Category: ‘First Basemen’

New York Mets Sign Second Round Pick Peter Alonso
June 30th, 2016 at 8:50 AM
The New York Mets agreed to terms with another one of their draft picks yesterday. Peter Alonso, the Mets' second round pick from the University of Florida, has signed a contract with the Mets worth $909,000 dollars,'s Jim Callis reports. The Mets will assign Alonso, a first baseman, to...

James Loney Has Been Everything New York Mets Could Have Hoped for at First
June 25th, 2016 at 10:20 AM
When Lucas Duda went down with a stress fracture in his back, many pundits figured the New York Mets would take a look at James Loney as a stop gap option. Loney was playing in the San Diego Padres' farm system and having a strong year after being cut by...

New York Mets Select First Baseman Peter Alonso in Second Round
June 10th, 2016 at 12:04 AM
After spending their first two draft picks on starting pitchers, the New York Mets finally selected a college bat. The Mets used their second round draft pick, the 64th overall, on first baseman Peter Alonso. Alonso, 21, plays for the University of Florida and is hitting .368 with 12 homers...

Report: New York Mets Acquire James Loney from San Diego Padres
May 28th, 2016 at 2:37 PM
The New York Mets have found a potential solution to their first base problem. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports that the Mets have acquired first baseman James Loney from the San Diego Padres. It is unclear exactly how the Mets acquired Loney, who was playing for the Padres' Triple-A...

Terry Collins Says Michael Conforto Won’t Move to First Base
May 28th, 2016 at 9:55 AM
One of the more popular ideas to replace Lucas Duda was to move Michael Conforto from the outfield to first base. New York Mets' manager Terry Collins briefly floated the possibility when Duda first got injured last week, leading to speculation about how it would make sense as a boost...