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Mets: Three trades with the Twins that changed the franchise

The New York Mets have made three trades with the Minnesota Twins that helped alter the franchise for the better. The New York Mets and Minnesota Twins haven’t been regular trade partners over the years. The first actual trade took place in 1978 and the most recent was in 2008. While the trades are not […] Mets: Three trades with the Twins that changed the franchise - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Lookout Landing

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/3/20: Jean Segura, José Iglesias, and Domingo Santana

Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/ Let the (free agency) games begin. Good morning everyone! The free agent pool deepened yesterday as the non-tender deadline came and went. We’ve got all of that and more in today’s links. In Mariners news... On a non-tender deadline day filled with surprises, the Mariners quietly offered contracts to every player on their roster for the 2021 season. Around the league... The Mets’ new owner is crowd sourcing for free agents. Who was the most interesting player non- tendered and why?— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) December 3,...

That Balls Outta Here

Mets amid ‘serious push’ for James McCann, not J.T. Realmuto

The Phillies may soon no longer be competing with the Mets for J.T. Realmuto. The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets are still in competing headlines against each other, even during the offseason. Both teams need a starting catcher, and have long been believed to have their sights set on the top-two free-agents at the […] Mets amid ‘serious push’ for James McCann, not J.T. Realmuto - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets should be all in on potential international star Oscar Luis Colás

Baseball sensation Oscar Luis Colas defected from Cuba earlier this year and has been declared a free agent by his club in Japan, putting him in a position to be eligible to be signed by a major league club in January. The New York Mets should get involved. The New York Mets are looking to […] Mets should be all in on potential international star Oscar Luis Colás - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

Mets tender contracts to most players, non-tender several pitchers

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Matz, Barnes, and Heredia all agree to contracts In addition to agreeing to terms with Steven Matz, the Mets agreed to one-year contracts with pitcher Jacob Barnes and outfielder Guillermo Heredia. The Heredia deal is worth $1 million for the upcoming season, according to Bob Nightengale, while the Barnes deal is worth $750,000 with $100,000 in incentives, again according to Nightengale. The Mets did not tender contracts to pitchers Ariel Jurado, Paul Sewald, Chasen Shreve, and Nick Tropeano, making them free agents. Sewald appeares in the Mets’...

New York Daily News

Mets sign Steven Matz to one-year deal, non-tender Chasen Shreve and others

The Mets non-tendered four players on Wednesday’s deadline, including Chasen Shreve, while signing deals and tendering contracts to some who were in danger of becoming free agents, like Steven Matz and Robert Gsellman.

That Balls Outta Here

Mets fans spot Phillies logo during Trevor May introduction

Mets fans were not happy to notice a Phillies logo in the background of their newest reliever, Trevor May. Former Philadelphia Phillies right-handed pitching prospect Trevor May, dealt with Vance Worley to the Minnesota Twins nearly eight years ago in exchange for Ben Revere, was among the first free-agents to sign this offseason. Of all the […] Mets fans spot Phillies logo during Trevor May introduction - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets trade idea from The Athletic puts a high price on Lance Lynn

Should the New York Mets trade for Lance Lynn if the cost requires a top pitching prospect? Yesterday, The Athletic’s Jamey Newburg suggested two possible trades between the New York Mets and the Texas Rangers for Lance Lynn. A deal between the two teams was also discussed by Jim Bowden who thinks that the clubs […] Mets trade idea from The Athletic puts a high price on Lance Lynn - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets catcher candidate James McCann is not without his flaws

James McCann is the second-best free agent catcher available this offseason. However, he does have flaws the New York Mets should look out for. J.T. Realmuto is alone among the top-tier free agent catchers this offseason. The former Philadelphia Phillies backstop is one of the primary targets for the New York Mets to add to […] Mets catcher candidate James McCann is not without his flaws - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Puckett's Pond

Minnesota Twins: Trevor May first to leave, signing with the New York Mets

After being with the Minnesota Twins since he was traded for Ben Revere in the 2012-13 offseason, Trevor May moves to the east coast for his future in MLB. The Minnesota Twins have several key players entering free agency in the 2020-21 offseason, and the first one of those free agents has left the franchise. […] Minnesota Twins: Trevor May first to leave, signing with the New York Mets - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets bullpen gets a little deeper with the Trevor May addition

The New York Mets have made their first significant signing of the offseason with the recent addition of reliever Trevor May. On the first day of December, the New York Mets have begun their long-awaited offseason shopping and added one of the better bullpen arms available in free agency in reliever Trevor May. According to […] Mets bullpen gets a little deeper with the Trevor May addition - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

Chris Flexen in Korea: What changed?

