Mets Rumors & News

  • Mets place Zack Wheeler on disabled list for second time this season

    Newsday "After being sidelined for two full seasons, Mets righthander Zack Wheeler knew better than to think his comeback would be smooth. He braced for the reality that there would be setbacks. But mentally preparing himself for such hurdles hasn’t dulled the frustration of his latest flare-up, a..." July 24

  • 51s’ Rosario dealing with stomach issue at Memphis hospital

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "New York Mets top prospect and 51s shortstop Amed Rosario has missed five straight games and was taken to the hospital Saturday in Memphis, manager Pedro Lopez said. Rosario has been bothered by a stomach issue and Lopez said the infielder wouldn’t be in the lineup again Sunday. Rosario is..." July 23

  • Noah Syndergaard, Injured After Bulking Up, Rethinks His Training

    New York Times "Noah Syndergaard is devising a new training strategy. The previous one emphasized packing more muscle onto the solid 6-foot-6 frame that had helped him earn the nickname Thor, and throttling up pitches that had already made him the hardest-throwing starter in the major leagues. “I’m always..." July 23

  • Dodgers considering adding Mets' Addison Reed to bullpen

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have been baseball's best team over the past month-plus, looking nearly unstoppable at times. That's not stopping the Dodgers' front office from examining potential upgrades, however. According to Buster Olney, the Dodgers are interested in adding New York Mets closer..." July 22

  • Yoenis Cespedes wants to finish career in Oakland

    San Francisco Chronicle "Here’s something for A’s fans to look forward to a few years down the road, potentially: former Oakland star Yoenis Céspedes wants to finish his career with the A’s. In a rare interview conducted entirely in English, Céspedes told The Chronicle on Friday before the Mets’ 7-5 win over Oakland..." July 22

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes says "(New York) is my home" following comments about Oakland

    Newark Star-Ledger "Prior to the New York Mets' 7-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday, star left fielder Yoenis Cespedes told The San Fransisco Chronicle reporter Susan Slusser that he wanted to finish his career with the A's reports say. The San Fransisco Chronicle also quoted Cespedes saying that A's..." July 22

  • Curtis Granderson says he wouldn’t retire if Mets want him back

    New York Daily News "Despite talk of retirement after his contract expires at the end of the season, Curtis Granderson insists he wouldn’t hang it up if the Mets wanted him back. “If the opportunity presents itself and (the Mets) show the interest just like they did prior to when I was a free agent, I would love..." July 21

  • Would Mets consider dealing Steven Matz?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If Sandy Alderson truly declares his team as a seller at the 2017 MLB trade deadline, teams will call about every asset under the Mets sun. That, of course, goes well beyond rental players like Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce. While those veterans will have contenders..." July 21

  • Cleveland Indians looking at reacquiring Asdrubal Cabrera

    WKYC "As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, the Indians may be looking to add a familiar face to their roster. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports the Tribe is interested in acquiring New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, who previously played in Cleveland for eight seasons. Crasnick said the..." July 21

  • Mets' Tebow thriving after promotion: 'I'm more comfortable'

    USA Today "Tim Tebow has been playing with the St. Lucie Mets for less than a month — a very small sample size to analyze a baseball player — but the early returns are impressive. After hitting .220/.311/.336 in 64 games at low-A Columbia, the 29-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner is batting..." July 21

  • Jay Bruce: Mets 'would be crazy not to' trade me to improve organization

    New York Daily News "The first time it happened, it changed everything. Jay Bruce grew up in the Reds organization, signing his first contract with them in Cincinnati when he still had braces. Last year, when the Reds started their rebuild and traded him to the Mets, Bruce came to terms with his role in the business..." July 20

  • Addison Reed is the Mets’ most valuable trade chip

    Newsday "As expected, Addison Reed has emerged as the Mets’ most valuable chip leading up to the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline. According to a source, half a dozen teams have already inquired about the reliever, with the NL Central-leading Brewers among those in the mix. But to move the rest of their..." July 20

