METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mets have no plans to trade stud prospect Amed Rosario

"He can be an outstanding player," Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Thursday. Watch video OXON HILL, Md. -- The Mets have been so strong in their refusal to trade top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario that general manager Sandy Alderson said most teams don't even bother to ask about him anymore.  "We've made it clear before and continue...
Via NJ.com
58 minutes ago

Idle Mets leave Winter Meetings empty-handed

The Mets still have work to do this offseason. OXON HILL, Md. -- The Mets arrived at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center earlier this week looking to address their final set of offseason priorities, namely trading an outfielder and seeking out relief help. They'll have to wait a little longer for a resolution on both of those...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

Poll: How do you feel about the 2016 Winter Meetings?

Well, if you were refreshing MetsBlog, ESPN and MLBTR continually the past few days, this year’s Winter Meetings were kind of a drag. Certainly nothing like last year. Not even a Rule 5 guy to pretend to be excited about. What’s your take on the past few days? Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.
Via Mets360.com
1 hour ago

Alderson Laid Groundwork For Future Deals At Winter Meetings

Before departing the Winter Meetings, Sandy Alderson met with reporters to discuss what has been seen as a relative week of inactivity for the Mets. Alderson assured everyone the Mets have been in discussions with teams to try to make a couple of moves. However, he noted that the team has a crowded outfield that the team needs to address before moving onto other deals. Alderson...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

News Flash…

…the Mets contingent has just arrived at the Winter Meetings! Seriously, I wasn’t really expecting a whole lot from them, but as was the case during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Winter Meetings, they came, they talked and they left empty-handed. Met fans that were fat and happy last December after a World Series berth are far less content this December, so this development has Mets...
Via MetsToday.com
1 hour ago

No Mets Taken In Major League Rule 5 Draft Portion

  The Major League portion of the Rule 5 has concluded and the New York Mets didn’t have an unprotected player drafted and didn’t select a player. The Mets also passed in the Triple-A portion of the draft. They had two players taken from their minor leagues, lefty reliever Paul Paez was drafted by the Seattle Mariners and lefty reliever Adrian Almeida was taken by the Los Angeles...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

Winter Ball Update: Lagares Struggling, Montero Roughed Up

In winter ball action last night, Juan Lagares went 1 for 4 with a triple, run batted in and scored a run for the Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League. Lagares is now slashing .195/.209/.293 with two doubles, triple and nine RBI in 41 at-bats. He has one stolen base and has struck out four times compared to only one walk. Mets right-hander Rafael Montero made his second...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 hours ago

Mets confident Travis d'Arnaud will bounce back in 2017

The Mets have plenty of room for improvement behind the plate after a down year from d'Arnaud. OXON HILL, Md. -- Throughout the offseason, the Mets have stressed the importance of squeezing more production out of their catchers next year. In 2016, Mets backstops posted a .607 OPS, which ranked 28th of 30 MLB teams.  Still, the Mets have made...
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

For Zack Wheeler, bullpen stint just a path back to starting

This all starts with a starter’s mindset. Sure, Zack Wheeler will help the Mets any way he can, and if that means starting the season in the bullpen, that’s fine with him. But he is not finishing in the bullpen. His goal, after missing two full seasons following Tommy John surgery, is to make it...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

Alderson: Mets handcuffed until we move expensive player

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Buying isn’t an option until the Mets sell something first. With a payroll and outfield too bloated for his liking, general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged Wednesday he needs to move a high-salaried player before he can consider addressing other areas of need. Alderson continued to meet with teams who might be...
Via New York Post
16 hours ago

To trim payroll, Mets likely to trade Bruce

Entering the Winter Meetings this week, the Mets internally estimated their 2017 payroll at around $150 million. That's a bit of a jump for a team that only recently eclipsed the nine-figure threshold, dipping below $80 million for a time earlier this decade.
Via Mets.com
18 hours ago

Zack Wheeler on Mets bullpen plan: ‘It might be best thing’

Wheels up for the Mets bullpen – for now. Zack Wheeler gave his blessing Wednesday to working out of the Mets bullpen as he fights his way back from missing two seasons following Tommy John surgery. Earlier in the week, general manager Sandy Alderson said the bullpen may be where Wheeler fits right now. “I’ve started...
Via New York Post
23 hours ago

