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  • MRI of Jed Lowrie's knee negative

    Sporting News "An MRI on the left knee of Mets infielder Jed Lowrie came back negative, The Associated Press reported Friday. Lowrie, 34, a free agent signed in the offseason to a two-year, $20 million contract, has been limited in spring training because of soreness behind his knee, according to..." February 23

  • Tim Tebow movie premieres nationwide on Friday

    Sportsnaut "New York Mets left fielder and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is one busy man. Roughly two years ago, Tebow helped produce a movie called “Run the Race.” The movie will premiere nationwide on Friday. The movie is about two brothers who play high school football and also..." February 22

  • MLB Announces Implementation Of Pitch Clock For Spring Training Games

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has formally announced the implementation of a 20-second pitch clock to be tested during Spring Training games. Jeff Passan of ESPN reportedminutes prior to the announcement that it’d be made today. Per the league’s announcement, there has been no decision..." February 22

  • Sources: No offer yet as Mets' talks with Jacob deGrom go underground

    SNY TV "Jacob deGrom's new representative at CAA, Jeff Berry, was in Mets camp on Thursday, part of the usual rounds that agents make this time of year. Berry dined with a different client, Tim Tebow, on Wednesday, and surely checked in with other players. But with..." February 22

  • MLBPA releases statement supporting New Era workers

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week, Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle and his wife Eireann Dolan brought attention to a labor issue that likely would have flown under the radar. New Era, the official manufacturer of MLB caps, planned to close their factory in Derby New York, eliminating 219 union..." February 22

  • Strike looming for Major League Baseball? It's looking a like real possibility

    USA Today "It was cold and rainy Thursday morning in Phoenix, and the forecast from Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark was just as gloomy. It’s premature to talk about a strike until 2021, certainly no one is walking out of camp right now, and even..." February 22

  • The bullpen spot Mets may not use ‘options’ to fill

    New York Post "The Mets won’t necessarily leave spring training with a second left-hander in their bullpen, but as pitching coach Dave Eiland surveys the rows of lockers inside his clubhouse, something different exists from a year ago: options. In Luis Avilan, Daniel Zamora and Hector..." February 22

  • MLB rumors: Mets’ Noah Syndergaard to Yankees? Why it could happen ... in 2 years

    Newark Star-Ledger "One by one, some of the top young pitchers in the game are signing away potential years in free agency. New York Yankees ace Luis Severino avoided arbitration by agreeing to a four-year, $40 million contract. Philadelphia Phillies ace Aaron Nola avoided..." February 21

  • Jacob deGrom’s agent arrives at Mets camp amid contract drama

    New York Post "Could the Mets be preparing to talk turkey with Jacob deGrom? The pitcher’s lead agent, Jeff Berry, was in town Thursday, according to sources, and planning to meet with deGrom, as the reigning National League Cy Young award winner seeks a long-term contract with the..." February 21

  • Noah Syndergaard unlikely to sign an extension with Mets, willing to test free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "Maybe it’s Manny Machado’s recent $300 million contract. Maybe it’s the talk about fellow New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom setting an Opening Day deadline to sign an extension. Maybe he’s just feeling confident in himself. Regardless, Noah..." February 21

  • New Mets infielder Jed Lowrie to have MRI on knee

    ESPN "Jed Lowrie hasn't played an inning for the New York Mets and he's already banged up. The 34-year-old said Wednesday that he has soreness in the back of his left knee and will undergo an MRI. "It started when I started really ramping things up, started getting..." February 20

  • MLB putting new rules in place to curtail sign stealing, source says

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is putting new rules in place this season to guard against high-tech sign stealing, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming an report. After several incidents of alleged stealing of catchers' signs last season, including during the..." February 20

  • Mets need Amed Rosario to take next step in development

    New York Post "The Mets’ bigwigs spent their Valentine’s Day evening wining and dining Adeiny Hechavarria, and they landed him with the prospect of earning as much as $5 million with the 2019 club. The same bigwigs felt better trading top prospects Justin Dunn and Jarred Kelenic to..." February 20

  • Robinson Cano feels 25 again heading into Mets' spring training "The most pressing question surrounding Robinson Cano, entering his first season with the Mets at age 36, is what kind of player he can be in his late 30s. In his 20s, he was a phenom, batting .308 with a .503 slugging percentage for the Yankees. Since then, he has fallen off only slightly,..." February 17

  • Adeiny Hechavarria agrees to terms with Mets, sources say

    Newsday "The Mets have agreed to terms with infielder Adeiny Hechavarria on a minor-league deal with an invitation to big-league spring training, sources said. If Hechavarria passes his physical scheduled for Monday, he is expected to start working out with the Mets Tuesday. A..." February 17

  • Cano says Mets haven't asked him to play 1st base

    The Score "Robinson Cano told reporters on Sunday that the New York Mets have not yet approached him about playing first base in 2019, according to Anthony DiComo of The Mets added both Cano and Jed Lowrie this winter, which caused some to believe the former would be shifted to first...." February 17

