3:49 PM EST, Mon January 18, 2021
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The Mets should still sign George Springer

The Mets should still sign George Springer

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ The looming luxury tax threshold should not preclude the team from signing the biggest free agent on the board The Mets have entered a brave new world. Behind new owner Steve Cohen and his deep pockets, the team has been active both on the trade market and in free agency, spending in ways that fans have not witnessed since the pre-Madoff days. All this has happened while other clubs have been jettisoning payroll with alarming regularity in the wake of perceived (and, most likely, exaggerated) losses from the pandemic-shortened season. The Mets have...
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From Complex To Queens: The 2021 Top 25 Prospects List, Part II

From Complex To Queens: The 2021 Top 25 Prospects List, Part II

The annual top 25 prospect countdown continues as we review 20-16. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. In honor of Mark Messier’s birthday, the team discusses established players who became faces of a new franchise after being traded or signing as free agents in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, the team discusses some roster news related to the start of the 2021-2022 international free agent signing period. After, the team discusses 20-16 on Amazin’ Avenue’s 2021 Top 25 Mets Prospects list: Sam...
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Mets Morning News for January 18, 2021

Mets Morning News for January 18, 2021

Photo by Elsa/ Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets In New Number News: David Peterson will now be donning Michael Cuddyer’s 23 while Robert Gsellman will wear Jason Bay’s 44. If you have a sudden urge to watch Jacob deGrom throw 100 MPH strikes for over a minute in a row, I have just the video for you. A GoFundMe was set up by Jay Horowitz to benefit the family of Sean Dean, a member of the Mets’ security team who recently passed from COVID-19. Even David Wright took the time to release a statement,...
Jan 17, 2021
Mets Morning News for January 17. 2021

Mets Morning News for January 17. 2021

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Mets reliever Trevor May is a part-owner of one of the teams in the new Fan Controlled Football league (FCF), which “lets fans call the shots.” He talked about that experience and his online presence on Twitch and Twitter with Anthony Rieber of Newsday. He also discussed it with our own Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore on an episode of Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, which you can check out here. With both teams making big splashes this offseason, it...
Jan 16, 2021
Mets Morning News for January 16, 2021

Mets Morning News for January 16, 2021

Photo by Jason Miller/ Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets It was reported yesterday that the Mets and free agent reliever Brad Hand were close to finalizing a contract, but said report was later corrected to indicate that the two were merely in discussions with no agreement imminent. The Mets have avoided salary arbitration with most of their players after reaching a string of agreements yesterday, with the one exception being J.D. Davis. SNY.tv’s Andy Martino theorized that if the Mets are indeed pursuing George...
Jan 15, 2021
Mets avoid arbitration with eight players, including Francisco Lindor

Mets avoid arbitration with eight players, including Francisco Lindor

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The Mets will only have one arbitration case this winter, as they could not come to terms with J.D. Davis. The Mets handled almost all of their arbitration business today, coming to terms with eight of the nine players eligible for arbitration. Most notably, the Mets managed to avoid arbitration with recently acquired Francisco Lindor, as the two agreed to a $22.3 million, one year deal—the fourth highest total in major league history—which will surely act as a starting off point for a long term deal between them. The second most...
Jan 15, 2021
Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation: Trevor May

Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation: Trevor May

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ The new Met, Twitch gamer, FCF team owner, and all around good dude joins Brian and Chris on the pod. Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, a podcast from Amazin’ Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more. Trevor May recently signed a two-year deal with the Mets, but he’s more than just an exciting new piece of their bullpen. He’s a gamer, a standout on Twitch, a co-owner of a team in the new Fan Controlled Football league, and, judging from our...
Jan 15, 2021
Mets close to deal with Brad Hand