  • Curtis Granderson’s ‘made peace’ with potential retirement

    New York Post "Curtis Granderson’s time with the Mets likely will end soon, whether he’s traded, or finishes out the final days of his four-year contract. Granderson has no idea where he will be eight months from now, but the impending free agent is mentally prepared for whatever comes next. He is even..." July 20

  • Tim Tebow relishing every little step toward MLB dream with Mets

    Sporting News "Tim Tebow is one of few professional athletes who can say he hit a walk-off home run and threw a walk-off touchdown pass. Tebow's finest professional moment came with the NFL's Broncos, on a touchdown pass in overtime of the 2011 AFC wild-card game against the Steelers. The latest viral feat..." July 20

  • Asdrubal Cabrera willing to play third base for Mets, sources say

    Newsday "Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera asked for a trade because he did not want to change positions. But a month later, the veteran infielder has signaled a willingness to move around the diamond once more, a concession that could ultimately help the Mets find a suitor for his services. The..." July 20

  • Terry Collins on Yoenis Cespedes’ recent slump: ‘There is a little concern there’

    New York Daily News "It's been a while since Yoenis Cespedes has looked like himself at the plate, and Terry Collins admitted there is some concern about the way the high-priced slugger has performed lately. “Yeah, there is a little concern there, but we also know that when he gets back to what we expect or what..." July 19

  • Mets must focus on 2018 as Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey won’t save season this time

    New York Daily News "It's something pitchers do every day, but as Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard limbered up on the grass of Citi Field just before 4 p.m. on Monday, there was a buzz. Cameramen took positions on the warning track. Terry Collins watched the whole eight-minute throwing session carefully from the..." July 18

  • Yankees Have Inquired With Mets On Duda, Reed

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have reached out to their New York City rivals to express interest in first baseman Lucas Duda and reliever Addison Reed, per Mark Feinsand of (via Twitter). We’ve heard plenty of chatter about this possible connect, particularly with regards to Duda, it’s notable that the..." July 18

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Mets should let a Jacob deGrom trade offer blow them away

    New York Post "You own a house. You love the house. It is the keeper, the one you bought with the plan to raise a family there. But you also paid attention in Economics 101 the day the professor mentioned that when supply is low and demand is high, prices soar. Now, this scenario is playing out in your..." July 17

  • Injured Mets aces Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey begin throwing programs

    New York Daily News "Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey finally began their throwing programs on Monday. Syndergaard, who has been on the disabled list with a torn right lat since May 1 and had not been allowed to do anything more than conditioning drills, said he feels "great." "I'm itching to get back out there...." July 17

  • Cespedes pulled from game after awkward slide in outfield

    ESPN "Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Saturday's 9-3 home win over the Colorado Rockies with a sore hip, and New York manager Terry Collins said afterward that Cespedes is unlikely to play Sunday. Cespedes landed hard on his right knee and dislodged a huge divot in left field while trying to..." July 16

  • Jay Bruce is making it easier and harder for Mets to trade him

    New York Post "During the offseason, the Mets failed to find a taker for Jay Bruce. Now, with his stock seemingly at its highest level yet, the hot-hitting outfielder is only making it harder for the Mets to finally trade him. At the All-Star break, the Mets looked like clear sellers — general manager Sandy..." July 16

  • Are Mets protecting Rosario from their own clubhouse?

    USA Today "Why haven’t the Mets called up Amed Rosario by now? Enough time has passed to warrant a closer look at management’s stonewalling of their best prospect. The boilerplate responses – Rosario isn’t ready, Jose Reyes is on a mini-hot streak – are an insult to the intelligence of any discerning fan...." July 16

  • ‘He’s got all the skills’: Yoenis Cespedes busts out

    New York Post "Four days off did wonders for Yoenis Cespedes. It made him look like, well, himself again. The slugging outfielder, with newfound life in his legs and speed in his bat, had four hits and an outfield assist, as the Mets began the second half of the season by routing the Rockies, 14-2, at Citi..." July 15

