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METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Do The Mets “Have The Horses” To Win?

It was the 7th game of the World Series, a heavyweight championship bout, and the Kentucky Derby all rolled into one. There was a definite buzz in the air during the summer of 1960 leading up to the presidential election. In one corner was Republican Richard Nixon. Fresh off 8 years as Vice President, Americans were already familiar with him. In the other corner was a young, vibrant...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projections: Jacob deGrom

In 2012 the Mets debuted Matt Harvey and the following year they introduced Zack Wheeler. Then last year the club brought up Jacob deGrom. Harvey and Wheeler came with all types of hype and deGrom wasn’t nearly as highly regarded. This time last year, if you asked the fan base which Mets pitcher was going to walk away with the Rookie of the Year Award, deGrom would have been...
Via Mets360.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wright Believes In His Team, Supports GM’s Decision Not To Trade Young Arm

Speaking to Newsday reporter Marc Carig at his fundraiser to benefit a children’s hospital in his hometown Friday night, Mets third baseman David Wright said he supports Sandy Alderson’s decision not to trade a young arm like Steven Matz, Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard to bring in a player that can fill or upgrade a vital position. “My focus is short term,” he said....
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Preview: New York Mets

It’s been a number of years since this type of optimism surrounded the Major League Baseball team from Flushing. If you asked even the casual Mets fan, they would tell you it’s been too long. They wouldn’t be wrong. When was the last time one could look up and down the roster and come to the conclusion that multiple starting pitchers are capable of 20 wins, or that several...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gee Emblematic Of Difference Between Mets And Giants

It is more than talented players that separate the San Francisco Giants from the Mets. There is also an organizational philosophy. The Giants’ is about winning; the Mets is about pinching pennies. It was simply a single line item in the transactions, that the Giants opted to re-sign pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. Here is a team with three World Series titles in the past five years that...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cuddyer Downplays Injury History, Says Mets Will Challenge For NL East Supremacy

Michael Cuddyer told Mike Puma of the NY Post that he doesn’t buy the notion he’s a “disabled list stint waiting to happen” for the Mets. The Mets’ biggest splash this offseason was limited to 49 games last season with the Rockies, but told Puma the injuries were “freakish in nature.” “A broken shoulder was a freak injury … which I don’t see that happening here...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy is irreplaceable, really

On paper Daniel Murphy is a good, but not great offensive player and below average fielder. He’s in his walk year and the Mets have two exciting young players who could take over the keystone in Wilmer Flores and the young prospect Dilson Herera. For these reasons, many Mets fans and sportswriters have been lobbying to trade Murph. Don’t count this writer/fan among them. On...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Who Could Be Gone After This Year

As a team trying to reach the next level, the New York Mets have several players entering make-or-break seasons. If they don’t produce in 2015 they could find themselves gone next year. The reasons for their potential departure range from age, to finances, to performance. Here’s who I am thinking needs to put up or shut up: Bartolo Colon: At 41, Colon is entering the second season...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets settle on Wilmer Flores and that may not be a bad thing

From the beginning of the offseason, the rumor mill has been buzzing over the need for shortstop in the Mets infield. One by one, the names went flying around. The Mets seemed close at times to making a move just to see it fall apart when the asking price was too high. No one can really blame them for that. Why give up a Noah Syndergaard, who is the second top pitching prospect...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #113: Lucas Duda | 1B | NYM

The Mets didn’t offer a whole lot of offensive bright spots to their fans last year, but that was in no way Lucas Duda’s fault. He absolutely did his part. As a team the Mets hit just 125 home runs last year, which was 11th-worst in the league, but again, nobody could point fingers at Duda for this lack of team offensive production. In April of last year, fellow (at the time...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry’s deferred salary sold at auction for $1.3 million

This is one of the strangest baseball stories of the offseason. When Darryl Strawberry signed a contract with the Mets in 1985, $700,000 of his $1.8 million club option in 1990 was deferred. Strawberry didn’t pay over half a million dollars in taxes in the ’80s, and as a result, the IRS seized the annuity that the deferred money had been placed into. Then, Strawberry and his...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Prospects: Noah Syndergaard

In the recent weeks, the New York Mets have seen a number of failed trades as they search for the market for a shortstop. Most trades have failed because the Mets are unwilling to part with their best prospects. The top prospect of the New York Mets, Noah Syndergaard, has been involved in nearly all of these failed trades. The Mets have been reluctant to trade Noah Syndergaard in...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #119: Daniel Murphy | 2B/3B | NYM

After what seemed like a breakout in 2013, Daniel Murphy returned to who he is. I think the 2014 Murphy is more likely the guy we can expect to see, but there’s some room for optimism that he can get back to 2013. Expecting any more than that would be foolish, though. Really, the guy does nothing exciting. He inspires no love nor hate, and no one gets into heated arguments about...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Top 20 Prospects 2015

1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP After being drafted by the Blue Jays in 2010, Syndergaard was traded to New York in the R.A. Dickey deal and has excelled in their system. He a large right hander who throws the ball hard while keeping it down and inducing a high groundball percentage. The Mets are looking for him to add to their already extremely impressive young rotation in 2015....
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How do David Wright’s first 11 seasons stack up against Hall of Fame 3B?

New York Mets third baseman David Wright won’t likely be eligible for Hall of Fame voting until the mid-to-late 2020s. Wright, 32, is set to enter his 12th major league season in 2015 looking to rebound from a down year in which he produced a 101 OPS+. Though lauded for his All-Star stay of of play during the mid-to-late 2000s, Wright’s on-field value has recently been criticized...
Via Around Citi
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors Ian Desmond edition

Over the last two weeks, the rumors regarding Ian Desmond coming to the New York Mets have really picked up. It started following the trade of Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to Oakland from Tampa Bay. Some had reported that prior to that there was a three team deal on the table regarding Zobrist going to Washington and Desmond to New York, but that the Mets balked on the deal. Today...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets charging players to attend offseason workouts?

Like all other teams in Major League Baseball, the New York Mets have been holding voluntary workouts throughout the winter. These sessions are typically a chance for younger players to get some extra reps and impress the coaching staff. With the Mets, however, the younger guys have to be able to afford it first. It...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: the Ian Desmond trade edition

Acquiring a shortstop for the 2015 season has been an ongoing issue for the New York Mets this offseason. General manager Sandy Alderson has kept the team on a shoestring budget for some time, which for NY Sports fans, is extremely frustrating because the Mets could be a threat for the post season with the addition of a competitive shortstop. Right now Wilmer Flores looks to be...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Wilmer Flores being subjected to unfair criticism because of Mets’ recent failures?

The New York Mets, their finances and fan base are far apart. Days after a Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded in support of new Mets ownership, Wilmer Flores has once again become a hot topic – for all the wrong reasons. Fans yesterday once again took to social media in light of 2015 ZiPS projections being released to blast the Mets and their failure to upgrade at shortstop...
Via Around Citi
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fans fund billboards asking ownership to sell team

Successful initiatives often tend to be imitated. Inspired by Jets fans who rented several billboards near MetLife Stadium that called for the firing of general manager John Idzik, a Mets fan began a Kickstarter campaign to fund a similar campaign for billboards asking for team owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to sell the franchise. Gary Palumbo raised $5,000 through donations...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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