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METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

What Would Have To Happen For Mets To Get Tulo

Bloggers and sports columnists have been all over the possible Troy Tulowitzki to the New York Mets story. Where it stands is that many say, “it’s definitely not happening” and others say, “it’s unlikely, maybe a 5-10% chance.” So the odds are pretty slim that something like this will go down. I thought I’d come at the question based on how far apart the two sides...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Exclusive: Mets Prospect Kyle Johnson Looks Back on Championship Season

Outfielder Kyle Johnson was a key part of the Binghamton Mets run to win the 2014 Eastern League Championship. Kyle played in 103 games and hit .259/.344/.384 with 25 doubles, 4 triples, and 4 home runs. He also stole 12 bases and had 14 outfield assists while playing all three outfield positions. Kyle was drafted in 2012 by the Los Angeles Angels in the 25th round out of Washington...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

With the Mets offseason essentially over, here’s my first stab at our projected Opening Day Roster. Starting Rotation Matt Harvey – The Mets ace will start the home opener. Jacob deGrom – Look for Act II to be just as special. Jon Niese – No way Mets go with five righties in rotation. Zack Wheeler – Must reduce pitch counts, but young and improving. Bartolo Colon ...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What is Dillon Gee’s trade value?

In an age in baseball where there is a glut of pitching, in an offseason where there is plenty of front-line talent available, and with all the assets the New York Mets have the ability to move, it seems Dillon Gee is the one they are shopping around the most aggressively. Gee is a fine back-end of the rotation starter, but in the end he is just that – a back-end starter.  Number...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies and Mets kicking around Troy Tulowitzki trade

The New York Mets need a shortstop. Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada are nice players, but the Mets need someone who can make more of an impact at the position offensively. That doesn’t leave general manager Sandy Alderson many options. How many MLB shortstops can provide middle-of-the-order run production, while also playing excellent defense? Ian Desmond fits such criteria, but...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Case For Not Trading Gee

There’s been a lot of talk about the Mets wanting to trade Dillon Gee. I understand their reasoning and on the surface it all makes sense. However, I wouldn’t be the contrarian I am if I didn’t examine the other side. Sure, the rotation looks crowded with the return of Matt Harvey. But, what if his return from elbow surgery isn’t smooth? What if Jon Niese continues to falter...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Sandy Alderson match Frank Cashen in talent acquisition?

One of the things we’ve talked about a lot recently is how one of the primary functions of a general manager is talent accumulation. Frank Cashen is held up as the best GM in club history and there’s little doubt he did a tremendous job in adding talent to the organization. Sandy Alderson is trying to follow a similar blueprint. How does Alderson compare to Cashen in this...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

For the New York Mets, perceived silence is golden

Much to the dismay of most fans, the Winter Meetings came and went with no major moves made by the New York Mets. Instead, it was defined by a series of small moves that spoke volumes as to the direction that the team and GM Sandy Alderson wants to go in. The perception of failure to pull the trigger on a major trade that would land a shortsstop lends to the theory that the team...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected 2015 New York Mets Opening Day lineup and statistics

New York Mets manager Terry Collins revealed his projected 2015 opening day lineup during a press conference on Wednesday morning. Collins’ projected lineup is as follows, with offensive projections courtesy of Steamer. 1. Juan Lagares – CF .256/.298/.360 — 8 HR, 27 2b   2. Curtis Granderson – LF.223/.315/.400 — 19 HR, 20 2B 3. David Wright – 3B.275/.347/...
Via Around Citi
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the New York Mets improve enough to compete?

The New York Mets finished 79-83 in 2014. It was the year every Mets fan heard and thought would be the year they make it back to the playoffs. An injury to their best player, set them back a year as Matt Harvey missed the whole season after under going Tommy John Surgery at the end of the 2013 season. Now, there are no more excuses for Sandy Alderson or Terry Collins. This is the...
Via NYMetsLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Opening Day lineup projection

After 6 consectuive losing seasons, the New York Mets have built up enough major league talent to give some people hope that a Wild Card position isn’t out of reach. In preparation for the season, manager Terry Collins announced what he projects as the Opening Day starting lineup given the roster that the Mets have at this moment. Here are his projections followed by my analysis...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who starts for the New York Mets on Opening Day?

Terry Collins told the Post that there is a possibility the Mets hold out Matt Harvey during the team’s first road trip as a way to conserve innings. It is a long way down the road, but if the Mets do decide to go this route then the question becomes who starts Opening Day when the New York Mets start the season against the Washington Nationals? Here are the options along with...
Via NYMetsLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Rumors: Jung-Ho Kang Update

The New York Mets have remained undecided on who will play the shortstop position, with indecision on Sandy Alderson’s part about whether to make a bid for Korean infielder Jung-Ho Kang. Kang was posted by the Nexen Heros of the Korean Baseball Organization on Monday December 15th, and teams will be able to bid on Kang until 5pm this Friday, December 19th. The highest bidding team...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former New York Met signs with KBO’s SK Wyverns

Former New York Mets outfielder Jason Pridie has signed on with KBO’s SK Wyverns, according to MLB Trade Rumors. The Mets selected Pridie off waivers on Feb. 10, 2010, from the Minnesota Twins. The Phoenix native impressed at Triple-A Buffalo in 2010 before playing in 101 games for the big league team in 2011. He produced a .231/.309/.371 clip, but both Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs...
Via Around Citi
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee: ‘Mets are ready to win'; but will he be there?

New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee appeared on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” Monday afternoon to discuss the team’s progress. In no uncertain terms did Gee hold back: He believes the club will contend in 2015. But Gee himself is no guarantee to be part of the team. The Daily News last week reported the pitcher’s days with the organization may be numbered as the Mets...
Via Around Citi
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: MiLB Money vs Japan & Words from the Winter Meetings

Anthony Seratelli came into spring training with a chance to make the New York Mets roster in a utility role. Instead, the 31-year-old career minor-league veteran spent the entire season in Triple-A. Now he’s heading to Japan. Seratelli signed a one-year contract with the Seibu Lions, and the primary reason was money. Nine years after […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets leave winter mettings with bench bat

Despite rumors that the New York Mets in talks with a handful of teams, mainly over pitcher Dillon Gee, they left the MLB’s winter meetings without making a big trade. However the Mets did manage to meet one of their big needs before leaving Southern California. On Thursday, the Mets signed John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year, $1.45 million contract. Mayberry returns to the National...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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