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Report: New York Mets Wouldn’t Trade Brandon Nimmo For Andrew McCutchen

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Report: New York Mets Wouldn’t Trade Brandon Nimmo For Andrew McCutchen Before the New York Mets signed Jay Bruce, they were exploring a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates for former All Star Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen was traded to the San Francisco Giants yesterday for a less than stellar return, leading some to speculate how much it would have cost the Mets to trade for him. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic provided that answer today, reporting that the Mets and Pirates couldn’t reach a deal for McCutchen when the Mets refused to part with Brandon...

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New York Mets Still Have A Lot of Work To Do To Improve The Roster

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog New York Mets Still Have A Lot of Work To Do To Improve The Roster The New York Mets finally started to make some moves to improve their team this week. The signing of outfielder Jay Bruce was met with tepid approval, while many fans were left to scratch their heads at the addition of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The two moves help give the Mets some more power and insurance at first, but the team still has a lot of holes they need to address in order to enter spring training with a...

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Adrian Gonzalez Signing Shows New York Mets’ Lack of Faith In Dominic Smith

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Adrian Gonzalez Signing Shows New York Mets’ Lack of Faith In Dominic Smith The New York Mets have waffled publicly about how they view first baseman Dominic Smith. General Manager Sandy Alderson delivered some harsh criticism early in the offseason, challenging Smith’s conditioning and noting that he did nothing to earn the first base job last September, but softened his tone as the winter progressed. The Mets’ actions have spoken louder than their words, however, as they seem highly motivated to find more options at first besides Smith. First, Jay Bruce returned with the...

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New York Mets Settle Arbitration Cases With Eight Players

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog New York Mets Settle Arbitration Cases With Eight Players The New York Mets took care of some business yesterday, settling their arbitration cases with eight players. The only player who didn’t reach a deal was starter Zack Wheeler, who is expected to go to arbitration later this month. Wheeler asked the Mets for a $1.9 million salary in 2018 while the team countered with an offer of $1.5 million. The Mets haven’t shown much wiggle room in their arbitration figures in recent years, opting to go to arbitration if the player doesn’t show much...

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Report: New York Mets Considering Reunion With Lucas Duda

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Report: New York Mets Considering Reunion With Lucas Duda It looks like the New York Mets are trying to get the band back together again. After re-signing Jay Bruce two days ago, the Mets are now considering a reunion with first baseman Lucas Duda, MetsBlog.com reports. The news was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Atlantic, who notes that the Mets are showing interest in Duda due to his on base skills. Duda spent his entire career with the Mets until last July, when they traded him to the Tampa Bay Rays for...

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Report:”Higher Up” Killed Mets’ Trade For Jason Kipnis Over Money

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Report:”Higher Up” Killed Mets’ Trade For Jason Kipnis Over Money After spending most of the offseason listening to criticism over their spending habits, the New York Mets attempted to change the narrative by bringing back Jay Bruce yesterday. The move was lauded as a solid one by the media, but it didn’t really do much to move the needle in the fandom, who want to see more. The fans had some of their fears validated by FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman this morning, who dropped a bomb of a report detailing a failed deal from...

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Jay Bruce Decides To Come Back To The New York Mets

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Jay Bruce Decides To Come Back To The New York Mets It turns out the New York Mets did sign a significant free agent after all. Outfielder Jay Bruce has agreed to return to the Mets on a three year deal, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports. The deal will pay Bruce $39 million, good for an average salary of $13 million a year. The move brings Bruce, who hit .254 with 36 homers and 101 RBI’s last season, back after he finished last season with the Cleveland Indians. The Mets reportedly outbid two other teams,...

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Report: Todd Frazier Says New York Mets Have Talked To Him About Signing

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Report: Todd Frazier Says New York Mets Have Talked To Him About Signing The New York Mets are at least open to the possibility of adding a third baseman after spending most of the offseason looking to improve at second. The cratering market for Mike Moustakas has made him a possibility, and former Yankee Todd Frazier would also be an excellent fit for them. Frazier spoke to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post and confirmed that both New York teams have spoken to him about signing with them for the upcoming season. While...

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Report: Jim Bowden Expects New York Mets To Sign At Least One “Significant” Free Agent

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Report: Jim Bowden Expects New York Mets To Sign At Least One “Significant” Free Agent If reports are to be believed, the New York Mets might be gearing up to make a late winter splash. The Hot Stove season has been very quiet for the Mets, who have done little other than add reliever Anthony Swarzak to the bullpen and sign a few minor league deals. The team has been heavily criticized by the media and its fan base in recent weeks over a slashed payroll, and now whispers are starting to emerge linking...

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