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  • Mets Player Review Series: Yoenis Cespedes

    The Sports Daily "Now that the 2019 season is over for the New York Mets, we have been looking back at the year that was. After taking a more general view of the offense, pitching, and coaching staff, it’s time to take a deeper dive into the Mets’ players. This series will take a look at every player..." October 16

  • Derek Shelton reportedly interviewing with Mets and Pirates this week

    SNY TV "According to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Derek Shelton will interview with both the Mets and Pirates this week.  SNY's Andy Martino had previously reported that Shelton was among the list of candidates set to receive an in-person interview with..." October 16

  • 'Everybody's got their own version of ethics': Tipping pitches gets magnified in modern-day MLB

    USA Today "In baseball's new era of big data, high-definition cameras and tablets in the dugout, pitch-tipping – and how teams decipher and share the information – has become less about gamesmanship and entered something of an ethical gray area. It's..." October 15

  • MLB and the MLBPA are discussing opioid testing. This seems like the wrong move.

    Hardball Talk "Evan Drellich of The Athletic reported this morning that Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association are in discussions that could lead to the creation of a testing regime for opioids. This, obviously, comes in the wake of the July 1 death of Angels pitcher..." October 15

  • Alex Rodriguez safe, but ESPN may break up ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ team

    Sportress of Blogitude "Alex Rodriguez, entering the final year of his deal with ESPN, is expected to remain in his current analyst role on the “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast team, but he could be the only holdover from the current crew next season. Andrew Marchand of the New York..." October 15

  • Mets make Eduardo Perez their sixth managerial candidate

    New York Post "Aaron Boone’s jump from ESPN to the dugout has worked out, leaving the Mets willing to dip into that pool for their own managerial vacancy. Eduardo Perez, who played 13 seasons in the big leagues, became the latest known Mets managerial candidate Monday, when it was expected he..." October 15

  • 2019-20 Qualifying Offer Value To Decline For First Time

    MLB Trade Rumors "The value of the qualifying offer will be set at $17.8MM for the coming winter, per Jayson Stark of The Athletic (via Twitter). That’s down by $100K from last year’s mark of $17.9MM. In every prior year that the QO has been in existence, it has risen. The offer price is..." October 15

  • Sam Fuld Declines To Interview For Managerial Vacancies With Cubs, Mets, Pirates

    Yardbarker "Former big league outfielder Sam Fuld, currently serving as the Phillies’ Major League player information coordinator, declined the opportunity to interview with the Cubs, Mets and Pirates for their managerial vacancies, MLBTR has learned. The 37-year-old Fuld, who had..." October 15

  • Carlos Beltran Wants To Manage Mets, Turned Down Interviews With Other Teams

    NESN "Carlos Beltran really wants to manage the New York Mets next season. So much so, in fact, he’s turned down interview requests with teams like the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres, according to the New York Post’s Dan Martin. “I just feel like living in New York..." October 14

  • John Gibbons among ‘potential managers’ Mets have discussed

    Sportsnet "Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is reportedly part of a list of potential managers the New York Mets have discussed internally but not contacted, according to SNY’s Andy Martino. According to The Athletic, Gibbons — who was still under..." October 12

  • Carlos Beltran a ‘very serious candidate’ for Mets manager job

    Distinct Athlete "As the New York Mets continue their search for the club’s next manager, former All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran is reportedly emerging as a candidate to take over the helm. " October 11

  • Brian Cashman endorses Joe Girardi for Mets job: ‘Instant credibility’

    SNY TV "Brian Cashman may have fired Joe Girardi two years ago, but he still speaks glowingly of the job the former manager did with the Yankees, and doesn't hesitate to recommend that the Mets hire him. "When you're talking about somebody like Joe, he'd give..." October 11

  • Which managerial opening is the most desirable?

