The Mets saw firsthand this year how impactful Major League Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings Auction can be. Founded more than half a decade ago, the event last year benefited the family of late Mets staffer Shannon Forde, whose hometown of Little Ferry, N.J., received a brand new softball complex in her name.
A sluggish few weeks of free-agent signings received a jolt Sunday, when those filing into the lobby of the Dolphin Hotel for the start of the Winter Meetings learned that relievers Brandon Morrow and Luke Gregerson had reportedly agreed to deals with the Cubs and Cardinals, respectively.
The Mets have been notably quiet as baseball’s Hot Stove has begun to simmer. Shohei Ohtani has picked the Angels as his team. Giancarlo Stanton is heading to the Yankees, flipping the offseason on its side. But the Mets have done nothing of note since hiring manager Mickey Callaway in October. That is likely to […]
Heading into the 2013 Winter Meetings, the Mets were coming off consecutive 88-loss seasons. They had not sniffed second place in the National League East since ’08, which also happened to be the last time they were involved in a serious postseason race.
Given their budget, the Mets are not primed to make baseball’s biggest Hot Stove splashes this season. They will acquire multiple players, with a focus on bullpen help. But the team that reports to Port St. Lucie, Fla., in February is bound to look similar to the one that parted ways last October.
The first five weeks of the Hot Stove season may have come and gone quietly for the Mets, but that is about to change. A team in need of multiple significant pieces is bound to spring into action soon, with the baseball industry’s annual Winter Meetings providing the proper atmosphere next week in Lake Buena […]
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For many teams around baseball no longer in the running to sign Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese free agent’s narrowing of the field means a chance to pivot to other starting-pitching options. Not so for the Mets, who are unlikely to pursue other starters this offseason.
It may be impossible to predict what Matt Harvey will do in 2018, save for this: whatever he does, Harvey will do it for the Mets. The club tendered all nine of its arbitration-eligible players contracts on Friday, including Harvey, who is coming off his worst season as a professional.
Nearly every day since season’s end, Amed Rosario has spoken to Jose Reyes. The two text frequently about baseball and life. Perhaps no one is more interested in having Reyes return to the Mets than Rosario.
When asked about Dominic Smith earlier this month at the General Managers Meetings in Orlando, Fla., Sandy Alderson left little room for interpretation. He said that Smith “didn’t win” the Mets’ first base job with his performance down the stretch.
Though he spent many summers of his youth traveling to Florida for baseball leagues, Tomas Nido did not permanently move from Puerto Rico until his junior year of high school. It was there, at Orangewood Christian High School outside Orlando, that Nido developed into an eighth-round Draft pick and top-10 prospect of the Mets.