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Brian DePersis
I am a Physical Education teacher with a wonderful wife, two girls, & one littel dude.
Interests: movies, baseball, nintendo wii, adventures with the wife & kids
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Mar 15, 2010
According to Luke Adams at MLBTR, Joe Beimel is weighing a contract offer from the Mets. Beimel represents a solid left handed reliever that would be a welcome addition to Pedro Feliciano. The Mets have lacked a second lefty for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
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Adam Rubin of the Daily News is reporting that, even this early in Mets camp, they are fielding calls inquiring about the glut of catchers they have. Rubin believes that Omir Santos and/or the newly acquired Shawn Riggans could possibly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
The Mets have and continue to have a minor league deal extended to free agent catcher Rod Barajas. The sense is that Barajas would essentially form a strong defensive tandem with Henry Blanco while each can provide occasional pop. Josh... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
According to Crasnick, the Mets are close to signing Mike Jacobs to a minor league deal. Good move by Minaya I think. Jacobs has some seasoning, some attitude, and some power. I would say, if it wasn't obvious already, Carlos... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
According to Matt Cerrone, Jose Reyes ran full speed sprint during his latest workout and declared himself ready for baseball. Spring Training is near and Reyes is running, now I am ansy for baseball Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
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In a tweet from the Star Ledger's Marc Carig, the Mets have signed Catalanotto to a Minor League deal with an invite to spring training. Unless he completely bombs in Florida, look for him to fill a bench role and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
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The Mets joke of an off season continues. They have reportedly signed former Rockies chump, Josh Fogg to a minor league deal in hopes he can with the 5th spot in the roster. I will not begin to get into... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
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Ken Davidoff at Newsday is reporting that the Mets and John Smoltz may be getting close to finding a match. Apparently both sides continue to talk and express interest. At this point, the Mets have yet to extend an offer,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
MLB.com reports the Padres have signed Garland. This is a good, cheap pickup for them. Never really a Met target, he will be a capable starter for them. Apparently, Orlando Hudson is indicating that he is close to signing, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
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Danny Knobler reports at CBS Sports, Ben Sheets has passed a physical and signed a contract for $8 million plus. So, my last posts are a bust, the Mets let Sheets go, or Sheets didn't want to pitch here, whatever.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
According to Mychael Urban, the A's have scheduled a press conference for 1pm today. Have they signed Ben Sheets? Obviously this is just rumors and guessing, but it is a real possibility. Sources have also confirmed to Urban that the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
Well, the A's apparently have made a strong offer to Ben Sheets and are hoping to hear back from his cam today or tomorrow with a decision. Is it me or does this sound like the theme of the winter?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
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Jerry Crasnick is tweeting that the Mets will send a cheap, big league pitcher to the Angels for Gary Matthews. There are indications it is Brian Stokes. I guess if it has to be someone off the roster, he would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
Matt Cerrone, and other sources, indicated that the Mets may be involved in other areas today, not just Gary Matthews Jr. Speculation also indicates that Luis Castillo may or may not be involved in the trade. Basically, people in baseball... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
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Jon Heyman is tweeting that the Mets are acquiring Gary Matthews Jr. from the Angels. He is owed a lot of $ over the next two seasons (like $24 million). Presumably, the trade includes Luis Castillo and hopefully a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
According to Matt Cerrone's Facebook, the Mets may be in the works for something soon. Totally stealing Matt's thunder here, but he knows what's up quite often. Let's see where this goes. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
According to a tweet by Joe DeMayo, the Mets intend to go after Ben Sheets and are most definitely serious in their pursuit of the big right hander. After a strong showing at a throwing session in front of up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
In a wild afternoon of hot stove baseball, Joel Pineiro has signed a 2 year deal with the Angels for $16 million and Doug Davis has signed with the Brewers for 1 season and $5.25 million. While Davis was only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
Bengie Molina has signed with the Giants instead of the Mets. From what I gather, the Mets did not go overboard on a deal and had offered a contract for around $5-$6 million with some incentives that could have pushed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
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Ben Sheets is/has thrown for roughly 20 scouts this afternoon and according to the accounts of Trenni Kusneirek, has done pretty well. Trenni was in attendance and got a chance to speak to scouts as they watched and during a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
It is being reported that at least some of the following may be accurate. Joel Sherman hears that the Mets are in contact with the Commissioner's Office regarding taking action against Beltran for going against the Mets. However, he goes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
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All industry sources seem to have a little different take on this situation. The most concrete sense I have gotten thus far is from Jon Heyman, scope on the knee, out eight weeks, and he may miss the beginning of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
Matt Cerrone is sharing on Facebook that it may be an interesting night, so stay tuned. Well Matt, I will not be sleeping now, thanks. It is a very cryptic message and I am not sure what it means. If... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog
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With news surfacing today that Bengie Molina would now accept a two year deal, the industry insiders seem to believe that a contract with the Mets is imminent. Tim Kurkjian at ESPN even goes so far as saying that a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at MetsCitiBlog