METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sandy Alderson’s Mets primed for success even after he leaves

If we knew at the conclusion of the World Series that ownership was going to allow Sandy Alderson $140 million or so to spend on payroll for 2016, the views of his offseason moves would have been a little different. Is it really that big of a deal if he spent $18.5/$25 million for Asdrubal Cabrera to duplicate the production they could have got from Wilmer Flores for a fraction...
Via Mets360.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard shares unique strategy to battle 'The Walking Dead' zombies

Count New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard among those excited about the return of "The Walking Dead."Syndergaard threw his support behind apocalyptic leader Rick Grimes' band of survivors, but Thor won't be swinging Mjolnir when battling the walkers. Nah, he has a better idea:Kansas City Royals fans likely aren't amused, however, after Syndergaard came high and tight with...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

I Don’t Care If Mejia Ever Pitches Again

Excuse me, but I really don’t care if Jenrry Mejia ever throws another pitch for the New York Mets or any other team for that matter. Somebody asked me today if I thought Mejia would be reinstated if he applies in another year. I thought about it for a second and that was my answer. Come to think of it, I didn’t even need a second. Mejia is 26 and blessed with an arm that can...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto profiles perfectly for the Mets

Just shy of the trade deadline last year, amidst offensive struggles that led to comparisons to the historically bad 1962 team, the Mets called up their top outfield prospect Michael Conforto. It was an attempt to resuscitate a lineup decimated by injuries and plagued by poor performance, but it seemed to be a move they were extremely hesitant to make. This regime, of course, is...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Marvelous Marv Throneberry became a Met

Hobie Landrith holds the distinction of being the first New York Met, selected on Oct. 10, 1961, in the expansion draft that populated the lineups of the nascent Mets and Colt .45s. When the Mets took the field at the Polo Grounds the following April for their first regular-season game, Landrith started at catcher. His was a philosophy embracing the importance of communications...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matz, Rosario, Smith Place In Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America has revealed the their Top 100 Prospects list with three Mets youngsters coming in the group which is lead by Steven Matz at #13. Shortstop Amed Rosario comes in at #58 and first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

All the new faces at Mets spring training

Here's a look at the Mets' offseason additions
Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia becomes first player ever banned by MLB for PEDs

Three strikes and Jenrry Mejia is out. The New York Mets pitcher became the first player in history to be permanently suspended by Major League Baseball for multiple PED violations after testing positive for the banned substance Boldenone, his third PED violation. Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia permanently suspended by MLB after testing positive for Boldenone, his 3rd performance-enhancing...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rosario, Smith Place In Baseball America’s 51-100 Prospects

Baseball America has revealed the first part of their Top 100 Prospects list today with two Mets youngsters coming in the first 50 players. Shortstop Amed Rosario comes in at #58 and first baseman... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Addison Reed lock down the 8th inning?

This is a bigger question than you may realize. For a playoff contending team, the primary setup man is a key cog in the team’s success. Many close games are won and lost in the pivotal 8th inning. If Addison Reed is up to the task, the Mets will have a strong and deep bullpen – perhaps the best they’ve had in 10 years. If he falters, Terry Collins will have to nimbly shift...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Should Sign DeGrom First

OK, you’ve just been named general manager of the Mets and have the task of signing one of the Mets’ young pitchers to a long term contract. Who’s your choice to sign first? Rank for me your five in the order of which you’d sign him and give me a reason for your reason. My five are: Jacob deGrom: He told The New York Post he would be receptive to a long-term contract, which...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Ranks Mets’ Farm as Sixteenth Best

Keith Law of ESPN.com released his annual list of the top farm systems in baseball on Wednesday, with the Mets coming in at 16. Fellow National League East mates, the Atlanta Braves (1), Philadelphia... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom Open To Long-Term Deal With Mets

In an exclusive interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, RHP Jacob deGrom said he was open to working out an extension deal to remain with the New York Mets long-term. “I’m a little bit older so I might be more willing to do something like that,’’ deGrom told The Post. “You just have to look at what is fair so both sides get a decent deal. It’s something I’d...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets spring training: 10 storylines to watch

Here's a quick primer on what to look out for when the Mets report to Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Via NJ.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Law: Mets’ Farm System Ranked 16th In Baseball

Some recent farm system graduates you may have heard of… Keith Law of ESPN.com is releasing his yearly rankings of both individual prospects and entire farm systems this week. In his first piece in the series today, he ranked each team’s minor league system, taking into account all players who have not exceeded rookie eligibility. Overall, the Mets’ system was ranked 16th...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Mets Bench Player Will See the Most Time?

