METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chad Kreuter Named St. Lucie Mets Manager

The New York Mets have announced Chad Kreuter will become the 17th manager in the history of the St. Lucie Mets. St. Lucie is the Mets High-A affiliate that plays in the Florida State League. Kreuter said this in a team press release, ”It is an honor to be named a manager in professional baseball. The Mets are a great organization. They have shown the ability to produce great...
Via MetsMinor.net
4 hours ago

Jerry Blevins Could Return To Mets After All

Earlier this offseason, the Mets were preparing themselves to lose LHP Jerry Blevins to a multi-year deal elsewhere. Today, Jan. 19, Blevins is still a free agent, and will most likely settle on a shorter term deal, which the Mets should explore. Blevins was acquired by the Mets right before the 2015 season in exchange for OF Matt den Dekker. The lefty only appeared in seven games...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago

2017 Mets Top 30 Prospects: No. 13 Marcos Molina, RHP

#13 Marcos Molina Ht: 6’3″ Wt: 188 Level: High-A St. Lucie Mets (2015) B/T: R/R Age: 3/8/95 (21) Age Dif: -2.9 (2015) Acquired: Signed as International Free Agent for $100,000 (January 2012) Last year: 9 2015 MiLB Statistics: 1-5, 4.57 ERA, 8 G, 7 GS, 41.1 IP, 1.452 WHIP, 7.8 K/8 2016 AFL Statistics: 0-0, 3.78 ERA, 7 G, 2 GS, 16.2 IP, 1.380 WHIP, 4.3 K/9 When...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 hours ago

Are The Mets Better Without Jay Bruce?

Embed from Getty Images After the Toronto Blue Jays resigned Jose Bautista, the field for viable options to find a new home for New York Mets Jay Bruce got a bit tougher. Bruce, who was traded to the Mets last July in a deal that sent top prospect Dilson Herrera to the Cincinnati Reds, never materialized into anything down the stretch for New York as he batted just .219, with...
Via Legends On Deck
10 hours ago

Longtime scout Minor made major impact

Veteran scout Harry Minor, who helped the Mets draft Dwight Gooden in 1982, passed away passed away on Wednesday at the age of 89, after leaving a lasting legacy in a career that spanned more than four decades in various areas of player evaluation.
Via Mets.com
11 hours ago

Amazin’ game, lousy year: June 14, 1980

Baseball is really something, y’know? A six-month, 162-game haul that can take us on an emotional rollercoaster that makes the Coney Island Cyclone look like a kiddy ride. And if your team is having a bad season, it can be a horrible slog. The trick is to find joy in the game itself. Over the one-sixty-two, there are bound to be some games that warm the heart and cause a shout...
Via Mets360.com
12 hours ago

Mets absent among contenders for HOF in '17

Cooperstown forever changed for Mets fans last summer, when Mike Piazza joined Tom Seaver as the only players with Mets caps on their Hall of Fame plaques.
Via Mets.com
1 day ago

Projected 2017 Mets starting rotation and statistics

The Mets will welcome back Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz from season-ending injuries in 2016. The loss of veteran Bartolo Colon will see rookies Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman receive opportunities to start while Zack Wheeler battles to pitch for the first time since 2014. RHP Noah Syndergaard Starts: 32 ERA: 2.60 K/9: 10.57 HR/9: 0.8 fWar: 5.6 RHP Jacob deGrom Starts...
Via Around Citi
1 day ago

MMN Top 100 Prospects: #12 Alonso Displays Power In Debut

(Jacob Resnick/MetsMinors.Net) #12 1B Peter Alonso Ht: 6’3″ Wt: 225 Level: Class-A Short Season Brooklyn Cyclones B/T: R/R Age: 22 (December 7, 1994) Age Dif: -0.1 Acquired: Drafted in Round 2 (#64) in 2016 from University of Florida 2016 MiLB Statistics: 30 G, 109 AB, 20 R, 35 H, 12 2B, 3B, 5 HR, 21 RBI, 11 BB, 22 K, .321/.382/.587 The 2016 Amateur Draft saw the New York...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

Could Jay Bruce go south … to the Braves?

The Mets have a glut of outfielders this year, and it’s no secret they would like to deal Jay Bruce, who arrived at the trade deadline last season from the Reds for high-rated prospect Dilson Herrera. What would be a good landing spot for the corner outfielder who will turn 30 this year? It just might be in Atlanta. The Braves do not have a glut of outfielders. In fact, as...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

UNC in the MLB: Mets ink Matt Harvey to avoid arbitration

Mets avoid arbitration, sign starting pitcher Matt Harvey to one-year deal The New York Mets were able to avoid arbitration with some of their young stars, including starting pitcher Matt Harvey. When a player has been in the league between three and six years, or qualifies as a “super two”, he becomes arbitration eligible. The […] UNC in the MLB: Mets ink Matt Harvey to avoid...
Via Keeping It Heel
2 days ago

WATCH: The New York Mets quest to trade Jay Bruce goes on and on...

