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Rising Apple

NY Mets biggest trade deadline need could be starting pitching

For a change, the biggest need for the New York Mets at this year’s trade deadline could be starting pitching. It’s far too early to really know what we have with the New York Mets starting rotation. However, with some shakiness from Rick Porcello, summer injury to Marcus Stroman right before the regular season began, […] NY Mets biggest trade deadline need could be starting pitching - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

New York Post

Mets mailbag: Trade deadline could shape Brodie Van Wagenen’s legacy

You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Mets. What will the Mets’ philosophy be at the trade deadline? I am concerned that Brodie Van Wagenen...

Call to the Pen

New York Mets: How Marcus Stroman fleeced team, MLB

New York Mets SP Marcus Stroman has opted out of the season, choosing free agency instead. Maybe I’m being a little too cynical. Maybe it’s just that something bad always seems to happen to the New York Mets. But when the news came down that Marcus Stroman had chosen to opt-out of the shortened 2020 […] New York Mets: How Marcus Stroman fleeced team, MLB - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets speedster Roger Cedeno had an unexpectedly awesome 1999 season

New York Mets outfielder Roger Cedeno had an unexpectedly awesome 1999 season headlined by his stolen bases. The best part of Roger Cedeno’s career all began in 1999 as a member of the New York Mets. Acquired via trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, his first year with the Amazins ended up being an unexpectedly […] Mets speedster Roger Cedeno had an unexpectedly awesome 1999 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Jays Journal

Blue Jays officially win the Marcus Stroman trade

Well, if it wasn’t already, it is definitely official now that the Toronto Blue Jays convincingly won the Marcus Stroman trade with the New York Mets. Earlier today, former Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. The hurler tweeted out a statement in regard to his difficult […] Blue Jays officially win the Marcus Stroman trade - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

From Complex To Queens, Episode 74: What we’ve got (and remember that)

This week, the team discusses how the success and failures of promoted minor leaguers in 2020 helps the team going forward. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. In honor of the founding of the Society for American Baseball Research in 1971, the team promotes, extends, and trades some stats. After, Steve gives us an update on our adopted CPBL team, the Uni-President Lions, our adopted KBO team, the LG Twins, and our adopted NPB team, the Yakult Swallows. Then, the team discusses some more roster moves over the past...

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Five bullpen trade targets for the 2020 August deadline

The New York Mets need bullpen help to compete in 2020. These five names would be a huge help. For a number of years, the biggest problem the New York Mets have had has been their bullpen production. Since 2017, the Mets have the second-highest bullpen ERA at 4.92, ranking only in front of the […] NY Mets: Five bullpen trade targets for the 2020 August deadline - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Rising Apple

NY Mets: No matter what, expect them to buy at the 2020 trade deadline

Regardless of where the New York Mets are in the standings at the 2020 trade deadline, we can expect them to buy with the 2021 season in mind. Brodie Van Wagenen is a competitor. Everything he has done as New York Mets general manager suggests this. Whether you like him or not, winning is at […] NY Mets: No matter what, expect them to buy at the 2020 trade deadline - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

Mets acquire RHP Ariel Jurado from Rangers

Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire via Ryan Cordell was DFA’d to make room on the 40-man roster. The Mets have acquired RHP Ariel Jurado from the Rangers in a trade for a player to be named later and cash. In a corresponding 40-man roster move, they’ve designated OF Ryan Cordell for assignment. Jurado is expected to report to the Mets alternate site in Brooklyn. Mets announce they’ve acquired RHP Ariel Jurado from the Rangers for a PTBNL and cash. Jurado will be on the 40-man but in Brooklyn. Ryan Cordell was DFA’d to make room.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) August 5,...

Amazin Avenue

UnforMETable: Walt Terrell

A member of the Mets’ early 80s young pitching stable, Terrell is best known for the trades he was involved in—and one memorable day with the bat. Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past. Walt Terrell came to the Mets organization in a trade remembered more for the other piece in the deal—Ron Darling—as the two AA starters joined a struggling organization trading its lone fading star, Lee Mazzilli. Terrell was the first of the team’s young pitching prospects to make the majors. And while he...

