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  • Van Wagenen on Mets: 'We would argue that we're the favorites in the division right now'

    SNY TV "Right after saying the Mets aren't done with their offseason additions, GM Brodie Van Wagenen said something a bit more attention-grabbing. "Internally, we can argue that we're the favorites in the division right now," Van Wagenen told SNY's..." December 18

  • The Mets' plans for Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki after signing Wilson Ramos

    SNY TV "After the Mets agreed to a deal with catcher Wilson Ramos and took themselves out of the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes, the Mets plan to stick with Travis d'Arnaud and explore a trade of Kevin Plawecki, a source told's Andy..." December 17

  • Mets sign Rajai Davis to minor league contract

    Yahoo! Sports "The Mets announced on Monday that outfielder Rajai Davis has been signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Davis, 38, spent last season with the Indians, hitting a paltry .224/.278/.281 with a lone home run, six RBI, and 21 stolen bases in 216 plate..." December 17

  • Jeurys Familia ready to pitch any inning Mets ask him to

    Newsday "Jeurys Familia didn’t like leaving the Mets when they traded him to Oakland last summer. So his No. 1 goal this offseason was to come back, even if it meant as a setup man and not a closer. Familia, who signed a three-year, $30-million free agent deal to return to the Mets, said..." December 17

  • It seems like Noah Syndergaard doesn't want to be traded: 'My Team, Our Colors, New York's Future'

    SNY TV "Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard has seen his name come up in trade rumors all offseason, recently tweeting at MLB Network that he doesn't believe them. On Saturday, Syndergaard updated his Twitter bio, adding a line that said "SNY is trying to trade..." December 17

  • Report: Mets refused straight trade of Syndergaard for Realmuto

    The Score "The New York Mets had a chance to land catcher J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlinsbut the price was too high. New York opted not to complete a one-for-one trade exchanging pitcher Noah Syndergaard for Realmuto, a source told Andy Martino of..." December 17

  • New Mets catcher Wilson Ramos survived a terrifying kidnapping in Venezuela in 2011

    New York Daily News "Seven years after surviving a terrifying kidnapping in his home country, it’s clear very little that happens on a baseball field can faze new Mets catcher Wilson Ramos. In November of 2011, a few months after the end of his rookie season in the major leagues, four armed men..." December 17

  • Mets land Wilson Ramos and give up J.T. Realmuto chase

    New York Post "The Mets have found their catcher, and it didn’t cost them Noah Syndergaard. The Mets agreed to a deal with free-agent catcher Wilson Ramos on Sunday, The Post’s Ken Davidoff confirmed. The deal, pending a physical, will be for $19 million over two years with a team option..." December 16

  • Mets are in limbo as they wait out J.T. Realmuto drama

    New York Post "The market will eventually heat up and player movement will accelerate, but as Day 3 of the winter meetings concluded, the Mets, like many other teams, remained in a deep freeze. And the source of that inactivity might have been none other than the catcher on whom their sights were..." December 13

  • Sources: Jeurys Familia agrees to return to Mets "Raised from his teenage years in the Mets organization, Jeurys Familia has long professed his love for the city and the team. He now has plenty of time to grow reacquainted. To fortify their bullpen, the Mets reacquired one of their own late Wednesday night, signing Familia to a..." December 13

  • Report: Yankees could have traded Gary Sanchez to Mets

    Yardbarker "Rumors about a discussed three-team trade between the Mets, Marlins, and Yankees set the baseball world abuzz on Monday, though most recent reports have cast those talks as much more speculative in nature. If Mets fans were stunned at the idea of Noah Syndergaard potentially..." December 12

  • Mets not making progress on Realmuto talks, met with Adam Jones

    Amazin' Avenue "The Mets continue to explore all options to improve their team as the Winter Meetings continues through its third day. While not much has actually materialized thus far, it doesn’t appear to be for a lack of effort on Brodie Van Wagenen’s part to get something..." December 12

  • Wait, why are there Noah Syndergaard trade rumors anyway?

    SB Nation "The New York Mets are going for it. It seems weird to give a team a biscuit for trying, but in 2018, it’s something to applaud, especially when its a team that didn’t contend the previous season. The Mets have already traded for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz,..." December 12

  • If Robinson Cano wants to loaf it to first base, Mickey Callaway is fine with that

    New York Daily News "Mets manager Mickey Callaway is fine with Robinson Cano jogging to first base every once in a while. As long as he can stay on the field. It may be a controversial opinion, but Callaway was steadfast in his belief that he is not worried about Cano, who has been criticized for loafing..." December 12

  • Mets switch to direct-trade route in chase of J.T. Realmuto

    New York Post "The theme of these winter meetings for the Mets has become their determination to find a deal that will pry J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins to fill their catching need. Realmuto is clearly the best available catcher this offseason, and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen (the..." December 12

  • Mets, White Sox Interested In Yasmani Grandal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets are focused on acquiring catcher J.T. Realmuto, but they seem to have a fallback plan behind the plate if those talks collapse. Free agent Yasmani Grandal has emerged as a “strong possibility” for the Mets, Andy Martino of SNY tweets. Likewise, the White Sox are..." December 11

