Mets Rumors & News

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Tom Verducci said on MLB Network this morning that he heard #Nationals and #Mets would be high bidders on Zobrist. Remains to be seen.

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Rangers Not Expected To Go After Cespedes

    Real GM Baseball "The Texas Rangers inquired about Yoenis Cespedes more than once when he was a member of the Oakland Athletics, but they are unlikely to chase him in free agency. Texas already has nearly $120 million committed for 2016, not including arbitration-eligible players." November 23

  • Lenny Dykstra: I Think I Have Brain Damage ... Sues for $15 Mil

    TMZ "Ex-MLB great Lenny Dykstra says he may have suffered brain damage from the alleged beating he took at the hands of corrupt cops during his stint in L.A. County jail ... and now he wants $15 MILLION to make things right. Dykstra has filed new docs in his war against L.A. County -- claiming one..." November 23

  • Noah Syndergaard: 'I want to be a Met for life'

    New York Daily News "Noah Syndergaard had dreamed of being a big leaguer most of his life, but ever since 2013, he had dreamed specifically about getting a chance to get back to New York City. And now that the 23-year-old is here, he’s embracing as much of it as he can. “When I came here for the (2013) Futures..." November 20

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Mets-Royals picked as Opening Day showcase game

    New York Post "The Mets will begin their 2016 season similar to how they concluded their 2015 — against the Royals, probably as the only game going. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Thursday, at the Major League Baseball quarterly owners meetings, that next season will open with a trio of games on Sunday,..." November 20

  • Report: Mets interested in outfielders Span, Parra

    The Score "With the potential departure of Yoenis Cespedes in the outfield, the New York Mets could have a glaring hole to fill. They may be able to address it through the free-agent market, and two outfielders they're showing interest in are Denard Span and Gerardo Parra, according to Matt Ehalt of..." November 20

  • Five potential trade destinations for Todd Frazier

    ESPN "OK, so Todd Frazier is on the block. As Joe Sheehan wrote Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds should have traded him back in July, when his trade value had peaked after a monster first half, when he hit .284/.337/.585. He slumped to .220/.274/.390 in the second half, however, and while he still had an..." November 19

  • Daniel Murphy not necessarily a goner from Mets

    ESPN "Daniel Murphy rejecting a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer from the New York Mets last Friday does not necessarily close the door on him returning to the Queens. The Mets are expected to make a legitimate bid for the free-agent infielder. And there is a belief within the organization..." November 19

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    Tim Rohan @TimRohan

    About 10 teams interested in Zobrist, tho, and most are contenders. He’s hearing them out. Wants a four year deal and to play for a winner

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Five potential trade destinations for Todd Frazier

    ESPN "OK, so Todd Frazier is on the block. As Joe Sheehan wrote Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds should have traded him back in July, when his trade value had peaked after a monster first half, when he hit .284/.337/.585. He slumped to .220/.274/.390 in the second half, however, and while he still had an..." November 18

  • Mets have been in contact with Gerardo Parra, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets have contacted the representatives for free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra, according to a report from Marc Carig of Newsday. The Mets were reportedly interested in acquiring Parra at the trade deadline, and now they're considering him once again for a possible platoon role with Juan..." November 17

  • Free agent Ben Zobrist likely too costly for Mets

    New York Daily News "The Mets are looking for a second chance at second base, but it looks like Ben Zobrist is out of their price range. Attempting to get back to the playoffs and this time win a World Series, the Mets are making another run at Zobrist, but a source who confirmed the Mets have reached out to the..." November 17

  • How the Mets can replace Daniel Murphy in 2016

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets' middle infield is likely to look very different next season than it did in 2015. Daniel Murphy is almost certainly gone after he declined the Mets' qualifying offer Friday. That leaves a rather large hole in the Mets' lineup. Even before Murphy went wild in the postseason, he was a..." November 16

  • Matt Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, says innings limit fiasco was a 'misunderstanding'

    New York Daily News "It was all a big “misunderstanding.” Uber agent Scott Boras, who started a firestorm in September over Matt Harvey’s innings limit, threatening that the Mets would be putting the right-hander in peril if he was used too much down the stretch, is now happy with the way things worked out. “I..." November 16

  • Mets not 'actively shopping' Zack Wheeler

    MLB Daily Dish "New York had an opportunity to move Zack Wheeler over the summer but ended up keeping him, and at this point they do not appear inclined to move him. The Mets are "not actively shopping" Wheeler, according to Newsday's Marc Carig. In a deal that ultimately fell apart, the Mets were prepared to..." November 16

  • Mets reach out to Ben Zobrist — but Yankees likely scared off

    New York Post "Ben Zobrist will have his share of suitors this offseason — including the Mets — but early indications are the Yankees will not be among them. According to industry sources, the Yankees aren’t willing to spend as much as Zobrist likely will receive on the market, even if he does fill a need in..." November 16

  • With teams more willing to take a risk, Zack Wheeler remains attractive

    Newsday "About 31/2 months ago, with a division title seemingly within reach, the Mets parted ways with one of their most promising young pitchers. Righthander Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores were traded to the Brewers for Carlos Gomez. The deal fell through, of course, undone by an 11th-hour..." November 15

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Mets inquired on Simmons this morn and told ask price is Harvey or deGrom, so no way. Also shows how #Braves initially valuing Simmons

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Yoenis Cespedes isn’t undergoing special offseason treatment for left shoulder injury (AC joint discomfort) he sustained in postseason.

