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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...

New York Mets Still Have Work to Do After Winter Meetings
December 12th, 2014 at 7:55 PM
The New York Mets' contingent left San Diego yesterday after a partially successful Winter Meeting. Although the Mets didn't complete either of their main goals, they still made a few moves to address areas of need on their roster. We wrap up our week of coverage on the Winter Meetings...

New York Mets Lose Logan Verrett in Rule V Draft on Winter Meetings’ Final Day
December 11th, 2014 at 7:12 PM
The Rule V Draft took place this morning as the Winter Meetings wrapped up. The New York Mets were expecting to lose starting pitcher Logan Verrett after they left him unprotected last month, and they did end up losing him. Verrett was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the major...

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...

Big Deals Define Day Three of Winter Meetings, New York Mets Still Biding Time
December 10th, 2014 at 7:59 PM
The Winter Meetings are really heating up on Day 3. After the Chicago teams stole the headlines yesterday by adding Jon Lester (Cubs) and trading for Jeff Samardzija (White Sox), the rest of the teams seem to be catching up. A pair of the New York Mets' rivals made some...

Lots of Rumors Surround New York Mets with Little Action at Winter Meetings
December 10th, 2014 at 11:37 AM
The Winter Meetings are entering their third day this morning, and there has been a lot of action so far. None of it has involved the New York Mets, although that is not due to a lack of trying. Mets' GM Sandy Alderson has certainly been busy, as the rumor...

New York Mets Could Be Active at Winter Meetings
December 8th, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Baseball's annual Winter Meetings kicked off this morning in San Diego. The Winter Meetings are when baseball's Hot Stove season hits a fever pitch, with rumors of trades flying and a lot of transactions being executed. The event brings together all of baseball's key front office executives in one hotel,...

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...

New York Mets are Interested in John Mayberry Jr.
December 5th, 2014 at 11:17 AM
The New York Mets shed themselves of one outfielder earlier in the week when they non-tendered Eric Young Jr. They may look to replace EY with another Jr, courtesy of the new wave of free agents that arose after the non-tender deadline on Tuesday. Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting...

Daisuke Matsuzaka Set to Return to Japan
November 29th, 2014 at 6:14 PM
The New York Mets entered the offseason with only one major league free agent: pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka was a member of the Mets for the past two seasons, splitting time between the rotation and the bullpen. While Dice-K did his job without complaint, he hinted that he would like...

New York Mets Looking to Add Pieces to Bullpen
November 26th, 2014 at 7:30 PM
The New York Mets are planning on adding to their bullpen as the next piece of their offseason makeover. The bullpen was a strength for the Mets in 2014, ranking in the top 10 in ERA after ranking towards the bottom in the past few years. The Mets, however, aren't...

Josh Satin Signs Minor League Contract with Cincinnati Reds
November 24th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
After being waived by the New York Mets last month, Josh Satin has found a new home. Satin signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds as he looks to latch on somewhere else. In 300 career plate appearances, Satin hit .243 with the Mets as a matchup first...

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...