New York Mets

The Cubs announced on Wednesday that pitcher Brett Anderson was activated from the 60-day disabled list and subsequently designated for assignment to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Anderson, 29, had been out since May 7 with a lower back strain. Across six starts prior to the injury, the lefty yielded 20 earned runs on 34 hits and 12 walks with 16 strikeouts in 22 innings. He has logged just 33 1/3 innings over the last two seasons and has crossed the 50-inning threshold just since dating back to 2011. Despite his lengthy injury history, Anderson will likely still draw some interest once he becomes a free agent as he throws with his left hand and can be had for the major league minimum
Author: HardballTalk
Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:05 pm
The Rays have interest in Lucas Duda and Addison Reed, the NY Post’s Mike Puma tweeted July 25. Duda, Yonder Alonso (A’s), and Justin Bour (Marlins) are considered the top first basemen available on the trade market, according to a recent post on MLB Trade Rumors. Despite acquiring Todd Frazier, the Yankees are still interested in all three, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported last week. However, local reports indicate Bour will soon head to the disabled list after straining an oblique muscle during Monday night’s game. It would be his second DL stint this season.
Author: SNY
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:35 pm
The Red Sox reportedly had interest in trading for Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. However, they instead acquired 3B Eduardo Nunez from the Giants in exchange for RH pitching prospects Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos, the two teams announced Tuesday. Nevertheless, by twice playing third base this week, “a solid market has developed for Cabrera, leading to optimism that the Mets may find a trade partner before the deadline,” sources told Newsday’s Marc Carig. The Mariners and Indians remain among multiple teams interested in Cabrera, a major league source said July 25, according to NY Post reporter Mike Puma. Reaction and insight from Matthew Cerrone… July 26, 2017: The Mets aren’t going
Author: SNY
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:00 pm
How else to explain the Mets trotting out two-time All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera at third base? Cabrera is expected to be on the hot corner when the Mets face Jhoulys Chacin (9-7, 4.26 ERA) on Wednesday.
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:03 am
Yoenis Cespedes hit a big league homer – and one of the Little League variety to help power the New York Mets to another victory. Cespedes had three RBIs and finished a single shy of the cycle as the Mets beat the San Diego Padres 6-5 to win for the sixth time in seven games. Facing reliever Phil Maton, Cespedes punched a pitch down the right-field line with Curtis Granderson aboard after an inning-opening single.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 26, 2017, 7:31 am
Things you should know about tonight’s game… 1) Yoenis Cespedes hit a tie-breaking triple and scored on a throwing error by Padres first baseman Wil Myers during the same sequence in the seventh. The Mets’ outfielder also delivered an RBI double and slugged a solo homer in the opening frame, his first long ball in 87 at-bats dating back to June 23. Cespedes left the game as a precaution following the top of the seventh after feeling tightness in his quad. 2) New York feel behind 3-1 but rallied to tie the game on RBI doubles by Cespedes in the fourth and Asdrubal Cabrera in the fifth. Travis d’Arnaud’s run-scoring single plated Cabrera to give the Mets a brief 4-3 lead. Curtis Granderson reached
Author: SNY
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:30 am
The Tampa Bay Rays are interested in Mets reliever Addison Reed, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. As of July 21, there were at least six teams interested in trading for Addison Reed, according to Newsday’s Marc Carig, who didn’t think any deal was close to being completed at the time. Reed is 1-2 with a 2.49 ERA and has 17 saves in 46 games for the Mets this season. Reactions and insight from Matthew Cerrone… July 24, 2017: It’s going to be impossible to predict where Reed ends up being traded, because there are a lot of teams interested and a lot of other pitchers available. That said, he will be getting moved. It has to happen. Reed is Sandy Alderson’s best shot at getting back
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:06 pm
Mets RHP Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a stress reaction in his right arm, the team announced Monday. “I sort of expected bumps in the road coming back this year,” Wheeler, who missed the previous two seasons due to Tommy John surgery, told reporters on Monday. “It’s just unfortunate because everything else feels awesome — elbow, shoulder, everything feels great. And that’s why it’s so frustrating for me. The surgery repair feels great. This is something stupid and small that I can’t help. I just want to go out there and pitch, but this is holding me back for a bit.” Wheeler said only the bone was irritated as opposed to a fracture. The team has not yet given
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:30 pm
Mets RHP Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a stress reaction in his right arm, the team announced Monday. “I sort of expected bumps in the road coming back this year,” Wheeler, who missed the previous two seasons due to Tommy John surgery, told reporters on Monday. “It’s just unfortunate because everything else feels awesome — elbow, shoulder, everything feels great. And that’s why it’s so frustrating for me. The surgery repair feels great. This is something stupid and small that I can’t help. I just want to go out there and pitch, but this is holding me back for a bit.” Wheeler said only the bone was irritated as opposed to a fracture. The team has not yet given
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 6:58 pm
Mets RHP Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a stress reaction in his right arm, the team announced Monday. “I sort of expected bumps in the road coming back this year,” Wheeler, who missed the previous two seasons due to Tommy John surgery, told reporters on Monday. “It’s just unfortunate because everything else feels awesome — elbow, shoulder, everything feels great. And that’s why it’s so frustrating for me. The surgery repair feels great. This is something stupid and small that I can’t help. I just want to go out there and pitch, but this is holding me back for a bit.” Wheeler said only the bone was irritated as opposed to a fracture. The team has not yet given
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:30 pm
