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    Quote Originally Posted by dunbummin View Post
    Scratch Soto. He's signed. And it looks like Ludwick is returning to Cincy. The trouble is that you are not really talking about lower cost targets here, unless you mean lower than Upton, Bourn or Napoli. Victorino is looking for 3 years/$30 million. We should be able to afford that, especially if Sandy backloaded it. But so far they don't seem inclined to pursue anyone who costs that much. Hairston is still a possibility. We could probably get him for 2 years/$6-7 million, slightly backloaded. We don't seem to be pursuing him very aggressively, but that could be because Scott wants to gauge his value with other teams. I hope Sandy steps up when the time comes and gets him to ink a deal.

    All we've heard mentioned so far is Miguel Olivo, who may not be as weak as Nickeas, but would not provide the right handed bat we need to complement, or hopefully replace, Thole. And they just mentioned that our people will meet with Cesar Izturis. We do need a utility infielder, but Izturis is an offensive downgrade from Cedeno, who did well for us last year, or from Ryan Theriot, who would be a good addition as well. Izturis, though, is strong defensively (could be a late inning replacement) and would be cheaper than any of the others mentioned.

    Actually, I think (and fervently hope) that we will find our outfielders and catcher in the trade market this winter. I won't speculate on available outfielders, because we could get some quality young players in a trade for Dickey. But for catcher, both Saltalamacchia and Arencibia seem to be available, and either would be more than satisfactory.

    For a few real lower cost targets, though, how about these non-tenders:

    Derrick Robinson, a 25 yr old switch hitting center fielder who has middling minor league stats, but in 2008-2011 stole 62, 69, 50 & 55 bases. Ciould be used off the bench as a pinch runner and late inning defensive replacement.

    Peter Moylan, who would probably accept an incentive laden contract, and if he is healthy could help bolster the bull pen.

    Jair Jurjjens, who could also be signed to an incentive contract and who could make a major addition to the rotation if Dickey is taded.
    I would cream my pants if we could sign Jurjjens

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    Quote Originally Posted by FmartMVP View Post
    I would cream my pants if we could sign Jurjjens
    And I would bring you a couple of tissues.
    Former B'klyn Dodger fan. Mets Maniac since 1962.

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    AdamRubinESPN So #SFGiants have Angel Pagan and Andres Torres. Ramon Ramirez is a free agent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by clayamtion View Post
    AdamRubinESPN So #SFGiants have Angel Pagan and Andres Torres. Ramon Ramirez is a free agent.

    At least until Sandy finds a way to spin bringing him back....

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    That trade turned out to be phenomenal.

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    Acosta signed with the Giants, but the ones that play in Japan.


    The Acostalypse has hit another continent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    Acosta signed with the Giants, but the ones that play in Japan.


    The Acostalypse has hit another continent.
    I'd still want to wear a helmet whenever he pitches. He's been known to give up some really long home runs.
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    FINALLY, Manny "Grand Slam" Acosta is a part of Mets trivia history. One of the biggest choke artist relief pitchers we've had in recent history.......

    When a clutch hit was needed by the opposition, Manny obliged....

    Rots of ruck in Japan......

    Sayonara POS, er, sucker!......
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    The Twins have agreed to terms with right-hander Mike Pelfrey, reports CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman (via Twitter).
    "The 90 wins is about challenge. It's about changing the conversation. It's about framing questions for ourselves as to how we get there. So I stand by the notion that we need to get better, and in doing so we need to set concrete goals for ourselves so that we have sort of specific conversations among ourselves about how we're going to get there." -- Mr. Alderson

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    Good luck, Mike. You were pitching well for us before the injury.
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    @AdamRubinESPN
    Can confirm @JonHeymanCBS report. Mike Pelfrey to #Twins. $4 million base and another $1.5M in incentives. Pending physical
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    You can see why R.A. Dickey at $5M in 2013 is such a commodity. If Pelf hits his incentives, he can earn more than Dickey next season.
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    If Pelf hits his incentives, he can earn more than Dickey next season.
    Dear Sweet Geezus.
    "The 90 wins is about challenge. It's about changing the conversation. It's about framing questions for ourselves as to how we get there. So I stand by the notion that we need to get better, and in doing so we need to set concrete goals for ourselves so that we have sort of specific conversations among ourselves about how we're going to get there." -- Mr. Alderson

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    Crazy, huh?
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    Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS #mets are scouring relief market. plenty of good options left, including ones who can close. (i.e. valverde, krod, capps)

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    Yea, we're totally gonna get K-Rod AGAIN.

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