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How Will Mets Shortstop Situation Play Out?

Sandy Alderson told reporters that he is continuing to monitor the market for shortstops although nothing is imminent for now. “We have several options internally and maybe not all of them are perfect,” Alderson said. “There aren’t a lot of free agent shortstops out there that check all the boxes. There aren’t that many trade possibilities, frankly, that check all the...
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How Will Mets Shotstop Situation Play Out?

Sandy Alderson told reporters that he is continuing to monitor the market for shortstops although nothing is imminent for now. “We have several options internally and maybe not all of them are perfect,” Alderson said. “There aren’t a lot of free agent shortstops out there that check all the boxes. There aren’t that many trade possibilities, frankly, that check all the...
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Wheeler’s words a change from normal offseason noise

When was the last time a Met player came out and confidently predicted success for the upcoming season?  Was it “Team to beat”-gate from 2007/2008 with Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Beltran?  Really since then the only pre-season choruses sung by Mets players have been about “taking some people by surprise,” which is code for “we’re not that good, but maybe we’ll get lucky”...
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Mets Want To Acquire A Lefty Reliever Sooner Rather Than Later

The Mets expect to sign or trade for a left-handed reliever by the end of the Winter Meetings, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post. With Josh Edgin already assured of a bullpen role, the Mets are looking for a second lefty to pair with him next season. Reportedly, they are targeting a low cost reliever on a one-year deal and Puma named Phil Coke, Joe Beimel and Craig...
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Andrew Miller Has Multiple Offers, Mets Have “No Shot”

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that reliever Andrew Miller has multiple three-year offers already in hand, making it increasingly likely that he will end up with a four-year deal. Additionally, Morosi states that Miller’s current offers would give him the highest annual value ever for a reliever without closing experience. The high water mark is currently at $6 million...
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Mets could be on the lookout for more LOOGYs

While the Mets were quick out of the gate this offseason by signing Michael Cuddyer, there shouldn’t be too many high profile free agents being acquired any time soon.  A trade for a shortstop will continue to be the hot bed of discussion around the Mets and GM Sandy Alderson, but any ensuing action will probably occur later than sooner.  Power plays and leverage schemes will...
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Mets 360 Top 50 Prospects: Players 38-36

Welcome to the fifth edition of our look at the top 50 prospects in the Mets system. If you missed any of the previous installments, you can see them here: 50-48, 47-45, 44-42, 41-39. 38 – John Gant Drafted out of high school in the 21st round of 2011 draft, Gant is the first of several pitchers on the Top 50 list that made names for themselves in the Mets prospect world as a...
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Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

There’s been a lot of talk these days about value. Specifically among Mets fans who wonder whether stockpiling valuable pitching assets will prove advantageous in an era when scarcity dictates that quality hitters possess the most value. Value metrics have become the go-to statistic among many fans in this discussion as they provide a practical tool for defining a player’s contribution...
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ESPN Predicts Mets Trade For Seattle’s Brad Miller or Chris Taylor

Jim Bowden of ESPN.com predicts that the Mets and Mariners will eventually get together on a trade this offseason that will send one of infielders Brad Miller or Chris Taylor to New York in exchange for one of their back-end starters – namely Dillon Gee, Jon Niese or Bartolo Colon. Last week, an MLB executive told Adam Rubin that the two teams matched up well for a trade. And...
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Alderson Is Optimistic About Conforto’s Defense

When the Mets selected Michael Conforto 10th overall in this year’s draft, the main criticism about Conforto was his defense. As an outfielder in Oregon State, Conforto earned a reputation as a liability in the outfield. Since many analysts felt his defense was an issue, he was viewed as a one dimensional player. However, it appears that Conforto’s defense is better than initially...
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Mets’ 40 Man Roster After Additions and Subtractions

The Mets announced that right-handers Noah Syndergaard, Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa and Akeel Morris plus lefty reliever Jack Leathersich have been added to the 40 man roster. Additionally, Jeff Walters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, was removed from the roster. Here is what the Mets 40 Man Roster looks like after all is sad and done: Pitchers (23...
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Wheeler Has A Chip On His Shoulder, Wants To Win With Mets

While taking time out of his schedule to hand out packages of food to needy families for Thanksgiving today at Citi Field, Zack Wheeler was bursting with optimism about the Mets’ 2015 season. “We’re going to win,” said the young righthander who also hopes he’ll be a part of the Mets renaissance. “I’d rather not get traded but I’ve been through it before,” he said...
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Beltran’s Deal With Mets Was The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Paul Casella of Sports on Earth analyzed 15 years of data and ranked the top producing $100+ million dollar deals in baseball history. Coming in second was the seven year deal Carlos Beltran signed with the Mets in 2005. Casella considered every deal since 1999 when Kevin Brown became the first player to land a $100 million contract. Alex Rodriguez’ first 10-year mega deal with...
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Did Mets Wait Too Long To Trade Niese?

