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Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:00:00 EDTSeeking to retain some veteran depth behind the plate, the Mets on Friday settled with Rene Rivera on a $1.75 million contract to avoid arbitration. Rivera will compete with Kevin Plawecki for a spot backing up starting catcher Travis d'Arnaud.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:55:00 EDTFresh off one of the best seasons of his career, Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is set to represent his native Venezuela in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:50:53 EDTInitially, it hurt Jacob deGrom to snap his fingers. So deGrom, coming off surgery to displace a nerve in his right elbow, did what any curious pitcher would do. He continued snapping the fingers on his right hand until one day, finally, the pain disappeared.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:32:36 EDTSigning Yoenis Cespedes was the most important part of the Mets' winter plan. Now that they've achieved it, next week's Winter Meetings take on an entirely different tone for a club already largely satisfied with its offseason.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:22:39 EDTA day after generating plenty of optimism by making their Yoenis Cespedes signing official, the Mets on Thursday announced a series of 2017 Spring Training dates.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 22:39:29 EDTdeGrom champions Syndergaard's hitting
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:26:09 EDTYoenis Cespedes climbed atop a stage at Citi Field on Wednesday for a news conference to announce his four-year, $110 million contract to return to the Mets.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 19:17:22 EDTWho do the Mets have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:31:26 EDTYoenis Cespedes' return to the Mets was a perfect marriage in all ways but one: the Mets now have four power-hitting corner outfielders on their roster, and no place to play them all.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:45:37 EDTTo make room for Yoenis Cespedes on their 40-man roster, the Mets completed a minor trade with the Orioles on Wednesday, swapping right-hander Logan Verrett for cash.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDTThe Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:53:21 EDTMeet the Mets' newest outfielder
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:10:34 EDTUnlike last offseason, when negotiations for Yoenis Cespedes dragged into late January, both Cespedes and the Mets demonstrated a willingness to wrap up the star outfielder's free agency quickly in 2016. The two sides agreed to terms Tuesday on a four-year, $110 million deal, pending a physical, meaning the Winter Meetings will be about other roster issues for the Mets.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:03:46 EDTThe Today's Game Era ballot for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be voted upon this Sunday at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md. Five former Major League players, three executives and two managers will be considered, and the results of the voting will be announced live on MLB Network's "MLB Tonight" at 6 p.m. ET.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:36:15 EDTTim Teufel will remain in the Mets' organization as their roving Minor League infield instructor and club ambassador for the 2017 season, the team announced on Friday.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:58:12 EDTSince the Mets bowed out of postseason play seven weeks ago, outfielder Curtis Granderson has crisscrossed the eastern United States, running charity events in both New York City and his native Chicago.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:43:07 EDTDespite his status as one of Major League Baseball's top American-born pitchers, Mets starter Noah Syndergaard will not participate in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:43:21 EDTPlay-by-play broadcaster Gary Cohen, a staple of SNY's Mets broadcasts for the past 11 seasons, will remain in the booth for the foreseeable future. Cohen has signed a multiyear contract to remain with SNY, according to a source, keeping the network's broadcast team of Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling intact. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:28:34 EDTAs far as the Mets are concerned, everything continues to revolve around Yoenis Cespedes. He is the centerpiece of their offseason, the starting point from which just about everything else will unfold. But neither the Mets nor Cespedes' camp expect a resolution until at least December, as the All-Star outfielder feels out his market. In the interim, let us present a Cespedes-free Inbox addressing the Mets' other issues:
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:02:50 EDTA year ago, the Mets left outfield prospect Wuilmer Becerra -- part of the 2012 trade that brought Noah Syndergaard and Travis d'Arnaud to New York for R.A. Dickey -- unprotected in advance of the Rule 5 Draft. No one selected him. But the Mets were not about to take that risk again.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:57:18 EDTAmong those who stand to be most affected by the Mets' reacquisition of Neil Walker is T.J. Rivera, a fellow second baseman whose big-league breakthrough came about largely because of Walker's season-ending back injury. It is not an ideal situation for Rivera, 28, who retains his rookie eligibility after hitting .333 with three home runs in 33 games, But things, he knows, can rapidly change.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:55:59 EDTThe Mets take the Mannequin Challenge up a notch
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:24:23 EDTTim Tebow ended the Arizona Fall League on a high note Thursday afternoon, reaching base a season-high three times as his Scottsdale Scorpions tied the Mesa Solar Sox, 6-6.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:30:50 EDTNeil Walker's return to the Mets on a $17.2 million qualifying offer may have left Jose Reyes without a starting position. But it's versatility, Reyes knows, that could make him one of the Mets' most valuable bench players in 2017.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:11:45 EDTThe Mets announced on Tuesday that they have removed Teufel from his post as third-base coach, replacing him with longtime D-backs coach Glenn Sherlock.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:45:59 EDTOn the same day they released their 2017 Spring Training schedule, the Mets also extended their stay in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for another quarter-century.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:30:37 EDTWatch Mr. Met try to pull off the #MannequinChallenge
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:42:59 EDTOne of the Mets' most uncertain positions received a shot of stability on Monday, when second baseman Neil Walker accepted a one-year, $17.2-million qualifying offer to return to Flushing.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:41:34 EDTBartolo Colon, who signed with the Braves on Friday, went 44-34 with a 3.90 ERA over three seasons, all of them over the age of 40. Here's a look back at the fan favorite's top moments in Flushing.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:15:10 EDTAs the Mets' pursuit of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes takes shape, the club on Thursday received another reminder of what makes him so valuable. Cespedes won his first National League Silver Slugger Award, presented by Louisville Slugger.
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 21:51:43 EDTAbout a week after winning Major League Baseball's highest off-field honor, the Roberto Clemente Award, Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson on Wednesday took home a similar accolade: the MLB Players' Association's Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.