    Hardball Talk "As we wait for tonight’s NLCS to kick off — a preview on that will be up later this morning — let’s talk about all the managerial openings, shall we? With the Dodgers giving Dave Roberts their vote of confidence last night — and none of the remaining..." October 11

  • MLB denies changing baseballs used in playoffs

    The Score "Major League Baseball issued a statement Thursday denying the baseballs being used in the 2019 playoffs are different than those used in regular-season play. The statement comes amid concerns MLB changed its baseballs for the playoffs following a regular season that saw record power..." October 11

  • MLB May Have Completely Changed its Baseballs for the Playoffs and Nobody Knows Why

    12 Up "Well, Rob Manfred, what in the actual heck do we have here? For Major League Baseball fans out there, there are few things more thrilling than seeing the ball fly out of the park. The "Chicks Dig the Long Ball" theory exists for a reason, after all. Everyone loves..." October 10

  • Mets Interested In Twins Bench Coach Derek Shelton

    Mets Merized Online "Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the New York Mets have reached out to the Minnesota Twins to interview their bench coach, Derek Shelton. Shelton was a candidate for the Twins job last year which went to Rocco Baldelli. For the past two years,..." October 10

  • Luis Rojas is familiar Mets face looming over manager search

    New York Post "Among the Mets’ internal candidates for manager, Luis Rojas might be the most well-versed on the modern demands of the job. Rojas, 38, spent last season as the team’s quality control coach, a hybrid role of sorts between the front office and field staff. Job..." October 09

  • Mets Plan To Interview Carlos Beltran, Joe Girardi, Mike Bell

    Amazin' Avenue "According to reports, the Mets plan to interview Mike Bell, Carlos Beltran, and Joe Girardi in person for their managerial vacancy. Ken Rosenthal also notes that there are other candidates under consideration. Of these three candidates, Bell is probably the most..." October 09

  • Finding A Match In A Starling Marte Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "Pirates center fielder Starling Marte isn’t a perfect player, but he’s a very good one. And he’s now within two seasons of free agency, with the Bucs looking increasingly unlikely to contend before that time comes. The 31-year-old ought to have plenty of appeal,..." October 09

  • Mets, Carlos Beltran Reportedly Have Mutual Interest In Exploring Managerial Fit

    SNY TV "The Carlos Beltran-as-Mets-manager speculation has now grown legs and turned into an actual story. Mets officials have been doing background work on Carlos Beltran in recent days, trying to determine if he is ready to be a manager, according to major league..." October 08

  • Robinson Cano Caught Showing Fitness Model Katya Elise Henry Some Love

    Sports Gossip "Instagram fitness model Katya Elise Henry’s social media game has caught another professional athlete.  Specifically a Major League Baseball infielder, who at one point played second base for the Yankees. Former Yankee and current Met, Robinson Cano, joins Starlin Castro as..." October 07

  • Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo will be posted for MLB teams this offseason

    CBS Sports "The MLB postseason is in full swing, but it is never too early to look ahead to the hot stove season, and a big new free agent will be available this winter. The Yokohama DeNA BayStars in Japan announced Monday that they will post slugging outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo for MLB teams this..." October 07

  • Looking For The Best Match In A Mookie Betts Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "First of all, there’s more than a decent chance that Mookie Betts will still be a member of the 2020 Red Sox.  As per Sox president/CEO Sam Kennedy, the team’s intention to get payroll under the $208MM luxury tax threshold is a “goal but not a..." October 06

  • Carlos Beltran: 'You'd have to listen' if Mets call about managerial job " Carlos Beltrán wants to manage in the Major Leagues, and he’s not being coy about it. “I think, with my experience in baseball, I can contribute to a clubhouse, contribute to players’ lives,” the former outfielder said in Spanish at Yankee..." October 06

  • League, MLBPA Mull Further Changes To Drug Policy

    MLB Trade Rumors "A slow night in transactional and hot stove-related news allows for a closer reading of the previous week’s industry news, and a Wednesday piece from the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin is certainly deserving of a look, for those who missed it upon publication. In the shadow of the..." October 06

