Mets Rumors & News

  • Sandy Alderson believes Tim Tebow will reach the major leagues

    New York Daily News "Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Sunday that Tim Tebow will play in the major leagues at some point. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback is in his first major league spring training. Team sources said Tebow will likely start in Double-A Binghamton and it would not be surprising..." February 18

  • Mets' Wright: 'I don't know' if I can play in 2018

    New York Daily News "It sounds as if David Wright finally has come to the realization — and to grips with — the likelihood that the end is near. Wright spoke for the first time this spring at Mets camp on Saturday, and while he admirably refuses to give up on his multi-year quest to make it back to the field..." February 17

  • The expectations Matt Harvey and Mets really should have

    New York Post "Regarding Matt Harvey and the Mets, it’s time to stop being polite and start getting real. Harvey’s right shoulder is stronger than ever? Mickey Callaway couldn’t overlook his upside? OK. Nothing is impossible. Yet after everything this pitcher and this team have endured and experienced..." February 16

  • Report: Mets would ‘love’ to start Tim Tebow in Double-A this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Most people laughed when Tim Tebow announced that he is trying his hand at professional baseball, but the former NFL quarterback will once again be playing in the minor leagues with the New York Mets this season. In fact, the team is hoping he does enough in spring training to get him one step..." February 16

  • Scott Boras remains patient, but he and his free agents are really testing the limit

    New York Daily News "It’s three days into spring training, with full squads reporting in five days — does Scott Boras know where his free agents’ teams are? Baseball’s Avenging Agent is accustomed to playing the waiting game, even into March, and when it comes to getting the richest contracts for his clients,..." February 16

  • Jason Vargas, Mets agree to two-year deal

    ESPN "The New York Mets and starting pitcher Jason Vargas have reached agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The deal, which is pending a physical, includes a club option for 2020, an MLB source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. The agreement was first reported..." February 16

  • Matt Harvey aiming to dominate again: 'There's a lot I want to prove'

    SNY TV "Mets RHP Matt Harvey, who dealt with serious injury issues in 2016 and 2017, is aiming to again be the dominant pitcher he was in 2013 and 2015. "Going in to this year, I strive to be better than I was before," Harvey said on Thursday morning while speaking for the first time since last..." February 15

  • Mets manager has strong feelings on ‘dry humping’

    New York Post "As manager Mickey Callaway attempts to employ a bullpen structure without defined roles, he will be cognizant of ensuring relievers warm up at the correct time. “Dry humping guys is something I feel strongly about,” Callaway said Wednesday, referring to a situation in which a reliever warms up..." February 15

  • Mets want Giants second baseman Joe Panik but aren't willing to trade Juan Lagares: source

    New York Daily News "The Mets covet Joe Panik. They discussed working out a deal for the Giants’ All-Star second baseman internally this winter, a front office source said. The Giants need a center fielder and they — and other teams — have expressed interest in former Gold Glove center fielder Juan Lagares. But,..." February 15

  • Matt Harvey’s ‘bad habits’ already have been discovered

    New York Post "Matt Harvey’s flaws from last season have been clearly visible to the new Mets pitching coach. “Mechanically, It looks to me like he got into some bad habits simply because he had some injuries,” Dave Eiland said Wednesday. “And he was probably doing something with his lower half to help his..." February 15

  • Michael Conforto has begun baseball activities

    SNY TV "Mets OF Michael Conforto has resumed baseball activity, and was long-tossing on Wednesday at Spring Training, MLB.Com's Anthony DiComo tweeted. Conforto reported to camp last week, and there have not yet been reports of him swinging a bat. He has not had a setback as he recovers from..." February 14

  • Club exec: Front-office staffer was asked to leave workout at free-agent camp

    The Score "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced earlier this week that media members won't be allowed at the union's free-agent training camp in Bradenton, Fla., and it doesn't look like front-office executives are welcome at IMG Academy, either. On Wednesday, a general manager's..." February 14

  • Why Mets should absolutely bat Todd Frazier leadoff

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tuesday was a big day for new Mets manager Mickey Callaway. As the leader of a team trying to bounce back from awful season, a tone had to be set that would carry the way over the next six weeks. Judging by the quotes coming out of Port St. Lucie, Florida, it was. Among the things that have..." February 14

  • Should Adrian Gonzalez get the 1B job over Dominic Smith?

