Category: ‘Quick Hits’

Report: Mets, Tigers Discussed Michael Conforto for J.D. Martinez Swap Early in the Winter
February 24th, 2017 at 8:45 AM
When Yoenis Cespedes initially opted out of his contract with the New York Mets, the team began to look for contingency plans in case Cespedes left town. The Mets were loaded with left handed power bats but few power options on the right side other than Cespedes, so they needed...

What Should New York Mets Do with Michael Conforto in 2017?
February 8th, 2017 at 2:58 PM
The New York Mets entered the offseason with plans on making Michael Conforto an every day player again. Conforto started off the 2016 season red hot, batting .365 in April while earning a promotion to the third spot in the batting order. Things turned sour for Conforto after that as...

Report: New York Mets Have Told Jay Bruce He Will Be Everyday Right Fielder
January 25th, 2017 at 12:17 PM
The New York Mets have spent the offseason trying to trade outfielder Jay Bruce. The endeavor has proven to be fruitless as teams have shown little interest in acquiring Bruce and his 13 million dollar salary for 2017 despite the fact that Bruce hit 33 home runs and drove in...

Brandon Nimmo Will Play for Italy in World Baseball Classic
January 22nd, 2017 at 10:09 AM
The World Baseball Classic saw another member of the New York Mets join a tournament bound team this week. Outfielder Brandon Nimmo has decided to play for Italy in the fourth edition of the WBC, Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reports. Nimmo is not from Italy but was eligible to play...

Oakland A’s Sign Alejandro De Aza to Minor League Deal
January 21st, 2017 at 10:21 AM
Former New York Mets' outfielder Alejandro De Aza has signed a minor league deal with the Oakland A's, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. De Aza was a bit of a bust for the Mets, hitting .205 with six homers and 25 RBI's in 130 games last season. The Mets...