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

  • Jose Reyes arrested for domestic abuse

    Sportsnet "Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested for domestic abuse in Hawaii after allegedly assaulting his wife on Oct. 31, according to Hawaii News Now. The 32-year-old hit .274/.310/.378 in 116 games between the Rockies and the Toronto Blue Jays with seven home runs, 53 RBI and 24 stolen..." November 10

  • Johan Santana is still hoping to make a comeback

    Hardball Talk "Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana hasn’t pitched in the majors since August 17, 2012, but he still hasn’t given up on a comeback. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi has the news on Santana, who will be 37 years old in March: It’s been one setback after another for Santana, who underwent..." November 10

  • Donaldson takes top prize from peers at Players Choice Awards

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson continues to collect the accolades coming off the best season of his five-year career. After being named the American League Hank Aaron Award winner last month, Donaldson was named the 2015 Player of the Year at the Players Choice Awards on Monday..." November 10

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

  • Mets' Sandy Alderson to miss GM meetings for medical procedure

    North Jersey "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson will miss the annual GM meetings to undergo an unspecified medical procedure, a week after fainting during a news conference at Citi Field. Mets assistant general manager John Ricco made the announcement Monday at the start of the four-day session. Ricco..." November 09

  • Mets have their eye on Denard Span, Gerardo Parra, Dexter Fowler

    Newsday "The annual general managers' meetings signal the unofficial beginning of baseball's hot stove season. And with the meetings officially starting Monday, the Mets find themselves with options as they begin retooling a roster that brought home the franchise's first pennant in 15 years. Despite..." November 08

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Regarding Byung-ho Park, I hear it's also not mets, yanks, Dodgers, angels, padres or Indians.

  • Report: Mets interested in Darren O'Day

    The Score "Following a shaky performance by their bullpen in the World Series, the New York Mets are already eyeing one of the top right-handed relievers available on the open market this winter. Darren O'Day, the veteran submariner who earned his first career All-Star appearance this season, has piqued..." November 08

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Michael Cuddyer underwent "core muscle" surgery Thursday according to the Mets. That is usually slang for sports hernia.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: The #Rockies have discussed internally the possibility of signing free agent Daniel Murphy to play first base.

  • Top Mets pitching prospect undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mets pitching prospect Marcos Molina underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of the season and will miss all of 2016, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. The 20-year-old right-hander had been ranked the Mets' sixth-best prospect by both Baseball America and Molina enjoyed a..." November 06

  • Daniel Murphy awaits Mets’ $15.8M decision

    New York Post "It’s decision day on Daniel Murphy. The Mets have until Friday night to extend the gritty second baseman a qualifying offer or risk losing him to free agency without receiving draft-pick compensation. All indications in recent weeks have been the Mets will make Murphy the one-year offer..." November 06

  • Mets will give Daniel Murphy $15.8 million qualifying offer

    Amazin' Avenue "The Mets will indeed give Daniel Murphy a qualifying offer, which is a one-year, $15.8 million contract for the 2016 season. With that, the Mets would be eligible for a compensatory pick after the first round of the amateur draft if Murphy declines the offer and signs with a new team. Murphy has..." November 06

  • Mets' deGrom won't cut off signature hair

    The Score "Jacob deGrom's locks aren't going anywhere. The New York Mets flame-throwing right-hander told Kristie Ackert of New York Daily News he won't cut off his long hair, maintaining the signature look that's grown on Mets fans. In late October, the 27-year-old said he was getting rid of his mane..." November 06

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Mets announce that Granderson had surgery to fix a ligament in his left thumb and they expect him to be ready for spring training

  • Who will be Mets' starting catcher in 2016? Travis d'Arnaud or Kevin Plawecki?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets will be faced with a conundrum behind the plate next year, as they'll have Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki — two established big-league catchers — at their disposal. D'Arnaud was limited to 67 games this season due to injures but batted .268 with a .825 OPS, 12 homers and 41 RBI..." November 05

  • Mets ace Matt Harvey named NL Comeback Player of the Year

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey navigated through innings-limit drama in his return from Tommy John surgery to propel the Mets to the World Series. On Thursday, the ace was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year. The righthander went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA over 29 starts in 2015. “Matt Harvey did..." November 05

  • How Mets fans will pay the price after team’s World Series run

    New York Post "The Mets’ run to the World Series awoke a once-dormant fan base that turned Citi Field into a rabid environment. But it will cost Mets fans to continue to pack the Queens ballpark. A source confirmed the Mets will raise season ticket prices by an average of 2.86 percent, increasing the average..." November 05

  • GM Sandy Alderson 'can't see' Mets trading one of young starting pitchers

    ESPN "Never say never, but New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson cannot foresee trading one of his four established young starting pitchers. “I can’t see it happening,” Alderson said Wednesday about the quartet of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz. “You never know..." November 04

  • Mets GM squashes Matt Harvey trade rumors

    The Score "The book has barely closed on the 2015 season, and Matt Harvey's future in the Big Apple is already being questioned. New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson held his year-end press conference Wednesday to announce a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins, but was quickly..." November 04