  • Players' union boss Tony Clark skeptical of apparent spending plans by teams

    Yardbarker "After a 2018 offseason that saw countless veterans linger on the free agent vine much longer than anticipated, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark is expecting yet another cooled stove this winter. Judging from comments made to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal on Thursday, he..." October 06

  • John Gibbons Hopes To Interview For Managerial Vacancies

    MLB Trade Rumors "Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is throwing his hat in the ring for the many managerial openings across Major League Baseball, per MLB Network’s Jon Morosi (via Twitter). Gibbons last managed a major league team in 2018 when he led the Toronto Blue Jays to a record..." October 05

  • Joe Girardi Doing His Due Diligence On Mets

    Yardbarker "Joe Girardi does his homework. Whether he’s the right man to lead the New York Mets in the wake of Mickey Callaway’s firing will ultimately be decided by GM Brodie Van Wagenen and COO Jeff Wilpon, but one thing is for certain, Girardi will do his due..." October 05

  • John Franco also wants consideration for Mets manager

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets’ managerial vacancy is attracting interest from a number of diverse candidates, including one especially familiar face. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported on Friday that retired All-Star reliever John Franco would like consideration for his former..." October 05

  • Tim Tebow Visited A Prison & Lost Badly In A Push-Up Contest To Inmate

    Total Pro Sports "Tim Tebow is a very busy man. The former Florida star and NFL quarterback quarterback turned college football analyst for ESPN is not only playing minor league baseball for the New York Mets, but he makes sure to reach people in all aspects of life. That includes..." October 04

  • Buck Showalter says he would like to be considered for Mets manager job

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets may be looking to hire someone with previous managerial experience after they fired Mickey Callaway this week, and Buck Showalter is one candidate who has plenty of that. If the Mets have interest in him, Showalter has made it clear it would be mutual. In..." October 04

  • What Happens When Everyone Can Hit 30 Home Runs?

    MLB Trade Rumors "When I was a kid, prior to the 1994 strike, it was common for about a dozen MLB players to hit 30+ home runs in a season.  The only notable exception was in 1987, when the so-called “rabbit ball” led to 28 players hitting 30+ home runs.  There was an apparent..." October 04

  • David Cone interested if Mets call about manager job

    Newark Star-Ledger "“It worked for the Yankees!” That line, if this idea comes to fruition, will likely be uttered over and over again by the Mets, fans of the team and callers to WFAN. The “it” here, of course, would be hiring a first-time manager..." October 04

  • Why it’s hard to take Pete Alonso’s HR record seriously

    New York Post "Are we that easy? If the records are rigged why take them seriously? Perhaps the only reason to watch Saturday’s Braves-Mets game on Fox was to see if Pete Alonso would break the rookie record with his 53rd home run. Fox had the exclusive rights to do whatever it pleased with..." October 04

  • Mets won't trade Edwin Diaz or Noah Syndergaard: Brodie Van Wagenen

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets are searching for a new manager after they announced the firing of Mickey Callaway on Thursday, but apparently they are not planning to make sweeping changes to the team’s current roster. Without being asked any question about the Mets potentially trading some..." October 03

  • Mets fire Mickey Callaway

    New York Post "Goodbye Mickey ball and hello Mickey fall. Mickey Callaway’s shaky two-year Mets tenure ended Thursday with a pink slip. The manager was fired by the Mets, the team announced, allowing general manager Brodie Van Wagenen to pursue his own man for the job. “We want..." October 03

  • Mets To Replace Jim Riggleman As Bench Coach

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mickey Callaway’s firing has drawn most of the headlines out of Queens today, though the Mets will also be making a change at bench coach, as’s William Ladson (Twitter link) reports that Jim Riggleman will not return to the club in 2020. Riggleman was..." October 03

