New York Mets Wiretap

Gee Will Be Fifth Starter For Mets

Apr 1, 2015 4:34 PM

The New York Mets will open the season with Dillon Gee as their No. 5 starter, according to sources.

Gee received a strong push from prospect Rafael Montero.

The 28-year-old started for the Mets on Opening Day last season.

Gee has produced a 2.49 ERA in 21 2/3 Grapefruit League innings.

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Mets Agree To Long-Term Extension With Lagares

Apr 1, 2015 4:25 PM

The New York Mets have agreed to a contract extension with Juan Lagares that runs through the 2019 season, according to sources.

The deal covers all of the outfielder's arbitration years and guarantees him $23 million from 2016 to '19. It also includes an option for 2020 at $9.5 million.

Lagares, 26, hit .281 with four homers and 47 RBIs in 416 at-bats in 2014. He also won a Gold Glove and led all center fielders with 28 defensive runs saved, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

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

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Duda, Mets Will Discuss Extension Until Opening Day

Mar 31, 2015 7:58 AM

The New York Mets have been discussing a potential long-term deal with Lucas Duda, but the talks will end on Opening Day if no agreement is reached.

Duda is due to make $4.2 million this season, but the Mets are interested in a long-term deal.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Mets Still Open To Dealing Gee

Mar 30, 2015 5:07 PM

The New York Mets are still open to trading Dillon Gee despite Zach Wheeler's season-ending injury, according to a source.

Gee is expected to begin the season in New York's rotation, but some within the organization prefer prospect Rafael Montero.

There are no active discussions with other clubs.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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Mets Acquire Jerry Blevins, Alex Torres

Mar 30, 2015 4:57 PM

The New York Mets have addressed pitching needs on Monday, acquiring Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals and Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres.

The Mets will send Matt den Dekker will head to Washington, while Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named will head to San Diego.

Blevins, 31, went 2-3 with a 4.87 ERA in 64 relief appearances for the Nationals last season.

Torres, 27, went 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 70 relief appearances last season.

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Tags: New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Strasburg To Face Harvey In Early Season Showdown

Mar 29, 2015 12:44 AM

Stephen Strasburg will start for the Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with Mets pitching ace Matt Harvery, according to an ESPN.com report.

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

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Yankees Prospect Released From Hospital After Crashing Into Wall

Mar 22, 2015 7:51 PM

Yankees prospect Jose Pirela was released from a hospital Sunday after crashing into the center field wall on a play in the first inning that ended up an inside-the-park home run for the Mets' Juan Lagares, according to an ESPN.com report.

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Tags: New York Yankees, New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Daniel Murphy May Begin Season On DL

Mar 21, 2015 2:00 AM

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has a pulled right hamstring and could open the season on the disabled list, GM Sandy Alderson said Friday.

Murphy departed Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals after singling and scoring on a sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning. The team initially labeled the injury "tightness." An MRI taken Friday revealed the more extensive issue.

"He'll be out a week or so, maybe a little longer," Alderson said. "Hamstrings take longer than people want to admit."

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Zack Wheeler To Have Tommy John Surgery

Mar 20, 2015 4:57 PM

Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery next week and expects to be out of Major League games through the first two months of next season.

Wheeler said he had an ominous feeling when New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon summoned him in the clubhouse Monday morning.

"When Jeff Wilpon came and got me, I sort of knew," Wheeler said. "I was like, 'Oh, man, it feels like I'm getting taken into the principal's office.' I sort of had a feeling that it wasn't good then. ... They told me on the phone, and I came out here and everybody was just sort of staring at me in this corner."

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Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Mets Defend Handling Of Zack Wheeler
Zack Wheeler complained of elbow pain last season but still made 32 starts. He learned Monday that he has a torn elbow ligament.

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Zack Wheeler Has Tear In Pitching Elbow
Zack Wheeler will travel to New York for further consultation.

ESPN.com

Josh Edgin To Have Tommy John Surgery
The Mets are now very thin in left-handed relief in the bullpen.

ESPN.com

Mets' Harvey Throws Two Perfect Innings
Matt Harvey topped out at 99 mph with his fastball on Friday.

ESPN.com

Harvey Tosses Two Scoreless Innings
Matt Harvey retired all six Tigers batters he faced and topped out at 99 mph with his fastball on Friday at Tradition Field.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Rollins Could Have Been Dealt To Mets, Padres, Yankees
Jimmy Rollins is entering his first season with the Dodgers, who were one of four teams that showed interest in him when the Phillies began taking calls for the veteran.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Wright Scolds Syndergaard Over Faux Pas
Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard was scolded by David Wright for eating lunch during a team scrimmage on Tuesday.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Rollins: 'Mets Second Most Likely Alternative'
The Mets were ranked high on Jimmy Rollins' list of offseason trade destinations.

ESPN.com

Murphy Wants Extension, Mets Unlikely To Negotiate
Daniel Murphy reiterated Thursday that he wants to sign a contract extension with the Mets with free agency looming next winter.

Marc Craig/Newsday

David Wright Ready To Test Shoulder This Spring
Mets captain David Wright hit a career-low eight home runs last season.

ESPN.com

Mets Won't Place Innings Cap On Harvey
The Mets won't place a strict innings cap on Matt Harvey in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Harvey Reports To Mets Feeling Healthy
Matt Harvey was out all of 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Jon Santucci/ESPN

Mets, Mejia Settle On $2.595M Contract
The 25-year-old appeared in 63 games for the Mets in 2014 and posted a 3.65 ERA.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

ESPN

Rockies Won't Trade Tulowitzki To Mets
Rockies owner Charlie Monfort appears to have put an end to rumors that the Mets could acquire Troy Tulowitzki.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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.

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