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MLB.com FastCast: Edwin dealt, Familia signs - 12/13/18

The Mariners, Indians and Rays make a three-team trade centered around Edwin Encarnacion, plus the Mets reportedly bring back Jeurys Familia About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the U


Mets' Tim Tebow bracing for comeback after season-ending injury

Tebow, 31, earned a spot on the Double-A Eastern League All-Star team last year before sustaining a broken hamate bone in his right hand.

New York Post

Tim Tebow goes full Tebow in video updating injury

The broken right hamate bone that ended his season early didn’t keep Tim Tebow down for long. Predictably, the eternally optimistic Mets’ minor leaguer and former Heisman Trophy winner looked at the setback as a positive. “In every setback, there’s a comeback,” he said in a video released by his charity, the Tim Tebow Foundation....

Call to the Pen

Is Troy Tulowitzki the Nomar Garciaparra of our time?

Delving into the recent past in baseball history brings up an interesting comparison to Troy Tulowitzki. Troy Tulowitzki and Nomar Garciaparra had similar careers with very high peak seasons mixed with injury-filled seasons. While baseball fans buzzed about rumors of a three-way trade involving the New York Mets, New York Yankees and Miami Marlins, the […] Is Troy Tulowitzki the Nomar Garciaparra of our time? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bluebird Banter

Wednesday bantering

Post Tulo era, the possibility of openers and Texas choking Troy Tulowitzki’s time with Toronto ended with a bang (no not an injury) and not a whimper as he was surprisingly released yesterday. The move itself wasn’t that shocking but the timing certainly was. The Jays will pay out the remaining $38m on his contract. Its not the worse deal though: Big Baseball Buyouts (paid not to play)1. Josh Hamilton, Angels, $68M2. Pablo Sandoval, Red Sox, $48.6M3. Troy Tulowitzki, Blue Jays, $38M4. Prince Fielder, Tigers, $30M5. Bobby Bonilla, Mets, $29.8M**Deferred Deal— Darren Rovell...


Van Wagenen invited David Wright to Winter Meetings, where he is participating in roster discussions, more

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said last week that the team was currently working on a potential injury settlement with Wright, who has two years remaining on his contract.

Rising Apple

Mets: Six under the radar outfielders for them to consider

The New York Mets sound like they’re hunting for an outfielder. In aisle two, these six options could be be sneaky-good selections to sign. With Yoenis Cespedes still recovering from ankle surgery and slated to return mid-season (at the earliest), going into the 2019 season, Juan Lagares is slated to be the New York Mets‘ […] Mets: Six under the radar outfielders for them to consider - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Breaking down pros, cons of Mets’ free-agent target A.J. Pollock

Is A.J. Pollock the answer to the Mets’ outfield need or just another injury waiting to happen? As general manager Brodie Van Wagenen sorts through the limited number of available outfield options who could improve the club, Pollock’s name remains near the top of their list. But Pollock also has a price tag and injury...


Rangers sign another pitcher coming back from Tommy John surgery; lose one, too

The Rangers continued the pitching theme of the offseason Tuesday: Add pitchers on the mend.The club agreed to a minor league deal with 28-year-old right-hander Rafael Montero, according to a source. Montero pitched for the New York Mets from 2014-17, but missed this past season after undergoing Tommy John surgery late in spring training. He is expected to be ready to return sometime in May or early June.Montero made 18 starts for the Mets in 2017 and pitched 119 innings, compiling a 5-11 record and 5.52 ERA. In 30 career major league starts, he has averaged 8.3 strikeouts per nine...

Amazin Avenue

Mets have checked in on A.J. Pollock

Pollock is a free agent coming off a solid—but injury-shortened—season, The Mets have checked in on free agent center fielder A.J. Pollock, according to a report from Jim Bowden. And Bowden adds that Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Pollock “was a good fit for [the Mets], and they will continue their pursuit.” When he was on the field in 2018, Pollock was good. He hit .257/.316/.484 with 21 home runs, 13 stolen bases, and a 110 wRC+. The downside is that he only racked up 460 plate appearances and played in just 113 games—and he had a nearly-identical amount of playing...

Over the Monster

MLB Roundup 12/3: Jean Segura the latest Mariner to be traded

Assuming he waives his no-trade clause Jean Segura latest player dealt as part of Mariners fire sale It’s going to be a busy Monday for the Mariners, as a couple of previously reported trades are expected to become official today. First, the Robinson Canó/Edwin Díaz deal that will send that pair to the Mets for a couple top prospects and a couple of veterans to offset Canó’s contract. They also dealt reliever Alex Colomé to the White Sox for catcher Omar Navarez, who should help after they traded catcher Mike Zunino to the Rays. Oh, and they also traded their best pitcher, James...


Rays trade target: RHP Noah Syndergaard

The Rays have the chips, but do they want to cash in on Thor? The Tampa Bay Rays are entering their window of contention. They stunned early season critics by surging past the .500 mark and winning 90 games in 2018, despite trading away most of their star talent from their previous campaigns. Now, as they enter a window of contention in 2019, should they consider pursuing star talents. Joel Sherman of the New York Post recently wrote an article on Noah Syndergaard and the reality the New York Mets face when it comes to keeping their star northgod. In the article, Sherman speculates the...

Amazin Avenue

Mets tender contract to Travis d’Arnaud, non-tender Wilmer Flores

The two were the only question marks among the Mets’ eight arbitration-eligible players. The New York Mets have decided to tender a contract to catcher Travis d’Arnaud but not utility man Wilmer Flores, reports Mike Puma (across two tweets). The team will head into arbitration with d’Arnaud, while Flores is now free to sign elsewhere. The decision to tender d’Arnaud is a bit of a surprise, as he missed all but four games of last season following Tommy John surgery. The former top catching prospect has had an up-and-down six seasons in the majors, hitting .245/.306/.406 with 47 home...

Purple Row

Monday Rockpile: Another long-haired pitcher for the Rockies?

Colorado Rockies: Examining a trade for Noah Syndergaard | Rox Pile There is some buzz that Noah Syndergaard will get a fair amount of interest in the trade market. He’s done well as a starting pitcher in the last few year, and the Mets would likely expect to get a lot for him. His numbers are good, but he also suffers from more than his fair share of injuries. However, the Rockies might consider taking a look at him, as they have plenty of pitchers to help fill out the roster. Tyson Crocker at Rox Pile outlines some options the Rockies might look at in a trade, such as trading valuable...

Amazin Avenue

Mets, Indians have discussed Yan Gomes trade

The teams have discussed a deal for the 31-year-old. The Mets and Indians have discussed a trade that would bring 31-year-old catcher Yan Gomes to Queens, according to a report from Andy Martino of SNY. That report also includes speculation about other pieces, but Martino specifies that the teams have actually discussed a Gomes trade. It’s been fairly widely known that the Mets are looking for help behind the plate coming off a season that saw Travis d’Arnaud suffer yet another injury—this time requiring Tommy John surgery—and Kevin Plawecki putting up a solid but unspectacular...

Jacob deGrom and Blake Snell win 2018 Cy Young Awards

Mets ace Jacob deGrom and Rays lefty Blake Snell take home the 2018 Cy Young Award 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. a

Jacob deGrom, Blake Snell named 2018 Cy Young Award winners

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