12/11/2013 | Big deals done, Mets look to trading Davis or Duda
General manager Sandy Alderson has two left-handed-hitting first basemen on his roster and would ideally like to deal one of them for a young, controllable pitcher. Yet he cautioned on Wednesday that he will not make a deal just to make a deal.
12/11/2013 | Mets agree to two-year deal with Colon
The Mets moved to bolster their starting rotation on Wednesday, agreeing to a two-year, $20 million contract with free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon. The deal is pending a physical.
12/10/2013 | Source: Hefner near Minors deal with Mets
The Mets have agreed to a Minor League deal with right-hander Jeremy Hefner after non-tendering him last week, according to a source. The team has not commented on the deal because it is not yet official.
12/10/2013 | Mets hoping for all clear after Parnell checkup
Bobby Parnell, who underwent surgery in September to remove a herniated disk from his neck, is scheduled for a checkup next week with the doctor who performed his operation. If all goes well, according to Mets manager Terry Collins, he could be cleared to resume baseball activities for the first time since his surgery.
12/10/2013 | Collins has faith in Tejada as starting shortstop
Saying be believes Ruben Tejada has "learned a tremendous lesson," Mets manager Terry Collins on Tuesday expressed comfort with the idea of using Tejada as his Opening Day shortstop.
12/10/2013 | GIBBYs honor Harvey as Breakout Pitcher of Year
Matt Harvey did more than enough to win MLB.com's Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Award for Breakout Pitcher of the Year, besting a field of some of the game's brightest young stars.
12/10/2013 | The New Yorker's Angell wins Spink Award
Roger Angell, a senior editor at The New Yorker magazine and a longtime spinner of feature-length baseball yarns, was voted the winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in the annual balloting among members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday.
12/9/2013 | Mets weighing options with trade possibilities
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson met Monday with Brewers GM Doug Melvin, among others, to discuss a potential trade of first basemen Ike Davis or Lucas Duda, and the logic there is simple: whichever player the Mets deal, the other one would become their starting first baseman (likely in a platoon with right-handed-hitting Josh Satin).
12/9/2013 | Mets unlikely to give starting pitcher multiyear deal
Among others, the Mets met Monday with the agent for Bartolo Colon, baseball's best free-agent starter who might accept a one-year deal. An agreement with the Mets seems unlikely, given the 40-year-old Colon's expected salary demands -- if not a multiyear contract, perhaps an eight-figure price tag -- and the team's payroll restrictions.
12/9/2013 | Forde an inspiration behind Mets' efforts to SU2C
When Mets media relations staffer Shannon Forde was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in Aug. 2012, the baseball world rallied around her so quickly and thoroughly that she became almost embarrassed by all the attention. As usual, Forde will be on the Mets' collective minds this week, as Major League Baseball supports Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) with an MLB.com auction.
12/9/2013 | La Russa, Torre, Cox going into Hall of Fame
Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era Committee.
12/8/2013 | Alderson looks to make waves at Meetings
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was scheduled to touch down in Orlando late Sunday afternoon, make the quick drive to Disney and settle into the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort. Once settled, he planned to resume the process that he started last week by signing Curtis Granderson. Alderson's objective: Continue to make an offseason splash.
12/6/2013 | Active Winter Meetings likely for Alderson, Mets
For the first time since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager following the 2010 season, the Mets are making some legitimate Hot Stove noise.
12/4/2013 | Next year's Draft deeper, packed with pitchers
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
12/3/2013 | Granderson, Mets have get-to-know-you meeting
Mets GM Sandy Alderson dined with Granderson on Sunday night in San Diego, touching base with a power-hitting outfielder who could fill one of the team's most pressing needs.
12/3/2013 | Backman to return as Triple-A Las Vegas manager
Following yet another round of speculation that he might leave, Wally Backman will return to the Mets organization to manage Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014, the 51s announced on Tuesday.
12/3/2013 | Alderson needs to get creative at Winter Meetings
When Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and his colleagues descend upon the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort next week for the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., they will do so with an aggressive agenda.
12/1/2013 | Mets looking to hold serve at tender deadline
Before Monday's deadline, the Mets will tender contracts to most of the players in that eligible group, setting themselves up to exchange salary figures in early January and eventually agree to new contracts.