Mets Rumors & News

  • Mickey Callaway checking in on veteran slugger for Mets

    New York Post "Mike Napoli has almost always left a positive impression as a leader wherever he has been, so it probably is no surprise that new Mets manager Mickey Callaway has been in contact with the veteran slugger to at least get a feel for his interest in New York. Napoli was part of the 2016 AL..." December 12

  • Noah Syndergaard announces he’s ‘single’ again

    New York Post "Noah Syndergaard’s future may not include a certain blond bombshell. On Monday, the Mets ace took to Twitter to seemingly update his relationship status. “Baseball is my significant other. #focus #LGM,” Syndergaard tweeted, alongside a screenshot of a status dropdown box with “single”..." December 12

  • Mets already missed their shot to get rid of Matt Harvey

    New York Post "The Mets’ best opportunity to sell low on Matt Harvey came on Dec. 1, when they could have washed their hands of him and bid him farewell for the low, low cost of zero dollars. They passed, tendering him a contract and thereby committing more than $5 million from their incredibly shrinking..." December 12

  • Report: Mets expect to acquire a reliever during Winter Meetings

    SNY TV "The Mets expect to leave the Winter Meetings with a new reliever, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag, who notes that Bryan Shaw -- who is reportedly seeking at least a three-year deal and who the Mets have reportedly made an offer to -- remains high on their list of targets. However, the Mets prefer..." December 11

  • Mets, Rockies, Mariners, Jays Showing Interest In Jay Bruce

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays are also interested in Bruce, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets. Of course, the Jays nearly traded for Bruce when he was a member of the Reds in February 2016, and they went on to show interest in him again last offseason. While the Mariners are reportedly in on Bruce, Greg Johns of..." December 11

  • Mets reportedly interested in Ryan Goins as second base option

    SNY TV "The Mets have interest in signing free agent INF Ryan Goins, who was recently non-tendered by the Blue Jays, reports Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Sherman suggests that if signed, Goins could potentially form one side of a second base platoon with either Wilmer Flores or T.J. Rivera (who is..." December 11

  • Rangers have some interest in Mets SP Matt Harvey

    Fanrag Sports "The Texas Rangers could have some interest in New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, sources have indicated to FanRag Sports. Infielder Jurickson Profar is one name popping up in possible connection to the Mets, and would make sense for New York, though no straight-up deal has been discussed between..." December 11

  • Mets shopping Matt Harvey, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Dark Knight failed to rise in 2017 and if he does again, it could be with another team. The Mets have made it known to other teams that they are shopping Matt Harvey, according to Kristie Ackert from the Daily News. The hope for the right-hander was that he would return to his 2015 form,..." December 11

  • Sandy Alderson confirms Mets fans’ worst fears

    New York Post "This was a bad weekend for Mets fans. First, the Yankees reminded everyone they were the Yankees by landing Giancarlo Stanton. And then, if there were any doubt that the Mets are still the Mets, Sandy Alderson corroborated that at the outset of the Winter Meetings by giving a lay of the land..." December 11

  • Michael Conforto unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

    Hardball Talk "On Sunday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he doesn’t believe outfielder Michael Conforto will be ready for Opening Day, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports. Conforto, 24, missed the last six weeks of the 2017 season with a left shoulder injury. He underwent surgery in early September to repair a tear..." December 10

  • Mets prioritize trading for second baseman, obtaining relief help

    Newsday "The crosstown Yankees turned the baseball world upside down Saturday with their pursuit of slugger Giancarlo Stanton. The Mets — again working with a limited payroll — enter this week’s winter meetings with more modest goals. Bolstering the bullpen remains a top priority, sources told Newsday,..." December 10

  • Mets to check in with Marlins about Starlin Castro

    New York Daily News "Don’t pack your bags just yet, Starlin! Starlin Castro may be one of the big pieces going to the Miami Marlins in the Yankees’ impending deal for Giancarlo Stanton, but the second baseman may not need to change addresses just yet. A Mets team source confirmed to the News on Saturday that..." December 09

  • Mets could explore deal for Pirates' Harrison

    sny.tv "The Mets may explore a possible trade with the Pirates to acquire IF/OF Josh Harrison, reports Marc Carig of Newsday. The Mets could utilize the winter meetings to discuss the trade, according to Carig. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Friday that Harrison could be available, and that..." December 09

  • Is there a trade to be had between the Mets and Cubs?

