Mets Rumors & News

  • Tim Tebow 'Baseball Is My Passion Now ... I Love It'

    TMZ "It's not about the money or the fame ... Tim Tebow says he's simply pursuing a baseball career for the love of the game. Tebow appeared on "Good Morning America" in NYC Monday morning -- even though he's got a game tonight in Arizona -- and told Robin Roberts he's having a blast playing minor..." October 24

  • Mets have the luxury to slow-play winter market with Cespedes

    ESPN "Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey provided another look at Yoenis Cespedes' greatest flaw as a hitter in the National League wild-card game, likely Cespedes' last game before he hits the free-agent market again. Posey kept hoisting his glove high, setting a target for Bumgarner above the strike..." October 23

  • Mets exercise 2017 option on Reyes

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jose Reyes will be back with the Mets in 2017. According to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball, the Mets will pick up the league-minimum option year on Reyes' contract for 2017. When the Mets brought Reyes aboard in June, the team negotiated a team-friendly addition to the deal: Reyes could..." October 21

  • It's time to end the Tim Tebow baseball experiment

    Fox Sports "How much longer can we pretend this is ok? How long can we keep ignoring that this is an embarrassment? You might have heard that Tim Tebow hit a single Tuesday afternoon in Arizona, where he’s playing in the prestigious Arizona Fall League. It was his first hit of the campaign — a “line..." October 20

  • Bautista, Encarnacion may be done with Blue Jays, here's where they could land

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre, the 2016 Blue Jays season came to an unceremonious end with a loss to the Indians in Game 5 of the best-of-seven ALCS (CLE 3, TOR 0). Toronto is the first team to lose the ALCS in back-to-back years since the Mariners in 2000 and 2001. "This group's come a..." October 20

  • Mets need to go after closer Kenley Jansen to keep up with Cubs

    New York Daily News "At the moment the Cubs are no lock to win that ever-elusive world championship over the next couple of weeks, but based on their six games in this post-season, they’ve already upped the ante on other challengers for National League supremacy in the next few years. How? Well, have you seen what..." October 19

  • Could the Mets check in on Yankees' Brian McCann?

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of the biggest disappointments for the Mets in 2016 was the regression of catcher Travis d'Arnaud. D'Arnaud entered the year with high expectations after hitting .268 with a .825 OPS, 12 home runs and 41 RBI in 239 at-bats for the Mets in 2015. But d'Arnaud went down with a shoulder injury..." October 19

  • Tim Tebow finally records his first hit in Arizona Fall League

    CBS Sports "Earlier today, we noted that Mets outfielder and pop-culture sensation Tim Tebow entered Tuesday mired in an 0-for-12 slump during Arizona Fall League play. Naturally, Tebow chose this afternoon to tally his first hit -- a line-drive single against Cubs prospect Duane Underwood. Here's a few..." October 18

  • Scout compares Tebow's baseball skills to Bugs Bunny's

    New York Daily News "Tim Tebow is at least providing some relief in his first week at the Arizona Fall league. Not only did the Mets’ controversial “minor leaguer” rush to assist and comfort a fan who had a seizure at the ballpark this week, he also has provided comic relief for the scouts who have been out there..." October 16

  • Hitless in Fall League, Tebow ripped by scouts

    CBS Sports "Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow is trying his hand at professional baseball, as we learned earlier this year. The Mets signed him to minor-league deal and after going 4-14 in instructionals, he was placed on an Arizona Fall League roster. Thus far, the results are not very..." October 14

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • Terry Collins says 2017 may be last season as Mets manager

    ESPN "Terry Collins said 2017 may be his final year as manager of the New York Mets, but he will wait until after that season to gauge how he feels physically before making a decision. "I just need to re-evaluate at the end of this coming year what's going on, where I am, how I'm feeling," Collins..." October 13

  • Tim Tebow on Unconscious Man Waking Up When He Touch Him

    Black Sports Online "Tim Tebow was extremely humbled, as he explained coming to the rescue of a man who was having a seizure during the Mets Arizona Fall league game. “Let me ask you a question: What would be more important, that I go to the locker room and I get on the bus and we get back a little bit quicker?”..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera avoids knee surgery after playing injured throughout season

    New York Daily News "Asdrubal Cabrera will not need surgery. After meeting with doctors to evaluate the left knee tendon that plagued him most of the season, Cabrera was told he will not require the operation, according to his representatives at Octagon Baseball. The Mets shortstop will rest the knee for two weeks..." October 11

