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Wright Scolds Syndergaard Over Faux Pas

Mar 4, 2015 7:36 AM

New York Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard was scolded by David Wright for eating lunch during a team scrimmage on Tuesday.

Wright instructed Syndergaard that the dugout was the appropriate place for him to be for the duration of the intrasquad game, even though he wasn't scheduled to pitch.

Syndergaard took the advice, but not before veteran right-hander Bobby Parnell intervened, picking up Syndergaard's plate of food and tossing it into a trash can.

"Being a young player, any chance you get to learn, you go out there and learn," Wright told Newsday. "... I'm not a big ranter and raver. When I get on somebody, it's 99 percent private. I'm not going to yell and scream. But when I speak to somebody, when I get on somebody, the point needs to be taken."

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Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Rollins: 'Mets Second Most Likely Alternative'

Feb 28, 2015 11:35 PM

When Jimmy Rollins assembled his choice of preferred offseason trade destinations, the Mets ranked surprisingly high on his list.

Rollins' 15-year tenure in Philadelphia ended in December when the Phillies traded him to the Dodgers for two minor-league pitchers. He had to waive his 10-and-5 trade rights to allow the deal to come to fruition.

If it hadn't been the Dodgers, Rollins said Saturday, the Mets were the second most likely alternative.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Murphy Wants Extension, Mets Unlikely To Negotiate

Feb 27, 2015 10:07 AM

Daniel Murphy reiterated Thursday that he wants to sign a contract extension with the New York Mets with free agency looming next winter.

"I've always been open to an extension," he said. "I've never approached the blessing of playing in the big leagues with thinking I need to maximize every single dollar I can get out of this game. I've made a whole bunch of money already."

The two sides haven't engaged in talks and sources have indicated that the Mets have no intention of opening talks.

Murphy, 29, agreed to an $8 million deal in his final year of arbitration.

Marc Craig/Newsday

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

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David Wright Ready To Test Shoulder This Spring

Feb 23, 2015 2:12 AM

Mets third baseman David Wright hit a career-low eight home runs last season and was shut down after a game on Sept. 8.

Wright believes the left shoulder woes that prompted that shutdown are behind him, although he acknowledged there is no guarantee until he tests the shoulder in Grapefruit League games.

"I guess you never truly know until you play games, but it's not something I'm worried about at all," Wright said Sunday at Mets camp.

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Mets Won't Place Innings Cap On Harvey

Feb 20, 2015 4:19 PM

The New York Mets won't place a strict innings cap on Matt Harvey in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

Sandy Alderson said Harvey will have no "extra special precautions" during spring training.

Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22, 2013, so he is 16 months removed from the procedure.

"I don't expect this is going to appear to be a highly constrained workload for him over the course of a season," Alderson said.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Injury

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.


First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Harvey Reports To Mets Feeling Healthy

Feb 9, 2015 4:25 PM

Matt Harvey, who was out all of 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, arrived at the New York Mets' spring training complex on Monday.

It's 10 days before pitchers and catchers are due to report.

Harvey, 25, stretched, fielded ground balls and ran with a few other pitchers. He was eager to arrive in Port St. Lucie and that he feels completely healthy after a full offseason of working out.

"I've let it go pretty good," Harvey said. "We finished the year last year letting it go, and I think my last few I was out in California at [agent Scott] Boras' facilities and I threw two bullpens out there and I let a few go ... just to see where I'm at, and I was pretty surprised with the outcome and how good things feel.

"Just the way the ball's coming out, I'm pretty on point with my accuracy right now, which is surprising. Obviously hearing from guys [who came back from Tommy John surgery], that was kind of the last thing that sometimes comes. I couldn't be happier with the way things feel."

Jon Santucci/ESPN

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Mets, Mejia Settle On $2.595M Contract

Jan 29, 2015 8:13 AM

The New York Mets and Jenrry Mejia have settled on a one-year, $2.595 million contract for the 2015 season.

