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  • Mets announcer Howie Rose rips Blue Jays for eliminating radio broadcasts

    Larry Brown Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays are being sharply criticized by one MLB broadcaster for the decision the team made about its radio broadcasts for 2021. The Blue Jays announced Friday that they will not create a specialized radio broadcast of the team’s games this season. Instead, a..." February 27

  • 10 pitchers poised for bounceback seasons "Last year’s sprint wasn’t kind to anyone who got off-kilter with the start-and-stop offseason, or busted slowly out of the gates when play began. It wasn't kind to evaluators, either, who are trying to piece together a myriad of narratives, injury returns and small sample sizes..." February 26

  • Pete Alonso explains why he deactivated his social media accounts

    Larry Brown Sports "Pete Alonso became an instant fan favorite during his incredible rookie season two years ago, but New York Mets and MLB fans cannot follow the slugger on social media at the moment. That’s because Alonso has deactivated all of his accounts. Alonso has not been active on Twitter..." February 26

  • MLB, MLBPA announce weekly COVID results "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the second set of COVID-19 testing results conducted under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan. All Major League active roster players, non-roster invitees, and Tiers 1 and..." February 26

  • 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents Who Can Make an Impact in 2021

    Bleacher Report "With spring training underway, some notable free agents are still searching for a team to call home in 2021. While many of the market's remaining players are aging veterans likely headed for retirement and roster fillers unlikely to secure an MLB deal, a few impact..." February 26

  • Marla Miller retiring as MLB's head of special events after 21-year run "Major League Baseball announced today that its longtime Senior Vice President of Special Events, Marla Miller, has begun the transition to the group’s new leadership. For the last 21 years, Miller has orchestrated the planning and logistics of many of MLB’s most well-known and..." February 26

  • Francisco Lindor rocks Mets jacket made famous by Eddie Murphy in 'Coming to America'

    USA Today "Francisco Lindor showed up to spring training on Thursday morning wearing the same New York Mets jacket – complete with all the pins – that Eddie Murphy made famous in the 1988 movie "Coming to America." Acquired by the Mets in a January trade, Lindor is one..." February 25

  • Cubs' Kris Bryant Got 'Welcome to the Mets' Text amid Offseason Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Kris Bryant received a false alarm this offseason.  The Chicago Cubs third baseman told reporters on Thursday that he received a "Welcome to the Mets" text, though after checking with Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer, he learned that..." February 25

  • Who is the MLB logo? "It's one of the mysteries of the ages, right up there with "Are we alone in the universe?" and "Who exactly bought all those Nickelback records?" -- just who is the inspiration behind the MLB logo? In the NBA, it's basically a known secret that..." February 25

  • Mets, Caleb Joseph Agree To Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have agreed to a deal with free-agent catcher Caleb Joseph,’s Jon Morosi reports (via Twitter). It’s a split contract, per Morosi, which would register as a bit of a surprise given that such a deal would place him on the 40-man roster (albeit with separate..." February 25

  • Ken Griffey Jr. wants to help diversify Major League Baseball, get the sport 'back where it belongs'

    USA Today "Ken Griffey Jr. sits in front of his office computer at his Florida home, his fingers racing across the keyboard, searching to ensure his memory is as pristine as his baseball swing. There it is, he found it: April 13, 1989. His major-league debut in the Seattle Mariners’..." February 25

  • MLB spring training: Four young players, including Gavin Lux and Jo Adell, with something to prove in 2021

    CBS Sports "One of the most pressing questions about Major League Baseball's upcoming season is how young players will develop after last year's unusual and potentially disruptive campaign. The lack of a minor-league season because of COVID-19 concerns left prospects in an awkward position: most..." February 25

  • Mets' Michael Conforto and Scott Boras are on the same page in contract talks

    CBS Sports "New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto spoke with the media earlier this week and a hot topic of conversation was a potential contract extension. On Wednesday's "Nothing Personal with David Samson," the host pointed out that a lot of what Conforto said sounded like it was..." February 24

  • Every MLB Team's Offseason Report Card Ahead of Spring Training

    Bleacher Report "Baseball is nigh upon us. Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training last week, and teams began their first workouts this week. The 2021 season is in full swing. Some notable free agents—such as Jake Odorizzi and Jackie Bradley Jr.—remain unsigned...." February 24

  • Braves Claim Guillermo Heredia

    Talking Chop "The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday afternoon that the Braves claimed 30 year old outfielder Guillermo Heredia off waivers from the New York Mets. This transaction continues a string of moves in recent days to bolster a bench that was considered to be a weak..." February 24

  • These 10 sluggers could rebound in big way "The 2020 season came and went in the blink of an eye, and some of the game's brightest stars were left with less-than-stellar numbers, because the pandemic-shortened campaign didn’t provide much of an opportunity for players to bounce back from early slumps. But 2021 is a..." February 23

  • Taijuan Walker won't take No. 00 from Mr. Met "Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker joined the Mets this offseason on a two-year deal. He'll slot nicely into the rotation that already packs the star-power of Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco, Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman. But there was one question regarding Walker that..." February 23