  • Jacob deGrom likely due for big Mets pay bump

    New York Daily News "Jacob deGrom should get his first big payday this spring. The Mets right-hander, who did not sign his contract last spring to protest his salary, will qualify for salary arbitration early, according to the annual projections by for the Super 2 cutoff. Like so much with the..." October 11

  • What to expect from Mets' Tim Tebow in the Arizona Fall League

    Newark Star-Ledger "The first of the fans showing up at Scottsdale Stadium on Monday morning arrived at 7 a.m. Within a few hours, the group was said to be at least 100 strong. Everyone was waiting for new Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow, who is taking up baseball for the first time since high school at age 29..." October 11

  • No plans for Mets ace Noah Syndergaard to have surgery to remove bone spur in elbow

    New York Daily News " No surgery is planned now for Noah Syndergaard to remove the bone spur in his elbow. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the bone spur did not require surgery in June when the team confirmed that both Syndergaard and Steven Matz were pitching with bone spurs." October 11

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Bill Buckner’s 1986 World Series glove up for auction

    Sportsnaut "One of the most recognizable plays in MLB history is Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets. The Boston Red Sox first baseman allowed a ground ball off the bat of Mookie Blaylock to go in between his legs, which in turn allowed the Mets to win Game 6..." October 08

  • Mets could ask Michael Conforto to learn first base

    Newark Star-Ledger "Michael Conforto received playing time in all three outfield spots this season, but he could receive some exposure in the infield come spring training. Conforto said the Mets could ask him to learn first base next spring, according to a report from the New York Post. "I think [first base]..." October 07

  • How the Mets should spread cash to get to next level in 2017

    New York Post "It has become so rote to belittle Mets ownership for penny-pinching that maybe you have failed to notice they are in about Month 15 of acting largely like a big-market team. They traded a boatload of prospects last season, most notably to acquire a walk-year star in Yoenis Cespedes. Among other..." October 07

  • Bumgarner's arm, Gillaspie's homer lift Giants past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- As he stood near the third base coach's box in the ninth inning Wednesday night, Roberto Kelly implored the San Francisco Giants to score just one run to support yet another singular postseason performance by Madison Bumgarner. With the biggest swing of his life, Conor Gillaspie..." October 06

  • Mets' Wilmer Flores to undergo wrist surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mets infielder Wilmer Flores is slated to undergo surgery later this week to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his right wrist, general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday. Flores hurt his wrist in a home-plate collision with catcher A.J. Pierzynski on Sept. 10 in Atlanta and was..." October 06

  • Giants-Mets NL Wild Card Game sets MLB ratings record

    Today's Knuckleball "Wednesday evening’s National League Wild Card Game between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets set a record for the highest-rated Major League Baseball game on ESPN in 16 years, according to ESPN director of communications Ben Cafardo. In fact, the matchup’s overnight rating of 5.8 is..." October 06

  • Opt-outta here? Mets brace for Yoenis Cespedes' expected free agency

    ESPN "Although the New York Mets departed the postseason earlier than they hoped with a wild-card loss Wednesday, it certainly was an accomplishment to play meaningful October baseball, considering the roster's decimation because of injuries. Now, though, the focus shifts to the offseason, beginning..." October 06

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Mets' David Wright dodges health questions as concern looms

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mets third baseman David Wright declined to talk about his health at the team's workout on Tuesday. Wright, who had season-ending neck surgery in June, played just 37 games — none after May 27. The team captain is due $67 million through 2020. "There will come a time where I want to talk..." October 05

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • James Loney to start at first base for Mets during NL wild-card game: source

    New York Daily News "The Mets weighed starting Lucas Duda. And then they thought about and talked to Kelly Johnson. In the end, they decided James Loney was the best option at first base for tonight’s National League wild-card game against the Giants, a team source said after Tuesday’s workout. The Mets will not..." October 05

  • Tim Tebow to play in the Arizona Fall League

    Hardball Talk "The Mets just announced that Tim Tebow will report to the Arizona Fall League on Sunday. Tebow is 4-for-14 with a homer and two walks in three Instructional League games. The Mets say they want Tebow to play more against advanced competition. The Fall League will definitely be that, as a better..." October 04

  • Mets knew Jose Reyes would work hard with second chance

    USA Today "Jose Reyes wasn’t sure if his career was over, but the odds were getting longer with each passing day. This was back in June, after he’d been released by the Colorado Rockies following a 52-game domestic-violence suspension. Reyes allegedly grabbed his wife by the throat and shoved her into a..." October 04

