Michael Cuddyer Retires At 36 After 15 MLB Seasons - RealGM Wiretap
Michael Cuddyer has announced his retirement after 15 seasons in the majors.
Cuddyer asics gel lyte iii baratas , 36, hit .259 with 10 homers and 41 RBIs in 379 at-bats for the Mets in 2015.
"I've made the decision to retire. With one year left on my contract, it is especially difficult to imagine not suiting up in a Mets uniform for one more year," Cuddyer said. "As an athlete, retiring is the toughest decision you have to make and I don't make it lightly. I've always run out every hit like it was my last. As an untested high school kid drafted with a dream, I've never taken a single moment in the Majors for granted. It goes against every grain in my body to consider a future without the game. But after 15 years, the toll on my body has finally caught up to me."
Cuddyer was scheduled to make $12.5 million next season. The Mets are expected to have bought out the remaining year.
Arsenal Tried To Acquire Messi Piqu篓娄 Along With Cesc In 2003 - RealGM Wiretap
Arsenal made an offer to Lionel Messi when he was only 15 years old during the same time in which they signed Cesc Fàbregas.
"Although the international scouting system was far less developed and universal than it is today, it would have been impossible for the generation of ’87 not to have attracted admiring glances from foreign clubs," writes Guillem Balague in his biography of Messi. "So it was that during the 2002-03 season the Cadete A side was followed closely by Arsenal who were looking to sign not just Cesc Fàbregas, but also Gerard Piqué and Leo Messi.
"It all began with a game in Lloret de Mar against Parma. On that day Pique didn’t play, but the rest of the gang, who had already won the game asics running baratas , did. Arsenal’s representative in Spain, Francis Cagigao was astonished.
"He had just witnessed something very different, and quite extraordinary, namely the control of Cesc and the talent of Leo. He spent that day, and many more, fruitlessly searching for the Argentinian’s agent.
"He came back to see Alex Garcia’s side in the MIC tournament at Easter. While Barcelona were battling against a new rival, Cagigao was speaking on the telephone. ‘If only I could find someone who works with the Argentinian youngster…’ As he put the phone down one of Leo’s representatives in Spain, Horacio Gaggioli, who had overheard the conversation, approached him. ‘I believe you’re looking for me.’
"That night Francis had dinner with the agent and expressed an interest in Messi, an interest that culminated in an offer being passed to the boy’s father, Jorge. From that moment the lines of communication between Arsenal and the Messis were open. Cesc and Pique were also targets."
"...Cagigao was one of the few asics running online , indeed, probably the only, European club scouts at these tournaments, so the offer from Arsenal was Leo’s first from a foreign club since he had arrived at Barcelona.
"The Messis listened to what Arsenal had to say but they were not about to have their heads turned. Obstacles were apparent in any potential agreement.
"The English club could not offer a flat for the family, and there would be difficulty obtaining a work permit. Bit by bit points of mutual interest evaporated until the offer lay dead in the water. But they left Jorge with a message: ‘Any time you encounter problems, remember, our club wants him.’ In any case, Arsenal had managed to secure the signings of Pique and Cesc. Well, almost.
"Pique travelled to London to see their training facilities, everything was agreed and confirmed, only for a legal matter to delay the process: he was not yet old enough to sign and Arsenal suggested that they should make a verbal agreement that would be confirmed in a year’s time, when he was 16. The same agreement that they worked out with Cesc. Pique (or asics onitsuka tiger baratas , to be precise, his agents) said no."
Lucroy Has Nationals On No Trade List - RealGM Wiretap
The Washington Nationals are interested in Jonathan Lucroy, but they are one of the eight teams on the catcher's no-trade list, according to a report.
The clause could be a roadblock, but doesn't mean Washington can't work out a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers for Lucroy.
Lucroy is set to earn just $4 million in 2016 with a $5.25 million option for next season.
Enrique Not Worried About Luis Su篓垄rezs Form With Bar - RealGM Wiretap
Luis Suárez has scored just five times in his first 16 matches for Barcelona.
"All forwards go through these moments, for whatever reason, when it seems he is far away from scoring," said Luis Enrique. "But in each game he has chances, in each game he brings us a lot of things, and we are delighted with his performance.
"We are worried about winning the game, not who scores the goals. We are happy with all Luis brings us, and what he will bring in the future. He is perfectly adapted and integrated into the day to day of the team. There is no aspect of Suarez's play that worries us asics onitsuka tiger mexico 66 baratas , none at all."
Suárez had dramatic reactions to his recent misses, which doesn't concern Enrique.
"All players make mistakes, all coaches too," he said. "Suarez will have very good numbers, regardless of the players he is alongside. Very few players I have seen move better inside the area, shooting is something natural, and it will come good for him soon, for sure."