Mets Rumors & News

  • Pay day: Mets owe Bonilla latest installment of deferred money

    ESPN "It's Friday, July 1, and we should be thinking about our Fourth of July weekend plans. But as baseball fans, we can't. Why? Because today is all about Bobby Bonilla. A man who last played 5,381 days ago owns this day. Not just this July 1, but every July 1 through 2035. It's the day when the..." July 01

  • Scherzer, Murphy help Nationals complete sweep of Mets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Nationals ace Max Scherzer didn't even try to play coy when asked about teammate Daniel Murphy, who had another big night against the New York Mets, his former team, on Wednesday. "It is just obvious he wants to beat them up," said Scherzer, with a smile. "It is special for him..." June 30

  • Heyman: Surgery remains an option for Steven Matz

    Today's Knuckleball "I give New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz credit for pitching through pain since at least about May 12, and for going out there again Thursday night. He was seriously considering surgery, and maybe even leaning that way, before a meeting with the Mets brass. It’s a gallant..." June 30

  • Nimmo keys Mets' comeback win over Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first game between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs since last year's National League Championship Series concluded with a familiar sight: Mets closer Jeurys Familia beginning an emphatic celebration by raising his arms to the sky. But the Mets won the NLCS rematch thanks..." June 30

  • Nationals blank Mets in Giolito's debut

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Lindsay Frost, the mother of Lucas Giolito, is a veteran actor who appeared on "Frasier" and other television shows. Rick Giolito, his father, has extensive Hollywood experience as a video producer. Both were on hand Tuesday night at Nationals Park as Giolito, 21, a..." June 29

  • Mets' Curtis Granderson dealing with right calf strain

    Newark Star-Ledger "Curtis Granderson departed the Mets' 5-0 loss to the Washington Nationals Tuesday night after experiencing tightness in his right calf and struggling to get loose following a lengthy rain delay at Nationals Park. Granderson started in right field and played 3.2 innings before a heavy downpour..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Assessing Mets’ Yulieski Gourriel interest amid the chaos

    New York Post "By the time Yulieski Gourriel worked out for the Mets on Monday, at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., he seemingly had transitioned from savior to afterthought. But with the Mets’ starting rotation avoiding an all-out meltdown for now, and with Jose Reyes still working his way through..." June 29

  • Noah Syndergaard denies reports he has bone spur after short start

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Mets have some pitcher drama, but this time it doesn't involve Matt Harvey. After struggling during an 11-4 loss against the Washington Nationals, Noah Syndergaard denied reports he's been dealing with a bone spur in his elbow. While Syndergaard was able to pump his usual velocity..." June 28

  • Matz avoids structural damage in elbow

    The Score "At least it's not worst-case scenario. The New York Mets announced left-hander Steven Matz is still having elbow discomfort, but he doesn't have any structural damage, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. Instead, the pain appears to be coming from a bone spur. Regardless of the diagnosis,..." June 27

  • Nationals overcome 4-0 deficit to beat Mets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON - New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard threw a sinker at 84 mph and leadoff man Ben Revere responded by hitting a solid single past the pitcher into center field. That is how the bottom of the first inning began on Monday for the Washington Nationals, and it was a precursor for..." June 27

  • Alejandro De Aza has struggled, but Mets aren’t ready to cut him yet

    Amazin' Avenue "Mets outfielder Alejandro De Aza has struggled mightily this year, and his lack of production might have peaked last night in the Mets’ extra-inning win over the Braves. With a runner on first an nobody out in a scoreless game in the top of the tenth inning, De Aza bunted into a double play. He..." June 26

  • Norris outduels Colon as Braves beat Mets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- A first-inning homer by Freddie Freeman was the only offense the Atlanta Braves could muster against New York Mets nemesis Bartolo Colon, but Bud Norris was even better Sunday. Norris allowed just four singles over seven scoreless innings and the Mets' bullpen imploded in the..." June 26

  • Mets, Giants Interested In Yunel Escobar; Angels “Listening”

    MLB Trade Rumors "SUNDAY: The Mets have also shown interest in Escobar, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports (Twitter link). Escobar could directly serve as a replacement for the injured David Wright at third, or his multi-position versatility could further add to a plethora of infield options for New..." June 26

  • Terry Collins ripping into Alejandro De Aza may be last straw

    New York Post "Alejandro De Aza’s days with the Mets appear numbered. The veteran outfielder isn’t hitting, and on Saturday, he received an earful from manager Terry Collins after his lack of hustle helped kill an inning. With Wilmer Flores on first base in the 10th inning, De Aza popped up a bunt and..." June 26

  • Struggling Conforto demoted by N.Y. Mets, Nimmo called up

    Hardball Talk "Michael Conforto has learned a harsh lesson about life in majors: There’s a limit to patience. The New York Mets have demoted the 23-year-old outfielder to the team’s Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas to bring up another promising player in Brandon Nimmo. Conforto’s left-field spot will be filled by..." June 26

