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New York Mets Yoenis Cespedes Will Likely Opt Out of Contract

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will likely opt out of his current contract and become a free agent following the World Series. However, reports are that both sides are interested in the slugger returning to the Mets. Cespedes has a pair of years remaining on his contract of 3 years for $47.5 million but he is able to opt out during the first five days following this year’s World Series. At that time, he would be free to sign again with New York or any other MLB team. Reports from reliable sources said Cespedes had spoken with the organization... 
 

New York Mets Sign Tim Tebow to Minor League Deal

Tim Tebow the former quarterback with the NFL Denver Broncos and New York Jets signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets Thursday morning. Tebow, who is 29, will take part in the instructional league for the club during September and October in Florida. Tebow, Sandy Alderson the general manager of the Mets and CAA Baseball’s Brodie Van Wagenen held an 11:30 a.m. conference call with members of the media. Tebow has not played any competitive baseball for 11 years. The last time he played was in his junior year of high school where he... 
 

Jeurys Familia Moves Into Fourth For All Time Consecutive Saves

The New York Mets are in a heated battled for the top spot in the National League East. The Mets are currently in third place, five games behind the first place Washington Nationals and a half game behind the second place Miami Marlins. One reason the Mets have remained near the top of the division is their bullpen and specifically Jeurys Familia. The Mets closer is unstoppable when it comes to saves. On Friday night, the New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 5-3 in south Florida. Familia came on in relief and notched his 50th straight regular... 
 

Matt Harvey Could Lose Place in Mets Rotation or Worse

The New York Mets are in second place in the National League East just 1 ½ games behind the first place Washington Nationals. However, their effort has not been helped by last year’s pitching ace Matt Harvey. On Tuesday, he was successful in lobbying to make his usual start and faced the Nationals. Following another poor performance on the mound, Harvey may have used his last chance to work the kinks out while staying in the team’s starting rotation. The right-hander’s ERA jumped to 6.08 after allowing five runs on two walks and eight hits... 
 

After Signing Ben Zobrist, Cubs Trade Starlin Castro to Yankees

The Chicago Cubs played musical chairs with its middle infield in the past few hours, signing 34-year-old Ben Zobrist to a four year deal worth $56 million and trading away 25-year-old former All-Star, Starlin Castro, to the Yankees for Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan. For Chicago, the deal went beyond age. The Cubs are one of the youngest teams in the game and were clearly looking for veteran leadership, which will be found from a former player of Manager, Joe Maddon, in Zobrist, who was a key acquisition for the Royals en route to their first World... 
 

Mets Matt Harvey Says He Will Pitch in the Playoffs

Apparently New York Mets ace Matt Harvey has his own plans with how many innings he will pitch in 2015 and it includes pitching in the Playoffs. Harvey penned his response to the innings-limit debate via The Players Tribune with a short, to the point response. “I understand the risks. I am also fully aware of the opportunity the Mets have this postseason,” Harvey wrote for the website, “Winning the division and getting to the playoffs is our goal. Once we are there, I will be there.” Over the weekend “know it all super... 
 

Noah Syndergaard To Make Major League Debut Tuesday

Hang on baseball world, The Dark Knight of Gotham is about to get his Robin. With Matt Harvey making his return to the MLB after missing the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery, the New York Mets has taken baseball by storm – currently sitting at the top of the NL East with an 18-10 record. Only the St. Louis Cardinals have more wins in the National League than the Mets (and Los Angeles Dodgers). But with Dillon Gee heading to the disabled list, the Mets needed an arm to step up and take a spot in the rotation. Enter Noah Syndergaard,... 
 

Matt Harvey Bringing Heat in Return from Surgery

Mets New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey took the big leagues by storm in 2013, as the young hurler posted a 2.27 ERA in his first full season. Over 26 starts, Harvey fanned 27.7 percent of hitters, while walking only 4.5 percent before an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery ended his season. Harvey missed the entire 2014 season as he rehabbed from his injury. In his first three starts of the 2015 campaign, Harvey has shown the dominant form that rendered hitters helpless in 2013. His first start of the season against the Washington... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Bartolo Colon, A.J. Burnett

David Price is the big prize among starting pitchers on the trade block. Jeff Samardzija has already been dealt, and it remains to be seen whether Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee will change teams by the deadline. Beyond that, there are plenty of mid level options. Two veteran hurlers, Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett, have seen their names mentioned frequently in the last week or so. The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are six and 12 games under .500 respectively. Colon was signed to a two-year deal worth $20 million this offseason. The 41 year-old... 
 

