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New York Mets Offseason Free Agent Target: Adam Ottavino

For both statistical and more subjective reasons, Adam Ottavino would be a great free agent target for the New York Mets this winter. If you’re not familiar with the name Adam Ottavino, there are two things you need to know about him and why he’d be great for the New York Mets in 2019. The […] New York Mets Offseason Free Agent Target: Adam Ottavino - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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New York Mets closer options to consider for the 2019 MLB season

There is no clear favorite to become the next New York Mets closer. Searching through the current franchise, at the free agent market, and possible trades, these are a few of the names to look out for. Perhaps a slightly forgotten need for the 2019 New York Mets, the team doesn’t have an obvious closer […] New York Mets closer options to consider for the 2019 MLB season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets Morning News for October 20, 2018

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets With the first round of interviews over, it appears that Doug Melvin might have a slight lead in the race to become the next Mets GM. Kristie Ackert spoke to a colleague of Melvin’s from the Brewers who said he’d actually be a good fit for the Mets, and is very open-minded about analytics. Gary LaRocque and De Jon Watson were pretty much eliminated from contention. One dark horse is CAA agent Brodie Van Wagenen. J.P. Ricciardi says the Mets believe in Peter Alonso’s potential at first base....

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Six Mets Offseason Questions: Do they have enough prospects to trade for an elite hitter?

Do the Mets have enough talent to trade for an impact hitter? And do they have enough talent to pull of a blockbuster trade?

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Ricciardi says Mets believe in Peter Alonso at first base: 'He's never going to be a Gold Glover but he can play the position'

At times Peter Alonso has been portrayed as a butcher at first base. In that case it would make sense to dangle him as trade bait to an American League team. Except the Mets insist it's not the case at all.

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Ex-Yankee John Flaherty explains why so many catchers - including Yasmani Grandal - are struggling this postseason

Yasmani Grandal has had a rough week. The Dodgers’ catcher had been among the top names in a weak market of catchers who will hit the free agent market this winter, but his struggles at and behind the plate could have teams taking a closer look at him before making an offer. The Mets are among...

SNY TV

Manny Machado's attitude perfect for Mets, Yasmani Grandal not so much

Manny Machado and Yasmani Grandal, who should both interest the Mets in free agency, have been a topic of conversation during the NLCS.

New York Post

Yasmani Grandal, possible Mets target, benched by Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Yasmani Grandal’s warts have resurfaced at the worst possible time for himself and the Dodgers. A free agent after this season who could attract attention from the Mets, among others, the veteran catcher was on the bench for Game 4 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday following a night in...

Rising Apple

Mets should spend money on a catcher instead of trading for one

Rather than trade for a catcher, the New York Mets should spend money on a free agent backstop this winter. After a disappointing 2018 season, the New York Mets are already looking into what moves need to be made for next year. A huge dark hole on this team is the catcher position and the Mets could […] Mets should spend money on a catcher instead of trading for one - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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New York Mets 2018 Offseason Trade Target: Jonathan Villar

Potential trade target Jonathan Villar would give the New York Mets depth at all infield positions while also giving them some much-needed speed. A mission for the New York Mets this winter should include adding depth to the 25-man roster. With more doubt on the bench than last year, it’s important they find guys who […] New York Mets 2018 Offseason Trade Target: Jonathan Villar - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets Trade Rumors: Interest in Paul Goldschmidt pending fire sale

The New York Mets could use a more consistent right-handed bat in their lineup next season. According to one of the latest Mets trade rumors, Paul Goldschmidt may be the guy. The last thing the New York Mets need is another middle-of-the-road first baseman. One of the best things could they add is a frontline […] Mets Trade Rumors: Interest in Paul Goldschmidt pending fire sale - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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New York Mets Rumors: Should the Mets Bring Daniel Murphy Back to Flushing?

The New York Mets need an offensive force in their lineup. Would it be a good idea to bring Daniel Murphy back to Flushing? The New York Mets will see a familiar face hit the free agent market this winter. Their old friend, Daniel Murphy, finished off his season in the NL Wild Card game as […] New York Mets Rumors: Should the Mets Bring Daniel Murphy Back to Flushing? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Daniel Zamora provided stability to the Mets bullpen down the stretch

The Stony Brook alum made quite an impression in a short amount of time. Daniel Zamora was one of many pleasant surprises for the Mets in the second half of the 2018 season. The former 40th round draft pick was acquired in a trade that sent Josh Smoker to the Pittsburgh Pirates on January 31. Zamora spent most of the season in Double-A Binghamton, where he quietly put together solid numbers in 40 appearances that included a 3.48 ERA, .197 AVG, 1.03 WHIP, 69 strikeouts, and 16 walks in 51.1 innings. After Bobby Wahl was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury on August 17, Zamora...

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What will top free agents who could interest Mets get paid? MLB insiders weigh in

The Mets would be wise to sign at least one elite power hitter to play while also adding a top-tier relief pitcher to their bullpen. Here's how insiders think the market will play out...