Amazin Avenue

Yoenis Cespedes’s greatest moments with the Mets

When healthy, he was one of the most exciting players on the field. Right before the deadline on July 31, 2015, GM Sandy Alderson acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers after a whirlwind week for Mets fans. As fans all know by now, this trade altered the trajectory of the season and Cespedes become synonymous with the thrill ride in the same way Wilmer Flores did. The ending, of course, isn’t what anyone envisioned back on that warm July afternoon but there is little doubt the neon sleeve, the Lion King music, and the absolutely Herculean blasts brought joy to Citi Field that had been...

Golden Gate Sports

SF Giants steal prominent Mets pitching prospect in Billy Hamilton trade

The SF Giants have traded Billy Hamilton to the Mets for pitching prospect Jordan Humphreys. The SF Giants never really had a need for speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton. And they managed to turn a surplus on paper into a very quality prospect trading for 24-year-old New York Mets’ right-handed pitcher, Jordan Humphreys. Farhan Zaidi works […] SF Giants steal prominent Mets pitching prospect in Billy Hamilton trade - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

New York Post

Listen to Episode 15 of ‘Amazin’ But True’: Cespedes Goes AWOL, Opts Out

The Mets can never find themselves out of the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Sunday was a wild ending to a rough weekend for the Mets. Yoenis Cespedes went AWOL, Brodie Van Wagenen put out a statement that they don’t know where he is and then Cespedes’ agent informs them that he is opting...

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Make a Minor Trade With the New York Mets

Sunday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates made a minor trade with the New York Mets to add bullpen depth to the organization In the past week the Pittsburgh Pirates have been hit hard with the injury bug, and each of these injuries have occurred to the pitching staff. Earlier in the week, the team placed relievers […] Pittsburgh Pirates Make a Minor Trade With the New York Mets - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Yoenis Cespedes abandons Mets over money, lineup anger

ATLANTA — Money talks, Yoenis Cespedes walks. After a disagreement that centered on contract incentives Cespedes might not reach, according to industry sources, the veteran outfielder Sunday notified the Mets he was opting out on the 2020 season, sending him to free agency this offseason. Cespedes was a no-show at Truist Park for the Mets’...

Rising Apple

Mets reliever Drew Smith is the lone bright spot from the 2017 fire sale

Despite making multiple deals at the 2017 trade deadline, the only positive addition the New York Mets landed was relief pitcher Drew Smith. Most New York Mets fans try to blackout the miserable 2017 season after the team finished 70-92 and salary dumped beloved players from their 2015-16 playoff teams. The Mets traded Addison Reed, […] Mets reliever Drew Smith is the lone bright spot from the 2017 fire sale - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

Yoenis Cespedes opts out of the 2020 season

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Mets had a PR nightmare of a day leading to this announcement. The Mets announced after today’s game that Yoenis Cespedes has chosen to opt out of the remainder of the 2020 season due to ‘COVID-19 related reasons.’ The Mets were informed of this decision by Cespedes’s agent ‘late’ in today’s game against the Atlanta Braves. This makes Cespedes the 19th player to opt out of the season thus far. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said that the team had no idea that Cespedes was considering opting out. In a Zoom call with members of the...

Amazin Avenue

Mets trade Jordan Humhreys to Giants for outfielder Billy Hamilton

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ Hamilton gives the Mets speed and defensive skill. The Mets have traded right-handed pitching prospect Jordan Humphreys to the Giants in exchange for outfielder Billy Hamilton. Humphreys was one of several players designated for assignment by the team during the first week of the 60-game 2020 season. In his case, he was DFA’d to make room for Ryan Cordell, who was activated to take the place of Jake Marisnick, who hit the injured list shortly after the season began with a left hamstring injury. Humphreys did not make our list of the Mets’ top 25 prospects for...

