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What makes Pete Alonso’s journey to Rookie of the Year lock even crazier

What makes Pete Alonso’s journey to Rookie of the Year lock even crazier

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Any intrigue surrounding the National League Rookie of the Year vote likely concluded in August and September as Pete Alonso was crushing his way into the record book. The Mets first baseman will almost certainly be officially recognized for his historic season on Monday, when the award’s vote tally is released by...
Nov 10, 2019

Darryl Strawberry’s Rookie of the Year advice for Pete Alonso

Only one Mets position player has ever won the NL Rookie of the Year Award. In 1983 the Baseball Writers’ Association of America selected Darryl Strawberry as their winner. That award boosted Strawberry’s confidence and gave Mets fans a boost of hope for the future. Three short years later, the Mets and Strawberry were World...
Nov 10, 2019

Mets will interview Jeremy Hefner for pitching coach job

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Mets’ search for their next pitching coach includes a familiar name to the organization. Jeremy Hefner, who pitched for the Mets in 2012-13, will interview for the position under new manager Carlos Beltran, an industry source confirmed Sunday. The Athletic first reported Hefner’s candidacy. Hefner spent last season as assistant pitching...
Nov 10, 2019

Mets holes Brodie Van Wagenen must fill as GM meetings near

Brodie Van Wagenen arrived at the general manager’s meetings last November as a rookie GM only one week into his job with the Mets, after spending his career as an agent. At that point, he still hadn’t hired top assistants Allard Baird and Adam Guttridge and was still trying to figure out how front-office holdovers...
Nov 9, 2019

Todd Frazier cries fowl over Toms River turkeys

Todd Frazier is tired of being terrorized by the Toms River turkeys. “I have seen the reports about wild turkeys in Toms River. They are a big problem here,” the former Yankees and Mets third baseman tweeted Saturday. “They have come close to harming my family and friends, ruined my cars, trashed my yard and...
Nov 9, 2019
Why Terry Collins won’t be joining Mets’ coaching staff

Why Terry Collins won’t be joining Mets’ coaching staff

Terry Collins won’t be returning to the Mets’ dugout next season. The former Mets manager’s name surfaced in the past week as a potential bench coach possibility for Carlos Beltran, but an industry source indicated Saturday the 70-year-old Collins remains content in his role as a special assistant for the organization and is not a...
Nov 8, 2019

Bartolo Colon is getting in shape this winter

Big Sexy, indeed. Bartolo Colon is hard at work in the gym with MLB free agency on the horizon, in a video published by MLB insider Hector Gomez. Colon, 46, has not officially retired, though he hasn’t thrown a big league pitch since 2018 with the Texas Rangers. It’s not as if he’s been spending...
Nov 7, 2019

Edgardo Alfonzo hasn’t quite gotten over his Mets firing

Edgardo Alfonzo posted on Instagram Thursday a message expressing disappointment he was recently dumped as manager at Single-A Brooklyn, which won the New York/Penn League championship. The popular former Mets player has been offered an ambassadorship role in the organization, but said he would like to pursue other on-field jobs in baseball. “My coaches &...
Nov 7, 2019

Mets’ Steven Matz already liking Carlos Beltran’s ‘edge’

Steven Matz didn’t need an internet search to provide a description of his new manager’s background. Growing up on Long Island, the Mets pitcher rooted for Carlos Beltran the player. Matz eventually was drafted into the organization while Beltran still played for the Mets. Their first interaction came in 2009 or ’10, when Beltran recommended...
Nov 7, 2019

Mets’ center field fixes: Mookie Betts pipe dream to a cheaper Red Sox trade

The Mets could use Carlos Beltran. The player. The one they signed in 2005. Because Beltran, the manager, encounters a roster with many issues. The Mets will need a starter if Zack Wheeler leaves and starting depth no matter what. The bullpen requires augmentation. The Mets might have three third basemen — J.D. Davis, Jed...
Nov 6, 2019
Mets must resist imminent Noah Syndergaard trade temptation

Mets must resist imminent Noah Syndergaard trade temptation

Don’t tempt fate. Learn from it. Finally, Mets. Five weeks ago Brodie Van Wagenen vowed not to trade Noah Syndergaard. With the GM meetings beginning next week in Scottsdale, Ariz. he will be tempted by offers from other needy teams for the big right-hander. Remember, Brodie loves the big splash. Don’t give into temptation. Keep...
Nov 6, 2019
Mets could land Daniel Hudson, Jake Diekman for bullpen help

Mets could land Daniel Hudson, Jake Diekman for bullpen help

The Mets need bullpen help again, and two relief targets from a year ago are free agents again. According to industry sources, the Mets engaged in negotiations last offseason with right-hander Daniel Hudson and left-hander Jake Diekman, only to fail to find common ground with either veteran. The 32-year-old Hudson wound up signing a minor...
Nov 6, 2019

De Blasio doesn’t know how much his Mets tix-for-court-appearances cost

Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted Wednesday he has no idea how much his administration is spending on tickets to movies and Mets games used to entice accused criminals into returning for their mandated court appearances — three days after The Post revealed the program’s existence. “I’m not aware of the specifics of the budgeting and...
Nov 5, 2019

Brodie Van Wagenen’s Twitter gaffe reveals Mets’ Jerry Narron interest

So discreet … if not for a tweet. Brodie Van Wagenen’s generally secretive process took a hit in the name of social media on Tuesday, and consequently, we now know that Jerry Narron is a candidate to be Carlos Beltran’s bench coach. “We are in the process of compiling a list of coaching candidates as...
Nov 5, 2019

Carlos Beltran’s new Mets gig could put him in rare Hall of Fame club

There is a long way from here to there, but if Carlos Beltran were able to stay Mets manager from now through the 2023 season he could join a rare class with Yogi Berra and Frank Robinson. Berra and Robinson are the only Hall of Famers elected as players and enshrined while they were major...