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MICHAEL CUDDYER RUMORS

New York Mets: Collins considering shift in outfield positioning

When the New York Mets first acquired Michael Cuddyer, it was widely believed that he would play right field, moving Curtis Granderson over to left field. Now reports are surfacing that Terry Collins may have other ideas. While he said that Cuddyer and Granderson with each play both corner outfield positions in the spring, he is currently leaning towards keeping Granderson in right...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Long Says Batting Title Is Within Daniel Murphy’s Grasp

After his first Mets press conference here, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post pulled Kevin Long aside and asked him what Mets hitter has the best chance to become better this season. Long didn’t hesitate. “Murphy,’’ he said. “A batting title is not out of his grasp.” “He’s got a lot of pop and a lot of potential. There is more ability in there and we are going to...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Cuddyer On Injuries, Coors to Citi, Troy Tulowitzki

The prize of the Mets offseason, Michael Cuddyer, took some time to speak with reporters on a variety of topics: On Going From Coors to Citi “The last transition taught me that your approach can remain the same,” Cuddyer said. “No matter what ballpark you’re playing in, as long as you keep that same hitting approach, you can take that approach that I’ve been able to hone...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Executives: Cuddyer Among Worst Offseason Signings

The criticisms of the Michael Cuddyer signing continue to pile on. Jayson Stark of ESPN polled MLB executives around the league on what was the worst signing this offseason, and Cuddyer was ranked as one of the worst. A total of 8 executives named Cuddyer as the worst signing this Winter. Only Hanley Ramirez, Brett Anderson and Max Scherzer‘s deals were considered more unfavorable...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Preseason Edition

The New York Mets have had six consecutive losing seasons, and the last time they were in the playoffs they lost in the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006. Optimism that the 2015 season will change this streak is high, and the Mets are well equipped to make a playoff spot. One huge advantage for the Mets is the return of right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey, who missed all of the...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Michael Cuddyer really help the Mets?

When you run a baseball team in the biggest market in the world and your budget in 2015 is 19th in the sport, it’s a little insulting to the fanbase to shell out nearly 1/10th of that budget to a player who will be turning 36 before the start of the season, and who played just 49 games the year before. That’s the kind of “big fix” that doesn’t go over too well. But that...
Via Mets360.com
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cuddyer Downplays Injury History, Says Mets Will Challenge For NL East Supremacy

Michael Cuddyer told Mike Puma of the NY Post that he doesn’t buy the notion he’s a “disabled list stint waiting to happen” for the Mets. The Mets’ biggest splash this offseason was limited to 49 games last season with the Rockies, but told Puma the injuries were “freakish in nature.” “A broken shoulder was a freak injury … which I don’t see that happening here...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Way too much hinges on Michael Cuddyer’s health

The 2015 Mets have a weak link and it’s not what you think. Mets fans want to start the season with a complete team, free of glaring weaknesses at any given position. Every third blog post has been about upgrading over Wilmer Flores, as if mortgaging the future for a proven veteran shortstop to replace a young, homegrown, cheap player with offensive potential would put us in the...
Via Mets360.com
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Was signing Michael Cuddyer worth losing a first round pick?

Had the Mets not signed Michael Cuddyer or any other player that would cost them a draft pick in the draft in June, then they would have the 15th pick. From 2000 to 2009 every player that has been drafted 15th overall has made it to the major leagues. Some have performed better than others, Chase Utley, Stephen Drew, Devin Mesoraco, and former Mets number one pick Scott Kazmir...
Via Mets360.com
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Why did the Mets just sign Michael Cuddyer?

Surprise! The Mets just signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year deal, $21 million. Welcome to New York @mcuddy3! We've signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year contract. #Mets pic.twitter.com/1pwpJzESmB — New York Mets (@Mets) November 10, 2014 Double surprise! The Mets apparently have money to spend. Or at least they are pretending like they might. You see,...
Via The Outside Corner
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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