The Mets have been connected to free agent starting pitcher Trevor Bauer. Here’s the latest…
Posted: January 26, 2021, 1:08 am
Wanting to slash salary to avoid paying luxury tax, the New York Yankees opted to make a rare trade with the Boston Red Sox. Boston acquired struggling reliever Adam Ottavino along with minor league right-hander Frank German from the Yankees on Monday for a player to be named or cash. As part of the trade, the Yankees agreed to send Boston $850,000 on July 1 to cover part of the $8 million owed to Ottavino, a 35-year-old right-hander entering the final season of a $27 million, three-year contract.
Posted: January 26, 2021, 12:53 am
After leaving the organization in November of last year, Omar Minaya is back with the Mets in an ambassadorship role, according to the New York Post.
Posted: January 26, 2021, 12:35 am
Jameson Taillon’s trade from Pittsburgh to the New York Yankees started to soak in, and he thought about reuniting with former roommate Gerrit Cole. ”Every night you get a five-star cooked meal,” Taillon said. Taillon, recuperating from his second Tommy John surgery, was acquired Sunday for four prospects.
Posted: January 25, 2021, 7:19 pm
On Sunday, a big swath of Mets fans were bemoaning recent misses in free agency, with many of them claiming that new owner Steve Cohen and team president Sandy Alderson have failed to deliver on their big talk.
Posted: January 25, 2021, 6:20 pm
With the Mets still in need of a center fielder who can handle the position defensively the San Francisco Giants have emerged as a threat to sign the best option remaining on the market.
Posted: January 25, 2021, 3:57 pm
If the Mets want to make their roster whole and retain their most important players, here are four things they can do to finish their offseason in perfect fashion…
Posted: January 25, 2021, 3:41 pm
And it’s worth noting that his fastball velocity has been in decline for several years now, with 2019 having been the first season that saw it dip below 95 miles per hour and his 93.86 average in 2020 the lowest mark of his career. A pitcher with declining velocity, a low strikeout rate, and a need to get outs on the ground might not be the best fit for the Mets right now, even with the excellent Francisco Lindor at shortstop.
Posted: January 25, 2021, 3:15 pm
According to his predecessor, Howard’s job will be “to find innovative and creative ways to help our players get better from the time they sign with us until they reach the major leagues. He will be tasked with working with other executives as well as the minor league coaches, coordinators, and instructors under him to develop strategies and policies to maximize the potential of the players in the system.
Posted: January 25, 2021, 2:45 pm
NBA Rumor: Kevin Porter Free Agency 6 rumors in this storyline January 25, 2021 | 8:49 am EST Update The 6’9″ Sullinger still has the same agent he had years ago, David Falk, and is committed to going any route he has to take in his pathway back to the NBA, such as playing in the G-League, and as of today, he says he feels “amazing,” and this is the best he has ever felt health-wise. I’m just looking for somebody to give me an opportunity,” Sullinger said.
Posted: January 25, 2021, 1:49 pm
After dropping from World Champions one year to cellar-dwellers the next, the Washington Nationals are not only determined to bounce back but doing something about it. They plugged a significant hole Sunday by signing left-handed closer Brad Hand, a veteran pitcher coveted by three of their National League East rivals as well as the defending World Series champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted: January 25, 2021, 5:00 am
The market for two-time All-Star Marcell Ozuna appears to be taking shape, with at least six teams reportedly interested in signing him. Per MLB reporter Hector Gomez, the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers are pursuing Ozuna. Gomez noted Ozuna is seeking a deal of at least four years.
Posted: January 23, 2021, 6:10 pm
The future looks bright for the Mets at the catcher position, with MLB.com throwing Francisco Alvarez into their list of the Top 10 catching prospects in MLB.
Posted: January 23, 2021, 2:26 pm
Around the National League East Talking Chop discussed the enduring legacy of Henry Aaron. Ryan Zimmerman will return for at least one more season, as he has agreed to a one-year deal with the Nationals for the 2021 season. The Marlins made an addition to their bullpen by inking free agent reliever Anthony Bass to a two-year, $5 million deal with an option for a third year.
Posted: January 23, 2021, 1:30 pm
Hey, Dave: I guarantee you Antonetti and Chernoff have been talking nonstop to agents and teams about acquiring players every day since the end of the season. They saved an estimated $32 million by trading Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco and can spend a portion of that on this year’s roster. Are they waiting to see if a player falls through the cracks or gets tired of waiting and takes one of their offer?
Posted: January 23, 2021, 10:51 am
The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal with Kiké Hernandez. Dating back to December, the Red Sox were the one team that had really strong interest in Hernandez. The Mets came along and showed some interest but ultimately ended up with the Red Sox.
Posted: January 23, 2021, 8:00 am
Former New York Mets manager Davey Johnson was released from a Florida hospital after being treated for COVID-19, according to former Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz.
Posted: January 23, 2021, 3:35 am
Potential Mets’ free agent target Kiké Hernandez has reportedly agreed to a mulit-year deal with the Boston Red Sox, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The deal is worth $14 million over two years, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
Posted: January 23, 2021, 1:35 am
On Friday, Swoboda was sharing memories about Aaron, the Hall of Famer who died at age 86. Swoboda recounted how The Hammer was a daunting obstacle to the Mets’ Miracle dreams in the 1969 playoffs and how struck he was by Aaron’s dignified aura when the two were briefly teammates with the Braves in the spring of 1974 and Aaron was sitting on 713 home runs, one shy of Babe Ruth’s then all-time record.
Posted: January 23, 2021, 12:56 am
News that former Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jared Porter sent sexually explicit texts to a reporter was not shocking to some. PHOENIX – News that New York Mets general manager and former Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jared Porter sent sexually explicit texts to a female reporter drew widespread criticism, including some from one of sports journalism’s female trailblazers.
Posted: January 22, 2021, 11:51 pm
Above and beyond the New York storylines, the 2011 MLB Draft is already beginning to create quite a legacy.
Posted: January 22, 2021, 2:23 pm
On BNNY, the guys discuss why the Mets lost out to the Blue Jays on the George Springer sweepstakes. SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino breaks down why extending shortstop Francisco Lindor and Michael Conforto is at the top of the list which is why their pursuit of Springer slowed down. Dan Graca points out that pitchers Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard will be free agents next season and the Mets want some financial flexibility if they want to keep them or pursue another arm.
Posted: January 22, 2021, 4:00 am