New York Mets

Mets sign reliever Swarzak to two-year deal
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Bent on improving and emphasizing the back end of their bullpen, the Mets on Wednesday struck their first deal of the Winter Meetings, reaching agreement with free-agent reliever Anthony Swarzak on a two-year deal worth $14 million, according to a source. The Mets have not confirmed the deal.

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Mets sign Lobaton to Minor League deal
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The Mets made a move to shore up their catching depth on Friday, signing switch-hitting backstop Jose Lobaton to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

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Mets make progress in 'pen, but work left to do
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At the offseason’s outset, the Mets made relief help their top priority. Seeking a fourth elite arm to pair with Jeurys Familia, AJ Ramos and Jerry Blevins at the back of their bullpen, New York browsed around before springing for right-hander Anthony Swarzak at the Winter Meetings.

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Conforto exercises patience as strength builds
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On the gray days, as the weather chilled in Michael Conforto’s native Seattle, the Mets outfielder finds the bat he keeps inside his apartment, and instead of pacing, he’ll pick it up. The grip, for a second, both somewhat satisfies his itch and intensifies the next one.

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Source: Mets agree with reliever Swarzak
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Bent on improving and emphasizing the back end of their bullpen, the Mets on Wednesday struck their first deal of the Winter Meetings, reaching agreement with free-agent reliever Anthony Swarzak on a two-year deal worth $14 million, according to a source. The Mets have not confirmed the deal.

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Winter Meetings interview with Mickey Callaway
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.

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Mets appear likely to keep Harvey in the fold
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Matt Harvey rumors may have pervaded the Dolphin Hotel’s lobby floor this week, but general manager Sandy Alderson on Tuesday painted a less freewheeling picture of the Mets’ interest in moving the former All-Star starter.

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Callaway keeping Mets' closer role open
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When Jeurys Familia returned from arterial surgery late last summer, the Mets made a point of being cautious with him. Initially, the team shied away from deploying Familia in high-leverage spots, using trade acquisition AJ Ramos in save situations instead. Even after that restriction faded, the Mets never completely removed the bubble-wrap from their one-time […]

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Mets receiving calls on former All-Star Harvey
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The past two seasons may have dented Matt Harvey’s reputation as one of the game’s top pitchers. But they have not erased rival teams’ interest in his services.

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Unique experiences up for bid in WM Auction
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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.

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Mets won't overpay, overcommit for 'pen help
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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.

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Mets could be active as Winter Meetings begin
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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 […]

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