Mets Rumors & News

  • Mets sending Vargas to disabled list, bring in Flexen from Triple-A

    Yardbarker "The Mets will send left-hander Jason Vargas to the disabled list and recall righty Chris Flexen from Triple-A, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports on Twitter. Vargas is dealing with a strained calf, thus continuing a disastrous age-35 season for him. After joining the Mets on a two-year, $16MM..." June 24

  • Spurrier: Tebow rejected offer to restart football career in AAF

    The Score "Steve Spurrier opened the door for Tim Tebow to resurrect his football career, but the New York Mets' farmhand and former NFL quarterback closed it. Upon being named the head coach of Orlando's Alliance of American Football team in April - the league is scheduled to launch in..." June 24

  • Mets’ Jerry Blevins sets unwanted mark in first career start

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets just can’t seem to have anything go right for them. On Sunday, thanks to regular starter Jason Vargas landing on the disabled list, the Mets opted to go with a bullpen day as they faced the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lefty specialist Jerry Blevins got the call to..." June 24

  • Tim Tebow’s stats are quickly on the rise in Double-A

    Yardbarker "Tim Tebow has struggled throughout much of the season with the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets, but a strong month of June has the former Florida football star’s season looking a lot more respectable. With a 2-for-4 day in his Binghamton Rumble Ponies’ win over the..." June 24

  • Mets’ ticket prices plummet as team continues to struggle

    Sportsnaut "In what is turning out to be another lost season for the New York Mets, interest in the team is quickly dwindling. As a result, ticket prices for even marquee matches are dropping like New York in the standings. A matchup between two of baseball’s best starters at an iconic..." June 24

  • Mets designate reliever Hansel Robles for assignment

    New York Daily News "Hansel Robles may have given up his last home run for the Mets. The Mets designated the struggling reliever for assignment as part of a pair of roster moves on Friday.   " June 22

  • Mets 3B David Wright takes next step in potential return

    SNY TV "Mets third baseman David Wright has taken the next step in his potentially extreme longshot goal to return, hitting Friday in the batting cage while doing other baseball activity on the field.  Wright had ramped up his level of baseball activity on June..." June 22

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Mets manager Callaway is worried about process, not the team's record

    SNY TV "Asked after the Mets' third straight loss on Thursday if he was worried about the team's 31-41 record, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said he wasn't. "You don't worry about the record," Callaway said. "You just worry about how you do your thing every day..." June 22

  • Mets Release Vance Worley

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have released right-hander Vance Worley, reports Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Journal-Review (via Twitter). The veteran right-hander had been on the disabled list with the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Vegas. Worley, 30, signed with the Mets back in mid-April to..." June 22

  • Rivals dubious Mets will deal deGrom or Syndergaard

    Fanrag Sports "People with both teams see a trade of one of the New York Mets’ two star starters – especially ace Jacob deGrom – as a major, major long shot. But if the Mets were to discuss deGrom, for instance, with the Yankees, they’d insist on Gleyber Torres. And guess..." June 21

  • MLB Rumors: Mets' Noah Syndergaard's take on the 'mumbo jumbo'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets head into play Thursday with a 31-40 record, good for fourth place in the National League East, 11 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves. Clearly, this is not the year for the Mets. So general manager Sandy Alderson will spend the next six..." June 21

  • Mets in dire need of Yoenis Cespedes, who hopes to progress soon

    SNY TV "Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (hip, quad) hopes to resume running soon as he works his way back from the DL, manager Mickey Callaway said Thursday. The Mets are in dire need of Cespedes, with Jay Bruce recently landing on the DL due to multiple injuries, and Juan Lagares out for..." June 21

  • Jay Bruce Diagnosed With Hip Strain

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though the Mets tried to avoid it, they finally were forced to place outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day DL. It turns out that he was dealing with more than just soreness; Tim Britton of The Athletic was among those to tweet that imaging revealed a strain in Bruce’s right..." June 21

  • Mets hopeful Noah Syndergaard will throw bullpen session this weekend

    Sportsnaut "Noah Syndergaard has been out of commission since late May as he’s dealt with a strained ligament in one of his fingers on his pitching hand. The New York Mets were initially hopeful that Syndergaard would be able to pitch last weekend, but ultimately he needed more time for the..." June 20

  • 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

    MLB.com "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 MLB.com 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 MLB.com (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

    MLB.com "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

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