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  • Mets to clean house, attempt to lure Brian Cashman to Queens

    Elite Sports NY "The media has been in a frenzy trying to speculate on what changes Steve Cohen is going to make to the New York Mets. The two most common reports are that Cohen isn’t going to make much change this year, but will hire a President of Baseball Operations to take over as the..." September 21

  • Sandy Alderson likely to return to Mets under new ownership "Steve Cohen figures to make changes to the New York Mets’ organization, but one of those changes may involve a familiar figure. According to Andy Martino of SNY, Cohen plans to bring former general manager Sandy Alderson back to the organization in an unknown role. " September 21

  • MLB, MLBPA commit $10 million to Players Alliance to promote increased Black participation in baseball

    CBS Sports "MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on Monday announced a $10 million joint commitment to promote and enable increased Black participation in the sport of baseball at all levels. The commitment is being made through the Players Alliance, which comprises more than 100..." September 21

  • Texas Rangers get Stephen Villines from Mets

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers have acquired righthanded relief pitcher Steve Villines from the New York Mets as the player to be named later in the Ariel Jurado trade, the team announced today. Villines, 25, was a 10th round draft pick of the Mets in 2017 out of the..." September 20

  • Something Is On Fire at Citi Field During a Mets Game

    The Big Lead "The New York Mets haven't been great this year but this kind of symbolism is a bit heavy-handed. During their game with the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, something was on fire just outside Citi Field and the smoke drifted on to the field of play. You can always get..." September 20

  • Crunch time: 7 things to watch in final week "There are playoff spots on the line, injuries to keep an eye on and home-field advantages up in the air. The Marlins are on the verge of pulling off what would amount to a little bit of a baseball miracle. The Cardinals would be in that conversation as well. The Mariners are still..." September 20

  • Orioles Acquire Victor Gonzalez From Mets, Release Chandler Shepherd

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have acquired infield prospect Victor Gonzalez from the Mets as the player to be named later in the August trade that sent Miguel Castro to New York.  The 17-year-old Gonzalez has been added to Baltimore’s 60-man player pool, while..." September 20

  • Todd Frazier gets a strikeout in first career pitching appearance

    Larry Brown Sports "The bad news is the New York Mets lost 15-2 to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. The good news is they may have found a new closer. Todd Frazier made his first career pitching appearance during the Mets’ blowout loss, and he actually did well. The 32-year-old, who..." September 19

  • Brodie Van Wagenen upbeat about Steve Cohen owning Mets

    New York Post "Brodie Van Wagenen has not spoken with potential incoming owner Steve Cohen since the hedge fund billionaire’s announced intention to buy the Mets, and not at all since a cursory talk last winter. The Mets’ general manager is looking at the expected transition from the..." September 19

  • MLB, MLBPA announce two new positive COVID-19 tests over past week

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced Friday that there have been two positive COVID-19 tests across baseball over the last week. Of the 12,381 samples collected and tested through the end of Sept. 17, none of the positive results came from major league..." September 18

  • New insight into why Yoenis Cespedes opted out of the Mets’ 2020 season

    Yahoo! Sports "Remember when Yoenis Cespedes ghosted the Mets and subsequently opted out of the 2020 baseball season? Feels like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? And while it’s hardly a frontburner issue during the pennant race that is proceeding without him, his reasoning..." September 18

  • MLB Players And Mascots Must Band Together to Destroy the Cardboard Cutout Fans

    The Big Lead "Major League Baseball's shortened regular season is coming to a close and its extended postseason is fast approaching. When the playoffs arrive, teams will leave their home ballparks and move to regional bubbles, leaving their fans behind. That means the time to destroy the cardboard..." September 18

  • Cy Young rankings: Shane Bieber fever rules AL, Jacob deGrom eyeing three-peat

    The Score "Welcome to the second edition of theScore's 2020 Major League Baseball Cy Young Award rankings, in which we pick the top five pitchers from each league. American League 5. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Blue Jays The Blue Jays received exactly what they hoped for from Ryu after..." September 17

  • Mets' Jed Lowrie will not play this season

    CBS Sports "Jed Lowrie (knee) is no longer reporting to the team facility and won't play this season, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. The veteran infielder received a series of platelet-rich plasma injections in mid-August, but he apparently wasn't able to participate in baseball..." September 17

  • MLB's New Postseason Plan Could Forever Change Playoff Baseball for the Better

    Bleacher Report "Get ready for a Major League Baseball postseason unlike any that's come before.  We've known since MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed to an expanded playoff field—from 10 to 16 teams—in July that this year's postseason would be..." September 17

  • Permanent 16-team MLB postseason would be catastrophic for players

    The Score "The New York Yankees did nothing at the trade deadline. Mired in a 3-7 slide that had hamstrung their chances of a division title and plainly reeling from the injury absences of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and James Paxton, among others, the Yankees still felt no need for..." September 17

  • Jacob deGrom Leaves Start Early

    MLB Trade Rumors "7:46pm: deGrom is dealing with a right hamstring spasm, the team announced. 7:06pm: Mets ace Jacob deGrom left his start against the Phillies on Wednesday after two innings, Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer was among those to report. The reason..." September 16

