Mets News & Notes

The Mets Keep Prospect Wuilmer Becerra, Lose Bowman

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Mets Keep Prospect Wuilmer Becerra, Lose Bowman

Minor League Portion- The Mets lost minor league pitcher Octavio Acosta to the Houston Astros in the minor league portion of the draft. Acosta was actually on loan last year to the Mexican League where he had a 8.68 ERA and 1.643 WHIP. In 2014 he pitched for the Savannah Sand Gnats and Brooklyn Cyclones. They also lost […]

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Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

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Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America put together a list of players he believes could potentially get selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Among them he includes three Mets prospects who could be at risk. Wuilmer Becerra, OF, Mets (21): It’s hard to see how a team could keep Becerra on the big league roster […]

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Walker for Niese Is A Major Win-Win For Mets

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Walker for Niese Is A Major Win-Win For Mets

The Mets stay hot in the “sometimes the best deals are the one’s you don’t make” category. In failing to reach a deal with Ben Zobrist — who opted for the bespectacled weirdness of Joe Maddon over the inscrutable gremlinese of Terry Collins — a chain of events was set in motion that resulted in […]

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Jon Niese Just Couldn’t Resist, Takes Shot At Mets Defense

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Jon Niese Just Couldn’t Resist, Takes Shot At Mets Defense

Jon Niese didn’t take his trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates too bad. In fact, you could say he sounded like a guy who was relieved to be putting the /New York Mets behind him.’ Never being one to hide his emotions, especially if his defense let him down, Niese told Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh […]

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Mets Working To Re-Sign Bartolo Colon

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Working To Re-Sign Bartolo Colon

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets have now “stepped up their efforts” to re-sign Bartolo Colon for the 2015 season. Meanwhile, a source told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that Colon is interested in returning to the Mets as well. Colon would serve as the fifth starter in light of the Jon Niese trade this […]

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Mets Acquire Neil Walker From Pirates For Jon Niese

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Mets Acquire Neil Walker From Pirates For Jon Niese

The New York Mets today announced the club has acquired second baseman Neil Walker from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Jon Niese. Walker, 30, batted .269 (146-543) with 32 doubles, 16 home runs and 71 RBI in 151 games for Pittsburgh in 2015. His 16 home runs were tied for most by […]

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Rockies Are Shopping Carlos Gonzalez, But He’s Not A Good Fit For Mets

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Rockies Are Shopping Carlos Gonzalez, But He’s Not A Good Fit For Mets

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Rockies are receiving a lot interest in Carlos Gonzalez. Crasnick says they have had a flurry of talks about him and are getting plenty of hits. Gonzalez, 30, slashed .271/.325/.540 in 608 plate appearances with 40 homeruns and 97 RBI this season for Colorado. It’s not a surprise […]

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Zobrist Turned Down More Money From Nationals and Giants

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Zobrist Turned Down More Money From Nationals and Giants

James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that Ben Zobrist turned down more money from the Nationals and Giants in order to sign with the Cubs. The Giants and Nationals each offered $60 million over four years, but Zobrist decided to sign with Chicago for $56 million over four years. Zobrist turned down the Nationals […]

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Market For Denard Span and Gerardo Parra Heating Up

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Market For Denard Span and Gerardo Parra Heating Up

Jon Heyman of CBSSports reports that the Cubs are among the teams interested in free agent outfielder Denard Span. Heyman also mentions that top free agent Jason Heyward is also a target for Chicago. Meanwhile, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation says that Gerardo Parra has multiple three year offers in hand. The Royals, Giants and […]

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Death, Taxes and Ben Zobrist

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Death, Taxes and Ben Zobrist

The only sure things in life are death and taxes. Nobody knows that better than the New York Mets this morning as Day 3 of the Winter Meetings begins in Nashville. On Tuesday, the Mets were feeling chipper and were on top of the world, oozing with confidence that they had made the first signature […]

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