Mets Rumors & News

  • Mets to interview Alex Cora

    Hardball Talk "Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets are interviewing Astros coach Alex Cora wither today or tomorrow. Cora, of course, is in New York as the Astros face the Yankees in the ALCS. He played for the Mets in 2009 and 2010. Cora is in demand, as Ken Rosenthal reports that he is the..." October 16

  • Ausmus out as Mets manager search continues

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Mets‘ managerial search continues this week with new sense of clarity as some names have dropped out of the derby while others have already been interviewed or are scheduled to do so. Former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has taken his name out of the running for the Mets gig,..." October 16

  • Major League Baseball should amend replay review for on/off base disputes

    Hardball Talk "The Cubs won Thursday’s NLDS Game 5 by a 9-8 score over the Nationals and were aided in part by replay review in the eighth inning, helping Wade Davis escape a jam. The Nationals had scored a run on a Michael Taylor RBI single, cutting their deficit to one run. Lobaton kept the rally going with a..." October 13

  • MLB Sets 2017-18 Qualifying Offer At $17.4MM

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has set the qualifying offer for the upcoming offseason at $17.4MM, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes reports (Twitter link). With the news, teams can now make full assessments of whether to issue qualifying offers to pending free agents. Offers are due five days after the World Series..." October 13

  • New York Mets will buy Syracuse Chiefs, bring its Triple-A team to Syracuse

    Syracuse.com "The New York Mets have reached an agreement to buy the Syracuse Chiefs and make the International League baseball team its top minor league affiliate, according to two sources briefed about the deal. Under terms of the agreement, the Mets will acquire ownership of the Triple-A Chiefs from the..." October 10

  • Brad Ausmus on Mets radar to replace Collins

    Fanrag Sports "Brad Ausmus, who was let go by the Detroit Tigers following their last-place finish, is on the radar of the New York Mets and is in fact said to be a candidate to replace Terry Collins. The Mets have reached out to Ausmus and they’ve had one conversation to date. Ausmus, the erudite Dartmouth..." October 09

  • Mets hire Tony DeFrancesco as Triple-A manager

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Mets have hired Tony DeFrancesco as the new manager of their Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, sources tell FanRag Sports. DeFrancesco has spent the past three seasons as manager of the Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. DeFrancesco was named Baseball..." October 06

  • Carlos Beltran thinks Mets should look into hiring Alex Cora as manager

    sny.tv "Alex Cora would be a great choice to manage the Mets, former Mets outfielder and current Astros DH Carlos Beltran said Tuesday, according to the NY Post. Cora, 44, is among several candidates reportedly being considered by Sandy Alderson, who said Tuesday that he hopes to begin conducting..." October 06

  • Bobby Valentine: Mets should hire one of these two guys

    New York Post "Bobby Valentine has rooting interest as the Mets search for their next manager. As someone who managed two of the potential candidates for the job, Robin Ventura and Joe McEwing, the former Mets manager would love to see a “special” individual in his old seat. “There’s a few hundred guys..." October 06

  • Mets' David Wright: Has back surgery Thursday

    CBS Sports "Wright (shoulder) underwent successful back surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday. Wright officially underwent a laminotomy procedure, which should be able to alleviate some pressure in his back. This comes in addition to rotator cuff surgery that the 34-year-old received a month ago, after..." October 05

  • Sandy Alderson, expected to sign 2-year deal, now faces his biggest challenge with Mets

    New York Daily News "Sandy Alderson wants the challenge. The Mets general manager said rebuilding this team after it bottomed out is something he wants to do and feels a responsibility to do. So Sunday, after starting with the cosmetic change of having Terry Collins step down as manager, Alderson said he appreciates..." October 05

  • Carlos Beltran thinks Mets should consider Alex Cora for managerial opening

    Larry Brown Sports "Carlos Beltran has his opinion as to who his former club should hire as their next manager. The Houston Astros veteran slugger told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post on Wednesday that the New York Mets should look into ex-player and current Astros bench coach Alex Cora for their managerial..." October 05

  • The first 2 manager candidates Mets likely want to meet

    New York Post "No longer a hostage to the 2017 season, Mets officials Monday began an offseason that features a lengthier “to do” list than normal. And near the top of that list is finding a new manager, following Terry Collins’ resignation Sunday after seven seasons. Indications are general manager Sandy..." October 03

  • Mets change course, fire trainer who’s hated by fans

    New York Post "Mets fans will get their wish. The team announced Tuesday that head trainer Ray Ramirez will not return to the team after spending 12 seasons in the position. The rest of the training staff will remain intact. The news comes as a surprise after general manager Sandy Alderson and the rest of..." October 03

  • Terry Collins named Special Assistant to GM Sandy Alderson

    sny.tv "Terry Collins, who resigned as Mets manager after the final game of the season on Sunday in Philadelphia, has accepted the position of Special Assistant to GM Sandy Alderson, the team announced on Tuesday. Collins' tenure as manager had been expected to end after the season, according to..." October 03

