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Bartolo Colon Clears Waivers, Several Teams Could Be Interested in Trade
August 26th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
As expected, Bartolo Colon cleared revocable trade waivers yesterday afternoon. The trade market for Colon is now expected to heat up over the next few days as the Mets look to get a good return for Colon's services. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Los...

New York Mets Place Bartolo Colon on Revocable Trade Waivers
August 24th, 2014 at 11:13 AM
A few days ago, we discussed the potential reasons why the New York Mets had not placed starting pitcher Bartolo Colon on trade waivers. That discussion is now rendered moot. The Mets placed Colon on revocable trade waivers yesterday afternoon, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. Colon, who is scheduled...

New York Mets Have Yet to Place Bartolo Colon on Trade Waivers
August 22nd, 2014 at 8:05 AM
When the New York Mets held on to Bartolo Colon after the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31st, many assumed he simply would be moved in August. An August trade requires a player to pass through waivers before he can be moved, and Colon appeared likely to pass through given...

New York Mets Stand Pat on Very Active Deadline Day
July 31st, 2014 at 4:13 PM
The Major League Baseball trade deadline day is usually not as active as people want it to be. 2014 was a dramatic exception, as blockbuster deals went down across the league left and right. The New York Mets did not take part in any of those deals, choosing to stand...

New York Mets Should Have Interesting Decisions to Make at Trade Deadline
July 17th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
The trade deadline is officially two weeks away, and the New York Mets will have some interesting choices to make. For the first several years of Sandy Alderson's tenure as General Manager, the Mets have been sellers at the deadline. After adding Zack Wheeler at the deadline in 2011 and...

Report: New York Mets are Getting Calls on Bartolo Colon
July 14th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
The New York Mets are in a tricky position at the All Star Break. While many would have pegged the Mets as sellers just 10 days ago, an 8-2 stretch to end the first half has given the team a new lease on life. The Mets have a pulse right...

Chicago Cubs, New York Mets Could Discuss Starlin Castro Deal in Offseason
July 8th, 2014 at 10:20 AM
The Chicago Cubs made big waves last week when they dealt two starting pitchers, including ace Jeff Samardzija, to the Oakland A's in exchange for a package of prospects headlined by shortstop Addison Russell. This created a glut at shortstop for the Cubs, who have 24 year old All Star...

Minor League Mondays: New York Mets Add Lefty Blake Taylor to Complete Ike Davis Trade
June 16th, 2014 at 9:57 AM
After the New York Mets dealt Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates back in April, the return seemed somewhat underwhelming. The Mets initially received minor league reliever Zack Thornton, who has been pitching with Triple-A Las Vegas but could end up profiling as a AAAA player. The Mets also announced...

Bartolo Colon Could Become Trade Candidate at Deadline
May 31st, 2014 at 11:58 AM
***PHOTO1*** On the heels of his spectacular performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, New York Mets' starter Bartolo Colon looks like he could be ready to heat up this summer. Colon is 4-5 with an unsightly 4.73 ERA, although that ERA has been inflated due to a couple of subpar outings...

Bartolo Colon Strong as New York Mets Win 4-1
April 24th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
New York-Throughout this series, both the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals have struggled offensively. Entering the final game of their series Thursday afternoon, the two teams scored five runs a piece over the first three games of the series. The Mets were able to find some late offense,...

Breaking News: New York Mets Deal Ike Davis to Pittsburgh Pirates
April 18th, 2014 at 7:18 PM
The New York Mets took a very long time to release their lineup on Friday night. Most teams typically release their lineups three hours before a game, so when 6:30 rolled around without a lineup people began to wonder if something was up. The Mets were planning on activating Chris...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Los Angeles Angels
April 12th, 2014 at 6:14 PM
After suffering a 5-4 extra inning loss last night, the New York Mets will look to bounce back. The Mets (4-6) will try to win the middle game of their three game set with the Los Angeles Angels tonight at 9:05 pm. The Mets will send lefty Jonathon Niese (0-1,...

New York Mets Could Have Competition in Shortstop Market
March 16th, 2014 at 2:29 PM
A lot of the attention surrounding the New York Mets this spring has been at the shortstop position. Many fans were disappointed the team failed to bring in a true upgrade over incumbent Ruben Tejada, and Tejada's struggles this spring have done little to instill confidence in the embattled young...

New York Mets ‘Underwhelmed’ by Ruben Tejada; May Explore Alternatives
February 25th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
When the New York Mets failed to add a new shortstop during the offseason, shortstop Ruben Tejada was expected to inherit the job. Tejada spent a large portion of the offseason at a team sponsored fitness camp to improve his conditioning, which was a problem last year when he showed up to...

New York Mets Expected to Bring Ike Davis to Spring Training
January 6th, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Much of General Manager Sandy Alderson's mission this winter has been to find a new home for first baseman Ike Davis. Davis, who is coming off a subpar season, has been shopped by the New York Mets for the last several weeks to little success. Given the dwindling days before spring...

New York Mets May Be Forced to Turn Back to Ruben Tejada at Shortstop Next Season
December 18th, 2013 at 7:05 PM
The New York Mets have made no secret of the fact that they are looking to upgrade at the shortstop position. After Ruben Tejada had a major regression in 2013, the Mets looked towards the free agent market in hopes of an upgrade. The Mets were interested in Jhonny Peralta before...

The Latest on the Ike Davis Market
December 16th, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Ike Davis trade rumors seem to be popping up every day for the New York Mets. The Mets have been actively shopping Davis throughout the winter, and seem to have at least some interest from several teams. The two teams who reportedly had the strongest interest in Davis were the...

New York Mets Come Away from Winter Meetings as Winners
December 13th, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Baseball's annual Winter Meetings have wrapped up at the Dolphin Hotel at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando yesterday, and the New York Mets have to feel good about what they accomplished. The Mets entered the meetings fresh off completing their contract with outfielder Curtis Granderson, and walked out of...

Mets 101 News and Notes: 2013 Winter Meetings Edition, Day 2
December 10th, 2013 at 7:40 PM
The rumor mill is in full swing as the second day of the Winter Meetings is underway. The Mets have been active throughout the day, as rumors of new acquisitions and potential targets have circulated throughout the Twitterverse. Here at Mets 101, we will catch you up on all the...

New York Mets Figure to Be Busy at Winter Meetings
December 9th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Baseball's Winter Meetings kicked off today at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin hotels in Orlando, Florida and there figures to be a flurry of activity. After some big dominoes fell in both free agency and the trade market last week. baseball executives will look to shape the rest of...