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Mets: How the Jake Marisnick trade will impact the rest of the roster

The first trade of the winter for the New York Mets landed them a defense-first center fielder named Jake Marisnick. What kind of impact will he have on the team in 2020? The first trade of the winter for the New York Mets took place this week when the team acquired outfielder Jake Marisnick from […] Mets: How the Jake Marisnick trade will impact the rest of the roster - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets sign free agent reliever Brad Brach

The 33-year-old Brach pitched well for the Mets in 2019 after being signed during the season.

New York Post

Brad Brach coming back to Mets bullpen with one-year deal

Brad Brach was a solid trade-deadline addition for the Mets in 2019, earning him another look for next season. The right-handed reliever is returning to the Mets on a one-year deal with a player option for 2021. Brach’s deal with the Mets is for $850,000, and the Cubs still owe him another $500,000 this season. Brach’s...

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Astros: Josh Reddick trade still possible after Marisnick deal

It sounds like the Astros may still trade Josh Reddick. In the wake of the Astros trading Jake Marisnick to the Mets, the question remains as to whether they may also trade Josh Reddick this offseason. They don’t necessarily have to trade him now, but could certainly use some extra payroll space. Looking into Jeff […] Astros: Josh Reddick trade still possible after Marisnick deal - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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How Mets' Jake Marisnick trade could impact Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, and J.D. Davis

With their trade for Jake Marisnick, the Mets have added an elite defensive center fielder who might not give them much in terms of offense. But the acquisition will likely have ripple effects throughout the roster.

Amazin Avenue

What the Mets gave up for Jake Marisnick

Kenneth Lavin Blake Taylor and Kenedy Corona head south for the winter, and also forever. The Mets have acquired their specified type of player - a right-handed, defensively excellent CF - in Jake Marisnick. To do so they moved a couple players not near the top of the prospect radar to the Astros. LHP Blake Taylor 2019 (at AA): 18 G (0 GS), 39.0 IP, 1.85/2.61/3.31 ERA/FIP/DRA, 28.7%/7.6% K/BB%, 50.5% GB% The 24 year old Taylor is a remnant of the Ike Davis trade, and was added to the 40-man roster this winter to avoid Rule-5 selection and minor league free agency. After hitting a wall...

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Mets trade for center fielder Jake Marisnick

Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports Marisnick gives the Mets a right-handed hitting center fielder who’s a strong defender. The New York Mets have acquired center fielder Jake Marisnick in a trade with the Houston Astros. The news was first reported by Ken Rosenthal. In return, the team is parting with minor league pitcher Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona. Neither player is considered a Top 30 prospect in the team’s system, according to MLB Pipeline. Taylor was recently added to the team’s 40-man roster. Marisnick will effectively replace Juan Lagares as the team’s back-up...

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Astros: Jake Marisnick traded to Mets for two minor leaguers

The Astros are trading outfielder and fan favorite Jake Marisnick to the Mets. Going into the offseason, it was virtually a guarantee that the Astros would trade an outfielder, as they had a surplus on hand. While many expected Josh Reddick to be on the move, the club has traded defensive whiz Jake Marisnick to the […] Astros: Jake Marisnick traded to Mets for two minor leaguers - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets close to trade for Astros CF Jake Marisnick

Marisnick, 28, hit .233/.289/.411 in 120 games for the Astros in 2019.

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NL East executive on value of Mets' Jeff McNeil, who should be untouchable via trade

In the batter's box, McNeil has been a consistent over .300 hitter with solid extra-base power. This past season, he ended hitting .318/.384/.531 in 133 games. To date, after 196 career games, he's batting .321.

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Mets Morning News for December 4, 2019

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The market for free agent Zack Wheeler is heating up. As of now, the Mets have not been linked to any rumors pertaining to Wheeler. Jon Heyman is reporting Wheeler is the White Sox top target. Ken Rosenthal writes that Wheeler will go for $100 million plus. Deesha Thosar does not think Jed Lowrie deserves a second chance with the Mets. For the second straight season, Jacob deGrom showed baseball why the win is not the best way to measure the performance of a pitcher. Anthony...

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Let’s find the Mets a relief pitcher, Part 1

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Mets need to improve their bullpen, and there are several free agent options who could help. It’s not so crazy to say that if the New York Mets had a better bullpen in 2019, they would have been a postseason team, and potentially a World Series contender. Late-game meltdowns became a commonplace occurrence last season and led to a number of the team’s most demoralizing defeats, especially in the first half of the year. While things improved slightly in the second half, the bullpen overall remained their weakest link. The good news is that no...

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Zack Wheeler might be too expensive for the Mets to re-sign

The clock is ticking for the Mets to make a final push to re-sign Zack Wheeler, but the crickets chirping in Queens suggest they may have already bowed out. The highly coveted free-agent right-hander could be signed before next week’s Winter Meetings kick off, according to multiple reports. Wheeler...

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There is mutual interest between Mets and free agent Rick Porcello

The 30-year-old Porcello grew up in New Jersey and has been worth roughly 2 WAR per season since 2016.

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Free agent Zack Wheeler leaves Mets to join Phillies

Before reaching an agreement with the Phillies, Wheeler had been connected to the White Sox, Twins, Yankees, Reds, Padres, and Angels.