Baseball America Top 10 Mets Prospects Chat

After Baseball America published their Top 10 list of Mets prospects, Matt Eddy answered questions about the list and other Mets prospects. Compilation of the List Eddy explained he believed everyone on the list from Amed Rosario (#1) to Gabriel Ynoa (#9) was fairly interchangeable, which would arguably mean Dominic Smith (#2) could have flipped spaces with Gavin Cecchini (#7) despite...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

Denny (Ribant) and the Mets, a notable 50th anniversary

The year 2016 has been celebrated all year as the 30th anniversary of the 1986 World Champion Mets. But 2016 is the 50th anniversary of another Met team, the 1966 Mets. While not nearly as successful as the ’86 club, that ’66 team did notch a few milestones. The Mets had played four seasons before 1966, and every one of those teams had lost at least 100 games. In their first...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

Tim Tebow could play for Mets in spring training

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Don't be surprised if the New York Mets sneak Tim Tebow into some spring training action. Manager Terry Collins said he'd like Tebow to play in spring training games even though the former NFL quarterback has a long ways to go in his transition to baseball. Tebow may be a mainstay in Mets minor league camp, but Collins knows people - especially close to where...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes to practice in outfield, could see time in CF

Expect Jose Reyes to be a versatile player next season. The New York Mets have said they will try Reyes out in the outfield during spring training. On Tuesday, manager Terry Collins said that Reyes could see time in center field. Terry Collins said Jose Reyes may see some time at CF if needed. They may prep Michael Conforto & Travis d'Arnaud for 1B in event of injury. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson answers fans questions

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson answers questions from the fans as he stops by the set of SNY's Mets Hot Stove, live from the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets plan to use Reyes in outfield during spring training

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Jose Reyes could be switching positions once again. A four-time All-Star shortstop, Reyes was moved to third base when he returned last summer to the New York Mets, who needed a fill-in for injured captain David Wright. Reyes figures to see action in the outfield during spring training next year. ''We didn't want to do it last year because we didn't want to...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What will the New York Mets do at the MLB Winter Meetings?

The panel on SNY's Mets Hot Stove talks about the most pressing offseason concerns for the New York Mets heading into the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: When will the New York Mets trade Jay Bruce?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Steve Gelbs, Andy Martino, and Dave Lennon discuss the team's eagerness to trade outfielder Jay Bruce during the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets prefer to trade Bruce, not Conforto or Lagares

The New York Mets apparently have a strict preference as to which of their outfielders they would like to keep and which they would like to deal now that they have a surplus following the signing of Yoenis Cespedes. According to a report by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com on Wednesday, the Mets are making it clear that they don’t intend to deal Michael Conforto or Juan Lagares and instead...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow pays visit to NYPD precinct to honor fallen officer

Tim Tebow may have struggled a tad in the Arizona Fall League during his improbable try at a professional baseball career with the New York Mets. But that doesn’t mean the organization doesn’t recognize the former quarterback can nevertheless do wonders in the area of community outreach despite his perceived shortcomings on the field. Tebow on Tuesday paid a visit to NYPD’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto and the Development of Pull Power

Though it’s not entirely clear why, it nevertheless appears to be the case that the direction of a batted ball matters when you’re attempting to model the distance over which that same batted ball will travel. Perhaps it’s because of the “slice” balls exhibit off the bat. Perhaps it’s because they exhibit less slice when batted in the direction of the pull side. Perhaps...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard reacts to Cespedes deal with great tweet

Noah Syndergaard has once again proven why he is among the best and brightest professional athletes currently entertaining the masses on Twitter. The New York Mets pitcher took to social media to tweet his reaction to the news the team has signed slugger Yoenis Cespedes to a reported four-year, $110M deal. As often is the case with Syndergaard’s most whimsical social media...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Anderson sends hilarious tweet about Cespedes’ new deal

Yoenis Cespedes opted out of the final two years of his contract with the New York Mets earlier this month, and that ended up being a sound financial decision. As Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson reminds us, it’s one that could put food on the table for more than just Cespedes and his family. Shortly after word surfaced that Cespedes has re-signed with the Mets on a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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