  • Jose Reyes expected to make Mets reunion official Saturday

    Fox Sports "Reyes, 33, will become a free agent later today assuming he clears waivers -- something that is a near-certainty since any team that claims him would have to pay the roughly $40 million remaining on his contract. Once he clears waivers, Reyes can sign with any team for the prorated minimum salary..." June 25

  • Jose Reyes to return to original MLB team in deal with Mets

    ESPN "Shortly after Jose Reyes becomes a free agent at 1 p.m. ET Saturday, the New York Mets are expected to sign the 33-year-old shortstop, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The Mets originally signed Reyes in 1999 as a teenager out of the Dominican Republic. He was a member of the..." June 25

  • Michael Conforto bruises left knee in Mets' loss in Atlanta

    ESPN "New York Mets left fielder Michael Conforto suffered a bruised left knee when he crashed into a side wall while making an inning-ending catch on Emilio Bonifacio’s fly ball in the fourth. Conforto nonetheless played the full game in the Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday at Turner..." June 24

  • Robles helps Mets preserve victory over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- With their bullpen already stretched thin, it was Hansel Robles who came to the rescue again. The right-hander came out of the bullpen with another timely long-relief appearance to save the New York Mets for the second time this week, helping preserve an 8-6 victory over the..." June 24

  • Matt Harvey: 'It's been a struggle mechanically pretty much all year'

    ESPN "Matt Harvey expressed satisfaction with limiting the damage against him Thursday. Still, the Dark Knight felt like he fell back into a mechanical rut in the New York Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Harvey allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings in a no-decision. He..." June 24

  • Mets would expect Reyes to address domestic matter if signed

    New York Post "If the Mets and Jose Reyes want a reunion, the biggest remaining obstacle has been removed. On Thursday, the Rockies placed the veteran shortstop on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. The move ensures Reyes can’t be traded by the Rockies and will become a free..." June 24

  • Terry Collins apologizes to Mets PR man Jay Horwitz for 'puppy dog' comment

    Newark Star-Ledger "Manager Terry Collins apologized Thursday for snapping at longtime Mets media relations director Jay Horwitz following the club's 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday. "I want to publicly apologize to not only you guys but to Jay," Collins said. "I was out of line saying what I said..." June 24

  • Noah Syndergaard speculates workload is leading to elbow flare-ups

    ESPN "Noah Syndergaard rejoined the New York Mets on Thursday and declared himself fit to face the Washington Nationals on his normal turn. Syndergaard departed Wednesday’s start against the Kansas City Royals after six innings due to discomfort in the back of his right elbow. The team dispatched him..." June 24

  • Garcia's 8th-inning blast pushes Braves past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are glad to have the power of Adonis Garcia back in the starting lineup. The third baseman celebrated his return with a game-winning, two-run homer in Atlanta's 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the New York Mets on Thursday at Turner Field. "I'm very..." June 23

  • Report: Mets targeting Jose Reyes at 3B as reunion grows closer

    Newsday "Jose Reyes is on the brink of what is increasingly looking like a once-unfathomable reunion with the Mets. One of the final hurdles for a comeback was cleared Thursday when the Rockies requested waivers to grant the shortstop his unconditional release. The announcement was mostly procedural, as..." June 23

  • As Mets mull Jose Reyes reunion, fan starts petition urging team to not support domestic abusers

    New York Daily News "The Mets are split about welcoming back Jose Reyes to Queens. One fan, however, knows exactly how she feels about the former Met. Olivia Devlin started a petition on change.org — "New York Mets Fans Do Not Support Domestic Abusers" — after she learned that the Mets might bring back the..." June 23

  • ‘Slim’ trade market for Reyes; all eyes on Mets

    Today's Knuckleball "Word is, the trade market for Jose Reyes is said to be “small,” with the chances for a trade, as of Wednesday afternoon, said to be “slim.” The Rockies have until Saturday to find a deal, or he’ll be released, which seems to be the more likely alternative at this point. Here’s an indication of..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Yoenis Cespedes leaves game with apparent injury

    Hardball Talk "As if Mets fans weren’t worried and panicked enough due to the team’s injuries and offensive problems of late: Yoenis Cespedes was lifted from this afternoon’s game against the Royals with an apparent injury." June 22

  • Syndergaard's elbow flares up in Mets' win over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK - Terry Collins spoke for a little less than six minutes and said more than 700 words late Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the New York Mets completed a two-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 4-3 win at Citi Field. Then, after stepping away from the podium, Collins..." June 22

  • Report: Mets could move Walker to 3rd to accommodate Reyes

    The Score "The New York Mets are considering where Jose Reyes would fit on the diamond should they acquire the Colorado Rockies shortstop. In order to accommodate the lifelong middle infielder, team officials have reportedly discussed moving Neil Walker to third base in order to use Reyes at second,..." June 22

