Mets Rumors & News

  • Jeff Wilpon opens up on Mets’ spending plan

    New York Post "Jeff Wilpon doesn’t want to hear about the Mets’ payroll ranking. The Mets COO broke his public silence Tuesday, answering questions from reporters at Citi Field, and payroll was a major topic. The Mets’ payroll spiked at $155 million last season, but general manager Sandy Alderson has..." January 23

  • Mets sign Ty Kelly to minor league contract

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Mets have signed utility man Ty Kelly to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training, according to the team. Kelly had a very brief stint with the Mets in 2017, playing in one game. Primarily, though, he resided with the Philadelphia Phillies, slashing..." January 23

  • Mets discussed extension with deGrom before avoiding arbitration

    SNY TV "The Mets discussed a potential long-term extension with RHP Jacob deGrom before agreeing one a one-year, $7.4 million deal to avoid arbitration, GM Sandy Alderson told the team's beat writers on Tuesday during a luncheon. The 29-year-old deGrom had a 3.53 ERA (3.50 FIP) and 1.19 WHIP with a..." January 23

  • Top 100 MLB Prospects 2018

    Baseball America "Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Prospects is the natural demarcation between one season to another. Countless conversations with scouts, coaches and team officials as well as many road trips over the past year lead to this list. And as soon as we put it in your hands, we begin working toward..." January 22

  • Mets aren’t talking about bringing back Bartolo Colon — and they shouldn’t be

    New York Daily News "Hold off on pulling those Big Sexy T-shirts out of the back of your closet. At least two memebers of the Mets’ front office were a little surprised to hear there were reports over the weekend that said they are interested in bringing back Bartolo Colon. “You never know, things could change, but..." January 22

  • David Wright admits future is uncertain, but he'll keep working on comeback

    SNY TV "Over the past three seasons, David Wright has been able to play only 75 games due to spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine. He didn't play at all in 2017, despite holding optimism about his health. What began as optimism in 2017 would end with two more surgeries and now, a month away..." January 22

  • The best way to fix MLB’s pace of play problems

    New York Post "You want to improve the pace of play in the majors, then remove the smart off-field people from impacting the action. Notice the word “action.” Overwhelming sentiment is that hitters and pitches are not slowing down the game nearly as much as smart people are by feeding more information to..." January 22

  • Bartolo Colon reportedly has one goal in mind before retirement, and it could happen with the Mets

    CBS Sports "Over the last several years, Bartolo Colon has become an internet favorite. Blame it on his longevity, his fastball-heavy approach, his look, whatever. Unfortunately for those hoping Colon would pitch indefinitely, it appears he has one goal in mind before he hangs up his cleats. No, not 60..." January 21

  • Uncertainty clouds Wright's comeback hopes "The reality is that David Wright does not know if he will ever be a productive Major League Baseball player again. He does not know when, or if, he will next see the field. He does not know what his future holds, if there is even any future left for him as the Mets' third baseman. "It really..." January 20

  • Mets will soon wish they inked deGrom to a contract extension

    SNY TV "Jacob deGrom will reportedly earn $7.4 million this season after he and the Mets avoided arbitration and agreed earlier this month to a one-year contract. This is a bargain for a guy that has already won Rookie of the Year, pitched in the All Star Game, is 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA in the..." January 19

  • Tim Tebow invited to major league spring training with Mets

    Larry Brown Sports "Tim Tebow may never end up playing in the major leagues during his professional baseball career, but he is one step closer to being able to showcase his skills to the people in charge of deciding his future. On Friday, the New York Mets announced that Tebow is one of nine players not on their..." January 19

  • Mets Designate Kevin McGowan For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have designated right-hander Kevin McGowan for assignment as one of the two necessary 40-man roster moves to create space for the signings of Jay Bruce and Adrian Gonzalez, tweets Anthony DiComo of The move has yet to be formally announced by the team, though it’s listed on the..." January 18

  • Mets can win 90-plus games, but may need another mid-rotation pitcher to do it

    SNY TV "The Mets have the third-best starting rotation in baseball, according to MLB executives, Buster Olney and's Stats & Information department. As a result, according to Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, the Mets are capable of being this year's 'see-saw team,' he said on MLB..." January 18

