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New York Post

Sandy Alderson admits Mets didn’t do due diligence with Mickey Callaway hire

PORT ST. LUCIE – Looking back, Sandy Alderson conceded, the Mets didn’t do their due diligence when hiring Mickey Callaway as their manager. Looking back, Alderson vowed, things will change. In his first public comments since The Athletic reported on multiple allegations of Callaway’s lewd behavior toward female journalists, Alderson said, “When we hired Mickey...

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Aaron Boone, Luis Rojas among the managers on the hot seat heading into 2021 MLB season

‘Tis the time of year when hope springs eternal in baseball, and for those teams with the highest of expectations, like the Yankees, Mets, White Sox, Astros and Angels, also come the hottest of manager seats.

New York Post

Mets’ Brandon Nimmo aiming to hold onto center field spot

PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets were connected to big names in center field this offseason, from George Springer to Jackie Bradley Jr. As much as he tried to not pay attention to it, Brandon Nimmo heard the talk. But the Mets’ incumbent starting center fielder, who stayed in touch with manager Luis Rojas and...

New York Post

Luis Rojas watched these Mets pitchers from unusual spot

PORT ST. LUCIE — From beyond the center-field fence at Clover Park, Marcus Stroman and Jeurys Familia looked just fine. Mets manager Luis Rojas watched from that angle as both pitchers threw live batting practice Thursday, so he could get a better idea about the movement on their pitches. Rojas couldn’t help but like what...

New York Post

Taijuan Walker throws first bullpen session as a Met

Observations from Wednesday’s Mets workout: Off the mound Taijuan Walker — hard to miss wearing No. 99 — threw his first bullpen session since joining the Mets. The right-hander signed a two-year deal worth $20 million last weekend. Run it Baserunning was a primary focus of the workout. Manager Luis Rojas cited the team’s below...

Amazin Avenue

Chat with Amazin’ Avenue on Locker Room app tonight at 7:30pm ET

Download the free app and join us for a chat about the Mets. Tonight, we will be starting a new weekly experience via the Locker Room app. The free app allows users to create ‘rooms,’ where folks can gather to talk about their favorite team. In Locker Room, a host, in this case deputy site manager Brian Salvatore, will be leading an audio conversation on a topic, and will add people to the ‘stage,’ allowing them to join the discussion. We will be hosting a room tonight, starting at 7:30pm, and the topic will be: “Did the Mets do enough this off-season?” Are there...

New York Post

Michael Conforto doesn’t want Mets to fall into this trap

PORT ST. LUCIE — Michael Conforto was packing his bags in the clubhouse shortly after the Mets’ disappointing 2020 season ended when he struck up a conversation with manager Luis Rojas. Their talk centered around a message that will be at the forefront for the 2021 club. As the Mets’ longest-tenured position player, and one...

New York Post

Jacob deGrom already in ‘ridiculous’ form at Mets camp

PORT ST. LUCIE — Jacob deGrom appeared in good spirits, at one point breaking into a laugh while throwing live batting practice Tuesday, as Mets teammates such as Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil and Jonathan Villar attempted to make contact. From manager Luis Rojas’ perspective, it might as well have been midseason for the Mets ace....

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Three Trevor May predictions for the 2021 season

The first notable addition under Steve Cohen’s reign of terror (terror against the rest of the league) occurred when the New York Mets signed relief pitcher Trevor May. Before they even hired a general manager, the club went out and got one of the better relief pitchers available in free agency. Anyone who has watched […] NY Mets: Three Trevor May predictions for the 2021 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

New York Post

The Mets’ roster tinkering appears over for now

PORT ST. LUCIE — Without saying the Mets are finished adding players for the season, acting general manager Zack Scott on Monday indicated the team has about reached that point. “I feel really good about the roster as it is right now,” Scott said after the Mets’ initial full-squad workout. “I think we’re pretty settled...

New York Post

Yoenis Cespedes plots comeback after bizarre Mets ending

Yoenis Cespedes isn’t done yet. The mercurial former Mets outfielder is attempting a comeback. The 35-year-old Cespedes will hold a showcase for teams on March 2 in Fort Pierce, Fla, The Athletic is reporting. Cespedes appeared in only eight games last year before opting out due to what then-general manager Brodie Van Wagenen called “COVID-related...

NorthJersey.com

This is the message manager Luis Rojas will give to NY Mets before Monday's first workout

Here's what New York Mets manager Luis Rojas will tell his team ahead of its first full-squad workout on Monday.       

New York Post

Luis Rojas’ message to Mets amid sky-high expectations

PORT ST. LUCIE — Luis Rojas will keep his remarks brief to conform with safety protocols, but nonetheless plans to ring the metaphorical opening bell on the Mets’ season Monday morning by addressing the team. With the first full-squad workout of 2021 on the docket, the second-year manager wants to ensure his players don’t have...

New York Daily News

Luis Rojas says ‘everyone should feel safe’ at work after Mets fire another employee over sexual harassment accusations

Mets manager Luis Rojas responded to the latest harassment scandal involving the Mets, and his former colleague Ryan Ellis, in what has been a choppy past month for the team.

