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Would these New York Mets-Chicago White Sox trades work?

The New York Mets are one of a few teams that seem poised to make a trade once the lockout ends. They seem most likely to trade second baseman Jeff McNeil after a down 2021 season and a run-in with Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor. One team that needs a second baseman that’s in playoff contention […] Would these New York Mets-Chicago White Sox trades work? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs: Evaluating the fit in a potential J.D. Davis trade

Over the last year, we’ve heard speculation J.D. Davis could be a potential trade target for the Chicago Cubs. With Kris Bryant all but guaranteed to move on in free agency and questions surrounding Patrick Wisdom, it seems worthwhile to re-visit the potential fit between the North Siders and the Mets third baseman. Before we […] Chicago Cubs: Evaluating the fit in a potential J.D. Davis trade - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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Would this New York Mets-Milwaukee Brewers trade work?

In this article, we continue our series of examining fan-proposed trades made to former Major League Baseball general manager Jim Bowden for articles published in The Athletic. Today, we look at a hypothetical trade between the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. Would this fan-proposed trade between the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers work in […] Would this New York Mets-Milwaukee Brewers trade work? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Reviewing the Brew

Breaking Down A Trade Proposal Involving Josh Hader And The Mets

Since 2019, Brewers closer Josh Hader has been the center of several hypothetical trade proposals. As Brewers fans, by now we aren’t all that surprised to see trade packages that seem a bit far-fetched or light in return. What is difficult for outsiders to understand is that a trade for arguably the best active reliever […] Breaking Down A Trade Proposal Involving Josh Hader And The Mets - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - Milwaukee Brewers News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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Would this New York Mets-Arizona Diamondbacks trade work?

We continue our look at fan-proposed hypothetical trades that could potentially work in the real world by diving in on one today involving the New York Mets acquiring Ketel Marte from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Would this fan-proposed trade between the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks involving Ketel Marte make sense for both teams? This […] Would this New York Mets-Arizona Diamondbacks trade work? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for January 19, 2022

Photo by Mark Brown/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Steve Cohen embracing the Mets’ history is smart for all involved. How will Robinson Cano fit in with the 2022 Mets? Jim Bowden looks at what it could take for the Mets to trade for Josh Hader. Around the National League East Former Mets bench coach Dave Jauss has joined the Washington Nationals as their senior advisor for player development. Why didn’t the Braves pay Freddie Freeman before the lockout started? You can view the Marlins 2022 ZiPS...

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Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 7

Next up on the list is a player who had one of the hottest second halves in 2021. Name: Khalil Lee Position: OF Born: 6/26/98 Height: 5’10” Weight: 170 lbs. Bats/Throws: L/L Acquired: Trade, February 10, 2021 (Kansas City) Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 3rd round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia, Khalil Lee slowly worked his way up the Kansas City minor league ladder, spending time with the AZL Royals in 2016, the Low-A Lexington Legend in 2017, the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals in 2018....

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Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2022: 9

Next up on the list is the Mets’ youngest outfield prospect. Name: Alexander Ramirez Position: OF Born: 1/13/2003 Height: 6’3” Weight: 170 lbs. Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: IFA, June 2, 2019 (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) Intrigued by Alex Ramirez’ future potential due to his athleticism and projection, increases to his batting practice power and speed made officially signing the young outfielder a priority, and on July 2, 2019, the first day of the 2019-2020 international rookie free agent signing window, the Mets tendered Ramirez a contract worth $2.05 million...

Amazin Avenue

From Complex To Queens, Episode 151: The 2022 Top 25 Prospects List, Part II

The annual top 25 prospect countdown continues with prospects 16-10. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. This is episode 151, and unlike Bacardi 151, From Complex To Queens will not be discontinued. Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas look back at some other discontinued drinks in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, the team goes over some minor Mets minor league news regarding a certain 16-year-old Dominican outfielder/infielder who has a very famous brother. Following that, the team continues their discussion of...

