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Lukas Vlahos

Mets select Kyle Dowdy in Rule 5 Draft

The Mets also made two selections in the minor league portion of the draft.

With the 11th pick of the 2018 Rule 5 draft, the Mets selected RHP Kyle Dowdy from the Indians. The Mets also made two selections in the minor league portion of the draft, selecting outfielder Braxton Lee from the Marlins and catcher Mitch Ghelfi from the Angels. No Mets were taken in the draft.

Dowdy, 25, was acquired from Detroit along with Leonys Martin at the deadline last year. His results in Triple-A with the...

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Report: Mets agree to sign Jeurys Familia

The Mets are turning to an old friend to reinforce their bullpen, as the club has reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent right-hander Jeurys Familia, Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports (via Twitter). The contract is pending a physical.  MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reports that it will be a three-year pact, while The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that Familia will earn $30M over the course of the contract (all Twitter links). Familia is represented by the ACES agency. Originally...

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Vasilis Drimalitis

Mets bring back Jeurys Familia on a three-year deal

Familia will return to the Mets to serve as the setup man ahead of Edwin Diaz

The New York Mets have taken the next step towards fixing their beleaguered bullpen by signing Jeurys Familia to a three-year deal, pending a physical. The news broke late last night at around 2:20am ET and was first reported by Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. The deal is expected to be in the neighborhood of $25 million, according to Tim Healey.

Familia spent the first six-and-a-half seasons of his career with the Mets and...

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Linda Surovich

Mets Morning News for December 13, 2018

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Jeurys Familia is reportedly on his way back to the team. He has reportedly agreed to a $30 million contract that will keep him in Queens for the next three years.

The Mets remain interested in acquiring J.T. Realmuto but the Reds have reportedly jumped into the fray as well.

Realmuto comes with a high price tag but he is worth it.

The Mets are certainly going for it, but so are the other teams in the...

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Report: Yankees could have traded Gary Sanchez to Mets

Rumors about a discussed three-team trade between the Mets, Marlins, and Yankees set the baseball world abuzz on Monday, though most recent reports have cast those talks as much more speculative in nature. If Mets fans were stunned at the idea of Noah Syndergaard potentially going to the Yankees as part of those three-team rumors, how would Yankees fans feel about Gary Sanchez going to Citi Field?   The Athletic’s Marc Carig reports that one of the many permutations of the...

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David Capobianco

Mets not making progress on Realmuto talks, met with Adam Jones

Day three of the Winter Meetings continues with more rumors and less action.

The Mets continue to explore all options to improve their team as the Winter Meetings continues through its third day. While not much has actually materialized thus far, it doesn’t appear to be for a lack of effort on Brodie Van Wagenen’s part to get something done.

While the team has reportedly been very aggressive on J.T. Realmuto all week long, reports are now saying that their talks with both the Yankees...

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Kory Powell

Mets Morning News for December 12, 2018

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Though a three-team deal appears to be less likely, the Mets are still being very aggressive in trying to acquire Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Meanwhile, Yasmani Grandal has been reported as “a real possibility” for the Mets if they fail to land Realmuto.

The Rangers have reached out to the Mets about young, controllable pitching.

Amidst his name circulating around trade rumors, Amed Rosario is...

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Allison McCague

Mets catching rumors: still aggressive on Realmuto, three-team deal less likely, checking in on Grandal and Ramos

The Mets have also been linked to Yasmani Grandal and Wilson Ramos, but J.T. Realmuto still appears to be their top target.

Last night, news broke that the Mets were exploring a three-team deal with the Marlins and the Yankees that would potentially put J.T. Realmuto in Queens and Noah Syndergaard in pinstripes, with prospects also changing hands. These rumors persisted throughout the day today, with Miguel Andujar’s name also being mentioned as a possible piece of the deal; the Yankees...

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Mets, White Sox Interested In Yasmani Grandal

The Mets are focused on acquiring catcher J.T. Realmuto, but they seem to have a fallback plan behind the plate if those talks collapse. Free agent Yasmani Grandal has emerged as a “strong possibility” for the Mets, Andy Martino of SNY tweets. Likewise, the White Sox are “looking at” Grandal, per Buster Olney of ESPN. The 30-year-old Grandal, who has spent his career with the Padres and Dodgers, ranks as the top catcher available in free agency this winter. MLBTR predicts Grandal...

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Three-team trade talks involving Yankees, Marlins, Mets have stalled

Baseball fans hoping to see a blockbuster three-team deal between the New York Mets, New York Yankees  and Miami Marlins will have to be patient. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, progress is not being made on the deal. Any (or all) of the potential teams being hesitant would not be surprising. While J.T. Realmuto wouldn’t seem to have any long-term future in Miami, the Marlins don’t need to rush to trade him. He’s under contract through the 2020 season. There’s also a great deal...

