Mets News & Notes

MLB Raises More Than $235,000 For Shannon Forde Field

An article by posted on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Raises More Than $235,000 For Shannon Forde Field

According to an AP report, Major League Baseball and its affiliates raised more than $235,000 to fund Shannon Forde Field in Little Ferry, New Jersey, in memory of the late and beloved New York Mets media relations director. All 30 teams participated in last week’s online auction of memorabilia and meetings with current and former […]

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Juan Lagares Diagnosed With Mild Shoulder Sprain

An article by posted on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Diagnosed With Mild Shoulder Sprain

New York Mets doctors evaluated outfielder Juan Lagares today, two days after he hurt his arm making a diving catch in the Dominican Winter League. The Mets staff has diagnosed Lagares with a mild shoulder strain in his right arm. Lagares was hitting .170/.184/.255 in 14 games this winter for the Aguilas Cibaenas. Previous Report […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Expected To Play Winter Ball in Venezuela

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Asdrubal Cabrera Expected To Play Winter Ball in Venezuela

According to a team source, Asdrubal Cabrera has arrived in camp with the Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League. Cabrera, 31, could be added to the roster as early as this week to get some at-bats. He played in five games for Leones last season and went 3 for 19. The Venezuelan Winter […]

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Dodgers To Re-Sign Jansen, Closing In On Turner

An article by posted on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Dodgers To Re-Sign Jansen, Closing In On Turner

The Los Angeles Dodgers have brought back their stud closer Kenley Jansen on a five-year, $80 million deal, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN on Twitter. Former Met Justin Turner is also very close to returning to Los Angeles on a four-year pact that is expected to be completed today. Jansen, 29, was one of […]

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Ruben Tejada Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

An article by posted on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

According to Jerry Crasnick on Twitter, former Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada has signed a Minor League deal with the New York Yankees. He has also been invited to big league spring training camp. After helping get the New York Mets to the 2015 NLDS until his leg was broken by Chase Utley, Tejada spent 2016 […]

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Latest On The Free Agent Reliever Market

An article by posted on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Latest On The Free Agent Reliever Market

Here is the most up-to-date information regarding the top remaining free agent relievers, many of whom the Mets and their division rivals have been connected to this offseason. It is important to note before continuing that the Mets do not plan on signing a free agent reliever until Jay Bruce has been traded. Kenley Jansen – […]

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Michael Conforto Will Not Play Winter Ball

An article by posted on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Michael Conforto Will Not Play Winter Ball

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto has not and will not play any winter ball this offseason. Despite Terry Collins‘ (and probably most people’s) recommendation for him to play winter ball and get as many reps as possible, Conforto’s representatives are not allowing it because it poses a ‘financial risk,’ according to Adam Rubin on Twitter. Juan […]

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Are the Nationals Considerably Better Than the Mets Right Now?

An article by posted on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Are the Nationals Considerably Better Than the Mets Right Now?

Mark Simon of ESPN took a look at both the New York Mets and Washington Nationals as currently constructed to see who is currently the better team on paper. The results will not please Mets fans. Simon goes on to explain that the items left on the Mets to-do list is going to help them little […]

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Jeurys Familia To Pitch in Dominican Winter League

An article by posted on December 11, 2016 0 Comments
Jeurys Familia To Pitch in Dominican Winter League

Jeurys Familia has received permission from the New York Mets to pitch in the Dominican Winter League for the Gigantes del Cibao. Familia last pitched in the Dominican League back in 2013 when he made six appearances for Gigantes. The Gigantes del Cibao are currently in first place with the regular season ending on December […]

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Nats Deal Disgruntled Danny Espinosa To The Angels

An article by posted on December 10, 2016 0 Comments
Nats Deal Disgruntled Danny Espinosa To The Angels

A day after he skipped the the team’s annual Winterfest, citing he was unhappy with the trade for Adam Eaton, the Washington Nationals have traded infielder Danny Espinosa to the Los Angeles Angels according to a tweet by Josh Norris of Baseball America. The Nats will be getting two right-handed pitching prospects back, Austin Adams […]

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