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Amazin Avenue

Mets sign OF Starling Marte to a four-year, $78 million deal

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Capping off a busy day for the Mets is their biggest acquisition of the offseason so far. Today was a very active day on the free agent market for the Mets and they capped off this flurry of activity by signing outfielder Starling Marte to a four-year, $78 million deal. After shoring up the outfield—a noted area of need this offseason due to the departure of Michael Conforto—by signing Mark Canha earlier in the evening, the Mets have now snagged the top center fielder in an otherwise thin free agency class at the position. The 33-year-old...

New York Post

Marcus Stroman: Mets aren’t going to re-sign me

The Mets’ new front office doesn’t appear eager to bring back the team’s most consistent and healthiest pitcher from a season ago. Marcus Stroman, who is a free agent after starting 33 games for the Mets in 2021, hinted that his pitching services will likely be used elsewhere next season. “I would love to be...

NorthJersey.com

New York Mets, free agent Eduardo Escobar agree on two-year deal

The New York Mets and free agent third basement Eduardo Escobar on a two-year, $20 million deal on Friday, according to reports       

Cubbies Crib

Latest Cubs rumors regarding free agent Marcus Stroman

One of the biggest remaining free agent names on the board is right-hander Marcus Stroman. The 30-year-old starting pitcher is coming off a very impressive year with the Mets, as he pitched to a 3.02 ERA, 3.49 FIP, 1.15 WHIP, 158 strikeouts and 44 walks in 33 starts in 2021. His current projected market value […] Latest Cubs rumors regarding free agent Marcus Stroman - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

New York Post

Why the Mets shouldn’t be too attached to the draft pick they’d lose for signing a top free agent

Are the Mets overthinking the draft-pick cost of what it might take to sign Nick Castellanos or Robbie Ray?

Reviewing the Brew

Former Brewers Infielder Eduardo Escobar Signs Deal With New York Mets

The Milwaukee Brewers have lost yet another key member of their 2021 roster in free agency. First baseman/third baseman Eduardo Escobar was David Stearns’ primary acquisition at the Trade Deadline in 2021. The team needed a boost in the middle of the lineup and Escobar provided just that. The Brewers knew that Escobar was a […] Former Brewers Infielder Eduardo Escobar Signs Deal With New York Mets - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - Milwaukee Brewers News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Call to the Pen

Rumors: Cubs, Mets, Red Sox among teams interested in Marcus Stroman

According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, the free agent market for starting pitcher Marcus Stroman is starting to heat up. Dierkes says that a handful of teams, including the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, and Los Angeles Angels are interested in adding Marcus Stroman to their starting […] Rumors: Cubs, Mets, Red Sox among teams interested in Marcus Stroman - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

The trade dance Mets can use to solve two big problems: Sherman

The Mets need prospects to fill out their farm system, while adding talent to help compete now. Steve Cohen's money can help with both problems.

New York Post

How the Mets can use Steve Cohen’s megabucks to trade for 2022 upgrades and potential future saviors

The best Mets trades might be for overpaid roster depth -- and the potential studs who come with them

Redbird Rants

Mets owner blasts agent for newest St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steven Matz

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen blasted the agent for newest St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steven Matz. Meet the Mess, er, I mean the Mets. Late Tuesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with free-agent left-hander Steven Matz. They were one of eight teams in on him, with the […] Mets owner blasts agent for newest St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steven Matz - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Call to the Pen

Mets owner Steve Cohen just keeps leaning into the LOLMets tradition

You don’t have to wonder very hard if New York Mets owner Steve Cohen is thankful for any of the agents affiliated with former Mets pitcher Steven Matz this Thanksgiving. Just check Twitter and you will know the answer. New York Mets owner Steve Cohen took to Twitter to express outrage over the Steven Matz […] Mets owner Steve Cohen just keeps leaning into the LOLMets tradition - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

New York Mets need to change perception around Major League Baseball

The New York Mets would appear to be a destination franchise in free agency. They have an owner who is not only looking to win a championship but is willing to spend whatever it takes to get there. New York is a major media market and a place where stars could get plenty of marketing […] New York Mets need to change perception around Major League Baseball - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Ex-Met Steven Matz agrees to four-year deal with Cardinals

Steven Matz won’t be returning home to join a Mets rotation in need of help. The free-agent pitcher agreed to terms with the Cardinals on a four-year deal worth $44 million, an industry source confirmed Tuesday night. The contract includes incentives that can increase its value to $48 million. ESPN first reported the agreement, which...

Cubbies Crib

Cubs Rumors: Steven Matz expected to make free agency decision soon

Steven Matz is one of a number of free agent starting pitchers in high demand and we could know where he’ll call home next as early as Tuesday. The left-hander has eight teams in the hunt yet, and the Chicago Cubs remain among them. Red Sox, Blue Jays, Tigers, Cubs, Cardinals, Giants, Angels, Mets are […] Cubs Rumors: Steven Matz expected to make free agency decision soon - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

New York Daily News

Mets join crowded field in pursuit of lefty Steven Matz: report

The Mets have reportedly made an offer to bring free agent southpaw Steven Matz back to Queens.