The Mercury News

Giants trade center fielder Billy Hamilton to Mets, acquire pitching prospect

Mike Yastrzemski's dominant start to the season left the Giants with no room for Billy Hamilton.

Cincinnati.com

San Francisco Giants trade former Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton to New York Mets

Billy Hamilton did not appear in a regular-season game for the San Francisco Giants.       

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Four early starting pitcher trade targets for the 2020 season

The New York Mets could go looking for starting pitcher help this year. Fortunately, these four names may be available to help. Going into the 2020 season, there was an expectation that the New York Mets would be contenders. After an 86-76 2019 season and a 46-26 second half, the Mets looked poised to build […] NY Mets: Four early starting pitcher trade targets for the 2020 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

Getting to know Franklyn Kilome

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The tall right hander missed all of the 2019 season recovering from Tommy John Surgery. Now he’s healthy and hoping to contribute to the Mets in 2020. With Rene Rivera heading to the disabled list, the Mets decided to add right-handed pitcher Franlyn Kilome, the team’s ninth best prospect, to the major league roster. The Mets acquired the tall righty in the trade that sent Asdrubal Cabrera to the Phillies at the trade deadline in 2018, and assigned him to Double-A Binghamton where he finished out the season. Shortly after the season, Kilome underwent Tommy...

Rising Apple

Mets: Three reasons Marcus Stroman should get an contract extension

New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman will become a free agent next offseason unless the organization acts now and locks him up. One of the biggest decisions for the New York Mets over the next few months is whether or not Marcus Stroman should be in their immediate future plans. The club brought him to […] Mets: Three reasons Marcus Stroman should get an contract extension - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

The Mets need to keep Edwin Diaz out of high-leverage situations

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The first week of the season hasn’t been great for the 26-year-old. When the Mets acquired Edwin Díaz in a trade between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, they had gotten control of one of the very best relievers in the game over the preceding three years. Whether or not you agreed with the trade at the time, it was hard to argue that Díaz wasn’t very good. Having made his major league debut in 2016, Díaz racked up 191.0 innings over the course of three years with the Mariners with a 2.64 ERA and 2.56 FIP, the latter of which combined with his workload to give him...

Rising Apple

NY Mets: What Brandon Nimmo must do to become an everyday player

Brandon Nimmo still has his doubters and there are a few ways the New York Mets outfielder can silence them. The New York Mets were officially able to complete the strangest (and longest) offseason in recent memory. Looking back, it’s difficult to believe that the trade chatter surrounding a possible Brandon Nimmo for Starling Marte […] NY Mets: What Brandon Nimmo must do to become an everyday player - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Call to the Pen

Kansas City Royals end the Matt Harvey Saga

Matt Harvey has finally found a home, signing with the Kansas City Royals on a minor league deal. For months, there were literally zero rumors about Matt Harvey in free agency. The one time burgeoning Mets’ ace had fallen off the planet, unable to get even the slightest bit of interest in the wake of his […] Kansas City Royals end the Matt Harvey Saga - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets Prospect Retrospective: Brad Holt

Brad Holt | Paul Hadsall What ever happened to Brad Holt? Despite ending the 2007 season with an 88-74 record, the Mets had multiple draft selections in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft. With the 18th overall pick, received from the Atlanta Braves as compensation for the Mets losing free agent pitcher Tom Glavine, the Mets selected first baseman Ike Davis out of Arizona State. With the 22nd overall pick, they selected shortstop Reese Havens out of the University of South Carolina. With the 33rd overall pick, the compensation pick for losing Glavine, they selected right-handed...

Amazin Avenue

From Complex To Queens, Episode 72: Minor transactions with major impact

This week, the team talks about the roster decisions that were made prior to opening day and two prospects in particular that were impacted. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the debut of Bugs Bunny, the team discusses Bugs Bunny foils in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, Steve gives us an update on our adopted CPBL team, the Uni-President Lions, our adopted KBO team, the LG Twins, and our adopted NPB team, the Yakult Swallows. Finally, the team discusses transactions and moves...

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