Reyes to return to Mets for 2017 season

The Mets plan to bring back infielder Jose Reyes next season and will part ways with pitcher Jonathon Niese, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
3 hours ago

Mets Want To Bring Back Bartolo Colon

According to Jon Heyman of FanRags 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 was truly the stalwart the Mets rotation needed. However...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago

Mets will decline Jon Niese's 2017 option, report says

Niese's second tour with the Mets was a brief one. Jon Niese's second tour with the Mets was a brief one.  Despite reacquiring Niese from the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, the Mets will decline the veteran left-hander's $10 million team option for 2017, according to a report from FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. ...
8 hours ago

Mets bringing Jose Reyes back for 2017, report says

The Mets reportedly will pick up Jose Reyes' team option for 2017. Jose Reyes will be back with the Mets in 2017. According to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball, the Mets will pick up the league-minimum option year on Reyes' contract for 2017. When the Mets brought Reyes aboard in June, the team negotiated a team-friendly addition to the deal...
9 hours ago

A crowded Mets infield presents options

The Mets suited up 12 different infielders (not counting catchers) in 2016. The opening day lineup featured  an infield of Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Asdrubal Cabrera, and David Wright. Wilmer Flores was the primary backup. Injuries beset all four starters and the Mets filled in with replacements from inside (Ty Kelly, Matt Reynolds, TJ Rivera, Gavin Cecchini) and outside (Jose Reyes...
10 hours ago

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 on June 25th, just two days after the Colorado Rockies released the veteran. Reyes...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago

Should the Mets Re-Sign Kelly Johnson?

For the second straight season the Mets had injuries that led to a shortage of viable options off the bench and found themselves needing to trade for the services of Kelly Johnson. Johnson was surprisingly even better in his second stint with the Mets hitting .268/.328/.459 with eight doubles, nine home runs and 24 runs knocked in over 201 plate appearances. When the Mets traded...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago

Mets, Yankees Fall League report: Good night for Yankees' Greg Bird, Mets' Corey Taylor

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird had a good game Thursday night in the Arizona Fall League, but Mets shortstop Gavin Cecchini had a forgettable evening.
12 hours ago

Mets360 2016-17 GM Project underway

Our MLB GM simulation is underway, back for a third season. All teams have a budget and we are tackling arbitration, trades and free agency. We have 30 people spread throughout the country who are doing this because they love the game and they hope to learn something along the way. You’ll see a lot of familiar faces involved in this project. All current Mets360 writers were invited...
1 day ago

MMN Exclusive Interview: Cyclones Closer Joseph Zanghi

Joseph Zanghi made his pro debut this season after signing with the Mets in February as a minor league free agent. He was drafted by the Reds in the 24th round of the 2015 draft, but did not sign. The Mets picked him up and he had a great season as the Brooklyn Cyclones closer. Zanghi spent most of his baseball career as a catcher and became a full time pitcher for the first time...
1 day ago

When Mets turned a plane into a drugged-up orgy of carnage

Of all the 30th anniversary moments the 1986 Mets are celebrating this year — and this October, especially — it shouldn’t go overlooked: The supremely talented, thoroughly debauched World Series champs were responsible for probably the most infamous plane ride in baseball history. The carnival-esque flight from Houston to New York after clinching the pennant...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Mets Minor League Season and Awards Recap

  Like the Mets, the minor league affiliates’ seasons are long over, and over at Mets Minors, organizational leaderboards are being compiled, and awards are being handed out: SEASON REVIEWS The Las Vegas 51s sent a number of players to the majors helping the major league club claim a Wild Card spot. The Binghamton Mets developed not just Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith this year...
2 days ago

Mets' Tebow notches first hit of Fall League

It took 14 at-bats, but Tim Tebow collected his first Arizona Fall League hit on Tuesday afternoon.
3 days ago

Mets heroes – Jon Matlack

Jon Matlack was drafted with the fourth pick in the first round by the Mets of the 1967 draft, out of Westchester Pennsylvania. Matlack’s minor league career was mediocre. In 1970 at Tidewater, he was 12-11 with a 4.13 ERA. In 1971, he was 11-1 with a 3.97 ERA. Matlack made his major league debut on July 11, 1971 against the Reds. He pitched 7 innings and gave up two runs with...
3 days ago

The New York Mets should pursue Kenley Jansen

The New York Mets relief pitchers let them down this postseason, as their usual dominant closer Jeurys Familia blew their chance of moving past the wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants. Familia is a fantastic closer, do not make a mistake about that, but he has yet to show that he is a pitcher his team can rely on in the playoffs.  Familia and Addison Reed, who is under...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN writer unloads on 'washed-up' Tim Tebow, Mets

Tim Tebow made his debut in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday, and those who have seen him play believe he has no business being there. One longtime baseball writer is downright angry about it. ESPN senior writer Keith Law, a former MLB and minor league scout, unloaded on Tebow Friday, calling him “an impostor pretending to have talent he does not possess.” Law referred to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes, what’s your number?

Yoenis Cespedes had another fantastic season for the New York Mets with 31 home runs, 86 RBI along with a .280/.354/.530 slash line. He was the heart of the offense once again, and even though he went through his slumps (more on this later), the Mets would have been lost without him.  Unfortunately, Cespedes can opt out of the remaining two seasons of his contract he signed last...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins: Next season may be my last with Mets

Terry Collins is the oldest manager in MLB at 67, and it sounds like his age and physical condition may lead him to retire in the near future. Collins, who has been the manager of the Mets since 2011, told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that he will consider retirement after next year. “I just need to reevaluate at the end of this coming year what’s going on, where I am, how I’m feeling...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Buckner’s 1986 World Series glove up for auction

One of the most recognizable plays in MLB history is Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets. The Boston Red Sox first baseman allowed a ground ball off the bat of Mookie Blaylock to go in between his legs, which in turn allowed the Mets to win Game 6 when Ray Knight scored from second base. Then, of course, the Mets went on to win...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: 2016 was a success

Hopefully by now, Mets fans are letting it sink in that the season is officially over. Despite the early exit, this season was a success for the New York Mets, and here’s why. This team was decimated by injuries. At on point, the Mets had an all-star team on the disabled list. David Wright, Matt Harvey, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Juan Lagares, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Zach Wheeler...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets hope to get healthy, keep Cespedes during long winter

NEW YORK (AP) After grinding for months to get back into the playoffs, the New York Mets didn't last long. Nine scoreless innings, to be exact. Never pushed a runner past second base. A postseason matchup against Madison Bumgarner spelled the end of the line, just as it did for other talented teams in recent years. And with a 3-0 loss at home to San Francisco in the wild-card game...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yoenis Cespedes sending mixed signals on opt-out, Mets believe he will go

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has the opportunity to opt out of his contract after the season, and he seems to be sending the team mixed messages as to whether he will or not. According to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, people within the Mets organization believe Cespedes will exercise the opt-out clause, though he’s apparently said different things to different...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred weighs in on Mets’ Tim Tebow experiment

It was met with great fanfare — and alternatively considerable eye-rolling — from the sporting public when the New York Mets announced the organization had signed Tim Tebow to a minor league contract. Count MLB commissioner Rob Manfred among those who believe the grand Tim Tebow Experiment is a great thing for baseball. Tebow’s glorified workout in front of scouts prior...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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