METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

MMN Top 5 First Base Prospects: Smith, Alonso Provide Hope

(Jacob Resnick/MetsMinors.Net) We have voted on our Top 5 prospects at each position in the Mets minor league system. For the fifth installment in the series we now analyze the Mets five best first base prospects. We have already covered shortstop, second base, catcher, and third base. The Mets first base situation is intriguing. On the one hand, you have a developing young hitter...
Via MetsMinor.net
8 minutes ago

Is it time to lock up DeGrom and Syndergaard?

While Sandy Alderson and the rest of the Mets front office are busy trying to dump spare part Jay Bruce and fill out the bullpen, there’s another important move they need to consider – securing the services of some of their young starting pitchers. While all of the big five are currently under control, so to speak, it would be foolish to let them all play through their rookie...
Via Mets360.com
1 hour ago

What’s Next For The New York Mets?

At least as far as Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets are concerned, the Winter Meetings ended without so much as a whimper. Yes, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But fret not my friends,  because unlike the Colorado Rockies, the Washington Nationals, the New York Yankees, and a few other teams, our Metropolitans didn’t make any god awful trades or horrific signings...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

Amed Rosario has Become an Untouchable

The New York Mets shortstop of the future, Amed Rosario, will be going nowhere anytime soon. Mets General Manager, Sandy Alderson has let it be known to prospective trade partners that Rosario is untouchable. “We’ve made that clear before and continue to make it clear when his name is mentioned,” Alderson said. “So I think clubs have gotten the message.” (MLB.com) Baseball...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

6 Mets takeaways from the Winter Meetings

Here's what we learned.
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Trump considers ex-Mets manager Bobby Valentine for Ambassador to Japan, report says

Valentine, who won a championship in Japan, is still popular there. Watch video Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine is on a list of candidates to be United States Ambassador to Japan, according to a report out of Boston. Valentine, 66, is athletics director at Sacred Heart University and has been "engaged in preliminary discussions...
Via NJ.com
4 hours ago

Only one Mets prospect was off limits during trade talks

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — In the various trade scenarios that were presented to the Mets over the last week, Amed Rosario’s name was hardly mentioned. The Mets have reiterated to potential trade partners the 21-year-old shortstop, the organization’s top prospect, is unavailable. “And I think that is why his name didn’t come up,” general manager...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Talkin’ Mets: Live Winter Meetings Call-In Show

On Thursday December 8th between 9-10pm, I will be doing our first Talkin’ Mets Live Podcast. I will recap the Mets week at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, MD and hear what is on your mind. The show is unfiltered, unscripted and no comments are unwelcome. Call-in Number is 646-716-8187 You will be able to listen to the show and wait for me to say your area code and...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 hours ago

New York Mets trade rumors: bullpen edition

The New York Mets may have left Winter Meetings without completing any deals but that doesn’t mean that Sandy Alderson and Co. aren’t still working hard. After re-acquiring Yoenis Cespedes, the biggest thing the team is focusing on is relief pitching. The biggest trade chip on the roster is Jay Bruce and there have been talks with several teams though nothing has come to fruition...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson’s problem: The Jay Bruce trade market is dead

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Mets’ primary mission at baseball’s winter meetings remained unfulfilled as team officials left on Thursday. Though general manager Sandy Alderson and his staff held discussions with several clubs, his outfield remains overstaffed and overpriced, with Jay Bruce most notably still Mets property. According to industry sources, teams have shown tepid interest in...
Via New York Post
22 hours ago

News Flash…

…the Mets contingent has just arrived at the Winter Meetings! Seriously, I wasn’t really expecting a whole lot from them, but as was the case during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Winter Meetings, they came, they talked and they left empty-handed. Met fans that were fat and happy last December after a World Series berth are far less content this December, so this development has Mets...
Via MetsToday.com
23 hours ago

Rule 5 Preview: Mets May Lose Evans, Sewald

The Rule 5 Draft takes place Thursday morning as the culmination of the 2016 Winter Meetings in Maryland. It will be streamed live on MLB.com at 9:00 a.m. ET. The New York Mets currently have a full 40-man roster so they will not be able to draft a player. However, there is a good chance of them losing one player and possibly more after deciding to protect high ceiling players instead...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

