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  • 12/19/12
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Francisco gets elbow surgery?

No Hanrahan talks. No outfielder rumored to be in contact with the mets? I can live with the infield but let's get shome action here. You can't expect to have an outfield of Duda, Baxter and Valdespin and Parnell as the closer.

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  • 12/19/12
  • nym698641
Forgot about Cowgill
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  • Oldfan
Who?
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  • CoBrA
a cow that has gills... part cow , part fish
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  • jsmet
Lol
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  • Oldfan
Then I guess the OF grass should be shorter and he'll come in handy when it rains.

Edited 12/19/12   by  Oldfan
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  • 12/19/12
  • sheadro
The Mets were in trade talks with Toronto for a week before rumors broke, and they were never linked to Cowgill before they traded for him. Maybe the Mets just don't tell the media everything they are doing
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  • 12/19/12
  • Kranesback
Sandy is enjoying a cigarette after what he just did to Toronto's farm system.
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  • Oldfan

Maybe the media knew about Cowgill, but didn't consider it news worthy.

I don't remember Baxter getting a lot of press last year.

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  • nym698641
I'm surprised they told us after they got him.
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  • sheadro
You're missing the point. The Mets could have discussed any number of trades with the A's all we know is the results, and never did we hear that the two teams were talking . The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. (I stole that from the Boondocks)
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  • 12/19/12
  • Oldfan

If Cowgill makes the team, it means no one else was acquired, not even Hairston.

I'm guessing he's AAA bound and depth in case of injury.

He's a corner OFer with a .255 BA and 2 HRs in 200 career ABS.

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  • 12/19/12
  • nym698641
Cowgill is the platoon in CF no matter if Hairston is here or not. If they bring back Hairston or another righty that player platoons in Right with Baxter. Duda plays left unless they trade him.
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  • 12/19/12
  • Oldfan

Yeah, but if it's for prominent players, the deals usually take a little longer and that's when things are leaked, either from players or agents.

Marte for Cowgill is pretty much an under the radar move.

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  • sheadro
So Dickey wasn't a prominent player? We heard about that one pretty much after players were agreed upon (confirmed by both GMs) They were having serious talks for a week prior and the media was talking about Olt. Just because something isn't being discussed publicly doesn't mean it isn't taking place.

Edited 12/19/12   by  sheadro
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  • Oldfan
I read the discussions with Toronto were a week prior to the winter meeting. Discussions didn't become serious until Syndergaard was added. Apparently, Toronto is pretty tight lipped, but the deal was still being reported in various forms, days prior to it being finalized.
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  • sheadro
And when did you hear this? Not before the trade.
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  • Oldfan

Most people aren't privy to the numerous phone calls made by GMs.

IMO, most of the so called rumors are just base-less media speculation, like Cory Hart, etc., especially this time of the year.

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  • sheadro
So we are in agreement
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  • Oldfan
pretty much
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