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Date: Team: Pos:

Mets manager Terry Collins told the New York Post that in order to conserve innings, Matt Harvey might not pitch until the team's first home game.

The Mets' home opener falls on April 13th. Harvey's recovering from Tommy John surgery, having missed the 2014 season. While he's expected to be fully healthy for the 2015 campaign, the team would like to limit his innings and keeping him under wraps until the home opener would work toward that cause. It's also possible that they skip a few starts throughout the season. In 2013, Harvey struck out 191 in 178+ innings while posting a 2.27 ERA.
Dec 17 - 9:01 AM

Mets signed OF John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.

The deal also carries some performance-based incentives. Mayberry does well against left-handed pitching and should see semi-regular action in New York between the corner outfield spots and first base. Over the course of his career, he's hit .272/.323/.533 versus southpaws.
Dec 15 - 1:35 PM

Mets selected LHP Sean Gilmartin from the Twins in the Rule 5 draft.

Gilmartin was the pitcher the Twins got from the Braves for Ryan Doumit a year ago. The 24-year-old has little in the way of upside, and while he succeeded back in Double-A last season, he wasn't as impressive after returning to Triple-A, finishing 2-4 with a 4.28 ERA in 14 starts. In 2013, he had a 5.74 ERA in 17 Triple-A starts. He's not worth the roster spot for the Mets.
Dec 11 - 1:09 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mets have signed John Mayberry to a major league contract.

It's a one-year deal worth $1.45 million. Mayberry hits well against left-handed pitching and fit the Mets' need for a right-handed player who can cover the corner outfield spots and handle some first base.
Dec 11 - 11:21 AM

Mets re-signed LHP Scott Rice to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

Rice had surgery in July to remove a bone spur from his elbow, limiting him to just 13 2/3 innings this past season. The 33-year-old will have a shot to win a bullpen spot in spring.
Dec 10 - 10:21 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Rockies are among the teams interested in Mets starter Dillon Gee.

The Padres, Rangers, Giants, Twins, and Royals have all been floated as potential landing spots for Gee, and now we can add Colorado to the list. The Rockies are in desperate need of starting pitching, and they probably like Gee because he carries two more years of arbitration eligibility. Gee, 28, had a 4.00 ERA with a 94/43 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings this past season for the Mets.
Dec 10 - 4:23 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are interested in Eric Young, Jr.

However, Young is attracting a lot of interest on the open market and Grant writes that the Rangers might have already been outbid. The 29-year-old was non-tendered by the Mets last week after batting .229/.299/.311 with 30 steals over 100 games this past season.
Dec 10 - 2:56 PM

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Padres have at least "kicked the tires" on Dillon Gee and/or Jonathan Niese.

The Mets would prefer to move Gee and have had also had discussions with the Rangers, Giants, Twins, and Royals. Nothing is considered imminent. The Padres are reportedly discussing their own starters with a number of teams in hopes of landing a bat, so they are a strange match for Gee or Niese.
Dec 10 - 1:40 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports hears that the Rangers are "not enamored" by Mets right-hander Dillon Gee.

Multiple reports have linked the Rangers with Gee, but nothing appears close. The Mets are talking to other teams, including the Rockies and Twins. Gee is considered the most likely Mets' pitcher to be traded this winter, ahead of Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon.
Dec 10 - 11:22 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rockies, Twins and Rangers have spoken to the Mets about Dillon Gee.

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News has also said the Giants are in on the Mets' right-hander. Morosi notes that no deal appears to be imminent, which isn't a surprise since it appears the Mets are negotiating with multiple teams. MLBTradeRumors.com has projected Gee to make $5.1 million in arbitration this offseason.
Dec 9 - 11:26 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mets and Rangers are discussing a trade involving Dillon Gee.

The Mets are known to be shopping their pitchers, and Gee has been seen as the most likely to be dealt. The Rangers are looking for upgrades to their staff after being hit hard by injuries last season, and Gee would be a solid addition. For what it's worth, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News says there's "nothing close" on Gee and the Rangers are "one of several teams in the mix."
Dec 9 - 9:52 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is "in play" in trade talks.

The Mets are known to be looking at shortstop help and it sounds like they'd be willing to part with Syndergaard to get it. The 22-year-old right-hander had a disappointing 2014 season, posting a 4.60 ERA with 145 strikeouts over 133 frames in his first taste of Triple-A, but he remains one of the better pitching prospects in the game.
Dec 8 - 10:03 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Mets are "aggressively shopping" Dillon Gee.

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported earlier Monday that Gee was "slightly more likely" to be traded than Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese, but Rubin's language is much stronger. The Rangers and Royals are two teams known to have interest in the right-hander. Gee held a 4.00 ERA with a 94/43 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings this past season for the Mets.
Dec 8 - 7:54 PM

MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports that the Rangers are expected to talk to the Mets about Jon Niese and Dillon Gee and to the Marlins about Andrew Heaney and Nathan Eovaldi.

The Rangers are casting a wide net in their search for starting pitching, as they've also been connected to Andrew Cashner and Ian Kennedy. The Mets are shopping Niese, Gee and Bartolo Colon, with Gee being seen as the most likely to be dealt. It seems unlikely that the Marlins would deal Heaney, but they might listen on Eovaldi since he's reached arbitration.
Dec 8 - 7:13 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, and Vic Black will compete to be the team's closer in 2015.

Mejia should enter the competition as the favorite after serving in that role down the stretch this past season. He finished with 28 saves and registered a 2.72 ERA in 56 1/3 innings of relief. The 25-year-old had a 5.06 ERA in 37 1/3 innings as a starter. Bobby Parnell could also be in the mix for saves next summer once he returns from Tommy John surgery.


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