  • Mets designate Chasen Bradford for assignment

    Yardbarker "The Mets announced on Thursday that they’ve designated right-hander Chasen Bradford for assignment in order to clear a spot on the roster for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, whose one-year deal with the team has now been formally announced. Bradford, 28, made his big league debut with the Mets..." January 18

  • Mets reportedly think price for Harrison should be lower than Nimmo

    SNY TV "The Mets are "not particularly enthusiastic" about trading OF Brandon Nimmo in exchange for INF/OF Josh Harrison of the Pirates, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post. While the Mets have engaged the Pirates in talks for Harrison, talks are not ongoing, Puma also reported on Wednesday. The..." January 18

  • Mets don't expect Michael Conforto back until May 1

    SNY TV "Michael Conforto has not had a setback as he recovers from shoulder surgery, but GM Sandy Alderson said the team does not expect him back until around May 1. "Everything's going as planned," Alderson said. "There's been no setbacks. But his schedule is such that I don't expect him back until..." January 17

  • Top MLB free agent reportedly willing to sit out until midseason in order to get fair deal

    CBS Sports "Baseball's offseason has been slow and boring, with many of the top free agents remaining unsigned, just weeks before spring training is set to begin. Yahoo Sports Jeff Passan took a deep dive into what's slowing the market -- including the idea of collusion, as well as Tony Clark and the..." January 17

  • Do the players even care about money anymore?

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday I wrote about how the union has come to find itself in the extraordinarily weak position it’s in. The upshot: their leadership and their membership, happily wealthy by virtue of gains realized in the 1970s-1990s, has chosen to focus on small, day-to-day, quality of life issues rather..." January 17

  • Dominic Smith's immediate future with Mets in doubt with Jay Bruce and Adrian Gonzalez now in the mix at first base

    New York Daily News "The Mets will re-introduce Jay Bruce today in a press conference at Citi Field to officially announce their three-year deal with the outfielder. It is just one piece in an Opening Day lineup for 2018 that seems far from set. The signing of Adrian Gonzalez Saturday night, a deal still pending..." January 17

  • Dominic Smith likely to start the season at Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "Following the Mets’ recent signing of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that fellow first baseman Dominic Smith is likely to start the season with Triple-A Las Vegas. That is contingent, of course, on the veteran Gonzalez’s ability to remain healthy, which isn’t..." January 16

  • Mets passed at the chance to trade for Andrew McCutchen

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded franchise cornerstone Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants as part of a three-player deal. But before the Pirates and Giants reached an agreement -- and before the New York Mets signed Jay Bruce -- the Pirates and Mets discussed a potential swap for..." January 16

  • Rob Manfred is prepared to implement a pitch clock unilaterally for 2018

    Hardball Talk "Rob Manfred has long been on record wanting to speed up the pace of play in baseball and, to that end, last year proposed a 20-second pitch clock. Pursuant to baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, he could not implement that unilaterally last year. However if, one year after a proposed rules..." January 16

  • Why Adrian Gonzalez can bother the Mets’ clubhouse

    New York Post "Adrian Gonzalez will bring a big résumé and personality to the Mets’ clubhouse, but also the potential for controversy. The 35-year-old first baseman, who agreed to terms with the club on a one-year contract over the weekend — the Mets will pay him only the minimum salary on the $22.4 million..." January 16

  • Of 30 MLB teams, only five have yet to expand protective netting down foul lines

    CBS Sports "With the Toronto Blue Jays announcing that they will be adding protective netting down foul lines on Monday, 25 of 30 MLB teams have expanded their safety precautions to protect fans from rogue foul balls. Only the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and..." January 15

  • Jenrry Mejia expected to apply for reinstatement after 2016 lifetime ban

    SNY TV "Former Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia, who is suspended from the MLB for life after violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy three times, is expected to apply for reinstatement, according to Matt Ehalt of Mejia's ban was given to him on February 12, 2016. If his..." January 14

  • Mets, Adrian Gonzalez agree to deal: source

    New York Daily News "The Mets are adding some insurance at first base. The Amazin’s have agreed to terms with free agent Adrian Gonzalez pending a physical, a source confirmed to the Daily News. The veteran first baseman will likely split time at first depending on how much Dominic Smith, a 2013 first-round pick..." January 14

