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Mets shrug off unlucky Lottery, shift focus to 'enticing' 19th pick

December 5, 2023

NASHVILLE -- Crowded into a ballroom early Tuesday evening, a group of Mets executives had more at stake than most others around them. Major League Baseball’s annual Draft Lottery was about to begin at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, featuring its share of glitz. Country music star Brad

Mets not shopping for 3B, Baty among those vying for spot

December 4, 2023

NASHVILLE -- Over the past year-plus, the Mets have tried three different young players at third base. Most of the reps went to Brett Baty. Mark Vientos received some. Toward the end of last season, Ronny Mauricio took his turn. None of them presented themselves as the clear and obvious

Mets to pick 19th overall in 2024 Draft

December 5, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cleveland is on the clock. The Guardians were the big winners of Major League Baseball’s Draft Lottery on Tuesday, held at the Winter Meetings for the second straight season, winning the No. 1 pick in the 2024 Draft. It will be the first time Cleveland has selected

Injuries & Moves: Mets add reliever Tonkin (source)

1:39 AM EST

As the Mets turn their attention toward 2024, this page will continue to be updated throughout the offseason.

Waiting for 'dominoes to fall': Mets patient at Meetings

December 5, 2023

This story was excerpted from Anthony DiComo's Mets Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. NASHVILLE -- There’s little doubt the Mets have been active over the first month-plus of the offseason, inking starting pitcher Luis Severino and infielder

Mets shift focus ahead of Winter Meetings

December 1, 2023

This story was excerpted from Anthony DiComo’s Mets Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Mets add John Gibbons as bench coach

Richardson, Sarbaugh also joining new manager Mendoza's coaching staff
December 4, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rookie manager Carlos Mendoza will have heaps of experience alongside him in the Mets' dugout. The team hired longtime manager John Gibbons to serve as Mendoza’s bench coach on Monday. Antoan Richardson is the new first-base coach, José Rosado will coach the bullpen and Mike Sarbaugh will

1 Winter Meetings goal for each team

December 4, 2023

With the Winter Meetings set to open Sunday in Nashville, the temperature setting on the Hot Stove could be turned way up as executives from around baseball gather in one location. Whether it's getting a feel for what's possible this offseason or even making some big moves to propel their

Mets ink deal with former Yanks RHP Severino

New York also brings in utility man Wendle on one-year deal
December 1, 2023

NEW YORK -- A Mets team in dire need of starting pitching began filling that void with a former standout from its neighboring borough. The team signed right-hander Luis Severino to a one-year deal, the club announced Friday. The deal with is worth $13 million a source told, marking

Mets add Austin Adams to 'pen mix on 1-yr deal

November 30, 2023

NEW YORK -- A day after beginning the process of filling out their rotation, the Mets started to do the same with their bullpen. The team has come to agreement on a one-year deal with right-handed reliever Austin Adams, the Mets announced on Thursday, adding another arm to a mix

'I hope this is the year': Wagner on 9th chance at Cooperstown

November 30, 2023

NEW YORK -- Billy Wagner was a dominant closer from 1997-2010, and he has the stats to back up that statement. Two obvious examples: His 422 career saves are the sixth most in MLB history, and his 1,196 strikeouts are a league record for a left-handed reliever. Yet, Wagner continues

Each team's most recent Rule 5 keeper

November 30, 2023

While a solid percentage of picks in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft get at least some big league time the season following their selection, it’s not so easy to stick around for an entire year. Below is the last Rule 5 selection (or player traded for

Who is Yamamoto and why is he a good fit with the Mets?

November 28, 2023

This story was excerpted from Anthony DiComo’s Mets Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. From the Mets’ perspective, there may be no more intriguing Winter Meetings storyline than the pursuit of Yoshinobu Yamamoto. While rumors of Shohei Ohtani

Mets add three to Stearns' front-office staff

November 30, 2023

NEW YORK -- The Mets on Thursday formally announced a trio of high-ranking additions to their front office, all of whom president of baseball operations David Stearns recently hired to his cabinet: Eduardo Brizuela, Andy Green and Kris Gross. One of those, Brizuela, was part of Stearns' team in Milwaukee,

It's hard not to wonder if injuries didn't derail David Wright's Hall path

November 27, 2023

David Wright’s name is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this year. No one expects him to make it to Cooperstown because of a career cut short by injury. Wright played his last season in 2016, when he was still just 33. That was before he

30 intriguing Rule 5 Draft options -- 1 for each team

November 29, 2023

Two weeks ago, all 30 teams made decisions on which prospects to protect on their 40-man rosters. Trades can obviously be made to take up, or free up, space so teams can decide how active they want to be in this year's Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft,

Here is why each fanbase should be thankful

November 22, 2023

It’s Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble, everybody. It is a bit of a sportswriting trope, harking all the way back to the turn of the century (no, not that one, the previous turn of the century) when newspaper columnists would all sit down and write about what sports figures should be thankful

Former Mets catcher Ron Hodges dies at 74

November 24, 2023

NEW YORK -- Former catcher Ron Hodges, a veteran of 12 Major League seasons, has died following a brief illness, the Mets announced on Friday. He was 74. Hodges, a native of Rocky Mount, Va., was drafted by the Mets in the Secondary Phase of the 1972 MLB January Draft

Alvarez gives back at Metsgiving turkey event

November 21, 2023

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30 reasons to be thankful -- 1 for each farm system

November 23, 2023

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As promised, Lindor gets McNeil a new car ... 1 year later

November 20, 2023

NEW YORK -- In 2022, Jeff McNeil won the National League batting title. In 2023, he won a brand new car. Francisco Lindor has made good on his promise that if McNeil won the ’22 batting title, he would get his teammate a new set of wheels. The transaction finally

Tickets for London Series featuring Phillies-Mets on sale now

November 23, 2023

European baseball fans, here’s your next chance to catch an MLB game close to home. Tickets for the 2024 London Series between the Mets and Phillies are on sale now. London Series subscribers will be able to get their tickets for the two-game series, which will be played on June

Vogelbach's time with Mets comes to an end

Veteran DH not tendered contract at deadline; Guillorme also hits free agency
November 17, 2023

NEW YORK -- The Mets on Friday non-tendered designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach, ending the tenure of a player whose one-and-a-half-season run became synonymous with the disappointments of the franchise as a whole. With Vogelbach now a free agent, the Mets will look for other options to fill their vacant DH