  • Mets should pump brakes on potential Syndergaard-Realmuto swap

    The Score "After acquiring Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano last week in a seven-player blockbuster, an aggressive and potentially reckless move designed to thrust his New York Mets back into contention, newly hired general manager Brodie Van Wagenen plainly stated that more moves are..." December 11

  • Why the Yankees may not want to trade for Noah Syndergaard

    Pinstripe Alley "There’s smoke billowing out of the Winter Meetings regarding trade discussions involving the Yankees and the Mets. It remains to be seen if there’s fire, but as of now, the idea of the crosstown rivals sending players to and from Queens and the Bronx is wholly on the..." December 11

  • Mets, Yankees involved in three-way trade discussions with Marlins on J.T. Realmuto

    USA Today "Only in Las Vegas. In his bold pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen raised the stakes – having dangled Noah Syndergaard and courted the Yankees in an attempt to make it happen. As first reported by The Athletic’s Ken..." December 11

  • Mets have discussed trading Noah Syndergaard to Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "There’s a new general manager in Flushing, and that new GM is willing to consider dealing with the New York Yankees. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday that the New York Mets have discussed trading Noah Syndergaard to the Yankees as part of a 3-way deal..." December 11

  • Adrian Gonzalez plans to play next season

    Hardball Talk "Bob Nightengale reports that Adrian Gonzalez plans to play in 2019 and the Diamondbacks are “one of the teams who may have interest.” Well, now that they’ve traded way Paul Goldschmidt I suppose they have an opening. The Mets..." December 11

  • Report: Dodgers, Mets, White Sox, Red Sox pursuing Kelly

    The Score "Joe Kelly's excellent postseason with the Boston Red Sox may have led to some league-wide interest in his services. While the Red Sox are hopeful to retain Kelly, the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and Chicago White Sox have joined Boston as the..." December 10

  • MLB Rumors: Mets' Noah Syndergaard back on the market 'for the right offer’

    Newark Star-Ledger "The MLB Winter Meetings are underway in Las Vegas, Nev. with several starting pitchers on the trade market, including Cleveland Indians right-handers Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer, Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke and San Francisco Giants..." December 10

  • Mets hire Jared Banner as farm director

    Amazin' Avenue "Yesterday, Dave Dombrowski, president of baseball operations for the Red Sox, announced that Jared Banner, who had been serving as VP of player personnel, was leaving the organization. Today, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mets have hired Banner to be..." December 07

  • What Mets’ Plan B could be as hopes for J.T. Realmuto fade

    New York Post "As badly as the Mets want to contend in 2019, they face a stark reality that runs right up against their recent history: They have more dollars than talent to spare. While rookie general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has ardently pursued trade discussions with the Marlins..." December 07

  • Mets' Jeff Wilpon on long-term extension for Jacob deGrom: 'I'm sure there will be an offer'

    SNY TV "In what were the first definitive comments about a potential long-term extension for Jacob deGrom, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said Wednesday that the team will be making an offer.  "We'd like to see him stay here long-term," Wilpon said during an appearance with..." December 06

  • Mets GM: Tim Tebow 'one step away' from major leagues

    USA Today "Tim Tebow will begin the 2019 baseball season in Class AAA, and New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is making it clear that the 31-year-old may get a chance in the majors. The Mets' new GM announced early in Novemberthat Tebow would be with..." December 06

  • Yasmani Grandal should be the Mets’ top priority

    Amazin' Avenue "With the trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, the Mets made their intentions clear: they’re all in on 2019. Unfortunately, the NL East is shaping up to be a dog fight. The Braves won the division last year and have a plethora of young talent,..." December 06

  • Mets’ new regime unlikely to make big run at Harper, Machado

    New York Post "Even boldness and creativity have their limits. Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen acknowledged Wednesday that, for all of his ingenuity and energy — and endless discussion of those qualities — to get the Mets into the 2019 playoffs, getting either Bryce Harper or..." December 06

  • The ‘core group’ Mets GM wants to protect in J.T. Realmuto chase

    New York Post "When it comes to their pursuit of J.T. Realmuto, how the Mets choose their bait will determine their fate. In light of that, their wheeler-dealer rookie general manager sent an interesting signal to the Marlins and other potential trade partners Wednesday: The core is..." December 06

  • Mets' Jeff Wilpon on newly acquired Robinson Cano: 'I don't think he's a drug cheat'

    Newsday "At the start of the Citi Field news conference welcoming him back to New York, the Mets played a video that featured some of Robinson Cano’s impressive career highlights. All of the plays showed Cano in a Seattle Mariners uniform. None were from the nine seasons he spent with..." December 05

  • Mets hesitant to trade Rosario in potential Realmuto deal

    The Score "Trade talks between the Miami Marlins and New York Mets regarding All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto are progressing, but the Mets are reportedly hesitant to part with shortstop Amed Rosario, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports. The Marlins also like outfielders Brandon Nimmo and/or..." December 05