Halos Heaven

Angels sign reliever Aaron Loup to two-year deal

Image via @Angels The Halos’ bullpen overhaul begins with the former Mets’ lefty The second major pitching acquisition of the offseason for the Angels came on Monday afternoon, as the club announced that they signed free-agent reliever Aaron Loup to a two-year deal worth $17 million with a $7.5 million club option for 2024. OFFICIAL: The #Angels have agreed to terms with LHP Aaron Loup on a two-year contract. Welcome to the team! pic.twitter.com/pJ6uTuKm1f— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) November 22, 2021 Loup comes over to Anaheim from the Mets, where he...

Bluebird Banter

Tuesday Bantering: Matz, Semien, and Rogers Selling?

Photo by Cole Burston/ There are some little bits of Jays news: Steven Matz has offers from several teams: Red Sox, Blue Jays, Tigers, Cubs, Cardinals, Giants, Angels, Mets are among teams in on Steven Matz. Deal could come soon. @MLBNetwork— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 23, 2021 It sounds like he wants to make a decision quickly. Actually, it sounds like all free agents want to get signed quickly before the CBA troubles starts. Over in the Athletic, Ken Rosenthal tells us that Marcus Semien is looking for $200+ in a new contract. I don’t know that I’d...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for November 22, 2021

Photo by Keith Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets If the Mets are truly entertaining options in both the infield and outfield, today’s newest free agent, Seiya Suzuki should be fully contemplated. After Pete Alonso met an Argentinian man on his Italian honeymoon, we’re finally going to find out if God loves the Mets. With an important offseason ahead of them, perhaps embracing the role of the villain is the best course of action for Billy Eppler’s Mets. Around the National...

New York Post

Mets ‘entertaining’ move for Japanese slugger Seiya Suzuki

The Mets are at least “entertaining” the idea of adding an outfielder and there’s a new free agent about to hit the market in Seiya Suzuki of Japan.

Pinstripe Alley

NYY News: Excuses, excuses, excuses

Photo by Harry How/ Excuses for the Yankees to not pursue a shortstop; might the Yankees and Mets become more active trade partners; Seiya Suzuki to be posted Monday morning New York Post | Joel Sherman: Building on news from earlier this week, Joel Sherman reports that the Yankees are “monitoring the elite shortstop group rather than participating in it,” speculating that the team is looking to see if the market for one of the top guys collapses in the combination of the deep free agent class and the likely-lockout-induced winter. But why might the Yankees employ...

Amazin Avenue

From Complex To Queens, Episode 143: Winter is Coming

With the Arizona Fall League concluded, the 2021 season is truly over and the team shifts their focus to the various administrative functions that take place during the winter. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. In honor of Lukas and Thomas being a pair of sickos, the team picks internet memes in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, with the Arizona Fall League concluded, the team reviews how the Mets players who participated did. Following that, they take a look at the...

New York Post

Mets’ GM Billy Eppler already faces thinning pitching market

Fortunately for the Mets and Billy Eppler, owner Steve Cohen made it clear money would not hold them back when it comes to signing free agents or making trades.

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for November 21, 2021

Photo by Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets have a lot of work to do with their starting pitching and got a late start to free agency, due to their front office search. But good options remain in free agency if Steven Cohen is willing to spend and GM Billy Eppler is willing to use those dollars wisely. But just because Cohen is rich doesn’t mean those World Series titles will come easy, writes David Lennon of Newsday. The Mets signed international...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for November 20, 2021

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Steve Cohen and Sandy Alderson introduced new general manager Billy Eppler to the media yesterday. Cohen and Eppler both expressed confidence that the team would have the resources necessary to take some big swings in free agency. Cohen also offered his perspective on his much discussed social media habits. Eppler will now be the man responsible for delivering on the promises that Cohen has made to Mets fans since he first bought the team. One of the...

Amazin Avenue

Let’s find the Mets starting pitching, Part 2

Photo by G Fiume/ This group includes two very familiar faces. Yesterday, we started running down the list of free agent starting pitchers who might be able to help the Mets, a need that new general manager Billy Eppler acknowledged in his introductory press conference later in the day. So let’s continue working our way down the list with the next four top pitchers by 2021 fWAR. Clayton Kershaw (3.4 fWAR): While it would be shocking to Clayton Kershaw pitch even an inning for a major league team other than the Dodgers, the 33-year-old is a free agent right now. And...

Newsday

Don't expect former Yankees exec/new Mets general manager Billy Eppler to do all that much business with the Yankees

"I'm not expecting to do a lot of transactions [with the Yankees]," said Eppler, who made no trades with them during his five years as the Angels' GM.

New York Daily News

Billy Eppler introduced as Mets GM, says he can take ‘bigger swings’ and spend on free agents

Eppler and his boss, Steve Cohen, said the Mets have serious resources this winter.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Eppler, joining Mets, embraces return to `intimidating' NYC

Billy Eppler embraced the bright lights of the big city, promising on his first day as Mets general manager to pursue pricey free agents and create a perennial World Series contender.

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