New York Daily News

Mets considering using openers as strategy, not necessity

The use of openers is something the Mets may consider doing in 2021, according to manager Luis Rojas.

New York Post

How Mets’ new analytics system will work

The Mets’ leap into becoming more analytical under new owner Steve Cohen is already evident to the field staff. After Ben Zauzmer’s recent arrival from the Dodgers to oversee the team’s research and development, manager Luis Rojas and his coaches have received a primer on the systems that will be implemented to provide information. The...

New York Post

Luis Rojas: Fixing Mets’ defense is big priority

How does this all fit together? As the Mets began workouts for pitchers and catchers Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on the official reporting date, manager Luis Rojas said he was struck by his players resembling “little kids” on the field. “They were having fun, [pitchers] were throwing their sides, they were looking for...

Rising Apple

Mets Contract Predictions: What will the big four free agents get paid?

As the New York Mets put the finishing touches on their first offseason of the Steve Cohen era, the attention shifts from adding talent to figuring out how to keep their own. With pitchers and catchers set to report later in the month, President Sandy Alderson and acting General Manager Zack Scott will have to […] Mets Contract Predictions: What will the big four free agents get paid? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

New York Post

Mets coach Ryan Ellis quietly fired years after three women accused him of sexual harassment

The Mets’ sexual harassment issues appear to be getting worse. The Athletic reported on Wednesday that three women who either worked or had worked for the Mets reported disturbing exchanges between themselves and hitting performance coordinator Ryan Ellis in the summer of 2018 to Aubrey Wechsler, then the team’s employee relations manager. One employee told...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Mets' Rojas condemns behavior of fired hitting coordinator

Mets manager Luis Rojas condemned the behavior of former New York hitting performance coordinator Ryan Ellis on Wednesday but said he never witnessed his longtime coworker act inappropriately after Ellis was fired recently for sexual harassment.

New York Post

Inside look at Mets’ NL East foes

Here’s an inside look at the Mets’ NL East foes: Atlanta Braves 2020: 35-25 Manager: Brian Snitker (sixth season) Spring training site: North Port, Fla. Key additions: The three-time defending NL East champs added some veteran depth to their young rotation by signing Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly. But their biggest move of the offseason...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for February 13, 2021

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets An updated spring training schedule for the Mets has been announced. Acting general manager Zack Scott had a Zoom call with members of the media and discussed a variety of topics, including his tenure with the team thus far, the possibility of J.D. Davis playing third base, and the potential for some extensions before the season begins. The Mets announced that they’ve hired former Astros hitting instructor Jeremy Barnes to serve as the team’s new...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

MLB opens harassment hotline after Porter, Callaway scandals

Major League Baseball has created a hotline for people not employed by the league or teams to report harassment or discrimination after New York Mets general manager Jared Porter and Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway were accused of sending lewd text messages to female reporters.

Amazin Avenue

A Pod of Their Own: The worst-kept secret in sports

We didn’t plan on doing a podcast this week. Yet here we are...talking about sexual misconduct again. 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 have an emergency pod to talk about the allegations of sexual misconduct made against former Mets manager Mickey Callaway. We discuss Sandy Alderson’s statement, what these incidents reveal about the Mets hiring process and the pervasiveness of this toxicity...

New York Daily News

Ex-Met manager Mickey Callaway suspended by Angels over allegations of sexual harassment of female reporters

Former Mets manager Mickey Callaway was suspended by the Angels on Tuesday a day after allegations of sexual harassment were reported by The Athletic.

New York Post

MLB investigating Mickey Callaway’s alleged sexual harassment

Major League Baseball is investigating Mickey Callaway regarding allegations that he harassed at least five female members of the media with unsolicited and lewd text messages, an industry source told The Post, marking the second such inquiry in two weeks for the sport. Much like Jared Porter, whom the Mets fired as their general manager...

OC Register

Angels suspend pitching coach Mickey Callaway amid alleged misconduct toward women

Callaway was accused by five women in the media of sending unwanted texts and photos dating from his time as Cleveland's pitching coach in 2015 to when he was the New York Mets' manager and even last year in his first season with the Angels

New York Post

Angels suspend Mickey Callaway, investigating harassment allegations

Former Mets manager Mickey Callaway was suspended as pitching coach of the Los Angeles Angels, one day after a report surfaced detailing alleged inappropriate interaction with five women who work in sports media in recent years. The 45-year-old Callaway allegedly sent topless photographs and asked at least one of the women to send him nude...

Nick Swisher on Mickey Callaway's reporter feud and whether Mets need a change | MLB WHIPAROUND

Nick Swisher and Eric Karros join Chris Myers to discuss Mets manager Mickey Callaway's public feud with a beat reporter and whether the team needs to take immediate action. #FOXSports #MLB #MickeyCallaway #NewYorkMets

Mets introduce Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz at press conference

General manager Brodie Van Wagenen introduces the Mets' latest acquisitions, second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States

Brodie Van Wagenen is introduced as the Mets' new GM

The Mets introduce Brodie Van Wagenen as the 13th general manager in team history About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. an