  • Francisco Lindor excited for Mets; no contract talks yet "It's only Spring Training, but Francisco Lindor finally got to step onto a baseball field as a Met on Monday. "Today was the first day we took the field as a team, and it was fun," Lindor said in a news conference from the team's Spring Training facility in..." February 22

  • Mets' Jeff McNeil wants to reach another level offensively in 2021: 'I hate those ups and downs'

    SNY TV "Jeff McNeil isn't sure what his position will be in 2021 (it's likely to be second base). But wherever he is on the field, the Mets' star is looking to be more consistent with the bat. McNeil has been one of the better offensive performers in baseball since..." February 22

  • Yoenis Cespedes holding showcase for MLB clubs on March 2

    The Score "Yoenis Cespedes isn't ready to call it quits. The free-agent outfielder will hold a showcase for MLB teams on March 2 with the intent of playing in 2021, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The 35-year-old opted out of the 2020 season after a brief..." February 22

  • Mets Designate Guillermo Heredia For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have designated outfielder Guillermo Heredia for assignment.  The move was made to create a 40-man roster spot for Kevin Pillar, whose contract with the team is now official. " February 21

  • Dodgers' Trevor Bauer chirps on Twitter with another Mets pitcher, Marcus Stroman

    USA Today "Another day, another Twitter beef between Trevor Bauer and a starting pitcher for the New York Mets.  On the heels of his Friday night roast-a-thon with Noah Syndergaard, Bauer this time engaged Marcus Stroman on the social media platform that both players are..." February 21

  • MLB power rankings: 2021 outlook for every team entering spring training

    Sportsnaut "MLB power rankings: The 2020 MLB season is almost here. It’s been a slow offseason, with free agency slowed down significantly, leaving marquee talents available for the taking. With spring training right around the corner, it’s time to dive into our MLB power rankings for..." February 21

  • Each MLB team's most intriguing player this spring "With the necessary caveat that the numbers mean absolutely nothing, Spring Training is nevertheless a fascinating time for player evaluation. My friend Will Leitch recently wrote about one guy from every team who brings excitement to camp. But here we’re going to look at 30..." February 21

  • Important MLB spring training dates to know

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball spring training camps are officially underway across Florida and Arizona. MLB was unable to convince the MLBPA to agree to a delayed 154-game season and an expanded postseason, so spring training and the regular season will begin as scheduled. Assuming the pandemic..." February 21

  • Ranking MLB's 10 Best Shortstops

    Bleacher Report "As teams across Major League Baseball gear up for the 2021 season, our efforts to rank the top players at every position are ongoing. With first basemen, third basemen and second basemen all checked off, we're going to conclude our tour around the infield..." February 21

  • 2021 Arbitration Hearing Results & Post-Deadline Agreements

    MLB Trade Rumors "January 15 was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to officially submit salary figures for the 2021, and by the time the day was done, only 13 players didn’t reach agreement on a contract.  The majority of teams now adhere to the “file or trial”..." February 21

  • How Francisco Lindor's defense could transform Mets "Whether the Mets can sign Francisco Lindor to an extension this spring will be among the top baseball storylines to follow as Opening Day draws near. New York acquired the All-Star shortstop from Cleveland in January, along with starter Carlos Carrasco. Lindor, 27, can become a free..." February 20

  • What we’ve learned or had confirmed in the first week of MLB camp

    Masn "We’re entering the fourth day of workouts for Orioles pitchers and catchers, along with a handful of position players who reported early. What stands out for me as I sit in front of my laptop and attend the daily Zooms? No matter how much I crank up the heat in my..." February 20

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. and Baseball's Top 25 Clutch Hitters

    Bleacher Report "The task is simple: Name the 25 best clutch hitters in baseball. However, there has never been a go-to way to quantify "clutch," so in order to put together this list, a number of different statistics were taken into consideration. After some digging and debating,..." February 20

  • MLB offseason grades: Yankees lack urgency; Mets, Dodgers, Padres get high marks; Cubs, Red Sox underwhelm

    CBS Sports "We are a little over a month away from Opening Day 2021. This offseason, we've seen nearly all of our top 60 free agents sign deals and there were even a few major trades that went down. So while we continue to wait for meaningful baseball games to return, let's..." February 20

  • Noah Syndergaard feuds with Trevor Bauer over botched free-agent announcement

    The Score "There's a new feud brewing in Major League Baseball between New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard and new Los Angeles Dodgers hurler Trevor Bauer. It all started Friday evening when Syndergaard took a thinly veiled shot at Bauer using two..." February 19

  • 10 most interesting non-roster invites

    The Score "Baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Thursday, with position players set to arrive in the next few days. There will be some familiar faces showing up in different uniforms this year, with a number of them having to earn employment on..." February 19

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci cautiously optimistic about return of fans for 2021 MLB season

    ESPN "Dr. Anthony Fauci is cautiously optimistic about the prospect of fans returning to the stands for the 2021 MLB season, telling ESPN's Buster Olney there's a "pretty good chance" of it happening if the rate of COVID-19 infections continues to drop. "We could..." February 19

