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WATCH: SNY's Andy Martino, Steve Gelbs break down potential Francisco Lindor-Mets trade package

During this week of MLB's Winter Meetings, free agency is the main driver of rumors that swirl around. However, big time trades have also went down during this pivotal week in the offseason. So would the Mets, say, trade for Francisco Lindor?

Amazin Avenue

What the Mets gave up for Jake Marisnick

Kenneth Lavin Blake Taylor and Kenedy Corona head south for the winter, and also forever. The Mets have acquired their specified type of player - a right-handed, defensively excellent CF - in Jake Marisnick. To do so they moved a couple players not near the top of the prospect radar to the Astros. LHP Blake Taylor 2019 (at AA): 18 G (0 GS), 39.0 IP, 1.85/2.61/3.31 ERA/FIP/DRA, 28.7%/7.6% K/BB%, 50.5% GB% The 24 year old Taylor is a remnant of the Ike Davis trade, and was added to the 40-man roster this winter to avoid Rule-5 selection and minor league free agency. After hitting a wall...

Brew Crew Ball

Lorenzo Cain, Keston Hiura, Josh Hader, and every other Brewers player not named Christian Yelich available for trade

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Reports indicate Milwaukee’s openness to discuss trading an aging Cain and others Jeff Passan recently published an article on ESPN.com regarding players that will, should be, or could be traded this offseason. Along with the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, and New York Mets, the Milwaukee Brewers were highlighted under the sub-heading, “We’ve Discussed Pretty Much Everyone, So Might As Well.” Mookie. Lindor. Nolan. Hader. Cain. Story. KB. Whit. Kluber. Duffy. Ray. Joc. With the tender deadline past and free agency starting...

Rising Apple

Mets: David Peterson named the franchise’s prospect most likely to be traded

MLB.com named pitcher David Peterson as the New York Mets prospect who will most likely be traded this winter. It’s the most speculative time of the year. Other than maybe July, December is the month each year when we see the most baseball trades go down. With free agency in full effect, every team is […] Mets: David Peterson named the franchise’s prospect most likely to be traded - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Zack Wheeler’s MLB free-agency market is booming

Zack Wheeler seems to be hitting free agency at the right time. The former Mets right-hander’s market appears robust, according to a variety of reports. The latest team interested is the Twins, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. With only Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi locked into their starting rotation for next year, and...

New York Post

Former Mets target Yasmani Grandal signs $73 million deal with White Sox

Yasmani Grandal was unlikely to end up with the Mets, and now Wilson Ramos’ starting job appears officially safe. Grandal signed a four-year, $73 million deal with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday as the biggest MLB free agency deal of the offseason thus far. The 31-year-old catcher was an All-Star for the Brewers in...

Amazin Avenue

Let’s find the Mets a starting pitcher, Part 3

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports We continue working our way down the list of free agent starting pitchers who could end up in the Mets’ rotation. As has been discussed in parts one and two of this series, the Mets are a few weeks into the offseason and still have just four major league starting pitchers under team control. Free agency hasn’t moved quickly for anyone at this point, but the Mets’ internal solutions—moving Robert Gsellman or Seth Lugo to the rotation or filling things out with Walker Lockett, Corey Oswalt, or Chris Flexen—are far from ideal for a team that intends...

Amazin Avenue

Let’s find the Mets a starting pitcher, Part 2

Cody Glenn-USA TODAY Sports The Mets have four-fifths of a major league rotation right now. When we checked in on the Mets’ options in free agency earlier this month, the pitchers who would obviously be the best were mentioned. The team should be in on elite free agents, as the luxury tax it would pay would be a fraction of the team’s payroll budget, but nobody is expecting that to be the case. There’s been one change from Part 1, too, as Jake Odorizzi accepted the Twins’ qualifying offer, taking him off the market. So let’s continue running down the list of available free...

New York Post

Betances? Hamels? How Mets can spend their Zack Wheeler money

The Mets had to be prepared for the slim possibility Zack Wheeler would accept their qualifying offer and return to the rotation next season. So, theoretically, that’s $17.8 million the Mets had budgeted toward pitching for 2020 that became available when Wheeler last week declined the qualifying offer to pursue free agency. Now the question...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for November 15, 2019

Photo by Emilee Chinn/ Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links Meet the Mets Zack Wheeler turned down the qualifying offer which means he is now officially a free agent. With his free agency the Mets now have a hole in their rotation that they will need to fill before Opening Day next season. At the GM Meetings, Brodie Van Wagenen again reiterated that Noah Syndergaard is not for sale. The GM also downplayed any concern about his new manager getting caught up in the Astros cheating scandal but unfortunately for the organization they are now wrapped up in...

Climbing Tal's Hill

Astros: Zack Wheeler could be targeted in free agency

The Astros could possibly target Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler in free agency. As the hot stove season starts to heat up (we hope), Gerrit Cole is obviously the big prize. The Astros are going to make a push to bring back their ace, but doing so might be overextending their payroll. With that in mind, […] Astros: Zack Wheeler could be targeted in free agency - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lone Star Ball

MLB Top 29 Free Agent Predictions

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports You’re welcome, MLB general managers MLB Free Agency Predictions - Who is ready to see all of the top free agent signings predicted with 100% precision and foresight once again? You know, like the time I predicted the Mets would sign Shin-Soo Choo and laughed about it. Or the time I predicted the Yankees would sign Max Scherzer and, judging by the outcome of this season, I was right to assume they should have done that. Or the time I predicted the Astros would sign Chris Davis and continue to wish that they had done that. Or the time I predicted the...

12/17/18 MLB.com FastCast: Machado tours South Side

Manny Machado's free-agency tour starts with the White Sox, plus the Astros near a deal with Michael Brantley and the Mets sign Wilson Ramos About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the U

Here's why the New York Mets should target Yasmani Grandal

The New York Mets need a power hitting catcher and Yasmani Grandal would be a good fit via free agency instead of trading for J.T. Realmuto.