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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. LaRocque on La Russa's wish list?

    Doug Mittler

    Tony La Russa is still getting his feet wet in his new job as chief baseball officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks, but could he turn to a familiar face in St. Louis as part of a front-office reshuffling? Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says there ...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  14. Impact of Gee's setback

    Doug Mittler

    Injured New York Mets starter Dillon Gee did not throw a bullpen session on Sunday as planned, leaving no clear sign as to when he will return from the disabled list. Gee was off to a solid start with a 3-1 record and a 2.73 ERA before landing on...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  15. Making room for Abreu

    Doug Mittler

    Bobby Abreu's long journey back to the major leagues is complete after the 40-year-old was called up by the New York Mets on Sunday night. Abreu, who last played in the majors in 2012 with the Dodgers, was hitting .395 with four doubles, a home ru...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  16. 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