The emergence of young catcher John Ryan Murphy helped make Francisco Cervelli expendable, especially with Cervelli due for a big raise in arbitration to a seven-figure salary.
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous choice for his third NL Cy Young Award, and Cleveland’s Corey Kluber edged Seattle’s Felix Hernandez to win the AL honor for the first time.
In honor of Jacob deGrom being named the National League Rookie of the Year, we take a look at the five Mets who’ve claimed that title throughout the franchise’s history.
The Santo Domingo native spent seven years with the San Diego Padres organization, never reaching the majors, then was claimed off waivers by the Giants last Nov. 27.
“I think we should be able to make it to the playoffs next year, and hopefully get to the World Series,” the 26-year-old told reporters on Tuesday.
Spring training is more than three months from now, and already the spotlight is on Alex Rodriguez. Third base? First base? Designated hitter? The bench?
Michael Cuddyer is a blue-collar, day-to-day grinder who’s an incredibly positive influence in the clubhouse. And then there’s his big bat.
It’s time to ease up on Sandy Alderson. Not forever, mind you. But for the next 15 minutes or so of this offseason, the Mets GM gets a respite from criticism.
Michael Cuddyer frequently hears from longtime pal David Wright in the offseason, often about potential trades in their fantasy football leagues.
Jeff Bridich refuted a report from Yahoo! Sports, and several media members added their own tweets Monday that said the Rockies and Mets had no such discussions.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman isn’t sure what kind of deal David Robertson is looking for this winter. He’ll find out soon enough after the closer turned down a $15.3 million qualifying offer.
Eager to go on a long-overdue playoff run, the Mets realized they owed their pitching staff — and fans — a proven hitter. On Monday, they got one.
Luckily for us, the all-knowing Eddie Scozzare was on hand to clear things up.
Not bad for a kid who wasn’t talked about much in spring training. The Mets’ Jacob deGrom completed a fairy tale season on Monday by winning the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
In what was expected to be a quiet offseason from a spending standpoint, the Mets surprised many on Monday by signing veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer.