12:29 PM EST, Tue December 18, 2018
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Robinson Cano likely to be Mets' best second baseman in a decade

If we take a deep dive into Robinson Cano's defensive numbers compared to the Mets' previous second basemen, we'll find that no New York player in that position has come close to Cano's Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) in over a decade.
Amazin Avenue Dec 17, 2018
Where the Mets’ offense stands with Wilson Ramos signed

Where the Mets’ offense stands with Wilson Ramos signed

Ramos adds another potent bat to the Mets’ 2019 lineup. The Mets’ offense was a prime culprit in the team’s disappointing 77-85 record last year—not to mention its work in forcing Jacob deGrom to struggle to cross the 10-win plateau in his historic Cy Young season. Yesterday, the Mets continued an active offseason by signing an offensive-minded catcher in Wilson Ramos to a reasonable contract. Ramos joins 36-year-old Robinson Cano as prominent additions this offseason to a lineup that showed improvement late in the 2018 season. And perhaps even more importantly, his addition did...
Amazin Avenue Dec 17, 2018
Where the Mets’ payroll stands after signing Jeurys Familia and Wilson Ramos

Where the Mets’ payroll stands after signing Jeurys Familia and Wilson Ramos

The Mets still have some room to improve their bullpen and their outfield, but Brodie Van Wagenen may need to get creative In his first big move as New York Mets general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen was able to improve the team while simultaneously saving money in the short-term. The trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz brought the team’s 2019 payroll to just under $130 million when accounting for arbitration estimates and cost-controlled players. Since the trade, Van Wagenen has turned to the free agent market to improve his new club, signing relief pitcher—and former Mets...
Rising Apple Dec 17, 2018

Mets shift away from bullpen search, now focusing on bats

After adding two pieces to the bullpen for 2019, the New York Mets are now shifting their focus to other areas. They have their catcher. What’s next? The first splash the New York Mets made this winter was the blockbuster trade for Robinson Cano which also brought in 2018 MLB saves leader Edwin Diaz. They […] Mets shift away from bullpen search, now focusing on bats - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Dec 14, 2018
A look back on the Winter Meetings of the Alderson era

A look back on the Winter Meetings of the Alderson era

With a new regime at the helm, we contrast Sandy Alderson’s approach with Brodie Van Wagenen’s. With the Winter Meetings having just wrapped up, the hot stove is beginning to heat up. And for the first time in a long time, the Mets are generating a lot of buzz this offseason. Brodie Van Wagenen has already made one big move this offseason: the acquisition of Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz. And he followed that up by bringing Jeurys Familia back on a three-year deal. The Mets still have a number of needs to address in order to fill the holes on their roster en route to building a...
Amazin Avenue Dec 12, 2018
Mets Morning News for December 12, 2018

Mets Morning News for December 12, 2018

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Though a three-team deal appears to be less likely, the Mets are still being very aggressive in trying to acquire Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Meanwhile, Yasmani Grandal has been reported as “a real possibility” for the Mets if they fail to land Realmuto. The Rangers have reached out to the Mets about young, controllable pitching. Amidst his name circulating around trade rumors, Amed Rosario is excited to play across from Robinson Cano. On Tuesday, Mickey Callaway said Jeff McNeil will not be...
New York Post Dec 11, 2018

Amed Rosario already has a Robinson Cano connection

Shortly after being traded from Seattle to the Mets, Robinson Cano reached out to Amed Rosario and the two talked about forming a dynamic double play combination in Queens. Now, with new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen showing a willingness to consider plenty more moves — including perhaps trading Noah Syndergaard — Rosario hopes his...
Amazin Avenue Dec 10, 2018
Winter Meetings shopping list for the New York Mets

Winter Meetings shopping list for the New York Mets

What should the Mets be looking for heading into the Winter Meetings? The Mets got their offseason off to a fast start, acquiring Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano two weeks before the Winter Meetings. The NL East figures to be one of the most competitive divisions in baseball, however, and the Mets will need to keep adding. With the Winter Meetings starting today, here’s a shopping list, sorted roughly by priority, that Brodie Van Wagenen should try to fill out over the next week: 1 - Another Bat Robinson Cano helped lengthen the Mets’ projected lineup, but there are still too many holes....
New York Post Dec 10, 2018

Mets would need to be blown away for Noah Syndergaard trade

LAS VEGAS — Executives who have spoken to the Mets about Noah Syndergaard echo what Brodie Van Wagenen provided last week: It is going to take an extraordinary return to obtain the righty, with the current sense that it is highly unlikely. At the news conference to introduce Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, Van Wagenen...
Rising Apple Dec 10, 2018

Mets: Three areas Brodie Van Wagenen must address at the Winter Meetings

At his first trip to the Winter Meetings as a general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen needs to address these three areas for the New York Mets. The MLB Winter Meetings are now underway and many expect the New York Mets to be one of the most active teams. The deal for Robinson Cano and Edwin […] Mets: Three areas Brodie Van Wagenen must address at the Winter Meetings - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Dec 8, 2018
The one where we say goodbye to Wilmer Flores

The one where we say goodbye to Wilmer Flores

Wilmer was there for the team in crucial situations. The Mets announced that they did not tender Wilmer Flores a contract, which effectively ended his tenure with the organization. The team announced the decision in a six-word tweet that might’ve been overlooked among all the Robinson Cano trade rumors that were swirling at the time. Flores deserved better than such a cold, simplistic tweet from an organization he joined as a 16-year-old from Venezuela, and if anyone deserved a proper sendoff, it was him. Flores always seemed to have a knack for sending the fans home happy when a walk-off...
The Seattle Times Dec 8, 2018
Robinson Cano’s legacy with Mariners? He did his part

Robinson Cano’s legacy with Mariners? He did his part

Cano more or less did his part with three All-Star appearances during his Seattle stint. The real problem was that the Mariners never went far enough to address the weaknesses of the ballclub.
Amazin Avenue Dec 7, 2018
Mets Morning News for December 7, 2018

Mets Morning News for December 7, 2018

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets With the asking price on J.T. Realmuto still high, the Mets could turn to one of the free agent catching options on the market. The team should try and build a trade around prospect Andres Gimenez at the Winter Meetings in exchange for Realmuto. The Mets’ trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz won’t put them over the top, but they have at least been fun so far this offseason. According to Jon Heyman, the Mets could consider adding Marwin Gonzalez or Mike Moustakas to their infield. Ten years ago,...
SNY TV Dec 7, 2018

WATCH: Robinson Cano focusing on details of his game

Robinson Cano sat down with SNY's Steve Gelbs to discuss on how he can mentor the youngster players on the Mets.
SNY TV Dec 6, 2018

Will Robinson Cano finish his career as Mets' full-time DH?

While making calls to rival executives to solicit options about the Robinson Cano/Edwin Diaz trade, one particular comment stuck out, raising a thought that hadn't occurred to me.

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