  • Zack Wheeler only Mets player to file for arbitration

    SNY TV "The deadline for MLB teams and their arbitration-eligible players to submit salary figures for 2018 is today, Jan. 12. In the the event player and team can not reach agreement before Saturday, an arbitration hearing will be scheduled for February. However the two sides can still negotiate before..." January 12

  • Mets reportedly considering reunion with Lucas Duda

    SNY TV "The Mets are considering a reunion with free agent 1B Lucas Duda, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Duda, 31, was traded by the Mets to the Rays last July 27 in exchange for RH reliever Drew Smith. He hit .217/.322/.496 with 30 HR in 126 games last season with the Mets and Rays For..." January 12

  • Mets and Matt Harvey avoid arbitration with one-year, $5.625 million deal

    New York Daily News "The Mets and Matt Harvey avoided arbitration on Friday with an agreement on a one-year, $5.625 contract for the 2018 season, a source confirmed to the Daily News. After a 2017 season marred by injury, a team-mandated suspension and poor pitching when he was on the mound, Harvey will be back for..." January 12

  • The Mets’ new signing priority after locking down Jay Bruce

    New York Post "In the grand scheme, the Mets expected to have their infield vacancy filled before circling back to the outfield, but here they are with Jay Bruce returning and still trying to solve the second base — or is it third base? — mystery. As the Mets await Bruce passing a physical, likely next week,..." January 12

  • Another first pitch for 50 Cent? Mets ready to give him the ball

    Sporting News "Hip-hop superstar 50 Cent is getting a second chance to make a first pitch, and in the place where he became internet infamous by being famously inept. The Mets are open to giving Fiddy, nee Curtis Jackson, the ball again, four years after his wayward (that's worse than "errant," right?) toss..." January 12

  • Mets “Nearly” Struck Trade With Indians For Jason Kipnis

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets and Indians very nearly pulled off a deal that would have sent Jason Kipnis to New York, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag. Upper management — Heyman hints on the Mets side — ended up scuttling a deal that seemed to be in place. Kipnis was widely rumored to be on New York’s radar last..." January 11

  • MLB owners seem to want more money in their pockets, not those of players

    Sporting News "Doldrums. A dry spell. A brain-melting and frustrating period of incredible boredom. Whatever words or turn of phrase you use to describe the current state of the baseball offseason, you’re right. We’re in a haze of offseason monotony punctuated only by the occasional reliever deciding to join..." January 11

  • Jay Bruce returns to Mets on 3-year deal

    New York Daily News "The slow-moving MLB free agent market finally played into the Mets favor. Slugger Jay Bruce, who went into the winter looking for an expensive long-term contract, has agreed to terms with the Mets on a three-year deal that will bring him back to Flushing, according to an industry source. The..." January 11

  • Source: Mets still interested in signing Jay Bruce, Addison Reed

    Newsday "The Mets haven’t made a big splash in the offseason, but that could change as the team remains interested in two of their former players, free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce and free-agent reliever Addison Reed, and still is speaking with the Pirates about outfielder Andrew McCutchen and second..." January 10

  • Noah Syndergaard is in the Best Shape of His Life

    Hardball Talk "Last year Mets ace Noah Syndergaard showed up to camp following an intense offseason workout regime that left him with 17 extra pounds of muscle. I don’t think he ever officially declared himself to be in The Best Shape of His Life, but it was definitely one of those body transformation stories..." January 09

  • Todd Frazier’s message for Yankees, Mets and MLB: I’m worth it

    New York Post "Todd Frazier has a thumbs-down approach to this winter’s Cold Stove free agency. He is going to make the best of a frozen market. Frazier, who has blasted more home runs (67) over the past two years than Evan Longoria (56) and one fewer than Kris Bryant, doesn’t know where he will wind up, but..." January 09

  • Alderson happy with d'Arnaud despite reports of contact with Lucroy

    SNY TV "Mets GM Sandy Alderson is happy with how Travis d'Arnaud is progressing in his career, despite reports last week that the team was recently in contact with free-agent C Jonathan Lucroy. "I couldn't be happier with Travis' progress,'' Alderson said in an e-mail to Newsday's Steve Marcus. "Last..." January 09

  • Do the Mets have enough to trade for Yelich or Realmuto?

