METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Only one Mets prospect was off limits during trade talks

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — In the various trade scenarios that were presented to the Mets over the last week, Amed Rosario’s name was hardly mentioned. The Mets have reiterated to potential trade partners the 21-year-old shortstop, the organization’s top prospect, is unavailable. “And I think that is why his name didn’t come up,” general manager...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Talkin’ Mets: Live Winter Meetings Call-In Show

On Thursday December 8th between 9-10pm, I will be doing our first Talkin’ Mets Live Podcast. I will recap the Mets week at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, MD and hear what is on your mind. The show is unfiltered, unscripted and no comments are unwelcome. Call-in Number is 646-716-8187 You will be able to listen to the show and wait for me to say your area code and...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

New York Mets trade rumors: bullpen edition

The New York Mets may have left Winter Meetings without completing any deals but that doesn’t mean that Sandy Alderson and Co. aren’t still working hard. After re-acquiring Yoenis Cespedes, the biggest thing the team is focusing on is relief pitching. The biggest trade chip on the roster is Jay Bruce and there have been talks with several teams though nothing has come to fruition...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Will Not Be Traded

With the Mets apparently having difficulty in moving Jay Bruce during the Winter Meetings, some have been left to speculate whether the Mets would look to trade Lucas Duda and move one of their outfielders like Bruce or Michael Conforto to first base. According to Matt Ehalt of the The Record, the Mets are not contemplating such a move. In fact, the Mets are still planning on Duda...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 hours ago

Sandy Alderson’s problem: The Jay Bruce trade market is dead

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Mets’ primary mission at baseball’s winter meetings remained unfulfilled as team officials left on Thursday. Though general manager Sandy Alderson and his staff held discussions with several clubs, his outfield remains overstaffed and overpriced, with Jay Bruce most notably still Mets property. According to industry sources, teams have shown tepid interest in...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

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
9 hours 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
10 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
13 hours ago

Rule 5 Preview: Mets May Lose Evans, Sewald

The Rule 5 Draft takes place Thursday morning as the culmination of the 2016 Winter Meetings in Maryland. It will be streamed live on MLB.com at 9:00 a.m. ET. The New York Mets currently have a full 40-man roster so they will not be able to draft a player. However, there is a good chance of them losing one player and possibly more after deciding to protect high ceiling players instead...
Via MetsMinor.net
14 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
15 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
18 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
1 day 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 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

New York Mets: Yo has returned

Christmas has officially come early this year for Mets fans, as Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to return to Flushing for the next four years. His deal is worth $110 million dollars, which comes out to $27.5 million per year. This move comes as a bit of a surprise to Mets fans because the Mets don’t usually spend big money on free agents. However, the Mets were smart enough to realize...
Via isportsweb.com
7 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
8 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
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