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Roc Nation Marketing Cespedes With '52 Reviews' Book

Nov 20, 2015 4:37 PM

Yoenis Cespedes' agents at CAA and Roc Nation have worked hard to market the free-agent outfielder this offseason.

They have distributed a roughly 100-page, cloth-covered book entitled "52 Reviews" in a nod to his jersey number.

The book contains testimonials from managers, coaches, teammates, executives and media members on Cespedes, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

It also has a video player embedded on the inside cover which plays a highlight reel set to music.

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

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Mets 'Very Interested' In Ben Zobrist

Nov 19, 2015 8:34 AM

The New York Mets are "very interested" in Ben Zobrist and had a conference call with him on Wednesday, according to a report in the New York Times.

Zobrist is believed to have interest from at least 10 Major League teams.

Austin Laymance/MLB

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

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Mets Haven't Ruled Out Re-Signing Daniel Murphy

Nov 19, 2015 8:12 AM

Daniel Murphy rejected the one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer from the New York Mets last week, but that doesn't mean the second baseman won't remain with the club.

The Mets are expected to make a legitimate bid for Murphy and there is a belief within the organization that he may consider re-signing even if New York doesn't offer the largest contract.

Murphy has been a member of the Mets for his entire professional career.

Jim Bowden of ESPN projects Murphy will get a four-year, $48 million offer.


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

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Mets Have Contacted Ben Zobrist's Agent

Nov 16, 2015 9:06 AM

The New York Mets are one of the many clubs to contact Ben Zobrist's agent since free agency began.

According to the New York Post, the New York Yankees don't appear to be in the running for Zobrist.

The Mets would use Zobrist to replace Daniel Murphy at second base while also giving him some time in the outfield as well.

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

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

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Mets Inquired With Braves About Simmons

Nov 12, 2015 4:52 PM

The New York Mets have inquired with the Atlanta Braves multiple times regarding Andrelton Simmons, but found the asking price to be too high.

The most recent talks took place on Thursday morning.

Atlanta is currently asking for one of New York's young starting pitchers.

Simmons is signed through 2020 at salaries of $6 million, $8 million, $11 million, $13 million and $15 million.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Have Fielded Calls About Starting Rotation

Nov 10, 2015 5:37 PM

The New York Mets have fielded interest in their starting rotation, says assistant general manager John Ricco.

The belief is that they are unlikely to break up a young core that consists of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Alderson To Have Procedure, Will Miss GM Meetings

Nov 9, 2015 4:47 PM

Sandy Alderson will undergo an unspecified medical procedure this week and will not attend the general manager meetings that run through Thursday in Florida.

The New York Mets requested that the specifics of the procedure remain private for now.

"He had a medical procedure that was scheduled for after the season ended," assistant general manager John Ricco said. "Because of the playoff run, it got pushed back, and kept getting pushed and pushed -- obviously for good reason. And so he was going to have it done this week."

Alderson, 67, fainted on Wednesday at Citi Field while speaking with reporters.

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Mets Open To Re-Signing Bartolo Colon

Nov 9, 2015 7:58 AM

The New York Mets got plenty of value out of the two-year, $20 million deal they signed Bartolo Colon to in 2013.

Colon won nearly 30 games and provided a veteran presence to a staff dominated by young arms.

The Mets might be open to re-signing Colon, 42, if he is open to operating as a swingman.

Mike Puma/New York Post

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Mets Make One-Year, $15.8M Qualifying Offer To Daniel Murphy

Nov 6, 2015 10:59 PM

The Mets have made a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer to free-agent infielder Daniel Murphy.

Murphy, 30, has until November 13 to accept or reject the Mets' offer.

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Mets Will Increase Payroll For 2016

Nov 4, 2015 6:15 PM

The New York Mets may not re-sign Yoenis Cespedes, but they do anticipate a modest bump in payroll heading into the offseason.

Sandy Alderson said the team's budget, which was around $101 million on Opening Day and increased at the trade deadline, will be at a "higher" level next April.

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Sandy Alderson Collapses At Citi Field
Following a press conference on Wednesday, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson fainted.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Murphy Wants To Return, Mets May Not Match Four-Year Offer
Daniel Murphy will be courted by other teams as a free agent, but the second baseman would like to re-sign with the Mets.

Marc Carig/Newsday

Sources: Mets Give Collins New Two-Year Deal
Terry Collins, 66, had been in the final guaranteed year of his existing deal this season.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Cespedes Expected To Leave Mets In Free Agency
The Mets are expected to modestly pursue Yoenis Cespedes, but they expect him to sign elsewhere, according to a team official.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tejada Says Utley Has To Play Game 'The Right Way'
Ruben Tejada offered his first public comments this weekend since a slide by Chase Utley broke his right leg and ended his postseason three weeks ago.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Collins Takes Blame For Mets' Ninth Inning Collapse
Terry Collins blamed himself for the decision to send Matt Harvey to the mound for the ninth inning on Sunday night in Game 5 of the World Series.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Royals Win 2015 World Series
The Royals have won the 2015 World Series, beating the Mets 7-2 in a 12-inning Game 5.

RealGM Staff Report

Yoenis Cespedes Diagnosed With Contusion After Fouling Ball Off Knee
Yoenis Cespedes left Game 5 in the bottom of the sixth inning after fouling a ball off the top of his left knee.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets '100 Percent' Sticking With Conforto
Michael Conforto is hitless in 19 at-bats since homering against Zack Greinke in the rookie's first postseason plate appearance in Game 2 of the NLDS.

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Mets Expected To Be Players For Ian Desmond
The Mariners, Padres, White Sox and Twins could also be in the running to sign the shortstop.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Royals Aren't Letting Daniel Murphy Beat Them
Daniel Murphy did his damage earlier this postseason on pitches to the middle and outer thirds of the plate.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Mets Deny Report That deGrom Was Tipping Pitches
The Royals hit Jacob deGrom hard in the fifth inning on Wednesday night, tagging him for four runs in Game 2 of the World Series.

FOX Sports

Volquez Returns To Dominican Republic, Expected To Rejoin Royals
Edinson Volquez, whose father died before Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, has returned home to be with his family in the Dominican Republic for the funeral.


Conforto: Inside-The-Park HR Has 'To Be Caught'
Michael Conforto wasn't happy to see Alcides Escobar's fly ball lead to an inside-the-park home run during Tuesday night's Game 1 of the World Series.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Royals' Game 1 Win Tied For Longest World Series Game Ever
The Royals won in the 14th inning on a sacrifice fly by Eric Hosmer to beat the Mets 5-4 in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

Associated Press

deGrom Plans To Cut Signature Hair After World Series
Jacob deGrom had closely cropped hair at Stetson University and during his early years in the minors.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Game 1 Telecast Interrupted By Power Outage
Fox explained the outage, which occurred in the middle of the fourth inning, by saying its broadcast truck in Kansas City lost power.


Volquez Learned Of Father's Passing On Way To Stadium
Edinson Volquez, the Game 1 starter for the Royals, learned that his father passed on in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday on his way to Kauffman Stadium.

Enrique Rojas/ESPN

Raul A. Mondesi, 20, Makes Royals Roster
Raul A. Mondesi could become the first player ever to make his major-league debut in the World Series, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Mets Add Juan Uribe To World Series Roster
Juan Uribe has not appeared in a game since leaving a pinch-hitting opportunity on Sept. 25 in Cincinnati with a flare-up of a chest injury.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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