  • MLB to begin 2021 Spring Training exhibition in February

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball’s 2021 Spring Training will begin on Feb. 27 in Florida and Arizona with each of the 30 clubs in action on the first day of exhibition play, officials said on Wednesday. Select exhibition games will be played at MLB ballparks and Spring Training facilities..." September 16

  • Major League Baseball umpire Joe West has never missed a call. Just ask him

    ESPN "White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson was furious with umpire Joe West, as many have been these past 44 years. On this day in 2010, West had called a second balk of the game on Mark Buehrle, and Hawk was so outraged he said on the air, "Joe West should..." September 16

  • Rob Manfred: Expanded playoffs likely to remain beyond 2020

    Washington Post "Major League Baseball and its players’ union reached agreement Tuesday on the format for the expanded, 16-team postseason, which will see the final three rounds played in controlled, neutral-site bubbles in Southern California and Texas and the World Series at the Texas Rangers’ new..." September 16

  • MLB, MLBPA Reportedly Agree to Playoff Plan Featuring Neutral-Site Bubbles

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reportedly reached an agreement to host most of the 2020 playoffs, including the division series, league championship series and World Series, in neutral-site "bubbles." Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the..." September 15

  • Mets should sign J.T. Realmuto in Steve Cohen’s first big move

    New York Post "Many tests await Steve Cohen once he assumes control of the Mets, and for the purpose of this column, let’s assume that he’ll pass the entry exam of the approval vote by other owners. After that, before the really heavy lifting, the first test looks..." September 15

  • MLB postseason format will be true test of pitching depth

    Larry Brown Sports "The MLB has officially announced its plans for the 2020 postseason, and pitching depth will likely be more important than ever in determining which team is crowned World Series champion. Expanding the postseason from 10 to 16 teams means more games, and MLB is accommodating that with..." September 15

  • World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since..." September 15

  • Mets' Sale to Steve Cohen Could Bring Dodgers-Like Transformation to NL East

    Bleacher Report "In the case of the New York Mets, the new boss almost certainly won't be the same as the old boss. With Fred Wilpon at the forefront, the Wilpon family has been involved in the ownership of the Mets since 1980, and they've been majority owners of the franchise..." September 15

  • Homers, RBIs, WAR ... conscience? In MLB's difficult 2020 season, who is MVP material?

    Yahoo! Sports "At the end of a two-month season played behind a mask, at a responsible distance and between clouds of spittle, there arrives an opening to contemplate again the concept of value. Baseball value. In 2020. The value of anything, really, in 2020, when a trip to the grocery store is a..." September 15

  • Steve Cohen’s record deal to buy the Mets will be a boon for MLB owners

    Sportsnaut "It’s not an absolutely huge surprise. Current New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon has been in negotiations with interested parties to purchase his Major League Baseball franchise for a while now. Among those bandied about the most has been billionaire Steve Cohen, who founded..." September 15

  • Rob Manfred 'hopeful' for fan attendance during LCS and World Series games

    CBS Sports "Although MLB has yet to finalize reported plans for postseason bubbles in California and Texas, commissioner Rob Manfred is already pondering the idea of fans back in the seats for most meaningful playoff games.  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans have not been..." September 14

  • Steve Cohen To Buy Mets For $2.42 Billion "Steve Cohen has come to terms with the owner of the New York Mets, Sterling Equities, which is controlled by the Wilpon and Katz families, to guy the baseball team for $2.42 billion. The price is within 1% of our $2.4 billion valuation of the Mets in April. Cohen has an..." September 14

  • 30 emerging players primed for big futures "For all the talk about how short this season has been, there has been plenty that every team has learned about itself. And one of the key things any team can learn: Who is in this for the long haul? So, today at the Thirty, we take a look at the player on each team whose positive 2020..." September 14

  • MLB is forbidding boozy playoff celebrations

    New York Post "Teams control the alcohol. So that is one area MLB will not worry about as it insists on clinching celebrations that are more restrained, distant and outdoors. The league was still finalizing a memorandum it expects to deliver to clubs and players this week in which it will urge..." September 14

  • Way-Too-Early Predictions for the Top 2021 MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "If it seems a little early to be looking ahead to the 2020-21 Major League Baseball free-agent market, that's because it is. The regular season isn't even over yet. Still, we thought we'd get a head start on predicting which teams will claim the top..." September 14

  • Desperation is last hope for maddening Mets

    New York Post "The problem, boiled down to its essence, is this: the Mets are desperate for a hot streak, keep believing they have one in them, yet they have now played 47 out of their 60 games in this virus-truncated season and have yet to win more than three games in a row. Given the talent on the team,..." September 14

  • After Albert Pujols, who will be the next MLB slugger in the 600-homer club?

