New York Mets Wiretap

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

Tags: New York Mets, Injury

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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'

Jan 14, 2015 8:13 AM

The New York Mets expect to trade Dillon Gee within the next "7-10 days," according to a report.

Where James Shields ends up signing could have an impact on the timetable for a deal.

The Mets have been actively shopping Gee for much of the offseason with the Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants considered the favorites.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Giants, Padres, Rockies Interested In Gee

Jan 12, 2015 11:30 AM

The San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies are among the clubs interested in acquiring Dillon Gee from the New York Mets, according to a report.

The Mets have been actively discussing the 28-year-old right-hander in trade talks.

Colorado is known to be looking to fortify their pitching staff.

Gee is projected to make $5.1 million this coming season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Padres Sign Valverde, Ebert, Mateo

Jan 11, 2015 2:02 AM

Jose Valverde is back in baseball according to Baseball America on Saturday.

The report said the Padres have signed Jose Valverde to a minor league deal in addition to left-hander Scott Ebert and right-hander Marcos Mateo.

Valverde, a right-hander, has spent 12 seasons in the majors and was most recently a member of the Mets. Valverde appeared in 21 games for the Mets last season, but posted a 5.66 ERA and was released in late May.

Although Valverde is a three time All-Star, he is 36 years old and hasn’t played a full season since 2012.

Baseball America

Tags: San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Johan Santana Eyes 2015 Return

Jan 10, 2015 2:01 AM

Left-hander Johan Santana, whose career appeared to be in serious jeopardy after he tore his left Achilles tendon in June, is making a comeback in the Venezuelan Winter League and expects to return to the major leagues in 2015, his agent said Friday.

Santana, 35, has a 139-78 career record with two Cy Young Awards and four All-Star appearances over 12 seasons with the Twins and Mets. 

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell

Jan 7, 2015 4:46 PM

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

The 30-year-old threw a single inning in 2014 with Tommy John surgery just one year after establishing himself as New York's closer.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Stephen Drew Seeking $7M-Plus As Free Agent

Jan 6, 2015 4:17 PM

Stephen Drew is seeking "upwards of $7 million" as a free agent, according to a report.

The New York Mets, who need help along the infield, aren't interested in signing Drew at that price.

The 31-year-old hit .162/.237/.299 in 300 plate appearances last season.

Mike Puma/New York Post

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

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Angels, Blue Jays, Mets Showing Interest In Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Jan 6, 2015 7:56 AM

The Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are already showing interest in Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Guerrero Jr. won't be eligible to sign with a Major League club until July 2.

Vladimir Guerrero Sr. won an MVP with the Angels in 2004 and made nine All-Star teams in his 16-year career.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Check With Rockies On Tulowitzki

Dec 23, 2014 7:50 AM

The New York Yankees checked in with the Colorado Rockies about the asking price for Troy Tulowitzki recently.

A few clubs inquired with the Rockies amid reports that the New York Mets were discussing the shortstop last week.

The Mets may still be the most likely destination if Colorado moves Tulowitzki because they have the young pitching the Rockies would want in return.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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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.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Sources: Mets Contacted Phillies About Rollins
The talks have since been dismissed because Rollins does not want to leave Philadelphia, a source added.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

GM Dismisses Tulowitzki-to-Mets Rumors
The Rockies are listening to offers, but Jeff Bridich has dismissed reports that the club is discussing a deal with the Mets involving Troy Tulowitzki.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Mets 'Feel A Sense Of Urgency' To Win In 2015
After several years of losing, the Mets are planning to win next season.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Sources: Mets, Rockies Discussing Tulowitzki
While the two sides are discussing Troy Tulowitzki, the Mets are concerned that they can't afford the price tag that has been placed on the shortstop.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Mets Sign Cuddyer To Two-Year Deal
Michael ​Cuddyer, 35, will earn $21 million in the deal -- $8.5 million in 2015 and $12.5 million in 2016, according to a source.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Hesitant To Deal Top-Level Young Pitcher
The Mets are looking to add to their offense this offseason, but are hesitant to include a top-level young pitcher in a trade.

Mike Puma/New York Post

White Sox Getting Calls About Alexei Ramirez
The Yankees, Dodgers and Mets are interested in Ramirez.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Mets Leaning Towards Trade For Outfielder Rather Than Free Agents
New York isn't excited by the free-agent market for corner outfielders.

Marc Craig/Newsday