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A familiar face could be Mets’ best addition at second base

Neil Walker was traded from the Mets for a chance to play meaningful games over the final two months of last season, but now team officials are wondering if he might consider a reunion. The free-agent infielder remains high on the Mets’ list of possibilities to fill their opening at second base, according to industry...

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Which Position is More Important For Mets to Upgrade?

Even before the New York Mets season ended, fans and I’m sure the front office, were already discussing what the team could do to turn it around in 2018. Before looking at specific players to add, you must decide which positions you think the team needs the upgrade at the most. It’s obvious the Mets need pitching, whether it’s two or three bullpen arms or a reliever and a veteran starter. Bottom line, we can all agree the Mets pitching depth needs to be significantly deeper going into...

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Prospect Profile: Funky Reliever Matt Pobereyko

Matt Pobereyko began the 2017 baseball season the same way he started the 2016 season, pitching for the Florence Freedom in the Frontier League. For the second straight season, the right-hander dominated the independent league and was signed by a major league affiliate. This time by the New York Mets in June and assigned him to the A-Ball Columbia Fireflies. Pobereyko, 25, pitched only 34.1 innings but that was enough to make a strong impression on the Mets organization. He struck out 53...

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The Mets should think twice before trading Steven Matz

Lefties are an odd bunch. So in demand, yet, as prospects, they often don’t develop as predictably as their right-handed counter parts. While some elite lefties come out of the gate strong like Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale and Cole Hamels, many need a few years to find their groove. Be it mechanics, control or injuries, even some Hall of Fame lefties struggled in their first few seasons in the big leagues. Randy Johnson went on to become perhaps the most dominant left-handed pitcher...

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Mets Black Friday wishlist: What are they shopping for?

A list of toolsy players to help the Mets re-tool.

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Smith, Alonso Among Mets Minor League Organizational All-Stars

MiLB.com has amassed their list of the Mets minor league players who had the best 2017 campaigns. As noted in their piece, this list is not comprised on the weight of a prospect’s status within an organization, but rather based on how well they performed on the field. C Kevin Plawecki Level: Las Vegas & MLBMiLB Stats: .328/.375/.514, 17 2B, 3B, 9 HR, 45 RBIMLB Stats: .260/.364/.400, 5 2B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, SB 1B Dominic Smith Level: Las Vegas & MLBMiLB Stats: .330/.386/.519, 34 2B, 2 3B, 16...

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Latest On Mets’ Search For Relievers

Though the free agent market has basically not yet budged, that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been movement behind the scenes. The Mets, for instance, are working hard to land multiple veteran relievers, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. There’s particular interest, Puma writes (expanding upon his prior report), in veteran righty Bryan Shaw. The durable veteran worked with new Mets manager Mickey Callaway, who was previously the Indians’ pitching coach. That fact clearly gives...

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Mets Morning News: Mets interested in a couple of free agent relievers

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

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The Mets signed outfielder Zach Borenstein to a minor league contract.

The team is still looking to improve the bullpen and they are looking at two relievers who have ties to Mickey Callaway.

Callaway also believes he can get Matt Harvey back on track.

A healthy Yoenis Cepedes would greatly improve the outlook for the 2018 season, and it seems he is fully recovered from his hamstring...

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Holy Met-rimony: What the Mets have been up to over the offseason

The Mets have gotten engaged, married, gone on vacation and prepared for babies during the offseason.

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Jonathan Maseng

Mets still interested in Bryan Shaw, could make bullpen moves soon

Could Mickey Callaway bring in a familiar face to shore up the Mets’ bullpen?

The Mets might be particularly high on one relief pitcher: Bryan Shaw. Mike Puma of the Post reported that Shaw is the name he’s hearing mentioned a lot in connection with the Mets.

Shaw has ties to new Mets manager Mickey Callaway, and it wouldn’t be surprising if there were a reunion. Shaw was extremely durable during his time in Cleveland and led the American League in appearances in three out of the last...

