Jenrry mejia settles with mets at $2.595M. Above midpoint.
#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.
Gonzalez Germen has been claimed by the Cubs. This winter he's been a Met, Yankee and Ranger too. #mets
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
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
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
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.
yankees, jays, padres among half dozen teams considering johan santana, who's planning to start thursday for magallanes
Brandon Welch, pitcher in #Mets organization, suspended 50 games for using drug of abuse
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New York Post "The door has all but closed on the possibility the Mets will acquire a new shortstop this winter. Stephen Drew this week was among the last of the free-agent shortstops to come off the board — he is headed back to the Yankees — after options such as Jed Lowrie and Asdrubal Cabrera signed..." January 08
Japanese shortstop Toritani was briefly on Mets radar last month, but team has no plans to pursue him.
MLB.com "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06
Stephen Drew is seeking upwards of $7 million for 2015; Mets could be interested if the price drops significantly, but not holding vigil.
Hardball Talk "The long career of Buddy Carlyle continues: the Mets announced today that they signed him to a minor league deal with a major league camp invite. Carlyle posted a 1.53 ERA in 26 games in 2014. It was is eighth big league season, but he’s been bopping around forever, having been drafted in 1996..." January 05
Teenager Vlad Guerrero Jr. won't be able to sign until July 2 but sources say Angels, Mets & Blue Jays have already shown serious interest.
New York Daily News "Steven Matz was a little distracted. While his St. Lucie Mets were losing to the Yankees’ Florida State affiliate at Tradition Field on May 15, 2014, part of the lefthander’s attention was up in Queens. In between innings, the Long Island native was darting in from the dugout to the clubhouse..." January 02
Sporting News "Last week was the last #AskSpector Tweetbag before Christmas, and this is the last #AskSpector Tweetbag of 2014. Regular readers will recognize this opening passage as something to skip over to just get to the questions and answers. New readers are welcome to do the same, but also to know that you..." December 29
Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24
Hardball Talk "From MLB: The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Mets Minor League second baseman L.J. Mazzilli has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment..." December 23
ESPN New York "Darryl Strawberry did the work, but now you can collect his money from the New York Mets. Next month, the Internal Revenue Service is auctioning off the remaining annuity from the deferred compensation Strawberry agreed to when he signed a six-year contract with the Mets almost 30 years ago,..." December 22
CBSSports.com "The Mets maintain interest in Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but it's clear there's a major gap to bridge in negotiations between the teams, with differences in ideas of player compensation and financial considerations, as well. Meantime, a couple other teams -- including the rival..." December 22
Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21
ESPN New York "The Mets and Rockies have engaged in some talks this offseason regarding Troy Tulowitzki, but a well-placed source told ESPNNewYork.com the chances of something ever materializing are 5 percent at best. No talks are believed to have been overly recent. And an insider said the Mets fans..." December 19
New York Daily News "Jenrry Mejia is ready for whatever the Mets ask of him in 2015. Already working out after September surgery to repair a sports hernia, the Mets closer in 2014 was not upset about Terry Collins saying that the role of closer is Bobby Parnell's job going into 2015. "Whatever job they giving to..." December 17
giants, a's, mets, cards, twins among teams to show interest in asdrubal cabrera, who could play 3b or 2b as well as ss
Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17
ESPN.com "Sandy Alderson suggested Tuesday that the Mets are "unlikely" to bid on South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. The GM added there's a "very high" probability Wilmer Flores is the Opening Day shortstop. "We've been looking at it. We've been talking to Alan Nero, who has represented Kang,"..." December 16
Hardball Talk "To make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder John Mayberry Jr. the Mets have designated for assignment right-hander Gonzalez Germen. Germen spent parts of the past two seasons in the Mets’ bullpen, posting a combined 4.31 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 65 innings." December 15
New York Daily News "Get ready Mets fans, it’s coming. The Mets will be making a trade, most likely involving Dillon Gee one of these days. But when will it happen? Let GM Sandy Alderson lay out the time frame. “It could happen today. It could happen tomorrow. It might be a little later,” said Alderson. “We’re..." December 11
ESPN New York "The Colorado Rockies "definitely have interest" in acquiring Dillon Gee, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. Sandy Alderson has expressed confidence the Mets can trade a starting pitcher in the near future" December 10
New York Post "They could always ask Santa Claus. In their quest to acquire a new shortstop, the Mets are only one or two steps above that last-ditch appeal, with general manager Sandy Alderson saying Tuesday he’s more likely to look at free agents at the position than trade for a player. And the most..." December 10
Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10
ESPN New York "The Mets are aggressively shopping Dillon Gee to teams in need of a starting pitcher, a high-ranking source at the winter meetings told ESPNNewYork.com. The Mets have publicly acknowledged they plan to trade a starting pitcher with Matt Harvey returning, with the candidates being Jonathon..." December 09
CBSSports.com "Scratch Jimmy Rollins off the Mets' shortstop list. The Phillies have told the Mets and some other teams that Rollins isn't willing to waive his no-trade clause at this time, scuttling any chance for a trade involving the Mets and those other teams. It isn't known whether Rollins might change..." December 08
Sandy Alderson says "likelihood" at this point is that Wilmer Flores is Opening Day shortstop.