6:30 PM EST, Sun December 09, 2018
Press of Atlantic City

As winter meetings arrive, a look at the top MLB free agents

Paul Goldschmidt and Robinson Cano already have switched teams this offseason, going to the Cardinals and Mets in major trades.

Rising Apple

Mets Trade Rumors: No harm checking in on Yasiel Puig, right?

Recent New York Mets trade rumors have suggested the team from Flushing will at least check in on the possibility of adding Yasiel Puig this offseason. New York Mets trade rumors are about to swirl this week as the Winter Meetings begin. One interesting note among those Mets trade rumors is a whisper about Los […] Mets Trade Rumors: No harm checking in on Yasiel Puig, right? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Friars on Base

San Diego Padres AM Talk: Bargain Pitching Targets

While the San Diego Padres interest in Noah Syndergaard seems to have cooled due to the Mets attempting to compete in 2019, there are plenty of starting pitchers still available on the free agent/trade market. The MLB Winter Meetings get underway in just a matter of hours and while most of the major pitching free agents/trade […] San Diego Padres AM Talk: Bargain Pitching Targets - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for December 9, 2018

Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Mike Puma weighs the pros and cons of Mets free agent target A.J. Pollock. Kristie Ackert assesses the Mets’ needs heading into the Winter Meetings, which kick off tomorrow in Las Vegas. The rest of the Mets offseason won’t really come into focus until the J.T. Realmuto matter is settled. Tim Healey gives us five Mets storylines to watch at this week’s Winter Meetings. Around the National League East The Phillies are poised to make a big splash at this week’s Winter Meetings and it may come...

SNY TV

Pros and Cons: Should the Mets trade for Yasiel Puig?

The Mets are looking for an outfielder to pair with Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo. As they search, Yasiel Puig is reportedly 'disgruntled' in Los Angeles and could get traded during the Winter Meetings.

SNY TV

Potential of Mets trading Noah Syndergaard, trading for J.T. Realmuto could pick up steam with Winter Meetings underway

The Mets are highly motivated to trade for J.T. Realmuto and remain open to trading Noah Syndergaard if they get the package they want.

Fish Stripes

Fish Bites Podcast Episode 11: Tim Healey is back!

The NL East has been the center of the baseball universe this offseason. Who better to break it down heading into the Winter Meetings than old friend/current Mets beat writer Tim Healey?! He provided plenty of laughs and insight as the Marlins beat reporter for the Sun Sentinel. Now, he’s living in the cesspool that is the New York Mets fanbase. It’s a pleasure to have Tim Healey as a returning guest on the Fish Bites Podcast! With “J.T. Realmuto to New York” trade rumors swirling and the MLB Winter Meetings getting underway, he answers your questions about this critical stage of...

Rising Apple

Mets Trade Rumors: Analyzing the trio the Marlins want for J.T. Realmuto

Recent New York Mets trade rumors have named a trio of Amazins as the desired pieces in a possible J.T. Realmuto deal. Which of the three is most realistic? Hopefully, instead of sitting around waiting for actual baseballs to move, you’ve been up to your neck in offseason MLB news. New York Mets trade rumors […] Mets Trade Rumors: Analyzing the trio the Marlins want for J.T. Realmuto - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

J.T. Realmuto pursuit could shape rest of Mets’ offseason

Boldness and creativity were on the agenda for the Mets the last time the Winter Meetings came to Las Vegas, in 2008, when team officials were movers and shakers, adding stud free-agent closer Francisco Rodriguez and participating in a three-team trade with the Mariners and Indians that netted reliever J.J. Putz, among others. A decade...

SNY TV

Mets' Brodie Van Wagenen joins Alderson, Callaway among those high on Tim Tebow

Mets minor league outfielder Tim Tebow is one step away from being a big-league player, Mets GM and former Tebow agent Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday on WFAN.

New York Post

Breaking down pros, cons of Mets’ free-agent target A.J. Pollock

Is A.J. Pollock the answer to the Mets’ outfield need or just another injury waiting to happen? As general manager Brodie Van Wagenen sorts through the limited number of available outfield options who could improve the club, Pollock’s name remains near the top of their list. But Pollock also has a price tag and injury...

SNY TV

Here are 10 bold Winter Meetings predictions, including Mets signing few free agents

I offer 10 Bold Predictions -- or not so bold, in some cases -- as a primer of sorts for the Winter Meetings, with the understanding that from a deal-making standpoint, what happens in Vegas doesn't always come to conclusion in Vegas.

Amazin Avenue

The one where we say goodbye to Wilmer Flores

Wilmer was there for the team in crucial situations. The Mets announced that they did not tender Wilmer Flores a contract, which effectively ended his tenure with the organization. The team announced the decision in a six-word tweet that might’ve been overlooked among all the Robinson Cano trade rumors that were swirling at the time. Flores deserved better than such a cold, simplistic tweet from an organization he joined as a 16-year-old from Venezuela, and if anyone deserved a proper sendoff, it was him. Flores always seemed to have a knack for sending the fans home happy when a walk-off...