The New York Mets are ready to defend the National League pennant. The majority of the 2015 team will be returning minus Daniel Murphy. However, Sandy Alderson has done a phenomenal job of adding depth to this group. The additions of Alejandro De Aza and Asdrubal Cabrera have truly strengthened the infield and outfield. Starting players from last year’s club will now have to adjust...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores: 'I want to be a Met forever'

Wilmer Flores somehow discovered a way to endear himself even more to New York Mets fans.In a New York Post article, the 24-year-old Venezuelan infielder says that he wants "to be a Met forever."Flores famously won over the hearts of Mets fans last season when he was seen shedding tears after he thought he had been traded in July.  "I will never forget that night," Flores told the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Kevin Plawecki finds hopeful solution to his dizziness issue with surgery

New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki can now just focus on baseball.In a report from the New York Daily News, Plawecki reveals that he had sinus surgery in December, which doctors hope has eradicated the issue that was causing him to feel dizzy last season."My right sinus was completely blocked, so I wasn't getting any air flow through there, but I didn't feel sinus pressure." Plawecki...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets will be present for two Royals’ WS ceremonies

If the New York Mets have managed to get over the disappointment and heartbreak of losing the World Series in five games last fall, the Kansas City Royals unfortunately will remind their vanquished opponents of the sting of coming up short to kick-off the 2016 MLB season. The Royals have their home opener scheduled for Sunday, April 3, and the visiting team will just so happen...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Seratelli’s Sayonara, Kaminsky’s Curve, Cards, ARod Managing, more

Mitch Harris is known for his back story. The 30-year-old righthander was drafted by the Cardinals in 2008, but he didn’t throw his first professional pitch until 2013. The interim years were spent protecting Uncle Sam. Harris did two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf and another off the coast of Colombia, where his ship helped curtail drug-smuggling operations. Last year, Harris...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes, Jerry Seinfeld still on for Cuban sandwiches

Lifelong New York Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld was understandably thrilled last season when his favorite baseball team on July 31st acquired slugger Yoenis Cespedes in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. So much so, in fact, that the comedian took to Twitter and dropped a reference from his classic television show to celebrate the roster move. Oh my god. @MetsI can't believe I can actually...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets to wear 1986 uniforms as regular season alternates

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the team’s 1986 World Series championship over the Boston Red Sox in one of most iconic Fall Classics in MLB history, the New York Mets will wear the uniform donned by that title-winning team on occasion throughout the 2016 MLB season. The team announced earlier this offseason it would pay tribute to the ’86 squad with a weekend commemorating...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia and New York Mets agree to $4.1 million, 1-year contract

NEW YORK — The Mets settled their last salary arbitration case, agreeing to a $4.1 million, one-year contract with closer Jeurys Familia.The deal Wednesday was $50,000 above the midpoint between the $4.8 million Familia wanted and the $3.3 million the Mets offered when the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month.Under the contract negotiated by agents Sam and Seth...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Binghamton Mets unveil ill-advised ‘Netflix and Chill’ promo night

The promotional department of the Binghamton Mets evidently does not know what “Netflix and chill” means. On Monday, the team – the AA affiliate of the New York Mets – unveiled some sort of “Netflix and Chill” promotion set for April 12. We are guessing that those involved in staging this promotion do not know that “Netflix and chill” is common youthful parlance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: New York Mets Analyst, Baseball Research & Development

Position: New York Mets Analyst, Baseball Research & Development Location: New York Description: The New York Mets are seeking a Data Analyst to work its Research and Development team. The employee will analyze baseball data in order to build and maintain predictive models that support the decision-making processes within Baseball Operations. The Analyst will report to the Manager...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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