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  • Mets place Tim Tebow on 7-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Tim Tebow was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a right hand injury, the Mets’ Double-A affiliate announced Saturday. The outfielder was forced to make an early exit from Thursday’s minor league game and underwent some preliminary tests on Friday, but he’s still expected..." July 22

  • Mets place Noah Syndergaard on the disabled list with hand, foot and mouth disease

    New York Daily News "There is no such thing as rock bottom for the Mets. Noah Syndergaard will go on the 10-day disabled list with hand, foot and mouth disease, John Ricco announced Sunday before the start of the final game of the Subway Series. The disease is actually a viral infection characterized by..." July 22

  • Indians, Brewers, Phillies Interested In Asdrubal Cabrera

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mets pending free-agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera is enjoying one of his best seasons, and contending teams have taken notice. The Indians, Brewers and Phillies are among the clubs with interest in Cabrera, Buster Olney of ESPN tweets. The switch-hitting Cabrera has already been a..." July 22

  • Mariners interested in Asdrubal Cabrera

    Hardball Talk "Matt Ehalt of The Record reports that the Mariners may have some interest in acquiring second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera from the Mets. The club hasn’t confirmed anything of the kind, naturally, but the prevailing thought is that they’ll need some insurance at second base if they..." July 22

  • A's land Familia from Mets for two prospects

    MLB.com "The A's have acquired reliever Jeurys Familia from the Mets for two prospects and international slot money. Will Toffey, a 23-year-old third baseman and Oakland's 17th-ranked prospect, is one of the players going to the Mets, according to MLB.com's Anthony Dicomo. The New..." July 21

  • Mets' Cabrera drawing interest from Brewers, D-Backs

    The Score "The New York Mets appear close to trading closer Jeurys Familia to the Oakland Athletics, and the wheeling and dealing may not end there. Another Mets player reportedly drawing interest on the trade front is infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, with MLB.com's Mark Feinsand naming the..." July 21

  • Mets' Tebow to visit specialist for injured hand

    New York Post "What else could go wrong? Tim Tebow left Thursday’s Mets Double-A contest with reported discomfort in his right hand/wrist. Tebow singled and scored the game-winning run for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in their 3-2 win over the Trenton Thunder. The dual-athlete went..." July 21

  • Mets' Callaway unaware of Cespedes' surgery comments

    MLB.com "A day after Yoenis Cespedes returned to the Mets following a nine-and-a-half-week absence, homered, then revealed that he is battling heel issues that may require major surgery to fix, Cespedes was out of the Mets' lineup Saturday against the Yankees. Manager Mickey Callaway, who said he..." July 21

  • Mets doing background work on Blue Jays exec Cherington

    Sportsnet "The New York Mets are looking at Toronto Blue Jays vice-president of baseball operations Ben Cherington as a possible GM candidate, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Cherington is the former GM of the Boston Red Sox and guided the team to a World Series championship in 2013. He..." July 21

  • Yoenis Cespedes injury horror show somehow just got worse

    New York Post "With the clock inching toward midnight Friday night, Yoenis Cespedes dropped a double-scary health bombshell. The often-injured Cespedes said he needs to have surgery on both heels and he is not sure he can make it through the season. Not one heel. Both heels. At this point..." July 21

  • Sources: A’s in the hunt for Mets reliever Jeurys Familia

    San Francisco Chronicle "Looking to build up their bullpen for a stretch run, the A’s are among the teams hoping to land Mets reliever Jeurys Familia, multiple sources told The Chronicle. Familia, 28, has a 2.88 ERA and 17 saves, but the A’s are interested in acquiring the right-hander to share..." July 20

  • Mets are exchanging names with teams for a Jeurys Familia trade

    Hardball Talk "Andy Martino of SNY TV reports that the Mets “have gotten to the point of exchanging names with teams” in trade talks for closer Jeurys Familia. He says that nothing is imminent, but that we should expect a Familia trade “well before the deadline.” " July 20

  • On how Jacob deGrom's 'pay me or trade me' request went down

    SNY TV "Jacob deGrom's agent fired a shot at the Mets during the All-Star break, basically telling them to trade him now or sign him to a long-term extension. And the whole thing was carefully orchestrated by Team deGrom, SNY's Andy Martino explained Wednesday on SNY's Shea..." July 20

  • Minority owners said ready to sell 10 percent stake in NY Mets

    New York Post "The Mets may soon find out if they are losers off the field as well. At least three minority owners are set to sell a combined stake of roughly 10 percent in the MLB franchise, according to a report. The stakes, held by cable TV providers Comcast and Charter Communications,..." July 20

  • Yoenis Cespedes Likely To Return Friday

    MLB Trade Rumors "After a two-month layoff, Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is poised to return from the disabled list Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. With the Mets set to play a three-game series at Yankee Stadium, Cespedes will likely slot in at DH over the weekend, per..." July 20

