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Former New York Met released by San Francisco Giants

Former New York Met released by San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants earlier today released infielder Marco Scuatro, according to MLB.com. The 39-year-old played in parts of three seasons with the Giants, most famously batting behind former Met Angel Pagan during the team’s 2012 World Series run. Injuries limited Scutaro to five games in 2014, and the club decided to part ways with …

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Ex-Mets find new homes in NL East

Ex-Mets find new homes in NL East

Several former Mets are returning to National League East affiliates this year. The Philadelphia Phillies inked OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract on Nov. 13, 2014, following a one-year stay with the San Diego Padres. The 31-year-old appeared in 10 games for the 2014 Padres, but hit .289/.320/.450 in 115 games for Triple-A …

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Duquette: Nationals ‘were a lot closer than people think’ to moving Ian Desmond to Mets

Duquette: Nationals ‘were a lot closer than people think’ to moving Ian Desmond to Mets

Jim Duquette earlier tweeted the Washington Nationals may be close to moving shortstop Ian Desmond to the New York Mets. Jim Duquette: “The Nationals are a lot closer to moving Ian Desmond to the Mets than you think” — MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) January 15, 2015 However, Duquette later seemed to backtrack, tweeting, “They WERE …

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A’s acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar, and why Mets stand pat with Wilmer Flores

A’s acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar, and why Mets stand pat with Wilmer Flores

The Oakland A’s are close to acquiring utility man Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and prospects Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell, according to MLB Trade Rumors. Meanwhile, the Mets stand pat with Wilmer Flores as the club’s leading candidate to start at shortstop on Opening …

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Projected 2015 New York Mets bullpen and statistics

Projected 2015 New York Mets bullpen and statistics

The 2015 New York Mets bullpen will feature an exciting group of flame-throwing young pitchers that will support a loaded starting rotation. The following players are tentatively scheduled to comprise the club’s bullpen. Statistics courtesy of Steamer. 1. RHP Bobby Parnell — 65 G, 3.24 ERA, 8.2 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 Terry Collins has appointed Parnell …

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Former Mets farmhand Alonzo Harris to play for AA’s St. Paul Saints, exclusive interview

Former Mets farmhand Alonzo Harris to play for AA’s St. Paul Saints, exclusive interview

Former New York Mets farmhand Alonzo Harris will play for American Association’s St. Paul Saints in 2015, Around Citi has learned. The McComb, Miss. product had a breakout 2012 season with High-A Port St. Lucie, hitting .287/.354/.424 with 40 stolen bases in 51 attempts. However, after struggling to find consistency in 2013 following a promotion …

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Projected 2015 New York Mets starting rotation and statistics

Projected 2015 New York Mets starting rotation and statistics

The New York Mets’ biggest strength is projected to be their starting rotation. The following players are projected to comprise the club’s rotation out of spring training. All statistical projections are courtesy of Steamer. 1. RHP Matt Harvey — 27 GS, 3.13 ERA, 9.7 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 Matt Harvey is scheduled to begin his season …

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Projected 2015 New York Mets Opening Day lineup and statistics

Projected 2015 New York Mets Opening Day lineup and statistics

New York Mets manager Terry Collins revealed his projected 2015 Opening Day lineup during a press conference on Wednesday morning. Collins’ projected lineup is as follows, with offensive projections courtesy of Steamer. 1. Juan Lagares – CF  .248/.288/.396 — 15 HR, 23 2B 2. Curtis Granderson – LF .222/.314/.398 — 19 HR, 20 2B 3. …

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Sandy Alderson: Wilmer Flores ‘likely’ 2015 SS, but why?

Sandy Alderson: Wilmer Flores ‘likely’ 2015 SS, but why?

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters at the Mets Holiday Party for Kids that there is a ‘very high’ probability the club will field Wilmer Flores at shortstop in 2015. Somehow, this makes sense. Jose Reyes is long gone, and Troy Tulowitzki will not soon don a Mets jersey. The price for high-profile bats has …

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