  • Draft: First-Round Order For 2018

    Real GM Baseball "The regular season is over, so the order of the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft has been solidified. 1. Detroit Tigers 2. San Francisco Giants 3. Philadelphia Phillies 4. Chicago White Sox 5. Cincinnati Reds 6. New York Mets 7. San Diego Padres 8...." October 02

  • Keith Hernandez joins Fox studio team for MLB playoffs

    New York Daily News "He's going to witness real October baseball in 2017. Keith Hernandez will be doing studio work for Fox during the MLB playoffs, according to a source. The former Mets first baseman and member of the 1986 World Series team is replacing Pete Rose, who Fox fired in August after over reports of..." October 02

  • Mets GM Sandy Alderson threatens to fire those who made anonymous allegations about Terry Collins

    New York Daily News "Meet the Mess. Three days after the Mets’ 2017 season dissolved in an embarrassing mess of anonymous allegations against manager Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson stepped forward to try to take responsibility for the disastrous ending. “I am the leader of this group, I feel responsible for every..." October 01

  • Mets could offer Jacob deGrom long-term deal

    Larry Brown Sports "On the heels of a disappointing season, the New York Mets may be looking to lock down one of their few standout players. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag, the Mets will likely explore the possibility of a contract extension with pitcher Jacob deGrom. The right-hander has three years of..." September 30

  • Robin Ventura and Kevin Long are early favorites for Mets’ managerial position

    Hardball Talk "Mets’ manager Terry Collins hasn’t been ousted from his position just yet, but there’s plenty of reason to think the club will be courting other candidates when his contract expires this offseason. Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the search for a replacement is expected to last into..." September 30

  • David Wright says it's 'cowardly' for teammates to rip manager anonymously

    North Jersey "David Wright won't stand for the "cowardly" action of his teammates who ripped Terry Collins anonymously in an article published by Newsday. "That's a real cowardly thing to do," Wright told The Record in a telephone interview. "I've been around Terry for seven years. A lot of these guys have..." September 30

  • Harvey relieved 'this nightmare of a season is over for me'

    North Jersey "Matt Harvey's forgettable 2017 season has him in the Mets' record books for all the wrong reasons. Harvey (5-7) finished this year with a 6.70 ERA, the highest ERA by any Mets pitcher with at least 70 innings pitched according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The righty's season ended with a dud..." September 30

  • Reyes wants to finish career with Mets, but team could make changes

    North Jersey "The fans chanted Jose Reyes' name in the late innings Wednesday, acknowledging the beloved infielder in what may have been his last home game. Reyes' contract expires at the end of the season, and it's uncertain whether the Mets will bring back one of their best players in franchise..." September 29

  • Mets-Phillies will play in next year’s Little League Classic

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced today that the Little League Classic will be played again next season, this time with the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies facing off on August 19 at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game will be broadcast by ESPN for Sunday Night..." September 29

  • MLB names World Series MVP Award in Honor of Willie Mays

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball just announced that it has renamed the World Series Most Valuable Player Award in honor of Willie Mays. Beginning with the 2017 World Series, the MVP of the Fall Classic will now be recognized as the “Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player.” The announcement comes..." September 29

  • Mets giving Jacob deGrom long-term contract?

    Newark Star-Ledger "As the Mets go into a winter full of question marks, at least one player stands out as a sure thing heading into 2018: Jacob deGrom. The Mets ace--or co-ace alongside a healthy Noah Syndergaard--is one of baseball's best starters. On the back of a stellar 2017--31 starts, 3.53 ERA, 201.1 IP,..." September 29

  • Mets’ Owner Reportedly Halted Terry Collins’ Dismissal In Previous Years

    MLB Trade Rumors "9:29pm: Puma and colleague Joel Sherman add more context to the story, reporting that Collins was on the brink of being fired last season when Fred Wilpon intervened. The Mets went on to rally and make a Wild Card appearance, which helped Collins’ cause. Alderson & Co. were also debating a..." September 29

  • 'Concussion' doctor Bennet Omalu says MLB's seven-day DL is 'a joke'

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres have had a rough season when it comes to catcher concussions. Backup Hector Sanchez missed a week in April after taking a ball off the mask. Meanwhile, starter Austin Hedges missed closer to two weeks due to his own concussion -- one that required vision training before he..." September 28

  • Joe McEwing a Mets managerial candidate

    New York Post "Add “Super Joe” to the Mets’ list of potential managerial candidates. Joe McEwing, a popular player with the Mets in the early 2000s, is among the possibilities to replace Terry Collins in the dugout next season, according to an industry source. Collins is expected to be told as soon as Monday..." September 28

  • The time two umpires almost got blackmailed over a hookup with strippers

    Hardball Talk "I didn’t put “must-click link” in the headline because there wasn’t room, but I kinda doubt I need to tell you that you need to click on this link, which takes you to a wonderful story by William Ryczek over at The National Pastime Museum. The short version: in 1960 two big league umpires, Ed..." September 27