Kyle Farnsworth Signs Minor League Deal with New York Mets

Kyle Farnsworth signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets, with an invite to Spring Training. The veteran right-hander will turn 38 in April. Over 15 seasons with seven different teams Farnsworth has compiled a 4.26 ERA with strikeout and walk rates of 22.8 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively. A former 47th round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs, Farnsworth has long had a reputation as a hard-throwing reliever with a fiery attitude. He’s alternated between dominance and shakiness for much of his career. In 2001 for the Cubs he... 
 

Six Hitters That Could Bounce Back in 2014

Every year there are a handful of hitters, whether the young and talented or the formerly successful, that most people want to give up on. In 2013 we saw outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino have impressive seasons at the plate after mediocre 2012 campaigns. Jacoby Ellsbury and Troy Tulowitzki returned to top form after spending most of 2012 on the DL. Marlon Byrd rebounded from a horrific 2012 year to post career-best numbers in 2013. The fortunate (or prescient) fantasy owner or General Manager reaped the benefits of seeing these... 
 

Mets and Ike Davis Agree on One-year Deal

Throughout the offseason, Ike Davis and Lucas Duda have repeatedly showed up in trade rumors. At least for now, it appears that the New York Mets will open spring training with both players in camp. Davis avoided arbitration on Thursday by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million deal. Davis, who is 26 and was the Mets’ first round pick out of Arizona State University in 2008, had a forgettable 2012 campaign. After slugging 32 home runs in 2012, the left-handed hitting first baseman endured a prolonged season-opening slump last year and was demoted... 
 

Mets Reach Agreement With Bartolo Colon

The New York Mets have reached an agreement with Bartolo Colon on a two-year deal worth $20 million  according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Colon was drawing interest from several teams including the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles. The Cleveland Indians also had interest in reuniting with the veteran right-hander but were unwilling to go beyond a one-year deal.  Colon, 40, pitched to a 2.65 ERA over 30 starts last year with the Oakland Athletics. He was suspended 50 games for failing a performance-enhancing drug test... 
 

Mets Getting Closer with Curtis Granderson

Talks between free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets have picked up, and the club is getting optimistic about their chances of landing the lefty power bat according to Marc Carig of Newsday. The 32 year-old Granderson hit 84 home runs between 2011-12, the most in the majors. Two separate occasions on which he got hit by a pitch caused him to miss all but 61 games of the 2013 season. When healthy, he produced a .229/.307/.417 line with a 97 wRC+ and 1.4 fWAR. Granderson took advantage of Yankee Stadium’s short porch.... 
 

New York Yankees Will Pay $29.1 Million Luxury Tax Bill

The New York Yankees will pay a record $29.1 million luxury tax bill after the season. The team is taxed 50% on every dollar over the $178 million luxury tax threshold. Yankees ownership has made it no secret that they intend to get under the luxury tax threshold — which increases to $189 million in 2014 — next year and beyond. Of course if Alex Rodriguez is suspended next year and Mariano Rivera follows through on his retirement plans the team would save approximately $34 million on next years tab. The Yankees have paid approximately... 
 

Pirates Trade with Mets for Marlon Byrd, John Buck

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck in a trade Tuesday with the New York Met.  The Mets received infield prospect Dilson Herrera and a player to be named. The Pirates are attempting to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1992 were to looking to improve offensively and Byrd is batting .285 with a career-high 21 home runs and 71 RBIs this season. He will replace star left fielder Starling Marte, who is on the disabled list with a hand injury. Buck, who has 15 homers and 60 RBIs, figures... 
 

Mets Matt Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL

According to reports New York Mets ace Matt Harvey is headed to the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and could be facing Tommy John Surgery. Marc Carig of Newsday originally reported that Harvey underwent an MRI on Monday morning. Harvey has pitched to a 2.27 ERA this season , his first full season in the major leagues and started the All-Star Game at Cit Field in July. Teh team had planned to shut Harvey down at 200 innings. Mets manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson are expected to provide further... 
 

