New York Mets Wiretap

Mets Will Pick Up Option On Jose Reyes For 2017

Oct 21, 2016 5:28 AM

The New York Mets have already decided to pick up the 2017 option on the contract of Jose Reyes.

Reyes agreed to a deal at midseason that included an option at the Major League minimum.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

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

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Keith Law: No Baseball Justification For Tim Tebow In Fall League

Oct 14, 2016 4:53 PM

Keith Law was deeply critical of Tim Tebow's current standing as a baseball prospect as he participates in the Arizona Fall League.

“Tim Tebow is in the Arizona Fall League,” Law writes. “He might be better suited to playing in an Arizona high school league. His presence here is a farce, and he looks like an imposter pretending to have talent he does not possess.”

Tebow was signed by the Mets this summer.

“Tebow the baseball player is not a baseball player; he’s a washed-up quarterback who has size and nothing else,” Law explains. “His swing is long, and he wields the bat like someone who hasn’t played the sport in more than a decade, which he hasn’t. He can’t catch up to 90 mph, which is well below the major league average for a fastball, and was cutting through fastballs in the zone on Wednesday night. He rolled over twice on fastballs, which is something you generally see professional hitters do only on off-speed stuff, and he showed below-average running speed. In left field, his routes look like those of a wide receiver, although he managed to eventually make his way around to a fly ball in left.

“In short, there’s absolutely no baseball justification for Tebow to be here.”

Keith Law/ESPN

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Terry Collins Says 2017 May Be Last Season With Mets

Oct 14, 2016 7:08 AM

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 Mets.

"I just need to re-evaluate at the end of this coming year what's going on, where I am, how I'm feeling," Collins said. "I've always said a lot of it will be dictated by how I'm feeling. This was a tough year."

In June, Collins was hospitalized overnight in Milwaukee and missed the series finale against the Brewers at Miller Park after becoming ill pregame.

Collins is the oldest manager in baseball at 67.

He added about the travel: "It takes a toll on everybody. You talk to the players. If you noticed, that [Labor Day game] was the day we gave everybody off because they were stinking beat. This travel is hard, especially with the late-night scheduling that is prevalent throughout baseball. There are so many night games where you're traveling after the game and getting into towns at 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning. And the next thing you know, if you ever have a day game pop up on you, it's tough to do."

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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Postseason Home Runs Coming At Record Clip

Oct 13, 2016 5:33 AM

After we saw a jump in home runs during the regular season, the spike has carried over into the playoffs.

Heading into play on Tuesday, 108 runs had been scored in the postseason and half of them were as a result of home runs, the highest percentage since the wild card was introduced.

Jeff Sullivan/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Tim Tebow Goes Hitless In AFL Debut; Comforts Man Post-Seizure

Oct 12, 2016 8:22 AM

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. He logged five innings in left field.

"Obviously, I wish I could have done a little bit more at the plate and got a couple of hits," Tebow said. "But it was fun. You've got to knock a little rust off. ... Each day is not just about the result. It's about: What are you learning? How are you improving? How are you going to be able to take that over into spring training?"

Tebow signed autographs for fans down the third-base line after the game and when one fan had a seizure, Tebow opted to stay with him until paramedics arrived.

"I just remember just being very disoriented,'' Brandon Berry said. "Then I saw Tim."

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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No Plans For Noah Syndergaard To Undergo Surgery

Oct 11, 2016 10:03 AM

Noah Syndergaard was diagnosed with a bone spur during the season, but won't require offseason surgery to correct the issue.

That had generally been the expectation since the news broke in late June.

Syndergaard ended up with only a modest increase in innings on the year. He tossed 190 2/3 innings after his appearance in the NLDS, but had already racked up 179 2/3 frames in 2015 (including five Triple-A starts).

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Injury

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Giants-Mets Scores Record Rating For MLB Wild Card Game

Oct 6, 2016 9:59 PM

The San Francisco Giants' 3-0 win over the New York Mets was the MLB's highest-rated Wild Card Game ever. 

The telecast generated a record 5.8 overnight rating, which surpasses the previous high (5.7) set by both the American League and National League Wild Card Games in 2015.

The 2016 MLB National League Wild Card Game also set local records, delivering a 16.0 overnight rating in San Francisco, and a 15.6 overnight rating in New York, which is the best ever for an MLB game on ESPN in those markets.

Ben Cafardo/ESPN

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Bumgarner, Gillaspie Lead Giants Past Mets, Advance To NLDS

Oct 6, 2016 1:58 AM

Madison Bumgarner was able to beat the New York Mets, who got pure dominance from their starting pitcher, Noah Syndergaard, because he outlasted him. Bumgarner added to his reputation as one of the toughest postseason pitchers in baseball history by pitching a complete-game shutout to beat the Mets 3-0 in the National League wild-card game at Citi Field.

