9:07 AM EST, Sat November 18, 2017
Washington Times

Mets keep Asdrubal Cabrera for $8.25M, Jerry Blevins for $7M

NEW YORK (AP) - The Mets exercised an $8.25 million option on infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and a $7 million option of left-hander Jerry Blevins, preventing them from becoming free agents. Caberea, two weeks shy of his 32nd birthday, played shortstop for the Mets in 2016 and the start of 2017, ...

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Mets plan to pick up Jerry Blevins’s 2018 option

The move is not surprising given his performance and affordable salary. The Mets will pick up their 2018 team option on left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins, who has been with the team since the beginning of the 2015 season. At a time that now feels very long ago, he was acquired from the Nationals in a trade for outfielder Matt den Dekker just before the season got underway. Shortly thereafter, he chose to use our own Steve Schreiber’s MS Paint as his Twitter avatar and stuck with it for a couple of years. Perhaps that didn’t endear him to all Mets fans, but it was much appreciated in...

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2017 Mets Season Review: After a brutal start, Jose Reyes finished the year strong

The longtime Met played five different positions and had a productive second half. Jose Reyes had an up-and-down year for the Mets—or, more precisely, a year that started down and finished up. After a miserable first half in which he hit .215/.284/.370 (74 wRC+), Reyes rebounded with an excellent .288/.356/.472 (121 wRC+) line the rest of the way. Going into the year, the Mets’ plan was to use Reyes as a utility infielder. Due to a series of injuries and trades, however, Reyes became an everyday player, appearing in 145 games at second, third, and short. He even got a few innings in...

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Mets Morning News: Manny Acta interviews for managerial opening, Cubs and Yankees win

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Manny Acta was the latest candidate to interview for the managerial position. Luis Guillorme will play in the Arizona Fall League and he hopes to one day follow a path to majors like Amed Rosario. Around the NL East Former Braves shortstop Walt Weiss could join Atlanta’s coaching staff next season. The Red Sox make sense as a trade partner for the Marlins when they start shedding their payroll. Rhys Hoskins’s splash into the majors was one of the best in Phillies’ history. Around the Majors The...

What's the latest on the Jay Bruce trade front?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Steve Gelbs, Jim Duquette, and Anthony DiComo discuss the status of outfielder Jay Bruce with the New York Mets, and where he may be traded before the 2017 season.

Should the New York Mets pursue Matt Wieters?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Gary Apple, John Harper, and Nelson Figueroa take a look at free-agent catcher Matt Wieters as a possible target for the New York Mets behind the plate.