2:12 PM EST, Wed January 27, 2021
3 hours ago

Ex-Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen becoming COO of Roc Nation Sports

For his next move, Brodie Van Wagenen has reconnected with a very famous old friend. Van Wagenen, whom the Mets dismissed as their general manager on November 6, will become the COO and Head of Strategy and Business Development of Roc Nation Sports, the agency — founded by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter in 2013 — announced...
17 hours ago
Where the Mets really stand with Trevor Bauer

Where the Mets really stand with Trevor Bauer

In their attempt to build a championship-caliber rotation, the Mets await an answer from Trevor Bauer. The Mets’ interest in last year’s National League Cy Young award winner is substantial — Bauer received an offer from the team “weeks ago,” according to an industry source — but will it be enough to secure the right-hander,...
23 hours ago

J.T. Realmuto staying with Phillies on $115.5 million contract

J.T. Realmuto is staying with the Phillies. Realmuto agreed on Tuesday to a five-year, $115.5 million contract to remain with Philadelphia, according to multiple reports. The $23.1 million average annual value is the most ever given to a catcher. Realmuto, 29, was one of the top hitters on the MLB free-agent market and the top...
23 hours ago

Mets in talks with Jackie Bradley Jr. after losing out on George Springer

Jackie Bradley Jr. isn’t George Springer, but he’s available as the best remaining option on the center field free-agent market. The Mets, in search of improved defense at the position, have continued talks in recent days with Bradley’s camp, according to multiple sources, after Springer’s decision last week to accept a six-year offer from the...
Jan 24, 2021
Mets miss out on reliever Brad Hand

Mets miss out on reliever Brad Hand

The Mets missed out on a chance to fortify their bullpen Sunday, when lefty reliever Brad Hand signed a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the Nationals. Hand had been on the Mets radar this offseason, and would have helped balance out the club’s mostly righty relief corps. Team president Sandy Alderson said the Mets may...
Jan 24, 2021

Plan to turn Citi Field into COVID vaccine site this week may now be up in the air

The plan to start COVID-19 vaccinations at the Mets’ Citi Field stadium this week may now up in the air thanks to the local immunization shortage. Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio crowed nearly two weeks ago that the Queens stadium would start administering up to 7,000 shots daily beginning this week. But the national...
Jan 23, 2021
Trevor Bauer’s dark social media episode should disqualify him from Mets

Trevor Bauer’s dark social media episode should disqualify him from Mets

As he fell on his sword this past week, performing a public mea culpa for the Jared Porter disaster, Sandy Alderson offered this: “Suffice it to say, had we known about it in advance before Jared was hired, it would have been a disqualification.” “It” was of course the disgusting revelation, reported by ESPN, that...
Jan 22, 2021
Ex-Mets manager Davey Johnson recovering after COVID-19 hospital treatment

Ex-Mets manager Davey Johnson recovering after COVID-19 hospital treatment

Former Mets manager Davey Johnson revealed to The Post on Friday that he battling COVID-19. Johnson, who led the 1986 Mets to the World Series title, was asked for his thoughts on former Braves teammate Hank Aaron’s passing on Friday. He was able to offer some words, though not many. “Loved him,” Johnson wrote to...
Jan 21, 2021
Trevor Bauer investment puzzle Mets are facing: Sherman

Trevor Bauer investment puzzle Mets are facing: Sherman

The Mets are weighing whether to invest in one more big item this offseason or add multiple players to deepen the quality of the overall roster. The significant piece cannot be free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto unless they plan on turning James McCann into a $40 million backup. The Mets have not been connected in any...
Jan 21, 2021

Amed Rosario, Andres Gimenez surprised by news of trade to Cleveland

Professional athletes typically boast of paying no attention to trade rumors. Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez exemplified how dramatically the absence of such rumors can jar the senses. Rosario and Gimenez, the two Mets major leaguers traded to the Indians (along with two minor leaguers) for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco on Jan. 7, held...
Jan 21, 2021

Yankees give Corey Kluber ‘best chance’ at World Series goal: college coach

The first time former Stetson University head baseball coach Pete Dunn heard about Corey Kluber, it was after he sent a recruiter to a showcase to look at a different player. And when Dunn brought Jacob deGrom to the DeLand, Fla. school, it was as a shortstop. Now, the two right-handers are set to pitch...
Jan 20, 2021
Why Mets didn’t sign George Springer

Why Mets didn’t sign George Springer

One element the Mets have to weigh during new owner Steve Cohen’s administration is whether they should outspend their evaluation on players because his wealth allows that. When it came to George Springer, the answer was no. The Mets let Springer’s camp know over last weekend that they were willing to go to six years...
Jan 20, 2021
Mets’ next GM will need to have extensive MLB contacts: Sherman

Mets’ next GM will need to have extensive MLB contacts: Sherman

It was easy to miss — or dismiss. This was, after all, not a time to speak of Jared Porter’s attributes. But amid Sandy Alderson laying out the chronology and the Mets’ organizational reactions to Porter’s lurid behavior and ultimate firing, he noted a void Porter filled when named GM, which now exists again. “One...
Jan 20, 2021

Paige Spiranac calls out Jared Porter: ‘Ween pics’ are never the move

Paige Spiranac chided a disgraced Jared Porter on Tuesday in the wake of the former Mets GM’s sexting scandal. Taking to Twitter, Spiranac called out Porter, who was axed from the Mets following a report that he sent lewd text messages in 2016 to a female journalist. “Jared Porter sending 62 unanswered texts and thinking...
Jan 19, 2021

George Springer chooses Blue Jays over Mets in MLB free agency

George Springer isn’t headed to the Mets after all. The 31-year-old star free-agent outfielder on Tuesday agreed to a six-year, $150 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to multiple reports. The deal is pending a physical. The Mets had interest in Springer throughout this free agency period, but it waned after the team...