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  1. NYM confirm a trade with its rival, the Atlanta braves, to acquire the talents of C Greg Bird. The Mets will send three prospects back to the Braves in compensation: OF Millard Thomas, IF Bill Johnson and P Jacob Heatherlhy. GM r00k had this to say, "Giving up three very promising youngsters was something the Mets rarely do, but we feel that our best window for playoff success is this year and Greg Bird enhances that prospect immensely."
  2. Nothing special here. Receiving some prospect value for a Rule 5 loss from the roster. Mets confirm.
  3. Mets confrim. Mauer completes the team hopefully positioned for a successful run in the playoffs. Giving up two quality prospects was hard especially Tewks who I believe will dominate the closer position when he matures. Thanks to Jim for the trade that has had discussions for about a month.
  4. The Mets accept. The main justification was to give Brenton a reason to get drunk tonight. The backup reason is that Lester is absolutely nalls in the playoffs (which I remember all too well)!. We will indeed miss Gomez, a guy that has tools that he hasn't even found yet.
  5. NYM sends P Andy Dominick currently on waivers. Colorado sends C Scott Gaston (A+ - modesto Nuts) Mets gains C prospect for player on waivers.
  6. NYM sends Ike Davis currently on waivers. Mets also contribute $4.5 mil to this year's salary. Seattle sends C Sean Stewart (AA). Davis is expendable and was put on waivers. Seattle is picking him up for a prospect which will save the Mets 1/2 of Davis' salary, $4.5 mil.
  7. Veteran two time all-star with a 75 rating. This 30 year old still has a lot of game left and is looking for a new opportunity as he is out of a job due to the play of rookie Jefry Marte who won a Sliver Slugger award. Davis has limited action last year and was sent down to AAA because there was not room on the ML roster. He is itching to crack the bat once again in a new ball park. Latest ratings 55-60-60-55-45. Looking for a propect, or utility infielder with minor league options, or catcher with minor league options and of course will look at any pitcher that you may want to offer. Get him for spring ball.
  8. ditto, info for the Mets as well. Thanks.
  9. Texas trades SS Elvis Andrus and druggie Xue-liang Wong. New York send SP Simon Castro, SP Jamie Widner (AAA) and SP Chris Farrell (AAA). Good luck Kevin with the pitchers ... and thanks for the deal! Texas looking to rebuild. Mets looking to find replacement for Tulo and acquire some punch at the plate to make a serious run at the ultimate prize. Mets had pitching up their butt to offer.
  10. Mets confirm ... too much depth at SP with some youngsters coming up, able to shed some salary and get a potentially good arm for the pen. Thanks Justin, always a pleasure.
  11. Mets send: SP Stephen Matz (A, St. Lucie) RF Phillips Castillo (A, Savanah) Mariners send: SP Simone Castro (MLB) Mets have been looking for a solid rotation replacement ever since Zach Lee went down. Castro fits the bill and is very inexpensive as well. Mets lose two promising spects.
  12. Bump. Approved by committee for posting. Thanks again John and GL with Nieuwenhuis.
  13. John ... agree 110% with your write-up. Admittedly, this is a win-now move for the Mets and we look forward to a injury-free Papelbon anchoring our bullpen. We bid a fond farewell to Nieuwenhuis who was scheduled to be a permanent Met. Thanks John for the quick trade and turn around. Mets confirm. Waiting for committee approval.