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New York Mets Lacking Solid Option for Second Lefty in Bullpen
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:33 PM
The New York Mets may need Josh Edgin to get loose very often this season. Edgin is the sole lefty in the bullpen at the moment, and the odds indicate that may remain the case on Opening Day. The Mets let Dana Eveland walk as he signed a one year...

New York Mets Expected to Pass on Cuban SS Yoan Moncada
January 21st, 2015 at 9:04 AM
The New York Mets still have a hole at shortstop. One of the biggest names remaining on the market is Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada, a 19 year old whose talent has major league scouts drooling. Moncada's big drawback is that he is an amateur free agent, so teams who spent...

New York Mets not Interested in Long Term Deal with Daniel Murphy
January 17th, 2015 at 1:05 PM
The New York Mets settled their arbitration case with second baseman Daniel Murphy yesterday. Murphy will earn an eight million dollar salary in 2015, the final year he is eligible for salary arbitration. With Murphy slated to be a free agent at the end of the season and coming off...

Ken Rosenthal Proposes Daniel Murphy for Ian Desmond Trade for New York Mets
January 15th, 2015 at 12:26 PM
The Ian Desmond trade talks got New York Mets' fans following the Hot Stove again in mid-January, a period that is typically a lull in the action. When reports came out Sunday that the Mets balked at acquiring Desmond in a three team deal that would cost them Noah Syndergaard...

New York Mets Still Have Teams Interested in Dillon Gee Trade
January 13th, 2015 at 5:31 AM
After actively trying to move Dillon Gee at the Winter Meetings, the New York Mets made it clear they wanted to deal a pitcher before spring training. Mets' GM Sandy Alderson indicated at the team's holiday party that he would probably deal a pitcher in January. January has arrived, and...

Report: Mets Refused to Give up Noah Syndegaard in Deal for Ian Desmond
January 12th, 2015 at 1:23 PM
Publicly, New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson has indicated he believes Wilmer Flores will be the team's Opening Day shortstop. Alderson's actions backed up his words so far, as the Mets passed on multiple options at shortstop in free agency and the trade market, feeling as if nothing would...

John Franco to Serve as Guest Instructor During Spring Training
January 11th, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Last year, former New York Mets' Mike Piazza visited spring training as a guest instructor. Piazza's presence greatly helped young catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who took a big step forward in 2014. While Piazza hasn't confirmed if he will come back as an instructor this spring, one of his former teammates...

The Latest on the Mets Shortstop Situation
January 10th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
With Spring Training less than five weeks away, Mets 101 takes a look at the most recent updates on the New York Mets search for a shortstop. Japanese shortstop Takashi Toritani will not be making the jump to the MLB this season, opting to remain with the Hanshin Tigers per...

New York Mets Re-Sign Buddy Carlyle on Minor League Deal
January 7th, 2015 at 9:53 AM
The New York Mets made a minor move to address their bullpen yesterday, and it involved a familiar face. The Mets re-signed veteran right hander Buddy Carlyle to a minor league contract, MetsBlog.com reports. Carlyle, who went 1-1 with a 1.45 ERA in 27 appearances for the Mets last season,...

Ben Zobrist Should Become Trade Target for New York Mets
January 2nd, 2015 at 8:26 PM
The shortstop market shrunk by one this week when the Tampa Bay Rays signed Asdrubal Cabrera to a one year contract. Cabrera, a former All Star who has struggled in recent years, was someone the New York Mets had been linked to this winter. With Cabrera off the market, it...

David Wright Reaches Out to Sons of Slain NYPD Officer
December 27th, 2014 at 4:25 PM
Just days before Christmas, one of the big stories in the country was the killings of New York City Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by an unstable man. The man claimed the killings to be revenge for police brutality in the Eric Garner case before taking his own...

New York Mets Could Start Brandon Nimmo at Triple-A Las Vegas
December 23rd, 2014 at 4:15 PM
The New York Mets have yet to see a prospect drafted by Sandy Alderson reach the major leagues. Despite having an impressive collection of talent, Alderson's Mets have slowly stocked the lower levels in the early years of his tenure. That started to pay dividends at the end of the...

Early Returns Look Good for Mike Piazza’s Hall of Fame Chances
December 22nd, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The results of voting for the 2015 Hall of Fame Class will be revealed on January 6th, and one of the most interesting cases to watch involves former New York Mets' catcher Mike Piazza. Piazza has failed to gain enough votes to reach the Hall of Fame in his first...

MLB Trade Rumors: Mets, Rockies Discussing Potential Troy Tulowitzki Trade
December 19th, 2014 at 12:05 PM
The Colorado Rockies have been talking about trading All Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki ever since the start of the offseason. The New York Yankees seemed like they made the most sense because of the retirement of Derek Jeter, but they instead traded for Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, it's the...

New York Mets Still Considering Stephen Drew and Everth Cabrera
December 18th, 2014 at 4:04 PM
If New York Mets' fans want to see someone other than Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada at shortstop on Opening Day, their options are dwindling. Sandy Alderson indicated earlier in the week that the Mets aren't planning on pursuing Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang due to concerns about his ability to...

Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang Will Be Posted Monday
December 14th, 2014 at 4:33 PM
The shortstop market has been drying up rather quickly. A lot of shortstops either changed hands at the Winter Meetings or were pulled from the trade market by their respective clubs. With options dwindling, the New York Mets and other shortstop needy teams have their eyes towards South Korea, where...

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...

Report: New York Mets “Aggressively” Shopping Dillon Gee
December 9th, 2014 at 1:42 PM
The Winter Meetings are in full swing, and the New York Mets are looking to get in on the wheeling and dealing. After a busy first day that saw several big trades completed, including Jeff Samardzjia moving from the Oakland A's to the Chicago White Sox, the Mets are shopping...

Is Everth Cabrera a Shortstop Option for the New York Mets?
December 6th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
The New York Mets have focused their attention on acquiring a shortstop this winter. While the trade market has been a slow burn, another interesting option just hit the free agent market. The San Diego Padres non-tendered shortstop Everth Cabrera, who was an All Star as recently as 2013. While...