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Mets, Lagares Agree on Four-Year Extension

With the regular season just days away, the New York Mets took the opportunity to make sure their Gold Glove center fielder won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com, the Mets and Juan Lagares have the framework in place for a four-year contract extension with a fifth year (2020) option. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports later reported that Lagares will...
Via Baseball Essential
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets stay active, look to extend Duda, Lagares

It looks like New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson has emerged from his winter hibernation. On Monday, Alderson made trades for two left-handed relievers and now reports are circulating that the team is working on two contract extensions. The first extension belongs to Juan Lagares. Reports seem to say that the deal is agreed upon pending a physical, though there is no reason to believe...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Lock Up Juan Lagares Until 2019

Juan Lagares is having a big offseason. Coming off his first Gold Glove Award, it appears he has a little deeper pocket today: Mets Agree To Extension With Juan Lagares http://t.co/eEXnJIXHz8 — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) April 1, 2015 Lagares had a modest debut season in 2013, earning the Mets’ Defensive Player of the Year Award. He claimed his position in the Mets’...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets sign Juan Lagares to four-year, $20 million extension

The New York Mets and outfielder Juan Lagares have reportedly agreed to a contract extension on Wednesday that is worth $20 million over four years. The deal was first reported by Jim Bowden of ESPN, who notes that the extension kicks in starting 2016 as Lagares is under contract for 2015. #Mets & Juan Lagares […]
Via Full Scale Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Mets have bought out all of Juan Lagares’ arb years

The New York Mets actually spent some money on Wednesday, signing Juan Lagares to a four-year extension through 2019, buying out all of his arbitration years. The Mets also hold a club option on Lagares for 2020, which would be his first free agent year. He’s guaranteed at least $20 million through the life of the deal. #Mets & Juan Lagares have agreed on a 4-year extension...
Via The Outside Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Powerhouse Offense?

The New York Mets have been one of the best teams in baseball over the course of Spring Training, leading the Grapefruit League in wins with 18. Their success has mainly been due to a surprisingly potent offense. The team ranks in the top five among all MLB teams in average (4th), HR (3rd), hits (3rd), and runs (4th). With the annual caveat that Spring stats mean nothing in mind...
Via Baseball Essential
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America Ranks Mets 5th Best Farm System

Baseball America ranked the New York Mets with the 5th best farm system in MLB. The Mets have seen their farm ranking improve steadily as the system was restocked by Sandy and Co. and a dozen or so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 2, Nationals 0

The New York Mets traveled to Viera on Tuesday and defeated the Washington Nationals by a score of 2-0. Pitching: What a stellar performance by lefthander Jon Niese who is having himself a fantastic spring and looks to be gearing up for huge season in 2015. All he did was fire six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits, walking none and striking out three. Niese has been working...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Two Bold Prediction for 2015

1. The New York Mets will get into the playoffs without winning the NL East division The National League East looks to be an extremely competitive division for the 2015 season. For the New York Mets, getting into the playoffs will be the top priority, even if they do not the division. The Washington Nationals have been selected the favorite to win the World Series, leaving the Mets...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quit Screwing Around With Idea Of Trading Gee

You have to wonder what Dillon Gee was thinking yesterday during Mets owner Fred Wilpon’s closed-doors meeting. How could he possibly get swayed away in any emotional thoughts when there are reports of the Mets still wanting to trade him? How could he possibly feel a part for what they are building if they are always trying to show him the door? GEE: Keep him. (Getty) Gee won’t...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Montero, Duda Shine; Muno Should Make Team

The Mets received six strong innings from Rafael Montero and Lucas Duda homered and drove in five runs in a 7-1 victory over Miami. Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth homer of the spring for the Mets. The Mets are deciding between Montero and Dillon Gee for the final spot in the rotation. The Mets also say they remain open to trading Gee. The Mets are also considering a contract extension...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Good Games From Montero And Duda Raise Questions

Two pertinent Mets’ issues surfaced in today’s 7-1 rout of the Marlins. The most urgent is the competition for a starter’s spot between Rafael Montero and Dillon Gee. The second is the idea of giving Lucas Duda a contract extension. DUDA: Are Mets talking long-term? (AP) Coming on the heels of Gee’s strong outing Sunday, Montero was equally dominating today against Miami...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Acquire Lefty Relievers Jerry Blevins and Alex Torres