For Zack Wheeler, bullpen stint just a path back to starting

This all starts with a starter’s mindset. Sure, Zack Wheeler will help the Mets any way he can, and if that means starting the season in the bullpen, that’s fine with him. But he is not finishing in the bullpen. His goal, after missing two full seasons following Tommy John surgery, is to make it...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

To trim payroll, Mets likely to trade Bruce

Entering the Winter Meetings this week, the Mets internally estimated their 2017 payroll at around $150 million. That's a bit of a jump for a team that only recently eclipsed the nine-figure threshold, dipping below $80 million for a time earlier this decade.
Via Mets.com
1 day ago

Tim Tebow could play for Mets in spring training

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Don't be surprised if the New York Mets sneak Tim Tebow into some spring training action. Manager Terry Collins said he'd like Tebow to play in spring training games even though the former NFL quarterback has a long ways to go in his transition to baseball. Tebow may be a mainstay in Mets minor league camp, but Collins knows people - especially close to where...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes to practice in outfield, could see time in CF

Expect Jose Reyes to be a versatile player next season. The New York Mets have said they will try Reyes out in the outfield during spring training. On Tuesday, manager Terry Collins said that Reyes could see time in center field. Terry Collins said Jose Reyes may see some time at CF if needed. They may prep Michael Conforto & Travis d'Arnaud for 1B in event of injury. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson answers fans questions

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson answers questions from the fans as he stops by the set of SNY's Mets Hot Stove, live from the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets plan to use Reyes in outfield during spring training

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Jose Reyes could be switching positions once again. A four-time All-Star shortstop, Reyes was moved to third base when he returned last summer to the New York Mets, who needed a fill-in for injured captain David Wright. Reyes figures to see action in the outfield during spring training next year. ''We didn't want to do it last year because we didn't want to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What will the New York Mets do at the MLB Winter Meetings?

The panel on SNY's Mets Hot Stove talks about the most pressing offseason concerns for the New York Mets heading into the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: When will the New York Mets trade Jay Bruce?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Steve Gelbs, Andy Martino, and Dave Lennon discuss the team's eagerness to trade outfielder Jay Bruce during the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Yo has returned

Christmas has officially come early this year for Mets fans, as Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to return to Flushing for the next four years. His deal is worth $110 million dollars, which comes out to $27.5 million per year. This move comes as a bit of a surprise to Mets fans because the Mets don’t usually spend big money on free agents. However, the Mets were smart enough to realize...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets prefer to trade Bruce, not Conforto or Lagares

The New York Mets apparently have a strict preference as to which of their outfielders they would like to keep and which they would like to deal now that they have a surplus following the signing of Yoenis Cespedes. According to a report by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com on Wednesday, the Mets are making it clear that they don’t intend to deal Michael Conforto or Juan Lagares and instead...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow pays visit to NYPD precinct to honor fallen officer

Tim Tebow may have struggled a tad in the Arizona Fall League during his improbable try at a professional baseball career with the New York Mets. But that doesn’t mean the organization doesn’t recognize the former quarterback can nevertheless do wonders in the area of community outreach despite his perceived shortcomings on the field. Tebow on Tuesday paid a visit to NYPD’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto and the Development of Pull Power

Though it’s not entirely clear why, it nevertheless appears to be the case that the direction of a batted ball matters when you’re attempting to model the distance over which that same batted ball will travel. Perhaps it’s because of the “slice” balls exhibit off the bat. Perhaps it’s because they exhibit less slice when batted in the direction of the pull side. Perhaps...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Has It: The “Push” For Jay Bruce

Hey baseball fans, welcome to Rumor Has It, the brand new series that might not actually turn into one even though it is literally just beginning. A series that looks at, well, a specific MLB rumor and breaks it down. Pretty self-explanatory. And if you didn’t notice above, you’re in for a real treat because we’re talking about Jay Bruce today. What? I never said the treat...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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