  • Terry Collins says he has no retirement plans, prefers to stay with the Mets

    North Jersey "Mets manager Terry Collins isn't ready to hang up his spikes. With his contract set to expire, Collins told The Record he will remain in baseball in 2018, and has not considered retirement. Collins would prefer to remain with the Mets. Both Collins and Mets general manager Sandy Alderson..." September 27

  • Mets expected to let Pitching Coach Dan Warthen go

    New York Post "In addition to searching for a manager to replace Terry Collins for next season, the Mets likely will be in the market for a new pitching coach. According to multiple industry sources, the team is preparing to inform pitching coach Dan Warthen he won’t be retained for 2018, following a season..." September 27

  • The Mets will tender Matt Harvey a contract

    Fanrag Sports "If there was any doubt, the New York Mets will indeed tender Matt Harvey a contract for next season, people familiar with the situation say. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson suggested as much, recently telling the New York Post that it was “highly unlikely” that they’d just let him go,..." September 26

  • Mets Won't Renew Terry Collins' Contract, Robin Ventura Among Options

    Bleacher Report "Mike Puma of the New York Post reported Tuesday that the New York Mets will not renew the contract of manager Terry Collins for the 2018 season. Puma added that the Mets are considering several options for their next manager, including Robin Ventura, Alex Cora, Kevin Long, Bob Geren and Chip..." September 26

  • Why the Mets will need more than just a healthy core to contend in 2018

    CBS Sports "After back-to-back trips to the postseason in 2015 and 2016, the New York Mets will be heading home following the final game of the 2017 regular season this Sunday. The Mets were eliminated from postseason contention earlier this month. What went wrong for the Mets this season? Injuries, more..." September 26

  • Major League Baseball wants you to look at a screen while you’re at the ballpark

    Hardball Talk "During the debate last week involving expanded netting at major league ballparks, the familiar refrain from the anti-netting crowd rung out: “hey, netting wouldn’t be necessary if you simply paid attention!” These folks get particularly upset at the idea of people looking at their phones or..." September 25

  • Sandy Alderson expects Matt Harvey to be back with Mets in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets are still hoping to find something left in Matt Harvey’s once-vaunted right arm. As Harvey finishes off another poor, injury-plagued campaign, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that the team intends to tender him a contract and he expects the right-hander to stay..." September 22

  • Noah Syndergaard to pitch 1 inning Saturday

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Mets have scheduled right-handed starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard to throw one inning of work against the arch rival Washington Nationals on Saturday, according to the National League East ball club. With “Thor” slated to toss just one inning, fellow right-hander Matt Harvey will..." September 22

  • Mets expect Terry Collins to retire at end of 2017 season

    New York Daily News "Terry Collins and the Mets return to Citi Field Friday night to begin the final homestand of the 2017 season with an uncertain future. After seven seasons at the helm, the Mets manager’s contract expires after this season and there have been no talks to extend his tenure. Team sources said..." September 22

  • Report: Alderson Expected To Return To Mets, But Collins’ May Retire

    CBS New York "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is reportedly expected to return next season. As for manager Terry Collins’ future? That remains murky. Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reported Thursday that multiple sources told her Alderson, 69, whose contract expires after this season, will be back..." September 21

  • Major League Baseball claims it will “redouble its efforts” on expanded netting

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, during the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, a young girl was injured after a foul ball flew off the bat of Todd Frazier and into the stands along the third base line where she was sitting. In some parks that ball would be stopped because of netting down the..." September 21

  • Yoenis Cespedes plans to run more, lift less this offseason

    Hardball Talk "Yoenis Cespedes plans to be in The Best Shape of His Life next season. He didn’t really say that, but this article in the New York Post features Cespedes doing more or less what those Best Shape of His Life stories are aimed at doing: changing perceptions and/or trying to take the heat off of a..." September 21

  • Sandy Alderson Suggests Mets Will Likely Retain Matt Harvey For 2018

    MLB Trade Rumors "Despite the increasingly worrying health issues and pitching struggles of former Mets ace Matt Harvey, the club isn’t ready to give up on his talent. As GM Sandy Alderson tells Mike Puma of the New York Post, “it’s high unlikely that we’re not going to bring [Harvey] back next year.” Harvey is..." September 21

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • Noah Syndergaard may not start for Mets again this season

    New York Post "As time runs out on this dismal Mets season, Noah Syndergaard wouldn’t mind bringing a ray of sunshine to the organization. And that entails pitching for the team again this year, preferably with two appearances over the final week of the regular season. The right-hander is again on the..." September 19

  • Matt Harvey says he was ‘terrible all the way around’

    Newsday "There was a time when Matt Harvey might have gotten away with hanging a slider. Even against the most dangerous of hitters, raw stuff buys this kind of leeway. These times, however, are not about the beauty that arises from the blend of an electric arm and an outsized ego. These are times of..." September 19

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • NL MVP: Sorting out the crowded field won't be easy

    Sporting News "If you happen to run into a baseball writer who has a 2017 NL MVP vote, give that person a hug. They’ll need it. Trying to sort out this year’s crowded NL MVP race is a nearly impossible task. As many as six players have had seasons worthy of first-place votes, which means you’re going to see..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

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