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Rangers sign some minor league free agents

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers announced the signing of several minor league free agents today The Texas Rangers announced the signing of several minor league free agents today, the most notable of which are pitcher Nick Tropeano and infielder Josh Sale. Tropeano, 31, is a righthanded pitcher who has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors. In 2021 he pitched for the Mets and the Giants in both AAA and the majors, as well as in AAA for the Dodgers. He has a career 4.22 ERA and 4.81 FIP in 241 major league innings, the majority of which have been with the...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for January 26, 2022

Photo by Bryan Yablonsky/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Former Met Billy Wagner received 52 percent of the vote on the Hall of Fame ballot with three years remaining. There’s still plenty for the Mets front office and Buck Showalter to do once the lockout ends. Former Met Jeff Innis is in the hospital in Houston fighting for his life, and you can view his GoFundMe here. Around the National League East The Braves and A’s discussed a potential Matt Olson trade before the owners lockout began. The Marlins...

Jays Journal

Will the Blue Jays Regret Not Re-Signing Steven Matz?

Left-hander Steven Matz is a pitcher that I thought would shine big time in the Major Leagues. When he debuted in 2015 with the Mets, I thought he would be great for years to come. However, inconsistency and durability played a significant factor in his career. Acquired in a trade prior to the 2021 campaign, […] Will the Blue Jays Regret Not Re-Signing Steven Matz? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

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Mets Morning News for January 24, 2022

Photo by Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive via Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets When the lockout eventually ends, J.D. Davis will be one of the most interesting Mets trade chip. To mark the 46th anniversary of his Hall of Fame induction, the Mets re-upped their Kiner Korner of their virtual vault. If you want Buck Showalter’s thoughts on the split careers of Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson, I have good news. The pitching of Bartolo Colon’s son, Randy, has the former Cy Young Award winner thinking of another...

Call to the Pen

Would these New York Mets-Chicago White Sox trades work?

The New York Mets are one of a few teams that seem poised to make a trade once the lockout ends. They seem most likely to trade second baseman Jeff McNeil after a down 2021 season and a run-in with Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor. One team that needs a second baseman that’s in playoff contention […] Would these New York Mets-Chicago White Sox trades work? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs: Evaluating the fit in a potential J.D. Davis trade

Over the last year, we’ve heard speculation J.D. Davis could be a potential trade target for the Chicago Cubs. With Kris Bryant all but guaranteed to move on in free agency and questions surrounding Patrick Wisdom, it seems worthwhile to re-visit the potential fit between the North Siders and the Mets third baseman. Before we […] Chicago Cubs: Evaluating the fit in a potential J.D. Davis trade - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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Would this New York Mets-Milwaukee Brewers trade work?

In this article, we continue our series of examining fan-proposed trades made to former Major League Baseball general manager Jim Bowden for articles published in The Athletic. Today, we look at a hypothetical trade between the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. Would this fan-proposed trade between the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers work in […] Would this New York Mets-Milwaukee Brewers trade work? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Reviewing the Brew

Breaking Down A Trade Proposal Involving Josh Hader And The Mets

Since 2019, Brewers closer Josh Hader has been the center of several hypothetical trade proposals. As Brewers fans, by now we aren’t all that surprised to see trade packages that seem a bit far-fetched or light in return. What is difficult for outsiders to understand is that a trade for arguably the best active reliever […] Breaking Down A Trade Proposal Involving Josh Hader And The Mets - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - Milwaukee Brewers News, Rumors, and Fan Community

That Balls Outta Here

4 Mistakes the Phillies have already made this offseason

What mistakes have the Philadelphia Phillies already made this offseason? The Philadelphia Phillies were having quite a quiet offseason before the MLB lockout began on December 2. Unlike their NL East rival New York Mets, the Phillies were not throwing around hundreds of millions on big-name free agents, nor had they shocked the world with […] 4 Mistakes the Phillies have already made this offseason - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - Philadelphia Phillies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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Would this New York Mets-Arizona Diamondbacks trade work?