    SNY TV "Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Tuesday that, assuming the health of Adrian Gonzalez, it will be a tough decision regarding whether the team carries Dominic Smith or sends him to Triple-A Las Vegas. "That's something that is going to be a tough decision," Callaway said. "Dom Smith has come..." February 14

  • Mets are considering an unconventional leadoff hitter

    New York Post "Have a leadoff idea? Send it to Mickey Callaway. The Mets’ manager admitted Tuesday that among the big questions he has to answer in spring training is who will handle the leadoff spot, especially with Michael Conforto expected to miss at least the first month of the regular season as he rehabs..." February 14

  • Mets must add to habitually unhealthy rotation to reach contender status

    Sporting News "The Mets have a chance to contend in 2018. They really do. It may not seem like it after a 92-loss season that was preceded by similar sentiments, but if all goes well this team can at least make a run at a wild card. Of course, the Mets have a history of things not going well, especially..." February 14

  • Mets reportedly considering signing OF Matt den Dekker

    SNY TV "The Mets are reportedly considering a reunion with OF Matt den Dekker, reports Mike Puma of the NY Post. The 30-year-old den Dekker, who plays all three outfield positions, appeared in four games last season for the Tigers after spending the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the Nationals. He began..." February 13

  • Sherman suggests Yankees could attempt to trade for Cabrera

    SNY TV "In their search for an infielder, the Yankees could attempt to trade for the Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera, suggests the New York Post's Joel Sherman. Among a host of other infield options available via free agency or trade, Sherman writes that "maybe even the Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera could be had via..." February 13

  • Lawsuit: Baseball Agency Made Under-The-Table Payments To Players, Helped Provide Them PEDs

    Deadspin "ACES Baseball Agency is being sued by a former associate, Juan Carlos Nuñez, who says his former bosses encouraged him to make under-the-table payments to players and their families as well as help clients get steroids for bigger contracts. The lawsuit was filed today in New York State Supreme..." February 13

  • Jeurys Familia says he never received PEDs from man who filed bombshell lawsuit against ACES sports agency

    New York Daily News "Jeurys Familia was caught off guard Tuesday morning by the news his agents, Seth and Sam Levinson, were being sued by a man who claimed they basically employed him to procure PEDs for their clients. The Mets reliever said he knew of the man, Juan Carlos Nunez — who filed the bombshell complaint..." February 13

  • Mets monitoring pitching market, but how serious are they?

    Newark Star-Ledger "By now, you may have heard that Zack Wheeler went to some pretty great lengths this winter with the hope of staying healthy in 2018. Three times a day for six months, the Mets right-hander injected Forteo in his stomach. The drug is typically used to strengthen the bones of people with..." February 13

  • Nationals acquire Matt Reynolds from Mets

    Fanrag Sports "The Washington Nationals have added another infielder to the ranks, as the team has acquired Matt Reynolds from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations. The trade comes five days after Reynolds was designated for assignment by the Mets in order to clear a spot on the roster for..." February 12

  • The Montreal Expos Can Fix Baseball’s Free Agency Problem

    Uproxx "The World Series was pretty great for the second year in a row, and we’re in the middle of a dinger golden age. Is baseball great? You bet. But it’s very possible that the sport is also broken on some level. Some of the principals seem to think so, especially when it comes to the economics of the..." February 12

  • Matt Harvey-No lingering concerns in 2018?

    The Fantasy Doctors "New York Mets SP Matt Harvey will look to bounce back in 2018 after dealing with a scapular stress reaction in his throwing shoulder last season. The injury occured in July 2017. Harvey received PRP injection to stimulate healing." February 12

  • Mets signing Lynn or Cobb would be wise for this season and beyond

    SNY TV "The Mets could best stabilize their rotation for this season by signing Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb, or Jake Arrieta to a multiyear deal. However, having Lynn, Cobb or Arietta in the mix can help in other ways, as well... Matt Harvey will be a free agent after this season and almost certainly will..." February 12

