New York Mets Wiretap

Mets Aren't In Hurry To Trade Jon Niese

Jul 1, 2015 5:10 PM

The New York Mets are expected to trade Jon Niese in the near future.

The Mets haven't engaged in serious talks with the Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles Dodgers about Niese, according to two sources.

New York could stick with a six-man rotation for a few weeks to help limit the innings of their young starters.

David Lennon/Newsday

Tags: New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Pay Bobby Bonilla $1.2M On July 1

Jul 1, 2015 6:54 AM

Bobby Bonilla hasn't played in a Major League game since 2001, but the New York Mets pay him $1,193,248.20 annually on July 1.

The payments, which began in 2011, will last for 25 years.

Bonilla was owed $5.9 million when the Mets agreed to that buyout. The agreement called for deferred payments at an 8 percent annual interest rate.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Cubs, Dodgers Interested In Jon Niese

Jun 29, 2015 8:16 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have interest in Jon Niese, but they haven't had any discussions with the New York Mets.

It was reported over the weekend that the Chicago Cubs also have an eye on the left-hander.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Mets To Promote Matz, Go Back To Six-Man Rotation

Jun 26, 2015 9:42 AM

The New York Mets plan to promote left-handed prospect Steven Matz and will use some form of a six-man starting rotation, according to a source.

Matz, 24, was informed of the impending promotion Thursday.

New York plans for Matz to debut on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field.

He has a 7-4 record and 2.19 ERA and has struck out 90 batters in 90 1/3 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas this season.

Moving to a six-man rotation once again would allow the Mets to limit the innings of their young starters.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Sources: Mets, A's Have Discussed Zobrist

Jun 25, 2015 3:39 PM

The New York Mets and Oakland Athletics have discussed a trade involved Ben Zobrist, according to sources on both sides.

Zobrist can become a free agent after the season, but there is no indication that Oakland is close to a trade.

John Harper/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Could Move Wilmer Flores To Second Base

Jun 25, 2015 3:29 PM

Wilmer Flores may not man shortstop for the New York Mets much longer.

There is a "good possibility" that Flores will be shifted to second base when Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list as soon as this weekend, according to a source.

Murphy would man third base, while Flores  would play second base and Ruben Tejada -- at least in the short term -- would handle shortstop.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Terry Collins Won't Point Fingers At Mets' Front Office

Jun 25, 2015 9:30 AM

Terry Collins declined to openly criticize his bosses with the New York Mets on Wednesday.

The Mets have lost seven straight games as Collins manages a roster littered with fringe Major Leaguers because of front-office inaction in acquiring serviceable stopgaps.

"I don't blame anybody. I've never done that. I never will," Collins said. "I'm not going to point any fingers. These are the guys that are here. They're major league players. We've got to play better. As I've said, I write the lineup. It falls on my shoulders. It doesn't fall on anybody else's. I'm the one who puts them out there.

"My coaches do, in my opinion, an outstanding job of pregame preparation. Our team meetings, our scouting meetings, are outstanding. They're very thorough. My pitching coach does a tremendous job of getting a game plan together. We're not hitting. End of story. That's pretty much it. We've got to start hitting."

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Terry Collins To Have 'Get-Together' With Mets

Jun 24, 2015 8:14 AM

Terry Collins plans to meet with the New York Mets on Wednesday after the club failed to record a hit in the final six innings of a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

The Mets have scored just eight runs during a six-game losing streak.

"We're going to have a little get-together tomorrow," Collins said. "But who do you want me to yell at -- the nine rookies? Huh? The veterans that play as hard as any veteran in this league, that play the game the right way? There's nobody to yell at. It's about going out there and getting the job done. They're major league players. Have some confidence. If there was a lack of hustle, lack of preparation, then there's something to yell about. But that's not out there. We're just not executing the way we should be. We should be able to at this level.

"You've got to get them to refocus. You've got to get them to understand that this is one pitch by one pitch. You can't worry about what just happened. You have to worry about what's going to happen next. You can't take your bat to the field. And you can't take your error to home plate and think you can make a difference. You've got to just go play the game the right way. ... All I know is we're not executing s---."

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Dillon Gee Clears Outright Waivers

Jun 23, 2015 4:13 PM

The New York Mets have announced that Dillon Gee has cleared waivers.

The right-hander remains shy of five years of service time, meaning that he had to accept the assignment or forfeit the remainder of his guaranteed salary.

New York placed Gee on waivers Sunday with the intent of sending him to Triple-A.

They have been trying to trade him for quite some time.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor, Waiver

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Mets Place Dillon Gee On Waivers

Jun 21, 2015 2:38 PM

The Mets have failed to trade right-hander Dillon Gee despite some interest from other clubs and instead have placed him on outright waivers for the purpose of sending him to Triple-A Las Vegas, a source told

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Do The Mets Need To Trade For a Reliever?
The Mets may be in the market for a bat, but there should also be some focus on adding a late-inning reliever.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Mets To Designate Dillon Gee For Assignment
Noah Syndergaard was promoted and took hold of a rotation spot while Dillon Gee was on the disabled list recently.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Terry Collins May Ask Smoltz To Speak With Harvey
Terry Collins spoke with John Smoltz on Thursday and the pair discussed Matt Harvey’s struggles in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

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Matt Harvey Won't Use Surgery 'As An Excuse' For Struggles
Matt Harvey allowed seven runs over six innings against the Giants on Wednesday night.

Ian O'Connor/ESPN

Mets Looking To Trade Starter Soon
The Mets are looking to trade a starting pitcher "in short order" after pausing their efforts during the Major League Baseball draft.

David Lennon/Newsday

Source: Mets Will Promote Steven Matz Soon
The Mets could promote Steven Matz within the next three weeks, according to a source.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Chris Heston Throws No-Hitter For Giants
Chris Heston, a 27-year-old rookie, didn't allow a walk either, but hit three batters.

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

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First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Mets Could Promote Steven Matz Before All-Star Break
The Mets haven't publicly discussed a call-up date for Steven Matz, but the consensus among team officials is that he will pitch for the Major League club before the All-Star break.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Dillon Gee Unhappy About Moving To Bullpen
The Mets have scrapped their short-lived six-man pitching rotation.

Mets Could Trade Gee, Niese To Make Room For Matz
The Mets would like to add prospect Steven Matz to the rotation, which currently features six starters.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Piazza Interested In Buying Italian Soccer Club
Mike Piazza is reportedly eyeing the purchase of the Italian soccer club Parma.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Begin Employing Six-Man Rotation
With Dillon Gee coming off the disabled list, the Mets have officially begun using a six-man starting rotation.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Johan Santana Has No Regrets Over Costly No-Hitter
Johan Santana tossed the first and only no-hitter in Mets history on June 1, 2012, but the outing came at a cost.

Phil Taylor/SI

Bartolo Colon Becomes NL's Top Winner
Bartolo Colon, 42, gave up six hits and three runs without walking a batter in seven innings to win his eighth game on Sunday.

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