Discussion in 'New York Mets' started by Nasty_Magician, Nov 11, 2016.
With Starlin Castro going to the Marlins all the trade rumors shift to him for the Mets.
So we already missed out on our top 2 relief targets. Buckle up, going to be a long 2018 season.
Swarzak is a good get for the Mets, dominates lefties.
Lobaton, Mets agree to a minor league contract
NEW YORK -- The Mets added catcher Jose Lobaton, who will try to earn a roster spot in spring training, and finalized their $14 million, two-year contract with reliever Anthony Swarzak on Friday.
Lobaton will report to big league spring training and compete with Kevin Plawecki for a backup job behind Travis d'Arnaud. Lobaton would get a $1.25 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster.
This should be a damn near no brainer for Sandy.
Mets reach out about A. Gonzalez, sources say
The New York Mets have reached out regarding free-agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
Gonzalez was released by the Braves on Monday, after being traded to Atlanta by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.
Gonzalez, 35, is owed $21.5 million in the final year of his contract, and a team signing him would owe just $545,000, with Atlanta paying the rest.
The Mets are looking for a short-term fill-in at first base, with youngster Dominic Smith currently penciled in as the starter.
Gonzalez played in only 71 games last season because of a herniated disk in his back that put him on the disabled list for a long stretch. When he returned, National League Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger had taken over at first base for the NL champion Dodgers.
Mets reach contract extension with Alderson
General manager Sandy Alderson has signed a contract extension with the New York Mets, the team said Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.
"I'm excited that Sandy will continue to lead the organization," Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a statement.
Alderson has been the Mets' GM since 2010.
The team went 70-92 in 2017, leading to the resignation of manager Terry Collins.
"I feel that we have some unfinished business," Alderson said. "Spring training is around the corner, and our quest to return to the postseason will continue."
Going after AGon is such a Mets move. The Wilpons love Sandy, he takes a large brunt of their beatings.
Happy New Year, Mets fans.
Spring training is just 45 days away.
Opening day is only 3 months from now.
Just saw that we re-signed Jay Bruce for 3 years
That's affirmative, sir...
Mets bring back Jay Bruce to break baseball's hot stove cold snap
Sources: Mets, Bruce reach 3-year, $39M deal
Stick him at first base from the get go and do not move him. I don't love the move but not a terrible price.
Greedy me wants them to round this out by signing Moustakas and bringing back Addison Reed. If you make those 2 additional moves:
Infield is set (well, catcher still sucks but it is what it is)
Bullpen is outstanding
The lineup is strong enough to compensate for Lagares' bat. Defensive outfield of Cespedes, Lagares and Conforto is about as good as it gets.
That leaves pitching. Hopefully one of our countless underachieves steps up (Wheeler, Lugo, Gsellman, Matz, Harvey).
deGrom, Thor & Harvey get deals.....Wheeler still waiting.
• Syndergaard, Harvey, deGrom get Mets deals
The Mets will need a resurgence from their rotation if they have any hope of rebounding from last season’s disappointment, and on Friday, they avoided arbitration with three of their top starters, though
Zack Wheeler appears to be heading to a hearing.
Matt Harvey agreed to a $5.6 million deal and Noah Syndergaard to $2.9 million, while the one starter who lived up to expectations, Jacob deGrom, got a significant boost to $7.4 million.
In the bullpen, Jeurys Familia and the team settled at $7.9 million, AJ Ramos at $9.25 million and Hansel Robles for $900,000. Travis d’Arnaud and Wilmer Flores both agreed to $3.4 million deals.
Wheeler is coming off a disappointing year after missing two seasons following Tommy John surgery.
Reed signs with the Twins. Time to see what the young arms we acquired last year have to offer.
Also, what argument could Wheeler's people possibly bring to the table?
Mets To Sign Adrian Gonzalez
Meh. Low risk high reward signing. I guess this means Bruce will be in right field.
Sources: Adrian Gonzalez has deal with Mets
Adrian Gonzalez has agreed to a deal with the New York Mets pending a physical, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
It's the second significant move this past week for the Mets, who brought back free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce on a three-year, $39 million contract Wednesday.
Gonzalez gives the Mets a veteran presence at first base, where Lucas Duda and Dominic Smith mainly played for them last season. Duda was traded to the Tampa Bay Raysduring the season, and Smith, 22, struggled offensively, batting just .198.
Gonzalez spent the past six seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers but was limited to 71 games in 2017 because of a herniated disk in his back that put him on the disabled list for a long stretch. When he returned, National League Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger had taken over for the NL champion Dodgers.
Los Angeles traded Gonzalez to the Atlanta Braves last month as part of the Matt Kemp deal. Atlanta, in turn, quickly released him, making him a free agent.
Gonzalez, 35, is owed $21.5 million in the final year of his contract. The Mets would owe him just $545,000, with Atlanta paying the rest.
USA Today first reported the agreement between Gonzalez and the Mets.
Juan Lagares remains an elite outfield glove
Hope he kills it this season.
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