Mets Rumors & News

  • 7h
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins now says Juan Lagares is the preferred leadoff hitter if he proves during spring training he can handle it.

  • Colon may get Opening Day nod

    ESPN.com "Nothing is set in stone, but the Mets are strongly considering Bartolo Colon for the Opening Day start against the Washington Nationals in D.C., multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com. The sources added that the Mets have narrowed the choices to Colon and one other pitcher, and that it's too..." February 27

  • 2d
    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Murphy says he's open to extension talks, would be fine if talks happened in season. But so far, there has been nothing.

  • Source: Mets eye March 6 for Harvey Day

    ESPN New York "A Matt Harvey Day is coming soon! Mets officials tentatively have scheduled Harvey to face the Detroit Tigers in the first home Grapefruit League game on March 6, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. The event would mark Harvey's first game action since Aug. 24, 2013. He underwent Tommy John surgery..." February 26

  • 3d
    Kristie Ackert @Ackert_NYDN

    Harvey will first throw BP friday. #Mets

  • Lucas Duda suffers mild oblique strain

    ESPN.com "Lucas Duda will be forbidden from swinging a bat for a couple of days after developing a left oblique strain. Terry Collins speculated that Duda probably overdid things. The manager noted that he showed up at the Mets' spring-training complex on a Sunday a month ago and found Duda in the cage..." February 24

  • David Wright modifies expectations

    ESPN.com "David Wright hit a career-low eight home runs last season and was shut down after a game on Sept. 8. Now, the New York Mets captain believes the left shoulder woes that prompted that shutdown are behind him, although he acknowledged there is no guarantee until he tests the shoulder in..." February 22

  • 6d
    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Harvey threw curveballs and a slider. May face hitters around the end of the week. Progress.

  • Mets manager Terry Collins: “If we play up to expectations… we’ll be playing in October.”

    ESPN New York "Four days after the death of his father Bud at age 95, Terry Collins returned to Mets camp for Saturday’s first official workout and expressed gratitude for the many well-wishes. “My dad lived a great life -- 95 years old and was doing great and was upright until the final week of his life,”..." February 22

  • The Mets won’t push back Matt Harvey’s season debut after all

    Hardball Talk "Mets manager Terry Collins said back in December that right-hander Matt Harvey might not make his season debut until the team’s home opener on April 13, but it appears that there has been a change of plans. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Collins said today that the current plan calls..." February 21

  • Eric Campbell set to don catching gear

    ESPN.com "There was one unusual face on the field during the first official pitchers and catchers workout Saturday morning at Mets camp: Eric Campbell. Campbell huddled with other catchers and will be asked to be the emergency third catcher this season. Campbell already has appeared at six major..." February 21

  • 8d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Sandy Alderson says no 215 innings for Matt Harvey, but reins won't be so tight. 200 innings possible "including playoffs."

  • With trade rumors surrounding him, Dillon Gee hopes to stay with Mets

    New York Daily News "Dillon Gee tried to keep his offseason as normal as possible. The Mets righthander spent time with his extended family, hung out with his 1-year-old son Hudson and even got in some hunting. But no matter how busy he kept himself trying to have a normal winter, Gee could not avoid the reality of..." February 18

  • Source estimates 2-3 week Parnell absence

    ESPN New York "Bobby Parnell is due to open the season on the disabled list, in the final stages of his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Asked how long Parnell might miss, a source told ESPNNewYork.com that he did not believe the absence would be lengthy. "I would think two to three weeks," said the source..." February 17

  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Eric Campbell and Matt den Dekker competing to be Mets' spare outfield parts

    Newsday "Despite making significant advances last season, Mets outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Eric Campbell and Matt den Dekker find themselves on the roster bubble again in spring training. All three, each of whom will turn 28 during this season, arrived at camp early to get a head start on the battle..." February 16

  • Matt Harvey says competing for championship 'realistic' for Mets

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey hasn’t thrown a meaningful pitch in a year and a half but he’s picking up right where he left off, taking his trademark confidence to a new level. Back from Tommy John surgery, Harvey said on Saturday he wants a World Series ring, and he believes the Mets have a chance to get it..." February 16

  • Sweet-swinging SS of Mets future aching for chance this year

    New York Post "During infield drills in Mets pre-camp Friday, David Wright was at third base while Daniel Murphy was at second. In between, over at shortstop, was young Matt Reynolds. Don’t be surprised if the Mets take the field at some point in 2015 with Reynolds at short. Reynolds continues to make the..." February 14

  • 14d
    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Unless an opportunity presents itself (injury in another camp), the Mets won't be pursuing a trade for one of their pitchers.

