METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Should Mets Take A Shot On Jonathon Lucroy?

We have to give Sandy Alderson and the Wilpon’s credit at this point in the offseason. They have plugged various holes across the roster with their additions, without having to spend extravagantly on any one player. With a free agent market that has developed at a snails-pace, the Mets have taken advantage by pouncing on players that fill a need. With that being said, there is still...
Via Mets Merized Online
53 minutes ago

Michael Conforto looks to come back healthy for Mets in 2018

Conforto was one of the best players on the Mets in 2017, but a scary injury cut his season short and delayed his 2018 start. The 2017 season was undoubtedly bittersweet for Michael Conforto. On one hand, he bounced back from a frustrating 2016 season that saw him battle a wrist injury en route to a .220/.310/.414, 96 wRC+, 1.3 fWAR season in just 348 plate appearances to a .279...
Via Amazin' Avenue
54 minutes ago

Young lefty begins to open eyes at Mets camp

Lefty reliever P.J. Conlon is among the non-roster invitees on Mickey Callaway’s radar early. Conlon threw live batting practice Monday. “He was throwing the ball where he wanted to, pitching in off the plate, good changeup down and away,” Callaway said of the 24-year-old, who went 8-9 with a 3.51 ERA in 136 Double-A Binghamton...
Via New York Post
1 hour ago

MLB spring training 2018: Three things on the Mets' to-do list

The Mets added Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce to their lineup and hired Mickey Callaway as their manager, so things will look different in 2018.
Via Sporting News
2 hours ago

Talkin’ Mets: Listen To Our Pitchers & Catchers Call-In Show

Listen to what you, the fans, had to say about the lineup, pitching staff and some spring surprises in our first call-in show of the year. Baseball is finally back after a long Winter and I dive into the starting rotation and who is the odd-man out, what I think about the Mets lineup and, of course, new manager Mickey Callaway. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RSS FEED iTunes Stores
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

Todd Frazier, leadoff candidate

As the 2018 ST season gets underway, there is some uncertainty about who will be the Mets’ leadoff batter this year. Recently, in the New York Post, sports writer Mike Puma suggested that the club could consider third baseman Todd Frazier to fill that spot in the lineup. Frazier is a power hitter (27 HR in 2017) who strikes out a lot (125 times last year), and that is not the...
Via Mets360.com
2 hours ago

Could Luis Guillorme Play Second For Mets This Season?

As of today, the Mets are currently set to open the season with Asdrubal Cabrera at second base. However, it has been seen very clearly that, at least defensively, that is probably not in the Mets best interest to stay that way for the entire season as he had -6 DRS last season in only 274.1 innings at the position in 2017. As of now, the only other options that will be ready on...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

WATCH: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson hints at Mets front office future

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks about why he took the job with the Mets, what his plans are for the future, and praises Assistant GM John Ricco as a potential successor.
Via SNY
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

8 things you need to know about the Mets: Sandy Alderson drops big hint, Wilmer Flores steals an OF glove

Mickey Callaway thinks he has a solution to the Mets' outfield problem and Wimer Flores gets creative to solve his own outfield problem.
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

Wilmer Flores prepared to do whatever it takes to get in lineup

PORT ST. LUCIE — Wilmer Flores is up for anything that increases his chances of playing. So as unconventional as outfield might sound for the slow-footed Flores — who has never played an inning outside the infield in his major league career — he is willing to give it a try for the Mets. Flores,...
Via New York Post
14 hours ago

Pat Roessler on Juan Lagares’ new swing

This is a couple of days old but I just saw it. Video from the Mets’ twitter feed.
Via Mets360.com
16 hours ago

WATCH: New York Mets Sights and Sounds from PSL: Cespedes Up Close

SNY.tv captures the sights and sounds of Monday's first official full squad workout at New York Mets Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, where Jason Vargas made his Mets debut and Yoenis Cespedes hit bombs in the batting cage.
Via SNY
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eager for ABs, Flores taking reps in outfield

About a week ago, Mets manager Mickey Callaway asked Wilmer Flores if he would mind taking reps in the outfield this spring. Flores wasn't particularly surprised. A natural shortstop whom the Mets have asked to play, at various times, every infield position on the diamond, Flores has kept an outfielder's glove in his locker for years. Just in case.
Via Mets.com
1 day ago

