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  1. Rumors Roundup for Wednesday

    Doug Mittler

    The winter meetings inched closer to a conclusion on Wednesday, and the rumor mill in San Diego finally centered on someone not named Jon Lester. Lester has a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  2. Ike Davis may not last in Oakland

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics added to their infield depth Sunday, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from Pittsburgh in a deal that sends international slot money to the Pirates. Davis, whose career has been in decline after hitting 32 homers for the New...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  3. Mets' next move after Cuddyer

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets threw the first curveball of the Hot Stove season on Monday, agreeing to a two-year, $21 million deal with free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer, even though it will cost them the first pick in the 2015 draft. Cuddyer was offer...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  4. D-backs could trade for a pitcher

    Doug Mittler

    With four 20-win seasons on his resume, Dave Stewart knows a thing or two about pitching. That should come in handy in his new job as general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, whose 4.26 ERA last season was the second worst in the National League....

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  5. Zobrist a fit in LA?

    Doug Mittler

    Joe Maddon will not be following Andrew Friedman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, at least for the time being. But could one of Maddon's favorite players in Tampa end up at Chavez Ravine? The Rays will have until five days after the World Series to d...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  6. Outfield no longer an option for Duda

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets finally settled their first base situation in 2014 by trading away Ike Davis and watching Lucas Duda enjoy a breakout season with 30 homers and 92 RBI. Duda also spent time in the outfield in his first four big league seasons, b...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  7. Zobrist staying in Tampa Bay?

    Doug Mittler

    One of the big offseason decisions for the Tampa Bay Rays involves a $7.5 million option on Ben Zobrist, who started at five positions plus designated hitter and led the club with a .354 on-base percentage. Zobrist, who turns 34 next season, has ...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  8. Wren's job in jeopardy?

    Doug Mittler

    The odds of a front office shakeup in Atlanta appear to be increasing with each September defeat. The Braves dropped to 4-12 this month with Friday's 5-0 loss to the New York Mets to Atlanta, falling seven games behind Pittsburgh in the NL wild-c...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  9. The market for Michael Cuddyer

    Doug Mittler

    Michael Cuddyer is nearing the end of a three-year, $31 contract with the Colorado Rockies, a deal in which the outfielder/first baseman put up solid numbers - when he was able to stay on the field. Cuddyer is hitting .318 with a .532 slugging pe...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  10. Make or break year in Queens?

    Doug Mittler

    There are ample signs pointing to manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson keeping their jobs with the New York Mets. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News says "the Mets plan to make an announcement about both Collins' and Ald...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  11. Odds of a Mets-Cubs deal

    Doug Mittler

    The four-game wraparound series between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs has the feel of a Winter Meetings preview. After all, the Mets have built a stockpile of young pitching and the Cubs have an abundance of youthful hitters, particularly at sh...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  12. DeGrom's workload

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets previously set a 180-185 innings pitched limit for rookie Jacob deGrom, but there could be some wiggle room if the club is a serious contender for a postseason berth. In an interview during a local TV broadcast over the weekend,...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  13. Available pinch-hitters

    Doug Mittler

    In an era of increased specialization, one of baseball's unique jobs is not faring well in general. While offense is down throughout the game, pinch hitters are struggling at an even higher rate in 2014. Entering Tuesday, pinch hitters were hittin...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  14. Making room for d'Arnaud

    Doug Mittler

    Convinced that Travis d'Arnaud has regained his stroke, the New York Mets will recall their Opening Day catcher in time for Tuesday night's opener of a two-game series against Oakland. D'Arnaud hit .436 (24-for-55) with eight doubles, six homers a...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  15. Long Triple-A stint for d'Arnaud?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets turned some heads late Saturday night when they sent struggling catcher Travis d'Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas. Manager Terry Collins only added to the surprise Sunday by admitting it may be "a while" before d'Arnaud is back in the m...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  16. What's next for Syndergaard?

    Doug Mittler

    Monday was a day to forget for the New York Mets, who coughed up an eighth inning lead in a 5-3 loss to the Pirates. Jose Valverde was the main culprit in a bullpen meltdown and was promptly released after the game. Hitting coach Dave Hudgens also ...

    Blog | May 27, 2014