Yankees Call Up Dellin Betances Send David Adams Down

The New York Yankees have called up right-hander Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton and sent infielder David Adams  in a corresponding move. Betances has pitched very well since moving to the bullpen earlier this year (1.46 ERA  in 49.1 IP) and will help the Yankees bullpen. He started six games for the RailRiders in 2013, pitching to a 6.00 ERA in 24.0 innings before being moved tot he bullpen. Betances had a 1.47 ERA in June and didn’t give up a single earned run in 16.1 July innings.  Read More »
 

Yankees Acquire Alfonso Soriano from Cubs

In a deal approved Friday morning, the Yankees have officially acquired outfielder, Alfonso Soriano, from the Chicago Cubs. The acquisition has been rumored for weeks but hinged on multiple obstacles ranging from Soriano waiving his no-trade clause to how much money would be exchanged to which prospect the Yankees would give up. The former Yankees’ prospect will fit nicely into the current New York lineup and will likely bat cleanup on Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Robinson Cano and Lyle Overbay, both lefties, have been the only... 
 

Matt Harvey Outduels Cliff Lee in Dominant Win

In his first outing back since getting the starting nod at the 84th All-Star Game before his home crowd at Citi Field, New York Mets ace Matt Harvey turned in a dominant performance on Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies, leading the Mets to a 5-0 shutout at home. After surrendering eight runs over his last two starts, Harvey buckled down on Sunday, working seven shutout innings of three-hit ball, striking out 10 batters and walking none in the process (it would be the sixth time this season that Harvey registered double-digit strikeout... 
 

Mets Trade Rumors: Potential Suitors for Five Players at Trade Deadline

The New York Mets are in the most envious of positions for the sellers of Major League Baseball; they have a plan. New York is sticking to its rebuilding plan and with the emergence of starters like Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey and the long-term signing of franchise player, David Wright, the Mets have light at the end of a dismal tunnel. In the next couple of years the Mets could have a young, dominant and cost-controlled pitching staff with a couple of hitters to shape a lineup and a steadily improving farm system. All of this without mention of... 
 

Kirk Nieuwenhuis Plates 5 Runs in Mets 12-5 Rout of Brewers

Kirk Nieuwenhuis was almost the hero in yesterday’s loss to the Diamondbacks in 15 innings, launching a solo home run in the 14th to tie the game. However, Friday was a different story, as Nieuwenhuis turned in a career performance in the Mets’ 12-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Nieuwenhuis went 4-for-4 with a double and triple, while driving in a career-high five runs. The Mets’ right fielder was an offensive threat throughout the night, driving in runs in the first, second, fourth, and ninth innings. Nieuwenhuis gave the... 
 

Dynamic Duo: Harvey, Wheeler Lead Doubleheader Sweep of Braves

New York Mets staff ace Matt Harvey and top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler delivered back-to-back impressive starts in a doubleheader on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves, leading the Mets to victory in both contests. In game one, Harvey was electric, bringing a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before surrendering an infield single to Jason Heyward with no outs in the top of the frame. Prior to Heyward’s single, Harvey had retired 10 straight batters and struck out a season-high 13 batters heading into the eighth. However, the eighth would... 
 

Zack Wheeler Strong in AAA Start, Ready For the Show

New York Mets prospect Zack Wheeler turned in a strong pitching performance in what should be his last minor-league start before his major-league debut on June 18.  Wheeler took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before Carlos Peguero hit a solo home run with one out. Peguero homered twice and drove in three runs while Ben Tenbrink had three RBIs for the Tacoma. Wheeler struck out seven over 5 2/3 innings for Triple-A Las Vegas And faced just two batters over the minimum in a 11-0 loss to the Rainiers. Wheeler  is expected to make his MLB debut... 
 

Mets Hint Zack Wheeler to Make MLB Debut on June 18

In an interview with WFAN radio on Monday afternoon, New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson hinted that top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler will make his major league debut in a doubleheader game on Tuesday, June 18 against the Milwaukee Brewers. “There’s been a lot of speculation that he’ll start one game of the doubleheader on June 18,” Alderson said during an appearance on WFAN Monday afternoon. “Unlike most speculation this probably has some accuracy.” The sixth-overall selection in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft out... 
 

Matt Harvey Leaves Game With Lower-Back Tightness

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey left his start against the Miami Marlins today  after throwing 93 pitches in the seventh inning with what was described later as lower back tightness. Harvey came out to warm up for the eighth-inning when Mets manager Terry Collins and the team trainer  went out to talk to him, and Harvey was removed from the game. Prior to Saturday’s game, Harvey was 5-0 with a 2.17 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 83 innings.  Harvey gave up just one run in his seven innings against the Marlins, scattered six hits and struck out six,... 
 

