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Mets Give Familia Raise Despite Uncertainty

Jan 14, 2017 2:00 PM

Closer Jeurys Familia got a sizable raise from the Mets on Friday while still waiting to find out whether he'll be suspended by Major League Baseball under the sport's domestic violence policy.

Familia will make $7,425,000, according to multiple reports, up from $4.1 million last season.

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Tim Tebow Doesn't Receive Spring Invite From Mets

Jan 13, 2017 6:57 AM

The New York Mets announced their spring training invites on Wednesday and Tim Tebow was not among them.

Tebow had a subpar effort at the Arizona Fall League, hitting .194/.296/.242.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Mets Avoid Arbitation With Zach Wheeler With $800,000 Deal

Jan 12, 2017 7:36 AM

The New York Mets have avoided arbitration with Zach Wheeler by agreeing to a $800,000 deal for the 2017 season.

Wheeler has missed the last two seasons with a torn elbow ligament. He had Tommy John surgery on March 25, 2015.

He returned last summer and threw 17 pitches over one inning in a rain-shortened start on Aug. 6 for Class A St. Lucie, then complained of elbow discomfort and didn't pitch again.

Associated Press

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Mets Looking Into Possible Trade For Center Fielder

Dec 20, 2016 7:14 AM

The New York Mets are at least looking into the possibility of trading for a center fielder.

Ken Rosenthal described the Mets as being "semi-engaged" in talks for a variety of possibilities.

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been mentioned as a possibility, but talks haven't gotten serious.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Matt Harvey 'Feeling Great' After July Surgery

Dec 15, 2016 6:47 AM

Matt Harvey is feeling good after undergoing season-ending surgery on July 18 in St. Louis to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome.

The procedure involved removing a rib so that muscles constricting a nerve that bridges the neck and shoulder had space to relax.

Harvey hopes to excel once again in 2017 as he did in his return from Tommy John surgery in 2015.

"I'd like to think so. Obviously I don't have a crystal ball," he said. "The way things are feeling now, the way the body feels, I'm feeling great."

The nerve issue led to a lack of feeling in his pitching fingers.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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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.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

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."

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

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

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Jeurys Familia's Wife Wants Charges Dropped
The wife of Mets closer Jeurys Familia wants the assault charge against her husband dropped.

ESPN.com

Market For Yoenis Cespedes Is Shrinking
The market for Yoenis Cespedes is shrinking and is down to the Mets and three other teams, according to a report.

New York Post

Mets Expect To 'Wait A While' On Yoenis Cespedes
The Mets want to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes after he opted out of his contract earlier this month.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Have Inquired About Jose Bautista, Dexter Fowler
The Mets have engaged in preliminary talks on Jose Bautista and Dexter Fowler, according to a report.

New York Post

Neil Walker Accepts Mets' Qualifying Offer
Neil Walker has accepted his one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Mets.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

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

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com

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.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

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.

Keith Law/ESPN

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.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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.

Jeff Sullivan/ESPN

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.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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.

Ben Cafardo/ESPN

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.

ESPN.com

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.

Adam Rubin/ESPN