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Category: ‘Third Basemen’

Mike Piazza Optimistic About Hall of Fame Chances
December 13th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza has faced a long road to induction into Cooperstown. Despite being considered by some as the greatest offensive catcher of all time, Piazza has failed to gain entry to the Hall of Fame in his first two years of eligibility. After being included...

New York Mets Add John Mayberry Jr on One Year Deal
December 11th, 2014 at 3:07 PM
It took a few days, but the New York Mets have a new acquisition from the Winter Meetings. The move isn't a marquee one like a trade for Dillon Gee or adding a shortstop, but will help to solidify the Mets' bench. The Mets have inked outfielder John Mayberry Jr...

Should the Mets Deal Syndergaard for a Shortstop?
December 9th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
It seems every time trade rumors and the Mets are brought up, Syndergaard's name is in the mix as the Mets continue to shop for offensive help. With seven starters already on the roster and six under the age of 30, it doesn't seem likely that he would factor into...

New York Mets Hire Pat Roessler as Assistant Hitting Coach
December 7th, 2014 at 11:20 AM
The New York Mets rounded out their coaching staff when they announced the hiring of Pat Roessler as the assistant hitting coach. Roessler, 55, previously served as the New York Yankees' Director of Player Development for the last decade. The Yankees also used Roessler as a field coordinator and as...

New York Mets are Interested in John Mayberry Jr.
December 5th, 2014 at 11:17 AM
The New York Mets shed themselves of one outfielder earlier in the week when they non-tendered Eric Young Jr. They may look to replace EY with another Jr, courtesy of the new wave of free agents that arose after the non-tender deadline on Tuesday. Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting...

Matt Harvey Aiming to Face Hitters on February 1st
December 4th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
Matt Harvey is set to return next season from Tommy John surgery, but the big story surrounding his return is hs new innings limit. There has been a ton of speculation that the Mets will want to limit Harvey's innings to protect him from re-injury. A lot of options had...

Daisuke Matsuzaka Set to Return to Japan
November 29th, 2014 at 6:14 PM
The New York Mets entered the offseason with only one major league free agent: pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka was a member of the Mets for the past two seasons, splitting time between the rotation and the bullpen. While Dice-K did his job without complaint, he hinted that he would like...

The Latest on Daniel Murphy and His Mets Future
November 28th, 2014 at 9:13 PM
Daniel Murphy has been one of the names most frequently brought up over the past months in New York Mets trade rumors, but recent comments from GM Sandy Alderson indicate that their second baseman will be in orange and blue come opening day. ***PHOTO1*** Entering his final offseason of arbitration eligibility, Murphy...

New York Mets Announce Report Dates for Spring Training
November 25th, 2014 at 12:25 PM
It may be about to snow in New York, but it's never too soon to think about baseball. The New York Mets will have a lot to look forward to in 2015, and they announced when they will start their playoff journey. The Mets announced their report dates for spring...

David Wright’s Career on the New York Mets Can Be Traced Back to Jon Matlack
November 24th, 2014 at 4:29 PM
Everyone has heard the story of how David Wright ended up on the New York Mets. Wright was selected with a compensatory draft pick in 2001. The Mets received that draft pick after lefty Mike Hampton bolted after one season in Queens for an eight year contract in Colorado. While...

Josh Satin Signs Minor League Contract with Cincinnati Reds
November 24th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
After being waived by the New York Mets last month, Josh Satin has found a new home. Satin signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds as he looks to latch on somewhere else. In 300 career plate appearances, Satin hit .243 with the Mets as a matchup first...

Wally Backman Named Manager in Dominican Winter League
November 23rd, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Popular former Met Wally Backman has a job with the organization as the manager of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's. Many Mets fans have clamored for him to be the major league skipper, but that isn't an option at the moment with Terry Collins back at the helm for a...

David Wright and Travis D’Arnaud Will Visit Hitting Coach Kevin Long This Winter
November 22nd, 2014 at 1:32 PM
New York Mets hitting coach Kevin Long is highly respected throughout baseball and is expected to help the Mets improve their overall approach at the plate this season. Long's work will start in the winter, as several Mets players are expected to visit him in the offseason to get a...

New York Mets Looking for Second Lefty in Bullpen
November 20th, 2014 at 1:09 PM
One of the more under-reported stories of the 2014 season was the improvement of the New York Mets' bullpen. The unit, which was one of baseball's worst for years, made a dramatic turnaround and ranked inside the top ten in ERA as a group. While a lot of that success...

New York Mets Announce New Dimensions for Citi Field
November 18th, 2014 at 5:57 PM
The New York Mets announced early in the fall that they were planning to modify the dimensions of Citi Field. The dimensional changes were designed to make the park a little more hitter friendly, but still keep Citi as a pitcher's park. Work began shortly after the season ended, and...

Sandy Alderson Wants Matt Harvey to Be Available in September for Mets
November 18th, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Matt Harvey will be back with the New York Mets next season. The big question the Mets have to figure out, though, is how to deal with his innings limits. Reports last week indicated that the Mets were discussing options on how to protect Harvey from re-injury by imposing an...

New York Mets Will Scout Cuban Shortstop Yoan Moncada
November 14th, 2014 at 5:48 AM
The New York Mets sent a contingent to scout Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada, Ben Badler of Baseball America is reporting. Moncada, 19, is the latest Cuban defector to audition for a job with a major league team. Badler's report describes Moncada, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds,...

Mets Sign Outfielder Alex Castellanos to Minor League Deal
November 11th, 2014 at 10:46 PM
The New York Mets announced Tuesday that they have signed free agent outfielder Alex Castellanos to a minor league contract. The deal also includes an invite to spring training as the 28-year old looks to get back to the majors for the first time since 2013. ***PHOTO1*** In 24 career big league...

New York Mets Add Catcher Johnny Monell on Minor League Deal
November 7th, 2014 at 2:17 PM
The New York Mets made their first free agent transaction of 2014 yesterday, although it was at the minor league level. The Mets signed 28 year old catcher Johnny Monell to a minor league contract, NBCSports.com reports. Monell tweeted the news on his personal Twitter account. His deal also includes...

New York Mets Turn Free Agent Attention to Outfielder Michael Morse
November 5th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
With Michael Cuddyer getting a qualifying offer from the Colorado Rockies, the New York Mets have all but dropped out of the running for his services. The Mets aren't keen on surrendering a draft pick for a free agent hitter in this class, likely taking them out of the mix...