METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lagares Leaves Winter League Game With Possible Injury

Juan Lagares made a diving catch with the bases loaded in the fifth inning of a Dominican Winter League matchup between the Aguilas Cibaenas and the Tigres del Licey tonight. Lagares was seen wincing in pain as he ran off the field, and was removed in the top of the seventh inning with a possible injury. Lagares was 0 for 2 on the night before leaving the game with what is still...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 hours ago

Mets Report Cards: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

 ASDRUBAL CABRERA, SS Player Data: Age: 31, Bats: S, Throws: R, Contract: Signed for 2017 at $8.25 million 2016 Primary Stats: .280/.336/.474, 30 2B, 23 HR, 62 RBI 2016 Review: It was a tale of two seasons for Asdrubal Cabrera in 2016.  Prior to landing on the disabled list on August 2, Asdrubal was having a fairly unremarkable year.  He was certainly not a bust, hitting...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 hours ago

Hoping That Tomas Nido Gets The Amed Rosario Treatment

According to what a source told Marc Carig of Newsday, three Mets prospects whose names were kicked around at the Winter Meetings included 2011 first rounder – outfielder Brandon Nimmo, 2012 first rounder – catcher Kevin Plawecki, and currently the team’s top catching prospect Tomas Nido. Carig believes those prospects could come into play as the Mets evaluate their options...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 hours ago

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Via Mets360.com
18 hours ago

Envisioning an Andrew McCutchen to the Mets trade

The 2016 Baseball Winter Meetings concluded on Thursday. While a number of teams were in the mix for or making splashy trades and free agent signings the New York Mets mostly looked for a place to offload the $13 million contract of Jay Bruce. Depressing isn’t it? Yes, bringing back Yoenis Cespedes is fantastic but is that going to be it for the offseason? One name much talked...
Via Mets360.com
18 hours ago

Could Mets' Santa Claus curse continue with Noah Syndergaard?

Here's a refresher of the history of the dreaded curse. David Wright warms up as the New York Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field for their home opener. 4/8/16 Queens, NY (John Munson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)John Munson  David Wright warms up as the New York Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field for their home...
Via NJ.com
19 hours ago

WATCH: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson wraps the Winter Meetings

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson chats with SNY's Steve Gelbs during the last day of the Winter Meetings, to discuss where the team stands in a number of areas heading into the new year.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMN Top 5 First Base Prospects: Smith, Alonso Provide Hope

(Jacob Resnick/MetsMinors.Net) We have voted on our Top 5 prospects at each position in the Mets minor league system. For the fifth installment in the series we now analyze the Mets five best first base prospects. We have already covered shortstop, second base, catcher, and third base. The Mets first base situation is intriguing. On the one hand, you have a developing young hitter...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

Is it time to lock up DeGrom and Syndergaard?

While Sandy Alderson and the rest of the Mets front office are busy trying to dump spare part Jay Bruce and fill out the bullpen, there’s another important move they need to consider – securing the services of some of their young starting pitchers. While all of the big five are currently under control, so to speak, it would be foolish to let them all play through their rookie...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

6 Mets takeaways from the Winter Meetings

Here's what we learned.
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Only one Mets prospect was off limits during trade talks

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — In the various trade scenarios that were presented to the Mets over the last week, Amed Rosario’s name was hardly mentioned. The Mets have reiterated to potential trade partners the 21-year-old shortstop, the organization’s top prospect, is unavailable. “And I think that is why his name didn’t come up,” general manager...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

New York Mets trade rumors: bullpen edition

The New York Mets may have left Winter Meetings without completing any deals but that doesn’t mean that Sandy Alderson and Co. aren’t still working hard. After re-acquiring Yoenis Cespedes, the biggest thing the team is focusing on is relief pitching. The biggest trade chip on the roster is Jay Bruce and there have been talks with several teams though nothing has come to fruition...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Preview: Mets May Lose Evans, Sewald

The Rule 5 Draft takes place Thursday morning as the culmination of the 2016 Winter Meetings in Maryland. It will be streamed live on MLB.com at 9:00 a.m. ET. The New York Mets currently have a full 40-man roster so they will not be able to draft a player. However, there is a good chance of them losing one player and possibly more after deciding to protect high ceiling players instead...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 days ago

Tim Tebow could play for Mets in spring training

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Don't be surprised if the New York Mets sneak Tim Tebow into some spring training action. Manager Terry Collins said he'd like Tebow to play in spring training games even though the former NFL quarterback has a long ways to go in his transition to baseball. Tebow may be a mainstay in Mets minor league camp, but Collins knows people - especially close to where...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes to practice in outfield, could see time in CF

Expect Jose Reyes to be a versatile player next season. The New York Mets have said they will try Reyes out in the outfield during spring training. On Tuesday, manager Terry Collins said that Reyes could see time in center field. Terry Collins said Jose Reyes may see some time at CF if needed. They may prep Michael Conforto & Travis d'Arnaud for 1B in event of injury. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson answers fans questions

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson answers questions from the fans as he stops by the set of SNY's Mets Hot Stove, live from the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets plan to use Reyes in outfield during spring training

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Jose Reyes could be switching positions once again. A four-time All-Star shortstop, Reyes was moved to third base when he returned last summer to the New York Mets, who needed a fill-in for injured captain David Wright. Reyes figures to see action in the outfield during spring training next year. ''We didn't want to do it last year because we didn't want to...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: When will the New York Mets trade Jay Bruce?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Steve Gelbs, Andy Martino, and Dave Lennon discuss the team's eagerness to trade outfielder Jay Bruce during the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Catcher Rene Rivera, Mets agree to $1.75 million, 1-yr deal

NEW YORK (AP) Catcher Rene Rivera and the New York Mets have agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract, a raise of $50,000. The 33-year-old, whose playing time increased after starter Travis d'Arnaud got hurt, hit .222 with six homers and 26 RBIs in 65 games this year and threw out 18 of 61 runners attempting to steal. He has a .213 career average in eight big league seasons...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Yo has returned

Christmas has officially come early this year for Mets fans, as Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to return to Flushing for the next four years. His deal is worth $110 million dollars, which comes out to $27.5 million per year. This move comes as a bit of a surprise to Mets fans because the Mets don’t usually spend big money on free agents. However, the Mets were smart enough to realize...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets prefer to trade Bruce, not Conforto or Lagares

The New York Mets apparently have a strict preference as to which of their outfielders they would like to keep and which they would like to deal now that they have a surplus following the signing of Yoenis Cespedes. According to a report by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com on Wednesday, the Mets are making it clear that they don’t intend to deal Michael Conforto or Juan Lagares and instead...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow pays visit to NYPD precinct to honor fallen officer

Tim Tebow may have struggled a tad in the Arizona Fall League during his improbable try at a professional baseball career with the New York Mets. But that doesn’t mean the organization doesn’t recognize the former quarterback can nevertheless do wonders in the area of community outreach despite his perceived shortcomings on the field. Tebow on Tuesday paid a visit to NYPD’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto and the Development of Pull Power

Though it’s not entirely clear why, it nevertheless appears to be the case that the direction of a batted ball matters when you’re attempting to model the distance over which that same batted ball will travel. Perhaps it’s because of the “slice” balls exhibit off the bat. Perhaps it’s because they exhibit less slice when batted in the direction of the pull side. Perhaps...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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