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New York Mets Sign First Round Draft Pick Michael Conforto
July 10th, 2014 at 9:54 AM
After an unusually long waiting period, the New York Mets finally signed their first round draft pick. The Mets and Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto agreed to terms on a deal pending a physical, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports. The two sides had agreed to a 2.97 million dollar signing bonus...

New York Mets Select Outfielder Michael Conforto with First Round Draft Pick
June 6th, 2014 at 5:38 PM
The MLB Draft kicked off last night, and all the attention for New York Mets' fans was on their team's first round choice. The Mets entered the night picking 10th overall, a pick that was protected regardless of who the team signed in free agency. With a system lacking in...

New York Mets First Rounder Dominic Smith Impresses in First Pro Season
September 10th, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Back in June, the Mets used their first round draft pick, #11 overall, a pick they so closely guarded throughout numerous offseason free agent rumors, to draft an eighteen year old first baseman Dominic Smith out of Sierra High School in Gardena, California. There, Smith was a four-year starter, accumulating...

New York Mets Select High School First Baseman Dominic Smith with First Round Pick
June 6th, 2013 at 9:22 PM
The 11th pick in the 2013 MLB Draft belonged to the New York Mets, and it was surrounded with a little extra intrigue this year. This pick was the center of a compensation dispute between the Mets and Major League Baseball when the team was trying to mount a pursuit...

New York Mets Prospect Cesar Puello Facing Suspension, Injury Updates and More
June 5th, 2013 at 4:04 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** One of the big headlines in baseball today is the latest development in the Biogenesis scandal. More than 20 players, headlined by Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez and Brewers' outfielder Ryan Braun, could face drug related suspensions after the clinic's founder, Anthony Bosch, agreed to cooperate with Major League Baseball...

New York Mets Remain in Holding Pattern for Michael Bourn as Team Awaits Key MLB Ruling
February 1st, 2013 at 5:43 PM
The New York Mets' biggest weakness is their outfield, which at the moment is below average at best. The only remaining free agent who can make a true impact is Michael Bourn, whose speed and defensive ability could fit nicely in center for the Mets. The monkey in the room...

Mets 101 News and Notes: New York Mets Have 100 Million Dollar Offer Ready for David Wright
October 10th, 2012 at 2:21 PM
The offseason is less than a week old and the New York Mets are hard at work trying to secure two important cornerstones to their future. It is no secret around baseball that the top priority for Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson to sign All Stars David Wright and R.A....

New York Mets Sign International Free Agent German Ahmed Rosario
June 29th, 2012 at 7:12 PM
After a busy draft season, the New York Mets are continuing to boost their farm system. This time the team will dip into the international free agent pool to sign young Domincan shortstop German Ahmed Rosario for 1.7 million dollars, ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas reports. Rosario will receive the largest...

Report: New York Mets Agree to Terms with First Round Pick Gavin Cecchini
June 7th, 2012 at 9:00 PM
After a rather lengthy negotiating period with last year's first round pick, outfielder Brandon Nimmo, the New York Mets were determined not to let the process drag out this year. The team accomplished their mission by coming to terms with this year's first round pick, shortstop Gavin Cecchini, today, ESPN...

New York Mets 101 News and Notes: Ramon Ramirez Hits Disabled List
June 5th, 2012 at 5:36 PM
The New York Mets are opening a big three game series with the Washington Nationals tonight, and the Mets have made several roster moves prior to tonight's game. Several of them are injury related, and without further ado here they are (Credit to MetsBlog.com for the scoop): Ramon Ramirez Hits the...

New York Mets 101 Bio Blast: Gavin Cecchini
June 5th, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Last night, the New York Mets selected shortstop Gavin Cecchini with the 12th overall pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball Entry Draft. The Mets passed on some players who many considered pretty well regarded (outfielder Courtney Hawkins and pitcher Lance McCullers for example) in order to take Cecchini. Here...

New York Mets Should Be Busy Early in MLB Entry Draft
June 4th, 2012 at 7:30 AM
Tonight is the Major League Baseball Entry Draft, and the New York Mets will be very busy in the first few rounds. General Manager Sandy Alderson and his team of advisors and scouts, which includes assistant GM's Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi, will be looking for the next wave of...

MLB Owners and Players Reach Agreement on New CBA
November 19th, 2011 at 3:12 PM
In a year riddled with lockouts for both the NFL (resolved July 25) and the NBA (still in progress with no end in sight) Mets fans won't have to worry about a lockout affecting their team.  ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports that the two sides have a handshake agreement for a...

New York Mets Sign Brandon Nimmo, Others
August 16th, 2011 at 9:21 AM
Late last night, sources reported that the New York Mets had officially signed their first round selection and 13th overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft OF Brandon Nimmo. The source who first reported the news, ESPN's Keith Law, reported that the deal is worth $2.1 million. Nimmo is a...