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Did the New York Mets Do Enough to Contend This Winter?
January 28th, 2015 at 9:55 PM
Back when the offseason started, the New York Mets talked about how they viewed themselves as a squad that could fight for the playoffs this season. The Mets had every reason to be optimistic after finishing 2014 on a very strong note, winning 79 games and finishing second in the...

Dilson Herrera and Dominic Smith Also Rank in Top 10 of MLB.Com Positional Rankings for Prospects
January 27th, 2015 at 3:32 PM
MLB.com has been releasing their positional rankings for minor league prospects over the past week and a half as they get ready for the 2015 season. As we reported earlier in the week, three Mets prospects (Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and Kevin Plawecki) ranked inside the top 10 at their...

Wilmer Flores Focusing on Proving Critics Wrong This Season
January 26th, 2015 at 3:11 PM
The New York Mets have made it clear publicly that they are confident Wilmer Flores can be their starting shortstop. Flores, 23, has been backed by General Manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins, but their actions in particular have spoken volumes. Alderson has actively tried to find another shortstop,...

MLB Defends Choice of Fred Wilpon for Financial Committee
January 25th, 2015 at 8:56 AM
One of commissioner Rob Manfred's first acts after succeeding Bud Selig was to name New York Mets' owner Fred Wilpon as the head of baseball's Financial Committee. The move has drawn a ton of ridicule since, particularly given Wilpon's own shaky financial status. Wilpon got caught in the Madoff Ponzi...

New York Mets Have Three Prospects in Top 10 of MLB.Com Position Rankings
January 24th, 2015 at 6:34 PM
The New York Mets have seen their farm system grow leaps and bounds under GM Sandy Alderson's watchful eye. The system, which decayed towards the end of Omar Minaya's tenure, now ranks as one of baseball's best. While the Mets have already gotten some tremendous talent from the farm such...

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...

WPIX Will Carry Both Yankees and Mets Games Next Season
January 20th, 2015 at 2:35 PM
For years, the New York Mets have had an over the air contract agreement to broadcast 25 games a year with WPIX. The Mets have never shared the same broadcast home as their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees, but the two sides did swap homes in the late 90's....

New York Mets’ Owner Fred Wilpon Named Head of MLB Finance Committee
January 18th, 2015 at 12:54 PM
With Major League Baseball Commissioner elect Rob Manfred starting in his new post for the upcoming season, it will be interesting to see what changes he brings to the game. Manfred's first move as commissioner was to re-arrange some of baseball's executive committees. The biggest changes came on the executive...

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...

New York Mets Settle Arbitration Cases with Ruben Tejada and Dillon Gee
January 16th, 2015 at 2:33 PM
The New York Mets conducted a little bit of business Friday, locking in two players' salaries for the 2015 season. The Mets settled arbitration cases with shortstop Ruben Tejada and starting pitcher Dillon Gee, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Tejada will earn 1.8 million dollars in 2015, while Gee...

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...

Were the Mets Right to Pass on Ian Desmond?
January 14th, 2015 at 1:39 AM
Earlier this week, it was reported the New York Mets were in the mix for long-time Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, as a three-team deal was discussed that would have also included Tampa Bay. Ultimately, Mets GM Sandy Alderson would not pull the trigger on a deal, refusing to add...

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...

Kickstarter Succeeds for Billboards Promoting New York Mets’ Ownership Change
January 9th, 2015 at 9:49 PM
A few weeks ago, we told you about New York Mets' fan George Palumbo's Kickstarter campaign to erect billboards near Citi Field in hopes of an ownership change. While it looked shaky for the campaign for a while, the Kickstarter campaign finally succeeded. Thanks to some last minute support from...

Two More Teams Will Move Closer to New York Mets’ Spring Training Site
January 8th, 2015 at 3:03 PM
One of the problems for the New York Mets' spring training site in Port St. Lucie is the lack of teams nearby it. The Mets, along with the Cardinals, Marlins, and Nationals are the only four teams to train on the eastern coast of Florida. That means the Mets usually...

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,...