New York Daily News "Jenrry Mejia is ready for whatever the Mets ask of him in 2015. Already working out after September surgery to repair a sports hernia, the Mets closer in 2014 was not upset about Terry Collins saying that the role of closer is Bobby Parnell's job going into 2015. "Whatever job they giving to..." December 17
giants, a's, mets, cards, twins among teams to show interest in asdrubal cabrera, who could play 3b or 2b as well as ss
Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17
ESPN.com "Sandy Alderson suggested Tuesday that the Mets are "unlikely" to bid on South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. The GM added there's a "very high" probability Wilmer Flores is the Opening Day shortstop. "We've been looking at it. We've been talking to Alan Nero, who has represented Kang,"..." December 16
Hardball Talk "To make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder John Mayberry Jr. the Mets have designated for assignment right-hander Gonzalez Germen. Germen spent parts of the past two seasons in the Mets’ bullpen, posting a combined 4.31 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 65 innings." December 15
New York Daily News "Get ready Mets fans, it’s coming. The Mets will be making a trade, most likely involving Dillon Gee one of these days. But when will it happen? Let GM Sandy Alderson lay out the time frame. “It could happen today. It could happen tomorrow. It might be a little later,” said Alderson. “We’re..." December 11
ESPN New York "The Colorado Rockies "definitely have interest" in acquiring Dillon Gee, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. Sandy Alderson has expressed confidence the Mets can trade a starting pitcher in the near future" December 10
New York Post "They could always ask Santa Claus. In their quest to acquire a new shortstop, the Mets are only one or two steps above that last-ditch appeal, with general manager Sandy Alderson saying Tuesday he’s more likely to look at free agents at the position than trade for a player. And the most..." December 10
Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10
ESPN New York "The Mets are aggressively shopping Dillon Gee to teams in need of a starting pitcher, a high-ranking source at the winter meetings told ESPNNewYork.com. The Mets have publicly acknowledged they plan to trade a starting pitcher with Matt Harvey returning, with the candidates being Jonathon..." December 09
CBSSports.com "Scratch Jimmy Rollins off the Mets' shortstop list. The Phillies have told the Mets and some other teams that Rollins isn't willing to waive his no-trade clause at this time, scuttling any chance for a trade involving the Mets and those other teams. It isn't known whether Rollins might change..." December 08
Sandy Alderson says "likelihood" at this point is that Wilmer Flores is Opening Day shortstop.
CBSSports.com "The Mets, with quite an impressive stockpile of young starting pitchers, are fielding trade inquiries on veteran starter Dillon Gee, Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon, with the expectation one of them will be traded fairly soon. Gee and Niese are reasonably priced veterans, and while Colon has $11..." December 07
Told John Mayberry Jr. is among the recently non-tendered players on the Mets’ radar. Makes a lot of sense given needs. Kyle Blanks, too.
ESPN New York "Right-hander Matt Harvey insists he is "completely on board" with the front office's plan to limit his innings during the regular season so that he can pitch deep into October without reaching an innings cap if the New York Mets remain alive. Harvey is on track to return to the majors from the..." December 03
Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets have non-tendered Eric Young Jr. ahead of tonight's 11:59 p.m. deadline. Young is the only one of the club's seven arbitration eligible players to not be tendered a contract for next season. Young hit .229 in 2014 with a .299 on-base percentage. He was projected to make $2.3 million in..." December 02
New York Post "The Mets remain willing to let the market take shape and see if anything develops to their liking in their continued search for a starting shortstop. One new name that could intrigue them is Xander Bogaerts, but it appears he may stay in Boston with newly signed Hanley Ramirez shifting to left..." November 27
Newark Star-Ledger "Are the Mets the kings of New York? Well, they at least have better chance at winning the World Series than the Yankees, according to Bovada. The sports betting website puts the Mets’ odds at winning at title at 20/1. The Yankees? Just behind at 22/1. The Yankees (84-78) finished with a..." November 27
Hardball Talk "Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to Japan after playing six seasons with the Red Sox and the past two seasons with the Mets. According to the Japan Times he’s agreed to a contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who are the reigning Japanese League champions." November 25
New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler says, “I know what’s about to happen here,” and that’s why the Mets righty does not want to be traded this winter. What, precisely, is about to happen? “We’re going to win,” Wheeler says. It’s the third time in about a week a Met has talked big, after Terry Collins recently..." November 21
ESPN New York "If the New York Mets reach the postseason in 2015, returning ace Matt Harvey will not face a Stephen Strasburg-like shutdown. General manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Harvey's in-season innings will be managed in order to keep him available to pitch deep into October without reaching an..." November 19
New York Daily News "MEANINGFUL GAMES in September and 90 wins are nice goals for the Mets, but Terry Collins is raising the bar even higher for 2015 — the playoffs. “We should be playing in October,” the manager said Thursday about his 2015 club, not referring to the four regular-season October games the Mets have..." November 15
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
ESPN New York "Newly signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer indicated the allure of playing for a contending team, his relationship with childhood friend David Wright and being based on the East Coast were the primary factors in his decision to sign a two-year, $21 million deal with the New York Mets. "It really..." November 11
MLB.com "The Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards were announced on Monday, with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu the unanimous selection in the American League and Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom taking home the honor in the NL. Abreu is the first White Sox winner since Ozzie Guillen in 1985...." November 11
Mets aren't done. They've talked with the Rockies about Troy Tulowitzki, sources tell Y! Sports. Fear they can't afford, but talking still.
