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Mets reportedly remain unlikely to trade a starting pitcher

With Zack Wheeler beginning the season with Triple-A Las Vegas, the Mets' starting rotation will be Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Matt Harvey, and Seth Lugo.

Amazin Avenue

Jerry Blevins is an asset for the Mets heading into his fourth season with the team

The likable lefty has been great in orange and blue. Believe it or not, it’s been almost three years since the Mets got Jerry Blevins in a trade with the Nationals that sent Matt den Dekker to Washington. That makes the 2018 season Blevins’s fourth with the team, one of the longest tenures any reliever acquired by Sandy Alderson has had with the team. The first of those seasons was abbreviated, as Blevins’s arm was broken by a line drive and re-broken in a slip and fall at the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie later that summer. But in total, he’s been very good as a member of the...

New York Post

Mets’ Curtis Granderson trade return is opening their eyes

PORT ST. LUCIE — Jacob Rhame is among the players with a vested interest in the number of relievers the Mets will carry to begin the season. As it stands, manager Mickey Callaway has indicated he is undecided if he will carry seven or eight relievers. If the number is eight, the Mets will employ...


Cobb doesn't make sense for Mets at this point, but Jimenez does

Cobb and Jimenez remain on the free agent market.


Report: Mets exploring possibility of trading Rafael Montero

The Mets are preparing to trade RHP Rafael Montero before opening day, but no deals are imminent, reports Matt Ehalt of NorthJersey.com.


Mets could trade Rafael Montero before the season starts

The Mets could make a trade before the season opens, according to sources. Rafael Montero is a candidate to be traded        

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers: Keon Broxton vs. Juan Lagares, Trade Target Comparison

The Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets are both looking deal an outfielder before Opening Day. Keon Broxton and Juan Lagares are available for the right price, but which should teams want to acquire? The Milwaukee Brewers have a glut of outfielders and could deal one for pitching. The New York Mets also have a […] Milwaukee Brewers: Keon Broxton vs. Juan Lagares, Trade Target Comparison - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Neil Walker’s focus is on future with Yanks, not past Mets drama

TAMPA — He played two positions and batted from two sides of the plate while playing for three teams on two different fields. Welcome to Neil Walker’s rush-job spring training. Welcome to life after escaping free-agency hell. The second baseman’s long, strange trip isn’t quite over yet, even after the Yankees threw him a $4...

Call to the Pen

New York Mets trade of Juan Lagares looking more likely

New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares has been the subject of trade rumors for quite some time. That trade may finally be on the horizon. At one time, Juan Lagares appeared to be a key part of the New York Mets future. A brilliant defensive center fielder, he won the Gold Glove in 2014, saving […] New York Mets trade of Juan Lagares looking more likely - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

The Mets may still trade Juan Lagares

The Mets could still trade their former Gold Glove center fielder. With Brandon Nimmo making a strong case to be the Opening Day center fielder and Michael Conforto progressing from rehab better than expected, Juan Lagares might be the odd man out in the Mets’ outfield. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, other teams continue to contact the Mets with interest in trading for Lagares, and the team doesn’t rule out a trade happening. Lagares’s spring got off to a late start due to a hamstring strain, but he has struggled in 22 plate appearances since he returned to the lineup,...

Rising Apple

Mets could still trade Juan Lagares before the season begins

Rumors surrounding a possible Juan Lagares trade have been around for a few weeks now. According to the New York Post’s Mike Puma, however, this time it could be a little bit different. Puma notes some sources that tell him the Mets have gotten some interest about Lagares, and they haven’t exactly shut the idea […] Mets could still trade Juan Lagares before the season begins - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for March 13, 2018

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Zack Wheeler is impressing Mets brass this spring, but his final couple of weeks in spring training will decide whether he starts the season in the rotation, the bullpen, or Las Vegas. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez tells Mike Puma of the Post that he’s working on things and not too concerned about his spring stats. And he says he got a good deal from the Dodgers to waive his no-trade clause. Gerson Bautista is determined to make it to the majors this season with his hard-throwing style. Dave Eiland...

New York Post

A Juan Lagares trade is looking more and more possible

PORT ST. LUCIE — The planets are aligning as such that Juan Lagares could begin the season with another team. According to industry sources, the Mets have received recent phone calls about the former Gold Glove winner and haven’t ruled out the idea of trading him. The trade buzz comes as Brandon Nimmo has emerged...

Amazin Avenue

Jamie Callahan is ready to make an impact with the Mets

The right-hander is ready to make an impact in the major leagues. Acquired by the Mets along with Gerson Bautista and Stephen Nogosek in the Addison Reed trade, right-hander Jamie Callahan was unimpressive in his first few years in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. After he was transitioned into a reliever full-time in 2016, his career turned around, as he was able to maximize his strengths and hide his weaknesses. In 2017, he was even better, spending time pitching with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, and the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. The right-hander...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees sign Neil Walker to a $5 million deal

Neil Walker joins the Yankees on a cheap deal, if you can believe it. It’s been a largely unfair offseason for quite a few talented free agents, but when the market implodes like it has, there’s little else to do but settle. Neil Walker has signed a $5 million deal with the team that will essentially guarantee him the starting job at second base. The move immediately improves the infield and gives the team’s prospects some extra time in the minors. Walker hit .265/.362/.439 with 14 home runs split between the Mets and the Brewers in 2017. Given his history as an above-average power...

Amazin Avenue

Brandon Nimmo should be the Mets’ Opening Day center fielder.

Brandon Nimmo should be the team’s Opening Day center fielder. When it was revealed Michael Conforto would not be ready for Opening Day, center field became a position to watch when spring training began. The two main contenders for the position are Juan Lagares and Brandon Nimmo, and so far it seems like it should be Nimmo’s job to lose. This offseason, both players’ names popped up in the news for different reasons. Lagares spent the offseason working on his swing hoping to capitalize on the new launch angle metric, whereas Nimmo’s name came up during the Andrew McCutchen trade...


Mets were prepared to trade for 2B Jason Kipnis from Indians for reliever Paul Sewald

The Mets were close to a deal with Cleveland for Jason Kipnis before backing out, per a source. The main piece going back would have been Paul Sewald.        

Federal Baseball

Wire Taps: Nationals’ injuries to be concerned about; Stephen Strasburg trusts the process; Mets will be tougher...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and enjoy the rare Spring Training off day. No Nats baseball today. Sad. Assuming that free agents only sign on weekdays (which may not be totally true anymore), today is the final day that Jake Arrieta can sign with a team and be realistically ready for Opening Day. (He’s definitely not signing today.) Here’s the scoop from South Florida. (20 days until Opening Day) Which Nationals injuries are the most concerning?We haven't seen Adam Eaton or Daniel Murphy yet. Michael Taylor is sidelined for the moment. About whom should we worry?...

Friars on Base

San Diego Padres Have a Gem in Prospect Brad Wieck

Brad Wieck has been terrific so far this spring for the San Diego Padres. After another quality-appearance today, the young hurler could earn himself a spot in the Friars’ bullpen. Brad Wieck was acquired by the San Diego Padres in the trade that sent Alex Torres to the New York Mets in 2015. A former […] San Diego Padres Have a Gem in Prospect Brad Wieck - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Newark Star-Ledger

WATCH: MLBPA executive director Tony Clark opens up about free agency freeze

Mets players discussed the slow free agent market with the MLBPA on Wednesday morning.

New York Daily News

Mets focus on slow free-agent market in meeting with MLBPA chief

The Mets had their annual meeting with MLB union head Tony Clark Wednesday.

River Ave. Blues

Fan Confidence Poll: March 5th, 2018

Spring Training Record: 8-2 (51 RS, 45 RA) Spring Training Schedule This Week: Mon. OFF; Tues. @ Tigers; Weds. @ Mets (SNY, MLB.tv); Thurs. vs. Phillies (YES, MLB.tv); Fri. @ Braves; Sat. vs. Mets (YES, MLBN, MLB.tv); Sun. @ Marlins Top stories from last week: The Yankees swooped in to sign free agent slugger Adam […] The post Fan Confidence Poll: March 5th, 2018 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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.