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Mets: Three reasons to stay away from Daniel Murphy this offseason

A reunion between the New York Mets and Daniel Murphy won’t work in 2019. Our good friend Daniel Murphy is a free agent this winter and a guy plenty of New York Mets fans wouldn’t mind seeing return to Flushing. It’s a romantic idea indeed. After three seasons away, the rockstar second baseman comes home […] Mets: Three reasons to stay away from Daniel Murphy this offseason - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Don't sleep on Brodie Van Wagenen or Casey Close as next person to lead Mets

A top agent like Brodie Van Wagenen or Casey Close is uniquely positioned to provide what the Mets need.

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New York Mets may see a lot of Matt Harvey in 2019 and beyond

Matt Harvey won’t pitch again for the New York Mets in 2019. However, he may play at Citi Field plenty. The dear old friend of the New York Mets, Matt Harvey, spent the last of his 2018 days with the Cincinnati Reds. During the trade deadline season, it did look like there was an opportunity […] New York Mets may see a lot of Matt Harvey in 2019 and beyond - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds: Why Matt Harvey should be re-signed

With plenty of talent testing the free agency waters this off-season, the Cincinnati Reds expect to be chasing after arms to shore up their weak starting rotation and bullpen. Could one of those pieces already be in the clubhouse? In a mid-season trade with the New York Mets that sent injury-prone catcher Devin Mesoraco to […] Cincinnati Reds: Why Matt Harvey should be re-signed - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Asdrubal Cabrera finished his Mets tenure strong

The infielder was a very good hitter for the Mets and netted the organization an intriguing minor league arm. It wasn’t often under Sandy Alderson’s watch that the Mets signed a player to a multi-year deal and had it turn out well, but Asdrubal Cabrera was a downright bargain from the time he was signed right up until the day he was traded. And the fact that he was still valuable enough to net a pretty decent minor league arm in a trade as a rental was icing on the cake. Coming off a pair of seasons in which he hit very well, Cabrera had somewhat reluctantly and awkwardly given up the...

New York Post

David Wright gets proper send-off after final game

The Mets legend was thrown an intimate dinner by his agents, Sam and Seth Levinson of ACES, at Tao Downtown.

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Mets COO Jeff Wilpon says pursuit of top free agents will depend on views of next GM

Jeff Wilpon said Sunday that the Mets not pursuing most of the top free agents in recent years was a 'total recommendation' of the baseball operations department, adding that pursuing top free agents going forward would depend on the views of their next GM.

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Mets will hire new general manager and then look to bolster roster

The Mets need to be active in free agency, and also have to hire their next general manager.        

Amazin Avenue

Looking back at David Wright, the prospect

An in-depth look at Wright’s path from the draft to the big leagues On December 12, 2000, David Wright was eight days from turning 18, and, though no one would know it for seven months, he had just become a member of the team he grew up rooting for. The Mets, then married to an archaic belief in spending moderately large sums of money to field competitive teams, had just lost a bidding war for the services of team ace Mike Hampton. The organization had acquired Hampton the year before in a trade, knowing it was going to be costly to retain his services beyond 2000. This proved accurate:...

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Matt Harvey on free agency: 'There's only one team out there I would not sign with'

Former Mets and current Reds RHP Matt Harvey, who is set to be a free agent, said, "there's only one team out there I would not sign with. That's about it."

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Mets defend trade deadline decisions

Mets assistant GM John Ricco stands by the team's decision not to trade their starters at the deadline.

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New York Mets: Pitching is the Key to Success in 2019

The New York Mets are winning games down the stretch of 2018, is pitching the key to their success in 2019? Assistant General Manager of the New York Mets, John Ricco, recently defended the team’s decision to hold onto their starting pitchers at the trade deadline. In recent comments made to the New York Post, […] New York Mets: Pitching is the Key to Success in 2019 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Mets assistant GM: We were right to hold onto our starters

WASHINGTON — The debate over whether to maintain the current starting rotation or trade pieces to address weaknesses isn’t settled, but the Mets lately have made a case for keeping the unit intact. A team clobbered by injuries early this season that was buried in the NL pennant race before midseason, entered Friday 39-34 since...

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Devin Mesoraco back after almost three-week absence, Mets offseason reunion seems unlikely

Devin Mesoraco returned to the Mets lineup Friday, and he will be a free agent at the end of the season. A reunion seems unlikely.        

Catching up on the Mets catchers, is Jonathan Lucroy an option?

On SNY's Baseball Night in New York, the panel looks at the merits of the New York Mets upgrading the catcher position, possibly with Jonathan Lucroy as a free agent signing.

The New York Mets quest to trade Jay Bruce goes on and on...

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Jim Duquette and Nelson Figueroa discuss how the offseason has shaped the market for outfielder Jay Bruce, as the endless quest to trade him drags on.

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.