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Jim Duquette and Nelson Figueroa discuss how the offseason has shaped the market for outfielder Jay Bruce, as the endless quest to trade him drags on.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins’ future as Mets manager

Terry Collins is entering the 2017 MLB season as the oldest manager in the sport.  He will turn 68 this May as he begins his seventh and possibly final season as the Mets skipper.  Many have speculated that Collins will retire at the end of this season although he has cast doubt on that notion saying that he is unsure of his future.  Let us look at a few possible replacements...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago

BBP: Fangraphs’ 2017 Mets projections, Matt Harvey’s return

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger and I discuss Fangraphs’ 2017 New York Mets (and National League East) projections, question Matt Harvey’s return and what both his and fans’ expectations should be, and early Spring Training success.
Via Around Citi
3 days ago

Projected 2017 New York Mets starting lineup and statistics

The New York Mets re-signed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and second baseman Neil Walker this winter as it looks to clinch its third consecutive postseason berth for the first time in franchise history.  Projection courtesy of Steamer. 1. RF Curtis Granderson Games: 131Batting average: .236 On-base percentage: .335 Slugging percentage: .424 Home runs: 22 fWAR: 1.6 2. 3B David Wright...
Via Around Citi
3 days ago

New York Mets: Is keeping Jay Bruce that bad?

There have been nonspot rumors since the season ended that the New York Mets are looking to trade Jay Bruce. Sandy Alderson exercised the one year $13 million team option on his contract hoping to nab in a large sum in a trade for the power hitting right fielder. As of now, there has been little to no movement on the trade front that the organization is any closer to trading the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets settle with Familia, Harvey, deGrom, 3 others

NEW YORK (AP) All-Star closer Jeurys Familia got a sizable raise from the New York Mets on Friday while still waiting to find out whether he'll be suspended by Major League Baseball under the sport's domestic violence policy. Familia will make $7,425,000, up from $4.1 million last season. Starters Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, who both had season-ending surgery, also settled for...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robert Gsellman talks 2017 for the New York Mets

New York Mets pitcher Robert Gsellman joins SNY's Mets Hot Stove to discuss the importance of his experience from last year going into his first full season in 2017.
Via SNY
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets GM: Tim Tebow will ‘be around’ at’ big-league camp

The New York Mets earlier this week announced the minor-league players who received an invite to the team’s big-league spring training camp. Perhaps not surprisingly, Tim Tebow’s name wasn’t on the list. But that doesn’t mean the 29-year-old prospect won’t see some action at the major league level during spring training, so says Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Duda, Mets agree to $7.25M deal after injury-plagued season

NEW YORK (AP) First baseman Lucas Duda and the New York Mets avoided arbitration when they agreed to a $7.25 million, one-year contract, a small raise after an injury-plagued season. Duda, who hit 57 home runs from 2014-15, missed four months last year and was limited to 47 games because of a stress fracture in his lower back. He returned Sept. 18 as a part-time player and finished...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wally Backman calls out New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson

The panel on SNY's Baseball Night in New York looks into Wally Backman's recent negative comments about New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.
Via SNY
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow doesn't get invited to the Mets' major-league camp for spring training

The odds were against Tim Tebow being invited up to the Mets' Spring Training camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and the team made it official on Wednesday: No Tebow at the team's highest level camp.The 29-year-old former Heisman winner wasn't among the 13 prospects invited up to train with the Mets when the team convenes in South Florida in February—a list that includes first baseman...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Tim Tebow won’t join Mets at major league spring training after all

Tim Tebow was not among the New York Mets minor league players to receive an invite to the team’s major league spring training. The 29-year-old will instead take part in the Mets’ minor league camp. The Mets have named Chase Bradford, Xorge Carillo, P.J Conlon, Phillip Eveans, Luis Guillermo, Kevin McGowan, David Roseboom, Paul Sewald, Dominic Smith, Champ Stuart, Travis Taijeron...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets, Mejia go through formality of agreeing to contract

NEW YORK (AP) Suspended relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia and the New York Mets went through the formality Tuesday of agreeing to a one-year contract worth $1,976,000, money he will not ever receive. Mejia was given a lifetime ban from baseball last Feb. 12 after his third positive test under the major league drug program. He remains on the Mets roster on the restricted list, and because...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What is left for the New York Mets this offseason?

In early December, the New York Mets signed star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a lucrative four-year deal. The deal keeps the Mets as serious playoff contenders for the next few seasons, but also creates a logjam in the outfield. The Mets now have Cespedes to go a long with lefties Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto, as well as Juan Lagares. The three lefties are all...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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