New York Mets' manager Terry Collins told reporters at the Winter Meetings yesterday that Tim Tebow will play for the Mets in spring training games, MetsBlog.com reports. Tebow, who signed a minor league deal with the Mets this season, will play with the big leaguers in some games even if he is on the minor league side of camp.
Teams have been calling the New York Mets to inquire about the availability of starting pitcher Robert Gsellman, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson has told those teams that he is not interested in moving Gsellman right now.
The New York Mets have been busy at the Winter Meetings examining the market for relief pitching, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Improving the bullpen is a priority for the Mets this winter, and they may be looking to add at least two or three relievers to the group by the end of the offseason.
The New York Mets caught a break when the Washington Nationals failed to complete a deal with the Chicago White Sox to acquire ace lefty Chris Sale. Sale was dealt to the Boston Red Sox instead for four prospects, leaving the Nationals empty handed in their pursuit of a big splash.
The New York Mets are interested in free agent reliever Brad Ziegler, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Ziegler, who pitched to a 2.25 ERA for two teams in 2016, could be a good fit in the bullpen as a late inning reliever with closing experience.
The New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles have been discussing potential trade scenarios, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. A potential deal could see the Mets trade one of their left handed hitting outfielders (Curtis Granderson or Jay Bruce) to the Orioles for a relief pitcher such as All Star righty Brad Brach.
The New York Mets began the Winter Meetings shopping outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson as they look to clear their logjam in the corner outfield. The general sentiment is that the Mets want to keep Granderson, who is drawing more interest than Bruce at the moment, but that they may not get a young reliever in a deal.
The New York Mets should be busy at the Winter Meetings, which kick off tomorrow in Washington, D.C. Among the things on Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson's agenda should be a trade of either Jay Bruce or Curtis Granderson and finding some bullpen help.
The New York Mets will name Pedro Lopez as the new manager of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Lopez, who has been the manager of the Mets' AA affiliate for the past four years, will replace former Met Wally Backman as the 51's manager.
New York Mets' starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is expected to resume throwing soon, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. deGrom told reporters at Citi Field on Friday that he feels good and should be ready to resume his throwing program soon.