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Michael Cuddyer confounds us again

Last year at this time, it was all the rage. Early in the 2014 Winter Meetings, the Mets signed Michael Cuddyer and the media loved it. A veteran hitter, former batting champ and mentor to David Wright in his youth, Cuddyer was seen as the piece that would get the Mets to at least .500 for the first time in eons. The downside was downplayed, though. He’d only played in 41 games...
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Cuddyer on his retirement

To the Twins, Rockies and Mets, thank you for always treating me with class and respect. Thank you to my managers and coaches both in the minor leagues and major leagues. Thank you to my teammates. Every one of you holds a special place in my heart. Thank you to all of the front office workers, PR departments, clubhouse attendants, head clubhouse guys, and trainers for the wonderful...
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets’ Michael Cuddyer announces retirement on The Players’ Tribune

Last year at this time, Michael Cuddyer was the New York Mets’ headlining offseason addition. He signed a two-year, $21 million contract, a seemingly inexplicable agreement with a player who would be 36 years old on opening day and coming off a season in which injuries limited him to 49 games. By the postseason, Cuddyer was a non-factor for the Mets, limited to starts against...
Via The Outside Corner
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Cuddyer Officially Announces His Retirement

Michael Cuddyer officially announced his retirement in a post to the Players Tribune, writing: “I’ve made the decision to retire. With one year left on my contract, it is especially difficult to imagine not suiting up in a Mets uniform for one more year. As an athlete, retiring is the toughest decision you have to make and I don’t make it lightly. I’ve always run out every...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cuddyer Retirement Raises Questions and Reactions

When our own Michael Mayer discovered that Michael Cuddyer was no longer listed on the 40 man roster and then crosschecked it with and he surmised that the Wilpons may have just received a very Happy Hanukkah present and that the veteran outfielder had retired. Look at what is on the Mets current transaction page. — Michael Mayer (...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer reportedly plans to retire

NEW YORK -- New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer is ready to retire after playing 15 seasons in the major leagues.A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Cuddyer is planning to call it a career. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because there hadn't been an official announcement.ESPN first reported Cuddyer's plans.Cuddyer turns...
Via Associated Press
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist, Michael Cuddyer and the phony big move

The Mets failed to get their top target, Ben Zobrist, and I'm almost relieved. Four years and $56 million seems a lot for a player who turns 35 next May whose days of double-digit homers and stolen bases are in the past. Getting Neil Walker for one year until Dilson Herrera is ready while shedding Jon Niese's salary is a better plan, since the Mets are now in better position to add...
Via Subway Squawkers
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Next For Michael Cuddyer?

The Mets first big move last offseason was acquiring free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer. He signed with New York for two years and $21 million, and he cost the Mets their first round selection in 2015 draft. While he was coming off an injury plagued season, the Mets believed that he was exactly the type of hitter they needed. In his two previous years with Colorado, he batted...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Michael Cuddyer decision and LF moving forward

While many were fawning over the acquisition of Michael Cuddyer during the past offseason, someone wrote this: So, we’re left rooting for Cuddyer to ignore Father Time and remain productive, ignore Mother Nature and stay healthy, ignore the ghost of outfield Lucas Duda and be passable defensively all while not being swayed in moving from the hitter’s paradise of Coors Field...
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Lays Down The Law On Cuddyer

Some of you may remember that Michael Cuddyer article we ran a few days ago that featured the different media reactions – mostly positive – to his signing and how mixed in with all of them we had this one: Keith Law, ESPN – LOL Mets Since then, I’ve been anxiously awaiting a full article from him after that two word response on Twitter, and here it is – from ESPN Insider...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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