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Mets sign OF Zach Borenstein to minor league contract

The 27-year old outfielder will be in big league spring training and is likely to serve as depth in Triple-A Las Vegas. In a move to shore up their depleted Triple-A outfield depth, the Mets announced on Wednesday morning that they inked outfielder Zach Borenstein to a minor league contract. The deal also includes an invitation to big league spring training. The 27-year old minor league veteran spent 2017 with the Reno Aces in the Diamondbacks organization and has yet to play in the big...

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Steve Schreiber

Mets sign OF Zach Borenstein to minor league contract

The 27-year old outfielder will be in big league spring training and is likely to serve as depth in Triple-A Las Vegas.

In a move to shore up their depleted Triple-A outfield depth, the Mets announced on Wednesday morning that they inked outfielder Zach Borenstein to a minor league contract. The deal also includes an invitation to big league spring training. The 27-year old minor league veteran spent 2017 with the Reno Aces in the Diamondbacks organization and has yet to play in the big...

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Mets Sign Zach Borenstein to Minors Deal

After bringing in RHP Matt Purke on a minor league deal late last week, the Mets have made another move, signing veteran outfielder Zach Borenstein on Wednesday, the team announced. The 27-year-old’s contract includes an invite to major league Spring Training. 2018 will be Borenstein’s eighth as a pro, after he was selected by the Angels in the 23rd round of the 2011 draft. He spent just over three years with Los Angeles before getting shipped to Arizona in exchange for two major...

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Mets eyeing two relievers who’ve worked with Mickey Callaway

In a quiet holiday week, the Mets are getting a better idea about the free-agent bullpen landscape. One proven reliever is imperative to augment Jeurys Familia, AJ Ramos and Jerry Blevins in the late innings next season. Ideally, general manager Sandy Alderson — who has spoken about his desire to limit many of his starting...

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2017 Mets Report Card: Steven Matz, LHP

Steven Matz, LHP Player Data: Age: 26, B/T: L/L, Free Agency: 2022 2017 Primary Stats: 2-7 Record, 13 GS, 66.2 IP, 6.08 ERA, 5.05 FIP, 1.530 WHIP, 6.5 K/9, -0.2 WAR 2018 Contract Status: Pre-Arbitration Grade: D- 2017 Review: My first instinct was to give Steven Matz an incomplete, but then decided that 13 starts is a pretty significant sample size for a starting pitcher. I didn’t flunk him because he was injured, but his numbers were still very poor. It wasn’t the smoothest of...

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Mets pad OF depth with Borenstein signing

The Mets added a bit of outfield depth to their organization on Wednesday, signing Zach Borenstein to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training.

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Mets Sign Outfielder Zach Borenstein to Minor League Deal

The New York Mets announced Wednesday they have inked outfielder Zach Borenstein to a minor league deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Borenstein, 27, has spent the last two seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate the Reno Aces. In 2017, he appeared in 122 games and hit .279/.351/.573 with 24 homers and 94 RBI in 433 plate appearances. The Illinois native was originally selected in the 23rd round of the 2011 draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He...

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WATCH: Is a New York Mets trade for Ian Kinsler a good idea?

On SNY's Baseball Night in New York, the crew sounds off on the recent rumors that the New York Mets have engaged the Detroit Tigers in trade talks for second baseman Ian Kinsler.

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Mets360 2017 projection review: Noah Syndergaard

The next entry in our preseason projection review series is a tragic tale in more ways than one. You see, Noah Syndergaard was primed to take over the New York rotation by continuing to establish himself as one of the most dominant hurlers in baseball. He was excited by this, as were fans. In fact, our Mets360 projections for him were incredibly positive: IP – 182.2 ERA – 2.75 K – 225 BB – 51 HR – 14 FIP – 2.61 BABIP – .301 He sought to take things up a notch even further by...

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Logan Morrison might be an undervalued first base option

LoMo had a great 2017, but can he continue his success?

It has seemed more and more likely that the Mets are intent on finding a starting first baseman this offseason. Between Lucas Duda’s departure and Dominic Smith’s poor play during the second half of the year, there’s a clear need at the position. The Mets could do worse than signing Logan Morrison, but there is definitely some risk involved.

Entering his age-30 season, Morrison is coming off a career year with the Tampa Bay Rays...

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