Mets News & Notes

Colby Rasmus Accepts Qualifying Offer; Returns To Astros

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Colby Rasmus Accepts Qualifying Offer; Returns To Astros

Free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus has become the first player since it’s inception to accept the qualifying offer, and will return to the Astros on a one-year deal for $15.8 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Rasmus, 29, hit at a .238/.314/.475 clip and hit 25 home runs for the Astros in 2015, […]

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Hot Stove: Angels Acquire Andrelton Simmons From Braves

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Hot Stove: Angels Acquire Andrelton Simmons From Braves

According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have acquired shortstop Andrelton Simmons and catching prospect Jose Briceno from the Braves in exchange for pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis, as well as veteran shortstop Erick Aybar. Simmons, 26, is arguably the best defensive shortstop in the game right now, […]

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Would You Trade Matt Harvey for Mookie Betts?

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Would You Trade Matt Harvey for Mookie Betts?

Mark Simon of ESPN NY makes the case that Matt Harvey should be traded for Rex Sox’s center fielder Mookie Betts. While Simon understands it’s a move the Mets could end up regretting, he argues that dealing him now might be the best move. – He has three years of team control left, at which […]

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Mets Have No Plans To Drop Granderson From Leadoff Spot

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Mets Have No Plans To Drop Granderson From Leadoff Spot

On Wednesday evening, Assistant GM John Ricco met with reporters and stated that the Mets are in no rush to move Curtis Granderson from the leadoff spot that he has thrived in. “That wouldn’t be something we’re out looking for,” Ricco said. “If we end up getting something like that, and it allows us to […]

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Projecting Where The Top 50 Free Agents Go (Part 1)

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Projecting Where The Top 50 Free Agents Go (Part 1)

Free agency has begun without any movement at all yet besides the Minnesota Twins putting in the winning $12.85 million bid to negotiate with KBO slugger Byung-ho Park. I have decided to give it a shot at predicting where this offseasons top free agents will end up and roughly what I think they could get […]

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Braves Tell Mets They Want Matt Harvey or Jacob deGom in Andrelton Simmons Deal

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Braves Tell Mets They Want Matt Harvey or Jacob deGom in Andrelton Simmons Deal

Update:  Mets inquired on Andrelton Simmons this morning and were told that it would take Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom. (Joel Sherman) That’s code for, “We’re not trading him to you or anyone else in the division.” * * * * * * According to Jonah Keri of ESPN,  the Atlanta Braves are discussing a trade […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Had A Huge Strike Zone Problem

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Yoenis Cespedes Had A Huge Strike Zone Problem

If you were watching the Mets play in the postseason and you thought Yoenis Cespedes was swinging at everything: you were right. And it might cost him tens of millions of dollars in free agency. Cespedes was an anchor in the postseason for the Mets this year. Aside from his costly error in Game 1 of […]

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Scott Boras: Tensions Ease With Mets, Intensify With Marlins

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Scott Boras: Tensions Ease With Mets, Intensify With Marlins

After creating a media firestorm about Matt Harvey‘s innings limits during the season, Scott Boras has a much different take on the situation now. Boras says that he approves of how the Mets handled their right handed ace after all, and he thinks it’s what allowed him to pitch so well in the postseason. “The […]

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Jacob deGrom wins 2015 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom wins 2015 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award

Mets All Star Jacob deGrom has been named the 2015 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at pitcher. The award is separate from the Rawlings Gold Gloves, for which deGrom was not even nominated. Zack Greinke won the NL award for pitchers. Regardless, Wilson has recognized deGrom for his outstanding defensive play. The former Stetson […]

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Mets Interested In RHP Joakim Soria

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Mets Interested In RHP Joakim Soria

The Mets are showing interest in free agent reliever Joakim Soria, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Soria, 31, was one of the most dominant closers in the American League when he was with the Kansas City Royals. From 2007 to 2011 he saved 160 games and posted a 2.40 ERA and 1.043 WHIP […]

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