New York Mets Wiretap

Mets, Jacob deGrom Agree To One-Year, $17M Deal

Jan 12, 2019 2:29 AM

NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary.

The deal was agreed to Friday before the pitcher and team were to exchange proposed salaries in arbitration. It also set a mark for a pitcher eligible for arbitration for the third time.

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Jed Lowrie Agrees To Two-Year, $20M Deal With Mets

Jan 10, 2019 7:22 PM

Jed Lowrie has agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with the New York Mets.

Lowrie is coming off the best year of his career, setting highs with 23 home runs, 99 RBIs and 78 walks as the surprising Oakland A's made the postseason.

Lowrie will join an infield that already includes the newly acquired Robinson Cano at second base, Todd Frazier at third base and Jeff McNeil in a utility role

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Tags: New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Mets Likely To Wait On Extension For Jacob deGrom

Jan 9, 2019 8:10 AM

The New York Mets want to work out a contract extension for Jacob deGrom, but an agreement is unlikely to come anytime soon.

The Mets are likely to settle deGrom's contract for 2019 before discussing a long-term deal.

The deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures is Friday.

deGrom made $7.4 million last season.

Mike Puma/New York Post

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

Mets Among Those Interested In Brian Dozier

Jan 9, 2019 8:00 AM

The New York Mets have checked in on Brian Dozier as the second baseman has been drawing increased interest lately.

The Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals are interested in Dozier as well.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

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

Mets Add Hector Santiago On Minor League Deal

Jan 9, 2019 7:42 AM

The New York Mets have agreed to a Minor League contract with Hector Santiago.

The left-hander will make $2 million if added to the 40-man Major League roster as part of the agreement.

Santiago, 31, would be able to earn $400,000 in performance bonuses: $100,000 each for five, 10, 20 and 25 starts.

Associated Press

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

David Wright Sticking With Mets As Special Advisor

Jan 8, 2019 7:54 AM

The New York Mets have announced that David Wright will take a job in the team's front office.

Wright will be special advisor to chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.

"I again want to thank the Wilpon and Katz families for everything they have done for myself and my family," Wright said in a statement. "I will always be tremendously grateful for the way the fans treated me because playing in this city and for this team was a dream come true."

Wright, 36, has been sidelined for significant periods of time by injuries over the last four seasons.


Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Indians Acquire Catcher Kevin Plawecki From Mets

Jan 7, 2019 1:24 AM

The Cleveland Indians have replenished their bare catching cupboard.

After trading top prospect Francisco Mejia and All-Star catcher Yan Gomes last year, the Indians had a void behind the plate and filled it Sunday by acquiring catcher Kevin Plawecki in a trade with the New York Mets.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Mets Acquire Keon Broxton

Jan 5, 2019 11:34 PM

The Mets acquired outfielder Keon Broxton for reliever Bobby Wahl and two prospects, right-hander Adam Hill and infielder Felix Valerio, on Saturday.

Broxton, who is out of options, played parts of three seasons for the Brewers and hit 20 home runs as a free-swinging regular in 2017, but he mostly distinguished himself with his defense. He made one of the Brewers' most athletic plays last season, leaping at the center-field wall to take away a home run from the Twins' Brian Dozier in a one-run victory on July 4 at Miller Park, and was often inserted for defensive purposes late in the season as the Brewers chased the National League Central title.

Tags: New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Noah Syndergaard Demonstrates Loyalty To Mets On Instagram

Dec 17, 2018 7:56 AM

Noah Syndergaard has been the subject of trade rumors recently, but the right-hander displayed his loyalty to the New York Mets on Instagram this weekend.

Syndergaard has been linked to the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins in trade possibilities.

Under a photo of himself in his Mets' uniform, Syndergaard posted: "My Team, Our Colors, New York's Future."

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Reports: Mets, Wilson Ramos Agree To Two-Year, $19M Deal

Dec 16, 2018 9:26 PM

The Mets continued their busy offseason Sunday, agreeing to a two-year contract with veteran catcher Wilson Ramos, according to multiple reports.

The deal is pending a physical. Once completed, it will be worth a total of $19 million, according to Fancred.

Ramos, who was acquired by the Phillies from the Rays at July's trade deadline, is solid defensively and is a proven commodity offensively with a career .273 batting average and 109 home runs.

Tags: New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Jeurys Familia Returning To Mets On Three-Year, $30M Deal
New York traded the right-hander to Oakland on July 21.


Mets Making Push To Acquire J.T. Realmuto
The Marlins consider the Mets the front-runner to acquire the catcher, according to one source.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Mets Hire Chili Davis As Hitting Coach
Chili Davis was the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs last season under Joe Maddon.

Mets Interested In A.J. Pollock
The Mets are interested in A.J. Pollock as a target in free agency.

MLB Network Radio

Mets Wanted To 'Block' Edwin Diaz From Phillies
The Mets aggressively pursued Edwin Diaz in part to "block" the Phillies from trading for the closer, says Jeff Wilpon.


Reports: Mariners, Mets Complete Seven-Player Deal
The M's have agreed to trade Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to the Mets in exchange for Jay Bruce and several prospects.

Mets Close To Deal With Mariners For Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz
Robinson Cano is owed $120 million and the Mariners could send additional money in the deal.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Mariners 'Actively Trying' To Trade Robinson Cano
The Mariners have reportedly engaged with the Mets and Yankees about a deal.


Mets Hire Jim Riggleman As Bench Coach
The Mets have hired Jim Riggleman as bench coach under Mickey Callaway.

Associated Press

Mets Release Jenrry Mejia
Jenrry Mejia was suspended three times for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy.

Associated Press

Mets Won't Deal Noah Syndergaard For Package Of Prospects
Noah Syndergaard is receiving significant trade interest this offseason, but the Mets won't deal him for a package of prospects.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Jacob deGrom, Blake Snell Win Cy Young Awards
Both deGrom and Snell earned their first Cy Young award.

RealGM Staff Report

J.P. Ricciardi Leaving Mets
J.J. Ricciardi was hired as a special assistant to Sandy Alderson in November 2010.

Mets Say Tim Tebow Will Start Next Season At Triple-A
After hitting .273 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 84 games for Double-A Binghamton this past season, the Mets will have Tim Tebow begin 2019 with Triple-A Syracuse.

Associated Press

Padres May Attempt To Land Front-Line Starter
The Padres have a deep farm system and Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggests that A.J. Preller could use it to acquire a front-line starting pitcher.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Union, Officials Have Concerns About Brodie Van Wagenen As Mets GM
There are concerns being expressed by both the union and Major League officials about how Brodie Van Wagenen can avoid conflicts as the new general manager of the Mets.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Mets Close To Naming Brodie Van Wagenen GM
The Mets and agent Brodie Van Wagenen appear close to completing a deal that would make him the next GM.

Doug Melvin Would Likely Keep Mickey Callaway
If hired as the Mets new GM, Doug Melvin likely would retain Mickey Callaway as manager.

Mets' GM Finalists Named
Brodie Van Wagenen, Doug Melvin, and Chaim Bloom appear to be the finalists for the Mets' GM position.

Ben Cherington, Matt Arnold, Scott Sharp Candidates To Run Giants
The Giants are looking for a new general manager to take over for Bobby Evans, who was let go after 25 years with the club.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe