Mets Rumors & News

  • Mets pitching coach says it would be 'asinine' to trade Jacob deGrom

    SNY TV "Mets coaches and players alike are making it clear that they believe Jacob deGrom is an irreplaceable asset on the mound and should not be traded. Pitching coach Dave Eiland, who is in his first season with deGrom and the Mets, called the deGrom trade talk..." June 20

  • Mets’ AJ Ramos out for season

    Newsday "AJ Ramos’ season — and perhaps his Mets career — is over. The righthanded reliever will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the Mets announced Tuesday. The timing of the injury is particularly unfortunate for Ramos, who..." June 20

  • Bruce goes on DL with right hip injury "The Mets' outfield depth diminished further on Tuesday, when the team placed Jay Bruce on the disabled list due to continued hip soreness. Bruce has been battling hip, back and foot issues in recent weeks, and he had missed four of the team's last five games. Attempting to..." June 19

  • A trade isn’t the big move Mets should make with Jacob deGrom

    New York Post "Forget about trading Jacob deGrom. If the Mets really want to make a splash, they should extend deGrom as soon as possible and have him for the next five years. That is the move to make to bring stability to this fractured franchise. That is the move for the Wilpons to finally show..." June 19

  • Mets sign second round pick Simeon Woods-Richardson

    SNY TV "The Mets have agreed to a deal with their recent second-round draft pick, RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson, and have assigned him to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Mets.  The deal is worth $1.85 million, Jim Callis of reported last week. The pick was valued at just..." June 18

  • Why Yankees should give up Miguel Andujar for Mets' Jacob deGrom

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jacob deGrom to the Yankees chatter won’t go away. Last week, Jon Heyman of FRS Baseball talked to officials on both sides about the potential of a deal going down before the July 31 trade deadline. The idea of it actually coming to fruition seemed..." June 18

  • Mets need four things to happen if they want J.T. Realmuto

    SNY TV "The Mets are in dire need of a long-term, everyday catcher that can hit, deal with the pressure of New York and handle the team's pitching staff. This is why, if Sandy Alderson intends to change the complexion of the team via trade this summer, I'd like for him to find a way to get..." June 18

  • Report: Mets ready to entertain trade offers for virtually everyone

    The Score "The New York Mets are open for business. With the club nine games under .500 and eight games back of a playoff spot, the front office is reportedly ready to entertain trade offers for almost everyone on the roster, but prefer to keep their top young players who are under..." June 18

  • Yoenis Cespedes takes break from rehab, still has no timetable

    Yardbarker "The New York Mets are still waiting to see when Yoenis Cespedes will return from his hip injury. Cespedes took a break from rehab over the weekend, according to Tim Healey of Newsday, and will resume activities on Monday. Those activities are physical therapy, as the outfielder still..." June 17

  • Mets Sign First-Rounder Jarred Kelenic

    MLB Trade Rumors "June 15: The Mets have formally announced their deal with Kelenic. His bonus comes in shy of that initial report, checking in at $4.5MM, according to Jim Callis of (Twitter link). June 8: The Mets have agreed to terms with their top draft choice, Jarred Kelenic, according..." June 15

  • Report: Yankees won't trade Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar for Mets' Jacob deGrom

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees are on the hunt for another ace to team up with Luis Severino and the rumor mill is heating up that GM Brian Cashman is making a run at Mets righty Jacob deGrom. The rumors also have the Yankees possibly giving up their two rookie stars to get the National League..." June 15

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: Have Mets received calls for Jacob deGrom?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If the Mets pivot to becoming a true seller, tearing down a bad teamand rebuilding for the future, a Jacob deGrom sweepstakes could ensue between now and the July 31 trade deadline. Right now, that doesn't appear in the cards. Yet..." June 15

  • Manfred unhappy video of Collins' argument with umpire leaked

    The Score "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred was one of the few people not entertained by a recently leaked video of former New York Mets manager Terry Collins having an expletive-laden exchange with umpires during the 2016 season. The video showed Collins running out to..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Steven Matz back on schedule after blister burst

    New York Post "Steven Matz isn’t expecting further complications from the blister that moved his start in this series to Saturday. The Mets left-hander originally was scheduled to pitch Thursday against the Diamondbacks, but team officials inserted Jason Vargas into that spot after discovering..." June 15

  • Lefty specialist Jerry Blevins continues to struggle as Mets desperately try to find a solution

    New York Daily News "Jerry Blevins feels fine. He feels confident and strong. The Mets’ lefty specialist said he takes the mound each time feeling like he’s going to get “everybody out when I go out there.” But that just isn’t reality these days. Blevins..." June 15

  • Mets push Steven Matz' start back due to blister

    SNY TV "Mets LHP Steven Matz will be pushed back from Thursday to Saturday due to a blister on his left middle finger, reports Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News.  The Mets announced late Wednesday night that Jason Vargas -- who was supposed to be skipped this..." June 14

  • Mets' offensive futility nearing historic levels

    Sportsnaut "The New York Mets offense is struggling heading into Thursday’s game with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In fact, it’s ineffective at a near historic level. The Mets are 1-8 over their last nine games, having scored only eight combined runs. They haven’t scored in..." June 14

  • Report: Yankees don’t believe Mets will trade Jacob deGrom to them

    Sportsnaut "There has been some suggestions around the MLB water cooler that the New York Mets and New York Yankees could engage in a blockbuster trade that would send ace Mets starter Jacob deGrom to the Yanks. Outside of the obvious issues with the Mets dealing a high-profile player..." June 14

  • Are the New York Mets doomed?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The New York Mets started the 2018 season with an 11-1 record. The Mets looked invincible, until of course, they came back down to reality. Losers of 10 of their last 11 games, the Mets stand at 28-36, and are second-to-last in the National League East. The only..." June 14

  • Mets Claim Chris Beck

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have claimed righty Chris Beck off waivers from the White Sox, per club announcements. The 27-year-old had been designated for assignment by the Chicago organization. Beck came up as a starter but has mostly worked in a relief role in recent years. He has 119 2/3..." June 13

  • Noah Syndergaard’s second opinion confirms strained ligament

    Newsday "Noah Syndergaard’s second opinion Tuesday confirmed the first: He has a strained ligament in his right index finger. Syndergaard will rest until he is symptom-free, then start a throwing program, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday. As is the case with Yoenis Cespedes..." June 13

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Maybe Mets should trade Wheeler instead of deGrom or Syndergaard

    SNY TV "There's been a lot of talk about whether the Mets should trade Noah Syndergaard or Jacob deGrom. However, the better move might be to keep them both and, instead, look to deal Zack Wheeler, who is 2-5 with a 4.98 ERA in 12 starts this season. Tuesday..." June 13

  • Jay Bruce finally loses his cool over brutal slump

    New York Post "Jay Bruce’s frustration is finally boiling over. This isn’t the frustration of somebody who is lost at the plate and must rediscover his swing, but that of a veteran player who believes he is doing everything right, except getting the ball to go where he wants it for the..." June 12

  • Mets released Adrián González because he slumped briefly

    Hardball Talk "SNY’s Andy Martino reports that Mets GM Sandy Alderson said his team released first baseman Adrián González because he slumped over a period of about two weeks. Alderson said, “The last 15 games, his OPS was right about .500, which is not great. Overall, below..." June 12

  • Alderson: 'I take responsibility' for Mets' woes "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson took full responsibility Tuesday for the Mets' two-month slide down the standings, which has seen them fall from the National League's best record to one of its three worst. Addressing a wide range of topics over 37 minutes, Alderson pinned..." June 12

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard getting second opinion on finger

    SNY TV "Mets GM Sandy Alderson said RHP Noah Syndergaard will receive a second opinion on his right index finger Tuesday afternoon.  Alderson made sure to note that nothing else has happened to Syndergaard injury-wise. The Mets just want to be sure they are taking the right..." June 12

  • Mets GM on struggling Reyes: 'He is a viable player for us'

    The Score "Though calls for the New York Mets to part ways with struggling infielder Jose Reyes seem to be growing louder by the day, it still doesn't appear his roster spot is in question. General manager Sandy Alderson made that clear while speaking with reporters on Tuesday, saying that..." June 12

  • Mets expect long recovery for AJ Ramos as reliever weighs shoulder surgery

    New York Daily News "AJ Ramos is not going to be back from the disabled list anytime soon. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that the reliever sought out a second opinion on his shoulder injury and is deciding between surgery or a more conservative treatment.   " June 12

  • Tim Tebow has shown signs he's improving as a baseball player

    USA Today "When the rain let up Sunday as if for Tim Tebow’s own benefit, he walked to the plate and the press box at Arm & Hammer Park came alive. “The sun puts on sunscreen when Tim Tebow walks out,’’ cracked one wise guy. “I’m surprised..." June 12

  • MLB Rumors: Mets Could Command Huge Haul If They Trade Jacob deGrom

    NESN "The New York Mets’ season started so promisingly, but it since has taken a nosedive. Since May began, the Mets have a Major League Baseball-worst 10-25 record and appear destined to miss the postseason for the 10th time in the last 12 seasons. As such, they very well..." June 11

  • Report: Mets discussing retirement with Jose Reyes rather than release

    The Score "When the New York Mets made the late-night announcement Sunday that they had released first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, questions immediately arose about the team's plans for Jose Reyes, who has struggled mightily this season. The Mets are apparently..." June 11

  • Mets release Adrian Gonzalez, call up Dominic Smith

    Newsday "The Mets have had enough of Adrian Gonzalez. In a series of roster moves announced late Sunday night as the team headed to the airport for a 10-game road trip, they released the first baseman, who was batting .237, and called up first baseman Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas...." June 11

