12:05 PM EST, Tue January 17, 2017
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago
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?
SportsNet New York 6 hours ago

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.

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Amazin Avenue 4 hours ago
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...
Amazin Avenue 21 hours ago
Where the Mets’ 2017 payroll stands

Where the Mets’ 2017 payroll stands

With all but one arbitration-eligible player’s salary settled, let’s look at the Mets’ payroll. At the end of last week, the Mets settled on salaries with all but one of their remaining arbitration-eligible players: Wilmer Flores. There weren’t any major surprises among the bunch, but now that the grand majority of the Mets’ projected Opening Day roster is locked in to a specific salary—and there’s only a $400,000 gap in between the figures submitted by the team and Flores—let’s take a look at where things stand for the Mets as a whole. Before diving into the table, which...
Amazin Avenue Jan 16, 2017
Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Ivy Leaguers

Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Ivy Leaguers

Can you name every Mets player to attend an Ivy League school? As college students head back to school to start their second semester, we wanted to give this week’s Mind Boggler a college-related theme: We’re asking you to name every player in Mets history to attend an Ivy League school. Every Mets player to attend an Ivy League school. To appear on this list, players need to meet two criteria. First, they need to have had at least one plate appearance or faced at least one batter in a Mets uniform. Second, they need to have attended one of the Ivy League universities, namely, Harvard...
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

Mets, Yankees to watch LHP Craig Breslow at showcase

The Mets and Yankees are among 12-20 teams that will watch lefty reliever Craig Breslow throw a showcase on Jan. 23, reports Peter Gammons.
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 15, 2017
Mets Morning News: The Wheeler turns slowly

Mets Morning News: The Wheeler turns slowly

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links Meet the Mets The Daily News unveiled its list of the ten most intriguing Mets (and Yankees) headed into the new season. Take a wild guess who topped the list. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says there’s a wide range of possible outcomes for the Mets. One of those unpredictable pieces is Zack Wheeler, and there’s really no way of telling which way his season will go. Around the NL East Federal Baseball talked about the Nationals’ plans for Stephen Strasburg in 2017. Former Philly Shane Victorino is reportedly mulling a...
In which direction will the Mets explode?

In which direction will the Mets explode?

Matt Harvey 12-7, 3.40 ERA, 25 starts. Would you sign up for that, Mets fans? How about a .770 OPS, 12 homers and 85 games played for David Wright? If you could get it in writing today, would you rather see how it plays out and hope for better or agree to a 30-game suspension...
Amazin Avenue Jan 14, 2017
Mets Morning News: Mets settle with everyone but Flores

Mets Morning News: Mets settle with everyone but Flores

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets It was a busy day for the Mets as they settled with six players, including Matt Harvey, Jeurys Familia, and Jacob deGrom, to avoid arbitration proceedings. Wilmer Flores was the lone holdout. 2016 Mets draft pick Gary Cornish has been suspended for fifty games by MLB for using amphetamines. Tim Tebow is likely to see some time in spring training games despite not being invited to major league spring training. Fangraphs doesn’t think the Mets have enough bullpen depth and strongly suggests they...
SportsNet New York Jan 14, 2017

Wilmer knows the secret to his team's success

The bullpen and starting pitching will be the key to success in 2017 for the Mets, infielder Wilmer Flores told SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio early Friday.
SportsNet New York Jan 14, 2017

Flores, Mets to head to arbitration hearing

Wilmer Flores and the Mets did not agree to a deal before Friday's arbitration deadline and the two sides will go to a hearing to determine his 2017 salary.
Amazin Avenue Jan 13, 2017
Arbitration roundup: Mets settle with all but one player ahead of deadline

Arbitration roundup: Mets settle with all but one player ahead of deadline

The Mets settled on salaries for most of their arbitration-eligible players today. On the day of the deadline for filing arbitration figures, the Mets settled with the grand majority of their remaining arbitration-eligible players for the 2017 season. Here’s a quick rundown of the news that came out today: Jeurys Familia settled for $7.425 million coming off a season in which he set the Mets’ franchise record for saves. But he’s likely to be suspended under baseball’s domestic violence policy and wouldn’t earn money while suspended. Matt Harvey settled for $5.125 million and...
Amazin Avenue Jan 13, 2017
Mets and Wilmer Flores file arbitration numbers

Mets and Wilmer Flores file arbitration numbers

Flores was the lone arbitration-eligible Met who did not settle with the team on Friday. The Mets and infielder Wilmer Flores have submitted salary figures for arbitration, which leaves Flores as the only player who did not settle with the team before the Friday afternoon deadline to file for arbitration. The Mets submitted a $1.8 million salary, while Flores submitted a $2.2 million salary. MLB Trade Rumors projected a $1.9 million salary for Flores for the upcoming season. In a change of approach from years past, the Mets reportedly intended to take any arbitration-eligible players who...

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