METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mets manager Terry Collins hopes Tim Tebow will play in Spring Training games

Despite looking very overmatched in the Arizona Fall League, Tim Tebow apparently plans to continue his baseball career, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins even wants to see Tebow play in some of the team’s Spring Training games in 2017. Collins told the media on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings that he hopes “you will see Tim Tebow in some of our [Spring Training] games”...
Via The Comeback
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Mets aren’t panicking over Conforto’s and d’Arnaud’s slides

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Mets are discussing subtracting, and not adding, a bat at these winter meetings based partly on the assumption two previously promising pieces can rebound in 2017. Michael Conforto and Travis d’Arnaud, both of whom qualified as disappointments last season, will be important figures in what general manager Sandy Alderson expects...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

GM’s joke shows Mets making right call on Tebow’s spring training

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — In his suite here at the Gaylord National, Sandy Alderson stood, smirked and fielded a fair question from a reporter: Would there be any benefit for the Mets to put baseball neophyte Tim Tebow in their major league spring training, as opposed to placing him in their minor league camp and...
Via New York Post
7 hours ago

Mets plan to assign Tebow to Minors camp

When the Mets decided to ship Tim Tebow out to the Arizona Fall League in October, they did so fully believing he was "overmatched" -- general manager Sandy Alderson's word -- by the competition there. But the Mets sent him anyway because they believed if Tebow were to succeed at age 29, his crash course in baseball would need to include as many actual games as possible.
Via Mets.com
8 hours ago

Tim Tebow likely to start in Mets minor league camp

If Tim Tebow is going to fulfill his dream of making it to the Major Leagues, he’s got some work to do. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that Tebow was “likely” to start with the Mets minor league camp when Spring Training commences in March, although he still could be brought over for occasional action with the Major League team. From there, Alderson...
Via SEC Country
10 hours ago

Jose Reyes to practice in outfield, could see time in CF

Expect Jose Reyes to be a versatile player next season. The New York Mets have said they will try Reyes out in the outfield during spring training. On Tuesday, manager Terry Collins said that Reyes could see time in center field. Terry Collins said Jose Reyes may see some time at CF if needed. They may prep Michael Conforto & Travis d'Arnaud for 1B in event of injury. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Teams Asking About Robert Gsellman, But Mets Not Interested In Trading Him

Teams have asked the Mets about right-hander Robert Gsellman, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, but Sandy Alderson has told them he’s not available. Gsellman, 23, burst onto the scene in 2016 after injuries kept on mounting throughout the year. Initially promoted from Triple A Las Vegas when lefty Steven Matz was placed on the disabled list in August, Gsellman figured to be pitching...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago

Terry Collins Looks Ahead To Spring Training and 2017 Season

Mets manager Terry Collins made an appearance on MLB Network on Tuesday, and he shared his thoughts on the team for Spring Training and the 2017 season. 1.  With Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz all coming off varying levels of surgery he will go slow with them in Spring Training and the challenge in 2017 will be keeping them all healthy. He will be creative...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago

WATCH: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson answers fans questions

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson answers questions from the fans as he stops by the set of SNY's Mets Hot Stove, live from the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Amed Rosario Could See Time at Third Base

(TCpalm.com) According to Steve Gelbs of SNY, the New York Mets intend to have top prospect Amed Rosario learn third base during the upcoming season as part of a change in organizational philosophy. Overall, the New York Mets organization now wants to expose all of their prospects to multiple positions to make them more versatile, and therefore more valuable. It should be noted...
Via MetsMinor.net
18 hours ago

Zack Wheeler May Pitch Out of the Bullpen in 2017

In one of the more surprising quotes to come from Sandy Alderson at the Winter Meetings, the Mets General Manager confirmed that the team is looking at possibly using Zack Wheeler out of the bullpen in 2017. Wheeler, 26, is making his return from Tommy John surgery and has not pitched in a game since September 25, 2014. We had thought to see Wheeler at some point in 2016, but setbacks...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 hours ago

Recapping Day 1 of the 2016 Winter Meetings for the Mets

Here's what you missed.
Via NJ.com
22 hours ago

The Mets should embrace their big-market reality with Jay Bruce

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Sometimes at work, you want to juggle and pivot and create all sorts of appealing options for yourself. Other times, you just need to trade Jay Bruce. This isn’t brain surgery, right? I highly suspect the Mets know this, too. One opposing general manager offered his informed take, on the condition...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Mets plan to use Reyes in outfield during spring training

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Jose Reyes could be switching positions once again. A four-time All-Star shortstop, Reyes was moved to third base when he returned last summer to the New York Mets, who needed a fill-in for injured captain David Wright. Reyes figures to see action in the outfield during spring training next year. ''We didn't want to do it last year because we didn't want to...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What will the New York Mets do at the MLB Winter Meetings?

The panel on SNY's Mets Hot Stove talks about the most pressing offseason concerns for the New York Mets heading into the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: When will the New York Mets trade Jay Bruce?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Steve Gelbs, Andy Martino, and Dave Lennon discuss the team's eagerness to trade outfielder Jay Bruce during the MLB Winter Meetings.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Catcher Rene Rivera, Mets agree to $1.75 million, 1-yr deal

NEW YORK (AP) Catcher Rene Rivera and the New York Mets have agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract, a raise of $50,000. The 33-year-old, whose playing time increased after starter Travis d'Arnaud got hurt, hit .222 with six homers and 26 RBIs in 65 games this year and threw out 18 of 61 runners attempting to steal. He has a .213 career average in eight big league seasons...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets prefer to trade Bruce, not Conforto or Lagares

The New York Mets apparently have a strict preference as to which of their outfielders they would like to keep and which they would like to deal now that they have a surplus following the signing of Yoenis Cespedes. According to a report by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com on Wednesday, the Mets are making it clear that they don’t intend to deal Michael Conforto or Juan Lagares and instead...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow pays visit to NYPD precinct to honor fallen officer

Tim Tebow may have struggled a tad in the Arizona Fall League during his improbable try at a professional baseball career with the New York Mets. But that doesn’t mean the organization doesn’t recognize the former quarterback can nevertheless do wonders in the area of community outreach despite his perceived shortcomings on the field. Tebow on Tuesday paid a visit to NYPD’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto and the Development of Pull Power

Though it’s not entirely clear why, it nevertheless appears to be the case that the direction of a batted ball matters when you’re attempting to model the distance over which that same batted ball will travel. Perhaps it’s because of the “slice” balls exhibit off the bat. Perhaps it’s because they exhibit less slice when batted in the direction of the pull side. Perhaps...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard reacts to Cespedes deal with great tweet

Noah Syndergaard has once again proven why he is among the best and brightest professional athletes currently entertaining the masses on Twitter. The New York Mets pitcher took to social media to tweet his reaction to the news the team has signed slugger Yoenis Cespedes to a reported four-year, $110M deal. As often is the case with Syndergaard’s most whimsical social media...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes re-signs with Mets for four years, $110 mill

Yoenis Cespedes opted out of the final two years of his contract with the Mets earlier this month, but that does not mean the outfielder ever intended to leave New York. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Mets have re-signed Cespedes to a four-year, $110 million deal. Sources: Cespedes back to #Mets. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2016 Sources...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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