  • Matt Harvey: A-Rod’s return is ‘exciting, good for baseball’

    New York Post "Matt Harvey is busy forging his comeback from Tommy John surgery, but he is keeping an eye on the Alex Rodriguez saga with the Yankees. He offered words of support to Rodriguez, who apologized to Yankees brass on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. “Obviously Alex wants to play, that’s good for him,..." February 12

  • Mets will have to wait for first pick in 2015 MLB Draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets will not select in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft for the first time until the second round. The league announced the draft order and the Mets will pick No. 53 with their initial choice. The Mets had been set to select at No. 15 this upcoming June but that plan went away with..." February 12

  • 18d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    #Mets minors RHP Tim Peterson suspended 80 games for positive test for a metabolite of Trenbolone, a performance-enhancing drug, per MLB.

  • Rob Manfred thinks the Mets will spend money when “it is their judgment that it is effective”

    Hardball Talk "The Mets have a promising young pitching staff and a handful of good position players. While the Nationals seem to be the clear favorite in the NL East, the Mets could be wild card contenders given both the Braves and Phillies rebuilding and given that the Marlins, while on the rise, may not be..." February 10

  • Matt Harvey arrives at spring training

    ESPN New York "Matt Harvey didn't do anything exceptional Monday, but he is finding pleasure in the routine and mundane activities he missed last spring. The New York Mets right-hander, who was out all of 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, arrived at the team's spring training complex Monday -- 10..." February 09

  • Mets sign Duane Below

    Hardball Talk "According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed left-hander Duane Below to a minor league contract. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York notes that he will not receive an invite to major league camp. Below previously appeared in the majors with the Tigers and Marlins, posting a 4.23 ERA..." February 08

  • Jon Niese feeling good about shoulder - and Mets’ chances in 2015

    New York Daily News "A highlight of Jon Niese’s winter was going to college football’s national championship game and watching his beloved Ohio State topple Oregon. He’s been a Buckeyes fan his whole life, because all the Nieses “grew up watching Ohio State,” he said, and a cousin even played baseball..." February 06

  • Why Noah Syndergaard expects hype to meet reality this season

    New York Post "There is no holding back the Beast this year. Lessons have been learned. Adjustments made. The focus is on getting the job done and nothing else. Noah Syndergaard is going into spring training with the mind-set there is a job to be won. This is a season of possibilities, and the Mets’..." February 04

  • Harvey, Wheeler will force Mets to come clean or pay up

    New York Post "Max Scherzer’s $210 million signing with the Nationals hurt the Mets. But maybe not how you think. Yep, it might have made the powerful Nationals even more so in 2015, made a club that was going to be overwhelming NL East favorites even without Scherzer even less fallible. But besides making..." February 04

  • Sandy Alderson believes the Mets have the potential to improve by 10 wins

    Hardball Talk "After finishing at 79-83 in 2014, the Mets had two clear needs this offseason to emerge as legitimate contenders: A corner outfielder and a shortstop. They got off to an interesting start by signing Michael Cuddyer to a two-year, $21 million contract (and surrendering their first-round pick for..." February 03

  • 26d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Lucas Duda settles with mets, $4.2M for 2015

  • 31d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Jenrry mejia settles with mets at $2.595M. Above midpoint.

  • 31d
    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    #Mets not close on trading Dillon Gee (or any of their excess starters). But still 3 weeks until camp; these things can catch fire quickly.

  • 35d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Gonzalez Germen has been claimed by the Cubs. This winter he's been a Met, Yankee and Ranger too. #mets

  • Johan Santana’s latest comeback shut down with more shoulder problems

    Hardball Talk "Johan Santana‘s body will apparently not allow a comeback to happen. Or at least not without a bunch of setbacks first. Finally healthy again after tearing his Achilles’ tendon last spring while coming back from multiple shoulder surgeries, Santana has been pitching in the Venezuelan winter..." January 21

  • Anonymous buyer purchases $2 million worth of Strawberry's salary

    CBSSports.com "Last month, we learned the IRS was selling the deferred salary the Mets still owe Darryl Strawberry to cover his unpaid taxes. Roughly $1.28 million in deferred salary -- to be paid out in 223 monthly installments -- was to be auctioned off. Well, the deferred salary has been sold, reports..." January 21

  • Darryl Strawberry's contract fetches $1.3M at tax auction

    The Score "The Internal Revenue Service has auctioned off for $1.3 million the deferred compensation agreement that was part of Darryl Strawberry's 1985-90 contact with the New York Mets. St. Louis-based IRS spokesman Michael Devine says the winning bidder Tuesday in Fairview Heights, Illinois, chose to..." January 21

  • 38d
    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    From what I can gather, #Mets have done due diligence on Cuban SS Yoan Moncada, but don't view him as a realistic option given their budget.

