Mets News & Notes

Mets Sign Antonio Bastardo To Two-Year, $12 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Sign Antonio Bastardo To Two-Year, $12 Million Deal

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Mets are in agreement with left-handed relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo on a multi-year contract. The deal will be worth $12 million over two years, according to Baseball Essential’s Robert Murray. Bastardo, 30, has been a consistently solid left-handed relief in his time between the Phillies and Pirates. […]

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Market For LHP Antonio Bastardo “Heating Up”

An article by posted on January 20, 2016 0 Comments
Market For LHP Antonio Bastardo “Heating Up”

According to Robert Murray of Baseball Essential, the market for top remaining relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo is “heating up,” and four teams are rumored to be interested, including the Blue Jays, Orioles, Dodgers and Mets. The Cubs also met with Bastardo’s agents during the Winter Meetings, but it is unclear whether they are still considering […]

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Collins Says Innings Limits Won’t Be An Issue For Starters In 2016

An article by posted on January 20, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Says Innings Limits Won’t Be An Issue For Starters In 2016

According to Terry Collins, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard will all be let loose in 2016 and not have any sort of innings limits. In an interview with MLB.com Collins said, “Fortunately, we’re not going to have to worry about innings this year. I think we’re always going to be concerned with workload. These […]

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Latest On Cespedes: Nationals, Braves, Marlins Express Interest

An article by posted on January 19, 2016 0 Comments
Latest On Cespedes: Nationals, Braves, Marlins Express Interest

Latest Update 2:30 PM It appears that with no team willing to offer Yoenis Cespedes a long-term deal, the Mets and White Sox  now have some added competition as a few new teams are jumping into the fray. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Washington Nationals are now showing interest in Cespedes […]

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Zack Wheeler Is Throwing In PSL, Ahead Of Schedule

An article by posted on January 19, 2016 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Is Throwing In PSL, Ahead Of Schedule

Here’s a quick update. In an interview with MLB.com on Sunday, Mets manager Terry Collins said that right-hander Zack Wheeler is looking great and is ahead of schedule as he continues his comeback from Tommy John surgery last Spring. “He looks tremendous,” Collins said. “He’s in St. Lucie now. He’s throwing. He realizes it’s going to […]

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Rafael Montero Throws Perfect Inning In Dominican League

An article by posted on January 19, 2016 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Throws Perfect Inning In Dominican League

  Rafael Montero had his best outing in the Dominican Winter League last night for the Leones del Escogido in their 7-2 victory that puts them in the Championship series against the Tigres del Licey. Montero pitched a perfect 8th inning with two strikeouts and picked up his second hold of the postseason. Both strikeouts came […]

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Tigers Sign Justin Upton To Six-Year, $132 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Tigers Sign Justin Upton To Six-Year, $132 Million Deal

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, the Detroit Tigers and free agent outfielder Justin Upton are in agreement on a six-year, $132 million deal pending a physical. The deal also includes an opt-out clause after the second year, so Upton could potentially hit the free agent market again before his age 30 season. […]

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Terry Collins Hoping Sandy Alderson Can Reel In Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Hoping Sandy Alderson Can Reel In Yoenis Cespedes

Barry Bloom of MLB.com caught up with Terry Collins in Los Angeles on Sunday, where the Mets manager was being honored at the annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Dinner and received the Tommy Lasorda Managerial Achievement Award. Collins discussed a variety of issues with Bloom and didn’t conceal his strong desire for Sandy Alderson to bring free agent […]

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David Wright Will Take It Slow In Spring Training

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright Will Take It Slow In Spring Training

We are just 29 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training in Port St. Lucie, which, for David Wright, will be a big test for his spinal stenosis-ridden back. As he told The Record’s Matt Ehalt, he will be taking it slow this spring: “Spring training will be kind of a good period […]

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Terry Collins Says Mets Are The Hunted Ones Now

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Says Mets Are The Hunted Ones Now

Check out this interview reporter Jon Santucci conducted with Terry Collins for TC Palm. Here are two quotes I thought were pretty fascinating. The first one is Terry talking about what the message will be in spring training after a surprising World Series run in 2015. “There has to be a confidence,” Collins said. “That’s […]

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