Dec 6: The latest, relevant infield rumors from around MLB

9:05 pm: The Red Sox have re-signed free agent 1B Mike Napoli (Bradford) to a two-year, $32 million deal (McAdam).

2:40 pm: The Rangers agreed to sign free agent C JP Arencibia to a one-year, $1.8 million contract (Rosenthal).

2:10 pm: The Twins have expressed interest in free agent C John Buck (Puma).

11:20 am: The Rangers have agreed to sign free agent C JP Arencibia (Grant).

68 comments
gothamsane
gothamsane

Boy ESS I wrong about Napoli. His tssyr in women or not, despite 187 Is last year his OBP was quite high with mucho RBIs. I did not review the HR splits. Did he say that the Red Sox would have to match or beat other offers? I used to read about discounts for the team he last played with but premium... ? Is that verified. At 31, two x $16M great signing!!

TurkWendell4Life
TurkWendell4Life

John Buck probably still wants to be a starter. Would bring him back if he was cool in the backup as planned last year.

Vee!
Vee!

not signing Arencibia will be a mistake :(

mikepiazza3186
mikepiazza3186

Can u only have an avatar if you use Facebook or Twitter??????

Joe Balsamo
Joe Balsamo

Honestly I'd go hard after starlin Castro, off a down year now is time to try n pick him up, getting a SS that can leadoff would be really smart as it fills 2 needs with 1 player, what do you guys think gets it done? Murphy Montero Tejada is a start

Joe Balsamo
Joe Balsamo

It's simple, they need to get 2-3 more Solid players not including bullpen help,I'd try to get Drew up the middle D is very important ESP when your team is built on young power pitching, having said that he'll prob cost too much so they need to get creative , make a solid trade(aybar,gregorous,hardy) all come to mind

texasmetsfan
texasmetsfan

Twins making lots of noise this winter...

tacknaf
tacknaf

why do some of us have avatars and some do not? why can't I add one. this is annoying. the old avatars were great

krayzie
krayzie

what are thoughts on Ike? the man clearly has a lot of upside if he can get his sh*t together

nagel100
nagel100

I'm hoping Mets move Murphy to first and EY to second.  

mrmet10
mrmet10

Also wonder if the yankees would entertain a murphy for gardner swap involving other pieces

mrmet10
mrmet10

Maybe the mets can pull a 3 way deal with the mariners and rays obviously other players will be involved in the deal but

Mariners: price

Rays: Walker, Montero, davis

Mets: either franklin or miller from seattle to play ss preferably franklin they can afford to move wat with the cano signing

Andrew Herbst
Andrew Herbst

I think Arencebia's a good signing for Rangers.

Victor Triguero
Victor Triguero

What do you guys think of Logan Morrison for 1B?


He is available and we have done business before with the Marlins. Then get that package started for maybe a SS with Ike being one of the pieces moved

dave27a
dave27a

@TurkWendell4Life The Twins are looking at him as a starter now that Mauer is being moved to 1B.   SHort of them, there aren't many more options for him to start, but I bet that gets done.

dave27a
dave27a

@Vee Langer Texas is making him their starter...why does he want to come here to be pushed out by the same guy who was going to push him out in Toronto?

nymets17
nymets17

@lifelongmets answered it below ....

gothamsane
gothamsane

I glanced at the computer numbers weeks ago, What stands out about Castro? contract? Dealing with Theo?

ac0814
ac0814

I would be behind this 100%

I wonder, would the Cubs consider a package of:

Montero or Gee, Flores, Tejada, deGrom, and one of our young SS prospects (Cechinni or Rosario)

For

Castro and Samardjzia

That's giving the Cubs 2 major league ready SP, a major league ready 3b (or 2b), a future SS, and a stop gap SS.

The Mets get their starting SS/leadoff hitter and a decent replacement for Gee or Montero.

Thoughts?

LifelongMets
LifelongMets

@tacknaf My understanding as of this point- which is very thin I might add- is that those with Facebook and twitter can use their personal avatars. Since livefyre links with SNY accounts, they aren't livefyre accounts and unfortunately SNY doesn't have avatars.

dave27a
dave27a

@krayzie To me, now that you've added some legitimate firepowr, it's crazy to deal him for 30 cents on the dollar.  He's just struggled - he's not a problem on the team, and now you can slot him 5th or 6th (if we find a legitimate bat at SS) and take some pressure off.  He's not a cleanup hitter, but if this organization tries to push Duda because of his 'plate discipline' I'm going to puke.  He doesn't have plate discipline-  he has plate apathy.

KMO82
KMO82

@krayzie I think you keep him unless you get a trade that significantly upgrades you in another area.  We don't have many guys that even have 30HR potential let alone ones who actually hit 30HRs.

dave27a
dave27a

@mrmet10 Ah yes, the overrated Yankee for the underrated Met - a staple of the local sport talk radio scene!

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

@mrmet10 Id rather the OF prospect Mason Williams who could be ready to replace Chris Young in 2015

jjong
jjong

Yes, they do need SS and a SP.  But which SS, Alderson needs to be creative because they are out of Drew price range.  In terms of SP, any quality inning eater pitcher will do until Harvey returns or even after he returns too.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

@Victor Triguero Personally, if I had to choose between Morrison and Davis. . I would choose Davis.

gothamsane
gothamsane

Are you serious? For Cargo or Castro? Who are you, GM Kevin Mac Minnesota TWolves gifting Garnett to the Celtics? Throw in Thor and Harvey if they do it by tomorrow?

openmind6
openmind6

Are you going to stand by that statement with Ike's average stuck at .185 in June?

gameball
gameball

This team could set a new record for strikeouts in 2014.

KMO82
KMO82

@jjong Or until Montero or Syndergaard step in.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@martyb17 It said that to me at first, then I went to the sny.tv site after it made my name and it let you go up to 20 characters through the control panel.

MartyBarrett17
MartyBarrett17

Thanks Dave, that fixed it. Now for the avatar...