New York Daily News

Turk Wendell on the origins of his licorice cheek, modern baseball, and his son’s budding baseball career

Nearly 25 years ago, the Mets made a late-season trade to shore up their bullpen. While that deal didn’t bring the team a postseason berth, it did bring them one of the most colorful characters in club history.

New York Post

Mets’ Brandon Nimmo hires agent Scott Boras ahead of potential walk year

The Mets outfielder has left CAA and hired Scott Boras as his new agent, a source told The Post on Monday.

Kings of Kauffman

KC Royals: Will new Gold Glovers last the season?

The KC Royals’ acquisitions last winter of outfielders Michael A. Taylor and Andrew Benintendi turned heads, but for different reasons. The Royals obtained Taylor through free agency, then brought Benintendi aboard via a three-team trade that cost them promising prospects including Khalil Lee and Franchy Cordero, who they shipped to the Mets and Red Sox, respectively, […] KC Royals: Will new Gold Glovers last the season? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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Washington Nationals poach Elian Soto from New York Mets

The New York Mets appeared to have fired the first salvo in a possible pursuit of Juan Soto. They were reportedly set to sign his younger brother, Elian Soto, as an international free agent once he was eligible. As Elian is just 15 years old, it would be some time until that happened. Those plans […] Washington Nationals poach Elian Soto from New York Mets - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for January 8, 2022

Photo by Ralph Freso/ Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Reds game planning and outfield coach Jeff Pickler is apparently one candidate to serve as the bench coach on Buck Showalter’s coaching staff. Thus far, the Mets seem to be prioritizing experience in the coaching hires they’re making. Showalter opened up about some of the things he’s missed in the years since he last served as manager. Might the Mets be interested in reuniting Max Scherzer with former Nationals teammate and current free agent Kyle...

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Mets Top 25 Prospects for 2022: 17

Next up on this list is a right-hander with one of the best secondary pitches in the system. 17 Name: Jose ButtoPosition: RHPBorn: 3/19/98Height: 6’1”Weight: 200 lbs.Bats/Throws: R/RAcquired: IFA, June 2, 2017 (Cumana, Venezuela) Born in Cumana, Venezuela, Jose Butto was signed by the Mets in June 2017 for just $5,000, a 19-year-old who agreed to terms with a club just prior to the end of the 2016-2017 international free agent signing period and the beginning of the 2017-2018 period. He made his professional debut with the DSL Mets that year and posted a 1.44 ERA in 50.0...

Rox Pile

What if the Colorado Rockies had never traded Mark Canha to Oakland?

As Mark Canha leaves the Oakland A’s and prepares for a new life with the New York Mets, it’s hard to not wonder what would have happened had the Colorado Rockies not traded him to the A’s before the 2015 season. Of all of the trades the Colorado Rockies have made in franchise history, sending […] What if the Colorado Rockies had never traded Mark Canha to Oakland? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Pinstripe Alley

NYY News: An unlikely Story

Photo by Chris Coduto/ Gauging Yanks’ interest in Trevor Story; 102nd anniversary of Babe Ruth’s trade; New hitting coach Dillon Lawson talks shop; A possible Yankees-Mets trade scenario MLB Trade Rumors | Anthony Franco: With Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, and Javier Báez off the board, only Carlos Correa and Trevor Story remain unsigned from the group of superstar free agent shortstops. MLBTR ran down a list of Story’s likeliest suitors, and identified the Mariners, Astros, and Red Sox as the most likely landing spots. They placed the Yankees in the next group...

Amazin Avenue

From Complex To Queens: Metsy Listmas!

And so, I’m offering this simple phrase to prospects from one to ninety-two. Although it’s been said many times, many ways, “Metsy Listmas to you!” Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. In Promote, Extend, Trade, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas discuss who they’d want on their team between three very talented players who were all born on this date (two in the same year!). Next, the team discusses some international free agency news. After that, with the Amazin’ Avenue 2022 Top 25 Prospect list...