The Mariners and Indians are among the multiple teams interested in acquiring Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, a major league source recently told NY Post reporter Mike Puma. The Red Sox, who had been looking to acquire a third baseman or super utility guy, have also reportedly contacted the Mets about Cabrera. In late June, Cabrera, 31, began starting games at second base, where he hadn’t played on a regular basis since 2014. This past weekend, he started first game ever at third base. Reaction and insight from Matthew Cerrone… July 25, 2017: The Indians must have interest in Cabrera because Jason Kipnis remains out with a hamstring injury. They’re also in need of an outfielder with Lonnie
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:15 pm
With less than a week until the trade deadline, Jay Bruce is still not drawing significant interest from teams looking to acquire an outfielder, a source recently told Newsday’s Marc Carig. Bruce, 30, is tied for fourth in the National League with 25 home runs putting him on pace to hit 42 this season, which would be the most of his career. He is due roughly $5 million through the rest of this season, after which he will be a free agent. Bruce has an eight-team no-trade clause, which includes the Rays, Twins and Yankees, a source recently told James Wagner of the New York Times. According to the Daily News, as of July 20, the Mets had not yet talked with him about being traded. In a July 20 report,
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:06 pm
The non-waiver trade deadline is exactly one week away. And given the Mets are still plodding along at 45-51 and trail by double digits in the division and wild-card races, it’s unquestionable they will be sellers. Who exactly will go? Here’s a list of contenders, from most to least likely. Addison Reed The Mets made out like bandits acquiring Reed from the Diamondbacks on Aug. 30, 2015, for Miller Diaz and Matt Koch. Reed is poised to become a free agent for the first time this winter, and could get closer-type money. So the Mets undoubtedly will part with him now. The only question: Who closes once he’s gone? We suppose Jerry Blevins and Paul Sewald may be the best candidates. Jay Bruce The
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:57 pm
“No one is blindsided by this,” Padres manager Andy Green said. After San Diego lost two critical late-inning arms, Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter, the Mets will be facing a Padres bullpen filled with relievers not sure of their roles.
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:21 am
The first sign it was going to be a good night for Jacob deGrom was when he struck out the side in the first inning, all looking, on 10 pitches. The right-hander won his eighth straight start with eight strong innings and the New York Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash’s bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul, beating the San Diego Padres 5-3 Monday night. The last Mets pitcher to win eight straight starts was Bobby Jones in 1997.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:55 am
Things you should know about tonight’s game… 1) Jacob deGrom allowed two runs on five hits over eight innings to win his eighth consecutive start. The right-hander walked two and struck out eight, including the first four batters of the game. 2) Jay Bruce drove in two runs and Wilmer Flores homered for the second time in three games. Yoenis Cespedes had an RBI triple and Travis d’Arnaud delivered a run-scoring single. Asdrubal Cabrera (3-for-4, BB), Lucas Duda (2-for-4, 2B) and Bruce (2-for-4) New York’s 12-hit effort. 3) Addison Reed allowed Hunter Renfroe’s second solo homer of the game in the ninth and came within inches of surrendering a game-winning three-run shot to Jabari Blash. An umpires’
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:00 am
The non-waiver trade deadline is exactly one week away. And given the Mets are still plodding along at 45-51 and trail by double digits in the division and wild-card races, it’s unquestionable they will be sellers. Who exactly will go? Here’s a list of contenders, from most to least likely. Addison Reed The Mets made out like bandits acquiring Reed from the Diamondbacks on Aug. 30, 2015, for Miller Diaz and Matt Koch. Reed is poised to become a free agent for the first time this winter, and could get closer-type money. So the Mets undoubtedly will part with him now. The only question: Who closes once he’s gone? We suppose Jerry Blevins and Paul Sewald may be the best candidates. Jay Bruce The
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:30 am
The non-waiver trade deadline is on July 31, with the Mets expected to make a flurry of moves between now and then. Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Curtis Granderson, among others, could be on the move this year.  As we await the Mets’ potential moves, here are the five biggest trade deadline deals in team history… Scott Kazmir to The Devil Rays for Victor Zambrano on July 30, 2004 The Mets were on the fringes of the playoff race and decided to trade the 20-year-old Kazmir — one of the best pitching prospects in all of baseball — for Zambrano. The 28-year-old Zambrano had a 4.43 ERA at the time and had posted an ERA under 4.22 just once in his five-year career to
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:25 am
NEW YORK — Rookie Matt Chapman quickly atoned for a baserunning blunder by hitting a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning that sent the Oakland Athletics over the Mets 3-2 Sunday, ending New York’s four-game winning streak. With the July 31 trade deadline nearing and far back in the NL wild-card race, the Mets now start a 10-game trip, and there’s no telling whether veterans such as Jay Bruce and Lucas Duda will remain on the team when it returns to Citi Field. Marcus Semien and Khris Davis also homered for Oakland, helping Bob Melvin post his 999th victory as a big league manager. Semien connected on the sixth pitch of the game, and Davis hit his 28th home run in the fourth. Michael Conforto
Author: NBCS Bay Area
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:44 am
The non-waiver trade deadline is exactly one week away. And given the Mets are still plodding along at 45-51 and trail by double digits in the division and wild-card races, it’s unquestionable they will be sellers. Who exactly will go? Here’s a list of contenders, from most to least likely. Addison Reed The Mets made out like bandits acquiring Reed from the Diamondbacks on Aug. 30, 2015, for Miller Diaz and Matt Koch. Reed is poised to become a free agent for the first time this winter, and could get closer-type money. So the Mets undoubtedly will part with him now. The only question: Who closes once he’s gone? We suppose Jerry Blevins and Paul Sewald may be the best candidates. Jay Bruce The
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:00 am