Amazin Avenue

Let’s find the Mets more relief pitchers, Part 2

We continue going down the list of free agent relievers who could help the Mets’ bullpen. Picking up where we left off in the first part of our annual attempt to find the best fits for the Mets’ bullpen in free agency—which included 2018 strikeout percentage leaders Craig Kimbrel, Adam Ottavino, and old frenemy Oliver Perez—here’s the next bunch of relievers who are on the market and posted high strikeout rates this year. As a reminder, we’re running down the free agent leaderboards at FanGraphs by strikeout percentage for pitchers who threw at least 20 innings in relief this...

SNY TV

WATCH: SNY's Adam Fisher shoots down potential Mets trade for J.T. Realmuto

While throwing out trade scenarios for both the Mets and Yankees during "Baseball Night in New York," SNY's trade analyst Adam Fisher -- a former Senior Director of Baseball Operations for the Mets -- gave his stance on the proposed Realmuto trade.

SNY TV

WATCH: SNY's Adam Fisher shares thoughts on potential Yankees trade for Corey Kluber

While throwing out trade scenarios for both the Mets and Yankees during "Baseball Night in New York," SNY's trade analyst Adam Fisher -- a former Senior Director of Baseball Operations for the Mets -- gave his stance on a potential Corey Kluber trade...

SNY TV

WATCH: Mets' Brandon Nimmo doesn't mind hearing his name in trade rumors

Make no mistake: Mets OF Brandon Nimmo is well aware his name is currently thrown around in trade rumors.

Rising Apple

Mets: Will the Peter Alonso, Jeff McNeil bromance end before Flushing?

No one in the New York Mets organization looks safe from trade. Could this lead to a possible end to the Peter Alonso and Jeff McNeil bromance before it reaches Citi Field? Down in the minor leagues this past season, a bromance bloomed between New York Mets farmhands Peter Alonso and Jeff McNeil. Each had […] Mets: Will the Peter Alonso, Jeff McNeil bromance end before Flushing? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

SNY TV

Nats suggest they're out on free agent Bryce Harper, who Mets need to be 'creative' to sign

It appears we can officially chalk the Nationals off free agent Bryce Harper's list.

Bleed Cubbie Blue

MLB Transaction Watch: Blockbuster edition

The hot stove is on fire! It’s been a busy week on the MLB transaction front. The stove is fired up burning hot as clubs head to Las Vegas for this year’s Winter Meetings, so let’s take a look at the moves that teams have made around the league. The blockbuster trades The Mariners sent 36-year-old second baseman Robinson Cano and 24-year-old closer Edwin Diaz to the Mets in exchange for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, and prospects Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista plus salary considerations. The Mets have clearly decided to make a run at the NL East, but this feels like a...

Amazin Avenue

The Mets should not meet the Marlins’ high asking price for J.T. Realmuto

Opening up a hole on the major league roster would not be a wise move. Brodie Van Wagenen has already completed one blockbuster trade this winter, and rumors have been swirling about another one: one or more of Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, and Michael Conforto for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. The Mets have reportedly been “aggressive” in talks with the Marlins about Realmuto, and Miami has made no secret about wanting to deal him, but in order to give him up to a division rival, they are asking for a premium. The Mets shouldn’t give it to them. This is not because J.T. Realmuto...

New York Post

What Mets’ Plan B could be as hopes for J.T. Realmuto fade

As badly as the Mets want to contend in 2019, they face a stark reality that runs right up against their recent history: They have more dollars than talent to spare. While rookie general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has ardently pursued trade discussions with the Marlins regarding All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto — Van Wagenen’s former...

SNY TV

Mets have discussed signing utility player Marwin Gonzalez: Report

The Mets are reportedly considering signing free agent utility player Marwin Gonzalez.

River Ave. Blues

After the Goldschmidt trade, the Yankees should check in with the Cardinals about Jedd Gyorko

The hot stove is starting to get real hot, folks. Within the last week we’ve seen Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz get traded to the Mets, Jean Segura land with the Phillies, Patrick Corbin sign with the Nationals, and Nathan Eovaldi re-sign with the Red Sox. The Winter Meetings begin next week and already some […] The post After the Goldschmidt trade, the Yankees should check in with the Cardinals about Jedd Gyorko appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

SNY TV

Mets have competition in pursuit of free agent CF A.J. Pollock

If Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is serious about signing free-agent CF A.J. Pollock, he'll have to compete with the Reds.

SNY TV

Mets could be closer to Corey Kluber trade after Indians' latest move

With the Indians locking up Carlos Carrasco, the Mets may move to further trade talks for Corey Kluber.

SNY TV

Will Robinson Cano finish his career as Mets' full-time DH?

While making calls to rival executives to solicit options about the Robinson Cano/Edwin Diaz trade, one particular comment stuck out, raising a thought that hadn't occurred to me.

MLB.com FastCast: Mariners finalize 2 trades: 12/3/18

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Wilmer Flores enters free agency after Mets non tender

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MLB.com FastCast: Nats trade for Gomes - 11/30/18

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