Still looking like Mets will be much more focused on exploring trade market. So, some important prep work could get done this week.
Earlier, @JonHeymanCBS reported that at least seven teams have shown interest in Torii Hunter. I hear the Mets aren’t one of them.
David Wright underwent an exam today at HSS w/ Mets' team doc. Clubs says he showed "marked improvement." Moving to baseball activity in Dec
Hearing that David Wright has made significant progress in his shoulder rehab; surgery still unlikely.
CBSChicago.com "The White Sox have heard from numerous major league clubs about the availability of shortstop Alexei Ramirez, the 33-year-old All-Star who has been high on the list of several big-market teams. The interested teams include the Mets, Yankees and Dodgers. All of these franchises are looking for a..." November 07
New York Daily News "Two winters ago Sandy Alderson quietly pushed hard to trade for Justin Upton and at one point seemed convinced he was going to get him from the Diamondbacks. Now the Mets GM may have another chance to make that deal, this time with the Braves, and if so, he shouldn’t let him slip away..." November 06
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
New York Post "One potential free-agent option for the Mets all but disappeared Monday, when Michael Cuddyer received a qualifying offer from the Rockies. The move caught Mets officials, and much of MLB, by surprise. By extending the one-year offer worth $15.3 million, the Rockies would be required to receive..." November 04
Medical Update: RHP Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery to repair bilateral sport hernias Friday in Philadelphia.
New York Daily News "The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense. It’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, but it’s close. So..." October 24
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
Sporting News "Jacob deGrom, a ninth-round draft pick in 2010 and No. 10 prospect in the Mets’ organization heading into 2014 according to Baseball America, is Sporting News' National League Rookie of the Year after a season that was as dominating as it was surprising. And that’s saying something, because..." October 20
Newark Star-Ledger "Perhaps, in a vacuum, it would make little sense to trade Daniel Murphy. He was, after all, the Mets' only All-Star this season. For much of the season he was their most consistent hitter and, before getting hurt, was having the best season of his career, despite his flaws. And the Mets lineup..." October 16
New York Post "Nick Markakis is not a perfect fit for the Mets. They want a corner outfield bat who projects to more power, though good luck finding that in this market. They want someone who probably will cost less, though when is a team that plays its home games in New York going to stop using that as an..." October 16
New York Daily News "As expected, the Mets are going ahead with the plan to move in the right-center and right-field fences, a team source confirmed Monday. The construction is not expected to begin for a few weeks, or after the conclusion of the World Series, the source said. It will be the second time the Mets..." October 14
Mets are still compiling a list of names for hitting coach. Kevin Long will likely at least be discussed, according to a club source.
Newark Star-Ledger "The 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Kevin Plawecki already had a positive reputation when he came to spring training with the Mets. When he joins them next February it will only have grown after a booming 2014 season. Plawecki hit .309 with an .825 OPS over two levels (AA and AAA) of the..." October 11
ESPN New York "Jeremy Hefner is undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time in less than 14 months. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure on Thursday morning in Pensacola, Florida. Hefner, 28, underwent the original procedure on Aug. 28, 2013. " October 09
Bleacher Report "As the top teams in baseball continue to fight for a World Series title, the rest of the league will spend this time looking for ways to improve for next season. No matter what a squad did in 2014, front offices usually spend the next few months looking for upgrades both internally and..." October 06