  • Mets' Talks with Cubs About Kris Bryant 'Do Not Appear to Be Ongoing'

    Bleacher Report "The New York Mets' trade talks with the Chicago Cubs about third baseman Kris Bryant reportedly didn't advance "past [the] first inning."  SNY's Andy Martino reported Friday the discussions aren't currently active but..." February 19

  • MLB sees 13 positive COVID-19 tests during initial spring training intake

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players' Association announced Friday the results of the first round of COVID-19 testing results at spring training, which found 13 positive cases among 4,336 tests (0.3 per cent). The tests were conducted by an independent lab in Utah as part of..." February 19

  • Jacob DeGrom wants to win 3rd Cy Young, spend whole career with Mets

    The Score "New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom isn't satisfied with the two NL Cy Young trophies on his mantel. The ace told reporters Friday that while winning a championship is a major priority, it's not the only thing on his mind entering the 2021 season. "I..." February 19

  • Why these five MLB stars will bounce back in 2021

    CBS Sports "Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training and the long journey that is the 2021 MLB season has begun. The ongoing pandemic means it will be challenging, but MLB and the MLBPA believe they're up to the task of playing a full season, so let's hope they can do that without..." February 19

  • Mets Sign Taijuan Walker

    Mets Merized Online "According to Andy Martino of SNY, the Mets have signed free agent starter Taijuan Walker. Our own Michael Mayer tweeted earlier this week that the Mets had been in contact with Walker’s camp. Walker, 28, is one of the top starting pitchers on the free agent..." February 19

  • Always a longshot, Mets chances of signing Jackie Bradley Jr. almost nonexistent

    SNY TV "In their search for outfield help, the Mets engaged Jackie Bradley Jr.’s agent, Scott Boras, but the sides never got close to an agreement. Or even close to close. Now, with the team’s outfield full, the likelihood that the Mets sign Bradley is lower than ever --..." February 18

  • 'When I saw myself like that, I cracked up': How MLB Minis became a big hit with players

    ESPN ""Me next! Me next!" Hayden Parker could hardly believe it. On his screen was an Instagram direct message from one of his favorite Major League Baseball players, Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito. Giolito had seen Parker's work -- a series of..." February 18

  • Mets' Marcus Stroman amped, ready to return to mound: 'My body is elite'

    The Score "New York Mets right-hander Marcus Stroman is confident that he won't have any rust as he takes the mound this spring. "My body is elite," Stroman said Thursday, according to Justin Toscano of The 29-year-old opted out of the..." February 18

  • Mets' Tim Tebow retires from professional baseball

    The Score "Former NFL quarterback and current New York Mets farmhand Tim Tebow is done with professional baseball, the team announced Wednesday.    " February 17

  • Mets have serious interest in free agent pitcher Taijuan Walker

    SNY TV "On Tuesday, SNY reported that the Mets were circling back on free agent pitchers with whom they had previously had limited dialogue.  Now they've identified Taijuan Walker as the pitcher in whom they have serious interest, according to league sources. The sides do..." February 17

  • Five Free Agent Starters Mets Could Still Target

    Mets Merized Online "Pitching depth, both in the rotation and bullpen, has been one of the main points of emphasis for the New York Mets this offseason. Last week, acting general manager Zack Scott told reporters during his first virtual press conference that he “definitely subscribes to the..." February 17

  • The 10 Best Current MLB Players Who Were Traded Before the Big Leagues

    Bleacher Report "There is always risk involved when it comes to trading prospects. Some of the most lopsided trades in MLB history have seen teams ship out future Hall of Famers before they made their big league debuts in exchange for established veteran talent, only to watch those young..." February 17

  • Mets coach Ryan Ellis quietly fired years after three women accused him of sexual harassment

    New York Post "The Mets’ sexual harassment issues appear to be getting worse. The Athletic reported on Wednesday that three women who either worked or had worked for the Mets reported disturbing exchanges between themselves and hitting performance coordinator Ryan Ellis in the summer..." February 17

  • Three Teams Who Could Sign Jake Odorizzi

    Baseball Essential "  Jake Odorizzi is coming off a brutal 2020 run with the Minnesota Twins. He was limited to four starts due to numerous injuries and posted a 6.59 ERA across those outings. At the same time, he’s a year removed from posting a 3.51 ERA and 178 strikeouts across 30..." February 17

  • Why more than half of MLB teams could be positioned to spend big next offseason

    CBS Sports "Due to circumstances we don't really need to discuss, an awful lot of Major League Baseball teams have been pinching pennies this offseason. It was to be expected, of course, but the circumstances should get a lot closer to "normal" by the end of the 2021 season (fingers..." February 17

  • Predicting next offseason's top 10 MLB free agents: Shortstops lead list; Noah Syndergaard is best starter

    CBS Sports "Spring training is nearly upon us, meaning the majority of baseball content produced across the world wide web concerns either last offseason or the upcoming season. Sometimes, it's good to have a foot on each side of the preview/review fence. With that in mind, today we're looking..." February 16