Mets News & Notes

A-Rod Heaps Praise On Mets Young Guns

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
A-Rod Heaps Praise On Mets Young Guns

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post sat down with New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, who had heaps of praise for the young guns in the starting rotation that plays across town in Flushing. A-Rod didn’t mince any words when asked to weigh in on Mets starting pitchers: Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, […]

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Wilmer Flores Needs to be Ready for Anything in 2016

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Needs to be Ready for Anything in 2016

While everyone is trying to decipher the outfield configuration after the Yoenis Cespedes signing, there is the issue of how the rest of the Mets’ offseason has put added importance on Wilmer Flores‘ ability to be a super utility infielder. Third Base Make no mistake. The Mets need Flores to be able to handle the role and handle […]

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Fun With Mets Lineups

An article by posted on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
Fun With Mets Lineups

It looks like everyone is having a little fun with projected lineups the last few days, so I thought I’d toss my hat into the ring as well. I took a good look at player splits in designing mine and I also decided to use different variants based on left and right handed pitching. The […]

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Mets 2016 Payroll Projects To $139 Million

An article by posted on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
Mets 2016 Payroll Projects To $139 Million

Here is the most current Opening Day payroll projection for 2016. Guaranteed Contracts ($120.125 Million) Yoenis Cespedes – $27.5 Million David Wright - $20.0 Million Curtis Granderson - $16.0 Million Asdrubal Cabrera – $8.25 Million Bartolo Colon – $7.25 Million Lucas Duda - $6.725 Million Alejandro De Aza - $5.75 Million Antonio Bastardo – $5.375 Million Addison Reed – $5.3 Million Matt […]

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Manfred: DH Not Coming To The National League

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Manfred: DH Not Coming To The National League

In an interview with Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the National League will not adopt the designated hitter. “The most likely result on the designated hitter for the foreseeable future is the status quo,” Manfred said. “I think the vast majority of clubs in the National League want to stay where […]

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Mets To Retire Mike Piazza’s No. 31 This Summer At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Retire Mike Piazza’s No. 31 This Summer At Citi Field

The New York Mets today announced they will retire Mike Piazza’s #31 uniform number Saturday night, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. before the Mets host the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Tickets are on sale now at Mets.com/Piazza or by calling (718) 507-TIXX. The Mets will commemorate the Hall of Fame career of the legendary […]

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Mets May Not Be Done Adding To The Bullpen

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets May Not Be Done Adding To The Bullpen

If you thought the Mets’ offseason was essentially done after the recent additions of LHP Antonio Bastardo and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, not so fast. During the BBWAA Dinner in Manhattan on Saturday night, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets may not be finished adding to the bullpen. After signing […]

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Mets Teammates Excited That Yoenis Cespedes Will Be Back

An article by posted on January 24, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Teammates Excited That Yoenis Cespedes Will Be Back

It didn’t take long for many of the Mets players to weigh in on the return of Yoenis Cespedes, who was resoundingly praised and lauded by his teammates this weekend at various events and social media. Hey Cespy, You need a roommate? I'm really clean but don't cook very well. #mymancrushisback!!! #bestfriendsforever — Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) […]

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Cespedes Will Be Eligible For Qualifying Offer If He Opts Out

An article by posted on January 23, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Will Be Eligible For Qualifying Offer If He Opts Out

I’ve yet to come across one contrarian Met fan or blogger who didn’t absolutely love the three year, $75 million dollar deal that will bring Yoenis Cespedes back to Flushing in 2016. As was reported initially by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Cespedes will have the ability to opt out of the contract after the first year […]

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Dominic Smith Named Third Best First Base Prospect

An article by posted on January 23, 2016 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Named Third Best First Base Prospect

Last night before all the craziness and joy of the Mets bringing back Yoenis Cespedes, MLB Pipeline announced their Top 10 first base prospects. Mets prospect Dominic Smith came in at #3 after the Astros A.J. Reed (former Mets draft pick) and the Pirates Josh Bell. Smith is coming off a great season in which he was the Florida State League Most Valuable […]

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