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  1. Ike's role in Pittsburgh

    Doug Mittler

    The Pittsburgh Pirates needed an upgrade at first base and Ike Davis needed a change of scenery. The two sides finally came together Friday night when the Bucs acquired Davis from the New York Mets for or pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be name...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  2. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  3. How Mets might deal with OF shortage

    Doug Mittler

    Prior to Monday's game in Arizona, New York Mets manager Terry Collins discussed the juggling game he would perform when outfielder Chris Young comes off the disabled list later this week. But surplus quickly became shortage when Juan Lagares and Cur...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Mets interested in Abreu?

    Doug Mittler

    Unable to land a roster spot with the Philadelphia Phillies, 40-year-old Bobby Abreu could land a minor league deal with the New York Mets. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets the Mets are considering adding Abreu as "outfield insurance" and would ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. Possible destinations for Rollins

    Doug Mittler

    Is the spring training feud between Jimmy Rollins and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg nearing a tipping point? Rollins was benched on three successive days last week by Sandberg, who has downplayed any talk of a rift. But ESPN The Magazine's Bust...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  6. Could D-backs deal for a pitcher?

    Doug Mittler

    The Arizona Diamondbacks got the worst possible news regarding Patrick Corbin, who could be lost for the season after an MRI revealed a tear to the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. Corbin was scheduled to start on Opening Day in Australia a...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  7. Mets want Drew only at a discount

    Doug Mittler

    Instead of being in a big league camp right now, Stephen Drew is working out at the new Scott Boras training facility in North Miami later as the free agent shortstop awaits his destination for 2014. The New York Mets, currently set to go with the...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  8. Mets kick tires on Hanrahan?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets say they are still in the market for some late-inning bullpen help, even if the market is closing fast. The Mets had been in contact with the representatives for Fernando Rodney, but the former Rays closer agreed to a two-year de...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  9. Mariners, O's eye Rodney?

    Doug Mittler

    While the list of available free agent starters remains plentiful, the market of viable closer candidates is essentially down to Fernando Rodney, who has 85 saves the last two seasons for thee Tampa Bay Rays. The Seattle Mariners, built to win now...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  10. Mets eye Fernando Rodney?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets, who are among the teams looking to add a reliever at a club-friendly price, have been 'in dialogue" with free agent closer Fernando Rodney, reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The Mets apparently have turned their attention t...

    Blog | January 25, 2014
  11. Mets still shopping for starter?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets may still be looking to add an extra pitcher to compete for the role of fifth starter. The Mets signed John Lannan to a minor league deal over the weekend, but assistant GM John Ricco tells Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com that the...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  12. Monday Roundup: Mattingly deal near?

    Doug Mittler

    Don Mattingly has made no secret of his desire to land a contract extension after leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to an NL West title and a trip to the League Championship Series. With spring training about six weeks away, that may soon be happening....

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  13. Twin Cities encore for Santana?

    Doug Mittler

    We mentioned last week that Johan Santana was getting closer to making a decision on a minor league deal. The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner may end up choosing some familiar surroundings. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports the Twi...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  14. Mets won't overpay for Drew

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets may be interested in free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, but are reluctant to offer more than a one-year deal, reports Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. The Mets have dropped hints for weeks that they are prepared to bite t...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  15. Monday Roundup: Thome's future

    Doug Mittler

    Calling it quits is rarely an easy thing to do for a professional baseball player, especially one that loves the game as much as Jim Thome. The owner of 612 career owners admitted as much on Monday morning, saying in an interview on MLB Network tha...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  16. Kendrys Morales at a discount?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the free agents still looking for work is first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales, who posted solid numbers for the Seattle Mariners last season (.277/.336/449 with 23 homers), but has seen his market hampered by draft pick compensation. This may b...

    Blog | December 23, 2013