Battle of the Old Home Town vs New

In short, Santana makes for a curious Hall case

New York Mets News - January 19, 2018 - 7:02pm
How long does someone have to be truly great to merit entry into the Hall of Fame? In the case of Johan Santana, from 2003 to 2008 -- six seasons -- he was absolutely the best pitcher in baseball, and nobody was all that close.

Uncertainty clouds Wright's comeback hopes

New York Mets News - January 19, 2018 - 6:05pm
The reality is that David Wright does not know if he will ever be a productive Major League Baseball player again. He does not know when, or if, he will next see the field. He does not know what his future holds, if there is even any future left for him as the Mets' third baseman.

Tebow headlines Mets' spring camp NRIs

New York Mets News - January 19, 2018 - 9:47am
Tim Tebow is about to receive his most significant exposure yet to top-level baseball competition. The Mets announced Friday that they have invited Tebow to Major League Spring Training, giving the former college and professional football star another opportunity to stride forward in his baseball career.

Alonso among top prospects at first base

New York Mets News - January 18, 2018 - 8:58pm
Quite suddenly at first base, the Mets appear well-heeled. Five-time All-Star Adrian Gonzalez will man the position most days in April. Wilmer Flores remains a steady option against left-handed pitchers. Dominic Smith is still the Mets' first baseman of the future, in the organization's eyes -- and a promising one at that.

Mets sign A-Gon to one-year deal

New York Mets News - January 18, 2018 - 1:30pm
The Mets may still consider Dominic Smith their first baseman of the future, but he is no longer their first baseman of the present.

Mets expect Conforto to return around May 1

New York Mets News - January 17, 2018 - 10:18am
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 return from left shoulder surgery.

Callaway connection 'a big deal' for Bruce

New York Mets News - January 17, 2018 - 9:55am
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 for his new role.

Reyes, Syndergaard earn superlatives

New York Mets News - January 17, 2018 - 6:26am
Could Jerry Blevins be the next great manager?

Mets sign Bruce to three-year contract

New York Mets News - January 16, 2018 - 5:20pm
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.

Mets' success rides on arms of starters

New York Mets News - January 16, 2018 - 11:42am
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 lack thereof -- remains their rotation.

Inbox: How do A-Gon, Bruce affect Mets at 1B?

New York Mets News - January 15, 2018 - 11:11am
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.

Guillorme lands on Pipeline's All-Defense Team

New York Mets News - January 14, 2018 - 3:10pm
Jim Callis asked numerous front-office executives to identify baseball's best defensive prospect to help determine MLB Pipeline's 2018 All-Defense Team.

Mets, A-Gon reportedly agree to deal

New York Mets News - January 13, 2018 - 7:05pm
The Mets will sign free-agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pending a physical, according to USA TODAY Sports.

deGrom, Thor, Harvey among Mets with raises

New York Mets News - January 13, 2018 - 7:17am
The Mets have avoided arbitration with eight eligible players, agreeing to 2018 contracts with Jacob deGrom, Travis d'Arnaud, Jeurys Familia, Wilmer Flores, Matt Harvey, AJ Ramos, Hansel Robles and Noah Syndergaard.

deGrom, Thor, Harvey among Mets with raises

New York Mets News - January 12, 2018 - 5:32pm
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.

Lagares' glove may be key to Mets' defense

New York Mets News - January 12, 2018 - 9:59am
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.

T.J. among Munson Awards honorees

New York Mets News - January 11, 2018 - 11:37am
A tandem of standout switch-hitters from Puerto Rico are set to be honored at the 38th annual Thurman Munson Awards dinner, where Carlos Beltran and Jorge Posada will be presented with the prestigious 'Thurman Legend' award.

Bruce addition could kick-start Mets' push in '18

New York Mets News - January 10, 2018 - 8:01pm
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.

Source: Mets, Bruce reunite on 3-year deal

New York Mets News - January 10, 2018 - 6:53pm
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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