  • Syndergaard and Granderson are both excited for Wednesday's Wild Card game

    SNY TV "Starting tomorrow night's Wild Card game Syndergaard: "It's just a dream come true. It's going to be really exciting and I'm looking forward to getting out there and feeling the energy from the hometown crowd. Just having an awesome time, and I'm looking forward to it." Being nervous before..." October 04

  • Jay Bruce looks completely out of it during Mets' victory celebration

    Fox Sports "On Saturday the New York Mets clinched a Wild Card berth with a victory over the Phillies, which the Metropolitans celebrated with an abundance of champagne. One New York Met who must have been particularly thrilled is outfielder Jay Bruce, who struggled mightily after the Mets acquired him..." October 03

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Mets’ Jay Bruce knows how important home field can be in wild-card game

    New York Daily News "Jay Bruce will provide more than a hot bat when the Mets host the NL wild card on Wednesday. He’ll give them wild-card experience. With the Reds, Bruce played in the 2013 wild-card game at Pittsburgh and learned one of the biggest keys in the win-or-go-home game. “I played with Jim Edmunds in..." October 02

  • Phillies honor 1B Howard, rally to beat Mets

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It was the end of an era in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies finished the season with a come-from-behind 5-2 win over the New York Mets. The win came on the same day they said goodbye to long-time 1B Ryan Howard, who is the last member of the 2008 World Series..." October 02

  • Noah Syndergaard will start for Mets in N.L. wild-card game

    New York Daily News "Noah Syndergaard was not happy at the All-Star Game. The Mets ace was fighting a tired arm and battling through the discomfort of a bone spur in his elbow and could not pitch in his first Midsummer Classic. He was more worried about trying to get healthy and keeping the Mets’ season from spiraling..." October 02

  • How the New York Mets drafted their way to the postseason

    Fox Sports "For years, the Mets' 2011 draft stood out mostly for the blunder the team seemingly made in the first round, selecting outfielder Brandon Nimmo at No. 13, one pick before the Marlins took Jose Fernandez. No more. The '11 draft proved the foundation of the Mets' improbable return to the..." October 02

  • Loney powers Mets to the postseason

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Mets are going back to the playoffs. On Aug. 19, it seemed unlikely the Mets would be popping champagne in the Philadelphia Phillies' locker room on October 1. New York was 5 1/2 games out of a Wild Card spot and two games below .500 with a long list of names on..." October 01

  • Mets win, close in on wild-card berth

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jay Bruce is doing everything in his power to help the New York Mets reach the postseason. "I'm swinging at pitches I can hit," Bruce said. "That's the bottom line. That's the key to my success." He continued his stretch of success Friday night. Bruce knocked in..." September 30

  • Dwight Gooden on Tim Tebow: I would’ve eaten him alive

    Sportsnaut "Long before he got involved in the unfortunate underbelly of drug use, former Major League pitcher Dwight Gooden was once considered a phenom in New York. He won 17 games as a rookie for the Mets back in 1984 before earning the National League Cy Young the following season. Then, in 1986, Doc..." September 30

  • Mets' Tim Tebow homers in first instructional league at-bat

    USA Today "Tim Tebow’s first professional baseball game, of sorts, yielded an immediate highlight as the telegenic Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion quarterback hit a home run on the first pitch he saw in a game against a team of St. Louis Cardinals farmhands. Tebow, 29, is likely the..." September 29

  • Mets maintain wild-card lead with victory over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- After the Wednesday night game at Marlins Park, New York Mets manager Terry Collins made his way across the diamond. He found Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and shook his hand after New York won 5-2. "I told Donnie, what he had to go through the past three days and what..." September 28

  • Newspaper runs insensitive headline following Mets win

    Sportsnaut "There are editors for a reason. Most papers also has specific headline writers for a reason. It’s all part of the process. A process that includes providing quality content and making sure all your I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. Unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made. The idea of..." September 28

  • Mets pile up 19 hits, manhandle Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Monday, with all the emotion of the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez still fresh on everyone's mind, belonged to the Miami Marlins. Tuesday, the New York Mets took over, banging out 19 hits in a 12-1 win over Miami at Marlins Park. Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes each hit..." September 27

  • Sources: Steven Matz to undergo season-ending elbow surgery

    ESPN "New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz will have surgery to remove the bone spur in his pitching elbow, sources told ESPN. Matz will not, however, need surgery on his shoulder" September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Marlins honor Fernandez in win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins struggled for answers in the aftermath of Jose Fernandez's tragic death. There was just raw emotion, and -- somehow -- that was enough. Miami, playing inspired baseball in their first game since they lost Fernandez, defeated the New York Mets 7-3 on Monday..." September 26