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Monday, December 11, 2017

Mets Rumors: Mets To Trade Harvey For Reliever?

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According to Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News, the Mets have talked to at least two teams about the possibility of trading Matt Harvey for a reliever. The Mets want to address the bullpen needs and apparently, Harvey has fallen out of favor of the Mets brass. Many reports have said that they would like to trade one of their young talented arms such as Robert Gsellman or Seth Lugo, but it seems the Mets are more likely to keep them instead.

The Mets would also like to add a second baseman and an outfielder/first basemen. If the Mets acquire a first baseman, it's more likely to compliment Dominic Smith than totally disband him from the roster completely as Sandy Alderson has mentioned yesterday in front of the media.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Mets Rumors: Mets Will Try To Fill Their Voids At Winter Meetings

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Mets could trade for Kipnis to play 2B

Mets Rumors: Mets Will Try To Fill Their Voids At Winter Meetings

The New York Mets will enter the GM Winter Meetings looking to fill their team with voids left from trading players last season. The Mets will look to add to their bullpen, outfield/first base, and infield either at second base or third base.

The Mets so far this off-season have lost out on trying to acquire names like Dee Gordon, Mike Minor, Shohei Ohtani. So they can take them off their holiday shopping list.

The Mets seem to be looking to bolster their pen which could help their starters pitch shorter games and keep them healthier than they were in the past. New manager Mickey Callaway could have an impact on which relievers will look to acquire as they try to pluck some names from last years Cleveland roster in Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith. But the search will not end there as they can reunite with reliever Addison Reed or go in a totally different direction with names out there like Brandon Morrow and Luke Gregerson on the free agent market.

The first base situation is a sticky one. The Mets already have a prospect in Dominic Smith, but the teams brass was not impressed in his audition with the club last season. The Mets know he can be a good player, but he has to show he can do it at the Major League level. The Mets could look to add insurance to Smith by adding a versatile player that can play both first base and the outfield. Jay Bruce proved this last season before being traded that he could be that player, but the Mets could look to someone who will not command such a large paycheck. The Mets could have eyes on a player like Adam Lind or Mitch Moreland to fit the bill. Carlos Santana could also be on the radar and the Mets view him as a difference maker and would command his value in years, so the Mets would certainly have to trade Smith for other needs to the team.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mets Rumors: Mets Looking To Bolster Bullpen

Image result for bryan shaw Mets Rumors: Mets Looking To Bolster Bullpen

The Mets are shopping to add arms to the bullpen. Mike Puma of the NY Post says the Mets are looking for arms that new Mets manager Mickey Callaway has worked with in the past. So in that, the Mets seem to be looking to pluck some of the former arms he had on the Cleveland Indians like free agents Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith.

Other options the Mets seem interested in are Mike Minor and Addison Reed, who pitched for the Mets before getting traded to the Red Sox.

One proven reliever is imperative to add to the bullpen which will feature Jeurys Familia, AJ Ramos, and Jerry Blevins in the late innings next season. But Ideally, general manager Sandy Alderson who has spoken about his desire to limit many of his starting pitcher's exposure to two times through the batting order, so that would require adding two bullpen arms.

Shaw, 30, is a workhorse — he led the AL in appearances three of the last four seasons — and would give the Mets flexibility in the seventh and eighth innings. The right-hander went 4-6 with a 3.52 ERA and 1.213 WHIP in 79 appearances last season for the Indians, where Callaway was the pitching coach.

Mets Rumors: Mets Searching For Right 2B

Image result for neil walker metsMets Rumors: Mets Searching For The Right 2B

The New York Mets who are shopping this off-season for a second baseman. The Mets according to Mike Puma of the NY Post have many options on the table.

According to Puma, the Mets have free agent Neil Walker high on their priority list. Walker who was traded from the Mets to the Brewers last August. Walker does know his way around the Mets locker room and the city of New York.

The Mets also have trade options to fall back on, with names such as Jason Kipnis, Ian Kinsler and Dee Gordon available — but signing a free agent would allow the team to preserve trade chips that might be needed to address other areas.

Walker, 32, accepted a qualifying offer from the Mets worth $17.2 million before last season, and the two sides worked toward an extension before negotiations broke down early in spring training and never regained serious momentum.

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