  • Zack Wheeler taking prescribed injections to revitalize his career

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler’s desire to return to the Mets this season fully healthy is off the charts. Here is what you don’t know about Wheeler fighting his way back: In an effort to overcome the stress reaction in his right arm, Wheeler did not pitch last season after July 22, but to give himself an even..." February 11

  • Jay Bruce wants the same things for the Mets you do

    New York Post "With the Mets spring training getting started Monday when pitchers and catchers report, slugger Jay Bruce fields some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: What would you tell Mets teammates about Mickey Callaway, who was the Indians’ pitching coach when you were in Cleveland last season? A:..." February 11

  • Tim Tebow sponsoring over 500 proms nationwide for people with special needs

    Sportsnaut "New York Mets outfielder and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is making dreams come true at his foundation’s “Night to Shine” event. Tebow is sponsoring over 500 proms nationwide for teenagers with special needs. This is pretty amazing. Here are some fantastic photos and videos that capture..." February 10

  • Mets to send scout to watch Tim Lincecum

    New York Post "The Mets will send a scout to Tim Lincecum’s showcase Feb. 15, outside Seattle. Lincecum, 33, did not pitch in 2017 and last pitched in the majors in 2016 with the Angels. " February 09

  • MLB rumors: Mets interested in former Cy Young winner?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Could 'The Freak' make a comeback in The Big Apple? As the Mets continue to look for extra veteran starting pitching options on the open market, one blast from the past could emerge: Tim Lincecum. Yes, as in the former two-time National League Cy Young award winner. According to Jon..." February 09

  • Jeurys Familia: I don’t need the defined role of Mets’ closer

    New York Post "Jeurys Familia is all aboard the Mickey Callaway Bullpen Train. The Mets manager said he is going to mix and match this season, using different relievers to close. That could include bringing in Familia in a high-leverage situation, potentially in the seventh or eighth inning, and then..." February 09

  • Wheeler wins arbitration case over Mets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Zack Wheeler may have struggled through his first post-Tommy John surgery season, but what he showed was enough to convince arbitors that he deserves $1.9 million in 2018. Wheeler won his arbitration case Thursday, being awarded a raise of $800,000 for the upcoming season. The Mets previously..." February 08

  • Jacob deGrom sets goals high as he hopes healthier Mets rotation can carry team to World Series

    New York Daily News "The Mets' primary foursome of starting pitchers were back on the field in unison on Thursday, but only one of them arrived at camp without injury questions from last season and boasting of the loftiest of goals — both personally and collectively — for 2018. Jacob deGrom may have shorn off his..." February 08

  • Scott Boras not sending his clients to MLBPA spring training

    Larry Brown Sports "If the MLBPA does end up organizing its own spring training for players who remain unsigned, some of the top free agents on the market will not be attending. On Thursday, Scott Boras told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick that he is not planning to send any of his clients to a free agent camp. At this..." February 08

  • Syndergaard focuses on athleticism for 2018

    MLB.com "When it comes to hair, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard doesn't have as much in common with staff mate Jacob deGrom these days. And Syndergaard said it's going to stay that way -- at least from his perspective. "Absolutely not," Syndergaard responded on Wednesday when asked if he had plans to cut..." February 07

  • MLB blames agents for overpricing their free agent clients

    Larry Brown Sports "The Major League Baseball Players Association issued a statement on Tuesday ripping teams for their supposed concerted effort to drive down the price of free agents, and the league returned fire shortly thereafter. After MLBPA executive director Tony Clark accused MLB teams of engaging in a..." February 06

  • Tony Clark says teams’ failure to sign free agents “threatens the very integrity of the game”

    Hardball Talk "As spring training gets closer and closer, nearly 100 free agents remain unsigned, including several that were expected to land big paydays this offseason. As the weeks have worn on, player discontent has grown palpable, exhibiting itself via various statements from agents which, increasingly,..." February 06

  • Report: Mets could sign Lynn or Cobb if price is right

    SNY TV "The Mets are interested in signing RHP Lance Lynn or RHP Alex Cobb if the price is right, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Jim Duquette first reported that the Mets were exploring the second-tier free agent starting pitchers market Thursday night on SNY's Mets Hot Stove. "I'm told..." February 06

