Mets News & Notes

Mets Make It Official, Announce Two-Year Deal With Asdrubal Cabrera

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Mets Make It Official, Announce Two-Year Deal With Asdrubal Cabrera

The Mets have officially announced the completion of their deal with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera who passed his physical today. The deal is worth $18.5 million over two years and includes a third-year team option for 2018. Cabrera, 30, can play both shortstop and second base but will likely predominantly play shortstop for the Mets next […]

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Jason Heyward Agrees to 8-Year, $184 Million Deal with Cubs

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Jason Heyward Agrees to 8-Year, $184 Million Deal with Cubs

Jason Heyward has agreed to sign with the Cubs, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Bob Nightengale reports the deal is for eight years and $184 million dollars, or an average annual value of $23 million. Heyward reportedly turned down higher offers of $200 million dollars from the Nationals and Cardinals before deciding […]

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Walker and Cabrera Give Mets Excellent Depth and Flexibility

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Walker and Cabrera Give Mets Excellent Depth and Flexibility

With the Mets looking to add more versatility to their infield, they acquired Neil Walker from Pittsburgh and signed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera as a free agent, both of whom are switch-hitters. They provide the Mets with much needed depth and flexibility, and give Terry Collins a lot of creative options to consider. “That’s what we […]

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Mets Still Open To Full-Time Center Fielder

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Still Open To Full-Time Center Fielder

While it seems ever more likely that the Mets will be looking for a platoon player in center field in the coming weeks, Assistant GM John Ricco won’t rule out the possibility of acquiring a full-time center fielder. It appears likely that Juan Lagares will enter next season as part of a platoon, but there […]

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David Wright Reportedly Doing Captain Stuff

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David Wright Reportedly Doing Captain Stuff

If you thought David Wright was simply chilling out at home this Winter and hanging his stockings by the chimney with care, think again. The Mets captain was so engaged on social media, that as soon as he saw the story building up that Neil Walker was about to be a Met, he took immediate […]

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Boras: Mets Have Not Discussed Extension Deal For Harvey

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Boras: Mets Have Not Discussed Extension Deal For Harvey

On Wednesday, Scott Boras told reporters the Mets have not approached him about an extension for right-hander Matt Harvey who is currently arbitration-eligible and is expected to earn roughly $.5 million dollars. “With a player that caliber it does happen, but probably not until January,” Boras said. Boras has been a thorn in the Mets’ side […]

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Astros Re-Sign Reliever Tony Sipp

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Astros Re-Sign Reliever Tony Sipp

According to MLB Network, free agent reliever Tony Sipp will be heading back to Houston and has agreed to a deal with the Astros. No contract details were disclosed, and the deal is pending a physical. I’m sure Johnny-On-The-Spot Heyman will announce details soon. Update: Ken Rosenthal reports it’s a three-year, $18 million deal. Sipp […]

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The Mets Keep Prospect Wuilmer Becerra, Lose Bowman

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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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