Hardball Talk "Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to Japan after playing six seasons with the Red Sox and the past two seasons with the Mets. According to the Japan Times he’s agreed to a contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who are the reigning Japanese League champions." November 25
New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler says, “I know what’s about to happen here,” and that’s why the Mets righty does not want to be traded this winter. What, precisely, is about to happen? “We’re going to win,” Wheeler says. It’s the third time in about a week a Met has talked big, after Terry Collins recently..." November 21
ESPN New York "If the New York Mets reach the postseason in 2015, returning ace Matt Harvey will not face a Stephen Strasburg-like shutdown. General manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Harvey's in-season innings will be managed in order to keep him available to pitch deep into October without reaching an..." November 19
New York Daily News "MEANINGFUL GAMES in September and 90 wins are nice goals for the Mets, but Terry Collins is raising the bar even higher for 2015 — the playoffs. “We should be playing in October,” the manager said Thursday about his 2015 club, not referring to the four regular-season October games the Mets have..." November 15
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
ESPN New York "Newly signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer indicated the allure of playing for a contending team, his relationship with childhood friend David Wright and being based on the East Coast were the primary factors in his decision to sign a two-year, $21 million deal with the New York Mets. "It really..." November 11
MLB.com "The Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards were announced on Monday, with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu the unanimous selection in the American League and Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom taking home the honor in the NL. Abreu is the first White Sox winner since Ozzie Guillen in 1985...." November 11
Mets aren't done. They've talked with the Rockies about Troy Tulowitzki, sources tell Y! Sports. Fear they can't afford, but talking still.
Still looking like Mets will be much more focused on exploring trade market. So, some important prep work could get done this week.
Earlier, @JonHeymanCBS reported that at least seven teams have shown interest in Torii Hunter. I hear the Mets aren’t one of them.
David Wright underwent an exam today at HSS w/ Mets' team doc. Clubs says he showed "marked improvement." Moving to baseball activity in Dec
Hearing that David Wright has made significant progress in his shoulder rehab; surgery still unlikely.
CBSChicago.com "The White Sox have heard from numerous major league clubs about the availability of shortstop Alexei Ramirez, the 33-year-old All-Star who has been high on the list of several big-market teams. The interested teams include the Mets, Yankees and Dodgers. All of these franchises are looking for a..." November 07
New York Daily News "Two winters ago Sandy Alderson quietly pushed hard to trade for Justin Upton and at one point seemed convinced he was going to get him from the Diamondbacks. Now the Mets GM may have another chance to make that deal, this time with the Braves, and if so, he shouldn’t let him slip away..." November 06
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
New York Post "One potential free-agent option for the Mets all but disappeared Monday, when Michael Cuddyer received a qualifying offer from the Rockies. The move caught Mets officials, and much of MLB, by surprise. By extending the one-year offer worth $15.3 million, the Rockies would be required to receive..." November 04
Medical Update: RHP Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery to repair bilateral sport hernias Friday in Philadelphia.
New York Daily News "The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense. It’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, but it’s close. So..." October 24
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
Sporting News "Jacob deGrom, a ninth-round draft pick in 2010 and No. 10 prospect in the Mets’ organization heading into 2014 according to Baseball America, is Sporting News' National League Rookie of the Year after a season that was as dominating as it was surprising. And that’s saying something, because..." October 20
Newark Star-Ledger "Perhaps, in a vacuum, it would make little sense to trade Daniel Murphy. He was, after all, the Mets' only All-Star this season. For much of the season he was their most consistent hitter and, before getting hurt, was having the best season of his career, despite his flaws. And the Mets lineup..." October 16
New York Post "Nick Markakis is not a perfect fit for the Mets. They want a corner outfield bat who projects to more power, though good luck finding that in this market. They want someone who probably will cost less, though when is a team that plays its home games in New York going to stop using that as an..." October 16
New York Daily News "As expected, the Mets are going ahead with the plan to move in the right-center and right-field fences, a team source confirmed Monday. The construction is not expected to begin for a few weeks, or after the conclusion of the World Series, the source said. It will be the second time the Mets..." October 14
Mets are still compiling a list of names for hitting coach. Kevin Long will likely at least be discussed, according to a club source.