    USA Today "Albert Pujols continued his climb up the all-time home run list on Sunday by hitting a two-run blast against the Colorado Rockies for No. 660 in his career. That tied the 40-year-old Los Angeles Angels slugger with Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fifth place in MLB..." September 14

  • 2020 MLB Playoffs: Seeding Predictions and Round-by-Round Picks

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 MLB playoffs will begin Sept. 29. If that feels soon, well, it's because it is.  The final couple of weeks of this abbreviated 60-game slate should bring ample drama as clubs jockey for position in the expanded 16-team postseason field. While we wait for..." September 13

  • Ranking the 9 clubs chasing a playoff spot "The potential postseason field -- not the seeding, but the teams involved -- has been static since the conclusion of play on Labor Day. In the context of a 60-game season with a 16-team playoff pool, that’s an eternity. Rays, A’s, White Sox, Twins, Indians, Blue Jays,..." September 12

  • Wilpon family not listening to Alex Rodriguez’s renewed Mets push

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Rodriguez’s group may still by trying to purchase the New York Mets, but it doesn’t sound like the Wilpon family is listening. According to Josh Kosman and Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Wilpons remain in exclusive talks with Steve Cohen. Unless Cohen..." September 12

  • Has Andres Gimenez quietly become the Mets' shortstop of the future?

    The Sports Daily "Entering the season it looked like the New York Mets were set for the long term at shortstop. Amed Rosario was coming off a strong 2019 season where he hit .272 with 15 home runs, 72 RBI’s, 19 stolen bases and a .755 OPS. As an ascending 24-year-old player, the Mets looked to finally have..." September 11

  • Full Count: Impending free agents not doing themselves any favors

    The Score "The upcoming offseason was always going to be a nightmare for free agents. Reduced revenues in 2020 because of the pandemic are set to precipitate a winter of austerity, with many teams looking to cut costs rather than spend big. Uncertainty over the game's financial future beyond..." September 11

  • Mets Place Robert Gsellman On 10-Day Injured List

    National Post "The New York Mets placed right-hander Robert Gsellman on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday due to a fractured left rib. Gsellman could potentially miss the rest of the shortened regular season, which ends on Sept. 27. " September 10

  • A-Rod and JLo's late Mets bid 'total bulls**t,' Steve Cohen sale close

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez's last-ditch effort to purchase the New York Mets appears to have been a whole lot of smoke. The celebrity couple made waves earlier this week by announcing they weren't abandoning their bid for the Mets, despite..." September 10

  • Luis Rojas considering going with four-man Mets rotation

    New York Post "Within this underwhelming Mets pitching rotation, less might actually be more. Continued struggles from that unit, coupled with two days off in the next five, at least seem to have team brass considering a four-man rotation for the short term. In such a scenario, disappointing Michael..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA close to agreement on neutral sites for playoff bubbles

    Yardbarker "The MLB and MLB Players Association are closing in on an agreement for where the playoffs will be played, with the World Series set to be played at Globe Life Field, a neutral site in Arlington, Texas. Currently, the MLB plans to implement a two-bubble strategy, with separate..." September 10

  • MLB considering two playoff bubbles and neutral-site World Series at Rangers' Globe Life Field

    CBS Sports "At this point, we're close enough to MLB's regular-season finish line to know that the 2020 season -- the 60-game version -- is going to finish. It's going to be one of the craziest things we've ever seen in the sport, and no doubt the most doubleheaders in such a short time..." September 09

  • JLo says Mets bid isn't dead, would be control person over A-Rod

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez aren't giving up on buying the New York Mets. The celebrity couple's group previously stated they were out of the running shortly after billionaire Steve Cohen reportedly entered exclusive negotiations with the Wilpon family...." September 08

  • Who are the hottest rookies right now? "Another week, another slew of exciting big league callups for top prospects. From MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list alone, we saw the Pirates’ Ke’Bryan Hayes, Miami's Jazz Chisholm, and the Yankees’ Deivi García and Clarke Schmidt make their Major..." September 07

  • MLB power rankings; New York Yankees slide, Mets climb

    Sportsnaut "The MLB season is speeding by a with the postseason right around the corner and the regular season has been full of surprises. As the final month of the regular season rolls on, the New York Yankees are sliding down the MLB standings and our latest MLB power rankings. Unsurprisingly,..." September 07

  • The Hot Hand Stays Hot, The Cold Hand Heats Up, And Jacob deGrom Gives Up A Rouge

    The Sports Daily "The big “controversy” in Mets land these days is Amed Rosario sitting for an extended stretch of time, as Andres Gimenez started his third straight game at shortstop today. For me, it was easy to figure out as it was all about eliminating as many players who have struggled against..." September 06

  • MLB power play will end Minor League Baseball as we know it

    Sportsnaut "It has been a devastating 2020 calendar year for Minor League Baseball. The season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this cancellation came the loss of jobs throughout the minors — players themselves included. Sadly, this is going to be taken to a whole new..." September 05

  • Rockies sign former All-Star reliever AJ Ramos "The Rockies have signed free-agent reliever AJ Ramos, Jesse Rogers of reports. It’s presumably a minor league contract for Ramos, whom the Cubs released from a minors pact Thursday. Ramos’ best years came in Miami, where he debuted in 2012, logged..." September 05