  • Tom Seaver's wife upset Mets don't honor stars with statues

    ESPN "Nancy Seaver, the wife of Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, is upset that the New York Mets have no statue honoring her husband outside of Citi Field. Mrs. Seaver told the Daily News the omission is "ridiculous" and added: "I'm embarrassed for [the Mets]. I really am." Most MLB ballparks have..." June 22

  • Jose Reyes is desperate for Mets reunion; he’s ‘a no-brainer’

    New York Post "Jose Reyes doesn’t just want to come back to New York now. He’s wanted to rejoin the Mets almost as long as he’s been away from where he started and spent the majority of his career. According to a baseball official who recently had a long discussion with Reyes — expected to clear waivers and..." June 22

  • Michael Conforto not likely to be sent to the minors

    Hardball Talk "Mets outfielder Michael Conforto made a big splash last year, posting an .841 OPS with nine homers in 56 games and then going 5-for-15 with two homers and five RBI in the World Series. Entering 2016 he was supposed to be a key cog in New York’s offense. And he started out that way this season,..." June 21

  • Zack Wheeler has a setback in his Tommy John recovery

    Hardball Talk "Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. And while last year he was trade bait at the deadline, this year the Mets have had no interest in dangling him. Indeed, they are ready for him to join the rotation in the second half of the season which, it has been reported, will be..." June 21

  • Relief pitchers help Mets beat Royals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In real time, the New York Mets' 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in a rematch of the 2015 World Series on Tuesday night at Citi Field didn't feel like a "must-win" game for the defending National League champions. But once the Mets had a chance to reflect on a game in..." June 21

  • Mets’ Syndergaard interested in 2017 WBC

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reports that New York Mets starting ace Noah Syndergaard has a “strong desire” to represent the United States in next spring’s World Baseball Classic. Through 85 innings so far this year, Syndergaard has pitched to a 1.91 ERA and 1.70 FIP, and is one of the primary..." June 21

  • The Mets are reportedly flirting with the idea of a Jose Reyes reunion

    CBS Sports "Reyes of course served a 51-game suspension this season under the terms of MLB's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. After Reyes completed that suspension, the Rockies designated him for assignment. That give them 10 days to trade, release, or waive Reyes. According to..." June 21

  • Uh-oh: Steven Matz has an elbow issue

    New York Post "The Mets lost for a second straight night to the team with the worst record in the National League. They were undone in many ways, including the opposition’s intelligent, aggressive base running and their own folly on the bases. So what could be worse? Nothing, right? Well, Steven Matz’s..." June 19

  • Henderson gets MRI; no concern for Matz's elbow

    MLB.com "The Mets do not believe there are any concerns regarding the elbow tightness that left-hander Steven Matz dealt with during his start against the Braves on Saturday. "He didn't seem too concerned about it," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He was warming up and it was a little tight. He..." June 19

  • Braves' Teheran records one-hit shutout vs. Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Remakes are all the rage in Hollywood these days. On a sunny Father's Day afternoon at Citi Field, Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran almost brought the remake to baseball. Teheran threw the first one-hit shutout of his career Sunday, when he faced one batter over the..." June 19

  • Harvey unfazed after poor start: 'It's just baseball'

    The Score "Matt Harvey isn't shunning the media this time around. After getting roughed up by the Atlanta Braves to the tune of four doubles in the New York Mets' 5-1 loss, Harvey didn't let anyone, or anything, get the best of him. "It's just baseball," he told reporters after the game. During his..." June 18

  • Mets place Juan Lagares on DL

    ESPN "The Mets placed center fielder Juan Lagares on the disabled list Thursday. The move came a day after Lagares' existing thumb injury flared up, and he was scratched from the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Utility player Ty Kelly has been promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas." June 17

  • Gant gets first win as Braves top Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves right-hander John Gant didn't have to collect any souvenirs Friday night from his first major league win. But a ball or lineup card wouldn't have been able to do justice to the particularly neat fashion in which Gant achieved a lifelong dream. Gant, pitching..." June 17

  • Syndergaard, Mets dump sinking Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a span of five batters in the first inning Wednesday night, the New York Mets equaled their hit total from Tuesday night, equaled their run total over the previous two games and experienced a sense of relief weeks in the making. The Mets never looked back after a three-run..." June 16

  • Colon does it all as Mets stymie Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Bartolo Colon Experience -- a feel-good festival of pitching, fielding and hitting -- continued to roll on Thursday night. Colon did it all for the New York Mets as the 43-year-old right-hander pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and doubled to begin a four-run third inning that..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • David Wright needs neck surgery

    New York Post "David Wright’s season could be over, with the Mets third baseman scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Watkins in Marina del Rey, Calif., according to a statement released by the team. Wright, 33, had been on..." June 16

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15