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Kings of Kauffman

Kansas City Royals: Making the case, New York Mets free agents

Ahead of Kansas City Royals free agency, let’s take a look at some New York Mets free agents and decide whether or not the team should pursue them. Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the Kansas City Royals lost over 100 games last season. With a new manager taking over for the 2020 […] Kansas City Royals: Making the case, New York Mets free agents - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies, Mets Battling for Free-Agent Manager Joe Girardi?

The latest chapter of the Phillies-Mets rivalry has an interesting twist. The Philadelphia Phillies are hardly wasting any time to find the successor to recently dismissed manager Gabe Kapler. This week, the team’s brass plans to meet with at least three candidates — Buck Showalter and Joe Girardi, as well as Dusty Baker — all […] Phillies, Mets Battling for Free-Agent Manager Joe Girardi? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

From Complex to Queens: An ode to the 2019 Brooklyn Cyclones

The team reviews the 2019 Brooklyn Cyclones season. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. First, Steve and Lukas take a look at some of the best draftees to come from the University of North Carolina in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, they review how the players that the Mets sent to the Arizona Fall League are doing. After, they review the Brooklyn Cyclones 2019 season. It was a fun year overall, and it ended with a championship trophy being lifted; what’s not to like? Lastly, Steve chats with his brother and the...

Rising Apple

Five Mets offseason predictions with the roster and coaching staff

What will the New York Mets do this offseason? Expect these five predictions to come true. Another New York Mets offseason is upon us even if there’s not much they can officially do. We’ll have months ahead of us where we should expect the free agent flow to move at a snail’s pace and a […] Five Mets offseason predictions with the roster and coaching staff - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Marcus Stroman will change number out of respect to Jose Reyes

Marcus Stroman’s love for Jose Reyes made wearing No. 7 feel wrong. It’s why the Mets pitcher announced Friday on Twitter that he will don a new number next season in Queens, but didn’t say what it would be. He wore No. 7 for 11 starts this season after coming over in a trade with...

Amazin Avenue

Zack Wheeler proved to be mostly reliable in 2019

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The 29 year-old had a solid season leading up to his free agency. In what could end up being his last season with the Mets, Zack Wheeler was looking to build off a strong second half of 2018 and boost his value entering free agency this offseason, all while staying healthy for a second consecutive season. For the most part, Wheeler accomplished both of those goals as he threw a career high 195.1 innings and posted numbers across the board similar to last season. Wheeler was able to do this all while navigating trade rumors surrounding his name in July and a short...

Amazin Avenue

UnforMETable: Rick White

Acquired for bullpen depth at the 2000 trade deadline, the reliever made an important contribution to a memorable Mets playoff victory. Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past. With a strong team headed towards a second straight playoff appearance for the first time in franchise history, the Mets made a minor move to bolster their depth prior to the 2000 trade deadline, acquiring relief pitcher Rick White from Tampa Bay, along with outfielder Bubba Trammell. The journeyman...

Fish Stripes

2019 Miami Marlins Player Highlights: Neil Walker

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Watch all of the clutch hits and slick picks from Neil Walker this season. Neil Walker played 115 games for the 2019 Marlins, slashing .261/.344/.395 (99 wRC+) with eight home runs to produce 0.4 fWAR. Walker signed with the team as a free agent in Jan. 2019. His primary position was first base. These are the top plays from his age-33 season... Neil Walker’s top five games of 2019 (highest Win Probability Added in games that he started): Aug. 1 vs. Twins May 22 at Tigers Aug. 23 vs. Phillies May 27 at Nationals Jul. 14 vs. Mets

Amazin Avenue

From Complex to Queens: Reviewing the 2019 Kingsport Mets

The team reviews the 2019 Kingsport Mets season. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. First, the team hands out some forgiveness to some players that could use it in honor of Yom Kippur in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, they review how the players that the Mets sent to the Arizona Fall League are doing. Lastly, they review the Kingsport Mets’ 2019 season. It was a fun year overall, with a team full of talent, but that talent just didn’t translate to wins just yet. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the...

