Posts tagged New York Mets

PIRATES TRADE FOR BYRD, BUCK

PIRATES TRADE FOR BYRD, BUCK

The Pittsburgh Pirates, with the post-season in sight for the first time in a couple of decades, addressed their biggest need with a trade that brought over OF Marlon Byrd from the Mets. PIRATES GET: OF Marlon Byrd, C John Buck METS GET: IF Dilson Herrera, PTBNL The Pirates have held down one of the […]

THROWBACK: DODGERS TRADE MIKE PIAZZA

THROWBACK: DODGERS TRADE MIKE PIAZZA

As the 1998 season approached, Mike Piazza was one of the biggest stars in the game and he was coming up on free agency. As the matinee-idol face of the Los Angeles Dodgers who put up unthinkable numbers from the catcher position, it was almost inconceivable that things wouldn’t be worked out in negotiations to keep him […]

MARTE, HARVEY SHINE IN MLB DEBUTS

MARTE, HARVEY SHINE IN MLB DEBUTS

A pair of highly-rated prospects made their MLB debuts on Thursday with both making big first impressions. The Pirates called up OF Starling Marte, #36 on Baseball America’s Midseason Top 50 Prospects list, and he took the first pitch he saw over the fence for a home run. Marte ended up going 2-for-4 in Pittsburgh’s […]

TRADE PIECE: ZACK WHEELER

TRADE PIECE: ZACK WHEELER

As the 2011 trade deadline approached, the San Francisco Giants were leading the NL west with only the Diamondbacks close to them in the standings. The solid pitching that had led the Giants to the 2010  World Series victory was still in play, but a big bat was needed in the middle of the lineup. […]

THE NELSON CRUZ EXPERIENCE

THE NELSON CRUZ EXPERIENCE

Rangers OF Nelson Cruz has developed into a hitting machine with a flair for the dramatic as he has shined over the past two post-seasons. When you see the big bomber post an OPS of 1.019 under the playoff/Word Series spotlight (including 6 HRs in the 2011 ALCS alone), it is hard to imagine that Cruz’ road […]

BREWERS ACQUIRE K-ROD FROM METS

BREWERS ACQUIRE K-ROD FROM METS

Brewers’ GM Doug Melvin got a head start on the trade-deadline frenzy Tuesday, acquiring Mets RP Francisco Rodriguez for two players to be named later. The Brewers are tied with the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central with less than three weeks to go before the annual non-waiver trade deadline. Rodriguez had converted on […]