New York Mets Wiretap

Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang Should Draw Interest

Dec 13, 2014 10:09 PM

Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang will be posted by the Korean Baseball Organization on Monday, according to FoxSports.com, and should draw plenty of interest.

Kang, 27, is a power-hitting shortstop who has spent the last seven seasons playing for the Nexen Heroes. He's coming off a career year in which he hit .354 with 39 home runs, 115 RBIs and a 1.189 OPS in 116 games.

Although the shortstop market is thin, many clubs view Kang as a second baseman. CBS Sports reported Monday that the Mets, Giants and A's are interested in the infielder.

 

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Tags: San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mets Wouldn't Trade Young Pitchers For Cespedes

Dec 12, 2014 8:44 AM

The New York Mets inquired with the Boston Red Sox about Yoenis Cespedes toward the end of the season, but were told the asking price would be Zack Wheeler or Jacob deGrom.

New York was unwilling to discuss the two young pitchers, ending talks before they really began.

The Red Sox dealt Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday for Rick Porcello.

David Lennon/Newsday

Tags: New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Discussing Gee With Multiple Teams

Dec 10, 2014 7:44 AM

The New York Mets are discussing Dillon Gee with as many as six clubs.

The Texas Rangers have talked with the Mets about the right-hander, but nothing is close.

The Colorado Rockies, Minnesota Twins and San Francisco Giants have also been linked to Gee.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Mets, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dice-K Signs With Japan's Softbank Hawks

Dec 5, 2014 2:15 AM

Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball, according to an ESPN.com report on Friday.

The 34-year-old right-hander, who went 3-3 with 78 strikeouts and a 3.89 ERA for the Mets in 2014, led the Pacific League in wins three times with the Seibu Lions before signing a six-year, $52M contract with theRed Sox in 2006.

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Tags: New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Harvey On Board With Mets' Innings Plan

Dec 4, 2014 9:49 AM

Matt Harvey says he is "completely on board" with the New York Mets' plan to limit his innings during the regular season so he can pitch deep into October without reaching an innings cap.

Harvey is on track to return on Opening Day after missing all of this past season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He underwent the procedure on Oct. 22, 2013.

Sandy Anderson recently indicated that Harvey will have a "soft cap" on his innings next season.

"You know what? I'm going to be happy to throw an entire year," Harvey said. "Whatever they decide, it's in the best interests of both the team and me moving forward. I can't wait to throw every five days and just be healthy for a full season.

"Looking forward, if you were to map out a whole season, you're going to have to figure out some changes throughout the year in order to get to a certain point. I mean, if you make 33 starts and seven innings a start, obviously doing the math that's over what I'm probably going to throw."

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Mets 'Actively' Looking To Deal Colon, Gee Or Niese

Dec 1, 2014 9:42 AM

The New York Mets are "actively" looking to trade one of their veteran starters, according to a source.

The club intends to unload Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee or Jon Niese by the start of the 2015 season.

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Announce Dimension Changes To Citi Field

Nov 19, 2014 10:24 AM

For the second time since the ballpark opened in 2009, the New York Mets are tweaking the dimensions at Citi Field.

Sandy Alderson indicated the Mets would have hit 17 additional homers and opponents would have hit 10 additional homers had those dimensions been in place last season.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Mets Will Place Soft-Cap On Harvey's Innings

Nov 18, 2014 5:03 PM

According to Sandy Alderson, 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.

Harvey had Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22, 2013.

The New York Mets have formulated the plan with an eye on how the Washington Nationals handled Stephen Strasburg in 2012. Washington shut the right-hander down in early September as the playoffs approached.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Mets Have No Plans To Approach Murphy About Extension

Nov 13, 2014 5:18 PM

The New York Mets aren't interested in working on a contract extension with Daniel Murphy this offseason.

Murphy is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

"Anytime soon? Probably not," Sandy Alderson said about contract-extension dialogue.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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

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Sources: Mets Contacted Phillies About Rollins

Nov 11, 2014 4:35 PM

The New York Mets contacted the Philadelphia Phillies about the availability of Jimmy Rollins, according to sources.

New York is looking for an upgrade at shortstop.

The talks have since been dismissed because Rollins does not want to leave Philadelphia, a source added.

Rollins has full no-trade protection.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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

Major Individual Award Finalists Announced
The BWAA has revealed the top three finalists for the American League and National League for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player.

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Mets Hire Long As Hitting Coach
The Yankees fired Kevin Long after the season. He had been their hitting coach for eight years.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Could Target Nick Markakis
The Mets want a corner outfielder and need someone that can hit leadoff.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Mets To Extend Or Trade Daniel Murphy?
Murphy, who earned $5.7 million this season, is eligible for arbitration one more time.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets To Shut Down Jacob deGrom
According to a source, the club has placed an innings cap on the 26-year-old right-hander.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Officially Extend Sandy Anderson
Sandy Alderson has signed an extension through the 2017 season with the Mets.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Alderson, Mets Working On Extension
The Mets will retain general manager Sandy Alderson.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Source: Mets Expected To Retain Alderson, Collins
The Mets will address the status of Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson at the end of the season and the expectation, according to a source, is that both will be retained.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Fired Mets Executive Sues For 'Harassment'
Leigh Castergine was "humiliated" by Mets' superiors because she was pregnant and unmarried.

ESPN.com

Mets Shut Down David Wright
David Wright has had persistent inflammation in his rotator cuff, and will miss the final 17 games of the season.

ESPN.com

Mets Considering Changes To Citi Field's Dimensions
The Mets calculated that moving in the fences in right- and right-center would have added seven home runs to Curtis Granderson's total this season.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Mets To Shut Down Matt Harvey
Matt Harvey will throw a few more bullpen sessions before being shut down by the Mets, according to a source.

Kristie Ackert/New York Daily News

Mets 'A Little Surprised' At Lack Of Colon Trade Talk
Bartolo Colon reportedly cleared waivers, making him available to be traded freely, but the Mets found minimal interest in Colon, who is due $11 million next season.

Marc Craig/Newsday