Dillon Gee K’s 12 New York Yankees, Mets Finish Sweep

Dillon Gee struck out a career-high 12 and held the crosstown rival Bronx Bombers to four hits, pitching into the eighth to lead the New York Mets to a 3-1  win and a four-game season sweep of the New York Yankees. The Yankees have now lost five straight. The Yankees began the week leading the AL East at 30-20. Vidal Nuno took the loss for New York. Gee (3-6) had not thrown more than five innings in any of his previous five starts and carried a 6.34 ERA into Thursday night’s start, and struck out six of the last seven hitters he faced. Manager... 
 

Ike Davis Strikes Out Four Times and the Game is Not Over

New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis struck out four times on a total pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Friday night. It is the third time that he has  accomplished the feat this season. The game was suspended in the eighth-inning and will be resumed today. Davis may have an opportunity to whiff for the fifth time although manager Terry Collins may have a different idea for Davis who is now hitting .143. Some think it maybe time for Davis to get a whiff of the minor leagues. He is  1-for-his-last-42 (.024). Point made. “Not... 
 

Daniel Murphy Go-Ahead Homer Lifts Mets to Victory

New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy hit in the leadoff spot for the first time this season and made the best of it, slugging a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the eighth-inning to give the Mets a 4-3 lead en route to a victory over the Chicago Cubs. Murphy had a seven-game hitting streak entering the game, which was extended with the solo shot in the eighth-inning. In that eight-game span, Murphy has gone 14 for 32, batting .438 with two home runs and five RBI. Murphy has rebounded from a slow start to the month of May, following a solid... 
 

Noah Syndergaard Continues Hot Month of May

The past three MLB Amateur Drafts have produced great pitching talent, talent that has produced for MLB clubs throughout the minors and into the majors, such as with the early bloomers Matt Harvey and Chris Sale who have pitched brilliantly for their respective clubs. Noah Syndergaard supplemental first-round draft pick in 2010 for the Toronto Blue Jays, and acquired from Toronto in the R.A. Dickey trade by the New York Mets pitched effectively for High Class A St. Lucie on May 16 against Brevard County, working 6.2 innings while giving up two... 
 

Matt Harvey Dominates White Sox – Mets Win in 10

Matt Harvey  isn’t eligible for Rookie of the Year votes, But if he keeps on pitching like this a Cy Young Award may be in his future. Harvey allowed just one hit while striking out 12, but he took a no-decision as the Mets beat the White Sox 1-0 in 10 innings. Harvey allowed an infield single to Alex Rios with two outs in the seventh inning. Harvey lowered his ERA after seven starts to 1.28, his WHIP to 0.69. He also lowered his career marks after 17 major league starts to a 2.07 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. Fantasy Play:  Kudos to those For those... 
 

Yankees Francisco Cervelli Out With Broken Hand, Nova With Elbow Pain

The old adage of it’s going to get worse before it gets better certainly applies to the New York Yankees injury situation.  Five pitches into Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, catcher Francisco Cervelli was hit on the right hand with a foul tip  off the bat of Blue Jays leadoff hitter Rajai Davis. Cervelli left the game and was taken to the clubhouse for X-rays, which revealed a fracture. Cervelli will need surgery to repair the break, and he will miss a minimum of six weeks. To replace Cervelli, the Yankees will call up... 
 

Matt Harvey and Mets Beat Roy Halladay and Philles

Matt Harvey turned in seven innings, giving up one run on three hits and striking out nine, and John Buck hit a three-run homer and the Mets beat Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 in Philadelphia. Halladay gave up seven runs and six hits in 4+ innings of work.  He is now allowed 12 runs in 7 1/3 innings this season.  Halladay says he feels fine. “Ninety-five percent is mental,” Halladay said. “It’s simplifying and getting back to basics and not trying to force things.” Harvey improved to 2-0 on the season. “A... 
 

