New York Mets

Callaway connection 'a big deal' for Bruce
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Early in the offseason, long before Jay Bruce fit together the puzzle pieces of his free agency, he spoke on the phone with Mickey Callaway. Recently hired as the Mets’ manager, Callaway had come to know Bruce during the outfielder’s brief tenure in Cleveland late last season. He outlined to Bruce his ideas and expectations […]

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Mets expect Conforto to return around May 1
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Although the Mets spoke briefly with Jay Bruce about playing some first base this season, it appears their need for him will be greatest in the outfield. The Mets do not expect Michael Conforto to return until around May 1, general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday, placing the most concrete timetable yet on the outfielder’s […]

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Mets sign Bruce to three-year contract
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The Mets announced Tuesday night they signed free agent Jay Bruce to a three-year deal, which is worth $39 million, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand last week.

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Mets' success rides on arms of starters
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As the Mets attempt to improve their team at the margins this offseason, shoring up their infield and outfield depth, the unspoken truth is that much of this only matters if the starting pitching succeeds. The Mets, at their core, are a team built around starting pitching. The fulcrum of their 2018 success — or […]

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Inbox: How do Gonzo, Bruce affect Mets at 1B?
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Finally, some action. The Mets made their first significant waves of the offseason last week, reportedly inking both Jay Bruce and Adrian Gonzalez to contracts that should become official in the coming days.

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Mets, A-Gon reportedly agree to deal
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The Mets will sign free-agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pending a physical, according to USA TODAY Sports.

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Lagares' glove may be key to Mets' defense
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Juan Lagares remains one of the most elite defensive gloves in baseball, but a combination of injuries and poor hitting has prevented him from everyday play. Headed into 2018, this might be his last best change to be a starter — and the Mets badly need him.

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deGrom, Thor, Harvey among Mets with raises
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The Mets have avoided arbitration with six of their eligible players, reportedly agreeing to 2018 contracts with Jacob deGrom, Travis d’Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Matt Harvey, Hansel Robles and Noah Syndergaard.

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Source: Mets, Bruce reunite on 3-year deal
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Three-time All-Star outfielder Jay Bruce is set to reunite with the Mets. The veteran outfielder has come to terms on a three-year, $39 million deal to return to New York, pending a physical, a source confirmed to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The club has not yet confirmed.

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Bruce addition could kick-start Mets' push in '18
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Bringing back Jay Bruce could be the move that helps get the Mets, a disappointment in 2017, on their way to getting back in contention in 2018 — especially if a lot of “what ifs” pan out.

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Mets' bullpen has potential to dominate
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For months, the Mets have made move after move with an eye toward improving both their bullpen’s effectiveness and depth. The club acquired former Marlins closer AJ Ramos and a cadre of young high-upside arms in a flurry of trades last summer. They also signed free agent Anthony Swarzak this offseason.

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Healthy rotation key to Mets' success in 2018
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It may sound strange, especially for a team that finished near the bottom in baseball in preventing runs, but the Mets remain a club built around pitching.

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