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Noah Syndergaard Is Also Open To Contract Extension With New York Mets

By: Mike Phillips | February 18, 2019 While much of the attention surrounding the New York Mets has been focused on Jacob deGrom’s contract negotiations, another member of the starting rotation would also like to figure out an extension. 26 year old right hander Noah Syndergaard is under club control through the 2021 season, which would make him 29 years old when he reaches free agency. Syndergaard is open to sign a long term extension with the Mets now, Matt Ehalt of reports, indicating that he is very happy where he is right now. Sep 30, 2018; New...

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Report: New York Mets Add Adeiny Hechevarria on Minor League Deal

By: Mike Phillips | February 17, 2019 While other teams in the division are exploring significant upgrades, the New York Mets continue to upgrade their depth on the infield. The Mets have signed veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to a minor league deal, Newsday’s Tim Healey reports. Hechavarria, who spent last season with three different teams (including the New York Yankees), is expected to compete for a bench spot in spring training. Sep 9, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (29) catches a line drive for an out against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning...

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Yoenis Cespedes Expects To Be Back Once He's 100% Healthy

By: Mike Phillips | February 16, 2019 The New York Mets didn’t make a big pickup for their outfield in spring training, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t hoping for a boost in power production out there. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who has helped the Mets win a lot of games when healthy, is currently on the mend from a pair of heel surgeries aimed at keeping him on the field. Cespedes reported to Mets’ camp and indicated to the media that he does believe he will return to the team this season, reports. Jul 20, 2018; Bronx, NY,...

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Report: New York Mets Could Leave Port St. Lucie For New Spring Training Home

By: Mike Phillips | February 15, 2019 For a generation now, spring training with the New York Mets has been a staple in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets have based their spring training operation in the city since First Data Field originally opened in 1988. The field is aging, so the Mets and St. Lucie County had reached an agreement to renovate the complex for about $55 million dollars in exchange for a 25 year lease extension. The budget for the project has gotten out of control, and with St. Lucie asking the Mets to pony up more...

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Jacob deGrom May Consider Limiting His Innings If He Doesn't Get A New Contract

By: Mike Phillips | February 14, 2019 The sideshow that is Jacob deGrom’s contract extension talks (or lack thereof) has now hit New York Mets’ camp in full force. The Mets’ ace spoke to the media today for the first time since word leaked that his representatives were imposing an Opening Day deadline for negotiations, and one thing deGrom said could be considered a bombshell. When asked whether or not he would consider a self-imposed innings limit if a deal wasn’t reached, deGrom indicated he would have to discuss the matter with his agents, Mike Puma of the New...

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New York Mets Have Handed Jason Vargas The Fifth Starter's Job

By: Mike Phillips | February 14, 2019 While the New York Mets will have plenty of competition for their starting infield spots, one area that is settled is the starting rotation. The top four have been locked in since last year, and manager Mickey Callaway confirmed yesterday that the fifth starter’s job belongs to Jason Vargas, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports. Callaway made the official announcement that Vargas was the fifth starter despite the fact that Vargas went 7-9 with a 5.77 ERA in 2018. Sep 20, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting...

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New York Mets Are Now Considering Jeff McNeil As An Outfielder

By: Mike Phillips | February 13, 2019 The New York Mets spent the offseason acquiring plenty of infielders, running the gamut from sure starters like Robinson Cano and Jed Lowrie to depth guys like J.D. Davis and Danny Espinosa. The result is a pure glut of infielders, giving the team plenty of depth and creating a challenge for Mickey Callaway to find enough at bats to keep everyone happy. The Mets are planning on making Callaway’s load a bit easier by converting second baseman Jeff McNeil into a corner outfielder in order to help keep his bat in the...

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