New York Mets Johan Santana May Need Shoulder Surgery

The New York Mets have been searching for luck since Endy Chavez made a catch in the 2006 NLCS. That search will continue longer as ace, Johan Santana, may have re-torn his throwing shoulder on Thursday. Santana, threw 199 innings and posted a 2.98 ERA for the Mets in 2010. He missed all of 2011 due to tearing the anterior capsule in his throwing shoulder and may require the exact same surgery again. If needed, it would mean the end of Santana’s 2013 campaign and he threw his last pitch in a Mets’ uniform. At 34 years of age, Santana... 
 

Mets’ Zack Wheeler Debut Delayed by Strained Oblique

The story line set to showcase Mets’ top pitching prospect, Zack Wheeler, against the player he was traded for, the Cardinals’ Carlos Beltran, will have to be shelved for now. Wheeler strained his oblique muscle on the right side while swinging a bat in the batting cage before the game. The strain lead to Wheeler’s scratch  and the injury is considered “nothing serious”. Wheeler said his oblique was “a little stiff” and nothing more. He is expected to make his next start. The righty is slated to start the... 
 

National League: Projected Platoons for 2013

With the ever rising cost of offense, more and more teams are looking to platoons as low-cost, high-reward options. The platoon is hardly a new managerial tool, but it seems as though there are more teams using the stat-heavy angle to leverage player’s stronger sides to enhance the team’s production–while also saving a penny or two in the process. Below is an in-depth, projected list of National League organizations and their respective platoons for 2013. Atlanta Braves: THIRD BASE -As much as the Braves like Juan Francisco‘s... 
 

New York Mets: 2013 Spring Training Preview Guide

Fresh off a 74-88 season in 2012, the New York Mets are in rebuilding mode, and in 2013 they could match or exceed last year’s loss total. Still, there is reason for optimism in Queens because of some bright young players. Third baseman David Wright, who is the cornerstone of the franchise, was inked to a long-term deal that could keep him in New York through 2020. The 30-year-old Wright hopes he can retire as a Met. The next great Mets team could be anchored by Wright, left fielder Lucas Duda, first baseman Ike Davis and catcher Travis d’Arnaud.... 
 

New York Mets Reach Agreement With Brandon Lyon

The New York Mets reached an agreement with reliever Brandon Lyon on a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal are not yet available. Lyon pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Houston Astros in 2012, compiling a 4-2 record with a 3.10 ERA in 67 appearances. Lyon will become part of the Mets bullpen that finished next to last in the major leagues with a 4.65 ERA in 2012.   The deal is contingent on Lyon passing a physical. General Manager Sandy Alderson  recently signed Pedro Feliciano, Scott Atchison and LaTroy Hawkins to minor-league... 
 

New York Mets: LaTroy Hawkins Has Shot at Roster Spot This Spring

The New York Mets inked veteran reliever, LaTroy Hawkins, to a minor league deal with a spring training invite on Thursday. Hawkins will compete to not only make the roster, but provide setup man innings with Bobby Parnell and Scott Atchison  as a bridge to Frank Francisco. New York has been busy rebuilding a bullpen which struggled at times in 2013. Atchison and Pedro Feliciano have also been brought to the Big Apple and join: Josh Edgin, Greg Burke, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia and Aaron Laffey as the spring competition. Hawkins is a natural... 
 

New York Mets Reach Agreement With Shaun Marcum

The New York Mets have reached an agreement with free-agent starting pitcher Shaun Marcum on a one-year deal, pending a physical. Marcum, 31, went 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 109 strikeouts in 124 innings in 2012 with the Milwaukee Brewers. Marcum went 13-7 with a 3.54 ERA in 2011. Marcum will join a Mets staff made up of, Johan Santana, Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee and Matt Harvey. The team has prospect Zack Wheeler in waiting who should now be starting the year at Triple-A Las Vegas. Coming off an injury plagued 2012 that limited Marcum... 
 

New York Mets: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Featuring a young core of homegrown names like David Wright, Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Jonathan Niese and Matt Harvey, the New York Mets bolstered their farm system with two key trades that yielded right-handed starting pitcher Zack Wheeler from San Francisco in 2011 and catcher Travis d’Arnaud and right-hander Noah Syndergaard from Toronto this offseason. The latter three names represent the prized trio in the Mets farm system, and two of them (Wheeler and d’Arnaud) can help the parent club this season. Syndergaard was the 38th overall... 
 