  • Fan sues Mets after being nearly blinded by T-shirt launcher

    Sporting News "It's never easy rooting for the Mets, but things really couldn't get worse for one longtime fan. Alex Swanson, 54, is suing the club over an injury he sustained while attending a game at Citi Field. On June 5, during a Mets game against the Giants, an employee..." October 03

  • Mets to Reportedly Consider Carlos Beltran To Replace Mickey Callaway

    12 Up "It remains to be seen if Fred and Jeff Wilpon, in addition to Brodie Van Wagenen, intend to stick with Mickey Callaway as manager of the New York Mets for the final year of his contract in 2020. There hasn't been much talk of a decision (in either direction),..." October 03

  • MLB considering easing marijuana policy

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball is one of four major professional North American sports leagues that still test for marijuana. It also does not allow the substance to be used as a pain-killing alternative. This is all taking place in a country that has seen several states legalize marijuana for..." October 03

  • Jose Reyes shades Mickey Callaway after firing

    Yardbarker "The New York Mets’ decision to fire manager Mickey Callaway after just two seasons didn’t really surprise the masses. Despite seeing his Mets in playoff contention late into the regular season, Callaway had been on the hot seat for some time. A contentious..." October 03

  • Gear up for a lot of managerial changes "The baseball industry is poised to witness one of the most turbulent offseasons in memory among its managerial profession. On the first full day of the Major League Baseball offseason, six managerial searches were underway. More jobs could open in the coming days as..." October 02

  • Enticing directions Mets could go if they fire Mickey Callaway

    New York Post "A certain amount of sex appeal exists among the list of managerial free agents, but are the Mets willing to choose such a path? First things first: Mickey Callaway remained in place as manager Monday, as team officials look to resolve his status and that of his coaches within the..." October 01

  • Mets' core makes Flushing a desirable destination for managerial candidates

    Newsday "When Sandy Alderson picked the sage but feisty Terry Collins, then 61, to be his first manager in 2010, the newly hired GM chose him over Wally Backman, Chip Hale and Bob Melvin. For Collins’ successor, Alderson went in the opposite direction, selecting a first-timer in Mickey..." October 01

  • Why Mickey Callaway May Return As Mets Manager

    Mets Merized Online "Despite having two years to assess him as the team’s manager, the Mets still have not been able to make a decision on the future of Mickey Callaway. While you may want to perceive the team having organizational meetings without him as a sign he is not returning, it should also be..." September 30

  • Mets unlikely to trade Noah Syndergaard during offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "Noah Syndergaard was the subject of repeated trade rumors during the 2019 season, but it doesn’t appear that the New York Mets ace will be subjected to the same treatment during the offseason. According to Andy Martino of SNY, the Mets are not expected to look into trading..." September 30

  • There’s a lot riding on Mickey Callaway’s Mets future

    New York Post "Let’s play along that Mets officials will meet this week and that Mickey Callaway’s fate is yet to be determined. In that scenario, the Mets will have to ponder this: If they bring Callaway back, it will almost certainly be as a lame duck. Does anyone really see the..." September 30

  • The managerial decision Brodie Van Wagenen should make

    New York Post "If only Brodie Van Wagenen had exhibited the same patience and deliberation with his inherited players as he did with his inherited manager, the Mets would be entering 2020 in considerably better shape. Conversely, if Van Wagenen had acted as decisively on the manager as he did on his..." September 30

  • Ranking Joe Maddon's 10 most likely landing spots, including the Phillies and Padres

    CBS Sports "On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs announced manager Joe Maddon would not come back for a sixth season. Maddon's tenure with the Cubs, then, ends with four playoff appearances and 90-win campaigns, as well as the 2016 World Series title that snapped Chicago's title drought. On..." September 30

  • Tim Anderson, Christian Yelich win AL, NL batting titles

    Hardball Talk "White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 0-for-2 in Sunday’s season finale, but still comfortably won the American League batting title with a .335 average. He is the first member of the White Sox to win the batting title since Frank Thomas in 1997. Anderson slashed .335/.357/.508..." September 30