Chris Flexen | Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/ Chris Flexen had very different results with the Doosan Bears than he did with the Mets. Why was that? On December 7, 2019, one day after he was designated for assignment by the Mets, Chris Flexen signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Doosan Bears of the KBO, the maximum allowable sum a team is allowed to signed a rookie foreign free agent for. Having struggled in limited innings in 2019- and indeed, his entire professional career at the major league level- the monetary value may have come as a surprise for some. In the...

Over the Monster

Red Sox Free Agent Target: Brad Hand

Photo by Ron Schwane/ The reliever could be the best on the market. Earlier this week I wrote about the Red Sox need in the bullpen, and specifically about the way former Twins righty Trevor May would fit with the roster. He ended up signing with the Mets just a day later, because that’s just how these things go for me. However, in that linked post I mentioned that May specifically was a good target, but the bigger deal was that they needed someone of that ilk. Boston needs a new reliever at the top of their depth chart. So, with May off the board, we move on to the...

Call to the Pen

New York Mets: Alderson plans on being active on free agent market

New York Mets President Sandy Alderson knows the Mets don’t have the organization depth to make big trades right now. Luckily, their owner is pretty rich. When Steve Cohen finalized his purchase of the New York Mets, fans instantly expected him to spend big on free agents. That hope was quickly dashed when fans learned […] New York Mets: Alderson plans on being active on free agent market - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Three predictions for the month of December

December has arrived and the MLB Hot Stove is about to get really hot. For the New York Mets, we’re predicting some action in free agency and trade market. The arrival of December should get you excited, New York Mets fans. It’s the first month when hot stove action truly picks up. In this month’s […] NY Mets: Three predictions for the month of December - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets Rumors: James McCann has the Amazins’ undivided attention

From the latest New York Mets rumors the organization is actively pursuing free agent catcher James McCann among three other potential suitors. With the calendar changing to the month of December, the New York Mets rumors are beginning to heat up. The latest Mets rumor to begin that has fans percolating with excitement involves free-agent […] Mets Rumors: James McCann has the Amazins’ undivided attention - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

New York Post

Mets in serious talks with Twins reliever Trevor May

If he’s not the top pitching Trevor on this free-agent market — or perhaps not even the second-best such entity — Trevor May has performed very well out of the bullpen the past three seasons. Now he’s on the verge of becoming Steve Cohen’s first significant Mets import. An industry source confirmed that the Mets...

NorthJersey.com

Mets to add Trevor May in MLB free agency to give much-needed boost to their bullpen

In need of an upgrade in the their bullpen, the Mets are set to sign reliever Trevor May in free agency.        

New York Daily News

Mets sign former Twins reliever Trevor May, pending physical: source

He’s not the Trevor who will propel Mets fans into a continued frenzy, but he’s still one of the better relief arms on this winter’s free-agent market.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

AP source: Reliever Trevor May agrees to deal with Mets

The New York Mets reached their first agreement with a free agent since Steven Cohen bought the team, a deal with 31-year-old right-hander Trevor May, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press.

Amazin Avenue

Mets sign Trevor May to two-year contract

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports The first notable free agent addition of the Steve Cohen era. In their first major move of the offseason, the Mets have agreed to sign right-handed reliever Trevor May to a two-year deal, pending a physical. May has served as a very good setup man and sometimes closer for the Twins over the past three seasons and was one of the better relievers available this offseason. Monetary terms are not yet known, but estimates from MLBTR and Fangraphs pegged May for an AAV in the $5-$8 million range. Originally drafted by the Phillies in 2008 and...

