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Category: ‘MLB Free Agency’

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...

New York Mets Still in Play for Stephen Drew
February 7th, 2014 at 4:38 PM
The New York Mets are still looking to improve their roster as spring training is closing in. The Mets do have a glaring hole at shortstop, where they currently have Ruben Tejada slotted in as their starter. There is an upgrade available on the free agent market in the form of...

Mets Sign Kyle Farnsworth to Minor League Deal
February 3rd, 2014 at 8:14 PM
The New York Mets announced Monday that they have signed veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training. The Mets represent Farnsworth's eighth MLB team as the 38-year old enters his sixteenth MLB season. The hard-throwing righty has accumulated a 43-63 lifetime record...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #1 – R.A. Dickey
January 30th, 2014 at 9:24 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #3 – Marlon Byrd
January 27th, 2014 at 8:56 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...

New York Mets Re-Sign Daisuke Matsuzaka to Minor League Deal
January 24th, 2014 at 4:20 PM
The New York Mets are continuing to work hard on boosting their pitching depth. After adding starting pitcher John Lannan on a minor league deal earlier in the week, the Mets added a familiar face. The team announced today that they have re-signed starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor league...

New York Mets Sign John Lannan to Minor League Deal
January 18th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
The New York Mets have been looking for rotation depth throughout the winter. With two holes in the rotation after injuries to Matt Harvey and Jeremy Hefner knocked them out for the entire 2013 season, the Mets had to look to free agency to upgrade. The Mets made a big...

Report: Scott Boras Trying to Get New York Mets in on Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales
December 22nd, 2013 at 4:27 PM
The New York Mets have been relatively quiet since signing Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon two weeks ago. The Mets have indicated they are probably done with big ticket free agent purchases, instead focusing their efforts on the trade market. While the Mets have been busy trying to deal Ike...

Carlos Beltran Critical of Treatment from New York Mets
December 21st, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Carlos Beltran, who was with the New York Mets for nearly seven years, hit the free agent market again this winter. Beltran, who was traded away for pitcher Zack Wheeler in 2011, left open the idea of a return to Flushing when addressing reporters in August. The Mets passed on...

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...

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...

Report: New York Mets Appear to Be Out on Stephen Drew
December 12th, 2013 at 3:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets left the winter meetings still in need of a shortstop, and for a few days it appeared that they were interested in free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew, who rejected a qualifying offer from the Boston Red Sox, is represented by Scott Boras and has seen...

New York Mets Plan to Meet with John Axford and Kevin Gregg
December 12th, 2013 at 3:15 PM
After signing Bartolo Colon last night, the New York Mets are now moving on to the next steps of their plan to improve the roster for the 2014 season. One area of need that has been underreported is relief pitching. The Mets have been actively looking for veteran relievers with...

New York Mets Sign Starting Pitcher Bartolo Colon to Two Year Deal
December 11th, 2013 at 7:59 PM
The New York Mets couldn't be mistaken for big spenders for much of General Manager Sandy Alderson's tenure. The Mets had spent only five million dollars on free agents last season, but they upped their game when they added outfielder Curtis Granderson on a four year, 60 million dollar deal....