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Last Build Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:58:05 EDT

 



Play Ball auction honoring late Mets staffer Forde

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:50:44 EDT

More than two dozen Mets employees from various sects of the organization climbed onto a Winter Meetings stage early Monday, there to provide the kind of support that late staffer Shannon Forde always did. Longtime Mets public relations executive Jay Horwitz sighed loudly as he attempted to describe the impact that Forde had on the organization.



Mets narrow Winter Meetings focus to dealing OF

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 23:00:00 EDT

The Mets' signing of Yoenis Cespedes last week may have rejiggered their offseason plan, but it shouldn't make their presence at the Winter Meetings any less intriguing. Rather than spend all their time entertaining Cespedes' agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, the Mets will simply pivot to the next item on their agenda: a trade of Jay Bruce.



Mets to hold holiday coat drive Wednesday

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:45:14 EDT

The Mets will host their annual holiday coat drive Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET at the Citi Field team store. All fans donating at least one coat will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to select Mets home games in April 2017.



Mets likely out on FA closers; Wheeler in 'pen?

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 19:36:12 EDT

The free-agent market for outfielders is thinner than usual at the dawn of the Winter Meetings. For starting pitchers, it is practically nonexistent. But the market for late-inning relievers is robust, with closers Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon all hitting free agency at the same time.



Mets settle with Rivera at non-tender deadline

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:00:00 EDT

Seeking 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.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 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.



Asdrubal to play for Venezuela in Classic

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:55:00 EDT

Fresh 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.



deGrom past elbow woes, sees 'window' for title

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:50:53 EDT

Initially, 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.



Charity auction to help recognize Forde

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 19:08:21 EDT

Major League Baseball's "Play Ball" charity auction, an annual Winter Meetings initiative, has taken on a more personal tone this year for the Mets. A portion of proceeds from this week's auction will go toward the renovation and renaming of a youth baseball and softball field in honor of Shannon Forde, the Mets' staffer who passed away from breast cancer in March.



Mets' Top 30 prospects list

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 19:17:22 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.



Mets may seek match for Bruce at Meetings

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:32:36 EDT

Signing 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.



Mets schedule spring report, workout dates

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:22:39 EDT

A 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.



Winter Meetings interview: Mets Charity Auction

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:41:55 EDT

Jeff Wilpon, Jay Horwitz, Melanie LeGrande and Josh Rawitch talk about the Mets Charity Auction to benefit Shannon Forde Field at the Winter Meetings on Monday.



deGrom champions Syndergaard's hitting

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 22:39:29 EDT

deGrom champions Syndergaard's hitting



Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.



Cespedes, Mets finalize $110M deal

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:26:09 EDT

Yoenis 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.



Mets fielding calls on Bruce, Granderson

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:31:26 EDT

Yoenis 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.



Mets send Verrett to Orioles for cash

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:45:37 EDT

To 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.



The Next Big Leaguers: Mets' Cecchini

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDT

The 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.



Meet the Mets' newest outfielder

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:53:21 EDT

Meet the Mets' newest outfielder



Cespedes deal shortens Mets' list at Meetings

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:10:34 EDT

Unlike 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.



Teufel remains in Mets organization

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:36:15 EDT

Tim 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.



Granderson continues to give during Thanksgiving season

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:58:12 EDT

Since 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.



Thor opts to forgo WBC, stick with routine

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:43:07 EDT

Despite 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.



Source: TV voice Cohen signs multiyear deal

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:43:21 EDT

Play-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.



Inbox: Could Mets replace d'Arnaud with free agent?

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:28:34 EDT

As 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:



Becerra, Rosario among Mets' protected prospects

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:02:50 EDT

A 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.



With Walker back, T.J.'s future uncertain

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:57:18 EDT

Among 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.



The Mets take the Mannequin Challenge up a notch

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:55:59 EDT

The Mets take the Mannequin Challenge up a notch



Tebow ends Arizona Fall League campaign on high note

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:24:23 EDT

Tim 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.



Jose of all trades: Reyes ready to show versatility

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:30:50 EDT

Neil 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.



Sherlock named third-base coach, catching instructor

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:11:45 EDT

The 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.



Mets extend spring stay at Tradition Field

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:45:59 EDT

On 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.



Watch Mr. Met try to pull off the #MannequinChallenge

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:30:37 EDT

Watch Mr. Met try to pull off the #MannequinChallenge



Walker accepts Mets' qualifying offer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:42:59 EDT

One 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.



I Am Legend: Colon leaves Mets with memories

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:41:34 EDT

Bartolo 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.



Cespedes wins first NL Silver Slugger Award

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:15:10 EDT

As 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.



Granderson named Marvin Miller Man of Year

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 21:51:43 EDT

About 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.