Posted by Mack Ade at 8:00 AM
C-1B Mike Napoli signs 3-yr., $39mil deal with Boston
Napoli in 2012: .227 BA, 30% K rate, 24 HR, 56 RBI
Saltalamacchia in 2012: .222 BA, 31% K rate, 25 HR, 59 RBI
Toronto claims their 4th catcher, Eli Whiteside
The Nats resign LHRP Zach Duke
OF Angel Pagan agrees to stay in San Francisco, 4-yrs, $40mil
OF Cesar Puello – 1-2, 2-R, , 2B, .125
C Francisco Pena – 1-1, 1-R, 2B, 2-RBI, .253
LF-2B Jordany Valdespin – 0-3, .255
Regarding RA Dickey, Monday was pretty much a posturing day for Sandy Alderson. Multiple reports had him receiving some initial offers, which are always low-end. Thin what the Democrats and Repulicans are putting on the table right now. That final bill will never look like the original offers. Alderson needs to show patience here, while, at the same time, not sign an extension too early. Pitchers like Zack Greinke, and Anibal Sanchez need to get their deals done which will make Dickey one of the few premier pitchers still on the market. Sean McAdam of Red Sox Talk reports: “The Mets are more than willing to listen on R.A. Dickey, but to date, according to a source, the Red Sox have shown no interest.”
Ted makes a good point and strengthens my earlier posts where I suggest that Thole be given another year to turn around a horrible 2012. He simply can’t hit that bad again because this is a kid that has worked so hard to become a major league hitter. It has to be concussion related.
This would solve a bunch of things if the Mets could pull this off at a decent amount of money/years, especially if they could still pull off a deal for a full time outfielder for Dickey. You’re not going to find a better platoon player than Hairston. Give him two years plus a third option.
A SHORTSTOP? What’s with all these fucking shortstops? Ruben Tejada, Phillip Evans, Gavin Cecchini… now. JBJ is Alderson’s kind of player and finished hot last season in AA. He’s at least a year away but he’d fit in perfect into the 2014 plan. I’d do it for Bradley and Salty.