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Mets Top 25 Prospects for 2021: 25-23

First up on our list are two right-handed pitchers and an extremely flexible infielder/outfielder. 25 Name: Robert Dominguez Position: RHP Born: 11/30/2001 Height: 6’5” Weight: 195 lbs. Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: IFA, November 20, 2019 (Irapa, Venezuela) Born on November 30, 2001, Robert Dominguez was eligible to sign as an international free agent over the 2018-2019 international free agent signing period but flew under the radar and went unsigned as his stuff generally did not draw much attention from scouts and evaluators. The additional year of growth and development...

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Brandon Nimmo extension tricky proposition for New York Mets

The New York Mets are going to have a difficult decision to make during the upcoming season. Brandon Nimmo is set to be a free agent at the end of the 2022 campaign, leaving another potential opening in their outfield. This leaves the Mets just a few months to either work out an extension or […] Brandon Nimmo extension tricky proposition for New York Mets - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rox Pile

5 trade targets from the New York Mets for the Colorado Rockies

The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies are very similar in a few ways. Both teams have not necessarily been in the best graces with their fanbases as both teams owners and front offices have had their fair shares of public relations disasters in years. The old owners of the Mets, the Wilpon family, were […] 5 trade targets from the New York Mets for the Colorado Rockies - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Pinstripe Alley

Jeff McNeil has upside and red flags for any trade with the Yankees

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports A potential bounce-back candidate, McNeil is likely to receive a lot of interest around the league. I previously wrote about the potential value of Dominic Smith, one of the two players the New York Post’s Mike Puma said the Mets are considering trading, to the Yankees. Now, let’s take a look at the other, who is much more compelling, though not without risk to any team who acquires him — infielder/outfielder Jeff McNeil. After his second-year season in 2019, McNeil looked like a potential star in the making. His 4.6 fWAR season...

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Baltimore Orioles: Adam Jones a forgotten free agent

There are numerous teams still searching for a center fielder, but precious few options are available. The best player at the position in free agency, Starling Marte, signed with the Mets, as did the possible second best option in Mark Canha. That leaves the trade market as the only real option for an impact player. […] Baltimore Orioles: Adam Jones a forgotten free agent - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Redbird Rants

The St. Louis Cardinals should pursue Jeff McNeil

With a recent report that the New York Mets could put utility player Jeff McNeil on the trade block, the St. Louis Cardinals should explore the possibility. The St. Louis Cardinals still likely have some work to do once the lockout ends. While most of the emphasis has been placed on pitching, and probably still […] The St. Louis Cardinals should pursue Jeff McNeil - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees Potential Trade Target: Dominic Smith

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports If the Mets really have him on the trade block, could he be the solution at first base? On December 24th, Mike Puma of the New York Post reported that the Mets are expected by others in the game to trade at least one of Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith this winter. While they once seemed like future stalwarts of the Mets’ young position player core, down seasons have taken the shine off of both of them. If Smith is truly on the trade block, he could be a possibility for the Yankees to consider as a potential player at first base, especially...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for December 25, 2021

Photo by Ron Antonelli/NY Daily News Archive via Your Christmas morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Jeff McNeil may well find himself on the trading block once the lockout ends. While Mark Canha is not quite as big a name as some of the Mets’ subsequent free agent signings, he could end up having a major impact on the team. The Mets will need to consider how to bring some lefty-righty balance to their lineup. Around the National League East The Good Phight offered their Christmas wish list for what they are hoping for out of...

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New York Mets rumors: Jeff McNeil to be traded for starting pitching?

According to a report citing sources, the New York Mets intend to make infielder/outfielder Jeff McNeil available for a trade once the current MLB lockout ends. Why the New York Mets are reportedly making Jeff McNeil available after the lockout ends Why would the New York Mets be looking to move McNeil, who slashed .251/.319/.360 […] New York Mets rumors: Jeff McNeil to be traded for starting pitching? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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