Jerry Blevins. Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images. The New York Mets added two left-handed relievers to their pitching staff in a matter of hours Monday. The team has just announced that they have acquired Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals for outfielder Matt den Dekker. TRADE: We’ve acquired LHP Jerry Blevins (@JerryBlevins_13) from Washington for Matt den Dekker. ...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade for lefty reliever

The New York Mets, dealing with the season-long absence of Josh Edgin, have traded for a left-handed relief pitcher. The Mets have acquired Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later. Torres will likely slot into Edgin’s role as the primary left-handed reliever. Torres has pitched 120 major league innings in his career and...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Michael Cuddyer continue his spring training success?

The Mets big splash move of the offseason was signing now 36 year old outfielder, Michael Cuddyer. Most Mets fans were disappointed that the Mets gave up their first round pick for the 2015 draft for an aging outfielder, who struggled to stay on the field and played his past three seasons in Coors Field. During his tenure with the Twins, Cuddyer was an all-star once in 2011 and...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Owner Fred Wilpon, Gives Motivational Speech to the New York Mets

Fred Wilpon’s comments in the New Yorker magazine have created more unwanted distractions for the Mets. (Mandatory Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara) On Monday morning Fred Wilpon, principle owner of the New York Mets, gave a motivational speech to his team down in Port St. Lucie. The meeting was supposed to rally the team in preparation for the start of the regular season....
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN NY: Mets Still Open To Trading Dillon Gee

Despite losing Zack Wheeler to a ligament tear that required Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets still may trade right-hander Dillon Gee within the month, an organization source told ESPN New York. “Gee is expected to open the season in the Mets’ rotation, although there are dissenters among team officials, who prefer prospect Rafael Montero.” “Mets manager Terry Collins...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey dating model Ania Cywinska?

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey gets more models than a Victoria’s Secret catalog. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Harvey is now dating Polish model Ania Cywinska. The two have been together for at least a month, and Cywinska wished Harvey a happy 26th birthday on Instagram Friday. About three weeks ago,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Extending Lucas Duda now is questionable

After emerging as the starting first basemen after being placed in a platoon within a platoon, it has been reported by David Lennon (of Newsday) that the Mets are hoping to extend Lucas Duda. The 29-year-old had a breakout season last year, hitting 30 homers complimented by a .253 average with a .349 OBP, and was rewarded for it this offseason, by signing a one-year deal worth ...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The case for Rafael Montero over Dillon Gee

Matt Harvey is a star, someone who should be in the rotation as long as he’s healthy. Dillon Gee is a placeholder, a competent MLB pitcher who should be in the rotation until someone better comes along. Gee has done a fine job for the Mets, making 103 starts for the club. We should salute his efforts for the team the past four-plus seasons. However, just because he has been...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heyman Blasts Claim That Alderson Revived The Mets

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports takes issue with the premise that general manager Sandy Alderson has revived the Mets as the new authorized biography Baseball Maverick claims. He is very critical of the overall positive and “saintly” portrayal of Alderson by former A’s beat writer Steve Kettmann who say’s Sandy’s one flaw is that he’s too competitive. “Maybe the book’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey supports Mets naming Bartolo Colon Opening Day starter

Even though Matt Harvey is the unquestioned ace of the New York Mets pitching staff, the right-hander insists he’s 100 percent behind the decision to tab veteran Bartolo Colon as the Opening Day starter for the team’s April 6 game against the Washington Nationals. “Bartolo has got that covered,” Harvey said Tuesday, via the New...Read More The post Matt Harvey supports Mets...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Players Addicted to “Trivia Crack”

Count me among the group of people that never want to try this Argentina-based smart phone app called “Trivia Crack.” If you can’t tell by the title that it makes sense to stay away from the game, just check out some New York Mets players, who are apparently addicted to it. Wall Street Journal’s Jared Diamond penned a story on Monday that depicts a Mets locker room overrun...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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