Andy Martino of the Daily News wonders if the Mets blew it and waited too long to trade starting pitcher Jon Niese. That there’s so little interest in him is a “striking contrast from two winters ago,” when many rivals were hotter for Niese than for the pitcher the Mets ultimately did move, R.A. Dickey, Martino writes. “This winter, the Mets would argue that a talented,...
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Which starting pitcher on the block is most likely to go?

As the New York Mets continue to figure out their trading options this offseason, one position has become abundantly full. After the emergence of the newly crowned Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets have a starting pitcher that they have to place in the starting rotation come next season. That leaves Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, deGrom, Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese...
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Six-Man Rotation Won’t Happen For Mets

With the topic of cutting Matt Harvey’s innings comes the idea of a six-man rotation. One reader threw it out there and my response was it was too bold for the Mets’ thinking. That’s part of it, but there other variables. Baseball doesn’t change easily, and there was a time when the five-man rotation was a novelty. Six? It could happen sometime, but I don’t sense the Mets...
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New York Mets getting creative to limit Matt Harvey’s 2015 innings

One of the most controversial decisions in recent memory was the way the Washington Nationals handled the workload for their star pitcher Stephen Strasburg in 2012.  Specifically, setting a hard innings cap to mitigate potential fatigue damage from Tommy John surgery the previous year.  This limit had him shelved by early September and unavailable for the postseason.  A postseason...
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Mets’ Plan For Harvey Not Concrete

The Mets say they plan to handle Matt Harvey with a “soft’’ innings cap, which is another way of saying they have no plan at all. HARVEY: Searching for a plan. (Getty) GM Sandy Alderson said the Mets won’t handle Harvey the way Washington dealt with Stephen Strasburg, which was to cut him off in mid-September and thereby miss the postseason, but the speculative nature of...
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Sandy Alderson Is Impressed With Wilmer Flores

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Wilmer Flores is impressing Mets brass with how hard he’s working on his agility and fitness during the team’s off-season conditioning program in Port St. Lucie. Sandy Alderson has been very outspoken about how pleased he is with Flores, and recently told Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com, “I’m one of those people that says put him out...
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Alderson Wants To Trade A Starting Pitcher Before Spring Training

Sandy Alderson expressed some urgency on Tuesday, regarding his attempts in trying to trade a starting pitcher sooner rather than later. “I think we’d prefer to sort it out before spring training,” Alderson said on Tuesday. “Spring-training trades don’t happen frequently.” Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, and Jon Niese are the three arms that Sandy prefers to deal, but the...
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Harvey Will Give Mets The Best 1-2-3 Punch In Baseball

Timing is everything.  Matt Harvey is returning to lead the New York Mets rotation, now bolstered with a matured Zack Wheeler and 2014 NL ROY winner Jacob deGrom.  All three have experienced their own setbacks this year, but their talent is in another stratosphere and they’ve each grown from their own experiences.  There may be a lot of question marks still surrounding the...
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Mets Card of the Week: 1974 Topps Box

1974 TOPPS FACTORY SET Regular readers of this site will be forgiven if they’ve developed an impression that Card of the Week is obsessed with boxes. Alas, it is true, and for this we make no apologies… The specimen under consideration today is a bit of an oddball. Through 1973, Topps issued baseball cards in series, with a fresh run of cards hitting retailers’ shelves every...
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Sandy Alderson On New Citi Field Dimensions

The New York Mets announced the new changes to the outfield wall at Citi Field with a media tour on Tuesday led by Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson. The changes affected are located in center to right field ranging from three to 11 feet. All other dimensions will remain the same. “These modifications are a refinement of previous changes made to the Citi Field fences and continue...
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New York Mets: Daniel Murphy, cornerstone or trade bait?

Since 2012, there is one ballplayer in New York who has hit more consistently than the rest. And he isn’t the player you might guess (although he might be if you read the title.) Yup, the Mets’ Daniel Murphy. Over the past three seasons, he’s played more games and had a better overall batting average than David Wright, and his efficiency blows Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson...
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New York Mets: offseason Matt Harvey update

The New York Mets are poised to get their ace back in time for Opening Day 2015. There was little doubt about that. The question that was looming was how cautious would the team be with Matt Harvey as he returns from Tommy John surgery. Well now we have the long awaited answer. Harvey is expected to be able to pitch for as long as the Mets’ season goes, with a small exception....
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