In the end, Terrry  Collins' best reliever let him down. Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run home run off Mets closer Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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Tim Tebow To Play In Arizona Fall League

Oct 4, 2016 4:49 PM

Tim Tebow performed well enough with the New York Mets in the instructional league to warrant a trip to the Arizona Fall League.

Tebow will report Sunday to the Scottsdale Scorpions. The AFL season begins on Oct. 11.

Mets farmhands will be paired with prospects from the Diamondbacks, Yankees, Phillies and Giants on the Scottsdale team.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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Giants Beat Dodgers For Last NL Wild-Card Spot

Oct 2, 2016 7:35 PM

The Giants are at it again, advancing to the postseason in an even year.

The winners of World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014 became the last National League team to enter the 2016 postseason dance with a 7-1 victory over the rival Dodgers.

The Giants’ wild-card status should not be considered a hindrance. They won the 2014 title as a wild-card entry and will open this year’s playoff run with a wild-card game at New York on Wednesday against the Mets.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Mets Clinch Wild-Card Spot
The Mets are returning to the postseason and will host the Giants or Cardinals on Wednesday.

Jeurys Familia Becomes First Dominican To Save 50 Games
Jeurys Familia hit a milestone on Wednesday night, becoming the first Dominican-born pitcher to notch 50 saves.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Tim Tebow Hits Home Run On First Instructional League Pitch
Tim Tebow was batting second against the Cardinals' team and took left-hander John Kilichowski deep.

David Adler/MLB

If Matz Pitches Again This Season, It Will Be Out Of The Bullpen
Mets pitcher Steven Matz has not pitched since August 14 because of a shoulder impingement.

Mets Scratch Noah Syndergaard's Start On Saturday
Sean Gilmartin will make a spot start for the Mets on Saturday against the Phillies.

Mets May Play Regular Season Games In London
The Mets are said to be in talks with London mayor Sadiq Khan, who recently threw out the first pitch at Citi Field, about playing a regular season game overseas.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Jacob deGrom To Have Surgery, Season Over
Jacob deGrom will undergo surgery later this week to repair the ulnar nerve and remove scar tissue in his pitching elbow, according to a source.

Peter Botte/New York Daily News

Tim Tebow Hits Batting Practice Home Run In Camp
Tim Tebow homered to right field during batting practice Tuesday in the instructional league with the Mets.

Associated Press

Tim Tebow Focused On Mets, Team Begins Selling Jerseys
Tim Tebow, after taking part in his first day of instructional league play with the Mets, says he has no interest in fielding calls from teams that have a need at the quarterback position because of a

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Steven Matz Could Rejoin Mets This Week
Steven Matz threw a pain-free 30-pitch bullpen session on Saturday at the team complex in Florida.

Mets Likely Lose deGrom For The Season
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that Jacob deGrom's pain is ulnar nerve-related and likely will require surgery.

Jacob deGrom To Start Sunday Against Twins
Jacob deGrom has been out since September 1 with forearm inflammation.

Wally Backman Leaves Mets Over 'Lack Of Respect'
Wally Backman felt disrespected by the Mets after being passed over for the bench coach job this season and came to the conclusion he had no future in the organization.

Kristie Ackert/New York Daily News

Tim Tebow Signs With Mets
Tim Tebow hasn't played organized baseball since his junior year at Nease High School.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jay Bruce Didn't Want To Be Traded To New York Initially
Jay Bruce has clarified some of the confusion surrounding his trade to the Mets on Aug. 1.

Anthony McCarron/New York Daily News

Jacob deGrom OK Despite Calling For Trainer
After he labored in the fifth inning and his fastball velocity dipped as low as 91 mph, Jacob deGrom called for the medical staff.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Terry Collins Acknowledges Mets May Fire Him After Season
The Mets reached the World Series last season and had high expectations for 2016.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mets Likely To Skip Jacob deGrom's Next Start
The Mets staff and the struggling Jacob deGrom say his issue is with his release point.

Yoenis Cespedes Has No Plans To Exercise Opt-Out With Mets
The Mets traded for Cespedes last summer and then he re-signed on a three-year, $75 million deal with a clause allowing him to walk away after this season.

Bob Klapisch & Matt Ehalt/Bergen Record

Dwight Gooden Hurt By Darryl Strawberry's Comments
Dwight Gooden says he is reevaluating his friendship with Darryl Strawberry after his former teammate's recent comments that Gooden was "a complete junkie-addict."