  • Mets unlikely to trade deGrom, Syndergaard

    Yardbarker "While the Mets have received substantial interest in both Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, a trade of either still seems unlikely to happen, per James Wagner of the New York Times (all links to Twitter). The Mets are seeking elite prospects and/or young MLB-ready..." July 19

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes plays 1B during rehab game

    ESPN "Yoenis Cespedes played first base for the first time in his career Wednesday in a rehab game for the New York Mets' Rookie League club. Cespedes played all nine innings and went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer. The 32-year-old outfielder has been out since May 15 with hip..." July 18

  • Why Yankees match up best with Mets for Jacob deGrom

    Newark Star-Ledger "From the best of the best to the worst of the worst. That's life in a nutshell for Mets ace Jacob deGrom. After pitching one inning in the 2018 MLB All-Star Game (and giving up a solo home run to Angels outfielder Mike Trout), deGrom returns to the..." July 18

  • Cabrera expects to be ready to play for Mets after All-Star break

    SNY TV "Despite leaving Sunday's game and undergoing X-rays on his right hand, Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera expects to be healthy once the All-Star break ends. Cabrera left Sunday's game after the seventh inning after he attempted to barehand a wild Anthony Swarzak..." July 16

  • Jacob deGrom’s agent goes off on Mets: Pay him or trade him

    New York Post "Maybe the Mets will be forced to put Jacob deGrom on the trade block after all. The agent for the team’s ace seemed to be expressing frustration with the lack of progress in an extension for the dominant right-hander on Monday, shortly after it was announced Max Scherzer will..." July 16

  • Bobby Bonilla Praises Agent for Legendary Contract

    TMZ "Here's Bobby Bonilla ... with a big ol' smile on his face -- because he just got his annual $1 MILLION check from the NY Mets! You've probably heard of "Bobby Bonilla Day" -- every July 1, Bobby gets $1.19 million stemming from a contract he signed back..." July 16

  • Report: Phillies, Giants interested in Jeurys Familia

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Phillies and Giants are among the teams interested in Mets closer Jeurys Familia. Olney adds that the Phillies may prefer to wait to see what happens on the Manny Machado and Zach Britton fronts before moving on to..." July 16

  • Andres Gimenez, Mets' top prospect, continues to improve as he prepares for inevitable promotion

    New York Daily News "Andres Gimenez had goals coming into this season. The Mets’ top prospect wanted to try and make the most of his speed. He looked to hit more line drives into the gap and run hard to get the extra base. He wanted to try and become more of a threat on the base paths. And, he..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby

    Covers.com "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Mets manager Mickey Callaway almost certain to return next year

    SNY TV "At the All-Star break of a lost season for the Mets, uncertainty about the future is everywhere. But at least one big question appears settled: Mickey Callaway is almost certain to return as manager next season, according to major league sources. Mets officials are well aware that..." July 15

  • Tim Tebow confirms he's dating model and former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

    USA Today "Few athletes have drawn as much attention as Tim Tebow in the past dozen years, be it his historic career at Florida, his up-and-down NFL career — Tebow Time was "a thing" — or his new adventures in professional baseball.   The attention..." July 15

  • Yoenis Cespedes' return to Mets lineup could come next week vs. Yankees as DH

    New York Daily News "A return for Yoenis Cespedes is on the horizon, and it could come as soon as next weekend against none other than the Yankees. With the Subway Series taking place next weekend at Yankee Stadium, Mickey Callaway said Saturday that Cespedes could be an option as the designated hitter in..." July 14

  • D-backs, Reds, Yankees Have Varying Levels Of Interest In Zack Wheeler

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees’ interest in Wheeler, at this point, is considered to be “mild,” Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports in a deeper look at the right-hander’s market. Scouts from at least eight teams watched Wheeler’s most recent start, and of that..." July 13

  • Jacob deGrom not calling out Mets teammates for lack of run support

    Newsday "Mets players and manager Mickey Callaway are painfully aware of the team’s lack of production for Jacob deGrom. DeGrom threw 113 pitches in eight shutout innings Wednesday night against the Phillies at Citi Field, allowing five hits and a walk, striking out seven — and..." July 13

  • Report: Mets considering demoting Dominic Smith

    SNY TV "Having gone 4-41 in his last 16 games, the Mets are considering sending 1B Dominic Smith to Triple-A, according to Matt Ehalt of Northjersey.com. Smith has only started 15 of the team's last 29 games. Smith had waited a few months for a chance to impress Mickey..." July 13

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Jason Vargas’ return to the Mets’ rotation coming into focus

    New York Post "Jason Vargas’ return to the Mets’ rotation won’t come until after the All-Star break. The veteran lefty, who is rehabbing from a strained calf, is scheduled to pitch a second rehab game for Single-A Brooklyn on Saturday to build up his pitch count. In his last start,..." July 12

  • Yankees “Recently Inquired” Into Mets’ Starter Zack Wheeler

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though Yankees fans might prefer a different target from the Mets’ rotation, the Bronx Bombers have “recently inquired” into the availability of right-hander Zack Wheeler, according to Marc Carig of The Athletic (via Twitter). While Carig cautions that the contact may..." July 12

  • Tim Tebow committed to making majors — no matter what it takes

    New York Post "Tim Tebow has the majors as his long-term goal. But he doesn’t want to openly discuss it. He doesn’t want to shortchange the process. He doesn’t want to look beyond the present. So the former NFL player and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner does what’s needed. He..." July 12

  • Is this what the Mets' starting rotation could look like in 2020?

