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METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mets Recall Wilmer Flores, Option Kirk Nieuwenhuis To Las Vegas

To make room for Wilmer Flores on the roster, the Mets have optioned Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas.  Nieuwenhuis was 2 for his last 20, and has batted .246 with two home runs and 11 RBI for Mets this season. 12:37 PM Wilmer Flores is en-route to join the Mets in Milwaukee for their series opener tonight against the Brew-Crew. There has been no corresponding move as of...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

TMZ: Former Mets’ Pitcher owes beauty queen money

Ex-Mets’ pitcher Duaner Sanchez, who was famously injured while riding in a taxi, allegedly hasn’t paid his child support to the mother of his kid, according to TMZ. Sanchez, who spent parts of two seasons with the club, owes Tania Lima, Miss Cuban America in 1996, $33K in court-ordered payments. Sanchez earned about $4 million during his injury-shortened MLB career. From TMZ...
Via The Daily Stache
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon Is Upping His Trade Value At The Perfect Time

Bartolo Colon was an interesting gamble for Mets general manager Sandy Alderson in the off-season.  I believe Sandy had every intention of flipping Colon for young prospects prior to this year’s trade deadline.  Bartolo’s Cy Young caliber performance in Oakland last year was expected to carry over to Flushing in 2014 and while it hasn’t been that stellar, he has put up above...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Want To See More Consistency From Syndergaard

Almost echoing what I said yesterday, after the Mets wrapped up their series win in Seattle, they said they are not yet convinced that Noah Syndergaard is ready to make the move to the majors. What the Mets player development people are looking for from their top pitching prospect is the “consistency” that I talked about yesterday. Two front office people did admit to the Daily...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The pros and cons of trading Lucas Duda

As the trade deadline draws uncomfortably close, the question looms whether or not the Mets will be buyers or sellers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been on record as saying the next ten games will decide the team’s fate. While there have been rumors abounding that link the Mets to trading veterans like Bartolo Colon and even All Star Daniel Murphy at one point, there is one player...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores or Daniel Murphy: A decision needs to be made

Since Sandy Alderson took over as the general manager of the New York Mets, offense has been the need. Through the draft, Alderson and Co. have attempted to replenish a minor league system that desperately needed offense. They signed guys like Curtis Granderson in the hopes that he can give the lineup a boost over the next four seasons. At one position, second base, the Mets have...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. knocks over kid trying to make catch in stands, makes up for it (video)

As it happened, it may have been a slightly scary experience for two young fans during the New York Mets-Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field on Tuesday night when Eric Young Jr. plowed over them in an attempt to make a catch of a foul ball that reached the seats. But in the end, odds […] The post Eric Young Jr. knocks over kid trying to make catch in stands, makes up for it ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Scott Rice, Ruben Tejada

The New York Mets are having another poor season. They are 47-53 and are sitting in fourth place in the National League East. Mets lefty Scott Rice will undergo season ending elbow surgery and shortstop Ruben Tejada's left hand is still swollen, however, he does not need X-Rays on it.#494470549 / gettyimages.comScott RiceRice has pitched in 32 games and 13.2 innings this...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the MLB to shorten the season

The Mets have traded Ike Davis, released Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde, put Bobby Parnell on the DL to have Tommy John’s Surgery, moved from last place to third place to fourth place in about two weeks, promoted and demoted Rafael Montero, demoted and then premoted Travis d’Arnaud, put starting pitchers Jon Niese and Dillon Gee on the DL and activated them, and done much...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Eric Young Jr. Attempts To Make Catch, Crashes Into Mariners Fans

You have to give Eric Young Jr and A for effort and an A+ to the young Mariners for taking a hit and getting back up without showing any tears. GIF: Eric Young tries to imitate David Wright's diving catch into the stands…but he couldn't #Mets http://t.co/d7pWS5saLW — #ImWithTowels (@MetsKevin11) July 23, 2014 The post GIF: Eric Young Jr. Attempts To Make Catch, Crashes...
Via The Daily Stache
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Mets’ silver linings for 2014

After the first series since the All-Star Break, the Mets are not quite where we might have hoped they’d be at some of the more optimistic moments of the season. Eight games back of the second NL wild card spot, the once-glimmery playoff hopes are looking less…shiny these days. Coming into their most recent three-game series, the Mets odds to beat the Seattle Mariners are decent...
Via The Daily Stache
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: New York 'trying hard' to trade Bartolo Colon

The New York Mets have made Bartolo Colon available for trade, as Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports, but he is getting very little trade interest, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.It isn't deterring the Mets from shopping him, as they are currently "trying hard" to deal Colon, according to baseball reporter Danny Knobler.#451992254 / gettyimages.comColon...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Dice-K edition

The New York Mets are more likely to be sellers than buyers at the 2014 trading deadline. One possible player to be traded, though uncorroborated by any official source, is Daisuke Matsuzaka. Dice-K has done all that the Mets have asked of him and more this season. Operating as both a starter and out of the bullpen, Matsuzaka has been one of the most consistent performers this season...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Harvey spotted with new model on good arm

Matt Harvey — who already has been seen with an unending stream of super models while going through rehab following Tommy John surgery last year —  was recently spotted at a Manhattan hotspot with another piece of arm candy on his good wing.The Mets pitcher hit the Meatpacking District nightclub Up & Down, where the hard-throwing righty got cozy with Shannon Rusbuldt, according...
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Noah Syndergaard edition

Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Noah Syndergaard? Could the Chicago Cubs possibly land one of the best pitching prospects in all of baseball? According to reports, after the acquisition of  shortstop prospect Russell from the Oakland A’s, teams have been gauging the availability of Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. The front office has insisted that he is not available...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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