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New York Mets: Early Offseason Overview

Having taken a couple steps back from the National League Championship they won in 2015, the New York Mets this offseason are looking quickly turn things around back to that path. Having finished 70-92, the Mets had traded away a majority of their offensive firepower during the season. Granted most of them were entering free agency anyway, but there are still several holes that need...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Fall League Recap: Mets Relievers Dominate

  Although they were stacked with blue-chip prospects, the Scottsdale Scorpions season came to a close on Thursday with a 7-4 loss to the Peoria Javelinas. Despite finishing third in the East League, many Mets excelled during their tenure with the Scorpions. Offense Tomas Nido The only one of the Mets players to not impress in the Arizona Fall League, Tomas Nido completely whiffed...
Via MetsMinor.net
6 hours ago

Five infielders the Mets should target this offseason

The New York Mets have a ton of holes to fill this offseason. Last year’s fire sale at the trade deadline has left their roster incredibly weak at key positions, especially on the infield. Outside the injury-ridden David Wright, the Mets lost first baseman Lucas Duda and second baseman Neil Walker in salary-dump trades. They have also not yet chosen to re-sign shortstop Jose Reyes...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Mets: Rule 5 Draft, AFL Recap, and Carlos Beltran

Today I discuss the upcoming Rule V draft and whom the Mets could protect with Michael Mayer, executive editor of Metsmerized Online. We also outline top performers in the Arizona Fall League with Mike, and the changes that have been made to the Triple-A coaching staff. I round out the show by discussing the career of Carlos Beltran and John Harper’s article about the Mets new injury...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago

Reviewing the 2017 Mets injuries and looking ahead

Recently, the indispensable Jeff Zimmerman released his annual DL information for all MLB clubs. For me, the nice part about this year’s information is that Jeff included both his usual bar chart and the actual numbers, eliminating the need to ballpark what the actual number was. In 2017, the Mets lost a total of 1,487 days to the disabled list, which was the seventh-most days...
Via Mets360.com
18 hours ago

Is Dee Gordon the answer for the New York Mets?

With the Miami Marlins under new ownership, there is heavy speculation that Derek Jeter and company are looking to reduce payroll. That would mean that the Marlins are looking to trade the 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton. If they can get that deal done then be ready to see Dee Gordon exit soon thereafter. If Dee hits the trade block the New York Mets should do whatever it takes to...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Mets' prospects fared in the Arizona Fall League

The prestigious fall league has come to an end and a few Mets prospects had impressive showings.
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Mets take small first step toward getting some bullpen help

The Mets have acknowledged a need to build their bullpen beyond Jeurys Familia, AJ Ramos and Jerry Blevins, and though that has yet to begin in earnest, they added some potential depth Friday. Matt Purke, a 27-year-old lefty, was signed to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, the team...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Mets Sign Former First Round Pick Matt Purke

The New York Mets announced they have signed left-handed pitcher Matt Purke to a minor league deal with an invite to major league Spring Training. Purke, 27, had a 3.84 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 11.0 K.9 during the 2017 season pitching for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights of the Chicago White Sox organization. In 65.2 innings he allowed 61 hits, walked 28, struck 80 and only allowed four...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 days ago

Shareholders approve sale of Syracuse Chiefs to Mets

The Mets can now move their Triple-A team to upstate New York. Shareholders of the Syracuse Chiefs met today to approve the sale of the team to the New York Mets. The shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favor of the deal, and it easily cleared approval from the two-thirds majority necessary to finalize the sale. It was reported back in October that the Mets bought the community...
Via Amazin' Avenue
2 days ago

Mets sign left-hander Purke to Minors deal

The Mets signed left-hander Matt Purke to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training on Friday.
Via Mets.com
2 days ago

WATCH: Mets Assistant GM John Ricco talks medical changes and Hot Stove

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, New York Mets Assistant GM John Ricco joins the show to discuss the team's new medical protocols, their offseason plans, the future of the pitching staff, and the offensive development of Juan Lagares.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wilmer Flores talks about new Mets manager Mickey Callaway

SNY caught up with Wilmer Flores while he was handing out food for charity, and got his thoughts on new Mets manager Mickey Callaway.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Mets have the trade chips to swing a deal?

Teams like the Dodgers, Yankees and Braves have an enviable pipeline of desirable, high-level prospects that could be used in trades. At this time, the Mets do not have this luxury. Sure, we have some solid young arms we acquired through the draft and last summer’s trades, but they are not of particularly high value on the trade market. In fact, according to most of the recent top...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago

Are the Mets targeting these free agent relievers?

The Mets' offseason plan is to beef up the bullpen. Here are some targets they're rumored to be in the market for.
Via NJ.com
2 days ago

Flores leads yearly MetsGiving turkey giveaway

Thirteen-year-old Joshua Flores walked down his street in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., on Thursday and found an unfamiliar sight in front of his house. Standing on Flores' doorstep was Mets infielder Wilmer Flores waiting to greet him.
Via Mets.com
3 days ago

WATCH: Will the New York Mets pursue Shohei Ohtani?

On SNY's Baseball Night in New York, the panel discusses the New York Mets having interest in acquiring Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Anthopoulos to be hired as Braves GM

Alex Anthopoulos will be calling the shots for an MLB team once again.Anthopoulos is set to be hired by the Atlanta Braves for their GM job, the New York Post’s Joel Sherman reported on Sunday evening.Anthopoulos, 40, served as GM of the Toronto Blue Jays from the 2010 season through the 2015 season. He ultimately declined a five-year contract extension with the team and was later...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce reportedly seeking $80-90 million

Jay Bruce is looking to cash in on his big season.ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that those inquiring about Bruce are being told he’s looking for a five-year deal worth $80-90 million. That’s not bad cash for a guy who was acquired by the Cleveland Indians from the New York Mets for so little during the season.It wasn’t that long ago that outfielders like Bruce were seemingly devalued...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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