We continue our look at fan-proposed hypothetical trades that could potentially work in the real world by diving in on one today involving the New York Mets acquiring Ketel Marte from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Would this fan-proposed trade between the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks involving Ketel Marte make sense for both teams? This […] Would this New York Mets-Arizona Diamondbacks trade work? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets Morning News for January 19, 2022

Photo by Mark Brown/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Steve Cohen embracing the Mets’ history is smart for all involved. How will Robinson Cano fit in with the 2022 Mets? Jim Bowden looks at what it could take for the Mets to trade for Josh Hader. Around the National League East Former Mets bench coach Dave Jauss has joined the Washington Nationals as their senior advisor for player development. Why didn’t the Braves pay Freddie Freeman before the lockout started? You can view the Marlins 2022 ZiPS...

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Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 7

Next up on the list is a player who had one of the hottest second halves in 2021. Name: Khalil Lee Position: OF Born: 6/26/98 Height: 5’10” Weight: 170 lbs. Bats/Throws: L/L Acquired: Trade, February 10, 2021 (Kansas City) Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 3rd round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia, Khalil Lee slowly worked his way up the Kansas City minor league ladder, spending time with the AZL Royals in 2016, the Low-A Lexington Legend in 2017, the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals in 2018....

Amazin Avenue

Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 9

Next up on the list is the Mets’ youngest outfield prospect. Name: Alexander Ramirez Position: OF Born: 1/13/2003 Height: 6’3” Weight: 170 lbs. Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: IFA, June 2, 2019 (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) Intrigued by Alex Ramirez’ future potential due to his athleticism and projection, increases to his batting practice power and speed made officially signing the young outfielder a priority, and on July 2, 2019, the first day of the 2019-2020 international rookie free agent signing window, the Mets tendered Ramirez a contract worth $2.05 million...

New York Daily News

Turk Wendell on the origins of his licorice cheek, modern baseball, and his son’s budding baseball career

Nearly 25 years ago, the Mets made a late-season trade to shore up their bullpen. While that deal didn’t bring the team a postseason berth, it did bring them one of the most colorful characters in club history.

New York Post

Mets’ Brandon Nimmo hires agent Scott Boras ahead of potential walk year

The Mets outfielder has left CAA and hired Scott Boras as his new agent, a source told The Post on Monday.

Kings of Kauffman

KC Royals: Will new Gold Glovers last the season?

The KC Royals’ acquisitions last winter of outfielders Michael A. Taylor and Andrew Benintendi turned heads, but for different reasons. The Royals obtained Taylor through free agency, then brought Benintendi aboard via a three-team trade that cost them promising prospects including Khalil Lee and Franchy Cordero, who they shipped to the Mets and Red Sox, respectively, […] KC Royals: Will new Gold Glovers last the season? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Call to the Pen

Washington Nationals poach Elian Soto from New York Mets

The New York Mets appeared to have fired the first salvo in a possible pursuit of Juan Soto. They were reportedly set to sign his younger brother, Elian Soto, as an international free agent once he was eligible. As Elian is just 15 years old, it would be some time until that happened. Those plans […] Washington Nationals poach Elian Soto from New York Mets - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees news: Mets almost dealt Wheeler across town in 2019

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Yankees were on the verge of trading for Wheeler in 2019; Jameson Taillon reports no pain as he recovers from surgery; the Anthony Volpe love continues SNY | Andy Martino: Trades between the crosstown rival Yankees and Mets, are rare, but the two teams were apparently on the verge of a major deal 2019. At the time, the Yankees were close to acquiring right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler, but another player involved failed their medical exam, scuttling the deal. The Mets’ Brodie Van Wagenen was a bit of an unorthodox GM, though, so perhaps the...

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Mets Morning News for January 8, 2022

Photo by Ralph Freso/ Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Reds game planning and outfield coach Jeff Pickler is apparently one candidate to serve as the bench coach on Buck Showalter’s coaching staff. Thus far, the Mets seem to be prioritizing experience in the coaching hires they’re making. Showalter opened up about some of the things he’s missed in the years since he last served as manager. Might the Mets be interested in reuniting Max Scherzer with former Nationals teammate and current free agent Kyle...