Newark Star-Ledger "The 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Kevin Plawecki already had a positive reputation when he came to spring training with the Mets. When he joins them next February it will only have grown after a booming 2014 season. Plawecki hit .309 with an .825 OPS over two levels (AA and AAA) of the..." October 11
ESPN New York "Jeremy Hefner is undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time in less than 14 months. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure on Thursday morning in Pensacola, Florida. Hefner, 28, underwent the original procedure on Aug. 28, 2013. " October 09
Bleacher Report "As the top teams in baseball continue to fight for a World Series title, the rest of the league will spend this time looking for ways to improve for next season. No matter what a squad did in 2014, front offices usually spend the next few months looking for upgrades both internally and..." October 06
Hardball Talk "The Mets reassigned hitting coach Lamar Johnson and assistant hitting coach Luis Natera earlier this week, leading to continued speculation that Wally Backman could join the coaching staff in some capacity next season. But it’s not going to happen. According to Matt Ehalt and Bob Klapisch of..." October 04
Newark Star-Ledger "Jenrry Mejia, the Mets closer, underwent surgery for a sports hernia today in Philadelphia. It went successfully, according to the Mets. Rehab from the surgery will take three weeks. Mejia finished his first season as the Mets closer, saving 28 games and posting a 2.72 ERA after being placed..." October 02
#Mets announce hitting coaches Lamar Johnson and Luis Natera out. Everyone else returning. Both offered jobs in organization.
New York Post "The general manager and manager are returning, leaving the Mets to address their coaching situation before diving into 2015 roster decisions. With Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins on board for next season, an announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday that hitting coach Lamar Johnson won’t..." October 01
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
d'Arnaud had surgery today to remove bone chips. Mejia will have surgery tomorrow for his sports hernia.
New York Daily News "For a moment, Citi Field was loud. For four years there have been promises about meaningful games in September and talk about the young kids that were going to get the Mets there. On Sunday, the 8-3 win over the Astros was largely meaningless, but there was a moment as the crowd of 34, 897 rose to..." September 29
New York Post "Jacob deGrom was skipped in what was to be his final start of the season, but fellow rookie Rafael Montero did a decent impersonation in his place. Montero, taking the mound instead of the National League Rookie of the Year front-runner, allowed just one run over 5¹/₃ innings and struck out..." September 28
CBSSports.com "On Friday, Mets left-hander Jon Niese was forced to exit his start against the Astros after 5 1/3 innings because of what was later announced as an elevated heart rate (HOU-NYM GameTracker). MLB.com has video of his departure from the game. As Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record noted on Twitter,..." September 27
Houston Chronicle "Seventy is sweet, and wasn’t promised six months ago. The Astros recorded win No. 70 in their third-to-last try Friday night with a 3-1 win over the Mets. It’s not all that different a number from 69, really. Had the ‘Stros stayed at 69 wins to end the year — they had a three-game losing..." September 27
Newark Star-Ledger "Bobby Abreu's illustrious 18 year career is coming to an end. The Mets outfielder announced today that he will retire. Over the course of his career, Abreu was one of the best hitters in baseball. He's hit .291 in his career with a .395 on-base percentage. This season, only Victor Martinez,..." September 27
Spoke to someone briefed on Travis d'Arnaud who does not believe it's anything that will impact 2015. Doctor visit coming today, though.
New York Daily News "On the televisions in the visiting clubhouse at Nationals Park Thursday afternoon, Washington manager Matt Williams was talking about lining his team’s rotation up for the playoffs while the Mets sat quietly eating between games of a doubleheader and talking about their own future: 2015. As the..." September 26
Sporting News "The Mets were so close but yet so far. On Thursday during a game against the Washington Nationals, MLB.com writer Anthony DiComo wrote the Mets were on the brink of being the first National League team in 15 years to go a full season without a balk. " September 26
ESPN New York "David Wright is one week into a six-week program designed to strengthen his left shoulder. The captain sounded fairly confident he can avoid surgery, but there are no guarantees. Wright, whose season ended after a Sept. 8 appearance due to persistent rotator-cuff inflammation, explained the..." September 25
CSN Washington "The 2014 NL East champions finally returned home tonight, a full week removed from their division clincher in Atlanta, and were given a heroes' welcome from a crowd of 30,714 that looked for every possible opportunity to shower the home team with love. Tanner Roark got a standing ovation as he..." September 24
ESPN New York "The New York Mets will shut down NL Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom before his final start, an organizational source said. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is expected to announce the decision Tuesday, with the club imposing an innings cap on the 26-year-old right-hander, the..." September 23
Mets accelerating timetable and will announce Sandy Alderson's extension this afternoon.
CBSSports.com "Mets manager Terry Collins will join Sandy Alderson in returning to the team next year, sources said. It isn't clear whether the Mets will announce the Collins decision at the same time they announce the Alderson extension, which was agreed to Monday. There is no need to make an announcement in..." September 22
CBSSports.com "The Mets and general manager Sandy Alderson have agreed to a three-year contract extension, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Alderson, 66, originally signed a four-year deal prior to the 2010 season with an option for the 2015 season. Instead of simply picking up the option, the Mets have..." September 22