    SNY TV "As trade season heats up, it's hard to say what the Mets rotation will look like at the end of the season. But never one to back to back down from a challenge, let's take a look at what it will look like…in 2020. The Ace With the Mets floundering for the..." July 12

  • Mets Select Matt den Dekker

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have selected the contract of outfielder Matt den Dekker, per a club announcement. The club also recalled righty Jacob Rhame while optioning outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski and righty Drew Gagnon. It’s a homecoming for den Dekker, who’ll soon turn 31 years of age. A..." July 11

  • Mets Release Marcos Molina

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have released right-hander Marcos Molina in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster for the previously announced selection of outfielder Matt den Dekker, tweets Tim Britton of The Athletic. He’d recently been placed on the disabled list in Double-A, which prevents the Mets from..." July 11

  • Mets' Cespedes working out at 1st base, is 'open' to position change

    New York Post "Yoenis Cespedes has been part of the problem for the Mets this year, mainly by being injured and unavailable again. Of all things, he may have proposed a way to be part of a solution moving forward — for his own health and the structure of the team. According to a..." July 11

  • Noah Syndergaard to start Friday

    Hardball Talk "Mets starter Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to return to the Mets’ rotation Friday against the Nationals. All that he has to do between now and then is get through a bullpen session tomorrow. Which, normally, would not be a big deal but the last time he was a bullpen session away..." July 10

  • Mets reportedly seeing 'serious interest' in Zack Wheeler

    SNY TV "As they prepare to sell in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the Mets are "drawing serious interest" in Zack Wheeler, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The Mets have been pushing Wheeler and Steven Matz to interested teams, with them..." July 10

  • Why this is wrong time for Mets to trade Noah Syndergaard

    New York Post "If you’ve borne witness to the Mets lately, you’ve probably come away screaming. If you’re composed enough to scream something coherent, it’s probably this: “Sell! Sell! Sell!” Allow The Post to tweak that ever so..." July 10

  • Mets Place Todd Frazier On DL Amid Series Of Roster Moves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets announced a series of roster moves today, most notably placing third baseman Todd Frazier on the disabled list due to a left rib cage strain. Additionally, the Mets recalled left-hander P.J. Conlon and right-hander Ty Kelly from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned righty Chris Flexen to..." July 09

  • Bautista not ready to hang up his cleats

    MLB.com "When it comes to his future as a big league player, Jose Bautista prefers not to speculate. There are simply too many factors to consider. The 37-year-old Mets outfielder is in the final phase of a career that saw him suit up for the Orioles, Devil Rays, Royals and Pirates before he..." July 09

  • Mets' Syndergaard strikes out seven in first rehab start

    SNY TV "Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard struck out seven batters in five innings in his first rehab start with Short-Season Brooklyn on Sunday as he looks to return from a strained finger. Pitching for the first time since May 25, Syndergaard allowed one run, two hits, one walk and two..." July 09

  • Mickey Callaway sums up Mets’ misfortunes with poignant quote

    Sportsnaut "The 2018 season has been frustrating for the New York Mets. They haven’t won a series since sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game series from May-18-20. Following Sunday’s loss, manager Mickey Callaway summed that up with one brilliant quote. Well, the Mets..." July 08

  • John Ricco On Mets’ Deadline, Future Plans

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets figure to be one of the busiest sellers in the league in the leadup to (and possibly after) the trade deadline, though assistant general manager John Ricco doesn’t believe his team is embarking on a long-term rebuilding effort.  “I don’t think we’re looking..." July 07

  • MLB Reinstates Jenrry Mejia For 2019 Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia will be reinstated for the 2019 season. He had previously been banned following a third positive PED test. Mejia, who is now 28 years of age, last pitched in the majors in 2015. He has been on the..." July 06

  • Mets players trying to stay focused as trades likely to come

    Newsday "Upheaval is coming to the Mets’ clubhouse, and they know it. The Mets’ on-field performance has left the club’s GM triumvirate — John Ricco, J.P. Ricciardi and Omar Minaya in place of general manager Sandy Alderson, who took a leave of absence because of his..." July 06

  • Wilmer Flores shows love for Mets as trade possibility hovers

    New York Post "Wilmer Flores cried when he thought the Mets had traded him to the Brewers. Nearly three years later, his sentiment about possibly leaving the only organization for which he has played hasn’t changed. “I don’t want to go anywhere,” Flores said before..." July 05