Mets GM Alderson Watches Brian Wilson in Private Work Out

New York Mets  general manager Sandy Alderson observed free agent closer Brian Wilson in a private workout and reportedly the Mets have strong interest in the former San Francisco Giants closer. The Mets current closer Frank Francisco  pitched to a 5.53 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP in 2012 for New York and is in the final year of his two-year, $12 million contract. If signed, Wilson would likely be inserted into the closer’s role and Francisco moved to the set-up man for the Mets. Wilson had Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April... 
 

Mets Reach Agreement with Andrew Brown: Minor League Deal

The New York Mets reached an agreement with right-handed hitting outfielder Andrew Brown on a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to big league spring training. Brown hit .232 with five homers in 46 games for Colorado last season. The Mets outfield is left-handed hitting heavy with Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter.Brown is a career .321/.414/.612 hitter  in the upper minors. The Mets acquired catcher Travis d’Arnaud, right-hander Noah Syndergaard, catcher John Buck from Toronto last month for reigning NL Cy Young  winner... 
 

Mets Should Sign Carlos Villanueva to Replace R.A. Dickey

Villanueva is one of the more versatile pitchers on the free agent market How does a team replace a starting pitcher who dazzled opposing batters with an almost un-hittable, floating pitch, won over fans with a quirky, folk-hero personality, and worked so hard to finally live-up to his former first-round pick status an incredible fourteen years after the fact? With R.A. Dickey presumably headed to the Toronto Blue Jays–seemingly any moment now–the Mets will have to find a replacement for Dickey’s innings in the rotation. As witnessed... 
 

R.A. Dickey Trade: Jays Set to Acquire NL Cy Young Winner from Mets

Deal is contingent on Dickey signing an extension with Toronto The New York Mets have agreed to send the reigning NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and a prospect to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Travis d’Arnaud, right-hander Noah Syndergaard, catcher John Buck and a prospect. The deal is contingent on Toronto being able to work out a contract extension with Dickey and they’ll have a negotiating window of 72 hours, expiring Tuesday at 2pm EST. Dickey is under contract for next season at $5 million. The... 
 

Aside from Trading or Extending R.A. Dickey, What Else Can the Mets Do?

Mets still need to field a full roster of competent players After re-signing David Wright to a lifetime contract, the Mets have now turned their attention to, simultaneously, contractually extending and evaluating the trade market for R.A. Dickey. Unlike Wright, trading Dickey would not have the same type of PR backlash, and additionally, the return would hypothetically fill a few voids. But the New York Mets have more than a few voids to fill. There’s also no guarantee that Dickey will actually be traded before the season starts or that the... 
 

Mets Demands for R.A. Dickey Not Reality

Dickey has become THE topic of discussion at the winter meetings According to sources the New York Mets have talked to at least eight teams, Royals, Orioles, Rangers, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Nationals, regarding the possible trade for National League Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey. The Nationals reached an agreement with free-agent Dan Haren earlier today so scratch their name off the list. The Mets are said to be negotiating with Dickey’s representatives on a two-year extension, which may turn out to be the best option... 
 

David Wright and Mets Agree On Extension – 8 Years $138 Million

Wright’s deal keeps him with the Mets through the 2020 season The New York Mets and third baseman David Wright finally reached an agreement on a contract extension that would keep the six-time All-Star with the Mets through the 2020 season. Without the extension Wright would be eligible for free agency after next season. Over the next eight seasons, the Mets will pay Wright a total of $138 million. The terms of the deal call for a seven-year, $122-million contract extension that will be tacked onto the $16 million owed to Wright next season,... 
 

R.A.Dickey Becomes First Knuckleballer to Win Cy Young Award

Dickey won 20 games on a Mets team that went 74-88 this past season The New York Mets R.A. Dickey received 27 of 32 first-place votes and 209 points overall to win the 2012 National League Cy Young Award as voted by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win the award. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw got two first-place votes and 96 points to finish second, and was followed by Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez who received one first-place vote and 93 points. “Clayton... 
 

Mets Pay OF Jason Bay $21 Million To Walk Away

Bay becomes a free agent with $21 million in his pocket Sometimes relationships just don’t work out. Sometimes broken relationships can get expensive. Such was the case with the New York Mets and Jason Bay. The two sides agreed to terminate Bay’s contract with one guaranteed season remaining. The deal makes Bay a free agent, and allows the team to spread out the $21 million it owes him. Bay signed four-year, $66 million deal before the 2010 season. The three-time All-Star hit .234 in three injury-plagued seasons with 26 homers and 124... 
 
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