  • 39d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    yankees, jays, padres among half dozen teams considering johan santana, who's planning to start thursday for magallanes

  • 42d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Brandon Welch, pitcher in #Mets organization, suspended 50 games for using drug of abuse

  • Mets and Daniel Murphy agree to $8 million deal to avoid arbitration

    Hardball Talk "The Mets and second baseman Daniel Murphy avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8 million contract, reports Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record. Murphy requested $8.6 million and was offered $7.4 million by the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged yesterday, so the two sides..." January 17

  • Dillon Gee still drawing some trade interest for the Mets

    Hardball Talk "Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Mets starter Dillon Gee is drawing trade interest from three or four clubs. He adds that Jonathon Niese and Bartolo Colon aren’t likely to be traded. Gee, 28, settled with the Mets on a $5.3 million salary for the 2015 season, per a report from ESPN’s..." January 16

  • Mets' Syndergaard: I didn't deserve '14 call-up

    ESPN New York "As last year's spring training approached, the consensus seemed to be that Noah Syndergaard would make his major league debut at some point during the summer of 2014, once the Mets successfully had delayed the top prospect's arbitration eligibility by a year. Instead, call-up Jacob deGrom took..." January 16

  • Rockies owner: Troy Tulowitzki to Mets ‘not happening’

    New York Post "Charlie Monfort, co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, smiled when The Post told him of the many Mets fans who would love to see Troy Tulowitzki get traded to Citi Field. “It’s not happening,” Monfort responded. Even as Tulowitzki has sent passive-aggressive signs that he wouldn’t mind leaving..." January 16

  • Mets would be foolish to rent Ian Desmond at premium cost

    New York Post "Fred Wilpon, here attending the Major League Baseball owners meetings, said Thursday he supported the actions of his general manager Sandy Alderson and described himself as “optimistic” about the Mets’ 2015 season. He cited the team’s abundance of “horses” and the hope that these pitchers would..." January 16

  • Ian Desmond remains a possibility for Mets, but trade talks with Nationals haven’t advanced

    New York Daily News "As the Mets explore shortstop upgrades, Washington's Ian Desmond remains a possibility, according to major league sources. As of Thursday, no deal was imminent, and discussions between the Mets and Nationals had not gained momentum. But the Mets continued to monitor Desmond, amid expectations..." January 15

  • Inside David Wright’s rigorous training and a promise not to suck again

    New York Post "The road back from the left shoulder injury has been long and tedious with even some outbursts of anger, but David Wright is swinging a bat again pain free and insists he is right where he needs to be for 2015, a season in which he expects to be playing in October. Yes, an October playoff run...." January 14

  • Johan Santana making a comeback — and the Yankees are interested

    New York Post "Johan Santana’s comeback began Tuesday night, pitching two scoreless innings in the Venezuelan Winter League, and the Yankees were among the teams in attendance. It was the left-hander’s first game on a mound since he tore an Achilles tendon while pitching an extended spring training game last..." January 14

  • 46d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rockies talking to free-agent RHP Vogelsong, per @jonmorosi. Rox, #SFGiants, #Padres also looking at trade for #Mets’ Gee, per sources.

  • Nationals, Mets, Rays discussed trade involving Ian Desmond and Ben Zobrist

    Hardball Talk "The Rays sent Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar in a trade with the Athletics on Saturday afternoon. Prior to that, however, the Rays discussed a three-way trade involving Zobrist with the Nationals and Mets, per a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. That deal would have sent Ian Desmond to..." January 12

  • 47d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rockies talking to free-agent RHP Vogelsong, per @jonmorosi. Rox, #SFGiants, #Padres also looking at trade for #Mets’ Gee, per sources.

  • These 2 Hall of Famers cost New York $87M for zero playoff wins

    New York Post "Shortly, early January will give New York baseball fans cause to celebrate the very best of times. Mike Piazza looks good for Hall of Fame induction next year. Don Mattingly, Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner are viable candidates for the Expansion Era ballot that will get honored in 2017...." January 08