New York Mets

Source: Mets nearing deal with De Aza
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The Mets are close to signing free-agent outfielder Alejandro De Aza, according to an MLB.com source.

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Colon proving age doesn't matter
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The older I get, the more I love older baseball players. So imagine my joy this week when the Mets showed brilliance by bringing back Bartolo Colon for another season. He and his right arm will turn 43 in May.

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Mets begin partnership with Coca-Cola
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The Mets made their new relationship with Coca-Cola official on Monday, in a sponsorship deal that will replace Citi Field’s Pepsi Porch with a “Coca-Cola themed seating area.” The two companies made the announcement during opening bell ceremonies at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Alderson diagnosed with treatable cancer
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The Mets have announced that general manager Sandy Alderson is battling cancer.

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Flores hit by pitch, fractures left ankle
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Shortstop Wilmer Flores will spend the next few weeks in a boot after fracturing a bone in his left ankle during winter ball, the Mets revealed Tuesday. Team doctors expect him to be ready for the start of Spring Training.

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Mets zeroing in on bullpen help
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The fact that the Mets at least floated the possibility last summer of trading for Aroldis Chapman speaks volumes about their relief strategy going forward. Though the Mets were solid in that area last season, they were not spectacular, and so they are overturning plenty of stones in their quest to improve.

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Mets lose right-hander Bowman in Rule 5 Draft
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Faced with a 40-man roster crunch, New York left No. 19 prospect Matt Bowman unprotected in the Rule 5 Draft, then watched St. Louis snap him up Thursday with the 11th overall pick.

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Mets acquire 2B Walker from Bucs
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Less than a day after missing out on their top free-agent target, Ben Zobrist, the Mets swung a deal to fill their second-base void, trading left-hander Jon Niese to the Pirates in exchange for Neil Walker.

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Walker trade signals end of an era for Mets
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The trade for Neil Walker not only sent off Jon Niese, who had been in the organization for more than a decade, it ensured that Daniel Murphy will not return.

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Niese's exit may open door to Bartolo's return
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With Jon Niese departed, the Mets have no obvious fifth starter, making it possible that they could reunite with Bartolo Colon.

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Mets make 2-year deal with A. Cabrera official
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The Mets have agreed to terms on a two-year, $18.5 million deal for infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, with a third-year team option.

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Mets bolster infield at Meetings, eye additions
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New York came into the Winter Meetings craving versatility and missed out on Zobrist — their primary target. But the Mets regrouped quickly enough to achieve their goals anyway, trading for second baseman Neil Walker and agreeing to terms on a two-year deal for shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.

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