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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,...

New York Mets Could Be Interested in David Robertson
November 13th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
The New York Mets have already forfeited one draft pick to sign a free agent when they inked Michael Cuddyer. It doesn't seem like there are many players out there who could entice them to give up a second pick, but one interesting possibility has arisen. MetsBlog.com is reporting that,...

Michael Cuddyer Signing Shows New York Mets Finally Planning on Playoff Push
November 11th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
The New York Mets signed free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer yesterday to a two year contract. While Cuddyer fits a serious need for the Mets by providing right handed power, the move came as a surprise. The Colorado Rockies had extended a qualifying offer to the 35 year old outfielder,...

New York Mets Sign Michael Cuddyer to Two Year Contract
November 10th, 2014 at 6:41 PM
The Major League Baseball free agency period kicked off a few days ago, and it was hard to figure who would be the first domino to fall. Not many pundits would have pegged Michael Cuddyer as that domino, and even fewer would have had the New York Mets making that...

Report: New York Mets Expected to Be “Aggressive” This Winter
November 9th, 2014 at 7:36 PM
The New York Mets know this is a critical offseason for them. The Mets improved on their record in 2013 by finishing with five more wins in 2014, their first improvement in the Sandy Alderson era. With Matt Harvey set to return and a healthier David Wright coming in 2015,...

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...

Surprise Qualifying Offer for Michael Cuddyer Kills New York Mets
November 4th, 2014 at 12:05 PM
One of the prime targets for the New York Mets this winter was going to be Colorado Rockies' outfielder Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer, 35, was coming off an injury-plagued 2014 campaign, but has a skill set that could have filled some needs for the Mets. Cuddyer's ability to hit for power...

New York Mets Would Like Michael Cuddyer on Two Year Deal
October 24th, 2014 at 12:14 PM
The free agent period will begin in a couple of weeks, giving fans of the New York Mets a little more time to speculate on which players will join their team. One name that has drawn a lot of attention is Colorado Rockies' outfielder Michael Cuddyer, a righty who can...

New York Mets Could Be Interested in Baltimore Orioles’ Outfielder Nick Markakis
October 21st, 2014 at 1:06 PM
The New York Mets will need to add at least one outfielder to their lineup this winter. While much of the media speculation has been around the Mets' need for right handed power in the outfield, the Mets could look in another direction for outfield offense. The Mets have the...

New York Mets not Expected to Offer Big Deal to Yasmani Tomas
October 2nd, 2014 at 1:34 PM
The New York Mets need power in their outfield, and one of the more intriguing power bats on the market is Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas. Tomas, who will turn 24 in November, held a showcase event recently and the Mets were among the teams with a large contingent present. Despite...

New York Mets Should Pursue Defected Cuban Outfielder This Winter
June 21st, 2014 at 8:22 PM
Cuban position players have taken the baseball world by storm again. Yoenis Cespedes was the first to have big league success with the Oakland A's, and Yasiel Puig broke out in a big way with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. Another highly touted import came over last season, and...

New York Mets to Attend Showcase Event for Reliever Joel Hanrahan
April 11th, 2014 at 4:58 PM
With the loss of Bobby Parnell for the season, the New York Mets are looking to add some depth to their bullpen. Parnell's absence has forced set up man Jose Valverde to become the closer of the moment, but Valverde's recent track record has been spotty to say the least....

New York Mets Add Bobby Abreu on Minor League Deal
April 1st, 2014 at 10:28 AM
The New York Mets caught lightning in a bottle last season when they added Marlon Byrd on a minor league deal. Byrd, who is now with the Philadelphia Phillies, made the team out of camp and had a career year while essentially becoming the Mets' cleanup hitter. The Mets are...

Kyle Farnsworth Opts Out of Contract
March 24th, 2014 at 12:15 AM
A few days ago, we broke down the bullpen competition for the New York Mets. One man who figured to be losing his battle for a roster spot was Kyle Farnsworth. Farnsworth was competing with Jose Valverde to fill LaTroy Hawkins' role as primary setup man for closer Bobby Parnell...

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 Remain in Hunt for Stephen Drew
February 21st, 2014 at 9:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** In spite of General Manager Sandy Alderson dubbing another free agent signing "unlikely", the rumor mill continues to link the New York Mets with shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew, who remains unsigned after rejecting Boston's 14.1 million dollar qualifying offer last fall, is currently working out at a camp sponsored by...

New York Mets Sign Reliever Jose Valverde to Minor League Deal
February 12th, 2014 at 10:30 AM
The New York Mets are still looking for the perfect mix of veteran arms to compete for jobs in spring training. After signing Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league deal last week, the Mets added veteran reliever Jose Valverde on a minor league contract, MetsBlog.com reports. Valverde will be invited...

New York Mets Interested in Reliever Joel Hanrahan
February 8th, 2014 at 11:38 AM
With spring training rapidly approaching, the remaining free agents are trying to latch on with a new team before the new year starts. This means a lot of players with major league experience may be forced to settle for low value deals in order to secure a job for the...