Mets News & Notes

Could Mets Make A Play For Cubs’ Javier Baez or Starlin Castro This Winter

An article by posted on November 16, 2015 0 Comments
Could Mets Make A Play For Cubs’ Javier Baez or Starlin Castro This Winter

The Cubs do not intend to move third baseman Kris Bryant, shortstop Addison Russell or left fielder Kyle Schwarber, but will at least explore the trade interest they are getting in right fielder Jorge Soler and infielder Javier Baez, sources told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The goal remains the same for the Theo Epstein […]

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Mets Formally Reach Out To Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on November 16, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Formally Reach Out To Ben Zobrist

As expected, the New York Mets reached out to Alan Nero, the agent for free agent Ben Zobrist, according to a report by Dan Martin of the New York Post. Martin says the Mets figure to make a strong push for Zobrist, whose versatility would allow them to use him at second base and in the […]

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Mets Have Expressed Interest In Red Sox Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

An article by posted on November 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have Expressed Interest In Red Sox Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

According to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, the Red Sox are likely to break up their young outfield trio this offseason, with Jackie Bradley Jr. likely being the one headed out of town. Bradley, Bradford reports, is already drawing interest from both the Royals and Cubs, who each have outfield slots to fill. But according to a […]

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Mets Not Shopping Zack Wheeler, But Listening To Offers

An article by posted on November 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Not Shopping Zack Wheeler, But Listening To Offers

While right-hander Zack Wheeler continues to rehab from the elbow surgery which wiped out his 2015 season, there’s been no shortage of interest in the former top pitching prospect. However, Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told Marc Carig of Newsday said that the team is by no means shopping him, but will of course listen […]

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MMO Exclusive With LHP Josh Smoker

An article by posted on November 14, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive With LHP Josh Smoker

On November 5th the Mets officially added left-handed pitcher Josh Smoker to their 40-man roster. Smoker was a supplemental first round pick (31st overall, six slots ahead of Travis d’Arnaud) of the Washington Nationals in 2007 out of Calhoun High School in Georgia. Josh struggled in the 2012 season, he allowed eight runs in just […]

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A Comparison of Shortstops Erick Aybar vs Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on November 14, 2015 0 Comments
A Comparison of Shortstops Erick Aybar vs Wilmer Flores

As most of you all know by now, on Friday, the Atlanta Braves dealt All-World defensive shortstop Andrelton Simmons and catching prospect Jose Briceno to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for highly regarded pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis. Also heading to Atlanta was veteran shortstop Erick Aybar. Braves GM John Coppolella told […]

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Red Sox Acquire Closer Craig Kimbrel From Padres

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Red Sox Acquire Closer Craig Kimbrel From Padres

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports broke the news that the Boston Red Sox have acquired premier closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres in exchange for a package of minor league prospects that include pitcher Logan Allen, infielder Carlos Asuaje, shortstop Javier Guerra and outfielder Manuel Margot. Both teams have confirmed the trade. Kimbrel, the […]

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Daniel Murphy Declines $15.8 Million Qualifying Offer

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Declines $15.8 Million Qualifying Offer

It’s official… Second baseman Daniel Murphy has declined his one year, $15.8 million qualifying offer from the New York Mets, who will now receive a compensation pick between the first and second rounds in next year’s draft when he signs with a new team. It was a no-brainer for Murphy, who has a potential multi-year deal waiting […]

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Five Things We Learned From GM Meetings

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Five Things We Learned From GM Meetings

1. Mets Are Seeking Bullpen Upgrades It appears the top priority for the Mets is improving the backend of the bullpen and finding that 8th inning setup man who could be a reliable bridge to closer Jeurys Familia.  Their bullpen was completely exposed in the World Series, blowing three late leads and allowing 24 earned […]

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Projecting Where The Top 50 Free Agents Go (Part 2)

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Projecting Where The Top 50 Free Agents Go (Part 2)

There still has been little movement on the free agency front while teams await players decisions on whether or not to accept the qualifying offers. I would suspect after all those are decided today that the market will pick up in what would be a cool hot stove if not for the Angels making a […]

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