Mets Now Willing To Pay Some of Colon’s Salary?

The Mets are willing to absorb roughly $2MM of Bartolo Colon‘s remaining salary in order to facilitate a trade, sources tell Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Colon, who earns $9MM in 2014 and $11MM in 2015, has about $14.25MM remaining on his contract at this time. However, Martino also reports that the growing sense is that if Colon is to

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Mets Top Pick Michael Conforto Finally Signs On The Dotted Line

The New York Mets finally have a deal with their top pick in the MLB draft after weeks of holdups, according to WFAN and baseball insider Jon Heyman. The agreement with Michael Conforto, which was delayed due to “sticky language issues,” is pending a physical, Heyman reported. Conforto was selected out of Oregon State with the 10th overall pick in

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Mets Top Pick Michael Conforto Close To Signing

Update: Conforto recently tweeted that he hasn’t actually signed yet, still waiting on the final word. Earlier today Jim Callis of Baseball America has reported the Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick, Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto, to a deal with a bonus of $2,970,800, the exact slot value assigned to that pick. Although he is a college bat with

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Mets Manager Terry Collins Will Never Get It

Here’s what Mets manager Terry Collins said about infielder Wilmer Flores before the game against the Cardinals on Wednesday. “We’ve got to start winning. We don’t have time to develop players right at the moment.” It’s amazing that Collins would make such an admission even though most of us have always known he is clueless when it comes to player development and is the

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Reyes and Thole Say Playing For The Mets Is Tough

Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes said he feels sorry for his former teammate David Wrightwrites Anthony Rieber of Newsday. “After a little while, you just want to win,” Reyes said. “It’s not about the money, because we are already set. We’ve got a contract and it’s now about winning. We’re not getting any younger, you know? What is he, 31? I’m 31. I want

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The Noah Syndergaard Injury Scare Seems Over For Now

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson looked a relieved man as he confirmed Noah Syndergaard’s MRI results had revealed no structural damage to the pitcher’s right arm. The Mets’ No. 1 overall prospect was taken out of action in late May after suffering a flexor-pronator strain in his right forearm. While the injury isn’t a serious one for pitchers,

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Mets Continue To Lack Consistent Offense

Why do I always get my hopes up that the Mets will turn things around? Why do I continue to get duped into thinking they will begin to hit consistently? This seems to be an ongoing theme with each passing season for the Amazins. When the team pulled within one game of .500, I began to think they might push

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If Flores hits, he is in Line To Be Mets Starting Shortstop

2013 was a big year for Mets’ big-hitting youngster, Wilmer Flores. The Venezuelan finally broke into the majors after seasons spent in the A leagues and excelled through August when manager, Terry Collins, handed him a consistent string of games. Last year, his role was at second base, a much more relaxed position in comparison to shortstop. Yet news filtering

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Alderson’s hitting approach still not breeding success

Mets beat reporter Marc Carig of Newsday, took an in depth look at Sandy Alderson’s organizational approach to hitting that included several insights and quotes from Terry Collins, Minor League Director Dick Scott, VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta, and players David Wright and Brandon Nimmo. There is no room for deviation. So the Mets gather their hitters in the same

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Curtis Granderson is a member of the 20-20-20-20 club

Baseball Digest once called the 20-20-20-20 club the most exclusive in all of baseball. It is actually so rare that only four players have been a part of it in baseball history. Back in 2007, our very own Curtis Granderson became a member of this exclusive club as a member of the Detroit Tigers, and put his rare skill set on full

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Alderson Has Done A Poor Job assembling bullpens with the Mets

Not once during Sandy Alderson’s tenure as general manager with the Mets has he pieced together anything close to an adequate bullpen, writes Marc Carig of Newsday. And as the Mets begin their fourth season under Alderson, it’s unclear whether that will change any time soon. “The bullpen has not been good over the last several years,” Alderson said before a

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Collins Hints At Eric Young Jr Sliding to the Bench

Before last night’s loss to the Rockies, Terry Collins addressed reporters and did a little backpedaling regarding his proposed four man outfield rotation. “I don’t mind it for awhile,” Collins said. “I think in the long run, you’ve got to have three guys you’re going to run out there. To pick and choose your spots and who should play when,

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