Mets close to deal with Brad Hand

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The team continues to improve. The Mets are close to a deal with free agent left-handed relief pitcher Brad Hand, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The 30-year-old had his team option for the 2021 season declined by Cleveland early in the offseason, and he surprisingly cleared waivers in the process of that happening. But the Mets’ new regime had not taken over just yet at that time, and in one of his early appearances since coming back to the Mets as team president, Sandy Alderson indicated that picking up Hand off waivers is...
Jan 15, 2021
Mets Morning News for January 15, 2021

Mets Morning News for January 15, 2021

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets signed free agent 1B/DH Jose Martinez to a split contract worth $1 million. With the Martinez signing, Buster Olney believes the team is taking an educated guess that the universal DH will be around in 2021. The Mets have had an ugly history with trades centering on middle infielders, but Tim Britton believes that Francisco Lindor will be different. (Paywall Alert) There hasn’t been a lot of George Springer news since the Lindor trade, but while...
Jan 14, 2021
Mets sign Jose Martinez

Mets sign Jose Martinez

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports The right-handed slugger signed a split-contract. The Mets continue to flesh out the rest of their roster, as they’ve signed 1B/OF Jose Martinez to a split contract. Martinez will make $1 million with up to $500K in incentives if he cracks the major league roster and $225K if in the minors. It’s not the biggest splash of the offseason for sure, but it’s encouraging to see the new Mets regime investing in real roster depth. Martinez debuted in 2016 with the Cardinals and really broke out the following season. posting a 136 wRC+ over 307...
Jan 14, 2021
Carlos Carrasco is so much more than just a really good pitcher

Carlos Carrasco is so much more than just a really good pitcher

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via The 33-year-old righty is highly involved in the community and has been recognized for his efforts. The Francisco Lindor trade has received a lot of attention over the past week, with a lot of that attention going to Lindor himself, as the Mets brought in one of the brightest young stars in the game. But the other acquisition in the Lindor trade, may prove to be just as big of a move, as bringing in Carlos Carrasco helps solidify the rotation, and adds another easy to root for guy in the clubhouse. Carrasco is not just easy to...
Jan 14, 2021
Mets Morning News for January 14, 2021

Mets Morning News for January 14, 2021

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Congratulations are in order for Michael Conforto who got engaged to his fiancée Cabernet. The Mets were just one of the teams present at a showcase held by former ace Corey Kluber who is looking to sign with a team after two down seasons. Trading for Francisco Lindor was obviously a blockbuster move but what does it mean for the rest of the offseason? With no clear decision made on the DH, the Mets are stuck in limbo with how to build their...
Jan 13, 2021
Fans weigh in on where they expect Springer, LeMahieu, and Bauer to land

Fans weigh in on where they expect Springer, LeMahieu, and Bauer to land

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Here’s what baseball fans think will happen with some of the biggest remaining free agents. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in New York Mets fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. With the start of spring training on the horizon—if if starts as originally scheduled, at least—this edition of SB Nation Reacts focuses on some of the bigger names on the free agent market, asking baseball fans where they think those players will...
Jan 13, 2021
A Pod of Their Own: Francisco Lindor!!!!

A Pod of Their Own: Francisco Lindor!!!!

This week, we discuss Francisco Lindor, the trade for Francisco Lindor, and the fact that Francisco Lindor is now a Met. Francisco Lindor. Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. This week, we begin by discussing nothing really except for the fact that Francisco Lindor is now a New York Met! We share our excitement about the trade that brought him and Carlos Carrasco over from Cleveland and how we got two special...
Jan 13, 2021
Mets Morning News for January 13, 2021

Mets Morning News for January 13, 2021

Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The second piece of the Mets big trade with Cleveland was introduced on Tuesday, with Carlos “Cookie” Carraso taking questions during his introductory Zoom press conference. Carrasco let it be known during the press conference that he believes the Mets can be a ‘great’ team, and make it to the playoffs and World Series. Speaking with Jon Heyman on the Big Time Baseball podcast, Sandy Alderson said the Mets are still engaged with...