New York Post

Mets’ managerial search is on verge of heating up

It’s time for Brodie Van Wagenen to get busy. After firing Mickey Callaway on Thursday, the general manager is expected to begin interviewing managerial candidates this week, as the Mets are among seven teams with a vacancy. Joe Girardi, Buck Showalter, Joe Maddon and Dusty Baker are among the marquee free agents, but it’s unclear...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Kris Bryant might be traded this winter. Here’s one proposal

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ KB might be a good fit with the Mets. I've been following the Cubs since the late 1960s and Kris Bryant is among my five or 10 favorite Cubs. It appears he's committed to testing free agency, and getting a return on his departure is a part of the business of baseball. As Theo Epstein traded Nomar Garciaparra, trading Bryant won't be unique. Whatever is best long-term for the club ought to be examined. This is a look at my potential Bryant trade. Being "all-in" is a sports axiom that has been over-used almost to the point of numbness. Teams are rarely "all-in" on...

New York Post

Mets won’t trade Edwin Diaz or Noah Syndergaard: Brodie Van Wagenen

While addressing the firing of Mickey Callaway, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen made it clear he won’t trade Edwin Diaz or Noah Syndergaard during the offseason. “Before all those questions come, I think this group should be aware that Edwin Diaz is going to be on our team next year. That’s our full expectation....

SNY TV

Mets' Brodie Van Wagenen reflects on Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano trade

After the Mets announced on Thursday that the team had relieved manager Mickey Callaway of his duties, GM Brodie Van Wagenen and COO Jeff Wilpon discussed the move and answered questions on a conference call with media. Van Wagenen gave some insight on the team's trade for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano from the Seattle Mariners on Dec. 3, 2018.

SNY TV

4 center fielders Mets could target via free agency or trade, including Starling Marte

The Mets' roster entering the 2020 season might look very similar to the one they currently have. But there are some key areas where they could use improvement.

SNY TV

Sources weigh in: What could it cost Mets to trade for Mookie Betts?

Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters at the Winter Meetings last offseason that he wanted to acquire a tried-and-true, everyday center fielder. He went so far as to mention then-free agent A.J. Pollock by name when indicating the type of player he felt the team needed.

New York Post

Enticing directions Mets could go if they fire Mickey Callaway

A certain amount of sex appeal exists among the list of managerial free agents, but are the Mets willing to choose such a path? First things first: Mickey Callaway remained in place as manager Monday, as team officials look to resolve his status and that of his coaches within the coming days. Despite the fact...

Amazin Avenue

UnforMETable: Duaner Sanchez

A stalwart in the 2006 bullpen, the reliever’s late-season injury is one of the Mets’ great post season What Ifs. Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past. Coming off a season a bit like 2019, with a promising young core that threatened but missed the playoffs, Omar Minaya entered the 2005 offseason intent on bolstering one of that season’s great weaknesses—the bullpen. Along with signing closer Billy Wagner, Minaya engineered a trade for promising Dodgers set-up man...

Rising Apple

Mets Trade Rumors: J.D. Davis could be used to acquire pitching

Early New York Mets trade rumors about the upcoming offseason have indicated the team may flip J.D. Davis for pitching help this winter. The New York Mets will conclude the 2019 season with plenty of positive takeaways. One of the best stories to come from the year is the performance of J.D. Davis. For those […] Mets Trade Rumors: J.D. Davis could be used to acquire pitching - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

SNY TV

In possibly his final Mets start, Zack Wheeler dominates through seven but gives up lead in the eighth

Soon to be a free agent, Zack Wheeler made what might be his final start in a Mets' uniform on Thursday night.

SNY TV

WATCH: Revisiting the Mets' steal of Zack Wheeler in Carlos Beltran trade with Giants

As Zack Wheeler takes the mound for the final time in the 2019 regular season, let's take a look back at how he landed with the Mets in the first place.