    SNY TV "The Nationals, Braves, and Phillies are all in the mix to trade for Marlins OF Christian Yelich and/or C J.T. Realmuto, reports Joe Frisaro of The Braves made progress on a deal involving Yelich during the Winter Meetings, reports Mark Bowman of, who says the Marlins slowed..." January 08

  • Why Mets are unlikely to pry Josh Harrison from the Pirates

    New York Post "Even with Andrew McCutchen’s name involved, it’s still about second base with the Mets. Recent trade talks between the Mets and Pirates in which McCutchen’s name was discussed, according to an industry source, may have been an attempt to pry Josh Harrison from Pittsburgh to fill a need at..." January 08

  • Report: Mets see free agent Howie Kendrick as 'potential fit'

    SNY TV "The Mets believe free agent Howie Kendrick could be a "potential fit" at second base, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post. Kendrick has established a presence in clubhouses, similar to the way Curtis Granderson did with the Mets, and according to Puma, the team appreciates his versatility:..." January 08

  • Jenrry Mejia, Mets Agree to Contract to Avoid Arbitration Despite PED Suspension

    Bleacher Report "The New York Mets and suspended relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia avoided arbitration by agreeing to a contract for the 2018 season. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Mejia and the Mets settled for $1.729 million, but the right-handed pitcher is unlikely to collect his salary since he's been..." January 06

  • Mets interested in Moustakas, Frazier if price is right "The Mets aren't close to a major move, but they're monitoring a number of possibilities with Spring Training now barely more than one month away. Sources told that the Mets are interested in free-agent third basemen Mike Moustakas and Todd Frazier, if the price drops on either. They've..." January 06

  • Giants, Mets involved in Andrew McCutchen talks

    Sporting News "Discussions involving Andrew McCutchen are starting to heat up again. According to, which cited an unidentified source, the Pirates have had recent contact with the Giants regarding a deal that would send the outfielder to the west coast. The report noted that a deal is still not..." January 05

  • Steven Matz is playing catch, enjoying routine offseason

    SNY TV "Steven Matz is enjoying a routine off-season following surgery last August to reposition the ulnar nerve in his left elbow, he told Newsday reporter Steve Marcus. "I've been playing catch and working out just as I normally would," Matz said. "I anticipate being ready when spring training..." January 04

  • Cespedes trade? Carlos Gonzalez flier? How to fix Mets on tight budget

    New York Post "This is the puzzle: Take the Mets’ current hole-filled roster, thin farm system and – perhaps most vital – just $10 million more to spend and create a contender. You can scream in fury at the scenario, rail against ownership that a New York team trying to win may come in with about the..." January 04

  • John Franco thinks the Matt Harvey of old will return in 2018

    SNY TV "Former Mets closer John Franco recently saw Matt Harvey and has faith the he will rebound in 2018. "He looks in great shape," Franco said. "I think he's got his head on straight now. This is a big year for him." I think this year, you'll see the old Matt Harvey. His work ethic is..." January 03

  • Mets better spend on free agents if they want to win, because there’s not much immediate help on the way

    New York Daily News "First things first: As I’ve been writing since last fall, there is no way the Mets can justify not spending significantly on free agents this offseason in this win-now window of theirs that is still open if they ever get lucky with injuries. And if their offseason haul turns out to be nothing..." January 03

  • Should Japanese career be a HOF factor?

    CBS Sports "No sooner than five years from now, the great Ichiro Suzuki will be voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Ichiro still wants to play but remains unsigned. If he's unable to latch on anywhere, his five-year waiting period before appearing on the Hall of Fame ballot will..." January 02

  • Yankees, Mets, Blue Jays interested in Pirates' Harrison

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Several teams have inquired about infielder Josh Harrison, according to industry sources, as Pirates management mulls ways to retool the roster for 2018 and beyond. Harrison has been targeted by the New York Yankees, who also are interested in pitcher Gerrit Cole. The New York Mets and Toronto..." December 27

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