  • Alonso looks to force Mets' hand, crack roster "Across the state resides another top prospect with a strong case to crack the big leagues on Opening Day. As Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s peer, Peter Alonso took notice this week when Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins wouldn't commit to calling up Guerrero -- despite the latter's..." February 16

  • Yoenis Cespedes expects to play for Mets in 2019 season

    Newsday "Almost four months removed from his most recent surgery, Yoenis Cespedes is frustrated and bored, he said, but is feeling good about both the Mets’ chances of competing and his chance of participating this year. Cespedes, speaking publicly for the first time since September,..." February 15

  • Todd Frazier: People could lose jobs due to free agency debacle

    Sportsnaut "New York Mets veteran infielder Todd Frazier can be counted among the MLB players frustrated with the slow free agency period. Per Matt Ehalt of The Record in North Jersey, Frazier said “You see what’s going on, it’s not good for the game. …..." February 14

  • Jacob deGrom doesn’t rule out innings limit without new contract

    New York Post "Jacob deGrom isn’t ruling out putting a restriction on his innings if he enters the season without a new contract. The Mets’ Cy Young winner has put a deadline of Opening Day for discussions over a long-term deal, as he is two years away from free agency...." February 14

  • Mets could soon look to leave St. Lucie for new Spring Training home: Report

    SNY TV "The Mets are "on the verge of blowing up their stadium renovation deal" with St. Lucie and looking for a new Spring Training home, reports Keona Gardner of the TC Palm. According to Gardner, the potential of the Mets looking for a new Spring Training home comes amid the..." February 14

  • Baseball players are not overpaid

    USA Today "I feel like I keep writing about Bryce Harper and Manny Machado in this space, and I apologize for repeating myself so much already. But with the NFL season over, the NBA season in its lull between the trade deadline and the playoff run, the NHL almost entirely..." February 13

  • Jacob deGrom picked the right team and GM to threaten

    New York Post "Now this is a bluff The Post would love to see called. If Jacob deGrom doesn’t get his desired long-term extension by his Opening Day deadline, would he actually take the Nationals Park mound on March 28, clock six shutout innings while throwing 62 pitches and then, when asked..." February 13

  • MLBPA head Tony Clark rips rumored free agent contract specifics, says they come from 'obvious agenda'

    CBS Sports "For the second consecutive offseason, free agency has been incredibly slow and this time around, it feels like far too many contending teams with deep pockets are sitting out. We've started to see some grumbles from players like Jake Arrieta, Justin..." February 12

  • Tim Tebow rejected football offer to pursue Mets dream

    New York Daily News "Tim Tebow pulled a reverse Kyler Murray and shunned a prayer. The AAF’s Orlando Apollos tried to get Tebow back on the gridiron for its debut season, but with Spring Training nearing, the fabled multi-sport athlete rejected the legendary Steve Spurrier’s..." February 12

  • Jacob deGrom makes double-barreled threat over Mets contract talks

    New York Post "Jacob deGrom is putting the Mets on the clock. After a winter of inactivity in long-term contract discussions, the reigning National League Cy Young award winner has informed team officials he will not negotiate a new deal during the season, an industry source told The Post on..." February 12

  • Mets did everything outside the box — will it blow up in their face?

    New York Post "When Brodie Van Wagenen took the path less taken, going from agent to general manager, worries arose about how members of his former and current worlds would enact business with him. Player representatives and front-office executives expressed concerns about how — and even if — they..." February 11

  • Manfred: No DH in the National League until at least 2022

    Hardball Talk "The stuff that came out the other day about the National League possibly adopting the Designated Hitter soon? Forget it: Commissioner Rob Manfred said today that expanding the DH is something that’ll have to wait until the next Collective Bargaining Agreement, which — barring an..." February 08

  • MLB Opposed To Near-Term Adoption Of Universal DH

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said today at the owners’ meetings that the league is not interested in considering certain union-proposed changes in advance of the 2019 season, as Ronald Blum of the AP reports. In particular, Manfred indicated he is not open to the introduction of the..." February 08

  • Mets add Danny Espinosa on minor league deal

    New York Post "Danny Espinosa will be joining the Mets at major league spring training. The 31-year-old veteran infielder signed a minor league contract with the Mets, the team announced on Friday. Espinosa spent his first seven seasons with the Nationals before spending the 2017 season..." February 08

  • Mets Re-Sign Devin Mesoraco

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have announced the re-signing of catcher Devin Mesoraco. He’ll receive a minor-league pact with an invitation to Spring Training. Mesoraco, 30, represents an important addition for the Mets. Wilson Ramos and Travis d’Arnaud presently sit..." February 07

  • The universal DH makes sense, and it's time for the National League to make the switch

    CBS Sports "The Major League Baseball Players Association is reportedly pushing to add a designated hitter to National League rosters as soon as this season, one of several eye-opening changes being batted around by the union, and MLB. Per reports by Jeff Passan of ESPN and Ken..." February 07

  • MLB's free agency freeze is an embarrassment for baseball

    USA Today "The baseball equipment and uniforms have been packed, the trucks are rolling on the highways, and in just a few days, spring training camps open in Florida and Arizona. While local TV crews have breathlessly showed clips and soundbites of team equipment trucks leaving their snowy..." February 06

  • Which MLB teams are actually trying to win in 2019?

