New York Mets Wiretap

Mets Offered Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson To Orioles For Reliever

Dec 5, 2016 9:02 AM

The New York Mets offered Curtis Granderson or Jay Bruce to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a reliever, but talks didn't advance.

New York reportedly wanted a "high-end reliever," which means the offer may have been for Brad Brach, Mychal Givens or even Zach Britton.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Fielding Calls On Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson

Dec 1, 2016 8:22 AM

The New York Mets have begun fielding calls on Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson now that they've re-signed Yoenis Cespedes.

The club's preference is to trade Bruce, according to multiple sources.

The Mets appear to be looking for a reliever or a collection or prospects in return.

"We're always looking for value, whether that's in the form of a Major League-ready player or a prospect," Sandy Alderson said.

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Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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No-Trade Clause In Deal With Mets Was Key For Yoenis Cespedes

Dec 1, 2016 8:11 AM

Yoenis Cespedes would not have returned to the New York Mets without a full no-trade clause as part of his new four-year, $110 million contract, according to his agent.

"Without the ability to secure his future here, he wouldn't have signed here," Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday. "That was absolutely a deal point that had to be part of the contract."

Since arriving from Cuba for the 2012 season, Cespedes has been traded away by three teams and twice become a free agent after contracts with the Mets expired.

"I've experienced that now several times with Oakland, Boston, Detroit and then coming here," Cespedes said through an interpreter. "I didn't like that feeling of just when I was starting to get comfortable with the team that I could be gone. So that was a very important part for me."

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Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yoenis Cespedes Agrees To Four-Year, $110M Deal With Mets

Nov 29, 2016 2:30 PM

Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to re-sign with the New York Mets on a four-year, $110 million deal.

The annual average will be the seventh highest in MLB history.

Miguel Cabrera is the only position player with a high annual average that Cespedes' $27.5 million.

Cespedes will also receive a full no-trade clause in the deal.

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Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Yoenis Cespedes Could Receive Five-Year Deal

Nov 23, 2016 8:01 AM

The New York Mets remain optimistic that they can re-sign Yoenis Cespedes, but the growing sense is that the slugger will receive a five-year offer on the open market.

Cespedes opted out of his contract with the Mets earlier this month to seek a longer deal.

The Mets would prefer to sign Cespedes to a four-year contract worth north of $100 million, according to a source.

The San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals have been mentioned as suitors for Cespedes.

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Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Jeurys Familia's Wife Wants Charges Dropped

Nov 19, 2016 1:24 AM

The wife of Mets closer Jeurys Familia has requested the simple-assault charge against her husband be dropped, the prosecutor in the domestic-violence case against Familia told Newsday.

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Tags: New York Mets, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Market For Yoenis Cespedes Is Shrinking

Nov 18, 2016 6:48 AM

The market for Yoenis Cespedes is shrinking and is down to the New York Mets and three other teams, according to a report.

The New York Yankees have also been linked to Cespedes in recent days.

Cespedes is expected to sign in early December.

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Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mets Expect To 'Wait A While' On Yoenis Cespedes

Nov 17, 2016 7:02 AM

The New York Mets want to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes after he opted out of his contract earlier this month.

"I think we've said as an organization that we'd like to have him back," Sandy Alderson told WOR 710. "But free agency provides its own sort of intrigue. We'll see where things take us. I think we're, in one sense, in a better position than we were last year because Yoenis has been with us now for a little less than a year and a half and [he's] much more familiar with the organization and his teammates and the city than he was before. I think by all indications he's happy with all three of those elements and would like to come back. Whether we can figure something out will depend on those things, which are positive, and the market, which is undetermined at this point.

"I think we're going to have to wait a while to see how this turns out. But he wants to be back. I think we'd like to have him back. But there are certain limits that every team faces and certain realities that every player has to take into account. Some of them are financial. Some are not. We'll just have to see how it goes."