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Mets Top 25 Prospects for 2022: 17

Next up on this list is a right-hander with one of the best secondary pitches in the system. 17 Name: Jose ButtoPosition: RHPBorn: 3/19/98Height: 6’1”Weight: 200 lbs.Bats/Throws: R/RAcquired: IFA, June 2, 2017 (Cumana, Venezuela) Born in Cumana, Venezuela, Jose Butto was signed by the Mets in June 2017 for just $5,000, a 19-year-old who agreed to terms with a club just prior to the end of the 2016-2017 international free agent signing period and the beginning of the 2017-2018 period. He made his professional debut with the DSL Mets that year and posted a 1.44 ERA in 50.0...

Rox Pile

What if the Colorado Rockies had never traded Mark Canha to Oakland?

As Mark Canha leaves the Oakland A’s and prepares for a new life with the New York Mets, it’s hard to not wonder what would have happened had the Colorado Rockies not traded him to the A’s before the 2015 season. Of all of the trades the Colorado Rockies have made in franchise history, sending […] What if the Colorado Rockies had never traded Mark Canha to Oakland? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Pinstripe Alley

NYY News: An unlikely Story

Photo by Chris Coduto/ Gauging Yanks’ interest in Trevor Story; 102nd anniversary of Babe Ruth’s trade; New hitting coach Dillon Lawson talks shop; A possible Yankees-Mets trade scenario MLB Trade Rumors | Anthony Franco: With Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, and Javier Báez off the board, only Carlos Correa and Trevor Story remain unsigned from the group of superstar free agent shortstops. MLBTR ran down a list of Story’s likeliest suitors, and identified the Mariners, Astros, and Red Sox as the most likely landing spots. They placed the Yankees in the next group...

Amazin Avenue

From Complex To Queens: Metsy Listmas!

And so, I’m offering this simple phrase to prospects from one to ninety-two. Although it’s been said many times, many ways, “Metsy Listmas to you!” Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. In Promote, Extend, Trade, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas discuss who they’d want on their team between three very talented players who were all born on this date (two in the same year!). Next, the team discusses some international free agency news. After that, with the Amazin’ Avenue 2022 Top 25 Prospect list...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Top 25 Prospects for 2021: 25-23

First up on our list are two right-handed pitchers and an extremely flexible infielder/outfielder. 25 Name: Robert Dominguez Position: RHP Born: 11/30/2001 Height: 6’5” Weight: 195 lbs. Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: IFA, November 20, 2019 (Irapa, Venezuela) Born on November 30, 2001, Robert Dominguez was eligible to sign as an international free agent over the 2018-2019 international free agent signing period but flew under the radar and went unsigned as his stuff generally did not draw much attention from scouts and evaluators. The additional year of growth and development...

Call to the Pen

Brandon Nimmo extension tricky proposition for New York Mets

The New York Mets are going to have a difficult decision to make during the upcoming season. Brandon Nimmo is set to be a free agent at the end of the 2022 campaign, leaving another potential opening in their outfield. This leaves the Mets just a few months to either work out an extension or […] Brandon Nimmo extension tricky proposition for New York Mets - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rox Pile

5 trade targets from the New York Mets for the Colorado Rockies

The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies are very similar in a few ways. Both teams have not necessarily been in the best graces with their fanbases as both teams owners and front offices have had their fair shares of public relations disasters in years. The old owners of the Mets, the Wilpon family, were […] 5 trade targets from the New York Mets for the Colorado Rockies - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Pinstripe Alley

Jeff McNeil has upside and red flags for any trade with the Yankees

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports A potential bounce-back candidate, McNeil is likely to receive a lot of interest around the league. I previously wrote about the potential value of Dominic Smith, one of the two players the New York Post’s Mike Puma said the Mets are considering trading, to the Yankees. Now, let’s take a look at the other, who is much more compelling, though not without risk to any team who acquires him — infielder/outfielder Jeff McNeil. After his second-year season in 2019, McNeil looked like a potential star in the making. His 4.6 fWAR season...

Call to the Pen

Baltimore Orioles: Adam Jones a forgotten free agent

There are numerous teams still searching for a center fielder, but precious few options are available. The best player at the position in free agency, Starling Marte, signed with the Mets, as did the possible second best option in Mark Canha. That leaves the trade market as the only real option for an impact player. […] Baltimore Orioles: Adam Jones a forgotten free agent - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball 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