    SNY TV "I have not heard any definitive trade rumors connecting the Mets and Cubs. But, I feel like there's the potential for a match between these two teams... According to local reports, the Cubs are aiming to acquire one ace and one back-of-the-rotation starting pitcher this winter, be it both by..." December 07

  • Mets interested in a reunion with Jay Bruce, source says

    Newsday "Baseball’s free-agent market has moved more slowly than the LIE at rush hour. But the Mets have been keeping tabs on Jay Bruce, a familiar face who would fill the need for a power bat capable of playing rightfield and first base. According to a source, the sides have expressed mutual interest..." November 30

  • Top offseason trade candidates not named Giancarlo Stanton

    CBS Sports "Barring any surprises -- I think we'd all welcome some surprise hot stove activity -- the two biggest stories of the 2017-18 MLB offseason will be the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes and the Giancarlo Stanton trade market. Ohtani is expected to be posted in the coming days and the 21-day negotiating..." November 28

  • Decision coming on Matt Harvey as non-tender deadline looms on Friday

    SNY TV "Friday, Dec. 1 is the deadline for teams to offer contracts for 2018 to their arbitration-eligible and pre-arbitration players. Any player who is not tendered a contract will become a free agent. Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Wilmer Flores, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler, Noah..." November 27

  • Mets reportedly considering Adam Lind after GM Sandy Alderson says Dominic Smith would have to win first base job

    New York Daily News "Mets infield prospect Dominic Smith didn’t get a ringing endorsement from Sandy Alderson at the recently concluded Major League Baseball general manager meetings in Orlando, when Alderson said the 22-year-old Compton, Calif. product struggled with weight issues and “didn’t win” the first base job..." November 27

  • Noah Syndergaard mocks Donald Trump with funny tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "Noah Syndergaard sent a funny tweet on Friday night that mocked something similar sent by President Donald Trump earlier in the day. Earlier on Friday, Trump sent a tweet trying to explain how he declined Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” honor — something Time disputed. Trump’s formula..." November 25

  • Mets still interested in bringing back Neil Walker

    New York Post "Neil Walker was traded from the Mets for a chance to play meaningful games over the final two months of last season, but now team officials are wondering if he might consider a reunion. The free-agent infielder remains high on the Mets’ list of possibilities to fill their opening at second..." November 25

  • Mets sign Zach Borenstein for outfield depth as Yoenis Cespedes' health improves

    New York Daily News "The Mets need an outfielder and Wednesday they signed one to add some depth to their organization — even if not to their major league roster. With Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto ending their 2017 season in the disabled list, the Mets need another reliable bat in case Conforto, who had..." November 23

  • Mets trying to pluck the workhorse behind Indians dominant bullpen

    New York Post "In a quiet holiday week, the Mets are getting a better idea about the free-agent bullpen landscape. One proven reliever is imperative to augment Jeurys Familia, AJ Ramos and Jerry Blevins in the late innings next season. Ideally, general manager Sandy Alderson — who has spoken about his desire..." November 23

  • Marlins owners seek $250M in additional investment

    Fanrag Sports "The Miami Marlins’ new ownership group, led by iconic Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Florida businessman Bruce Sherman, within two months of closing on the $1.2 billion deal to buy the team, has launched a campaign to add significant dollars to its coffers. An email, with the title “Project..." November 22

  • MLB Sets Record For Revenues In 2017, Increasing More Than $500 Million Since 2015

    Forbes.com "Major League Baseball continues to hit home runs on the business side. According to sources at the league, 2017 marks the 15th consecutive year MLB has seen record gross revenues, surpassing the $10 billion mark for the first time. By comparison, the league saw revenues approaching $9.5 billion at..." November 22

  • Are the Mets better off trading Matt Harvey, signing Lance Lynn?