  • Mets say they won't trade Jacob deGrom, instantly say they may trade him

    Sporting News "Leave it to the Mets to frustrate every single person that cares about major league baseball. With trade rumors flying around that the Astros are zeroing in on the lofty goal that is Mets ace Jacob deGrom, GM Sandy Alderson was quick to dispel the possibility that Florida native could be on..." July 15

  • Alderson must fix 2 problem areas: The Mets’ future depends on it

    New York Post "Gear up for Groundhog Day, Mets fans. That was the word Friday from Sandy Alderson during a candid press conference at Citi Field before the Mets dismantled the Rockies, 14-2, on a night a hustling Yoenis Cespedes (four hits) broke out of his slump. Other than Jacob deGrom, who improved to..." July 15

  • Bartolo Colon dissed? Vet says ex-Mets mates didn’t recruit him

    New York Post "Any Mets fans upset the team did not make a reunion with Bartolo Colon happen might want to put the blame where it belongs — on the current Mets players, Big Sexy’s former teammates. Last Friday, Colon “stunned” Mets officials and disappointed many fans when he decided to sign a minor league..." July 15

  • Mets' Alderson doesn't foresee September call-up for Tebow

    The Big Lead "Tim Tebow has actually been playing really well in High-A ball for the St. Lucie Mets. Unfortunately, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson doesn’t foresee a September call-up for the 28-year-old. Tebow is currently hitting .327 for St. Lucie in 49 at bats. He has three home runs, an..." July 14

  • Which Astros prospects could Mets demand for Jacob deGrom?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When opportunity knocks, it makes sense to answer. As the second half of the season begins, the Mets will begin a crucial stretch of games that will likely determine how general manager Sandy Alderson acts at the July 31 MLB trade deadline. Barring something drastic, the Mets profile as a..." July 14

  • Crazy stat shows Tim Tebow choosing baseball was the right call

    Sportsnaut "Tim Tebow will never be good enough at baseball to make it in the majors, right? That’s the narrative all the pundits have been throwing around since spring training, and it’s one that has prevailed, even as the former NFL and college football star has helped bring in fans at prodigious numbers..." July 14

  • Astros continue to have interest in Jacob deGrom

    Sportress of Blogitude "With the MLB trade deadline fast approaching, expect rumors and speculation to ramp up significantly. And it looks like arguably the best team in baseball is looking to make a big splash before the July 31 deadline. The Houston Astros (60-29) own the second-best record in baseball and already..." July 12

  • Tim Tebow Is Sadly Underappreciated

    Complex "Tim Tebow is a man of many talents: athlete, broadcaster, author, public speaker, philanthropist, evangelist. All he wants to do is pursue his interests and bring glory to God. Yet, y’all keep hating. In an age where a person can be ostracized for being positive, allow us to enumerate why..." July 12

  • Harper can't stay in NYC for more than 3 days: 'it's pretty crazy and hectic'

    USA Today "Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper appeared to pour cold water on the idea of a future with the New York Yankees, saying he’s not a fan of New York City and that his career-path preference would be similar to the likes of Cal Ripken Jr. with the Orioles and Derek Jeter with the..." July 12

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Noah Syndergaard can return sooner if Mets use him out of the bullpen

    Hardball Talk "Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen thinks the team can get Noah Syndergaard back from the disabled list sooner if they use him out of the bullpen initially, SNY reports. Syndergaard has been on the DL since the start of May due to a partial tear of his right lat muscle. “If we decide we want to go..." July 11

  • Michael Conforto wishes there were more Mets at All-Star Game

    New York Post "For Michael Conforto, one is the loneliest number. It’s also the most apt digit. The outfielder is the Mets’ only player at the All-Star Game at Marlins Park on Tuesday. This is his first Midsummer Classic. And he played in just one game, Sunday in St. Louis, after coming off the disabled list..." July 11