Mets Will Move P.J. Conlon To The Bullpen In 2018

(Ed Delany/MetsMinors) According to Larry Burneal of News 12 WBNG in Binghamton, the Mets plan for left-handed pitching prospect P.J. Conlon to make a full-time switch to the bullpen in 2018. Conlon, a 13th-round draft choice from San Diego State in 2015, has pitched to a 2.35 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 3.83 K/BB in three minor league seasons. Should he reach the major leagues, whether...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

Wilmer Flores will play an important role off the Mets’ bench in 2018

After another season cut short by injury, Flores will be the Mets’ main option off the bench. With the starting infield for the Mets basically figured out, Wilmer Flores finds himself on the outside looking in as the 2018 season draws near. This is a role that Flores should be used to by now, as he has come off the bench most of his five years in the majors. When the Mets need someone...
Via Amazin' Avenue
1 day ago

WATCH: New York Mets welcome Jason Vargas to spring training

At New York Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie, Jason Vargas discusses why he signed with the Mets, and Tim Tebow responds to the quote from GM Sandy Alderson that he would eventually play in the Major Leagues.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Super Bowl ring fetches big money at auction

A Super Bowl ring given to a member of Tom Brady’s family fetched nearly $350,000 at an auction Sunday morning, making it one of the most valuable pieces of recent sports memorabilia ever sold.The ring was a family version of the one Brady received for winning Super Bowl LI, meaning it has 265 diamonds instead of the standard 283 and is ten percent smaller than the version Brady...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets GM on Tebow: 'I think he will play in the major leagues'

Tim Tebow is back with the New York Mets for spring training, and team general manager Sandy Alderson has high hopes for his charismatic ace in the hole. Many will undoubtedly scoff at this statement, thinking it’s nothing more than a publicity ploy. After all, Tebow is a huge draw, even at the minor league levels, where he pulled in record crowds last year.That said, we can’t ignore...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Wright wants to play in 2018

David Wright has become something of an afterthought for the New York Mets, but the one-time star third baseman isn’t giving up on 2018 yet.Wright has undergone back and shoulder surgeries since last August, and while he wants to contribute, he admitted that he’s unsure if his health will cooperate enough to get him on a field in 2018.“I’m going to give it my best shot, certainly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching is the key for the New York Mets

Accountability and caring have been the defining words of the spring for the New York Mets. Redemption should be a word that is also included, as they are a team seeking redemption from a lost season. 2017 saw the World Series hopefuls finish with a record of 70-92, wasting a year of their control over their young, talented roster. What is going to be the key to their success in...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets reportedly sign All-Star Jason Vargas

Unlike other teams around Major League Baseball, the New York Mets continue to be active in free agency with spring training getting going. After adding the likes of Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier and Adrian Gonzalez to their lineup earlier in the winter, the Mets are now focusing on their starting rotation.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Mets have signed All-Star pitcher...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets would ‘love’ to start Tebow in Double-A this season

Most people laughed when Tim Tebow announced that he is trying his hand at professional baseball, but the former NFL quarterback will once again be playing in the minor leagues with the New York Mets this season. In fact, the team is hoping he does enough in spring training to get him one step closer to the majors.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports is reporting that the Mets would “love...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets reportedly maintaining interest in Jason Vargas

The Mets are maintaining “solid interest” in free-agent lefty Jason Vargas, tweets Mike Puma of the New York Post. The 35-year-old Vargas should would give the Mets some much-needed stability at the back of the rotation and could presumably be had on a short-term commitment.Vargas recently wrapped up a four-year, $32MM contract with the Royals that featured a pair of healthy seasons...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida school massacre hits close to home for Mets’ Anthony Swarzak

New York Mets relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak is among the several individuals from the world of sports who have now come forward to reveal how the tragic school shooting in Florida on Wednesday hits close to home.Swarzak, born in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., attended high school in Davie, Fla., which is about 25 miles away from Parkland, Fla., where suspect Nikolas Cruz, 19, opened fire...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NL East Notes: Norris, Lagares, Stewart, Prado, Chen, Straily, Quinn

The latest from around the NL East… The Mets had Bud Norris “on their board” before the veteran right-hander signed with the Cardinals, The Athletic’s Marc Carig reports (Twitter link).  Norris’ versatility as both a reliever and a potential swingman or spot starter intrigued the Mets, who may or may not be still looking for rotation depth. Juan Lagares’ name has surfaced in some...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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