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New York Mets, Houston Astros discussions via Carlos Correa deal have 'fizzled' Brodie Van Wagenen certainly falls into the "craving Carlos Correa" camp, as Andy Martino's report that the New York Mets and Houston Astros began negotiations back in November ran wild this hot stove season. But now, any idea of Correa in Queens should not be taken too seriously.

New York Mets: Zack Wheeler Year in Review Zack Wheeler has moved on from the New York Mets and on to the rival Philadelphia Phillies. He had another productive 2019 season which earned him the lucrative contract from the Phillies. Wheeler was one of four Mets starters to make over 30 starts and helped get them back in the playoff race in the second half of the season.

New York Mets Could 'Listen' On Trade For Marcus Stroman According to Andy Martino of SNY, with the New York Mets now having signed starting pitchers Michael Wacha and Rick Porcello, it will allow them to "listen harder" on a potential trade for starting pitchers Marcus Stroman and Steven Matz.

Mets' Excuses To Not Spend Dwindle After Restructuring Cespedes' Deal The New York Mets agreed to a settlement with Yoenis Cespedes on Friday night that stunned the baseball world as he took a significant salary cut as part of the agreement due to an impending hearing on the injury he sustained at his ranch.

Mets Have To Make Rick Porcello, Michael Wacha Situation Work The New York Mets addressed one of their many roster needs at this week's Winter Meetings, adding right-hander Michael Wacha on a low-risk, high-reward, $3 million base salary to help shore up Zack Wheeler's absence in the rotation.

Where could the New York Mets go after Yoenis Cespedes savings? The New York Mets are now officially under the luxury tax thanks to their renegotiated contract with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The deal came after the Mets filed a grievance against Cespedes for the circumstances of his broken ankle, which came on his ranch in Florida despite the fact he was supposed to be rehabbing previous heel surgeries.

New York Mets: Brodie Van Wagenen understood SP market well before anybody else But every decision was clearly diagnosable and so many decisions, such as having Pete Alonso on the Opening Day roster, for instance, worked out exceedingly well and can be directly attributed to his outstanding decision-making skills. His critics point to certain comments and poke fun.

MLB News: Manfred Threatens to Drop Minor League Baseball As detailed by Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred threatened on Friday night to drop their affiliation with minor league baseball.

New York Mets have solved their starting pitching depth questions for now By signing Michael Wacha and Rick Porcello, the New York Mets addressed any questions there were about the team's lack of starting pitching depth.

Let's find the Mets a relief pitcher, Part 3 If you look deeper at the reliever market, there are some pitchers who didn't perform all that well in 2019 and are certainly considered risky, but players who could provide a tremendous reward to the Mets should they rebound and pitch to their career norms.

MMO Exclusive: LHP, Kevin Smith Kevin Smith has been in the New York Mets' organization since June of 2018 when the team selected him in the seventh round of the MLB Draft out of the University of Georgia. The left-hander started his minor league career with the Brooklyn Cyclones where he impressed many over a span of 12 appearances.

Mets: Why a multiplayer trade deal with the Royals makes sense The most glaring areas on the roster that need to be addressed first are the bullpen followed by the catcher position.

Getting to know Michael Wacha On the surface, he seemed to improve after he returned to the rotation in August, with a 3.95 ERA over the last two months of the season, but his peripherals remained largely unchanged and he finished the year with a FIP almost a full run higher than his 4.75 ERA, while averaging barely four innings per start in that time.

A look at the New York Mets' outfield: will Cespedes contribute in 2020? The wild card here is Yoenis Cespedes. The 34-year-old outfielder is currently rehabbing from surgery on both of his heels in 2018 and several fractures in his right ankle in May, when he fell into a hole on his ranch. The Mets restructured Cespedes deal and will save, according to reports, nearly $10 million.

New York Mets: Brodie Van Wagenen can be questioned; his creativity cannot be Everything about New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen can be questioned… other than his creativity.

New York Mets: Why Noah Syndergaard will be better in 2020 According to Fangraphs' pitch value chart, Syndergaard had four different offerings with positive ratings: his fastball slider curveball and changeup He also kept missing bats: while he didn't quite post his 2016's career high of 14.2 SwStrk%, he had 12.5.

Amazin’ Avenue Winter Meetings Special, Day Five: Finale After, they review the Mets moves during the last few days, and discuss the state of the roster as it stands, and the remaining moves they feel need to be made before the season starts. They wrap up by discussing the Yoenis Cespedes contract settlement, and initial reactions.

Mets Police Morning Laziness: and the horse you rode in on SLACKISH REACTION: Hey there's actually a lot today. Let's start with this which is what everyone is talking about. First of all, I want to put that tweet in the Twitter HOF. It gives us all the information with no nonsense. Kinda like the morning laziness one might say.

Mets Morning News: Mets play Wachamole with luxury tax Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

MLB Rumor Roundup: Nationals Shift Focus To Donaldson Nationals eyeing Josh Donaldson. The Washington Nationals are the latest team to be in on Josh Donaldson, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. As Heyman notes, they would welcome the addition of Kris Bryant but have no intention of trading Victor Robles in a deal for the Chicago Cubs third baseman.

Two Mets moves Brodie Van Wagenen should make to improve the bullpen Starling Marte has been the name most mentioned when talking about players the Mets should acquire this offseason, but the real issue that Brodie Van Wagenen needs to address is the bullpen. In 2019, the Mets bullpen posted a combined 4.95 ERA, good for 25th in the league.

Morning Briefing: Mets Stay Active After Winter Meetings First reported by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets have renegotiated his contract for the 2020 season. The two parties came to this agreement as a grievance settlement regarding Cespedes' injury on his ranch.

Mets fans will gladly join the Dark Side and begin their own Evil Empire Ask any New York Mets fan and they would gladly join the Dark Side if it meant a championship. There aren’t too many teams in sports more loathed than th…

New York Mets add a new chapter to the strange Yoenis Cespedes saga New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had his contract restructured as a result of his mysterious injury while already injured in 2019.

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