    SNY TV "To be successful again, Matt Harvey must shed his past, move on from the Dark Knight persona and adjust to being the best pitcher he's currently capable of being, Mets manager Mickey Callaway told SNY during an interview on Mets Hot Stove earlier this month. "I think that's the key, to make..." November 22

  • MLB wants 20-second pitch clock as pace-of-play initiative in 2018

    ESPN "The serious negotiations over Major League Baseball's pace-of-play initiatives haven't really started yet and probably won't for weeks to come. Once MLB and the Players Association dig into their talks, there will be haggling over the particulars of some ideas, like restrictions on the number of..." November 21

  • Mets engage in preliminary trade talks with Tigers regarding Ian Kinsler

    New York Daily News "The Mets have talked to the Tigers about second baseman Ian Kinsler, an industry source confirmed. The talks were described as “preliminary” and doing their “due diligence,” the source said, confirming a report by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. The Tigers have also had talks with the Angels about..." November 21

  • BBWAA announces 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

    Sporting News "The Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Monday announced the 33 candidates for the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. The ballot lists 14 returning players who received at least five percent of the overall vote in 2017. Among those players, Trevor Hoffman (74.0 percent) and Vladimir Guerrero..." November 20

  • Deadline To Set 40-Man Rosters For Rule 5 Draft Is Tonight

    MLB Trade Rumors "The deadline for Major League teams to set their 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 Draft is tonight at 8pm ET. As such, baseball fans should expect to see a flurry of activity over the next 11 hours. There will be likely be players designated for assignment, outrighted and claimed..." November 20

  • Mets sign Matt Purke to minors deal

    Hardball Talk "The Mets signed left-hander Matt Purke to a minor league deal, the team announced Friday. Purke will also receive an invitation to spring training, where he could presumably beef up the club’s left-handed relief options alongside Jerry Blevins and Josh Smoker. Purke has not appeared in the..." November 17

  • Mets open to trading away some of their starting pitching depth

    New York Post "As much as the Mets are wary of trading from their potential starting pitching depth, general manager Sandy Alderson is open to the proposition. In an attempt to acquire position players, the Mets will listen if teams ask about the likes of Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and Rafael Montero. “We..." November 16

  • Report: MLBPA challenging NPB posting system, delaying Shohei Ohtani’s move to MLB

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball had a “tentative agreement” in place to allow the Nippon Ham Fighters to post Shohei Ohtani — a lauded pitcher and hitter — for $20 million. However, the players’ union is challenging the system, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports, which will..." November 16

  • Mets leaning towards having Asdrubal Cabrera as starting third baseman in 2018

    Hardball Talk "Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets are leaning towards having Asdrubal Cabrera open the 2018 season as the starting third baseman. Nothing is official yet. The Mets picked up Cabrera’s 2018 option earlier this month at $8.25 million. He finished the 2017 season batting..." November 16

  • Mets get some great news on Michael Conforto

    New York Post "Michael Conforto has received excellent medical updates from his surgeons and should be swinging a bat by late January, according to his representatives. Conforto, who had left shoulder surgery in September, is working out regularly and should be a full-go for spring training, at which point it..." November 16

  • Mets’ Carlos Santana interest exposes Dominic Smith concern

    New York Post "Carlos Santana fits the mold of “difference-maker” the Mets desire, and team officials are willing to at least explore the possibility of adding the switch-hitting slugger to a lineup that could use another proven bat. An industry source confirmed Tuesday that the Mets have expressed interest..." November 15

  • After disastrous season, Mets rethinking the way they'll use their pitching staff

    CBS Sports "In more ways than one, the 2017 season was a total disaster for the New York Mets. They went 70-92 and missed the postseason, and their vaunted pitching staff basically disintegrated. The Mets ranked 28th among the 30 teams with a 5.01 ERA, and their starters ranked 27th with a 5.14 ERA...." November 15

  • New MLB-NPB Posting Agreement Still Weeks Away

    MLB Trade Rumors "The hope is that Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball will finalize a new posting system at some point in early December, MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem tells reporters including Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Until that comes to pass, Japanese..." November 15

  • MLB wants to get a pitch clock in place for the 2018 season

    Hardball Talk "As several games dragged on well past the three and four hour mark this postseason, fans active online increasingly chattered about the need for a pitch clock, rules limiting mound visits or some other means of moving things along. Today at the owners meetings down in Florida, MLB’s Chief Legal..." November 15