Puckett's Pond

Minnesota Twins: 3 Low Risk, High Reward Signings the Twins could Make

The Minnesota Twins have always been really good bargain bin hunters in free agency. We rank the three best signings they could make. Free agency is here for the MLB, and while the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets have been active, the Minnesota Twins have been very quiet. The only signing that the Twins […] Minnesota Twins: 3 Low Risk, High Reward Signings the Twins could Make - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lookout Landing

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/1/20: Mitch Haniger, Jacob Barnes, and Adam Cimber

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Happy first day of December?!?! In Mariners News... Corey Brock explores potential Mitch Haniger trades and more in his latest Mariners mailbag. ($) Around The League... MLB has launched a new Draft League that will focus on developing top prospects who are eligible to be drafted. The league will consist of five teams and a 68-game season, and additionally give players the opportunity to showcase their talent and gain exposure. RHP Jacob Barnes and the Mets have agreed to a one-year/$750,000 deal, which includes a $25,000 bonus for one...

Rising Apple

Mets Monday Morning GM: Is there a trade to rebuild the farm system?

Rebuilding the farm system is one goal for the New York Mets. Are there any possible trades to make this winter to help speed up the process? As part of their mission to look like a brand new organization, the New York Mets are hoping to grow the farm system in a positive way under […] Mets Monday Morning GM: Is there a trade to rebuild the farm system? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies: MLB.com’s Mets-Rockies trade proposal isn’t going to work

On Thanksgiving, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com published an article on five Black Friday deals that he’d like to see and his trade proposal involving Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and the New York Mets is not one that Rockies fans will like. The New York Mets are one of just a handful of teams […] Colorado Rockies: MLB.com’s Mets-Rockies trade proposal isn’t going to work - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets bullpen could use a bottle of vintage Dellin Betances in 2021

Dellin Betances needs to look a little more like his old self again for the 2021 New York Mets. The excitement was real when the New York Mets managed to pluck Dellin Betances from the free agent pool last winter. For several seasons, Mets fans watched as he dominated from the New York Yankees bullpen. […] Mets bullpen could use a bottle of vintage Dellin Betances in 2021 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for November 30, 2020

Photo by Bill Turnbull/NY Daily News Archive via Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Phil Regan spoke with Newsday about the future of his former student Steven Matz and the past of former mentor Schoolboy Roe. On another Sunday of tweeting, Steve Cohen assuaged front office concerns, expressed love for Europeans, and corrected some guy’s grammar. Irons are in the fire and free agents are on the wire as Steve Cohen’s Mets appear poised to make their grand debut. Over at Faith and Fear in Flushing, Michael...

Amazin Avenue

Finding starting pitching for the Mets, Part 4

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Let’s look at five more starting pitchers on the free agent market. We continue searching the depth of the free agent market for starting pitching this morning as the Mets continue to have a need to fill their rotation. Whether or not they decide to tender a contract to Steven Matz, the team should only have three pitchers currently penciled in to its Opening Day rotation: Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, and David Peterson. Ideally, even Peterson wouldn’t be guaranteed a spot—despite coming off a solid short rookie season—and pitchers...

Biggest 2019 MLB Trade Deadline moves

Zack Greinke to the Astros. Marcus Stroman to the Mets. Trevor Bauer to the Reds. Yasiel Puig on the Indians. It was a quality MLB Trade Deadline!

MLB Whip Crew discusses the three-team trade, plus the latest with Noah Syndergaard | MLB WHIPAROUND

MLB Whip Crew discusses the three-team trade involving Trevor Bauer and Yasiel Puig. Plus, the latest with on Mets ace Noah Syndergaard. #FOXSports #MLB #TrevorBauer #YasielPuig #NoahSyndergaard

The Marcus Stroman trade makes NO SENSE for the Mets | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on Marcus Stroman being traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Mets and how this unexpected deal does not make any sense. Adam Schein also discusses potential trade targets for the New York Yankees now that Marcus Str