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Amazin Avenue Jan 20, 2017
Orioles sign Mark Trumbo

Orioles sign Mark Trumbo

Another potential Jay Bruce landing spot closes Although the Mets continue to shop right fielder Jay Bruce, their potential trading partners are dwindling rapidly. Earlier this week, the Blue Jays signed Jose Bautista and the Phillies signed Michael Saunders to fill their outfield vacancies. Now the Orioles, who have had trade talks with the Mets about Bruce, have officially agreed to a three-year deal with slugger Mark Trumbo. The deal does not necessarily foreclose the possibility that the Mets could make a deal with the Orioles. Trumbo is best-suited to be a designated hitter—he cost...
SportsNet New York Jan 19, 2017

Latest on Bruce/OF Market: Jays, Phillies and O's likely no longer interested

The Mets have been trying to trade Jay Bruce since early December, with the Jays, O's and Rangers reportedly showing the most interest.
Trade Market for Jay Bruce Continues to Shrink for New York Mets

Trade Market for Jay Bruce Continues to Shrink for New York Mets

The trade market for New York Mets' outfielder Jay Bruce appears to be dwindling. With both the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies adding outfielders, the Mets may be down to just a team or two as potential trade partners for Bruce.
Mets 360 Jan 18, 2017

Could Jay Bruce go south … to the Braves?

The Mets have a glut of outfielders this year, and it’s no secret they would like to deal Jay Bruce, who arrived at the trade deadline last season from the Reds for high-rated prospect Dilson Herrera. What would be a…Read more →
Amazin Avenue Jan 18, 2017
Mets Morning News: Hall of Fame announcements approaching, Jeremy Hefner retires

Mets Morning News: Hall of Fame announcements approaching, Jeremy Hefner retires

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.  Meet the Mets As spring training approaches, the trade market for Jay Bruce is dwindling. Former Met Jeremy Hefner is retiring from baseball. Hefner, who spent last season in St. Louis’ farm system, cited a partially torn rotator cuff as the cause for his decision. Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com ranked the Mets’ top prospects. The BP Mets staff playfully described how Seattle GM Jerry DiPoto would run the Mets. Jacob deGrom hopes 2017 is the year all Mets starters stay healthy. Around the NL East Edinson...
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 17, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Mets' Jay Bruce to Giants or Rangers?

MLB trade rumors: Mets' Jay Bruce to Giants or Rangers?

With spring training one month away, the Mets are still stuck with Jay Bruce. Who's interested in the slugger?
Amazin Avenue Jan 17, 2017
Mets Morning News: Mets’ trade options for Bruce dwindling

Mets Morning News: Mets’ trade options for Bruce dwindling

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The number of potential destinations for Jay Bruce appears to be down to two, as the Phillies and Blue Jays may have found alternate options for their outfields. Around the NL East The Phillies signed free-agent Michael Saunders to help shore up their outfield for 2017. The Braves and the Nationals both have prospects on MLB.com’s Pipeline’s All-Defense Team. Marlins Park is currently being transformed to host the “Race of Champions” this upcoming weekend. Around MLB David Ortiz denied rumors...
SportsNet New York Jan 17, 2017

Latest on Bruce/OF Market: Blue Jays and Phillies may not be an option

The Mets have been trying to trade Jay Bruce since early December, with the Jays, O's and Rangers reportedly showing the most interest.
New York Post Jan 16, 2017
Mets’ Jay Bruce trade market may be down to two

Mets’ Jay Bruce trade market may be down to two

The narrow market for Jay Bruce is getting even thinner. With the Blue Jays and Phillies reportedly on the verge of filling outfield vacancies, the Mets may have to get creative in their efforts to trade Bruce, who became expendable when the club signed Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year contract worth $110 million in November....
Amazin Avenue Jan 16, 2017
Mets Morning News: Mets name their price in Jay Bruce trade talks

Mets Morning News: Mets name their price in Jay Bruce trade talks

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets are reportedly seeking prospects in return for Jay Bruce. Prospect Amed Rosario spoke highly of the time he spent with Jose Reyes. Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud were involved in one of the many lopsided trades that have occurred in the past five seasons. Around the NL East Talking Chop projects what the Braves’ opening day roster could look like. The Good Phight answered some questions about a few of the Phillies’ prospects. Nationals fans discussed what bobbleheads they would like...
Amazin Avenue Jan 15, 2017
Mets trade rumors: Mets asking for two prospects for Jay Bruce

Mets trade rumors: Mets asking for two prospects for Jay Bruce

The Mets are seeking something in return for the left-handed-hitting outfielder. The Mets are asking for two prospects in a trade for Jay Bruce, according to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury. The Phillies have had “longstanding interest” in the Mets outfielder, says Salisbury, and the team would like to add a left-handed-hitting outfielder to its roster before the season. Despite the obvious fit, the Phillies are reportedly put off by the Mets’ asking price. Bruce hit .219/.294/.391 with eight home runs and an 81 wRC+ in 50 games with the Mets last year, but it is clear the team would...
SportsNet New York Jan 15, 2017

Latest on Bruce/OF Market: Mets reportedly looking for two prospects

The Mets are looking to acquire two prospects in exchange for Jay Bruce, reports CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury.
Amazin Avenue Jan 13, 2017
Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 220: The Long Winter

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 220: The Long Winter

Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. The offseason is lovely, dark, and deep, but we've got podcasts to deliver. This week, Chris and Brian discuss spring training invitees, the best broadcasters in baseball, and more. (1:04) Steve Sypa talks about the Mets players and prospects playing in Winter Leagues this season. (38:36) And, finally, Aaron Yorke talks about the Jay Bruce and Wally Backman situations. (44:52) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@stevesypa) and Aaron (@apy5000). As always, you can listen or subscribe...
Amazin Avenue Jan 13, 2017
Mets Morning News: Still crowded in the corners

Mets Morning News: Still crowded in the corners

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Sandy Alderson told reporters he’s content with carrying Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce on the roster heading into spring training. The Daily News’ John Harper argues why that’s not such a good idea. The Mets will play their final spring training game in 2017 against Army at West Point on March 31. The Mets are utilizing a “file-and-trial” policy in negotiating contracts for arbitration-eligible players. This means the franchise and players will only negotiate until Friday’s 1 p.m. deadline....
Mets 360 Jan 13, 2017

Musical chairs and the Jay Bruce saga

Our proud general manager may never cop to it, but it’s easy to imagine him wishing he could take back that ill-fated in-season trade of second base prospect Dilson Hererra for a certain streaky and one-dimensional slugger from Cincinnati. Bad…Read more →

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