METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

No Truth To Mets Signing Dice-K Rumor

An earlier report that said that the Mets may re-sign RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor-league deal, has been shot down by at least two team officials who denied it, and possibly a third that told Adam Rubin that any report of a deal is “not true at all.” Andy Martino says it’s still a possibility that the Mets do re-sign Dice-K at some point, but seriously, I could insert...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seven Mets Players File For Arbitration

The Major League Baseball Players announced that  Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee, Eric Young Jr., Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada all filed for salary arbitration today. The Mets can still settle with one or more of these players before their hearing, but once it goes to arbitration, an arbitrator will choose only one of the two figures exchanged by the...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Mets Prospects Make The Top 100

Today Scout.com released its list of the top 100 prospects in the minor leagues.  Kiley McDaniel, who comprised the list, explains that he excluded any player expected to be a starter opening day which is why Mets fans won't find Travis d'Arnaud anywhere on the list. Three Mets however did make their way onto the list, with the obvious choice, Noah Syndergaard, landing at...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wright Talks Ike Davis

In addition to Wright's comments on the upcoming season that we discussed earlier, he also spoke to ESPN New York about embattled first baseman, Ike Davis, who appears set to return to the team that spend the winter trying to trade him."..You want to be wanted, if that makes sense. As much as his name has been mentioned with trade talk, we obviously value Ike substantially...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Could Have Busy Week With Arbitration Players

The New York Mets have often avoided the arbitration process by settling with their eligible players prior to the deadline, which is Friday. The Mets have seven such players, one of whom is Ike Davis. If an agreement isn’t reached by Friday, the team and agent will submit their salary parameters. The arbitrator will then select one of the figures. The arbitrator can’t choose...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sickels: Syndergaard Leads Mets Top 20

John Sickels of Minor League Ball just released his Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2014. As expected, Syndergaard has the top spot and was the only player to get a grade of A-. Here are his Top 20 with comments for the first five players. You check out the full article and commentary for all players by clicking here.  Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Grade A-: Borderline A. I love Syndergaard...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will David Wright be a Hall of Famer?

Now that all the anger and frustration stemming from last Tuesday’s Baseball Hall of Fame vote has died down somewhat, it’s time for one last article until we pack the topic of Cooperstown away for the next six months. The purpose of this article, as the title suggests, is not for me to express my outrage that Craig Biggio or Mike Piazza weren’t elected, but rather to review...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking stock: The Mets’ 2014 Rotation

Note: This is the first part of a short series comparing (at a high level) where the Mets roster stood last year at this time and where it stands heading into Spring Training 2014. We’re quickly approaching the reporting date for pitchers and catchers and the start of baseball for 2014. The off-season may not have gone as well for the Mets as some would have liked. It also may...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Can Ike Davis Not Be Upset By The Trade Talk?

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson recently told MLB.com Ike Davis was not annoyed by the persistent trade talk since the end of the season. “I don’t think any of this talk over the winter has bothered him,’’ Alderson said. “I think he’s anxious to get to spring training and show what he can do.’’ I can buy him being anxious for spring training, if for no other reason...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New York Mets player are you most excited to watch in 2014?

With the 2014 season approaching, we asked our writers which New York Mets player they are most looking forward to watching during the 2014 season. Below are the players they have chosen. We would love to hear who you guys are looking forward to watching also, so please share with us in the comment section below. Citi Field Craig: The player I’m most looking forward to watching...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets invite 20 non-roster players to spring training

The New York Mets have invited 20 non-roster players to spring training. Here is a list of the 20 players: Catchers - Taylor Teagarden, Kevin Plawecki Infielders - Brandon Allen, Eric Campbell, Anthony Seratelli, Daniel Muno Outfielders - Dustin Lawley, Cory Vaughn, Brandon Nimmo Pitchers - Chase Bradford, Joel Carreno, John Church, Jeremy Hefner, Rafael Montero, Miguel...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ike Davis Speaks Out

For the first time since late November, Ike Davis has spoken out.  In an article from Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, Davis remains loyal to the Mets despite an offseason full of enough trade rumors to warrant some sort of resentment.Davis had the following to say when asked about the potential of remaining with the Mets:"I want to go back.  I want to have another...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Need Breakout Year From Jon Niese

If there’s one player the New York Mets urgently, if not desperately need a breakout year from it is left-hander Jon Niese. Some might say Ike Davis, which might be true if we even knew he’d be on the team. Another could be outfielder Chris Young, but odds are he won’t be back in 2015, so does it matter what kind of year he has? If he’s having a good season he might get dealt...
Via New York Mets Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets’ lineup if Omar Minaya’s plan worked out

Pretty much every Mets fan will agree that Omar Minaya failed as the Mets’ GM in trying to make the squad into a perennial winning team. Some of the problems weren’t his fault; regardless, he failed as General Manager. Minaya had many plans internally with prospects which were supposed to work out but most of them didn’t. Now let’s take a look at what the 2014 lineup might...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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