Alderson has remained in contact with Cespedes' agent, but not directly with the outfielder.

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Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mets Have Inquired About Jose Bautista, Dexter Fowler

Nov 16, 2016 8:07 AM

The New York Mets have engaged in preliminary talks on Jose Bautista and Dexter Fowler, according to a report.

The Mets are still hoping to retain Yoenis Cespedes, who opted out of his contract to become a free agent after re-signing with the club last winter.

New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Neil Walker Accepts Mets' Qualifying Offer

Nov 15, 2016 7:07 AM

Neil Walker has accepted his one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer from the New York Mets.

Walker confirmed via Twitter on Monday night that he would return to the Mets in 2017.

He underwent season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk on Sept. 8.

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Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mets, Neil Walker Haven't Had 'Substantive' Extension Talks
Neil Walker is one of 10 players to receive a qualifying offer this offseason.

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Bartolo Colon Signs One-Year Deal With Braves
Bartolo Colon, 43, will make $12.5 million next season, according to sources.

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Yoenis Cespedes Opts Out Of Deal With Mets
Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is walking away from $47.5 M to become a free agent, according to a source.

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Jeurys Familia Arrested On Alleged Domestic Violence Charge
Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia allegedly caused a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the accuser.

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Tim Tebow Injures Knee Sliding
Tim Tebow had to leave a Fall League game on Monday after an awkward slide attempting to steal second base.

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Yoenis Cespedes To Opt Out Of Deal With Mets
Yoenis Cespedes plans to opt out of his contract with the Mets, leaving two years and $47.5 million on the table, according to sources.

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Mets Will Pick Up Option On Jose Reyes For 2017
Jose Reyes agreed to a deal at midseason that included an option at the Major League minimum.

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Keith Law: No Baseball Justification For Tim Tebow In Fall League
Keith Law was deeply critical of Tim Tebow's current standing as a baseball prospect as he participates in the Arizona Fall League.

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Terry Collins Says 2017 May Be Last Season With Mets
Terry Collins will wait until after the season to gauge how he feels physically before making a final decision, but says that 2017 may be his final year as manager of the New York Mets.

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Postseason Home Runs Coming At Record Clip
After we saw a jump in home runs during the regular season, the spike has carried over into the playoffs.

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Tim Tebow Goes Hitless In AFL Debut; Comforts Man Post-Seizure
Tim Tebow finished 0-for-3 in his Arizona Fall League debut on Wednesday while also catching a routine fly ball and slamming into the wall while pursuing another shot.

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No Plans For Noah Syndergaard To Undergo Surgery
Noah Syndergaard was diagnosed with a bone spur during the season, but won't require offseason surgery to correct the issue.

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Giants-Mets Scores Record Rating For MLB Wild Card Game
The telecast generated a record 5.8 overnight rating, which surpasses the previous high (5.7) set by both the AL and NL Wild Card Games in 2015.

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Bumgarner, Gillaspie Lead Giants Past Mets, Advance To NLDS
The Giants shutout the Mets 3-0 in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night.

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Tim Tebow To Play In Arizona Fall League
Tim Tebow performed well enough with the Mets in the instructional league to warrant a trip to the Arizona Fall League.

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Giants Beat Dodgers For Last NL Wild-Card Spot
The Giants will open this year's playoff run in New York on Wednesday against the Mets.

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Mets Clinch Wild-Card Spot
The Mets are returning to the postseason and will host the Giants or Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Jeurys Familia Becomes First Dominican To Save 50 Games
Jeurys Familia hit a milestone on Wednesday night, becoming the first Dominican-born pitcher to notch 50 saves.

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Tim Tebow Hits Home Run On First Instructional League Pitch
Tim Tebow was batting second against the Cardinals' team and took left-hander John Kilichowski deep.

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If Matz Pitches Again This Season, It Will Be Out Of The Bullpen
Mets pitcher Steven Matz has not pitched since August 14 because of a shoulder impingement.

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