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The instant impact of Zack Wheeler

Photo by Rich Schultz/ The Phillies struck a five-year deal with a former division rival, and arguably the best available pitcher not named Cole or Strasburg Did you find yourself thinking early in November, “boy, would I like the Phillies to sign a starting pitcher this winter?” Well, good news, like-minded friend! The Phillies are free agent righty Zack Wheeler — you may remember him from his time with the Mets — agreed to a five-year deal worth $118 million Wednesday. Wheeler, 29, was the third-best starting pitching option available after mega-arms Gerrit Cole and Stephen...

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Phillies make a splash, ink free agent Zack Wheeler to five-year deal

The Philadelphia Baseball Review has confirmed the Phillies have an agreement in place with right-handed starter Zack Wheeler. Marc Carig of The Athletic first reported the signing on Wednesday afternoon.It's a five-year deal worth just under $120 million, per sources. Wheeler, 29, spent five seasons with the New York Mets and finished 11-8 with a 3.96 ERA in 31 starts last season. He was a first-round draft pick in 2009.Wheeler missed the 2015 and 2016 seasons after dealing with arm injuries, including Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL.The addition of Wheeler broke just hours after...

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Zack Wheeler, Phillies, agree to 5-year, $118 million deal

Photo by Rich Schultz/ See ya on the Turnpike, Wheels. Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies have, reportedly, agreed to a five-year contract, worth $118 million, according to multiple sources. Wheeler, who turned down a Qualifying Offer from the Mets earlier this off-season, had been a Met since 2011. Acquired for Carlos Beltran at the trade deadline in 2011, Wheeler made his debut, alongside fellow Met farmhand turned star Matt Harvey, on ‘Super Tuesday,’ a double headed in Wheeler’s native Georgia against the Atlanta Braves on June 18, 2013. Wheeler underwent Tommy John...

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Mets: Three relievers to potentially pair with Starling Marte in a trade

In their attempt to make a trade for Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte, the New York Mets should also consider extracting a reliever in the same move. Starling Marte is the biggest if not the only name frequently mentioned in New York Mets trade rumors this winter. Though the offseason is young, it seems as […] Mets: Three relievers to potentially pair with Starling Marte in a trade - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

New free agents give Mets chance to add to ‘creative’ strategy

Kevin Pillar is essentially the player the Mets hoped Juan Lagares would evolve into. Yes, Lagares would always be challenged as far as getting on base at a strong clip, but the Mets saw the potential for more power and steals to go along with quality defense in center. That never came for Lagares. If...

SNY TV

Here's why the Mets should take a look at signing free agent pitcher Blake Treinen

The Mets are already banking on a big bounce-back season from Edwin Diaz, arguably baseball's best closer in 2018. Why not double down on that approach for 2020, now that Blake Treinen is a free agent?

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New York Mets: Five early bold predictions for the 2020 season

The 2020 New York Mets season can go in a multitude of different directions. From their record, to player performances, to potential trades, everyone tries to predict what is going to happen before it happens. With the New York Mets, some things are easier to predict than others and some things that you just have […] New York Mets: Five early bold predictions for the 2020 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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WATCH: Mets interested in Josh Hader

According to SNY's Andy Martino, the Mets are interested in adding the Brewers reliever via trade.

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Mets tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports There were no surprises from the Mets as the non-tender deadline came and went. Ahead of tonight’s 8:00pm non-tender deadline, the Mets tendered contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players: Michael Conforto, Edwin Diaz, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Brandon Nimmo, Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard. The only non-tender candidate on the Mets’ roster at the end of the season was Joe Panik, who became a free agent on November 1 after declining an outright assignment to Triple-A. Of the Mets’ arbitration eligible players, Marcus...

Newsday

Yankees, Mets tender contracts to all of their eligible players

In all, 40 players were non-tendered Monday, becoming free agents at least a year earlier than they otherwise would have.

Rising Apple

Mets Rumors: Interest in Josh Hader brings up fear of another Edwin Diaz situation

The latest New York Mets rumors have suggested the team’s first big splash of the winter may be a trade for Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader. Could this be Edwin Diaz all over again? A quiet New York Mets offseason may soon get a little busier. The latest Mets rumors mention the team’s interest in […] Mets Rumors: Interest in Josh Hader brings up fear of another Edwin Diaz situation - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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5 non-tendered players Mets should consider, including Kevin Pillar

There were dozens of players across baseball who were non tendered on Monday and instanty became free agents.

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Lorenzo Cain, Keston Hiura, Josh Hader, and every other Brewers player not named Christian Yelich available for trade

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Reports indicate Milwaukee’s openness to discuss trading an aging Cain and others Jeff Passan recently published an article on ESPN.com regarding players that will, should be, or could be traded this offseason. Along with the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, and New York Mets, the Milwaukee Brewers were highlighted under the sub-heading, “We’ve Discussed Pretty Much Everyone, So Might As Well.” Mookie. Lindor. Nolan. Hader. Cain. Story. KB. Whit. Kluber. Duffy. Ray. Joc. With the tender deadline past and free agency starting...

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