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Bryce Harper signing talks 'intensified' with Mets' rival Phillies the frontrunner

We might finally get one of the top free agents off the board by the end of tonight, as talks surrounding Bryce Harper are "intensified," per Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman.

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‘Big set of cojones’: Edwin Diaz bringing fearless mindset to Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE — Edwin Diaz has a big set of cojones, The Post has confirmed. Back in December, when the Mets acquired the All-Star closer as part of a blockbuster trade with the Mariners, I tracked down Noel Sevilla, the scout for Seattle who signed Diaz as an amateur. Sevilla proclaimed of his great...

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Would Jacob deGrom tarnish his good-guy image by boycotting the media?

If Mets suits and Jacob deGrom don’t reach agreement on a contract extension before the season starts, the Cy Young winner could launch a media boycott to express his displeasure over the situation. Much attention has been paid to the “player first” memo deGrom’s agent, Jeff Berry, released last...

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One Last Move: Adam Jones

Still unsigned, Jones could be the last piece of the puzzle for the Mets in 2019 Welcome to One Last Move, where our writers pitch a move to the Mets that would close out their off-season and make the team better in 2019. Although the Mets have greatly improved this offseason, no team is ever complete. In trading for Keon Broxton, the Mets added some depth to their outfield. However, even with the addition of Broxton, the Mets could still benefit from the addition of a more experienced outfielder. Therefore, the Mets should execute one last transaction by signing veteran free agent Adam...

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Mets free-agent target RHP Doug Fister announces retirement

Veteran RHP Doug Fister, who was on the Mets' radar this offseason, will retire from the MLB after 10 big league seasons

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Jacob deGrom says he could consider innings limit if Mets don't offer contract extension

If the Mets do not extend Jacob deGroms contract, the righty said he would consult with his agents regarding potential innings restrictions.        

New York Post

Edwin Diaz was surprised he was traded to Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE — Even playing for a team with a penchant for trading players, Edwin Diaz figured he would continue with the Mariners in 2019. “I was expecting to be with them because they told me they would not trade me,” Diaz said Wednesday. “I was surprised when they called me and told me...

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Mets: Justin Wilson’s best and worst case scenarios for 2019

The New York Mets were able to add veteran lefty Justin Wilson to the roster this offseason. What’s the best and worst that could happen in 2019? One of the main goals for the New York Mets this past offseason was to improve the bullpen. After making a trade for the 2018 American League reliever […] Mets: Justin Wilson’s best and worst case scenarios for 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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New Mets closer Edwin Diaz has a simple message after offseason trade: 'Same game, different place'

PORT ST. LUCIE – Edwin Diaz had to do a double-take when he saw the news in early December. The last thing he anticipated was being banished from Seattle — his first baseball home. The new Mets closer received a wake-up call to the brutal realities of baseball when Diaz and teammate Robinson Cano...

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Mets' contract talks with Jacob deGrom is critical for Brodie Van Wagenen's credibility

You could see this coming from the day Brodie Van Wagenen crossed over from agent to GM, and now he's in a staredown with Jacob deGrom that is not only pivotal for the organization, but perhaps his own credibility with his players.

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New York Mets: Top 10 most Amazin’ Wilmer Flores moments

It is fair to say Wilmer Flores had some big moments while a member of the New York Mets. Let’s look at some of his top moments while wearing a Mets uniform. Wilmer Flores was originally signed by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela back in 2007 on his […] New York Mets: Top 10 most Amazin’ Wilmer Flores moments - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets did everything outside the box — will it blow up in their face?

When Brodie Van Wagenen took the path less taken, going from agent to general manager, worries arose about how members of his former and current worlds would enact business with him. Player representatives and front-office executives expressed concerns about how — and even if — they would interact with the Mets’ new head of baseball...

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One Last Move: Gio Gonzalez

The Mets could use some rotation depth, and another lefty never hurts. Welcome to One Last Move, where our writers pitch a move to the Mets that would close out their off-season and make the team better in 2019. Despite massive improvements to the lineup and the bullpen, the Mets have not added much starting pitching depth this off-season. And while there’s a lot of optimism that 1-4 in the Mets’ rotation could be among the best in baseball, starters 5-8 don’t give off similar hope. Luckily for the Mets, there are still some fairly good, relatively cheap, options on the free agent...

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One Last Move: Adam Warren

The longtime Yankee would be a nice addition to round out the bullpen in Queens. Welcome to One Last Move, where our writers pitch a move to the Mets that would close out their offseason and make the team better in 2019. While the Mets appear mostly done with major offseason additions, there are moves they could still make on the fringes that would improve the roster without being too costly. Pitching depth is an area where this could be particularly helpful, as there are still many relief arms floating about in the free agent market that could be had relatively cheaply. Lukas Vlahos made...

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WATCH: Mets' Todd Frazier says 'baseball is going in the wrong direction'

With only a few days left until pitchers and catchers report for spring training, there are still numerous free agents who have yet to reach a deal with a new team for the 2019 season. And Mets 3B Todd Frazier isn't happy about it.

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Getting to know Justin Wilson

The Mets signed the 31-year-old left-handed reliever to a two-year, $10 million deal. On Friday, January 25, the Mets signed free agent left-handed reliever Justin Wilson to a two-year, $10 million deal. Coming off of a solid season in which he posted a 3.46 ERA and 3.64 FIP in 54.2 innings pitched out of the Cubs bullpen, the Mets hope Wilson will provide them with another quality middle relief option to help bridge the gap between their starters and newly remodeled back end of the bullpen. While the move may not have been quite a perfect fit, Wilson’s presence on the roster should give...

New York Post

Mets bring back Devin Mesoraco to compete for backup job

PORT ST. LUCIE — Thursday was Groundhog Day for the Mets as they brought back catcher Devin Mesoraco, who was born in Punxsutawney, Pa. Adding positional depth has been one of the goals this offseason for the Mets, who earlier signed free agent Wilson Ramos to be their starting catcher. “Devin is greatly respected among...

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Is Brodie Van Wagenen targeting his old clients? And is that a problem?

The Mets GM currently presides over several players whom he used to represent. When Brodie Van Wagenen was hired away from being the co-head of CAA’s sports agency to become the new Mets general manager, some eyebrows were raised about whether conflict of interest could come into play. It was fairly interesting that Van Wagenen would take a job where he previously had a fiduciary relationship with so many of the players already on the roster. At the time of his hire, the Mets had 11 CAA clients in the organization: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Todd Frazier, Brandon...

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Mets sign Devin Mesoraco to a minor league deal

The Mets acquired Mesoraco last May as part of the Matt Harvey trade. The New York Mets have brought back catcher Devin Mesoraco on a minor league deal and have invited him to spring training. Earlier today on Amazin’ Avenue, Linda Surovich argued that the team should take a look at Mesoraco, as they were very thin at the position. The Mets acquired Mesoraco from the Cincinnati Reds last May in exchange for Matt Harvey. Mesoraco preceded to hit .222/.306/.409 with 10 home runs and a 96 wRC+ in 66 games with the Mets while primarily sharing playing time with Kevin Plawecki. He did most of...

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Source: Marlins wanted Andujar and Sanchez in Mets, Yankees three-way talks

The Marlins have agreed to trade J.T. Realmuto to the Phillies for a far lesser package than they were previously offered by Mets.

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The latest on trade talks for J.T. Realmuto: Deal to Phillies 'gaining momentum'

The Mets had been aggressive in their efforts to trade for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto before eventually deeming the price too high and signing Wilson Ramos. The Marlins are still expected to deal Realmuto, and two other NL East teams have checked in. Here's the latest...

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Mets: Pros and cons of a Nick Castellnos trade with the Tigers

Is a trade for Nick Castellanos something the New York Mets should consider? Let’s weigh the pros and cons of a deal. If the New York Mets are interested in adding some offense, there’s a guy out there for them to consider via trade. In 2018, Nick Castellanos was one of the best right fielders […] Mets: Pros and cons of a Nick Castellnos trade with the Tigers - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets Morning News for February 6, 2019

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets announced their TV schedule for spring training games on Tuesday while WCBS announced which games will be on radio. Joel Sherman writes that the best group of lefty hitters in New York are on the Mets. The Mets remain undecided on if they want to sign pending free agent Zack Wheeler to a long-term deal. Jason Vargas talked about what his key to success will be this upcoming season. Former Met Jason Bay will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Around the National League...

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Syndergaard all-in on Van Wagenen, says Mets ‘definitely’ team to beat

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — After all the trade talk that involved his name, all the moves made by the Mets this offseason, Mets fans will love hearing this from Noah Syndergaard: “I think where I am personally with my head space, I couldn’t be more pumped to be down here right now as an...

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Why Wilson Ramos is a perfect catcher for Noah Syndergaard

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A catcher is vital to a pitching staff, and Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard offered high praise for Wilson Ramos, the free-agent backstop Brodie Van Wagenen signed after being turned down by Yasmani Grandal. “Wilson Ramos behind the plate is a guy who can control the running game, he really adapts...

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Mets remain undecided on committing to pending free agent Zack Wheeler

With all the talk about a potential contract extension for Jacob deGrom, it has been easy to forget that another Mets pitcher, Zack Wheeler, is even closer to free agency.

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Mets Morning News for February 5, 2019

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets packed up their equipment trucks for the trip down to St. Lucie on Monday. There’s still no timetable for the return of Yoenis Cespedes. Brodie Van Wagenen is happy with the Mets’ upgrades this offseason. Matt Ehalt says that for all Van Wagenen has done, it’s what he (and by extension the Wilpons) didn’t do, in signing Manny Machado or Bryce Harper, that may come back to haunt the Mets. MLB Trade Rumors took a look at the Mets’ 2019 payroll. Several veteran starters still...

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The latest on trade talks for J.T. Realmuto: Another Mets rival checks in

The Mets had been aggressive in their efforts to trade for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto before eventually deeming the price too high and signing Wilson Ramos. The Marlins are still expected to deal Realmuto, and two other NL East teams have checked in. Here's the latest...

Indians trade for Kevin Plawecki from the Mets

The Indians acquire catcher Kevin Plawecki from the Mets in a trade for two prospects About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S

Mets trade 3 prospects to Astros for J.D. Davis

The Mets acquire former third-round Draft pick J.D. Davis from the Astros in exchange for three prospects About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 mem

Mets acquire Keon Broxton in trade with the Brewers

The Mets add speedy outfielder Keon Broxton in a trade with the Brewers for Bobby Wahl and a pair of prospects About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 3