  • Mets are taking the steps towards planning a future without David Wright as their Opening Day third baseman

    New York Daily News "The Mets are assuming David Wright will not be their Opening Day third baseman. That may be a no-brainer for most fans since Wright has not played a game since May 2016, but it’s been a tricky situation for the front office. The face of the franchise has gone through three major surgeries and..." November 15

  • Mets to consider pursuing Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani

    SNY TV "The Mets are considering pursuing Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani after his Japanese team posts him on the MLB market, according to Newsday's Marc Carig and David Lennon. SNY contributor Andy Martino later confirmed the Newsday report. Ohtani, 23, hit .332 with a .403 OBP, 8 home runs,..." November 15

  • GM Sandy Alderson plans to beef up Mets’ bullpen

    Newsday "General manager Sandy Alderson on Monday laid out a rough plan to return the Mets to contention despite a payroll that is expected to fall from $155 million. “As usual, we’ll try to be creative,” Alderson said on the first day of the general managers’ meetings. “At the same time, we definitely..." November 14

  • Mets finally starting to address that nasty injury problem

    New York Post "The Mets are adding depth to their medical department. After a season in which the team was decimated by injuries, particularly to the starting rotation, general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that two new people will be added to the medical staff — plus a trainer to replace recently fired..." November 14

  • Mets plan to change how pitchers are used in 2018, sources say

    Newsday "The Mets intend to rethink the way they use a pitching staff that disintegrated during a 92-loss season, sources have told Newsday. It’s a philosophical shift that will shape their decisions as general manager Sandy Alderson begins a critical offseason reboot. With the exception of Noah..." November 14

  • Jacob deGrom: “Shorter hair will speed up my delivery”

    New York Daily News "Hair come the Mets. Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom trimmed his long locks in the off-season, but unlike Samson, he expects to be stronger now. “I did some research and I found that shorter hair actually will speed up my delivery and add two more miles to my fastball,” said deGrom, whose..." November 12

  • With limited budget, Mets finding a way to stay healthy may be best way to improve their team

    New York Daily News "If it felt like your team was the most injured in baseball the last few years, Mets fans, well, you are wrong. Over the last eight seasons, the Dodgers, Padres, Rangers, Red Sox and A’s all had more games missed by injured players than the Mets, according to the website mangameslost.com. But if..." November 09

  • What Mets' Amed Rosario thinks about Jose Reyes hitting free agency

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets' former star shortstop and the Mets' future star shortstop became so inseparable this season that from a distance, it became tough to tell which one was which. Their haircuts, or what you could see of them underneath a hat, were the same. They sported similar facial hair and were..." November 09

  • MLB sees increase in sponsor spending while NFL is trending negative

    Awful Announcing "Coming off a successful postseason, Major League Baseball got some more good news. According to a new report, MLB saw a record in corporate sponsorship spending of $892 million, a jump of almost 8%. It comes after the 2016 World Series, which was the most-watched Fall Classic in 12 years, while..." November 08

  • Dee Gordon splash? Solid Royals starter? Sizing up Mets’ free agency

    New York Post "Unlike last November, when their focus was clearly on one player, the Mets enter free agency with surveillance in several directions. Given his team’s holes in the infield, outfield, starting rotation and bullpen, general manager Sandy Alderson will need to be prudent in dividing his available..." November 07

  • Yankees, Mets battling for Mike Moustakas?

    Newark Star-Ledger "A game of musical third basemen could play out in New York this winter. With the Mets (David Wright, Asdrubal Cabrera) and Yankees (Chase Headley) both entering the offseason without the future at third base entrenched at the hot corner, expect to see both teams linked to similar..." November 06

  • Mets to hire Gary DiSarcina as bench coach

    New York Daily News "Gary DiSarcina will be the Mets’ new bench coach, sources confirmed Sunday. The former big leaguer was most recently the bench coach for John Farrell in Boston. DiSarcina also has minor-league managerial experience. He managed Boston's low-A team in 2007-09 and its Triple-A team in 2013. He has..." November 06