Sat, 30 Nov 2013 01:10:29 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with OF Mike Baxter Friday, Nov. 29, as the sides agreed on a one-year contract worth $700,000.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:15:19 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed OF Mike Baxter from the New York Mets Thursday, Oct. 17, and designated OF Alex Castellanos for assignment in a corresponding move.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:28:01 -0700
The New York Mets recalled SP Aaron Harang, OF Mike Baxter and C Juan Centeno from the minors Monday, Sept. 9.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:22:42 -0700
The New York Mets have recalled 1B/OF Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas. In a corresponding move, OF Mike Baxter has been optioned to Las Vegas. Manager Terry Collins said Duda will serve as the backup first baseman to Ike Davis and will be the designated hitter when the team begins an interleague series against the Cleveland Indians next month.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:13:43 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he will likely use 2B Daniel Murphy at third base and move OF Eric Young Jr. from the outfield to second base with 3B David Wright (hamstring) on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: This opens up a spot in the outfield for Mike Baxter and Andrew Brown in left field. They should be considered, starting with Baxter, in NL-only universes.
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 09:28:30 -0700
The New York Mets have placed 3B David Wright (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Mike Baxter from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Fantasy Tip: Manager Terry Collins mentioned Josh Satin, Justin Turner and Daniel Murphy as options to play third base while Wright is out of the lineup. Satin and Turner could be options in NL-only leagues if they get a majority of the playing time at third base. Murphy already receives regular playing time and probably is not available in most NL-only and mixed leagues.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 18:05:29 -0700
The New York Mets optioned OF Mike Baxter and RP Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas Sunday, June 9, as general manager Sandy Alderson shakes up personnel following a sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins for a second straight weekend.
Mon, 13 May 2013 12:51:43 -0700
The New York Mets will sign free-agent OF Rick Ankiel (Astros), and he'll join the team Monday, May 13, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: The Mets have been lacking an outfielder with true pop, other than the inconsistent Lucas Duda. Ankiel will give them that, but he'll also strike out plenty and ruin your team's batting average. It's unclear how much he'll play, but he figures to bump Mike Baxter and Juan Lagares out of playing time. Ankiel is an option if you're desperate for some home runs and can live with an abysmal BA.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:38:26 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said the team will stick with their current stable of outfielders - OFs Lucas Duda, Collin Cowgill, Marlon Byrd, Mike Baxter and Jordany Valdespin. Byrd figures to have the best chance for an everyday role at the moment.
Fantasy Tip: The most common outfield alignment will probably involve Duda, Cowgill and Byrd. None are ringing endorsements for mixed leagues unless you're in a cavernous format. NL-only leagues are a different story.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:40:21 -0800
New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis will hit leadoff in the team's spring opener Saturday, Feb. 23, and there is a good chance that manager Terry Collins will pick him as the leadoff hitter for the season opener in April. "I think it sends a huge message to him," Collins said. "It's the first game. And when we were playing really, really well (last year), that guy was in center field. He deserves the right to get the first shot." Nieuwenhuis figures to be involved in a platoon with OF Collin Cowgill in center field, and the team isn't sold with SS Ruben Tejada in the leadoff spot. OF Mike Baxter and 2B Daniel Murphy could also wind up hitting leadoff. Hitting leadoff for Collins, though, doesn't mean the player will have the green light to run whenever they want.