets would need to be in contention. 2. The Mets would need to be one starting pitcher short. The second condition seemed like an obvious one, since […]

Arizona Fire Sale Could Change Things

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Matt Cerrone’s report that the Mets have enough prospects to land Cliff Lee should come as no surprise to those that follow the organization. As much as I believe Lee will ultimately wind up with the Yankees this offseason, I sense the Mets will make a serious run at the Seattle lefty. Whether they are […]

F-Mart Hot Streak Could Provide Valuable Trade Commodity

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Last night fans were treated to a broadcast of the Buffalo/Lehigh Valley game on SNY during the Mets off day. A familiar face provided the heroics as Fernando Martinez hit a two out walk off grand slam for a 7-6 victory. Martinez returned this weekend after spending a month on the disabled list with a […]

Carmona Available, Should Mets Be Interested?

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Matt Cerrone of Metsblog reported the Mets interest in Kevin Millwood, Jeremy Guthrie, and Jake Westbrook yesterday. Of course, stars like Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt will also be available come the trading deadline. NYBD has learned that Cleveland will also listen to offers for Fausto Carmona. Since it’s going to be difficult to pull […]