  • Yoenis Cespedes reportedly restarting treatment program after suffering setback

    Larry Brown Sports "As if the news could not get any worse for the New York Mets this season, slugger Yoenis Cespedes may not be returning to the lineup any time soon. Anthony DiComo of reported on Sunday that Cespedes, who exited Saturday’s minor-league rehab game with renewed..." June 11

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes has rehab appearance cut short due to tight quad

    ESPN "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left his rehab appearance on Saturday with tightness in his right quad. He is expected to be reevaluated on Sunday. Cespedes was playing for Double-A Binghamton rehabbing a hip injury when he was pulled from the game. " June 10

  • Could the Mets really deal Jacob deGrom to the Yankees?

    ESPN "Jacob deGrom has faced 12 batters with the bases loaded this year, and of those, nine have struck out and zero have gotten hits. There have been times when pitching coach Dave Eiland has visited the mound and deGrom has said flatly that he’ll get out of the jam, his words sounding nothing..." June 10

  • Mets may send down Michael Conforto for minor-league stint

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Conforto could be going from All-Star last season to minor-leaguer this season. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported on Saturday that the New York Mets are considering sending the 25-year-old outfielder down to the minor leagues to work on his swing. Sherman also adds..." June 10

  • Tim Tebow, struggling in the minors, is not ready to give up on his MLB dream

    USA Today "Tim Tebow isn't ready to give up on his dream of making it to the major leagues -- yet. He's batting .245 with four home runs, 21 RBIs and has 71 strikeouts, second-most in the Eastern League, while playing left field for the New York Mets' Class AA..." June 09

  • Tim Tebow not happy about 'Tebowing' being brought into national anthem protests debate

    USA Today "Tim Tebow said he has never knelt during the national anthem and he’s disappointed that his so-called “Tebowing’’ has been misrepresented. “I think that’s sometimes one of the things that’s a little bit sad is sometimes people will just try to..." June 09

  • Injured Cespedes not confident in Mets' chances with recent struggles

    The Score "Yoenis Cespedes is inching toward his long-awaited return to the New York Mets' lineup. For Cespedes, however, it may be too little too late. Out since May 13 with a right hip flexor strain, the outfielder has taken live batting practice and has run the bases this week before..." June 09

  • Mets Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Jarred Kelenic

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have agreed to terms with their top draft choice, Jarred Kelenic, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (Twitter link). He’s expected to receive a bonus of around $5MM, per Fan Rag’s Robert Murray (via Twitter). That number leaves the Mets with some leftovers to..." June 09

  • Mets lose Noah Syndergaard for the Subway Series

    New York Post "The Yankees won’t be getting a taste of Noah Syndergaard, after all. The Mets right-hander was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday due to swelling in a finger on his pitching hand, the team revealed Friday. Seth Lugo will start in his place for the finale of the Subway..." June 08

  • Mets place Jeurys Familia on 10-day disabled list entering Subway Series

    New York Daily News "Another one. The Mets placed closer Jeurys Familia on the 10-day disabled list with a sore right shoulder, retroactive to June 7, the team announced Friday. They play the Yankees Friday night at Citi Field in the opening game of the Subway Series, trying to end a six-game..." June 08

  • Aaron Laffey, Mets minor leaguer, immediately retires after giving up 14 runs in start

    New York Daily News "This is no Laff-ing matter. Mets minor league pitcher Aaron Laffey permanently quit baseball on Wednesday after giving up 14 runs to the New Orleans Baby Cakes, the Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate. Following the Las Vegas 51s’ 16-4 loss, Laffey announced his career..." June 08

  • Report: Mets Willing to Listen to Offers for deGrom and Syndergaard

    12 Up "Honestly, is there another franchise more confusing than the New York Mets?  Early rumblings around the MLB today revolved around their ​refusal to trade Jacob deGrom this season, but clearly that only lasted for a few hours. According to The New York..." June 07

  • What Mets and Yankees would have to swallow for Syndergaard or deGrom deal

    New York Post "Brian Cashman wanted to trade Robinson Cano in his 2013 walk year. The same with David Robertson the following season. Not until 2016 did his bosses fully buy what the Yankees GM was selling — that modern rosters must be young, deep, versatile and financially flexible, and that..." June 07

  • Sandy Alderson deal runs through 2019 as job standing remains solid

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Mets gave GM Sandy Alderson an extension in late 2017 with his contract about to expire without revealing how long his new contract lasted. But FRS Sports learned that Alderson’s deal was a multi-year arrangement – for two years that keeps..." June 07

  • Mets have no excuse to pass on Manny Machado

    SNY TV "The potential marriage between Manny Machado and the Yankees has been a topic in baseball at least since last winter, when the Yanks made several quiet inquiries about trading for the all-world shortstop. He has also been linked to the Cubs, Dodgers and others. But ask..." June 07

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