The 25-year-old appeared in 63 games for the Mets in 2014 and posted a 3.65 ERA. The right-hander also struck out 98 batters in 93 2/3 innings.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Johan Santana Has Shoulder Soreness

Jan 22, 2015 1:36 PM

Johan Santana, who is attempting a comeback, has experienced shoulder soreness following a Venezuelan Winter League outing.

Santana, in his first action since tearing an Achilles tendon last June, suffered the injury after retiring six straight batters on Jan. 14.

The left-hander had an MRI which revealed no structural damage to the shoulder, according to a report.

ESPN

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Rockies Won't Trade Tulowitzki To Mets

Jan 16, 2015 8:31 AM

Colorado Rockies owner Charlie Monfort appears to have put an end to rumors that the New York Mets could acquire Troy Tulowitzki.

"It's not happening," Monfort told the New York Post of a Tulowitzki trade to Queens.

The Mets have been linked to the shortstop for quite some time.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Expect To Trade Gee Within '7-10 Days'
Where James Shields ends up signing could have an impact on the timetable for a deal.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Giants, Padres, Rockies Interested In Gee
The Mets have been actively discussing the 28-year-old right-hander in trade talks.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Padres Sign Valverde, Ebert, Mateo
Right-handed pitcher Jose Valverde appeared in 21 games for the Mets last season.

Baseball America

Johan Santana Eyes 2015 Return
Johan Santana has a 139-78 career record over 12 seasons with the Twins and Mets.

ESPN.com

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell
The Mets have avoided arbitration with Bobby Parnell, settling for the same $3.7 million salary he earned last season.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Stephen Drew Seeking $7M-Plus As Free Agent
The 31-year-old hit .162/.237/.299 in 300 plate appearances last season.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Angels, Blue Jays, Mets Showing Interest In Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won't be eligible to sign with a Major League club until July 2.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Yankees Check With Rockies On Tulowitzki
A few clubs inquired with the Rockies amid reports that the Mets were discussing the shortstop last week.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

IRS To Auction Off Darryl Strawberry Annuity
The IRS is auctioning off the remaining annuity from the deferred compensation Darryl Strawberry agreed to when he signed a six-year contract with the Mets almost 30 years ago.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Tulowitzki Focusing On Rehab Despite Trade Rumors
Reports that the Mets will trade for Troy Tulowitzki have circulated since before the July trade deadline.

MLB.com

Mets, Rockies Quietly Discussing Tulowitzki
Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is said to be the centerpiece of discussions, but there is still a long way to go in negotiations.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang Should Draw Interest
It is being reported that the Giants, A's, and Mets are interested in Korean infielder Jung-Ho Kang.

MLB.com

Mets Wouldn't Trade Young Pitchers For Cespedes
The Mets inquired with the Red Sox about Yoenis Cespedes toward the end of the season, but were told the asking price would be Zack Wheeler or Jacob deGrom.

David Lennon/Newsday

Mets Discussing Gee With Multiple Teams
The Rangers, Rockies, Twins and Giants have been linked to Dillon Gee.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Dice-K Signs With Japan's Softbank Hawks
Daisuke Matsuzaka went 3-3 with a 3.89 ERA for the Mets in 2014.

ESPN.com

Harvey On Board With Mets' Innings Plan
Matt Harvey says he is "completely on board" with the Mets' plan to limit his innings during the regular season so he can pitch deep into October without reaching an innings cap.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets 'Actively' Looking To Deal Colon, Gee Or Niese
The Mets are "actively" looking to trade one of their veteran starters, according to a source.

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

Mets Announce Dimension Changes To Citi Field
For the second time since the ballpark opened in 2009, the Mets are tweaking the dimensions at Citi Field.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Will Place Soft-Cap On Harvey's Innings
Matt Harvey's in-season innings will be managed in order to keep him available to pitch deep into October without reaching an innings cap.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Have No Plans To Approach Murphy About Extension
Daniel Murphy is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

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