  • Bryce Harper: Phillies fans not as rude as fans of Mets, Braves

    Hardball Talk "Speaking to the media as All-Star Game festivities were under way in Miami, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper dropped a bombshell. Per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, he said that Phillies fans were not as rude as fans of the Mets and Braves. There are several possible explanations..." July 10

  • Mets pitching coach: Harvey's shoulder 'totally atrophied'

    Newsday "Though it might be too little too late, the Mets expect several of their banged-up key players to ramp up their efforts to come off the disabled list. According to pitching coach Dan Warthen, Noah Syndergaard (torn right lat) is set to begin throwing in less than two weeks. Warthen said Matt..." July 10

  • Tim Tebow has an 8-game hitting streak going for St. Lucie

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "An attendance record. A hitting streak. And such as it was, even a winning streak. By any measure, Tim Tebow had a solid week. Tebow’s promotion to the high-A St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League seems to be agreeing with him. The Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback had..." July 10

  • Could Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins both retire from Mets after 2017?

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets could be in for some serious upheaval after the 2017 season. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s contract is up at the end of the season, and in light of the team’s struggles, Mike Puma of the New York Post speculates that he might choose to retire at season’s end — perhaps..." July 10

  • Mets’ strategy is clear: It’s time to rebuild for 2018 and beyond

    New York Post "OTM. Only the Mets. The Mets should wear those initials on their sleeve: OTM. With each new day comes a new sad adventure for Terry Collins’ team. The Mets haven’t won a World Series since ’86. They haven’t made it to the postseason three straight years even in this era of watered-down..." July 09

  • Mets Brandon Nimmo placed on DL with partially collapsed lung

    ESPN "New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo has a partially collapsed lung and has been placed on the 10-day disabled list. The Mets announced the move before Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. All-Star outfielder Michael Conforto was activated from the DL in a corresponding roster..." July 08

  • Jose Reyes mentoring future replacement Amed Rosario

    New York Post "As he battles to maintain a spot in the Mets’ everyday lineup, Jose Reyes is also consorting with his replacement. The phone conversations occur almost daily, and aren’t limited to baseball. Amed Rosario, according to Reyes, has become a friend. “He’s a young kid with a lot of talent,” Reyes..." July 07

  • Oregon Ducks pitcher David Peterson expected to sign with New York Mets before Friday deadline

    The Register Guard "One month ago, Oregon State had little hope Luke Heimlich and Drew Rasmussen would return to pitch next season. With the Major League Baseball amateur draft signing deadline approaching on Friday, it appears the Beavers will get both aces back on the mound. Heimlich and Rasmussen were each..." July 07

  • Mets among teams that have reached out to Colon

    New York Daily News "The Mets have reached out to Bartolo Colon about a possible reunion, but no agreement was expected Thursday. The 44-year-old righthander was released by the Braves last week and the Mets would be able to pick him up and bring him back for a minimum financial commitment. Colon was a fan and..." July 07

  • Breaking down Mets’ demise: Collins not the biggest culprit

    New York Post "In some eyes, in some voices, Terry Collins will never be able to do enough. In some eyes, in some voices, the Mets will never truly be able to reach the next level until Collins is finally replaced as manager by someone younger/stronger/savvier. Here’s the thing: Those voices may not be wrong...." July 07

  • Tim Tebow May Actually Earn His Next Promotion

    The Big Lead "Tim Tebow, who the New York Mets admit is a publicity stunt, has looked an awful lot like a baseball player since being promoted to Single-A St. Lucie. He hit his second home run in nine games last night and collected his seventh RBI with the club. He’s gone 9-for-25 since the unearned promotion..." July 06

  • Yoenis Cespedes’ on-going leg issues continue to be a concern for Mets

    New York Daily News "Yoenis Cespedes was not happy Tuesday morning. The Mets slugger had felt cramping in his right leg as he slid trying to catch a shallow bloop single on the final play of Monday night's game. So, Cespedes was not in the lineup Tuesday because the Mets were concerned about him suffering an injury to..." July 04