  • Mets interested in A.J. Pollock

    Yardbarker "Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen made clear Tuesday he intends to make further improvements to the roster. Tuesday night, he indicated that free agent center fielder A.J. Pollock could be a realistic target. In an appearance on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM (Twitter link), Van Wagenen said..." December 05

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Mets not expecting Yoenis Cespedes back until second half of season

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets are making aggressive moves this offseason, but one of their key players may not feature for quite some time in 2019. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon admitted Wednesday that the team’s expectation is that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes won’t return to action again until..." December 05

  • Mets and Brodie Van Wagenen can’t afford to stop now

    New York Post "During the press conference to introduce Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz as Mets, Jeff Wilpon mentioned the team’s analytics department projected 83-84 wins in 2019 before this acquisition and 88-90 now. “If we do a couple of more things maybe we could potentially be..." December 05

  • Report: Mets, Phillies talking to Marlins about Realmuto

    The Score "The trade market for Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto continues to heat up, as a pair of division rivals have been checking in on his availability. The New York Mets reportedly contacted the Marlins about a possible deal for Realmuto and are seriously..." December 05

  • With everybody making moves, the NL East is suddenly baseball's most compelling division

    USA Today "The National League East suddenly has become the most intriguing, mesmerizing and dynamic division in baseball. The furious divisional quartet of the Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves is making the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry..." December 05

  • A.J. Pollock Among Mets' Free-Agent Targets, GM Says

    Bleacher Report "The New York Mets are interested in free-agent center fielder A.J. Pollock, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen in an interview on MLB Network Radio Pollock had 21 home runs, 65 RBI and a .800 OPS in 113 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks last..." December 04

  • Mets are still in on potential trade for Marlins C J.T. Realmuto

    SNY TV "The theme of Tuesday morning's news conference at Citi Field was that Brodie Van Wagenen's Mets are expecting an action-packed winter, and that the new GM is exploring all possibilities. To that end, the Mets are very much interested in Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto,..." December 04

  • Mets GM says Noah Syndergaard trade is not likely

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets were reportedly entertaining the idea of trading Noah Syndergaard at the start of the offseason, but the recent acquisitions they made have seemingly resulted in a change of plans. With the Mets having traded for Robinson Cano and stud closer Edwin Diaz, general..." December 04

  • Mets Expected To Hire Chili Davis As Hitting Coach

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets are expected to reach a deal with Chili Davis to make him the club’s next hitting coach, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post (via Twitter). He’ll replace Pat Roessler, who was dismissed after the 2018 campaign. Davis, 58, turned in a highly productive..." December 04

  • Mets COO Jeff Wilpon on payroll: 'It's absolutely opened up'

    SNY TV "As the Mets look to further reshape their team after landing Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano in a blockbuster trade with the Mariners, it sounds like they'll have some extra payroll to work with. "It's absolutely opened up," Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said..." December 04

  • Scouts have two major Robinson Cano worries

    New York Post "Robinson Cano’s sweet swing isn’t in question, but when major league talent evaluators dissect the All-Star second baseman’s game, two significant issues are raised: the PED suspension that cost him 80 games last season and his tendency to appear disinterested. The..." December 04

  • Mets GM flexes fearlessness - or recklessness - with Diaz-Cano blockbuster

    New York Post "New Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen signs up for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: You said you told the Wilpons not what they wanted to hear, but what they needed to hear. What did they need to hear? A: They needed to hear that there was a lack of..." December 03

  • Win-now Mets? Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz blockbuster a gamble to celebrate

    USA Today "Shoot, there goes the New York Mets’ chances for being on the cover of Baseball America. Oh no, the Mets’ farm system is about to be trashed by national publications and websites evaluating the organization’s prospects. Gosh, the Mets can’t spend the..." December 02

  • Mets eyeing Corey Kluber in possible massive trade with Indians

    New York Daily News "Meet the much more aggressive Mets. The Mets have spoken with the Cleveland Indians regarding a possible deal for ace Corey Kluber, reports, as it appears new GM Brodie Van Wagenen isn’t wasting any time dipping back into the trade market following his Robinson Cano..." December 02

  • Mets trade for Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz is done

    New York Daily News "The Mets and Mariners have agreed on the blockbuster trade that will bring closer Edwin Diaz and eight-time all-star Robinson Cano to Flushing, along with cash. The deal, which also rids the Mets of Jay Bruce and Anthony Swarzak’s bad contracts, was completed Saturday and is..." December 02

  • Mets need 'grand slam' return to trade Syndergaard

    New York Post "They could be just getting started. As Mets officials worked Friday to finalize a trade that will bring Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the club from the Mariners, sources indicated general manager Brodie Van Wagenen was already looking toward other moves that will put the team in..." December 01

  • Mets won't include prospect Jeff McNeil in potential blockbuster deal with Mariners

    New York Post "Robinson Cano did not make it public last year, but those close to him have said he was not pleased to lose his second base job to Dee Gordon, in part because Cano has a goal of being the leading home run hitter at second base ever. Cano, though, knew he could not make his feelings..." November 30