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Around the Horn: Familia, Reed form bullpen backbone

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:35:56 EDT

With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., by Feb. 12, it's time to dissect the Mets' 2017 roster. This is the third of a six-part Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at projected starters and backups heading into the season. Next up: relievers.



Smith No. 3 on Pipeline's Top 10 1B Prospects list

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:01:28 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 first base prospects.



Mets absent among contenders for HOF in '17

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:10:07 EDT

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.



Longtime scout Minor made major impact

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Veteran scout Harry Minor, who helped the Mets draft Dwight Gooden in 1982, 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.



Trade market dwindling for Mets' Bruce

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:43:15 EDT

The Mets' market for Jay Bruce, which as of New Year's Day included as many as a half-dozen suitors, has evaporated down to one or two.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



Rosario hopes to follow Reyes' path for Mets

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:15:19 EDT

As Amed Rosario develops from an intriguing prospect to one of baseball's best, he has leaned at various points along the way on a few people in particular.



Mets avoid arbitration with Harvey, deGrom, 3 others

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:14:34 EDT

The Mets have reportedly avoided arbitration with starting pitchers Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, as well as relievers Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed and catcher Travis d'Arnaud. Each has agreed to terms on a one-year contract. The club has not confirmed the deals.



Duda, Mets avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:24:07 EDT

The Mets and first baseman Lucas Duda avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract for 2017, the club announced on Thursday. The deal is worth $7.25 million, according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman.



Mets' Top 30 prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:11:27 EDT

Who 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.



Around the Horn: Mets confident in corner vets

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:21:29 EDT

With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., by Feb. 12, it's time to dissect the Mets' 2017 roster. This is the second of a six-part Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at projected starters and backups heading into the season. Next up: corner infielders.



Mets sign lefty Wilk to Minor League deal

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:11:08 EDT

Their bullpen lacking a traditional left-handed specialist, the Mets signed southpaw Adam Wilk to a Minor League contract Thursday that includes an invite to Spring Training.



Inbox: How big of a role will Conforto play?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:39:46 EDT

How much leeway will the Mets give Michael Conforto to bounce back? Who will be the fifth outfielder? Find out in the latest Inbox.



Mets, Wheeler avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:42:09 EDT

The Mets and Zack Wheeler have avoided arbitration by coming to terms on a one-year for 2017, the club announced on Wednesday. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported the deal is worth $800,000.



Smith heads list of Mets' 13 NRI additions

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:44:49 EDT

First baseman Dominic Smith, the Mets' second-ranked prospect, highlights a list of 13 non-roster players the Mets have invited to big league Spring Training.



Thor drops track list for 'Noah Syndergaard mixtape'

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:40:52 EDT

Thor drops track list for "Noah Syndergaard mixtape"



Ordonez introduced himself with a miraculous throw

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:31:38 EDT

Ordonez introduced himself with a miraculous throw



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.



Mets to figure prominently at NY BBWAA Awards dinner

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:44:24 EDT

Though the primary objective of the Baseball Writers' Association of America's annual New York Chapter dinner is to distribute hardware for the BBWAA's national awards, including the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards for both leagues, the event always contains a certain Mets flair.



Around the Horn: d'Arnaud bounceback key at backstop

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:22:05 EDT

With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., by Feb. 12, it's time to dissect the Mets' 2016 roster. This is the first of a multipart Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at projected starters and backups heading into the season.



Franchise favorite Alfonzo to manage Brooklyn

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:35:33 EDT

A franchise favorite will return to a prominent role in the Mets' organization this season. Class A Short-Season Brooklyn announced Thursday that Edgardo Alfonzo will become its manager in 2017.



Inbox: Will Wright or Reyes play third?

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 16:23:38 EDT

The new year is upon us, with plenty for the Mets still to do. Now that teams around Major League Baseball are back from their holiday breaks, the Mets' offseason agenda should kick into high gear. Atop their list? A trade of Jay Bruce and the acquisition of at least one reliever. In the meantime, here is another batch of questions and answers to open 2017.



Cespedes, injuries remain Mets' top concerns

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:00:00 EDT

The Mets have several questions that will be answered as they head into the 2017 season, including those regarding Terry Collins' future, Yoenis Cespedes' mindset and injuries to David Wright and the rotation.



Former MLB catcher Cannizzaro dies at 78

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:10:53 EDT

Chris Cannizzaro, an original 1962 Met and the first All-Star in Padres franchise history, died on Thursday at the age of 78.



Mets make playoffs in '16, fall short of goal

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:12:47 EDT

Still soaring from their World Series appearance in 2015, the Mets entered this past season with higher expectations than at nearly any point in their 54-year history. Among the National League's preseason favorites, the Mets aimed to combine their standout starting pitching with a good-enough offense to return to October glory. It didn't work out quite according to plan.



5 pitchers who dropped off Hall ballot too soon

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:53:50 EDT

Here are some of the pitchers who, since the rule's institution in 1979, surprisingly didn't get the five percent they needed for a second year on the Hall-of-Fame ballot.



6 surprising Hall ballot one-and-done hitters

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 21:50:47 EDT

This is Tim Raines' 10th and final year of eligibility on the Hall of Fame ballot, and the campaigning for Rock has been strong. But there will also be, inevitably, those among the candidates who never get that full run of chances. There is a host of one-and-dones through the decades of Hall of Fame voting, some more surprising than others. MLB.com takes a look at some of the players who missed the five-percent cutoff -- despite comparing favorably to certain Hall of Famers.



Most amazing National League games of 2016

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:50:58 EDT

At the end of an amazing October, one team was standing: the Chicago Cubs, who broke a 108-year championship drought and won the World Series for the National League. But 14 other NL teams played all season and had their own pinnacle moments. In consultation with each club's beat reporter, here is the game of the year for each club in the NL in 2016.



Source: Lugo to play for PR in WBC

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:15:53 EDT

Puerto Rico added a pair of Major Leaguers to its World Baseball Classic roster on Tuesday. Mets pitcher Seth Lugo and Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario have committed to play for Puerto Rico in the 2017 tournament, sources told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.



Field restoration a fitting tribute to Forde

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:57 EDT

There is an unmarked softball diamond near the southeastern tip of this tiny New Jersey borough where, past the deepest edge of left-center field, the Empire State Building rises over a lake. Scan right and One World Trade Center becomes visible, peeking out from behind a tangle of fallen trees and tufted underbrush.



Ho ho ho! Nimmo gets in the spirit

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:42:43 EDT

The Mets' 2011 first-round Draft pick Brandon Nimmo made his big league debut in Atlanta last June, and he should again play a role in the outfield in '17. Here's a holiday-themed Q&A with the gregarious rookie, who shares how he spends his Christmas in and around snowy Wyoming.



Mets likely to look in-house to fill center-field spot

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:15:56 EDT

While the Mets have recently considered "creative" center-field solutions, according to a source, including a potential trade for five-time All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen, it remains highly unlikely that the team will move forward on any such deal.