12:52 AM EST, Thu November 15, 2018
6 hours ago

Jacob deGrom at last gets a win: the Cy Young – in a landslide

He is simply de best. Jacob deGrom’s historic season with the Mets received an exclamation point Wednesday, when the ace right-hander was named winner of the National League Cy Young Award in a landslide victory. DeGrom received 29 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in topping the Nationals’ Max Scherzer...
8 hours ago

Pre-agency: A $155.5 million solution for Jacob deGrom and Mets

The major league pay system permits teams to artificially control players’ salaries in their first six or seven seasons, from minimum wage through arbitration-eligible years. By free agency, many players are nearing or beyond 30, and organizations more and more are refusing to invest long-term dollars in them. Clubs essentially deflate salaries on the front...
21 hours ago

Jacob deGrom will be worthy Cy Young successor to Felix Hernandez

Over at the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s (imaginary) headquarters, we call this “Awards Week.” Yet this specific week, here in 2018, feels bigger. Maybe we should call this one “Anarchy Week.” And remember it fondly for the ages. Barring a stunning development, the Mets’ Jacob deGrom will win the NL Cy Young award Wednesday...
22 hours ago

Peter Alonso’s offseason: Van Wagenen dinner and eye-opening play

Over Mexican food in Scottsdale, Ariz., the two rookies bonded, sharing visions of a big upcoming season for the Mets. Peter Alonso left that recent meeting impressed with his new general manager, who had called only days earlier to introduce himself and arrange the dinner date. Brodie Van Wagenen was on his way to Southern...
Nov 13, 2018

R.A. Dickey: With little to play for, Jacob deGrom delivered for fans

2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey explains why Jacob deGrom should become the Mets’ fourth Cy Young winner in team history. As told to The Post’s Kevin Kernan. The thing that sticks out about Jacob deGrom in my mind is consistency. And in any Cy Young year, you have to be consistent, but even...
Nov 13, 2018

Doc Gooden: Jacob deGrom set an impossible standard

1985 Cy Young Award winner Dwight Gooden explains why Jacob deGrom should become the Mets’ fourth Cy Young winner in team history. As told to The Post’s Kevin Kernan. Every time Jacob deGrom took the ball, it was fun to see. It was almost like a video game watching him pitch this year. He had...
Nov 13, 2018

‘Best year I’ve ever seen’: Mets fighting for deGrom’s Cy Young

Dave Eiland doesn’t have a vote for the NL Cy Young Award, but the Mets pitching coach watched Jacob deGrom more closely than anyone in 2018 and made it clear the right-hander should be announced as the winner on Wednesday. “There’s no doubt in my mind,” Eiland said by phone Tuesday. “I’m not saying that...
Nov 12, 2018

Why Mets may be in hurry to reach David Wright settlement

The Hot Stove schedule features more deadlines than a small-town library, and the Mets have one all to themselves. With the help of Major League Baseball, the Mets are working with their insurance company to try to come to a settlement on the $27 million they still owe the medically unable-to-play David Wright, an industry...
Nov 12, 2018

Tim Tebow gets another job … thanks to LeBron

Tim Tebow is set to host the upcoming CBS competition series “Million Dollar Mile,” which is executive produced by LeBron James. Tebow is in the Mets’ minor league system, and new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said he would likely start the season at Triple-A. Last season ended prematurely for Tebow after he broke his...
Nov 12, 2018

This Brodie Van Wagenen thing is so weird for Jacob deGrom

Jacob deGrom doesn’t have a new agent yet. But he’s willing to negotiate a contract extension with his old one. The Mets’ ace and likely Cy Young award winner is still coming to grips with the strange situation he finds himself in now that former agent Brodie Van Wagenen is the team’s general manager. “I think...
Nov 10, 2018

The case for the Wilpons finally opening their Mets’ wallet

Let’s delve into why the Wilpons should aggressively spend this offseason. But how about we avoid the anger over what they haven’t done in the past or the fury that they still own the team. The past can be learned from but not changed and I can hardly think of anything less useful to do...
Nov 9, 2018

Jacob deGrom finally speaks out on Brodie Van Wagenen hire

One of the biggest question marks around former agent Brodie Van Wagenen’s hire as the Mets’ new general manager has been how he will deal with his old clients. Chief among those former clients is Mets ace and Cy Young finalist Jacob deGrom, who spoke for the first time Friday about his former agent and...
Nov 9, 2018

J.P. Ricciardi is first one out in new Mets front office

In a move that can’t be described as surprising, the Mets and J.P. Ricciardi have ended an eight-year relationship, although he had two years remaining on his contract. The Mets announced Friday that Ricciardi, a special assistant to the general manager since Nov. 2, 2010, and the team mutually agreed to split immediately. The move...
Nov 8, 2018

Steven Matz is already getting to know Brodie Van Wagenen

First impressions mean everything in the close-knit world of baseball, and new Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is off to a flying start. “I think it’s an exciting time for the Mets,’’ lefty Steven Matz said Thursday night at his Tru32 charity bowling event at Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square. “Brodie did reach out...
Nov 8, 2018

Mets could regret not making run at Giants’ new top executive

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Late Wednesday night, not so much “fashionably late” as “it might not have been worth coming at all,” new Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi arrived at the general managers’ meetings. The former Dodgers GM had just been introduced at a news conference hours earlier at AT&T Park. Nevertheless, Zaidi’s presence...