  • Signing Todd Frazier signifies Mets no longer believe in David Wright’s comeback attempt – and rightfully so

    New York Daily News "Todd Frazier's shift from the Bronx to Flushing means the Mets have to be officially expecting a thumbs-down now on David Wright's latest comeback attempt. It was painstakingly obvious throughout last summer that the Mets no longer could wait for their former All-Star third baseman and..." February 06

  • Mets pull Todd Frazier out of free agency for $17M

    New York Post "Todd Frazier is changing boroughs. The Mets agreed to a deal with the veteran Frazier on Monday night for two years and $17 million, The Post’s Mike Puma confirmed. Frazier played the end of last season in The Bronx, after the Yankees acquired him in a multi-player trade with the White..." February 05

  • MLB Players union didn’t take long to back off ridiculous threat

    New York Post "The lamest threat in baseball history died a quick death Sunday afternoon. No, the players won’t be boycotting spring training, the Players Association clarified in a statement, refuting the words of its own star agent Brodie Van Wagenen. “Recent press reports have erroneously suggested that..." February 05

  • Roadmap to when David Wright and Mets likely part ways

    New York Post "What if I were to tell you that the future of David Wright could be determined by Josh Smoker’s success as a Pittsburgh Pirate? Apologies. That’s a tad apocryphal. But a correlation does exist there. Most important, it helps construct a roadmap for what to expect as Wright and the Mets continue..." February 05

  • Mets interested in Cobb, Lynn if prices fall

    SNY TV "The Mets are interested in signing RHP Lance Lynn or RHP Alex Cobb if the price is right, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Jim Duquette first reported that the Mets were exploring the second-tier free agent starting pitchers market Thursday night on SNY's Mets Hot Stove. "I'm told..." February 03

  • Alderson: Cabrera's desire to play 2B broadens scope of what Mets might do

    SNY TV "Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Asdrubal Cabrera's desire to play second base may broaden the scope of what the team does in the market. "Now that we know he'd be happier at second. ... it broadens the scope of what we might be able to do," Alderson said Thursday at Citi Field. Alderson..." February 02

  • MLB is reportedly considering bringing back bullpen carts to improve pace of play

    CBS Sports "One of the ongoing storylines of baseball's offseason centers around the league's desire to improve pace of play. Earlier Thursday, word surfaced that commissioner Rob Manfred had proposed some alterations to the players -- including the chance to delay or put off a pitch clock. The players..." February 02

  • How might the Mets' potential closer-by-committee shake out?

    SNY TV "Earlier this offseason at the MLB Winter Meetings, new Mets manager Mickey Callaway explained that he doesn't intend to designate any one pitcher as the team's 'closer.' "I think that we're going to pitch guys when it makes sense," Callaway explained in December. "I'm going to pitch guys to..." February 01

  • Scott Boras continues to hold up the MLB free-agent market, but will he blink first?

    New York Daily News "Is this the year Scott Boras fails to pull a rabbit out of a hat? Or three or four rabbits, to be precise? Yes, January has come and gone and, remarkably, baseball’s big free-agent freeze hasn’t even begun to melt. Spring training begins in less than two weeks and you can still field something..." February 01

  • Should Mets add a starting pitcher instead of an infielder?

    SNY TV "The Mets are reportedly intent on adding a second baseman or third baseman, with Pirates INF/OF Josh Harrison, and free agent infielders Todd Frazier, Eduardo Nunez, and Neil Walker the names being considered. But should they be adding a free agent starting pitcher instead? MetsBlog's Matthew..." January 31

  • Mets taking Jeurys Familia out of closer role?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jeurys Familia's days as Mets closer look to be over. As the countdown to spring training officially hits, the Mets are getting set to turn the page with a new manager. If Mickey Callaway is able to turn around last year's disappointment, fresh ideas, a new attitude and better all-around..." January 31

  • Mets flip Josh Smoker in trade with Pirates

    New York Post "They found a Josh Smoker buyer. The Mets shipped the left-hander to Pittsburgh on Wednesday in exchange for minor league lefty Daniel Zamora and cash considerations, the teams announced, days after the Mets designated Smoker for assignment. Smoker broke in with the Mets in 2016 and appeared..." January 31

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