Mets News & Notes

What Role Should Josh Smoker Have in 2017?

An article by posted on October 26, 2016 0 Comments
What Role Should Josh Smoker Have in 2017?

Last November, the Mets added lefty reliever Josh Smoker to the 40-man roster less than a year after signing him to a minor league deal. The former Washington Nationals first round pick hadn’t thrown a pitch above A-ball and was coming off a season in the Frontier League when the Mets scooped him up. In 2015, […]

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Mets Interested in Smyly, Looking to Upgrade at Catcher?

An article by posted on October 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Interested in Smyly, Looking to Upgrade at Catcher?

Shots fired… Was searching for some Mets news late last night and while this certainly doesn’t qualify as news I came across the following while skimming through articles on Fox Sports. This article says that the New York Mets have popped up in some recent rumors regarding left-handed starter Drew Smyly of the Tampa Bay Rays. President […]

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Tigers Unlikely to Deal Second Baseman Ian Kinsler

An article by posted on October 25, 2016 0 Comments
Tigers Unlikely to Deal Second Baseman Ian Kinsler

Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila has made it known that he is looking to cut payroll and shake up his roster this Winter. However, one writer who covers the team believes he has no intentions of moving two of his core players in second baseman Ian Kinsler or right-hander Justin Verlander for that matter.(Detroit Free Press) Beat […]

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Mets Want To Bring Back Bartolo Colon, We Say Lets Do It!

An article by posted on October 24, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Want To Bring Back Bartolo Colon, We Say Lets Do It!

According to Jon Heyman of Knuckleball the Mets would like to keep the Major Leagues’ sexiest pitcher in New York for the 2017 season.  Bartolo Colon, 43, surpassed everyone’s expectations in 2016, going 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA. He tossed 191.2 innings, striking out 128 and walking only 32. In a year plagued with injuries, he […]

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Mets Say No Urgency In Signing Cespedes, We Beg To Differ

An article by posted on October 24, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Say No Urgency In Signing Cespedes, We Beg To Differ

The Mets are willing to wait on the Yoenis Cespedes market according to Buster Olney of ESPN Insider . One source told Buster that “there is no urgency” in coming to terms with Cespedes once he opts out of his current deal with the Mets. Cespedes hit .280/.354/.530 with 25 doubles, 31 home runs and 86 […]

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Players On the Mets 40 Man Roster Bubble

An article by posted on October 24, 2016 0 Comments
Players On the Mets 40 Man Roster Bubble

With the Mets losing the Wild Card Game, the front office has the difficult task of assessing what the weaknesses on the roster were and how those spots could be improved. Each player is assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine if that player could be a valuable contributor for the 2017 season. If not, […]

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Mets Bringing Back Reyes, Buying Out Niese

An article by posted on October 21, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Bringing Back Reyes, Buying Out Niese

The Mets have picked up the Major League minimum option for 2017 on infielder Jose Reyes according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Heyman also reports that the Mets will pay Jon Niese a $500,000 buyout instead of picking up his $10 million option for 2017. Reyes signed a deal to return to the Mets […]

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Mets Jump 20 Spots in ESPN’s Ultimate Standings

An article by posted on October 21, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Jump 20 Spots in ESPN’s Ultimate Standings

For the past 13 years, ESPN has ranked all 122 sports franchises from best to worst according to fan votes. The Mets rose up 20 spots to 82nd overall and 21st in Major League baseball. Atop the list in baseball is the Kansas City Royals (9th overall) and on the bottom is the Oakland Athletics […]

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The Best Last Plane Ride Ever

An article by posted on October 20, 2016 0 Comments
The Best Last Plane Ride Ever

James Blagden is an awesome illustrator and baseball fan.  He takes real accounts of events that occurred in baseball history (example: Dock Ellis talking about throwing a no-hitter while on LSD) and animates it with the narration being heard in the background.  He used his unique talent to capture the flight back to New York […]

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Should Mets Re-Sign Jerry Blevins?

An article by posted on October 19, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Re-Sign Jerry Blevins?

One of the resounding themes from the 2016 season has been how incredible it was the Mets made it back to the postseason despite Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz needing season ending surgeries. However, that didn’t mean the Mets didn’t have good pitching that led them back to the postseason. In addition to […]

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