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12/24/2014 | Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

Mets third baseman David Wright called the two sons of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos on Wednesday, according to a report. He invited the boys to training camp and offered them a spot in the dugout for spring games.


12/23/2014 | Mets prospect Mazzilli suspended

Major League Baseball has suspended Mets prospect L.J. Mazzilli 50 games for a second positive test of a "drug of abuse," in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment program.


12/23/2014 | At Christmas, family rules all for Cuddyer

Michael Cuddyer, who signed a two-year deal with the Mets almost immediately after free agency opened in November, makes family a priority in the offseason -- especially during the holidays.


12/22/2014 | Mets announce 2015 postgame concert series

The Steve Miller Band and Heart will headline the Mets' 2015 Saturday night Postgame Concert Series, the team has announced.


12/19/2014 | Yanks land reliever Germen in deal with Mets

The Yankees acquired right-handed reliever Gonzalez Germen from the Mets on Friday in exchange for cash considerations.


12/19/2014 | Sources: Rockies, Mets not actively talking Tulo

CBSSports.com reported on Friday that the Rockies and Mets are "quietly discussing" a possible deal involving shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but went on to say talks are "in the early stages with several hurdles to go." Two sources with knowledge of the situation insisted to MLB.com that the teams aren't in active discussions.


12/16/2014 | Mets host NYC kids for annual holiday party

The holiday season was in full swing at Citi Field on Tuesday, as the Mets hosted more than 150 schoolchildren for their annual Kids Holiday Party.


12/16/2014 | Hot Stove likely to remain on simmer until new year

Though it remains likely that the Mets will try to deal a starting pitcher at some point this offseason, general manager Sandy Alderson doesn't anticipate any potential trade taking place until at least January.


12/15/2014 | Inbox: Why would the Mets want to trade Gee?

Why is Dillon Gee the guy the Mets want to trade? Would it make sense for the Mets to go to a six-man rotation? Beat reporter Anthony DiComo answers these questions and more in the Inbox.


12/12/2014 | Minor Leaguer Seratelli to play in Japan in 2015

Anthony Seratelli, the infielder who attempted to become a 31-year-old rookie for the Mets last season, has signed on to play for the Seibu Lions in Japan. Seratelli announced the signing via Twitter.


12/11/2014 | Mets leave Winter Meetings with work to do

The first tangible piece of the Mets' Winter Meetings plan fell into place Thursday, as they agreed to terms on a one-year deal with outfielder John Mayberry Jr., acquiring the right-handed bat that they coveted. But the major items that populated their agenda coming into the Meetings remained unsolved.


12/11/2014 | Mets sign lefty Rice to Minor League deal

The Mets have reunited with a popular clubhouse figure, signing left-handed reliever Scott Rice to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.


12/11/2014 | Mets select left-hander Gilmartin in Rule 5 Draft

Still seeking to fill out their bullpen with a second left-hander, the Mets added a candidate to the mix when they selected Sean Gilmartin from the Twins in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.


12/11/2014 | Source: Mets agree on one-year deal with Mayberry

The Mets addressed one of their primary needs before leaving the Winter Meetings on Thursday, agreeing to terms with outfielder John Mayberry Jr. on a one-year contract worth $1.45 million. The deal is pending a physical, according to a source.


12/10/2014 | Right offer for Gee has yet to surface

It is still likely that New York will trade Dillon Gee or one of its other starting pitchers soon, perhaps even before leaving the Winter Meetings on Thursday, and Sandy Alderson is hopeful it will happen.


12/9/2014 | Mets hitting snag in search for shortstop upgrade

The Mets' shortstop search has become a process of elimination. Only so many options existed at the start. Now, two days into the Winter Meetings, enough of that pool has dried up to threaten the entire enterprise. In essence, general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday, the trade market has become "increasingly limited."


12/8/2014 | Trading Gee would give Mets flexibility

Although the Mets still hope to upgrade at shortstop and procure a left-handed reliever and right-handed bench bat, they have focused most of their early energy at the Winter Meetings trying to trade Dillon Gee.


12/8/2014 | Closer job Parnell's to lose, but only when he's healthy

Stressing that the closer's job is "Bobby's to lose" but also noting that Bobby Parnell could actually begin the season on the disabled list, manager Terry Collins painted the picture of a wide-open closer's competition heading into Spring Training.


12/8/2014 | Collins knows 2015 is a make-or-break season

Terry Collins understands that the time for bashfulness has passed. Even if the Mets make only incremental upgrades to their roster from now until Spring Training, they expect to win next summer. And so Collins knows that 2015 may very well make or break him as a manager.


12/8/2014 | Haircut from deGrom included in Mets' charity auction

Few aspects of the Mets' 2014 season garnered more attention than Jacob deGrom, the eventual National League Rookie of the Year Award winner. Few aspects of deGrom's presence garnered more attention than his hair. Apparently deGrom's hair expertise is not limited to his own; as part of Major League Baseball's Stand Up To Cancer initiative at the Winter Meetings, fans can bid on -- among dozens of other items -- a date to make deGrom their personal barber.


12/8/2014 | No one elected to Hall of Fame by Golden Era Committee

No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday by the museum's Golden Era Committee. Tony Oliva and Dick Allen came the closest, each receiving 11 of 16 votes, one shy of the 75 percent needed for election.


12/8/2014 | Mets hope to continue busy offseason at Meetings

For weeks, the Mets have talked of their plan to search for a shortstop upgrade, the most significant piece remaining in what they foresee as a critical offseason. Now, with boots on the ground in San Diego, they can finally accelerate that process.


12/5/2014 | Winter Meetings chance for Mets to evaluate options

There is a decent chance the Mets do little of consequence at the Winter Meetings, which run Monday through Thursday in San Diego. The markets for the types of players they are trying to acquire may not fully form until January, and the Mets often wait until late in the winter to round out their roster. But that hardly means the meetings will be worthless for Sandy Alderson and company.


12/4/2014 | Roessler joins Mets as assistant hitting coach

The Mets rounded out their coaching staff Thursday with a name familiar to hitting coach Kevin Long, naming Pat Roessler their assistant hitting coach.


12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).




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