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Vasilis Drimalitis

Mets are one of three teams in the mix for Realmuto

The Mets are continuing their pursuit of the Marlins’ All-Star catcher.

Late last night, a rumor broke that the New York Mets had discussed a three-team deal with the New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins involving J.T. Realmuto coming to the Mets and Noah Syndergaard going to the Yankees. While this is being regarded more of a “long shot scenario”, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reported this morning that the Mets are considered one of three teams in the mix for the Marlins’ All-Star...

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Report: Mets 'in the mix' for J.T. Realmuto

Though earlier reports suggested the Mets’ pursuit of catcher J.T. Realmuto was a “long shot,” MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro tweets that the team is “considered” one of only three teams (with the other two not yet known) “in the mix” for the 27-year-old.  The whirlwind of activity surrounding the star backstop, at this point, seems matched only by the Mets’ frantic pursuit of blockbuster deals in all directions, so the potential intersection of the two remains a fascinating...

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Jonathan Maseng

Mets Morning News for December 11, 2018

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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The Mets have apparently been discussing a potential multi-team trade that would see the Mets net J.T. Realmuto and some unknown players and send Noah Syndergaard to the Yankees.

Brodie Van Wagenen earlier told SNY that the team wouldn’t look to acquire Realmuto by creating another hole in their lineup.

The Mets have shown interest in free agent reliever Joe Kelly.

A catching upgrade still seems to...

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Chris McShane

Mets have discussed three-team trade with Yankees, Marlins

The Mets would land J.T. Realmuto, but there are no other specifics on the talks at the moment.

The Mets have discussed a three-team trade with the Yankees and Marlins that would bring catcher J.T. Realmuto to Queens, per Ken Rosenthal. And in the same tweet, Rosenthal says that it’s “not known if Noah Syndergaard is involved” in the talks and that the Mets wouldn’t part with him if they were only getting Realmuto back.

SNY’s Andy Martino says that the Mets and Yankees are...

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Mets had discussions with catcher Wilson Ramos

The Mets had a meeting with Wilson Ramos and his camp today, the New York Post’s Mike Puma reports (via Twitter). While the Mets are known to be exploring the catching market, some reports characterized Ramos as something of a secondary target for New York due to concerns about his lengthy injury history and his defense. Still, it can’t hurt for the club to touch base with Ramos to see if there’s a fit, especially since talks between the Mets and Martin Maldonado (reportedly atop...

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Vasilis Drimalitis

Mets among teams interested in reliever Joe Kelly

Kelly struggled during the regular season but put together a solid postseason for the world champion Red Sox

The New York Mets are among the teams who are interested in free agent reliever Joe Kelly, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Along with the Mets and the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox are rumored to be pursuing the right-hander.

Kelly—who was originally a starting pitcher and officially transitioned to the bullpen in 2016—was inconsistent...

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Lukas Vlahos

Winter Meetings shopping list for the New York Mets

What should the Mets be looking for heading into the Winter Meetings?

The Mets got their offseason off to a fast start, acquiring Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano two weeks before the Winter Meetings. The NL East figures to be one of the most competitive divisions in baseball, however, and the Mets will need to keep adding. With the Winter Meetings starting today, here’s a shopping list, sorted roughly by priority, that Brodie Van Wagenen should try to fill out over the next week:

1 - Another...

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Mets reportedly need huge offer to consider Noah Syndergaard trade

All that chatter about a potential Noah Syndergaard trade appears to have been for naught. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, executives who have inquired with the New York Mets about Sundergaard have found that the team would need to be overwhelmed to even consider trading him now. The combination of the Robinson Cano trade and the fact that Syndergaard could be put on the market ahead of the deadline if the Mets fail to make an impact have led to the stance. Sherman notes that...

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Six MLB hitters who must build off a strong second half

MLB’s regular season is a marathon, not a sprint. A fast start doesn’t guarantee a career year and a slow start doesn’t mean a player is going to consistently struggle. Sometimes, all it takes is one pitch for a hitter to go on a hot streak. The following six hitters each had varying levels of expectations for the 2018 season, but they all have one thing in common: their year didn’t exactly get off to a fast start. They each used the All-Star break to take a breath, refocus, and at...

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Richard Staff

Mets Morning News for December 10, 2018

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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The Mets swiped Zach Weber from the Milwaukee Brewers to be their new Manager of Media Relations.

A slew of coaching moves were announced as Chili Davis takes over as hitting coach, Chuck Hernandez as the bullpen coach, and Luis Rojas mans the new quality control coach position.

The Mets have been rumored to have interest in free agent reliever David Robertson.

Anthony DiComo gives us a preview of...

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