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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
The Mets will sign free-agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pending a physical, according to USA TODAY Sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.