    USA Today "Baseball has lurched to the one-week mark until almost every spring training camp opens, and of course you’re well-aware dozens of unsigned players won’t be walking through those doors. But never mind the unknown destinations of Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and a..." February 06

  • Sources: MLB and players discussing rule changes that could alter game

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are discussing potentially drastic changes to the on-field game and economic landscape of the sport in the middle of a..." February 06

  • Why Wilson Ramos is a perfect catcher for Noah Syndergaard

    New York Post "A catcher is vital to a pitching staff, and Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard offered high praise for Wilson Ramos, the free-agent backstop Brodie Van Wagenen signed after being turned down by Yasmani Grandal. “Wilson Ramos behind the plate is a guy who can control the running..." February 06

  • With Mets' extension talks with Jacob deGrom not progressing, could deadline be looming?

    SNY TV "Jacob deGrom has not yet set any deadlines for extension talks with the Mets, and he has not yet threatened to limit the team's usage of him. But with his side disappointed with the lack of progress, it's worth looking at the CAA playbook in dealing with similar..." February 05

  • Mets’ Jacob deGrom contract talks are about to get serious

    New York Post "Jacob deGrom’s representatives conferred with Mets officials at the winter meetings in the second week of December and left believing signing their client long term was a priority for the franchise. Eight weeks later and without any substantive talks since has left the deGrom..." February 05

  • Mets still don't have a timetable for Yoenis Cespedes' return

    SNY TV "The Mets may have a clearer idea for when outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will return from double heel surgery around Opening Day, GM Brodie Van Wagenen said on Monday. Van Wagenen, who had previously said he views Cespedes as "the ultimate trade deadline..." February 05

  • MLBPA not expected to host free agent camp this year

    SNY TV "With less than two weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, dozens and dozens of quality major league free agents remain jobless. But there are no plans for the Players' Association to repeat last year's experiment with a training camp for unsigned..." February 04

  • Mets Sign Arismendy Alcantara To Minors Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a move that slipped through the MLBTR cracks, the Mets have reportedly agreed to a minor league contract with IF/OF Arismendy Alcantara. Alcantara, 27, spent much of 2018 in the Mexican League after being designated for assignment by Cincinnati in late 2017. The versatile..." February 02

  • Padres, Mets Among Teams Interested In Gio Gonzalez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have been connected to a number of high-profile names over the past week — Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto — and’s Jon Morosi now adds that they’re also considering free-agent lefty Gio Gonzalez. The Mets,..." February 01

  • Mets hire Russell Carleton, Andrew Perpetua for analytics department

    Newsday "Brodie Van Wagenen is keeping his promise to invest in and bolster the Mets’ analytics department — understaffed and under-resourced for years — and he’s not done yet. The Mets hired Russell Carleton, a longtime Baseball Prospectus writer, and Andrew Perpetua,..." January 31

  • Eyeing big 2019, Michael Conforto says 2018 was 'bare minimum' of what he can do

    SNY TV "Michael Conforto is expecting a huge 2019 after shaking off the rust in 2018 while getting back to form following shoulder surgery.  After having surgery, Conforto was initially expected to return to the Mets in May of 2018 at the earliest. Instead, he returned on April..." January 30

  • Mets name longtime executive John Ricco as new senior vice president/senior strategy officer

    Newsday "Longtime Mets executive John Ricco has a new role and a new title. The Mets announced Tuesday that Ricco was promoted to senior vice president/senior strategy officer, a newly created position in which he will report directly to chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and be involved in..." January 30

  • Scouts discuss J.D. Davis, who Mets could use as position player/reliever hybrid

    SNY TV "In early January, the Mets traded with the Astros for J.D. Davis, who has the potential to be a very intriguing, possibly impactful player on the team's roster this coming season. "J.D. is a versatile offensive talent," Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said in..." January 29

  • Should an MLB star mimic Anthony Davis and help make trade demands more common in baseball?

    CBS Sports "If you're a New Orleans Pelicans fan today, you're heartbroken. Anthony Davis, the best player in franchise history and one of the best in the NBA, announced (through his agent) that he wants to be traded. By asking for a trade, Davis asserted a level of autonomy that we..." January 29

  • Dillon Gee Announces Retirement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Dillon Gee took to Instagram on Monday evening to announce that after a professional career that spanned more than a decade and included parts of eight MLB seasons and a season in Japan, he is retiring from the game. Gee, who’ll turn 33 in April,..." January 29

  • Conforto’s new mantra for fixing Mets’ biggest problem at plate

    New York Post "Michael Conforto was in a much different world one year ago than today because he was coming back from September 2017 left shoulder surgery. Conforto is honing his skills like never before and with no Bryce Harper or Manny Machado on the Mets’ horizon, it is going to be up to..." January 29

  • Mets Designate Gavin Cecchini, Announce Justin Wilson Signing

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have designated infielder Gavin Cecchini for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to just-signed reliever Justin Wilson, whose previously reported deal is now official. Cecchini, 25, was the 12th overall pick in the 2012 draft...." January 28