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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 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...

Should the Mets Deal Syndergaard for a Shortstop?
December 9th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
It seems every time trade rumors and the Mets are brought up, Syndergaard's name is in the mix as the Mets continue to shop for offensive help. With seven starters already on the roster and six under the age of 30, it doesn't seem likely that he would factor into...

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...

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,...

New York Mets Hire Pat Roessler as Assistant Hitting Coach
December 7th, 2014 at 11:20 AM
The New York Mets rounded out their coaching staff when they announced the hiring of Pat Roessler as the assistant hitting coach. Roessler, 55, previously served as the New York Yankees' Director of Player Development for the last decade. The Yankees also used Roessler as a field coordinator and as...

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...

Matt Harvey Aiming to Face Hitters on February 1st
December 4th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
Matt Harvey is set to return next season from Tommy John surgery, but the big story surrounding his return is hs new innings limit. There has been a ton of speculation that the Mets will want to limit Harvey's innings to protect him from re-injury. A lot of options had...

Dwight Gooden Believes New York Mets Will Win 2016 World Series
December 3rd, 2014 at 1:53 PM
The New York Mets appear to be on the way back from the depths of baseball to playoff contention. After eight years of empty Octobers in Flushing, the Mets are making a push to snap that streak this season. Former Met Dwight Gooden also feels this way, and has made...

Sandy Alderson Fine with Matt Harvey’s Celebrity Status as Long as Performance is Strong
December 2nd, 2014 at 1:44 PM
Matt Harvey's potential return has plenty of New York Mets fans excited for 2015. Harvey became an overnight sensation for the Mets, winning people over with his swagger and strong results. The city became swept by Harvey fever, and the media attention on Harvey swelled to massive proportions. Sports Illustrated...

Eric Young Jr Appears Vulnerable as Non-Tender Deadline Approaches
December 1st, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Tomorrow is the non-tender deadline in the MLB. That means that teams have only a short time to extend tender offers to their players who are eligible for salary arbitration in 2015. Any player not tendered an offer becomes a free agent. The New York Mets are expected to tender...

Report: New York Mets Unlikely to Swing Blockbuster Trade
November 30th, 2014 at 11:21 AM
With baseball's Winter Meetings just over a week away, the rumor mill is in full swing. Very few free agents have found new homes, and the trade talks have started swirling. The New York Mets have been fairly active in the trade rumors, with many reports linking them to various...

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...

The Latest on Daniel Murphy and His Mets Future
November 28th, 2014 at 9:13 PM
Daniel Murphy has been one of the names most frequently brought up over the past months in New York Mets trade rumors, but recent comments from GM Sandy Alderson indicate that their second baseman will be in orange and blue come opening day. ***PHOTO1*** Entering his final offseason of arbitration eligibility, Murphy...