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New York Post Jan 13, 2021
Solution to Mets’ outfield puzzle being held hostage by DH fight: Sherman

Solution to Mets’ outfield puzzle being held hostage by DH fight: Sherman

The Mets have steadily addressed their checklist this offseason even while paralysis has overtaken most other clubs. They wanted to fortify the rotation, bullpen and catching while improving depth and defense. They have chipped away with Marcus Stroman accepting the qualifying offer and by obtaining Carlos Carrasco, Trevor May and James McCann. And they wanted...
Amazin Avenue Jan 7, 2021
Reaction roundup: The Mets’ trade for Lindor and Carrasco

Reaction roundup: The Mets’ trade for Lindor and Carrasco

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Mets made a big splash, and it caught the eye of the baseball world. On Thursday, the Mets made waves by pulling off a blockbuster trade for All Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and starter Carlos Carrasco. In return, the Mets send Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario to Cleveland, along with prospects Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene. The team has already been active this winter, inking catcher James McCann to a four-year deal and signing reliever Trevor May to a two-year contract. Under new owner Steve Cohen, the Mets have shown that they are willing...
Rising Apple Jan 7, 2021

NY Mets starting pitcher trade options if they miss on Trevor Bauer

If they are unable to sign Trevor Bauer, these starters might help the New York Mets win a lot of games this upcoming season. The New York Mets went into the 2020 offseason with three major holes to fill. Catcher, center field, and starting pitching. They filled the catcher hole by signing James McCann to […] NY Mets starting pitcher trade options if they miss on Trevor Bauer - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Rising Apple Jan 3, 2021

Mets most impactful winter addition is already with the team

The New York Mets are trying to build a formidable playoff-contending roster this offseason that is filled with impactful players, but the most impactful addition is Zack Scott. Since the offseason began the New York Mets have made a flurry of moves including the signings of Trevor May and James McCann, yet fans are waiting […] Mets most impactful winter addition is already with the team - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Rising Apple Jan 2, 2021

NY Mets: Five most valuable minor league deals this offseason

The New York Mets have been active in free agency, signing over 10 players to minor league deals. Which five are the best? The New York Mets have been active so far this offseason despite only making a couple of significant free agent signings so far in Trevor May and James McCann. What the team […] NY Mets: Five most valuable minor league deals this offseason - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Rising Apple Dec 30, 2020

Three Mets fan favorites who might be in another uniform before Opening Day

The New York Mets have a deep roster, but a lot of holes. In order to fill those holes, they might have to look into trading some fan favorites. In the first offseason of the Steve Cohen era, the New York Mets have already made moves. They signed James McCann to a four-year $40 million-dollar […] Three Mets fan favorites who might be in another uniform before Opening Day - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Rising Apple Dec 27, 2020

Three Mets who will absolutely not be back after the 2021 season

The New York Mets are going to have some decisions to make in the near future about their 2022 free agents. However, for three players, letting them hit the market may not be much of a debate. Already, the New York Mets have signed relief pitcher Trevor May and catcher James McCann. It is a […] Three Mets who will absolutely not be back after the 2021 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Rising Apple Dec 26, 2020

Mets catcher James McCann is a great upgrade over Wilson Ramos

There are more benefits for the New York Mets with the James McCann signing than most realize. For weeks, if not months, most New York Mets scribes, bloggers, and fans have been discussing the benefits of signing either James McCann or J.T. Realmuto. Unfortunately, all of them have been focusing on the wrong comparisons. Let […] Mets catcher James McCann is a great upgrade over Wilson Ramos - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Rising Apple Dec 26, 2020

Mets: Can Tomas Nido handle backup catcher duties in 2021?

Tomas Nido is currently in line to back up starting catcher James McCann in 2021. Is this the best option for the New York Mets? The catchers’ position for the New York Mets has undergone a major overhaul during the 2020 offseason. After cutting ties with former players Wilson Ramos and Robinson Chirinos, the team […] Mets: Can Tomas Nido handle backup catcher duties in 2021? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Amazin Avenue Dec 23, 2020
A Pod of Their Own: This is a pro Jerry Blevins podcast

A Pod of Their Own: This is a pro Jerry Blevins podcast

This week, we discuss James McCann, Jared Porter, and Jerry Blevins. Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. This week the Mets segment is brought to you by the letter J. We begin by discussing the James McCann signing and what he brings to the team. We then discuss the hiring of Jared Porter and of course the return of the beloved Jerry Blevins. Next, we talk about about the Cleveland Baseball Team finally changing...
Rising Apple Dec 22, 2020

Mets were smart to pick James McCann over J.T. Realmuto

The New York Mets made a smart move when they opted to sign James McCann to fill their hole at catcher instead of breaking the bank to lock up J.T. Realmuto. While in Chicago with my mom in 2016, we went to see the New York Mets take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. […] Mets were smart to pick James McCann over J.T. Realmuto - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
New York Post Dec 21, 2020
Mets have chance to emerge as offseason winners in NL East

Mets have chance to emerge as offseason winners in NL East

In a glacially slow offseason, the Mets are among the pace setters. They have signed a catcher (James McCann) and reliever (Trevor May) to fill two prominent needs, as marquee names such as George Springer and Trevor Bauer remain on the board. To date, McCann’s four-year contract worth $40.6 million is the largest any team...
Amazin Avenue Dec 20, 2020
Mets Morning News: MLB payrolls plummeted $2.5 billion in 2020

Mets Morning News: MLB payrolls plummeted $2.5 billion in 2020

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Ken Davidoff told the story of how James McCann remade his career and how that ultimately landed him a contact with the Mets. Joel Sherman of the Post thinks that perhaps Sandy Alderson made a “Freudian slip” when he indicated that a “third or fourth starter” is the Mets’ priority over trading for a third baseman—does it mean the Mets are out on Trevor Bauer? Robinson Cano will play in the Dominican Winter League, according to reports. Around...
New York Post Dec 19, 2020
How James McCann’s incredible rags-to-riches tale led to Mets

How James McCann’s incredible rags-to-riches tale led to Mets

James McCann’s rags-to-riches baseball tale might fit best on HGTV. Shoot, about half of that channel’s programming sounds ready-made for the Mets’ new catcher. Fixer Upper. Good Bones. Hidden Potential. Flip or Flop. Two years ago, McCann flopped his way into early, undesired free agency, courtesy of a non-tender by the Tigers. On Thursday, having...
Rising Apple Dec 19, 2020

Mets may have to clip the Angels’ wings to sign Trevor Bauer

Bidding for Trevor Bauer may come down to the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels. Prior to signing James McCann, the New York Mets were fighting for their catcher primarily with one other team. Situated in Southern California, the Los Angeles Angels appear ready to make a run next year by adding talent over […] Mets may have to clip the Angels’ wings to sign Trevor Bauer - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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    Trevor May

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    Mets: Three reasons I’m just as excited to land Carlos Carrasco

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    Solution to Mets’ outfield puzzle being held hostage by DH fight: Sherman

  • Marcus Stroman

    Solution to Mets’ outfield puzzle being held hostage by DH fight: Sherman

  • Noah Syndergaard

    Mets: Dissecting the details of a potential Noah Syndergaard extension

  • Pete Alonso

    How Franciso Lindor fits into the Mets’ infield and lineup

  • J.D. Davis

    Mets Morning News for January 16, 2021

  • Stephen Tarpley

    Mets claim ex-Yankees pitcher Stephen Tarpley off waivers from Marlins

  • Michael Conforto

    Mets settle deals with Francisco Lindor, Michael Conforto, Dominic Smith, other arbitration-eligible players: reports