Kyle Farnsworth Signs Minor League Deal with New York Mets

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Kyle Farnsworth signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets, with an invite to Spring Training. The veteran right-hander will turn 38 in April. Over 15 seasons with seven different teams Farnsworth has compiled a 4.26 ERA with strikeout and walk rates of 22.8 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively. A former 47th round draft pick of […]

Six Hitters That Could Bounce Back in 2014

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Every year there are a handful of hitters, whether the young and talented or the formerly successful, that most people want to give up on. In 2013 we saw outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino have impressive seasons at the plate after mediocre 2012 campaigns. Jacoby Ellsbury and Troy Tulowitzki returned to top form after spending most of 2012 on the […]

Mets and Ike Davis Agree on One-year Deal

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Throughout the offseason, Ike Davis and Lucas Duda have repeatedly showed up in trade rumors. At least for now, it appears that the New York Mets will open spring training with both players in camp. Davis avoided arbitration on Thursday by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million deal. Davis, who is 26 and was the […]

Mets Reach Agreement With Bartolo Colon

The New York Mets have reached an agreement with Bartolo Colon on a two-year deal worth $20 million  according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Colon was drawing interest from several teams including the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles. The Cleveland Indians also had interest in reuniting with the veteran right-hander but were […]

Mets Getting Closer with Curtis Granderson

Talks between free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets have picked up, and the club is getting optimistic about their chances of landing the lefty power bat according to Marc Carig of Newsday. The 32 year-old Granderson hit 84 home runs between 2011-12, the most in the majors. Two separate occasions on which he got hit […]

New York Yankees Will Pay $29.1 Million Luxury Tax Bill

The New York Yankees will pay a record $29.1 million luxury tax bill after the season. The team is taxed 50% on every dollar over the $178 million luxury tax threshold. Yankees ownership has made it no secret that they intend to get under the luxury tax threshold — which increases to $189 million in 2014 — […]

Pirates Trade with Mets for Marlon Byrd, John Buck

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck in a trade Tuesday with the New York Met.  The Mets received infield prospect Dilson Herrera and a player to be named. The Pirates are attempting to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1992 were to looking to improve offensively and Byrd is batting .285 with a career-high 21 […]

Mets Matt Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL

According to reports New York Mets ace Matt Harvey is headed to the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and could be facing Tommy John Surgery. Marc Carig of Newsday originally reported that Harvey underwent an MRI on Monday morning. Harvey has pitched to a 2.27 ERA this season , his first full season in the major […]

Yankees Call Up Dellin Betances Send David Adams Down

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The New York Yankees have called up right-hander Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton and sent infielder David Adams  in a corresponding move. Betances has pitched very well since moving to the bullpen earlier this year (1.46 ERA  in 49.1 IP) and will help the Yankees bullpen. He started six games for the RailRiders in 2013, pitching to a […]

Yankees Acquire Alfonso Soriano from Cubs

In a deal approved Friday morning, the Yankees have officially acquired outfielder, Alfonso Soriano, from the Chicago Cubs. The acquisition has been rumored for weeks but hinged on multiple obstacles ranging from Soriano waiving his no-trade clause to how much money would be exchanged to which prospect the Yankees would give up. The former Yankees’ […]