Rising Apple

New York Mets: Three potential trade destinations for Edwin Diaz

A disastrous debut season for the New York Mets has made relief pitcher Edwin Diaz a possible trade candidate this winter. Where could he land and who could the Mets get in return? Just a few months ago, Brodie Van Wagenen and the New York Mets thought they had solved their bullpen issues for the […] New York Mets: Three potential trade destinations for Edwin Diaz - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

This could be the end of Zack Wheeler and the Mets

With his last regular-season start scheduled for Thursday, Zack Wheeler says he’s treating it just like any other game. But with the right-hander set to hit free agency this offseason, he admitted to giving some thought to his uncertain future. Wheeler, who leads the Mets with 11 wins this season, sounds ready to explore alternatives....

Amazin Avenue

UnforMETable: Doug Flynn

The light-hitting middle infielder won a Gold Glove for the 1980 Mets. Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past. Doug Flynn spent the first two years of his major league career as a member of one of the greatest teams in history—Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine of 1975-76. With the late-70s Mets flailing and feuding with their biggest star, Flynn would come to the Mets as a piece in one of the most infamous trades in Mets’ history—the Midnight Massacre that saw Tom Seaver...

SNY TV

Should the Mets explore possibility of trading Michael Conforto this offseason?

Since he came up in 2015, Michael Conforto has had superstar expectations surround him, yet he hasn't hit that bar just yet. So would it be crazy to say the Mets should consider looking into a potential trade of the outfielder?

Amazin Avenue

From Complex to Queens: The Endless Debate

This week, Steve and Ken look at the Mets Arizona Fall League contingent and discuss how important it is to see players in person. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. First, Steve and Ken discuss who would be a fit in Middle Earth in a Hobbit-inspired Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, they go over the basics of the Arizona Fall League, who is playing, and what we want to see from them. After, they talk about why seeing players in person (or video) is important and how stats don’t yet tell the full story of the...

Red Reporter

Mets at Reds, Game 3 - Preview and Lineups

Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports Another Sunday rubber match as the Reds come off a rare one-run win. It’s a battle of trade deadline acquisitions for non-contending teams today. Trevor Bauer gets the ball for the Reds. After a few rough starts in a row, he was masterful his last time out, and looks to carry that momentum into his penultimate start of the season. Marcus Stroman gets the ball for the Metlegs, in his 10th start with New York. He’s the guy the Reds should have been calling about at the deadline. Let’s hope he’s more Glendon Rusch today than he is Al Leiter, as the...

Rising Apple

Mets and Reds trade history: Five notable deals between the two

The New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds have a long history of making trades both good, bad, major, and minor. We take a look at five of the most noteworthy transactions between these two teams. In 1973, the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds played in the NLCS against one another. A miracle happened and […] Mets and Reds trade history: Five notable deals between the two - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets Trade Rumors: Why Andrew Benintendi is not the outfielder to target

It’s not trading season, yet, early New York Mets trade rumors for the upcoming offseason are already popping up. The latest is a blockbuster deal idea involving Noah Syndergaard to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Andrew Benintendi. In a recent piece published by NJ.com, writer Mike Rosenstein took a look at a potential offseason […] Mets Trade Rumors: Why Andrew Benintendi is not the outfielder to target - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Biggest 2019 MLB Trade Deadline moves

Zack Greinke to the Astros. Marcus Stroman to the Mets. Trevor Bauer to the Reds. Yasiel Puig on the Indians. It was a quality MLB Trade Deadline!

MLB Whip Crew discusses the three-team trade, plus the latest with Noah Syndergaard | MLB WHIPAROUND

MLB Whip Crew discusses the three-team trade involving Trevor Bauer and Yasiel Puig. Plus, the latest with on Mets ace Noah Syndergaard. #FOXSports #MLB #TrevorBauer #YasielPuig #NoahSyndergaard

The Marcus Stroman trade makes NO SENSE for the Mets | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on Marcus Stroman being traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Mets and how this unexpected deal does not make any sense. Adam Schein also discusses potential trade targets for the New York Yankees now that Marcus Str